Lockdown Diary – Day 3

So this is my view as I sit in the kitchen with my morning coffee, watching the birds, which, somewhat annoyingly, are still free to come and go as they please. No work until Sunday, and then just one more day on Tuesday before I have to take the month of April off (against my will). Little surprise then that I woke up in the middle of the night worrying about money. I have managed to get by OK through these annual “breaks” but this time I don’t know if there will be any work in May and beyond.

The government is going to fund employees who lose work during the coronavirus crisis, as well as people who are self-employed. But I appear to fall between the cracks. I am hoping the Guardian will do the right thing, as it won’t cost them anything and I could get 80% of my current earnings from the government. But who knows?

Might get out for a run today. Still not sure if it is wise, but will at least go for a long walk. I might have to take Charlie with me, at a safe distance. He’s not been out of the house since we got back from Birmingham a week ago.


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