So during a time that many will look back on as one of the most defining of recent times, I thought I’d dig out some old diaries and see what was happening on this day then, to take my mind off things.
The one full diary I ever wrote was in the year 1990 when I was 11, turning 12. Here’s the entry for 21st March. Brace yourselves for this rollercoaster of a ride:
Dear Diary…We took Bubble and Squeak (our guinea pigs) to the vet because Squeak has an ulcer in her eye and now she can only see out of one eye and she has got lumps on her body.
The vet said the lumps aren’t too harmful but he gave us some liquid to put in Squeak’s eyes 4 times a day.
When I was holding Bubble on my lap at home, she suddenly went all hot and I found out she had peed on me!
Tune in soon for the next scintillating instalment!
Disclaimer: The picture above is not actually of Bubble and Squeak as I couldn’t be bothered to rummage through a load of old photos.