I think we’re into Week 12 of Lockdown … but as the weeks are all blurring into each other, I can’t say for sure.
But I do know that a quarter of 2020 has been put on hold. Life, as we know it, is in suspended animation. The world is still turning. The sun is still rising and setting. The human race, however, is mostly still at home, with a few nervous forays into the outdoors.
Like you, we (or others) have cancelled or postponed quite a growing list of appointments, gatherings and travel arrangements:
- A lunch with family and friends to mark The Boy Child becoming a teenager.
- Easter weekend with the family.
- The Season opening weekend at Sywell.
- Blood donation session. Now rearranged for early August.
- Four days in Bruges, Belgium. (This has been postponed until October at the earliest, but may have to be postponed again.)
- Haircut for me at the end of April. I’m now on a waiting list for when the salon is allowed to reopen.
- Meeting our newest great nephew.
- Routine dental appointments.
- Five days in Jersey during the May half-term.
- A performance of To Kill a Mockingbird in London’s West End.
The above list obviously doesn’t include the closure of schools and work cancellations – we currently have no idea when school will reopen or when work bookings will commence again. Nor does it include the now non-existent in-person daily interaction we were used to having with friends.
What are the things you’ve had to cancel or postpone?