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Zombie Apocalypse: Day 4

It’s getting a bit repetitive around here. I found my bubble wand and went just outside my front door for 5 minutes fun. Apart from that, today has been very much like yesterday. I worked on the third edition in Spanish of my guide book, “Una espectacular ventana al universo” and made good progress; I wrote a bit of a story about someone in lockdown; I critiqued some chapters of…

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Zombie Apocalypse: Day 3

I can’t tell you about supermarkets in general, but the one in our village is open and stocked. Yes, even with loo roll. I went today for bread and fresh veg and things were pretty normal. No shopping trolleys for now, which solves the problem of hundreds of people grabbing the handle in the same place. You put your shopping in your shopping bag, take it out at the till…

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Zombie Apocalypse: Day 2

I was very lazy yesterday. I only worked about 5 minutes on the guide book and half an hour on the short story. Just 1,071 steps and no decluttering. One day like that is fine – I’m due for a holiday – but 2 weeks like that would be terrible for my mental and physical health, to say nothing of the missed opportunity to get stuff done. So I plan…

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Zombie Apocalypse: Day 1

  We’re in lockdown, along with the rest of Spain. There are 5 cases on La Palma, which has about 83,000 inhabitants. For the moment we’re fine. The whole family is young enough not to be in danger. We’re doing this because the government says so, but we’re also doing it for the vulnerable people. I have a friend in Germany, a life-long smoker in the middle of chemotherapy, and…

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Sunday Photos: The Sardine’s funeral

Carnival is pretty much over, but it went out with a bang. Well, lots of bangs. Saturday night was the Sardine’s funeral in Los Sauces. I don’t know why carnival ends with a sardine’s funeral, but I do know that it’s lots of fun and the one in Los Sauces is the best. Like most carnival events, many people come in costume. The sardine’s funeral usually has a Halloweeny theme….

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