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Coronavirus log: Twice daily hits of surrealism in between some out of the box thinking




Sports reporter Hannah Dolman gives us her thoughts on the strange and unprecedented situation

Is this really happening?

Am I really working from my living room for the foreseeable future?

Is this a dream?

I can't be the only one that keeps getting hit by these moments of the surreal reality we are now in, it's like something from a sci-fi novel, a horror film (remember 28 Days Later!?) or even a disaster one.

That's where my mindset is right now, just caught up in a feeling of disbelief that the world has fallen silent and our public spaces now entirely deserted.

It of course makes work for a sports reporter a little tough (I'm not complaining though, others have it much much harder) so we have had to think outside the box pretty quickly.

I'm happy with where we are; watch this space for all the features and longer form pieces we just never have time to do when sport is going strong. So every cloud and all that.

And everyone has been so helpful in answering whatever seemingly bizarre question I have asked and I appreciate it, we have so far been able to produce some really engaging stuff and have plenty of ideas for how to keep us – and you – entertained in the coming days, weeks and months.

Wow, months. This could – in fact probably will – be months.

I just can't believe this has happened, the doomsday scenario is a well-known premise of a disaster film, albeit usually with the genetic manipulation of a mad scientist somewhere, but it's not something to befall us in real life.

And, yet, here we are.

Our new reality is no toilet rolls in our shops, no food in our shops, no sport, daily news conferences to update us on the battle, potentially stricter measures, and working from home for an unspecified time-frame.

It's going to be tough for us all, but at least it's not zombies.

Highlight: Getting my hands on the last 9 rolls of toilet roll in Sainsbury's last week after having none for 5 days

Lowlight: Having no toilet roll for 5 days

* I just want to say thank you to all the staff working hard in our shops. The NHS staff have rightly been thanked for their efforts, but I think our shop workers deserve high praise too. Without them, we have no supplies.


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