Off Message: Andrea Cleary spends some time on her own

A month-long period of solitude gives our columnist a chance to put her self-sufficiency theory to the test

25th July, 2021
Off Message: Andrea Cleary spends some time on her own
‘I had convinced myself for a long time that sea swimming was something ‘other people’ did’

If you’d told me that I had to spend almost an entire month living alone during a global pandemic, I would have cockily declared that these days I’m made for the stuff.

I binge on time alone. On this side of lockdown, the prospect of an entire weekend to myself sends me into such a flurry of possibilities that I end up achieving none of my great plans. As a loud...

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