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We don't know what we've got til it's gone - the little things can be a sweet paradise

Liz Kearney


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Idle chit-chat: Having a natter over a cup of coffee at work seems mundane – until it’s gone

Idle chit-chat: Having a natter over a cup of coffee at work seems mundane – until it’s gone

Idle chit-chat: Having a natter over a cup of coffee at work seems mundane – until it’s gone

Joni Mitchell knew all about it. "Don't it always seem to go," she sang, all the way back in 1970, "that you don't know what you've got til it's gone?"

Joni was singing about parking lots being built all over the lush green paradise of Hawaii. But she could just as easily have been talking about life in Coronavirusland.

It seems hard to believe now, but just a few weeks ago, life was normal. Days were filled with the routine of school, work, and home. There were summer holidays to plan, parties to go to, friends to visit. There were matches to watch and sports to play.