COVID DIARY: DAY 55, Shoes

Does anyone remember these things that people used to wear on their feet? They had all sorts of names for them: shoes, boots, moccasins, wellies, trainers, sneakers, heels, platforms, pumps, high tops, mules, cloggs and even crocs. People were strange back then. They’d wear shoes to go to work. They’d come home and put trainers […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 54, The Crazies

Things are getting strange in the UK. We have a Prime Minister who nearly died from Covid-19 that wants people to start going back to work if they can. He believes Reception pupils are the most likely to follow social distancing rules that’s why they are the first to be going back in June. Then […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 50

Is that date right! 😱 We’ve been in lockdown for 50 days! That is so significant that it doesn’t even need a subtitle! There’s a bunch of other significant numbers to consider too. It’s 2 weeks into Ramadan, so we are basically half way through. Today is the 75th Anniversary of VE day. Thanks to […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 47, Mental Health

The rot is starting to settle in. We’re into our eight week of the lockdown. We’ve had the most deaths in Europe (clearly herd immunity was the wrong way to go). Its at this stage that people are going to start displaying mental health issues induced by isolation. Even the most antisocial person needs some […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 46, Borrowed Time

Let’s face it, we’ve been living on borrowed time. Coronavirus was a pandemic waiting to happen. People like Bill Gates have been warning us about something like this for nearly a decade. We need to wise up, because this isn’t the only potential global disaster looming over us. Ever since we mastered mass transportation (trains, […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 41, Insomnia

Insomnia and Ramadan aren’t a good combination, but with the disruption in sleep patterns they do often go hand in hand. I slept about 4hrs before sehri (pre-dawn meal) but struggled to fall back to sleep after the morning prayer. I spent an hour trying to sleep before giving in and went downstairs. Even the […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 40

People I know are seriously ill with COVID 19. How many people now have said that? It really drives the reality of our current situation home. In the UK we marked the passing of front line workers today with a minutes silence and then a round of applause for those who are still working against […]

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COVID DIARY: DAY 37

Over 20,000 dead in UK hospitals as a result of Coronavirus. Its hard to comprehend what that number means. Think of it like this; on average we each meet 20,000 across our lifetime. So, to put it into understandable terms, imagine every person that you have ever met and that you may yet mean have […]

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