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Joe Dobson


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Joe started his creative career at Central St Martins the world-renowned arts and design college in London, where he studied Illustration. After leaving St Martins Joe got his first opening working with John Stewart (Dave Stewart’s brother) where they developed experimental moving image techniques.This project was done at 'Oil Factory FIlms' between 1990 & 2000.

Joe's creativity has always straddled both Art and Music so in 2004 he established Joseph Kaye Guitars where he has since endeavoured to be the place to go for vintage guitar enthusiasts. From its workshop in East London, Joseph Kaye Guitars repair vintage guitars and reproduce modern vintage classics using the same materials and techniques from the 50s and 60s. 

Their individual work and attention to detail is truly awesome, many of the techniques they use are pretty much lost to the rest of the industry as too time consuming and expensive.
 
On 22nd March Joe woke up at 5am feeling absolutely dreadful with all the tell-tale symptoms of COVID19. As he sat there shivering and devoid of energy his reality flashed before his eyes. This was the point the fear actuaslly kicked in. He had been so careful since the coronavirus all blew up except a few days earlier an emergency plumber had come in to make some repairs.

The following morning when he awoke he made a conscious decision to focus on the things that he could do to help his immune system fight off the unwelcome invader. Over the next 3 weeks Joe became progressively worse but maintained a positive outlook to his situation. Joe is now well and truly back on the road to recovery. He will be sharing some of the images he captured of central London and also a few thoughts of how it was being ravaged by coronavirus and what its like to recover.



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Joe's Photo Diary
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    This is my old school on Golden Lane,
    This picture was taken during the 60’s as the Barbican was being built ,, It’s an Old Victorian Theatre .. The two top floors were the school, above a beautiful ornate theatre space ..
    When my grandpa Lesley asked if it was the building on Golden Lane, and asked if the back of the building was missing .. He said he put that fire out during the Blitz ,, My obvious answer was, “You should have let it burn down” .. To which he laughed loudly ,,

    Sadly the building was gutted in the 80’s & turned into office space, so only the shell remains now ,,

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    I went into the Workshop last week to get a few things ready, wound some pickups and reworked a few Old Guitars & Speakers,, And then did Two set up days on Monday & Tuesday, where two of us worked a 6 hour shift, on both days ..

    As soon as I left the house on Tuesday the exhaustion hit me & it was with me all day,,
    I’m not as bad today, but I’m still wiped out..

    I’m still Spun out & even when I’m walking I struggle with my breathing ,,

    Another set of bloods came back from last week & they are normal, meaning no blood clots on the lungs,,

    And waiting on an antibodies test result .. Which will back in a few more days ..

    My GP says it could be another 3 months plus before I’m back to feeling normal again ,,

    I feel good and then I’m reminded that I’m not ..

    I’m going to be Ok ,, One day at a time ..

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    One hundred days of solitude ,, Random pictures from the past week ..
    In the past 2 weeks I’ve been into the Workshop & worked 3 shifts, plus a few visits booking in & handing back jobs ..
    Still experiencing shortness of breath & when I’m tired sore lungs .. My X-ray’s at week 5 showed I had no tissue damage & that this is just part of the recovery process ..
    I’m booked into have bloods taken tomorrow morning with the GP for antibody & tests for blood clots ..
    I spoke to her this morning & we don’t have any real concerns other than it’s good to double check these things ..

    Image is of Zapper from 2 yrs ago today ,, As a Young pupster ..

    I’m one of the lucky ones ,, Tho it’s been a long haul back, and there’s still more recovery to be had ..

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    A few pictures from Sundown yesterday ,, And today it rained & cleaned the City .. We went out late & in a T shirt, So we stood for an hour under a tree & by a closed Kiosk until the clouds rolled over ..

    Breathing much better & less head spin ,,

    Feels like things are getting much better at last ..

