Off Message: The lockdown sequel we didn’t want to see

It’s difficult not to feel downhearted at the now all-too-familiar sights of shuttered shops and pubs, but remaining open to the positives in our lives will get us through this

25th October, 2020
Off Message: The lockdown sequel we didn’t want to see
Who needs pumpkins, barmbracks or ghost decorations when we have 2020 to keep us worried, all day, every day?

You know the guy who says “In a world . . .” in that miles-deep American accent in the Hollywood movie trailers? For some days now, his voice has been in my head. Instead of saying “In a world”, he’s intoning over and over again: “The Lockdown 2: this time it’s serious!”

I’d really rather that guy wasn’t doing time on a treadmill in my mind. But now that...

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