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Growing Old – Lock Down Day 9

Last week when the lock down first started, quietness was the most noticeable feature, you could hear the birds singing and a sense of stillness, today that seems to have taken on a whole new level. As I sit here with the washing machine on, the sound actually feels deafening and irritating! Its disturbing my […]

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Growing Old – Lock Down day 8

The sun is shining through the clouds this morning after heavy rain during the night, it feels so good, a little ray of hope for the future after waking to the news that after thinking we are half way through this lock down, it will be extended for a further 15 days. This leaves us […]

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Growing Old – Lock Down Day 7

Today marks the end of our first week in lock down and we have survived! what seemed to many as a nightmare to come, being locked up at home, hasn’t been as bad as we thought. The oppressive weather may have made for gloomier spirits but helped with the acceptance of isolation, with many normally […]

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Growing Old – Lock Down Day 6

Today we wake up to a wet depressing looking day, strangely enough though I personally am feeling in higher spirits than the last few days, maybe because we are just settling down into acceptance and starting to get on with our circumstances and finding a routine. The nightly round of applause is still going on […]

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Growing Old – Lock Down Day 5

Looking at day 5 and speaking to friends, Cabin Fever is starting to set in for many, it is difficult to remain indoors when you enjoy the outdoors. I guess here in Spain we have many days and milder evenings to get out for walks on the beach, nature or social gatherings. It is common […]

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Growing Old – Lock Down Day 4

As the focus turns from news reports to actually assessing our own situations and the reality we are in at the moment, new worries are arising amongst many. With Police blocking the entrance to our town and checking all vehicles arriving and leaving they are issuing fines starting from 600 up to 30,000 Euros! for […]

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Growing Old – Lock Down Day 3

Today we finally settle into reality, speaking to friends their spirits have dropped after waking up to a gloomy wet day and news reports quoting some experts as saying this may go on for months or even a year before the virus dies out! There is nothing like news reports to dampen the spirit! I […]

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Growing Old – Lock Down Day 2

Well we woke up to a beautiful day of hazy sunshine and the birds still singing their song, although its Monday if feels like a Sunday morning. Living in an apartment there was not the distant sound of an elevator carrying people down to work or children to school, surprisingly too is the lack of […]

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Growing Old – On Lock Down!

Well from today Spain is officially on lock down! The streets are so quiet and the silence is beautiful, no traffic passing by and the sound of the birds echoing around filling the space of silence. Some say this feels like madness but for me it feels like an escape from the daily treadmill and […]