Week 12: Lockdown
- This week I left the house 5 times. Three times to go for a short jog around the block. Twice to go to the shops.
- I’ve still been getting up, showered and dressed ready for work every day. It starts me off right. At the weekend I was slightly more relaxed and didn’t bother getting out of my pyjamas. Knowing that I don’t need to / can’t leave the house, and no one is going to surprise drop round, there didn’t seem any point. Though I’ve been reflecting on this article about “Inside Clothes” Mark shared and realising I’m underprepared with my indoor clothes selection.
- I finished listening to Safe - On Black British Men Reclaiming Space this week. It was a fairly natural follow on from The Good Immigrant however just focusing on black men. Like The Good Immigrant the short story per chapter makes it very digestible and an easy way to listen to peoples experiences. I came away still feeling depressed at the racism in this country, knowing we’ve still got a long way to go.
- Food shopping is weird at the moment. Everyone walking around quietly avoiding each other all looking at aisles which are half empty. We’ve not struggled with getting fresh fruit and veg, either going to the larger supermarkets which get regular deliveries and through our Able & Cole subscription. Getting eggs and strong white bread flour though has proved impossible. It seems the whole country has suddenly taken up baking.