    Today I have mostly eaten Carrot cake ,,

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I’ve been training Zapper to jump the fences in the Park,, At first I used to lift him over, then last week with the help of pulling the lead he made it over in one jump .. He got the timing wrong a few times, But if you get him to sit first before he jumps, He clears the fence easily now ,,

I’ve been quite light headed today & my memory is shot - Breathing is still not right ,,

But the last two mornings I woke up naturally feeling Ok & rested - Still having the strangest dreams ,, So on the whole I’m much better ..

I tire easily after a few hours focusing on things & have to change what I’m doing ..

Walks & Zapper training is all that’s needed ,,

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    I went into the Workshop yesterday for the first shift in nearly 3 months .. Two of us worked for 6 hrs setting up guitars which we do once a week normally .. It was stressful & I struggled at times with focus & energy .. But it was also good being back in that space ,, So I’m taking a few days off now to recover ..

    We went out for our usual walk up to the top of the Mall & home again ..

    An EDL Demonstration was gathering on Parliament Sq - There were twice the amount of Police Vans present today as there where last week end for the BLM rally ,,

    And no one was outside the Palace ,, And last week there were plenty of people who walked up the Mall to look ,,

    Sat in the Sun for a while & came home ,,

    Still quite spun out most of the time & still having physical reminders if the virus .. Breathing mostly ,,

    But all is well & doing Ok

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    We rode the tube & went into the Workshop ,, I thought it was Friday until I phoned my Dad & figured I’d got it wrong ..
    But I was up & went in anyway .. Good to Prep up the work for tomorrow & see how my energy levels were after a day out ,,
    Meet & Traded some guitar stuff with good fellows which was enjoyable .. For this Nice Old Gibson from 72 .. Took some work in,, All done outside in the open & at a distance ,,

    Came home & felt Ok ,, Normal routine of coming home, cleaning clothes & staying safe ..

    Zapper rode the tube in his new bag ..

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  • 10/06/2020

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    Pictures from Yesterday,, As if life hadn’t become surreal enough already .. The skies turned grey & threatened rain,, The day was ending & the magic hour threw a shaft of light across the North End of St James Park, Where three people stood ..
    The Member of Parliament for Chingford & Woodford Green stood having a drink discussing the area he grew up in,, This brief sound bite heard as I walked passed and recognised who these people where ..

    Two days earlier thousands of people gathered here calling for change ..

    I walked home & called M&P ,, A Chinook followed by two Apache helicopters passed loudly overhead ,,

    Made food for Zapper & wound down for the evening ,,

    Still recovering from the effects of the Virus ..
    My GP said she’ll book me an NHS antibody test next week .. I’m still concerned that more people might become infected & unwell ..

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  • 07/06/2020

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    Went back to sleep this morning & woke up 3pm ,, That’s how this thing is some days .. But I’m glad a rested ,,

    Pictures from City ,,

    BLM Demo around Parliament Sq & St James Park
    Focused mid day around the American Embassy on the other side of the river in Vauxhall ,,

    Our usual daily walk to the top of the Mall & back home again ..

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  • 06/06/2020

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    M&P sent a dog carrier in the post today ,, Because after riding the tube a few days back, Zapper was filthy by the time we got home, from all the dirt on the underground .. His paws were black like he’d been digging in the park ,,

    Second picture is Zapper falling asleep & the final picture was the rude awakening from the sound of thunder ,,

    Breathing is still short & I’m still spun out most of the time .. So there’s more recovery still to go ..

    But all is well 🐾

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  • 04/06/2020

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    Yesterday from 10am til 8pm we had police helicopters overhead all day ,, They were quite low, loud and often more than two in the same area ,, Police car sirens added to the mix, which created to starting point of unease .. By 3 o’clock I had a thumping headache, but needed to get Zapper out for a walk .. Between here and the Park, on every side turning, there were two large Police Vans Parked for over two blocks .. Around the edge of the park groups of 7 plus vans sped back to back up to Parliament Sq & then came back again, for no apparent reason ..

    The Park was quite empty & we walked the unusual rout & came back through the houses & then home ..

