I took my usual stroll up to the shops on Sunday to buy the newspapers. Halfway up the road, I stopped in my tracks and slapped my forehead in frustration - yet again, I'd left the house without something I needed.
Banana bread. Connell's chain. Sourdough starters. Joe Wicks. There was just something about lockdown that encouraged us to become utterly obsessed with random things. And some of our obsessions were a little more random than others. Here, four Irish Independent writers reflect on the fixations that have helped them pass the time:
In a properly functioning democracy, we would currently have a stable government with a united vision, a clear mandate and the willingness to park petty squabbles and personal pride in their efforts to help the nation in our current hour of crisis.
It's rare that this column finds room to mention Barry Manilow but in the context of the tortuous formation of a new government for this country, his song 'Looks Like We Made It' seems as apt as any other.
I was speaking to a friend the other day and she was in great form altogether. The reason for her good cheer? Well, she had just been informed by her boss that she wouldn't be expected back in her office until next January.
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