21 January

A peaceful day in the new world order. No drama, no anger, no fear, no hate. Well, not on the President’s social media anyway, and that’s what counts.

No arrests for the Drumpfs either, but there’s plenty of time for that.

Graffiti Junction

20 January

It’s done. It’s over. Hello Biden, goodbye Drumpf.

I watched the inauguration on the train as I headed home, the highlight was the poem by Amanda Gorman, a beautiful piece that should be taught in schools as an example of how poetry performance works.

Evening Field

That’s one world problem sorted, now what about the next?

19 January

Yesterday I watched Charlie’s Angels. It hasn’t aged well, particularly from an effects point of view, although as record of c.2000 mobile technology it’s priceless.

Today it’s the turn of Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Again, the news is not good and they lost Bill Murray, but to compensate they added multiple cameos and Demi Moore. It’s effectively a soundtrack album with a film built around it.

18 January

The mornings are lightening, the evenings likewise. The commute is becoming more bearable.

Time drags already this year. We’re barely three weeks in and it feels like months. The rest of the week looms ahead like a shadow receding into the distance.

17 January

A Sunday walk, a movie or two and some superhero TV. That’s the extent of my day and I’m happy with that.

Ivy Root

Perhaps next weekend I’ll tidy more, or build something, or read a few chapters. Perhaps.

I feel that I’m slowly building to a more structured and organised way of life. Lockdown should have made this easier.

16 January

Snow! For about an hour, then sleet, then rain, then water… Winter has come and gone.

I woke up early to see if it was worth going out to take photos and stayed in bed. Last weeks frost was a missed opportunity…

Now the weekend is half done and all of the things I meant to do are not even started.

The evening Teams is done and I’m watching I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, an uncomfortable family drama that puts me in mind of mother!

15 January

The week is finally done. I need a rest, but I’m now finding other things to stress about for my days off and I only have two of them.

Evening Sky

I don’t feel like I have any time to escape, there’s a constant pressure in my head pulling me towards the things I want to put aside just for a while.

14 January

Water, water everywhere… Well mostly on Church Road and ankle deep on the pavement. Avoiding a soaking at least added a little excitement to the walk to the station (in both directions)

I Saw The Sign

It’s been a long week and it’s only Thursday. One more day and I can relax for a short while before doubling down and moving on to the next phase of training.

13 January

Another day, another 12-hour round trip to training. The journey is an improvement on driving that I can’t describe. The freedom to actually fall asleep on the way to or from work is priceless.

Underneath The Arches

There’s so much to look at in the city, so much history and variety of architecture and style that I could happily walk around it all day with a camera while it’s in this empty state.

12 January

It seems that there are more people on the train each morning. The buses are busier too. How long before it all just creeps back to ‘normal’?

The monotony of weekdays needs a disruption but in lockdown the options are limited. I may explore some different routes for the walk home just to see something different.