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How are your grappling with this crisis? Doing okay in your neck of the woods?

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  1. What a gorgeous photo!
    I’m doing okay. Trying to stay away from the news and focus on my own patch of the forest. Enjoying time in my backyard, getting reacquainted with my guitar and local walks with my dog. Actually I’m finding nature to be deeply therapeutic so I hope they don’t stop our walks. Hope you’re doing well Amanda. xx

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    1. Hi Miriam, it is good to hear that you’re doing ok and getting back into the guitar. Music can be so therapeutic. I can’t see them stopping our walks, as even in full Lockdown – Italians are allowed out for short periods of exercise. It might not be enough for you though. We walk twice a day with the dog, up to an hour maximum. And you?

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      1. Same here. Harry’s getting older now so an hour is usually max for us. And I’m happy with that. Then it’s home again and weeding my garden. That’s the plan for today anyway. Hope you have a good one.

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      1. We have two cherry trees and a walnut and a pear tree. We also are trying to grow tomatoes. We have dug a rough pond and there are frogs. We even had a hedgehog last year. And birds nest in the ivy on the side of the house. Basically it’s where two old terraced houses were knocked down and we got the land cheaply.

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        1. That sounds wonderful, Christine. You can make your own piece of paradise there. Oh to have cherry and walnut trees in the garden. I can grow tomatoes, peppers and lettuce, but the soil is not good enough for trees. Lucky you. Are you following a sustainable permaculture method?

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          1. I don’t know 😁 all I know is, we’ve been here about twenty five years and the garden was a patch of land fenced off by the woman who used to own the house. We rented it off he for twenty years then bought it. I only used weedkiller once because we had japanese knotweed. Since then we put in a pond, planted all sorts of trees. Some of its too shady. The walnit tree must be forty foot high. Just put a bit of fertiliser on occasionally. I’m going to use this answer as a basis for my next post x

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I was really lucky to get that photo. We had to get there early and wait until there was no one in the frame. It wasn’t easy as it’s a very popular spot with tourists.

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    1. Being able to stay at home and relax or rest in the countryside and be surrounded by a garden can be so therapeutic for any and all of us. We all need that time out from the constant pressures of society people or work and I’m so glad to hear that you were doing well in such an environment. It is a perfect writing environment ! Are you writing anything in particular, at the moment, Michael?

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      1. I am working on two (three?) Novels right now, including the one that I post to my blog in the chaos series. I’m also trying to work on a non fiction book (secret project!), but it’s going pretty slow. The novels are going well though 🙂

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        1. You are super busy and so productive! I am like a slow snail compared to you. I have had a project with another blogger for years that doesn’t seem to be moving so I am trying to do more with my art book.

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          1. Art book sounds like a great project! And yeah, I have lots of time on my hands so I try and keep busy. Generally 5 hours or so a day of writing and drawing 🙂

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          2. If you do, take lots of breaks! I try and get up and move every hour or so, and do some stationary biking too in the middle of it all! What would you like to do on your blog with that amount of hours? Publishing stories?

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          3. Shameful, Michael, just shameful. I write down an idea and save it as a draft. Sometimes it is a paragraph or just a quote… then don’t always get back to it. I confess to being a bit of a procrastinator {hangs head in shame}

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          4. Hahaha! That’s good though, that you keep all those ideas! I am trying to work on my non fiction book and am using my post drafts to try and keep it organized because otherwise itd be a mess!

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  2. Doing fine. Have cleaned the fridge and am working on the pantry. Will tackle under the kitchen sink next. Then dusting. I have plenty to keep me out of mischief. Oh, and the dog walks.

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  3. I’m sure you are happy to have your daughter home again for awhile. We are doing very well here. I walk 4-5 days a week in the mornings for 30 minutes and a shorter walk in the afternoons when my daughter finishes her work day to get her out of the house for a few minutes. Just the half mile to the mailbox and back before dinner. We are uniquely suited to this kind of life. I talk to whoever is out from a distance. My friend and neighbor, Emily comes out after I send a text and we converse more than the distance necessary. She is 83 and staying put safely. I dropped off embroidery floss she needed this morning before she came out. No stores for us. I’m well stocked. It’s flattening out here but still stupid people doing stupid things to cause more harm. The rest are being kind and mindful. Glad you are all still well.

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    1. The curve is flattening but will that lead to more people becoming complacent. I heard someone say today in passing them on the street that Covid 19 is no worse than the common cold. There is still so much ignorance of the real issue out there. Apparently it affects the blood in the lungs much the same as a blood clot as compared to mucus and infection such as asthma. Scary. Stay well. Yes I am glad to have my daughter here. She was becoming quite depressed staying in and alone.

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      1. There is no cure for stupid. I have heard so many stories of people doing despicable things during this outbreak. We will continue to cloister until there is an all clear. I know how deadly this is and with lung disease already and a DNR in place, I won’t be treated. I will be distancing for a long time yet.

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          1. Of course you don’t. You are quite young and healthy. I have a diagnosed ‘terminal’ illness. But so far I’m fooling the statistics. It is common to place a DNR when the likelihood of recovery is nonexistent.

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          2. A DNR is standard procedure if you do not want to be kept alive on a ventilator after being diagnosed with and illness that has no cure and a short life expectancy. I took no offence to your comment. I’m already at the end of year 5 of the 2-5 expectancy. Who knows though. I can always use more time. 😉

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    1. Thank you. I can’t remember where ypu are based? What is the situation there for you? Only shops open now are supermarkets and takeaway cafes and the hardware. Schools are all but closed, only open for vulnerable kids and essential workers.

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      1. San Diego County, Southern California. Same situation here along with stay-at-home. Vegetable garden, artwork, home projects, blogging and making more phone calls than usual– including friends who live in more rural Culcairn NSW. Have a wonderful day, Amanda.
        Art

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