Will Post Lockdown Anxiety be a thing ?

My anxiety has been affecting me this past week or so and i initially struggled to understand why it wasn't going away. And then i realised. I am very nervous about coming out of lockdown. Here in the UK the lockdown is gradually easing. Schools are back, upto 6 people can meet up and from … Continue reading Will Post Lockdown Anxiety be a thing ?

Be VERY careful what you write ! And What You TOUCH

Three weeks ago i wrote a post on here pointing out how colds, flu and other viruses don't seem to have been as prevelant this year. The link is here if you want to read it https://iansimpsonphotography.wordpress.com/2021/02/19/a-winter-without-the-common-cold-or-flu/ Well as i write this i am into day 5 of the nastiest stomach virus i have ever … Continue reading Be VERY careful what you write ! And What You TOUCH

A Winter without the common cold or flu

Have you noticed how the common cold or even the flu is nowhere near as prevelant this winter ? Every year you know of friends or family who have been struck down with a cold of some description, especially during the weeks after Christmas. I haven't heard of anyone coming down with a cold. This … Continue reading A Winter without the common cold or flu

Street photography in deserted streets on lockdown day 330.

Even idiots are allowed opinions. These days are difficult for us street photographers. There's nobody about. Well, thats technically not true, there are a few, but with most people observing lockdown measures it does make the art somewhat difficult. Never mind. So with layered clothing and gloves i had a walk around New Brighton today … Continue reading Street photography in deserted streets on lockdown day 330.

Back to normality

Its a week since i had my first covid19 vaccine. Since then i've tried to keep away from people or places that might give me the virus, in other words shops. Apparently it takes at least 12 days for your body to become immunised so it seemed rather silly to put myself at risk on … Continue reading Back to normality

Ode to Battles lost

"That whispering, suffocating, invisible virus that corrupted our world, stealing the weak and the frail and the old. Borne of air and transported by the fools and the selfish through every breath. We stand firm to suffer your bitter sting 'cause no matter how many or how long the battles rage you cannot win the … Continue reading Ode to Battles lost

Whatever happened to the future ?…

I write this in a melancholic mood. I'm 58, it is a cold dark miserable February day, i am mourning the death of friends and we are in the second calendar year of a global pandemic. I haven't held my daughter for almost 5 months, my childhood heroes are charging into their graves like first … Continue reading Whatever happened to the future ?…

Down in the Park….

Another dry day another chance to update one of my projects. "The Park" is the photographic story of 12 months in the life of the worlds oldest municipal park, Birkenhead Park in Merseyside in the UK. Opened in 1847 it has lived through 2 world wars and now 2 pandemics. After the floodA visit to … Continue reading Down in the Park….