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Liz has posted 44 annotations/comments since 19 February 2020.

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About Wednesday 7 February 1665/66

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Lee Proud: We have no idea what they went through and can only have an inkling of what it was like. Sadly, we do now.

About Monday 28 August 1665

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“Up, and being ready I out to Mr. Colvill, the goldsmith’s, having not for some days been in the streets;” I know how Sam feels. Lockdown no.3. One hour local-only exercise outside, any shopping is delivered. Has been one year since I went shopping to our neighbouring town (we used to go every month). At least we can stay in our own house. Sam &co have/is moved/moving out.

About Friday 19 May 1665

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Tally sticks. ‘ In 1834, the Exchequer was faced with the problem of disposing two cart-loads of wooden tally sticks. These were remnants of an obsolete accounting system that had not been used since 1826.’ https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/b…
This interesting short article shows the disposal caused the Great Fire of 1834.

About Sunday 11 June 1665

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Still living with our own plague: COVID-19. Unlike in SP’s time, we now have vaccines. The older population and front line health/care staff are being inoculated first. Interesting to see self-isolation taking place in SP’s time. De Foe says it was imposed - as we are currently.

About Friday 21 April 1665

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“chicken just pulled apart” is a thing nowadays! On the subject of interest, at the moment you are very lucky to get 0.1 % on any savings.

About Monday 14 November 1664

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I continue to be amazed that people just turn up for dinner. I’d be in a right tizz if this happened to me. Also, I love the fact that BBC links are still live when so many elicit the dreaded 404 message!

About Sunday 13 November 1664

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“Without book”. I believe it is “off book” nowadays - when actors have learnt their lines.

About Monday 22 August 1664

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“Up and abroad, doing very many errands to my great content which lay as burdens upon my mind and memory”. So it is today - you feel so much better when onerous tasks are completed.

About Thursday 7 July 1664

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Clothing: thank goodness we can add/subtract layers at will. Many a time I’ve needed a light jacket in the morning which was discarded by lunchtime. SP et al seem to stay in whatever went on first thing. Afterthought: lack of zips and Velcro means help needed to dress/undress.

About Sunday 3 July 1664

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31st July 2020 temperature at Heathrow: 37.8 c. The third hottest day on record.

About Saturday 6 February 1663/64

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Currently another plague is happening worldwide: over 36 million cases and over 1 million deaths due to COVID-19.

About Monday 1 February 1663/64

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Rex Gordon: I was told it was so the gentleman could draw his sword, should the need arise. Presumably there were no left handed gentlemen...

About Sunday 1 November 1663

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Food - what goes around , comes around. Cow’s cheeks are ‘in’ in upper crust eating lately.