Whenever you see a rainbow

April 29, 2020Coronavirus

Rainbows are everywhere.  We see them in people’s windows.  We see them on banners.  We even see them painted on hands and faces.  What springs to your mind when you see one? In recent years, rainbow colours have come to be linked with pride flags.  With so many lawyers around, we might half expect to … Read More

Herd thinking

April 21, 2020Coronavirus

Why won’t our leaders treat us as adults?  Many have been asking this question in frustration, as government ministers refuse to discuss publicly how the lockdown will end. It certainly feels like people are being treated like a herd of simple sheep.  Experts hope for herd immunity.  They encourage herd thinking – make sure everyone … Read More

Back from the dead

April 13, 2020Coronavirus

On Sunday afternoon, welcome news came from 10 Downing Street: Boris was back.  The Monday papers were full of our Prime Minister’s video praising the NHS nurses who had cared for him in hospital. Some spotted a certain coincidence in the video’s timing.  Boris announced his comeback on Easter Sunday, when Christians remember the greatest … Read More

The Antidote to Fear

April 9, 2020Coronavirus

Fear often seems the strongest human emotion.  There’s a lot around at the moment.  We ask ourselves: am I sensible to feel so scared about this?  Fear prompts panic buying.  This frustrates us when we find empty shelves.  Fear keeps us social distancing.  This helps us stay safe but makes us feel isolated. We hope … Read More

In the NHS we trust?

April 1, 2020Coronavirus

Applause rippled round the realm on Thursday evening.  Encouraged by the young royals, George, Charlotte and Louis, many headed onto their doorsteps to “clap for our carers.” We are all very grateful for the service and sacrifices of NHS staff.  Appreciation for the NHS is deep in our national psyche.  Medical care free at the … Read More