Paul Godden

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What a wonderful day!

Picture of the sky

What a wonderful day! The sun is shining brightly and the first person in the UK has had the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccination for COVID-19. It’s not the end of the struggle of course, it will take months for everyone to get the jab, but it is the beginning of the end and the death count will …

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My neighbour asked, how are you?

My neighbour asked how are you? A seemingly innocent question, but in 2020 something entirely different. When I saw the words on the screen it rather took my breathe away. I’ve spent a year away from my family (apart from a couple of small meetups) and most of the year away from my friends, my …

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Despite the pandemic

Despite the pandemic some relatives came to visit me this weekend. My flat is far too small to house them and in any case that wouldn’t be wise in these times and so they decided to stay in a hotel in Worthing (cheaper than Brighton). Being car drivers this wasn’t as inconvenient as it sounds …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Part three

Graphic - Government message

About a week had passed with me holing up in the flat slowly burning through my supplies and the time finally came to step outside again and look for new supplies. My first trip to Marks and Spencers since this crisis really kicked in and it wasn’t very well organised. No markings on the floor …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Part two

Following my last trip to the pub I awoke and indeed the world had changed. Social isolation began. Since I already worked from home and largely live in social isolation this initially didn’t have much effect on me. I had a few days worth of food and so hunkered down for a while. However, time …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Part one

The year started as they normally do, New year was over and suddenly its January. Traditionally I’m VERY busy at the start of the year and Twenty Twenty was no exception. January was washed away trying to prepare accounts and get the tax man off my back. February became a desperate race to invoice my …

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An accidental tourist in Brighton

It all started with a routine trip to see the nurse at my doctors practice (nothing exciting just an annual check up). She greeted me with her shocking pink hair and it was immediately a very Brighton moment, pride is approaching so I expect she’d had it done for that (its not normally pink). She …

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Roy Harper at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (not Hastings Roy!) 2019

Off to see Roy Harper at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. I jumped on the train at Brighton and I’m happy to report it set off on time. Just an hour to go until I’ll be at Bexhill. Had one of those encounters that happens on trains sometimes. Usually I have it with a …

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Escaping the world

A nurse drained all my blood away today (well it felt like that). She complimented me on my improved blood pressure (unusual apparently) and said I could have coffee and breakfast now. I decided to take her literally. I walked down to The Mad Hatter in the sunshine and quickly found myself standing at the …

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Frankie and Johnny, The Crypt, Canaletto at The National Gallery, The Elephants Head in Camden, The Roundhouse and finally Beth Orton

The day started well, a lazy Saturday morning in bed having breakfast and watching Frankie and Johnny (see my review here http://filmreviews.6fish.co.uk/film-review-frankie-and-johnny-1991/). I hadn’t seen this film for a while and my review from some years ago says it all really. After a bit of mooching about the flat doing stuff it was time to …

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