I felt great excitement about the easing of restrictions and the return to personal responsibility until I realised that it’s going to be a very slow journey. I love to browse in a shopping centre. But shopping centres now come with a huge health warning. We must not loiter or congregate in the aisles. My husband Tim and I like to meet our friends for a dinner or a drink. Sanitising hands and maintaining social distance has made us nervous. It has taken the good out of outings.

Every summer the London cousins come home to us for a few weeks. It’s always a magical time. That’s not going to happen