Day Fifty Three – Cost of Lockdown

As we edge over fifty days of lockdown, the true picture of Britain slowly emerges from the dust. The dust however, has far from settled. Our death toll has reached over 33’000 and it continues to rise. Even though the number of deaths per day is on the decline, it’s pretty certain that we willContinue reading “Day Fifty Three – Cost of Lockdown”

Day Forty Seven – The Children Left Behind

As we come to the end of a sun soaked Bank Holiday weekend, there is a midst of hope and anguish.  This week UK produced the highest figures in Europe in terms of Covid 19 deaths. We surpassed Italy, as our numbers went over 30’000 and counting. Ten thousand above the number, which the governmentContinue reading “Day Forty Seven – The Children Left Behind”

Day Forty – Is Lockdown Unofficially Over?

Entering the month of May meant, we spent the whole complete month of April in Lockdown. But Lockdown when it was first announced near the end of March is a lot different than what we are facing in beginning of May. We have become complacent, the regulations put forward by the government bouncing off ourContinue reading “Day Forty – Is Lockdown Unofficially Over?”

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 Boris has left hospital, Trump has declared war with WHO and withdrawn US funding, whilst some European countries like Denmark and Germany look at relaxing their lockdown restrictions.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 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 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”

Day One. What it all means?

Three months ago, my biggest worry for this country’s future and climate was that Boris Johnson had won the UK election in a historical landslide. Decimating Jeremy Corbyn and in doing so, walloping the final nail in the coffin for the Labour Party for at least two generations. The UK was divided, Brexiteers in jubilationContinue reading “Day One. What it all means?”