    I applaud & support the passion of the March & Demonstration .. I’m concerned for friends I know who where there & the calculated risk they took at this time with possibly catching the Virus ..

    If I hadn’t been ill recently & in early recovery, I would have, on any normal day, been to see for myself more closely the events of the day ..

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Day 76

  • 02/06/2020

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    Here’s the NHS home testing kit that arrived today ,, It’s not an anti body blood sample testing kit as id been told it might be .. But a swab test which would only work if your experiencing symptoms of the Virus.. And after calling the helpline back, they said that there ‘wasn’t a reliable anti body test available yet’ ..

    I was only interested in finding out if I had any immunity to getting sick again, And not if or weather I had the virus ..

    And Government adds this kit to their figures of people tested ,, Which this kit hasn’t provided ..

    I also know there are far more important things going on in the World right now ..

    But wanted to outline the fiasco which testing & reliable results for the virus has become ..

    The best advise I’ve been given is to wait until a reliable Gov test has been approved -

    I also called a Private clinic here in london, The cost would be £160 & the test they use would still be the Abbotts test, Although having the clinic take the bloods would be the best option ..

    Either way, it’s doesn’t change how I’m going to be dealing with things ..

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    Fish & Chips ,, Everything else looks completely insane right now ,, People places & things .. My head has been fuzzy all day & I’ve been tired .. It’s been a roller coaster of a journey these past few months ..

    And then I walk passed the chip shop & it’s open ,,
    I made it about 50 yrs down the road & then turned around .. I had to have Cod & chips ..

    Holy moly ,, That was good ?!

    lets us pray ,,

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    I bought a home testing kit last week & as it was being sent out I heard that these test were unreliable, with 15% failure rate,, I’d already bought mine & it arrived late Wednesday .. I used the test & sent it back recorded 24 delivery on Thursday ..
    I didn’t get the email with the results until late Saturday afternoon .. The test said I was negative & didn’t have the anti bodies for C19..
    So that threw up more questions than it answered ..
    I waited until this morning Sunday, and called the NHS help line and spoke to them about what I thought this meant & it’s implications ..
    And they are now sending out an NHS home testing kit which will be here with 48 hrs ..

    So I’ll take another test & get a second opinion this week ..

    Pictures around the City as the lockdown lifts ,,

    The area next to Westminster coroners office has been taken down & returned to a taxi Parking area again ..

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Day 72

  • 29/05/2020

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    I left the house today ,, I hadn’t realised I’d been home for over 2 months ..
    I was nervous, but eventually after thinking about it for too long, I got out & took a tube ride, & a bus to the Workshop .. Boxed some pickups for shipping to France & opened the mail, Plus other stuff that had been sent in ..
    Zapper had a walk in the local park & then we took a bus into central london & then another bus home ..

    Still amazed at that fact only a few people are wearing masks on the tube, Although there is a platform announcement that states that everyone should be wearing a mask while travelling ..

    And people wearing a mask over their chin, Like it’s a cool thing to do ..

    I’m still going to be wearing one for a long while to come ..

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Day 71

  • 28/05/2020

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    Pictures from the last few days,
    Zapper growls at the Window, at the man with a sign,, He now sits at the other window after too many accidents at the other end of the sofa involving the plant pot.. The anti body test arrived yesterday, but it was too late to get it back into the post for 4 o’clock, So I’ll do that today .. And pictures from the Park

    The Government are stopping the sale of home testing kits & the results might be delayed because of this move ..

    Recovery is full of ups & down ,, It’s early days
    And having to rest at any point during the day has become normal ..

    I’m planning to head across london for the first time tomorrow to visit the Workshop, As I’ve got to ship some pickups out to France

    Having the results back would be a bonus, as confirming I’ve got the antibodies would give me more confidence being on public transport ,,

    Little by little ..

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Day 67

  • 24/05/2020

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    I’ve been Ok & free from the effects of the infection for 7 days ,, Thank you for all my ‘Berf Dee’ Wishes yesterday .. I’m 370 yrs old in dog years,,
    And 67 days home just me & Zapper, We both adapted & it’s been a positive life changing experience, Aside from a few scary days of fear & ill health .. Video calls & messages on most days kept me connected & on track ..

