Diary of Unprecedented Times: Volume 3

Welcome to the third instalment of my lockdown diaries, or covid-19 diary, which I have simply called a diary of unprecedented times because who knows what will happen next! You  might notice that I have moved away from Roman Numerals in the title as it sounds like this series may…

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Diary of Unprecedented Times: Vol II

Let’s pick up where we left off in Volume I. Friday, March 27th I’m exhausted though and don’t wake til 10.30am. My last day of taking steroids and I am starting to feel stronger. By the time I come downstairs the kids are at the kitchen table in pyjamas doing…

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Diary of Unprecedented Times: Vol I

As I sit on my couch and type this I think about everything that has happened in the last few months. Two months ago I was in Richmond, Virginia visiting my friend. Today, I’m supposed to stay within 2km of my house unless my journey is essential. All local shops…

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Snapshot – March 2020

I’ve been meaning to blog for a while. I have lots of ideas, day trips, observations about my children as they grow up right before my eyes, lists of things. But I was sick, for what seemed like ages. Just as I would get better I’d relapse. Then I was…

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2019 – A Lookback

Every year I do a lookback on the highlights of the past year, using headings that originate from a long ago linky. 2019 had lots of great memories, I’ll get to them in a moment. Because,  for me, forevermore, 2019 will be the year that my dad died. He died…

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Life Goes On

Every now and then when things are floating along nicely something happens to stop you in your tracks. In the midst of pre-communion chaos, one call did it. Check-up. Kept in. Hospital stay. Tests.  Day release for the communion, “one of the great days out of my life” according to…

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Snapshot – June 2019

I decided to do a snapshot post, because, well, they’re easy posts to do but sometimes help me get a handle on things and I found this one that I had written in early June. If I don’t publish it it disappears so I’m going to hit publish and backdate…

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Snapshot ~ March 2019

I last did a snapshot post about two years ago- you can read it here. I happened on it lately and liked looking back over that little, well, snapshot of my life then so I decided to do another one, here goes. Listening to rehearsals for the school St Patrick’s…

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2018 on Bumbles of Rice: A Lookback

I’ve been doing annual blog lookbacks for the last few years, run as a linky by my friend Sadhbh on Where Wishes Come From. I’ve found them a great place to reflect and to look at what I’ve done on Bumbles of Rice in the previous year and to focus…

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