Life in lockdown Archives - Liz Champion
Dad’s socially distanced 70th

Dad’s socially distanced 70th

Dad is turning 70 during lockdown. We cancel the surprise family holiday to Craster. Here’s what you could have won, I write in his card, including a picture of the beautiful Northumberland coast. Then I…

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Piling on the pounds

Piling on the pounds

My shorts have shrunk. I stand in front of the mirror, trying to fasten the denim cut-offs that fitted perfectly last summer. I stretch and pull the material and somehow manage to force the button…

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The world is baking

The world is baking

There is not an ounce of flour to be found anywhere. ‘The shelves are empty,’ Mum phones to tell me. ‘I’ve looked everywhere.’ ‘I think I have some,’ I say, not wanting to get her…

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We’re living in a germ factory.

We’re living in a germ factory.

‘Do you think you’re in news overload?’ Chris asks me on Thursday night as we sit down to watch the evening news. ‘We have to be informed,’ I tell him. ‘It’s important.’ ‘But you’ve got…

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