    Stay safe & Well ,, Keep on keeping on ..

    You know the drill ..

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    Five days without feeling unwell .. Longest run since this started on March 21st ,, Zapper wearing my T shirt yesterday, So today we took an umbrella & water to the Park .. 1 hr & then home again,, The Park feels a peaceful place .. Everyone is respecting each others space ,,
    Booked a C19 home testing kit this evening, which will be here soon ..

    Hopefully I’ll be able to sign this diary off as historical quite soon ..

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    Random pictures over the last few days ,, Spoke to GP,, We’re both learning as we go .. All the tests over the last few weeks on my health have been good - Even the 24hr blood pressure test came back as normal, Ive had a shave & I’ve sat in the sun for 30 mins each day, over the last three days ,, I’m also going to take an anti body test at some point soon ,, But my GP said ‘It quite obvious you’ve had the infection’
    She also said I shouldn’t be infectious to anyone else & it’s unlikely I’ll catch it again or another strain .. But we’re learning every day, so who knows,,

    But most importantly I feel like I’ve returned,, Still a bit battered & bruised ..

    The transition back has felt emotionally turbulent ,, Feelings came rushing back & an odd sense of the void yesturday evening ,, emotions changing for one hour to the next,,

    8 weeks was a long stint & it feels like the worst is over .. Easy doesn’t it & Gently Bentley ,,

    I feel more confident about things now ..

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    Ive had no real understanding of what time is in the last 60 days ,, I know that I’m feeling Ok today,, And I’ve been better for the last two days .. But I’m also aware that there might be another few days of sickness ahead, as this journey has been like that all the way through .. I can’t feel the virus, the fatigue, the physical discomfort or the fear .. The negative and dark fatalistic scenario’s aren’t as prevalent as they have been most days, despite being as positive as I could be, that stuff was always there ..

    If we’re finding out now, that there are thousands of other people with the same experience of the virus as mine .. Why are we being pushed to lift the restrictions ?

    I hope my posts have shown if nothing else that this could be a massive mistake ..

    If your able to or by what ever means .. Stay doing what you’ve been doing, to stay safe & well ..

    What ever it takes ,,

    Let me make this perfectly clear - I’ve been Sick for eight weeks as of today ,,

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    Random pictures ,, Had a few days feeling rough with bad chest pains which peaked yesterday evening .. Today that’s shifted & I’ve also got into the late afternoon sun for 30 mins .. I’ve been Resting a lot ,,
    That was a mini revisit of last month, Five days in total .. That’s the pattern with this thing .. Oxygen levels were slightly down & heart rate slightly higher .. But nothing to worry about ,,

    I really hope that’s the end of this & I can stay well for more than a week .. I’ve kept this diary up so I can look back at it a year from now ,,

    I’m going to be Ok ..

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    Pictures of the City. Some from yesterday & the Sky from today.
    New Treats & Dog harness arrived for Zapper

    Health is good & all is Well.

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    Appy Berf Dee Zapper ,, 2 yrs Old 💜 ,, I Woke up feeling 25 yrs younger / *Picture sent from Simone yesterday, must have been 95 & I would have been 28

    Thanks for all the love & kindness .. The fatigue of the last 2 days has shifted ..
    Off to the kitchen to look after us both x

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    The biggest part of this is how it effects your thinking .. But I’m tired & I’m still feeling a wave of fatigue that started yesterday .. I’m not bad, but everything feels like hard work, Nothing I can do but ride the Pony til it’s time to get off ..
    Subtle enough not to be ignored & not bad enough to lay you out .. I’ve become impatient in these final stages ,, I can see land .. But I’m not home yet ,,

    I hope we’re wrong about the second wave of this virus & the implications of everyone thinking the lockdown is over ..

