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17 April

Coronavirus Diary with OV Jeremy Thompson: Entry 4

Following on from last week, here is the beginning of the next entry in OV Jeremy Thompson (S 61-65)’s Virus Diaries for Sky news…

Monday 6th April

I catch myself whistling Busy Doing Nothing – a sharp reminder to myself to get a grip.

We’re into week four of our lockdown and we’ve settled into an odd sort of rhythm.

My new five-a-day consists of exercising, cooking, reading, socialising online, and writing – with a side portion of TV viewing, if it’s tasty and healthful.

Unlike Geldof’s Boomtown Rats, we do like Mondays. They’ve become our designated walking and shopping days.

The parks are gloriously empty near us today in contrast with local food shops, which are fully stocked. One customer in, one out makes shopping a less risky pursuit.

Though Lynn still insists that I – the vulnerable one – stay outside while she buys.

Friends in Spain send a video of a large wild boar with her six piglets strolling nonchalantly down a local street. My journalist pal John in Barcelona wryly describes it as “a vision of the apocalypse”.

You can read the rest of this week here.