Growing Old – Life after Lock Down. Day 103 – 106

It is being reported that Spanish virologists may have found traces of COVID-19 in sample waste water collected in Barcelona in March of last year – One old lady was quite annoyed at me for not wearing a mask which was around my arm – Holiday makers are often rude to hotel or restaurant staff, behaving differently to what they would normally or at home – Ordination of trees in Cambodia’s emerging network of “ecology monks” – I work hard each day to not let my emotions run away with me working on boundaries of how deep I go and not falling into suffering – Watching an interview with Deepak Chopra, I saw the same frustrations in his expressions and voice – 2 animal articles left me struggling to let go of my frustrations……

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Growing Old – Life after Lock Down Day 100 – 102

Day 100 since lock down, coming out from the state of emergency into the new normal phase 2 days ago – During these last months we have learnt to accept authority for the good of the whole – the government announced spending on the abandoned Test and Trace app plan was nearly £12m – leaving the EU so far has cost more than the entire contributions it has made since joining! -50 years ago in In 1970, a Computer Model at MIT Started Crunching Numbers to Predict When Civilization Will Collapse – Barcelona Opera house opened this week to an audience of plants

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Growing Old Lock Down Update Day 97 – 99

Day 97 was spent chilling and enjoying many online events celebrating the Summer Solstice- Kurikindi of the Kichwa People Ecuador-Day 98 a visit from my son to look at his numb hand and fingers from an elbow injury-Some news clips-Day 99 Yesterday European border restrictions were lifted meaning that our first tourists started arriving- World Rainforest Day-Tonight is San Juan which marks the end of the solstice

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Tonights activities and Fires Celebrate San Juan have been cancelled

Growing Old – Lock Down Update Day 94 – 96

Summers here marked by the rolling in sea mist – Emotions are still running high – 50 and 60 year olds classed as the lost generation – Governments excessive wasteful spending – Solstice Celebrations

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Image by Ira Gorelick from Pixabay

Growing Old – Lock Down Update Day 89 – 93

Days 89 and 90 have passed with a strange mixture of emotions, sadness, chaos, anticipation of I don’t know what and calmness all mixed together.

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The beauty of Trees and their welcome shade.

Growing Old Lock Down Update Day 85 – 88

Nourishing and pampering skin after a lifetime of neglect- Unicorn coloured hair-Shiny face masks-Pristine Beaches-Law states no building sandcastles-Update on the Arctic Oil Spill-Duvets in June-Summer is here……

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Summer has arrived!

Growing Old Lock Down Update Day 82 – 84

Day 82 –Los Angeles and Minneapolis councils are considering cutting funds to their police departments – Day 83 – Bananas don’t grow on trees, they actually grow on herbs and are technically berries…A hospital department forced to close after a doctor and colleagues were told to isolate Covid-19 contact tracers!…A contract worth £108m to supply PPE for NHS staff was awarded to a small family pest control company – Day 84 – Today I finally walked to the Port, but sadly it was to buy and send a bereavement card …The good news for today is that we have entered phase 3…

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Scent fills the air as I walk past these trees

Lock Down Update Day 79 – 81

Day 79– Riots in the US while the protesters are protesting and the looters are looting, we shouldn’t confuse the two! Day 80 –Russia declares a state of emergency after an oil spill in the Arctic Circle, President Putin for his part at least expressed anger..Staying with politics Spain’s Cabinet took the lead by approving a draft legislation with a new plastic-packaging tax, Day 81 – Today Friday 5th June is World Environment Day and the theme for 2020 is Biodiversity…

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Celebrating the Beauty of the Full Moon with some old pictures I took

Growing Old – Lock Down Update Day 76 – 78

Day 76 starts with an eerie silence outside..news of Maryanne the miracle Koala being returned back to the wild after the Australian Bush fires – Day 77 and we start to return to a greater degree of normality, shops will re open – Day 78 The outside world is still laying heavy within, which is conflicting my mind and emotions whilst enjoying coming…Trump politics…Remember to keep your head above the clouds to see things clearly and not get drowned in the chaos below

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And just because (cuteness)! Tiny Birds that Look like Flying Cotton Balls.