    I’m Ok just tired & worn out ,,

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    Pictures of the City. Quite a few people around today, I went to the doctors but got the day wrong - It’s Monday at 3 o’clock not today

    Got some supplies in & meet more than one person who didn’t care about walking within feet of me inside the supermarket - One told me to chill out & another said he didn’t care . That stuff really annoys me.

    So we went for our daily walk.
    On the recovery front I’ve been tired & getting pains again. It’s not major, but that’s just now this thing goes. Im not stressing.

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Day 50

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    ECG & Blood results back from the GP and all are Ok except for slightly high Cholesterol, So starting some meds to bring those levels down.

    Wearing a heart monitor for 24hrs from tomorrow to get a wider picture of what’s going on. It’s late at night I’ve felt some flutters & I’m sure it’s a mixture of everything that’s happened recently.

    No chest pains today & feeling 90% Back to natural tiredness at the end of the day - Even woke up in a more normal way this morning.

    Pictures from yesterday & today.

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    Day 48

    The Oximeter arrived in the post yesterday. Tested my Oxygen & heart rate and they are both good. Had a Doctors appointment at 2 o’clock for bloods & an ECG which I’ll get the results from tomorrow & the results from the bloods in a few days.

    Been I’ve feeling some odd stuff from my ticker recently, Which I guess is post viral stress. Maybe high blood pressure. Could also be the antibiotics.

    But I’m glad I called the GP and brought my Wednesday appointment forward a day. As late last night I could feel some odd stuff going on.

    Who knows, but tomorrow I’ll find out.

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    Day 46

    It was exactly 6 weeks ago today, after being home for a few days, I started getting Sick - It’s was 5am Saturday night / Sunday morning, that I woke up with a sore throat.

    Today I left the house looking like a Category ‘A’ Prisoner, I look I genuinely like right now.

    A/ Because It’s practical and I can wash these overalls when I get back home.

    B/ It’s scares the shit out of most people so they avoid me & keep their distance.

    C/No one else is wearing this kind of clothing so it fits in with me being ‘Special & Different’.

    Today’s pictures are.

    Zapper wears jacket by Muma D. Views around London - The Cat A prisoner look - Zapper gets a bath.

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    Day 45 - Good News at last. The X-ray’s of my lungs have been marked as ‘Clear & Normal’ - The antibiotics have already made a difference, I felt like Superman after taking the first dose, which meant I didn’t get any sleep until 5am this morning.

    Anyway 5 days of meds & keeping up the routine.

    At first this dairy was about making a note of what was happening. So I could look back on it & remember dates ect. Then I saw the feedback about the pictures, which then became a daily focus & really helped this whole process & recovery.

    I’ve been very lucky .. And the comments & messages have kept my spirits up.

    So Thank you.

    It’s been just over five & half weeks already ?!

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    Visited Chelsea & Westminster Hospital for an X-ray today and Collected some antibiotics to take for the next 7 days

    Left Zapper on his own for an hour & half and took a Taxi there and back.
    Got some supplies in and then got out for our daily walk.

    The Rain was Biblical and all the Colours were jumping. Back home now & all is Well.

    April 30th 2020!

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    Day 43 -

    Zapper sleeping & views round the City.
    Post Viral fatigue kicked in again yesterday & last night was uncomfortable due to the healing stage of the chest.

    GP called back today & tomorrow I’m starting a week of antibiotics, as it’s suggested if your over week 5 of suspected C19.

    But that’s how this thing goes. I’m not going anywhere anytime soon & Recovery is all that’s important.
    I’m doing Ok

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    Pictures collected over the last few days in Central London. Pimlico & St James Park on our daily walk. Very little breathing issues & less muscle ache
    The Daily walk is enough - Good food & lots of rest. All is Well 🐾

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    Day 37 - Zapper asleep on my arm this morning - Zappers lunch, Oven cooked chicken, Sweet potato & Mixed in with half a Tin of Angus Beef ..
    And something I haven’t done in years unless I’m in a restaurant - Sit at a table ,,
    The last 3 days were a slight wave of illness again ..
    No Rhyme nor reason .. That’s just how it is ,,
    And it took a long time to come round, wake up today., But I’m Ok right now & feel better than I have in a long while ..
    Spoke to a friend in NY yesterday & she said everyone there has to wear masks when they are outside - Same deal in Tokyo ,,
    But that’s not the narrative here in London ?! ..
    I would strongly urge everyone I know to wear a mask if there going outside ..
    I didn’t need oxygen or need to go into hospital.. But it was an unpleasant experience that went for the last 30 plus days in total ,,

    Why would you take risks ..

