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Back to the future: This lockdown life is a welcome flashback to my '80s childhood

Liz Kearney


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Fun and games: Pamela and Orla Creedon, from Carrigtwohill, enjoying a game of hopscotch last October. Photo: Jim Coughlan

Fun and games: Pamela and Orla Creedon, from Carrigtwohill, enjoying a game of hopscotch last October. Photo: Jim Coughlan

Fun and games: Pamela and Orla Creedon, from Carrigtwohill, enjoying a game of hopscotch last October. Photo: Jim Coughlan

No playgrounds, no parties, no parks. No swimming pools, soft-play centres or pizza parlours. No sun holidays, or even a low-key staycation to look forward to.

On the one hand, I feel a bit sorry for my kids, whose lives have been upended overnight. On the other hand, why should I? This is almost exactly what my childhood was like.


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