I began writing this blog in the summer last year, little expecting it would turn out to be what it became. Which was something quite magical, and which taught me at least one valuable lesson: that true happiness is often achieved through being happy with what you have - and perhaps not continually striving for … Continue reading Move over to the legs!
Tracy's Story: There were only police cars and empty buses doggedly following their routes in case an essential worker needed them.
Sara's story: They were always escaping. I remember one day waking up and there were about forty sheep on my lawn.
Morris's Story: If they give to me and my family then I’ve gotta give something back. That is me. To me I’ve got a heart. I like to help people, not to hurt people.
Magdalena's Story: But actually, I am a very positive person. I feel that after the bottom line there will be an up – but I don’t know where will be the bottom line for the world yet.
Rupert's Story: Although, while I hate saying there there’s ever a positive to a deal falling through, absolutely 100% I wouldn’t want to be in a big-rent pub at this particular moment.
Tracey and Pete's Stories: We still dance in the kitchen. We put on our Country and Western music and dance around the island, usually on a Sunday morning.
Bev, Nickie and Emily's Stories: It’s very rare, as a lawyer, that you have to deal with a proper force majeure and that’s been very interesting.
Jim's Story: I think it’s wonderful that they all took notice, I couldn’t believe it.
Abi's Story: But things like the village leaving flowers on my doorstep? Hell yeah, that made such a difference to me.
Alan's Story: Mary and I met when I was... probably sixteen? I guess we’ve now been together more than sixty years.
Imani's Story: Although I think probably the hardest thing for young people is wondering, ‘Am I ever going to have sex again?'
Emma-Jayne and Michal's Stories: But when we see what's happened to friends in the trade, we know we're the lucky ones.
Elise's Story: We're a strange bunch really. We do fit in but we're always... we're not rural, we're not second homers, who are we?
Tracey and Holly's Stories: I have been very materialistic - very orientated towards earning money to provide, to give the kids as much as I could. The virus has made me think, actually there's more important things than work.
John's Story: Sadly, I think that the opera I knew won't exist post Covid. No more spending £5 million on a new production of just four or five shows.
Juno's Story: I was on a ward that was eerily quiet, with every person I saw wearing full PPE. So I was really touched when a nurse took her mask off at the doorway so that I could see just one person's face.
Vickey's Story: Covid has also been a complete leveller. It's out to get everybody but it's also out to show us how we've got to live: more fairly, more justly and in a more community-based way.