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Everyday life at Peacock Towers

Coping With The News

I can’t bring myself to watch the news today. It was so utterly horrific and depressing yesterday. If, like me, you’re finding the news a bit hard to take, here’s a quotation that might help –

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’
Fred Rogers

From Chunk to Hunk

My laptop’s gone berserk. At least the typing part of it. Basically, it keeps lifting bits of text and dropping them randomly in other places while I’m writing.
I wrote an email today to warn a relatively important person that I’m possibly ‘away for a large chunk of February’.
Perfectly innocent. But my laptop decided to grab the second half and put it after my signature. The result –
Ian Peacock
hunk of February

I sent it. I then sent an explanation. I haven’t heard back.


Good morrow. I’m back.


my new acer and midwinter fire plant