My first corona blogpost was published on 1st April 2020, just one week after the imposition of the lockdown restrictions that implored us all to Stay Home, Protect the NHS, and Save Lives. Today will be my last post in the series that has run for 59 days. It coincides with the partial relaxation of restrictions in Wales that will allow us to meet with another local household in the outdoors from Monday of next week, subject – of course – to the 2m social distancing rule.

It’s been a useful distraction from the monotony of lockdown to find time each day to post something here, and I’ve mostly enjoyed the process (and I’ve been quite surprised at my own discipline in maintaining the run. There have only been one or two occasions when I have published a ‘holding post’ – simply to put something up but without any real purpose.

As always, I’ve broken all the blogging rules. There is no particular theme or style to this blog (and there never has been). It has been an eclectic meander through a whole range of things – sometimes a simple account of things I’ve done that day; occasionally partially educational; sometimes overtly political (there’s been a lot of politics in the last couple of weeks in particular!).

I hope that you’ve enjoyed the daily ramblings of my restless mind as much as I have enjoyed writing them down. I’ll post less frequently for a while now. I may share some of the outputs from the Creative Writing course that starts later on in June, but I’ll definitely be back for the annual November blogathon challenge.

Who knows, we may even be able to go to the pub again by then!

In the meantime, stay safe, dear reader – take care.

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