    All is Well in da Casa da Pimlico 🐾

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    Day 35 at Home - 30 Days of that being unwell & 5 days feeling Ok ,,

    These are pictures from Yesterday, which was slightly marred by what seems like a daily recurrence here in Central London ..

    Having to ask people not to come to close to you ,,

    Yesterday a group of Village igots got aggressive, Two of them became threatening,,

    I walked away & can stand my ground, But the mix of adrenaline not feeling that well isn’t a good mix ..

    It took a while to wind down, center myself & let go ..

    But I made a decision not to become a victim of someone else’s disfunction .,

    The lesson learned is not to communicate with anyone, even if you have their own best interests at heart .. Half wits be Half wits, They don’t respond to honestly or simple reason, It scares them & they feel the need to shout ..

    Anyway I came home & focused on cooking for about 3 / 4 hrs .. A Creative meditation ,,

    I’m Very grateful to have food & shelter - The time to cook & Look after me & Zapper ,,

    All is Well

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    Day 33 - I over did it yesterday walking to the Royal Albert Hall & Back
    That was a 5 mile round trip, So today I’m a bit sore

    It took 3 hrs there & back.

    Woke up again feeling better, Which is the third morning in a row . Guess it might take another week to get completely on top of this.

    But I’m moving in the right direction now.

    All is Well

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    Day 32 - I felt stronger today than I have in the last 28 days since I got Sick. I went for the longest walk from Pimlico to the Royal Albert Hall & back.

    Too many people still not avoiding each other or wearing masks. I spent the whole time crossing over roads, walking around people, changing direction, Stopping until I could get a clear pass, and still had to ask a few people not to come any closer.

    Once we could get onto open ground we did & then we kept to ourselves.

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    Day 30 - Pictures from today 17 April 2020

    Yesterday I wasn’t feeling great,, But that’s just now this thing goes. You feel like your over it & then it comes back & kicks to back to base.

    Most people stayed home today - It rained.

    Zapper’s Ok being put in a tree.

    We had a long walk from Pimlico to Green Park and back & then he had a bath when we got home.

    Ginger lemon & honey tea & two paracetamol

    Rest & take it easy.

    Hope your Ok & doing the right thing.

    Stay in & don’t get Sick - You know the Drill

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    Day 27 - The Barber - The Tinker - The Dog Dad & Cook.

    Cut my whiskers & Clipped the hair - Cooked some Vegetable soup & rice and Mended a pan lid with an Indian ceramic handle.

    Been feeling slightly rough for a few days, So I called my GP for advice, And they agreed to see me, about the time they were closing & checked my oxygen levels.. Good News my oxygen saturation is 99%. A simple test using a clip on meter, on the end of your finger. So the discomfort in my chest is the healing process & nothing of great concern.

    The local Coroners Office has taken over the adjoining Black Taxi area on Horseferry Rd with a permanent wooden structure around it ,, And some local streets are now closed & being used as ambulance parking areas.

    I’m very grateful to the Black Cab driver who got me to the GP’s within less than 10 mins -
    I explained the situation & he said it was Ok.
    Neither of us were taking risks & he said he was cleaning the Cab twice a day anyway.

    And for my GP who ran those checks for me.

    Getting honest & asking for help .. And having people go out of their way to accommodate your needs is moving. It’s taken the anxiety from the back of my mind about this recovery process.

    All is Well thanks to the good hearts of the people I’ve interacted with & meet today 💜

    And for my Soul Brother Zapper

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