Colonies Covid Chronicle 3: Candles in a dark room

Colonies poets, Diana and Hamish have kindly compiled these touching contributions for the 3rd week of Covid Chronicles, continuing to build the picture of how we’re coping and what we’re thinking at this unprecedented and life-changing time.

If you’re a Colonies resident, old or new, old or young or any age in between, please don’t resist the temptation to send your words (150 max), thoughts, diary entries, poems… to by the end of Wednesday for inclusion in the week’s chronicle which is distributed on Fridays.

If painting or drawing appeals to you more (or as well!), we’d be delighted to share any appropriate artwork – especially if it’s uplifting!  Please send a photo of your artwork or lovely local scene to so we can share it on our Facebook page.

Click Covid for this week’s entries.