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Monday, April 20th, 2020
Gardening, whilst always a pleasure, is now something I make more time for and am really loving. Cosmos and sweet pea seedlings have been delivered but we haven’t been able to get compost. We remember the dilapidated compost bin at the top of the garden and work to put it back in order (well, the husband does) and find the treasure of rich, organic matter at the bottom....



Saturday, April 18th, 2020
As seems the norm at the moment, I awake at 5.00, 6.00 and then finally at 7.00 am when I get up. This morning, my last waking was later and on coming down I let myself be distracted from my normal routine and next thing I was doing laundry, pancake making for the beautiful boy and a late bleach of kitchen surfaces and doorknobs....



Friday, April 17th, 2020
Yesterday, I listened to the 6 O’clock news on Radio 4 as I prepared dinner. I found myself moving from a feeling of warmth and openness in my heart to hearing the news that families are being guaranteed the right to be with their loved ones who are dying in care homes, to that now familiar sensation of sadness in my chest at the news of a young nurse, Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong dying 5 days after her baby was delivered....



Thursday, April 16th, 2020
Wednesday early morning routine sculpt exercise class online followed by 45 minutes Qi Gong and I am feeling relaxed with my energy high ready for the day. On arriving at my cherished attic space for meditation and work, I notice my wind chime is no longer hanging in the window but on my desk....



Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
I wrote a while back about taking control of what we can do to help ourselves and others during this pandemic and letting go of what we can’t....



Monday, April 13th, 2020
Easter Sunday. I woke up later and started the day in a more relaxed manner with coffee in bed, then pottered around a bit before reading a few emails....



Saturday, April 11th, 2020
Woke up at 6 am, got up and wrote yesterday’s blog. Sat around drinking coffee and taking things easy, letting go of the structure of the week – it is Good Friday....



Friday, April 10th, 2020
Listening to radio 4 when I woke up and hearing the experience of a wife and mother of two children in their teens who’s previously healthy husband’s life is in the balance as he lies in intensive care on a ventilator....



Thursday, April 9th, 2020
I was feeling quite fed-up and my husband and son seem to be in similar mood today too. It is so easy to just keep going, perhaps having a coffee to perk up and to hardly even be aware that I am avoiding how I feel....



Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
Autumn is usually what I think of as my favourite season but right now this Spring seems unbelievably beautiful. The vivid greens of new growth, the white blossom, the birdsong and pure white new-born lambs....



Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
Beautiful blue skies and sunshine. Feeling so grateful to practice Qi Gong outside, on the lawn, in the fresh air and green with the feeling of the gentle wind and the sun on my skin....



Sunday, April 5th, 2020
Saturday morning, and first thing Qi Gong. Now feeling strong, healthy and positive having activated inner healing energy. My intention, if I live beyond this pandemic is to continue with this practice....





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