My Corona – Parting is such sweet sorrow and other rants

“Gilly Oh golly, how I love my lolly, Down to the very last lick, But when you are through with it, what can you do with it, All you have left is the stick.

When you come to the end of a lollipop, To the end, to the end, of a lollipop, When you come to the end of a lollipop, Plop goes your heart!”

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My Corona – Mississippi Swamp Dogs

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

Bob Marley

Live Music Rules, OK?

Live Music!  It’s a joy on any occasion but after months of exclusion from the delight of the shared enjoyment of sitting in a room with like-eared folk, supping beer and wine and engaging wit

My Corona – Plundered History. Stolen Culture.

“There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one’s head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people’s pain.”

James Baldwin

The Plundered City

If you are fortunate to be standing in a museum to study one of the glorious Benin bronzes in the

My Corona – Africa

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Marcus Garvey

That Covid reading blockage

With all the extra time available during the various Lock Downs of the past year or so, I had a fantastic opportunity for reading, which

My Corona – Me Radio Live

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  Clown: Good Madonna, why mour

My Corona – April is the cruellist month

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “April is the cruellest mon

My Corona – Feeling grateful

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “A Joyful spirit is evidenc

My Corona – It’s Opening Time & Kick Off in the Fresh Air

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “We have not met before. If

My Corona – Forget 1984 – 2024 is coming

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “The question of the next g

My Corona – Another Year Another Life

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “She speaks in a voice almo

My Corona – Deja Vue all over again

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “Looks like nothing's gonna

My Corona – #proudofourkids

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time.  “Culture does not make peopl

My Corona – Local girl done good

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time. Images above: Dr Claire Petros, with sea turtles

My Corona – To everything there is a season

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time. Image above: Egyptian geese in Ravenscourt Park<

My Corona – with apologies to Samuel Beckett

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time. “Talking about things that are understandable<

Chiswick Reconfined – Lockdown 3: Now is the winter of our discontent

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time. “Thou knowest, winter tames man, woman, and bea

Chiswick Reconfined – Lockdown 3: From the Mundane to the Magical

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time. “I intend to live forever, or die trying”

Chiswick Reconfined – Lockdown 3: Going Walkabout

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time. “A cold Ravenscourt Park was calling one day T

Chiswick Reconfined – Lockdown 3: Perking up for Burns Night

Chiswick Reconfined – Lockdown 3: #moodweird

Chiswick Reconfined – Lockdown 3: Thank You NHS

During the first lockdown period in March 2020, Keith Richards started writing the My Corona blog for The Chiswick Calendar – a mix of his observations from his daily constitutionals and the quiet enjoyment of his record collection. Since then he has continued to document the every day occurrences of this most peculiar time. These are the hands That touch us first

Chiswick Reconfined – ‘Twas the blog before Christmas

Chiswick Reconfined – A night with the Blues Engineers

Chiswick Unbound – A return to rugby

Chiswick Reconfined – Lockdown getting us down

Chiswick Reconfined – The Fog of Lock Down

Chiswick Reconfined – Lockdown 2: How is it for you?

Chiswick Reconfined – Lockdown fatigue?

Keith Richards, writer and resident of Chiswick, documented the first Corona lock down, living on his own, in a weekly blog from 24 March to 7 July 2020 called Chiswick Confined – My Corona. Then he was free to roam at will and the blog mutated into Chiswick Unbound. Now it's reverted to Chiswick Re-Confined, at least until 2 December. Image above: Born to R

Chiswick Confined – again 

Keith Richards, writer and resident of Chiswick, documented the first Corona lock down, living on his own, in a weekly blog from 24 March to 7 July 2020 called Chiswick Confined – My Corona. Then he was free to roam at will and the blog mutated into Chiswick Unbound. Now it's reverted to Chiswick Confined, until 2 December at least. “Culture makes people u