One is a portrait in acrylics of my niece who is a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit in Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary. I painted it in tribute to her and all her NHS colleagues who have been helping in the fight against the coronavirus. …
“During lockdown I started making engraved personalised items. I started this for mostly friends and family however am trying to spread the word to others so they can enjoy hand made keep sakes too. I have made a little Facebook group called Nic Nak Engraving”
With thanks to Andrew Bottley and Alan Wheeldon for introducing Natalia to us! “Natalia Shlyapina is a floral designer from Tyumen, Western Siberia. She first studied her craft at the International School of floral design in Moscow called “Nicole,” which just happens to be the …
Lockdown House Call Every day’s the same Except today, the day my Swallow came Swooping low, wheeling back An accomplished aerial acrobat. Taking a moment to stop and chat, he told the tale of his journey From South Africa to here. Asked politely where I’d been. The big Tesco last week …
All the social distances you need.
Roll up, roll up have I got a bargain for you
All the social distances you need
Measures for all.
A size that fits
For you, and you and you and you
Let’s start with something simple
Just half as long as a Volkswagen Beetle
The length of a King size bed
9/10 as tall as an artificial Christmas tree
1 and 1/5 times as tall as Napoleon
What about some landmarks?
1/25 as tall as Nelson’s column
1/30 as tall as the leaning tower of Pisa
1/45 as tall as the statue of liberty
1/50 as tall as Big Ben
For the golfers 40 times as tall as a golf tee
And the plane spotters
1/35 the wingspan of a 747
20,000 times the thickness of a strand of hair
Something for everyone
0.000000005 times the distance from the earth to the moon.
1,500 times the length of a grain of sand.
1,000, 000 times the length of an E.coli bacterium.
1, 500,000,000 times the length of a glucose molecule
You at the back
What does that add up to?
Give the girl a prize
15 people in a queue
A Recipe for Beginning Afresh using lockdown store cupboard ingredients. Before the counting’s done, while it’s still fresh, take one wobbly cyclist newly confident on empty roads. A cup of watching nature in the garden. At least 500g of birdsong, feel free to add more to taste. As much …