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Tenor Viol

Full of frets in North Shropshire
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Meanwhile back of the land of photography... playing with camera. This is the Jubilee Clock (Queen Victoria's in 1897) on top of the Roman Walls in Chester (they're about 1,700 years old)

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Tenor Viol

Full of frets in North Shropshire
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I thought I’d write a bit of a general ‘state of things’ post. So far 2021 has been as weird as 2020, if not more so. The third lockdown kicked in at the start of January and this time it hit my university course. Whether it was the accumulation of a year of isolation, or other issues as well, it certainly hit me very hard. I live on my own and the only people I can mix with are my elderly mother (I visit once a week to sort out shopping etc and when she needs to get to any appointments etc) and my neighbour, with whom I’ve formed a social bubble. We meet for weekly gin...

Music has been almost completely off the agenda as in person anything has been banned for over 13 of the last 15 months. I’ve had no singing, cello, or sax lessons. I have had some online bass lessons, but I’m not a fan of online lessons.

Astronomy should have helped, but here in Shropshire, the weather has been awful since last September. Clear nights have been very rare and most have occurred around full Moon which makes photography difficult. The odd clear night has been plagued with poor visibility/transparency.

Because my photography course is practical, we were able to resume in person tuition just before Easter. There’s only 7 of us anyway and we have plenty of space.

I’m working on finalising the year’s projects which are due in next week.

We can only hope that some normality will return soon. In person music lessons are restarting, which I will look forward to. I doubt most music groups will resume until September since as far as we can tell, they’re not allowed until the June changes.

I hope that everyone else is surviving this strange time.

The photo is the weir on the River Dee in Chester taken from the Old Dee Bridge. There is a Grey Heron in there.
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