Saturday 25 April

Went for a walk in Richmond Park. Still swerving people, mainly on the roads approaching the park and at the entrance gates.

Great to see families out on bikes, dog walkers, people jogging and folk enjoying the open spaces with no cars and no cyclists on the roads.

Thankfully, didn’t see any cyclists flouting the massive ‘NO CYCLING’ signs on every gate as that was getting irritating and rather stressful.

Bought a baguette for lunch from a bakery/coffee shop fresh from the oven. Strictly speaking, a breach of the advice but he’s a small, local business struggling, there was no queue and the bread was warm and fresh from the oven.

Hoovered the lawn and mowed the house.

The wife made some minestrone soup and a lamb tagine. This enforced lockdown is turning her into a domestic goddess.