Coronavirus: COVID-19

This post is replicated from my PoP blog because this module, as the previous one, is likely to be dominated by the threats and constraints placed on all of us by this global pandemic. 15th March 2020. As a note for the chronology of this set of circumstances, and because the relevance of those circumstances may not immediately come to mind in the future, Europe is now the epicentre of the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic. Here in the UK, those of us over 70 years of age or with health vulnerabilities are advised to stay away from enclosed spaces and to … Continue reading Coronavirus: COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

15th March 2020. As a note for the chronology of this set of circumstances, and because the relevance of those circumstances may not immediately come to mind in the future, Europe is now the epicentre of the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic. Here in the UK, those of us over 70 years of age or with health vulnerabilities are advised to stay away from enclosed spaces and to keep a social distance of 2 m between themselves and other people. In the next few days, the expectation may be that we will self-isolate at home, perhaps for several months. This affects every … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

15th March 2020. As a note for the chronology of this set of circumstances, and because the relevance of those circumstances may not immediately come to mind in the future, Europe is now the epicentre of the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic. Here in the UK, those of us over 70 years of age or with health vulnerabilities are advised to stay away from enclosed spaces and to keep a social distance of 2 m between themselves and other people. In the next few days, the expectation may be that we will self-isolate at home, perhaps for several months. This affects every … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Artivive in the wild!

I’ve mentioned the Artivive app before – it’s an app that calls up video hosted on their site and linked to a specific image. For now, it’s mostly used in galleries where lighting and connectivity are generally good. I used it for my contribution to our lane’s Advent Window fundraiser (for the local school) whereby one window a night is ‘unveiled’ and then stays lit for the rest of Christmas, which meant viewing in the dark from the garden in a village where mobile signals aren’t always great. It was a big test and it passed! Artivive has a torch … Continue reading Artivive in the wild!

Village lane advent windows

This year, for the first time, our lane is doing Advent windows to raise money for extras for our local school. The way it works is that each of us – or as many as possible – in the lane ‘unveils’ a decorated window right up to December 24th and they all stay on till 12th night. Our lane is quite dark so lights stand out really well and for inventiveness, you can’t beat a 2L milk container stuffed with LEDs for cash collections. But we’re a bit of a cashless society now so what to do? Well, we’re trying … Continue reading Village lane advent windows