Thursday, 14 May 2020

BACK IN THE COVID - The Lockdown Diary Day 12

Weird sort of day today. Sunday brunch was our starting point after a late rise. Catching up with social media and news is taking longer and longer every morning. So much so that it will soon require a second cup of tea in bed to cover it. The clocks went forward overnight which put us farther on in our day so we decided on brunch by the seaside and a salad dinner later on. Beautiful day at the seaside but this view on our place mats is about the nearest we will get to an ozone boost anytime soon. Such a pity that we couldn’t put the clocks forward four months!

After a Sunday brunch comes the constitutional and off we set in quite the strangest and eeriest ambiance I have ever experienced. We passed a few strangers, some with their dogs, discretely keeping their distance. Normally strangers in the street would find themselves cheerily hailed by your’s truly with the minimum of a good afternoon but with their heads were down and their eyes set on another distance it was hard to get a warm response. Much more than social distancing is happening here. Brexit turned half of our society against the other, SARS-Cov2 has made us frightened and wary of each other. This is social breakdown and to say that I returned home profoundly sad to be both exiled from the EU and now isolated from my fellow citizens is an understatement. 

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