Day Twenty Nine – Does the Government Care?

With lockdown extended, it seems only logical we have lost track of the days and weeks. How quickly did our everyday rituals break down? Monday doesn’t mean anything more than a Wednesday or a Friday or even a Sunday- they are all just days.   A part of me is already missing the lockdown, even thoughContinue reading “Day Twenty Nine – Does the Government Care?”

Day Twenty Four – The BAME Position

It’s been over three weeks and it looks like we are in this for until the end of May. Boris has left hospital, Trump has declared war with WHO and withdrawn US funding, whilst some European countries like Denmark and Germany look at relaxing their lockdown restrictions.  None has been without its criticism. What startedContinue reading “Day Twenty Four – The BAME Position”

Day Twenty – Easter Lockdown

It’s an Easter weekend like no other. 26 degrees outside, like its mid-July with no sign of the sun going away anytime soon.  For the last 20 days, every day seemed like a bank holiday, ripping away the excitement and joy of the four day weekend we all love and anticipate every year. It’s sadContinue reading “Day Twenty – Easter Lockdown”

Day Eighteen – Is Lockdown for the Privilege?

Since Covid 19 became a pandemic, many of us have been quick to point out how this virus has connected us together as country and a global community. The leaders of the world have held nothing back as they continue to tell us how we are all in this together and that we are allContinue reading “Day Eighteen – Is Lockdown for the Privilege?”

Day Sixteen – Butterfly Effect- What If?

Every day in this pandemic, we are being faced with more plot twists than a M Night Shaymalan film. To the extent where nothing seems to be a shock anymore. Yesterday, Boris Johnson was admitted to an ICU, as his symptoms from Covid 19 worsen. Not much has been told to us -the public, apartContinue reading “Day Sixteen – Butterfly Effect- What If?”

Day Fourteen- Fading Hope?

Two weeks have passed since we began official lockdown. Next Monday we will know how long they will extend it by. I guess, it’s no use in pretending the Government will announce they will ease restrictions, the chances are, we are in it for the next foreseeable month or maybe more. The Sun came outContinue reading “Day Fourteen- Fading Hope?”

Day Twelve- Why Running Matters

First they came for the pubs, I didn’t say anything because I didn’t drink. Then they came for the Restaurants and I didn’t say anything because I didn’t go out to eat. Then they came for the gyms,  but there was no one left to speak out for me. It was a good joke andContinue reading “Day Twelve- Why Running Matters”

Day Ten – Conspiracy Squad

Every global catastrophe is guaranteed to have two things. Number one, its critics and number two the conspiracy theorists. The latter, remind us every step of the way, that what are seeing, is in fact, not what we are getting. Did you hear about the one where no Jews went to work at the WorldContinue reading “Day Ten – Conspiracy Squad”

Day Nine – Has God Abandoned Us?

Back in mid January, when the news of the new Coronavirus started filtering out of China, I remember one evening, waiting to pick up my order at the local fried chicken shop. It was a typical evening, with the kind of rush you expect inside a chicken shop in East London and with same typeContinue reading “Day Nine – Has God Abandoned Us?”

Day Seven – Birthday Contemplation

For many, having a birthday in quarantine is not the way they wanted to mark their special day. No cakes, no presents, no fun fare or a nice meal or party with friends and family. To me, I finally had an excuse to spend my birthday the way I spent the last 37 of them.Continue reading “Day Seven – Birthday Contemplation”