Long time readers of my column will know that I am not of the glass half full type at the best of times. Nevertheless, it is at times like these that one’s inner metal shows and I am determined to come up gold!
So below I list my reasons to be cheerful!
Cleaner air – a marked reduction in car use is good news – less emissions in China as my son reminded me
Skylarks – I was out walking on the weekend and seeing them wheeling and chirping without a care in the world is truly uplifting
Maltesers – there has been a tragic dearth of these in the shops due to some factory malfunction but my dear rep has just bought me a large box and made my day
Friends – texting, emailing to see how I am, sending pictures of violets in the wood, chatting about books read – invaluable!
Empty trains – unheard of in life B.C
Mayerling on i-player – my ballet classes are sadly cancelled but at least I can watch this fabulous ballet and remind myself of what could have been…
Cats – blissfully ignorant of anything but a warm lap and their stomachs!
Books – of course I can see my daughter’s eyes rolling as I write.! A bit weirdly I find crime novels rather comforting at times like these especially those of the golden age.