Don’t make me put ‘going outside’ in your grading scheme!!

29 03 2020

The progressive lockdowns and fear of infection (though honestly, who wouldn’t want it NOW, before the peak?) are having strange effects on all of us. Both me and Jonathan have found ourselves irrationally unwilling to drive near other cars, as though viruses leap between vehicles; I find myself not wanting to actually touch credit card readers when I tap (I hover rather than actually tapping, as though the machine is toxic); and undergraduate project student Ben found himself just not going outside for days on end.


This brought out my bossy streak, since there is nothing like seeing the birds, squirrels and plants preparing for spring as though all were normal. And after I threatened to actually put “going outside” in his grading scheme, Ben made a bid for freedom (seen here with friend Emma), getting a healing dose of trees, sun and geese. Repeat daily is my advice.