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Diary of a Lockdown, day 174: I feel like ‘carping’

In the nine days since I wrote here about our struggles to get a Covid-test for our symptomatic …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 165: ‘no test sites found’

Youngest child has a runny nose, headache, sore throat and cough. In normal times I’d tell him to …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 160: end-of-summer blues

Morale has been wobbly this last week or so. There are money worries as the reality of having …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 136: back in the swim

Tooting Bec Lido opened today for the much-delayed first swim of the summer. I was one of many …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 118: seaside and meals out

This weekend is the closest to ‘normal’ we’ve done since the start of Lockdown. On Friday afternoon we …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 114: is it safe to go out?

I’m making face-masks out of old T-shirts. As the government has stopped dithering and made face-masks compulsory in …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 96: is it all over?

Clearly we’ve all had enough – of no pubs and clubs, no summer holidays, no birthday parties, no …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 88: back to flat-sharing days

I thought my days of sharing a home with inconsiderate flat-mates were long gone. But three months out …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 78: reading about race

Is this a tipping point? After all the moments when people said “never again”: like after the 1981 …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 71: time travel

As lockdown rules continue to be eased, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to walk the dog. Now that six …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 62: getting tested

I’ve just received the results my Covid test: negative. Not that I was worried as I haven’t really …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 52: life online

For years I’ve been trying to reduce screen time – both my own and the teens’, as readers …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 47: waiting

These last few days have been filled with lazy hours sunbathing, barbecue smells – and waiting for a …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 41: looking ahead through clear skies

My reaction to last week’s news that British Airways may stop flying out of Gatwick and concentrate its …

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Diary of a Lockdown, day 33: let’s change ‘normal’

In whatever ways the lockdown eventually starts to lift, I’m hoping we don’t return to normal. Some things …

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