I began writing this blog in the summer of 2020, little expecting it would turn out to be what it became. Which was something quite magical, and taught me at least one valuable lesson: that true happiness is often achieved through being happy with what you have - and perhaps not continually striving for more. … Continue reading Move over to the legs!
Tracy's Story: There were only police cars and empty buses doggedly following their routes in case an essential worker needed them.
Sara's Piddlehinton story: They were always escaping. I remember one day waking up and there were about forty sheep on my lawn.
Morris's Piddlehinton Story: If they give to me and my family then I’ve gotta give something back. That is me. To me I’ve got a heart. I like to help people, not to hurt people.
Magdalena's Piddlehinton Story: But actually, I am a very positive person. I feel that after the bottom line there will be an up – but I don’t know where will be the bottom line for the world yet.
Rupert's Piddlehinton Story: Although, while I hate saying there there’s ever a positive to a deal falling through, absolutely 100% I wouldn’t want to be in a big-rent pub at this particular moment.
Tracey and Pete's Piddlehinton Stories: We still dance in the kitchen. We put on our Country and Western music and dance around the island, usually on a Sunday morning.
Bev, Nickie and Emily's Piddlehinton Stories: It’s very rare, as a lawyer, that you have to deal with a proper force majeure and that’s been very interesting.
Jim's Piddlehinton Story: I think it’s wonderful that they all took notice, I couldn’t believe it.
Abi's Piddlehinton Story: But things like the village leaving flowers on my doorstep? Hell yeah, that made such a difference to me.
Alan's Piddlehinton Story: Mary and I met when I was... probably sixteen? I guess we’ve now been together more than sixty years.
Imani's Piddlehinton Story: Although I think probably the hardest thing for young people is wondering, ‘Am I ever going to have sex again?'
Emma-Jayne and Michal's Piddlehinton Stories: But when we see what's happened to friends in the trade, we know we're the lucky ones.
Elise's Piddlehinton Story: We're a strange bunch really. We do fit in but we're always... we're not rural, we're not second homers, who are we?
Tracey and Holly's Piddlehinton Stories: I have been very materialistic - very orientated towards earning money to provide, to give the kids as much as I could. The virus has made me think, actually there's more important things than work.
John's Piddlehinton Story: Sadly, I think that the opera I knew won't exist post Covid. No more spending £5 million on a new production of just four or five shows.
Juno's Piddlehinton Story: I was on a ward that was eerily quiet, with every person I saw wearing full PPE. So I was really touched when a nurse took her mask off at the doorway so that I could see just one person's face.
Vickey's Piddlehinton Story: Covid has also been a complete leveller. It's out to get everybody but it's also out to show us how we've got to live: more fairly, more justly and in a more community-based way.