Another long weekend has passed and we are already in the middle of this week. We went out for grocery shopping, bought takeaway food, ordered even more stuff online and caught up with friends virtually. It’s becoming a routine as we do what we can to get through this circuit breaker. The Government announcing the phased exit approach was a bit of a gut punch. While we understand the need to be cautious, we were hoping for a quicker unwinding of the measures.

Phase 1 of the exit allows us to do some basic family visiting and it would be nice for us to get out more. Especially with some services re-opening. But no social gatherings hurt and the fact that Phase 1 will last for about a month makes it even worse. Virtual gatherings can only do so much and we miss the human contact of socialising. While we enjoy