A Head of Steam

“You wouldn’t read about it,” said Squeak, shaking his head and making a tut-tutting noise. “We did read about it,” said Captain Obvious, Ron. “But what are we going to do about it?” I just wanted to smooth this all over as quickly as possible. Serafina jumped on top of the rusted wheelbarrow which she … Continue reading A Head of Steam

The Twelve Days of Covid

On the first day of lockdownCovid meant for meA shortage of PPE. On the second day of lockdownCovid meant for meFree Covid tests,And a shortage of PPE. On the third day of lockdownCovid meant for meQR Codes,Free Covid tests,And a shortage of PPE. On the fourth day of lockdownCovid meant for meWage subsidies,QR Codes, Free … Continue reading The Twelve Days of Covid

The Gingernuts

Ron comes out of the kitchen and I immediately know that there’s something wrong.  He’s not licking his lips which I take as a clear sign that he hasn’t eaten the remains of the steak and kidney Jimbos I’d deliberately left in my bowl.  This out-of-character behaviour is not lost on Squeak who attempts to … Continue reading The Gingernuts

Buzzwords

In the midst of this pandemic, hearing constant Covid news Irritating buzzwords are creeping into use Go hard, go early, crush the curve, halt the virus spread Social distance, stay indoors, work from home instead Close the bars and restaurants, lock the borders down Save your outings only for essential trips to town Break the … Continue reading Buzzwords

The Isolation Flat

The summons comes at 3:30pm on Friday 24th April 2020 from Serafina Pekkala.  Named rather aptly after the queen of a clan of witches, Serafina considers herself the kingpin in our group of neighbourhood cats and today she has called an emergency meeting to discuss our Pandemic Plan. Neither Ron, Squeak nor I have the … Continue reading The Isolation Flat