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Notes for week ending May 17th, 2020

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. I’m going to try and do the whole thing without saying the words pandemic, coronavirus or COVID-19 – instead, I shall refer to the entire situation ‘that thing that is happening’. So, that thing that is happening is still happening. We follow the guidance rigorously, […]

Notes from week ending 12th April, 2020

The city of Hull is not a desirable place to live. People joke that even the Coronavirus doesn’t want to come to here. It does have one of the lowest infection rates in the country, so perhaps there is some truth to it. Hull isn’t on the way to anywhere. You have to come here […]

Notes for week ending March 21st, 2020

Well, it’s all getting a bit scary, isn’t it? In the beginning, it didn’t feel significant. It was important in the vague way a lot of things in the news are, but it was a long way away a I filed it away in the ‘probably important, but not right now’ file. The vagueness resolved […]

Notes for week ending March 15th, 2020

Most of my work week was spent wondering what we should or shouldn’t be doing about COVID-19. I don’t want to over-react, but it would undoubtedly be worse to under-react. I’m sure there is a nice safe space in the middle to be found somewhere. I’ll let you know if I find it.  I joined […]

Notes for week ending March 7th, 2020

Our baby guppies are seven weeks old now. After the ill-fated release of a single fry a couple of weeks ago, we released them into the main tank today and they seem fine. A couple of them are in hiding. Assume this is because they observed the previous sacrifice. People panic buy the weirdest things. […]

Notes for week ending February 23rd, 2020

Another week, another storm. We’re up to E on the naming scale already. What does the Met Office do if they run out of letters? I always wanted to be in a gang, now I find out that I’ve been a member of the ‘RSS Massive’ all along. Speaking of RSS, I’ve switched back to […]

Notes for week ending February 16th, 2020

I’ve been travelling around vast swathes of northern England this week: Rotherham, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Hartlepool, Darlington – all the best places. Around a five hundred miles all in. Doesn’t sound a lot but by the end of the week I’d had seen enough of the M62. On Tuesday I stood looking at the deserted Huddersfield […]

Notes for week ending February 9th, 2020

Another week down. Here’s my notes from the week that was. I spent much of my childhood and adolescence rambling around fields and talking shit with my mates, easily the most care-free times of my life. There’s something about The Detectorists – a BBC4 comedy series about the lives of two metal detectorists – that reminds me […]