Modern life


Living, coping and observing in the age of Covid #2

02 Jan 2021: SAME old, same old. Here we go again. Back on the media roundabout as the familiar format for each year’s beginning is once more regurgitated. Not even all the shifts in lifestyles forced upon us by the pandemic’s restrictions and changes can bring about a fresh approach. Editors, producers, writers, bloggers and vloggers without a single new idea or approach among them. Unaware that January 2021 is NOT the same as January 2020. The world was different then. As it was twelve months before that. Continue reading

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Picture by Becca McChaffie, Unsplash WITHOUT fanfare my local M&S has today reopened its ground floor clothing, cosmetics and sundry items section. No shouty newspaper or TV campaigns. Almost a whisper; a soft opening as similar cautious events are described. Yet hardly had the doors slid open to provide access to its Food Hall than the other racks of non-essentials were being perused; busy fingers sorting through outerwear and underwear, items being fondled and considered. Lines were forming at the check-out counters. It was not yet nine-o’clock on a chilly and blustery morning but  buyers and sellers were already in full… Continue reading