Christmas in Locked Down London

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…minus many traditions. The pandemic has caused the cancellation of traditional Christmas markets, events and celebrations in many parts of the UK. Christmas decorations are up along what is usually the busy shopping district – Oxford Street in London, but the crowd is sparse and most shops –…

Home Bound Day of the Dead

It’s a different Cheng Beng festival for the Chinese community today as the Movement Control Order (MCO) measures are tightened in view of a peak of Covid 19 infections in mid-April. This annual festival which is essentially the Chinese version of ‘All Souls Day’ is one where families gather at cemeteries all over the country…

Songs of Silence

I’m no homebody, so when the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced mid-March and extend into mid-April. I assumed that I would go a little bonkers in no time. Oddly enough it’s been quite the opposite. Leaving the house to buy essentials has become quite a chore. First there is the battle kit – sanitizers,…