The month that was: March 2020

What happened:
We started off the month with a lovely sunny visit to Kew Gardens to see the orchids - and with a cold for me. Yes, another one. 2020 is not going very well, is it?

I've been playing Two Point Hospital this month, and I had a pink silkbath put on my hair in anticipation for going to Berlin... we didn't make it to Berlin because of that pesky little thing called coronavirus. (We couldn't get through to BA to amend our trip, like it said we could in the terms and conditions of our booking, so that's with Amex at the moment.) I love the rose pink colour my hair went after one wash!

On the evening of 16 March, my work told me we'd be working from home until at least Easter - a week later the whole country was told to work from home, where possible. (You can read more in my Coronavirus diary: Week 1 and Week 2.)

So, we didn't make it to Berlin, we didn't go to the theatre to see Everybody's Talking About Jamie, and life has been strange. Then, to top it off, as the month ended, I lost my sense of smell/taste and then had extreme fatigue, a bad headache and a bit of a temperature. Coronavirus? Who knows... Can we restart 2020 please?

What I ate: 
Before lockdown I enjoyed an amazing roast at The Greyhound in Kew, pictured below - epic, we will be back - half price Pho at the newly reopened Battersea Rise branch, brunch at Bean & Hop, delicious tapas from The Little Taperia and a fab roast from The County Arms (the last three were our treats for not going to Berlin).

What I watched:
TV shows watched: Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, season three of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, season two of Ugly Delicious, Doomsday Preppers (seemed apt), Intelligence, One Day at Disney, and started watching Noughts + Crosses, The World According to Jeff Goldblum and Tiger King (OMG).

Films watched: Casino Royale, Moneyball, Shaun of the Dead, Blinded by the Light, The Secret Life of Pets 2, How Do You Know, Clueless, Eighth Grade, Moana, Rocketman, The Lion King (2019), The Princess Diaries, Old School and The Princess Diaries 2.

Funnily enough, we didn't make it to the cinema!

What I read:
I read five books this month and my favourite reads (4*) were: Us Against You by Fredrik Backman, Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker and Cogheart by Peter Bunzl.

How are you surviving these strange times we're living in? x

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