Author Archives: Mark Turner

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Has social distancing been abandoned?

Midlothian has crowded pubs, shops, and roads, and the beaches were as busy as ever according to news and other reports, so what now for the second wave? Are over 50s being told to stay at home so the young can party as usual?

Where have all the bugs gone?

As I drove to Boness and back the other day, I did not need to clear my windscreen of any bugs at all, and there should have been plenty in the middle of summer. Has the overuse of pesticides wiped out everything, or is there some other reason? Maire has a photo of the broccoli in our garden, it’s perfect, unmarked, uneaten, and no sign of any caterpillars. Are we supposed to accept this as “Normal”?