I LIVE in the privileged space of Inverloch where circumstances have allowed me a surprisingly good lockdown. My working life involves short-term contracts and travelling, so it’s been a total wipeout as far as business goes, but with a boy doing home schooling and a big new trampoline it’s been anything but bad.
I never liked shopping and last November gave up the booze. I have just taken my sixth batch of sourdough loaves out of the oven, never having baked before this pandemic. (Fool-proof baking for the foolhardy perhaps.)
The time of limited distraction has emerged as less of an imposition and more of an opportunity. It’s not so much about what I’m missing but more about what I’m unexpectedly experiencing. Things that see the light of day now there is less noise.