What we have seen
Notice on Worthing Pier
Local people decorating the social distancing markers on the promenade
‘Look after one another. Keep your distance’ – Notice in Swedish park
Apparently outside a hospital in Lewisham
Local Pub in Oxford (now shut) with a message of support for NHS
What we are watching
‘Dead to Me’ – A black comedy about two widows meeting at a support group, and becoming close friends
‘Free Solo’ a documentary about Alex Honnold’s attempt to climb the 3000 foot El Capitain without any safety ropes. As well as the terrifying and beautiful scenes of climbing this is also a thoughtful essay on mortality, morals and relationships.
What we are reading and playing this week
One of us is playing ‘Pandemic’ the board game. “It’s a collaborative pastime (everyone against the game). Our lockdown household has finally won at the top difficulty level (called “heroic” by the game developers). We are now investigating ‘add-on’ kits. For people interested in public health (as well as those who aren’t) – it’s a good fun game! I can’t quite form a settled opinion about the ‘bad taste’ aspect. There is certainly a gallows humour side to it as you lose the game on a sudden unexpected third outbreak in London/ Atlanta/choose-a-city.”
“My Sister, the Serial Killer” by Oyinkan Braithwaite – A romp of a read about what binds sisters.