Futile MasterChef and unlikely runner: my coronavirus lockdown crisis

I fear the coronavirus pandemic has triggered some form of  early ‘midlife’ crisis, at the tender age of 29. I’m not sure why the lockdown has had such a profound effect. In many ways it’s my ideal lifestyle. Zero chance of a foreign holiday, no struggling to squeeze through obstacles at horrific softplay centres and…

Will the coronavirus story I tell my son be positive or negative?

In my virtual scrapbook of family life, this blog chapter on the coronavirus chaos could be relayed to our now two-year-old son in one of two contrasting ways in years to come. I could tell him the tale of the night I tucked him into bed and headed to the supermarket, recall the locust-plagued shelves…