Silver linings: taking the positives from 2020

Whether it was spending more time with family, improving cooking skills or taking up sea swimming, people have managed to find joy among the gloom of the pandemic. Some well-known personalities share their experiences of this year

Thomas Barr, hurdler, was due to compete at this second Olympic Games this year until they were postponed until 2021

Without a doubt, 2020 has been an extraordinary year. Most of us have been negatively affected in some way – physical, emotional, mental or financial – and are looking forward to a bright new start in 2021. But it hasn’t all been bad news. Despite the pandemic, many people have experienced at least some positivity. So, in a bid to end the year on a happier note, we have asked them to share their happy ...