Have yourself a COVID little Christmas

Christmas 2020 will be a Christmas like no other. Come with me for a visit to Santa’s household in lockdown. With toys and supplies increasingly hard to come by, cranky, bored elves are playing mean little tricks on each other. Imagine the indignant howls … ‘He started it!’ ‘Ouch! Stop pulling my hair!’ Then thereContinue reading “Have yourself a COVID little Christmas”

Covidupois Begone

Covidiot. Iso. The ‘Rona. Zoom. These are just some of the terms, along with ‘social distancing’ and ‘contact tracing’ which have marched unbidden into our lexicon in 2020 – this year of the great pandemic. And I’ve coined another word. Covidupois. I like to think of it as part French, part medical. It sounds importantContinue reading “Covidupois Begone”

Letter to Mother Nature

You’re probably wondering why I’m writing to you. To be honest, after your behaviour in what was known as the Black Summer of 2019 and 2020, I was ready to turn my back on you forever. That you could be so coldly cruel, so indiscriminately destructive.  I know you’re just doing what comes naturally, butContinue reading “Letter to Mother Nature”