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A quarantine diary - March 2020

I’m documenting the crazy, upside-down, back to front, life we’re living. COVID-19.

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I (used to) attend a writing group at my local library. I joined about 2 years ago and attending weekly group meetings was inspirational, supportive and a lot of fun. In a weak moment l

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27 days, almost a month in total lockdown.  Neither of us have been outside the confines of the house and back garden, except once a week to put the bins out.  I think

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They say a week’s a long time in politics but it feels like a decade in a pandemic.   On 5th March 2020 Boris Johnson said “…perhaps you could take it on the

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So I bought a new phone last week.  I had the last one for about three years and it was perfectly serviceable except for battery life.  It was hardly making it ’til lunchtime.

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Neither of us are sick (touch wood) but we decided to self isolate a few days before it was advised because we both have the dreaded ‘underlying conditions’. When we started I imagined

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I’ve turned off notificationsI couldn’t stand the dinIt’s day nine of our lockdownAnd the novelty’s worn thin The BBC, the GuardianAnd MSNBCAll vying for attentionFrom the captive detainee Lists of figure and statisticsAn

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" Your grandparents were called to war. You’re being called to sit on your couch. You can do this. "