Monthly Roundup: March 2020

It has been an eventful month to say the least, with the pandemic claiming so many lives in the short space of the previous weeks, and like you, I’ve been affected mentally by the pandemic being in the news on a regular basis, as the lock-down could last until June, but is possible that the lock-down could last longer and this pandemic has been the most frightening for all of us.

That’s not to say though that I’m keeping quiet about how I genuinely feel about this pandemic and the ignorance that some members of the public have shown because I won’t as I refuse to be silenced, but I can tell you that as long as we all speak up and as long as we are vocal about those who are ignorant then it will give those who plead ignorance a reason to consider those of us, including myself, who work selflessly and tirelessly in essential jobs that mean we can’t work from home.

It has been eerily worrying to see the pandemic affecting everywhere around the world, and Croydon was no different either, but I hope that this pandemic comes to an end soon because it is heartbreaking to not be able to go out and socialise with friends whilst all of this is going on, though I hope the pandemic ends sooner rather than later.

I’ll summarise what I published over the course of March.

1.3.2020 – The website underwent a major overhaul in design with the Tortuga theme after I came across the theme through WordPress as the website needed a new look after a whole year.

2.3.2020 – After the hotly anticipated record, Stupid Love, was released worldwide, the eleven-time Grammy Award winner, Lady Gaga, announced her new album, Chromatica, would be released on the 10th April, marking four years since the release of Joanne!

8.3.2020 – I wished all you wonderful women and mothers a Happy International Women’s Day as it was a time to celebrate the occasion considering all women and mothers work and have helped us all so much.

On the same day, I couldn’t help but mention it had been a calm start to the morning as it was nice to have that chilled feeling on the way to work.

11.3.2020 – Croydon basked in the early morning sun and it was nice as there’s nothing better than getting out and enjoying the weather while it lasts.

13.3.2020 – It was a bold, bright and beautiful start to the morning!

17.3.2020 – I gave my own impartial views while expressing my concerns surrounding COVID-19, as it’s become an increasingly worrying and frightening prospect that the coronavirus (COVID-19) had spread as rapidly as it has, though my question was how long will it take before a vaccine could be found?

19.3.2020 – It was a cloudy day and I noticed blossoms of pink flowers from the tree.

On the same day, I published a note that went out to all panic buyers who were intentionally stockpiling on toilet roll and other essential items that young/old people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 needed, such as those with disabilities/hidden disabilities, those with underlying health conditions, including those who have or are going through cancer treatment, to consider us who have families who are in that position, including those of us working essential jobs that mean we are unable to work from home.

22.3.2020 – It was a wonderful sunny start to the morning as the sky was beautiful and the sunny weather made the day start off beautifully.

24.3.2020 – I published an updated note to all panic buyers who continued to be inconsiderate towards the most vulnerable like us who work on the front-line in essential jobs varying on different job sectors, not to mention those who have disabilities/hidden disabilities, including those who have or are going through cancer treatment as I was furious with the panic buyers who were inconsiderate and refused to show any ounce of care for the rest of us.

On the same day, the 11-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Lady Gaga, posted a note on social media announcing the indefinite postponement of her upcoming sixth studio album, Chromatica, which was due for initial release on the 10th April, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

27.3.2020 – The two-time Grammy Award-Winning musician, Dua Lipa, released her hotly-anticipated sophomore album, Future Nostalgia, with The Rolling Stone hailing the album in their review that she ‘crafts a Studio 54-Worthy Disco-Revival”, which, from my point of view is correct as it feels like a mixture of the old-school sound, like we’re living in the nostalgic era of Chic, where the music legend, Nile Rodgers, would play with his legendary guitar during Le Freak.

30.3.2020 – It was a haunting feeling to see the whole of Croydon looking like a ghost town.

It has been an eventful month, and I know that the coming weeks and months will be the test of time for us all, but as long as we keep strong, and open up about how it has made us all feel, life will become easier. I know the reality is that things will get worse before they get better, but as long as we can keep positive and keep going through all of this, we can do it!

Please get in touch with me to let me know how March went for you.

Until then, I’ll see you all in April.

Alex Smithson

One comment

  1. I’m coping with the quarantine by roaming the WordPress Reader and commenting somewhat randomly whenever something in the blog speaks to me. I’ll check out your blog and if something speaks to me, I’ll comment, or not.

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