A Month of Sundays

May we survive our brokenness and live on through good and bad.

France & Vincent

The faces of Britain's banknotes – in pictures | Business | The ...

The Old Sterling Ten Pound Note (obverse)

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The Sundays of my youth were quiet days,

primarily because in those far off times our country

still regarded the first day of the week as a rest day.

Most of the shops were shut and public transport was at best intermittent.

The roads reluctantly opened themselves up to a dreaded scourge, ‘Sunday Drivers’!

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Since lockdown, here in Sunny Sheffield, every day is very much like those Old Sundays,

with perhaps one major difference, a lot of people now wear face masks and rubber gloves…

Because I am a Key Worker I have to ‘brave’ the outside world every week-day

to get to and from my place of work and, despite myself, I cannot help thinking

how ridiculous these people look in the early spring sunshine.

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A month on from the lockdown’s inception and our city’s free newspaper is once

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