Strange times we find ourselves in don’t you think?
This time two weeks ago, l would never have thought the United Kingdom would be slowly closing the country down to keep it’s peoples safe … l would never have thought that ‘that’ ‘flu thing’ that was just sort of ‘alarming’ news at the start of the month would become one of the biggest news stories of my lifetime and l never thought l would hear the world so quiet or smell so different?
Have you noticed the profound changes since the world started stopping? Of course it’s really global populations coming to a standstill and not the world – but the world is benefitting from these changes and it is surprising how quickly the planet is appreciating the slowness of us. I mean when was the last time the planet had a holiday?
I was out in the garden today, working through my list of jobs to do and thinking … how quiet it was …. l mean my neighbourhood can be quiet BUT never this quiet on a Saturday!
We had high ceilings today, all you could see was blue skies forever and occasionally white trails from an aircraft … perhaps an aircraft taking people home? I saw more aircraft in the air today than l had all week.
You think a lot when gardening, and l was thinking a lot today .. about the coming weeks – about this three month shut down the UK is to experience – about people working from home, kids off school missing exams, potential cabin fevers and gardening, about fiction stories involving zombies … oops sorry that’s not entirely right! Well not the zombies bit anyway, l was thinking about fiction stories – mm, maybe l was thinking about zombies as well! As said when gardening you tend to think a lot about a lot of different things and of course l shall write about the gardening this weekend!
But l was thinking how demotivated people might become – social isolation, social distancing, panic buying, stresses and anxieties – no, no, l am NOT trying to be deliberately morbid and morose and make you feel worse – but these were thoughts going through my head.
So l made a decision to bring some of the new blog games and trivia features on board starting this month that l had planned for the summer months – but why wait eh?
So, without further ado – between now and the end of this month the following are to be released as well as continue to run as regulars.
The Regulars will continue to run ….
Word Story [new season approaching]
24 Hour Blog Question
The Things People Say
New This Month
Scavenger Fiction Hunt
The Three iii’s of Squiggididily
To Be Revamped, Reviewed and Trialed
321 Quote Me
So there we go folks, just a quick promotions post for the newer features coming soon!