Corporate corona-washing, and how many police officers does it take to order a magic roll?

It’s Saturday 29th March and Britain’s been shut down for a week. My first order is a wrap from a place in the center of town and I wait for 37 minutes for those halloumi fries to be ready. Mr drum n bass dating agency drops in when I’m at 30 minutes and thinks betterContinue reading “Corporate corona-washing, and how many police officers does it take to order a magic roll?”

T-shirt weather for a burger behind closed doors

It’s Thursday 26th March and it’s t-shirt weather. Yesterday I took a day off and in the morning went to visit E to do her grocery shopping. It’s written like the cake recipes I used to follow with my mum when I was small: 4oz cheese, half a dozen eggs.. I rack my brains tryingContinue reading “T-shirt weather for a burger behind closed doors”

Day 3: sunshine and lockdown

It’s Monday 23rd March and the sunshine today feels bittersweet. My world, as most people’s, has suddenly shrunk in the past week and I walk around the quiet streets, going to the shop to top up the electricity. I feel grateful that I have my Deliveroo job, keeping my world expanded to the takeaways andContinue reading “Day 3: sunshine and lockdown”

day 2 after shutdown: and will we get used to this new reality?

It’s Sunday 22nd March 2020 and two days after the British government told social life to shut down: pubs, bars and restaurants were ordered to close, as were gyms, theatres, cinemas and other arts centres. I login to the app at 15:55 and cycle into town, getting pinged for a pickup when I reach CabotContinue reading “day 2 after shutdown: and will we get used to this new reality?”

will there be takeaway at the end of the world?

will there be takeaway at the end of the world? will workers on zero hours contracts get any sick pay if they get ill and indeed can’t deliver said takeaway? will there be enough hand sanitiser to go around? All these questions and more have been thrown up by this week/month/year’s events depending on whereContinue reading “will there be takeaway at the end of the world?”