20200425 – 5th weekend in lockdown

This weekend is the 5th weekend in lockdown.

I am back to preparing my second book to be formatted into a Paperback. When the pandemic lockdown started, and all the Festivals were cancelled, like many folks, I just lost the will to write. I am now making progress on the work needed to be done and in planning my work for the rest of the year.

I finished “Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar” by Olga Wojtas earlier this week. I got halfway through by reading a chapter or two each evening and then had to binge read the second half in one sitting. Definitely a lockdown read. I will be purchasing the second book by Olga Wojtas, “Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace” when I can get to a bookseller. I want it in paperback rather than the digital version.

Miss BlainesPrefect

This is Princes Street, Edinburgh in the lockdown




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20200412 – Pandemic isolation update

It has only been a couple of weeks since the lockdown came into effect. I have been doing spring cleaning, re-watching several DVDs from my collection and I finished reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.


I am now reading Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradury.

Screen Shot-Zen andtheArtOfWriting

I went for my daily exercise in the ghost town on Saturday. George Street Edinburgh.


A sign of the times.


The Grassmarket pubs all boarded up, the streets empty.


The West Bow, the pavements deserted and no cars. You can breath and smell the air.


Let us hope by the end of this pandemic that East Princes Street Gardens are restored and the Council stop allowing it to be used for commercial purposes, i.e. the Christmas market. It has been 4 months and the gardens are still closed to the public.

East PrincesStreet Gardens

Stay safe everyone.


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