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Barely a day after I had posted my last blog and something exciting happens. I’m watching the 6 o’clock news and there is a feature about an artist called Tom Croft. He is offering to paint a portrait for free for any NHS worker. What a splendid idea, I wish to join the ‘effort’ and contact him by email. But 24 hours later the whole scheme has grown so fast...
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At last I can return to Sally’s painting. I’ve decided to work from a new photograph taken at hers in those heady days when freedom as we knew it, nay took for granted, existed. When Covid was a foreign, Eastern problem. When summer holidays were being discussed and ferry crossings to Calais were tentatively booked for June. When just trying to find a spare week in a bustling diary seemed...
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After much deliberation, naval gazing and mobile communication it is mutually decided that I will go to London to drop off the painting to my client. He doesn’t live too far from my flat in London and I can safely leave the painting outside his house, so no unnecessary contact there, then. Is the trip necessary, essential travel even? On-line banking means he has paid me, in good faith, the...
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Here we are midst Coronavirus and we’ve all been ordered to stay home. For the first time since this dreadful virus reared its ugly head I feel a sense of calm. Boris Johnson has told us not to go out. Now we have clarity, some dithering elements of our lives have been swiftly removed. Of course there’s loads more to learn, adaptions to be made in our lives, habits to be...
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Today I read that Italy is in lockdown because of the CoronaVirus. The images coming back look horrendous. It’s the unknown that is so scary. We already have a handful of cases in the UK and no matter what our politicians say there is no way that we can escape it. The Daily Mail is forecasting that our Broadband won’t cope if we all work from home. Oh Gawd!  R...
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