89 Not Out: Day 89, They Think It’s All Over…

S&C contributor and Pompey Politics Podcast host Ian Morris shares his experience of the lockdown, as someone with diabetes. It’s finally here, Day 89 and Ian reflects on his experience as a daily writer for the last 12 weeks.

Saturday 13th June, Day 89 of 89.

‘Some people are on the pitch, they think it’s all over

It is now!

Well it is and it isn’t.

I set out writing this blog to help me get through the lockdown, as a challenge to find something to write every day for the 12 weeks before I was released back into my natural habitat. It became clear fairly early that 12 weeks was not going to be enough for this all to ‘blow over’ and this has been the case, although many are behaving like normality has returned. 

But this is the end of the line for the daily blog.

In a world where days mash into each other and very little happens except another depressing press conference, and your lockdown hair gets just a little worse, finding something zesty and fresh to write about has been a challenge at times, but together we have got through it.

It’s been fascinating to see how my work chums (who get the blog by email) and the online readers react to each piece. There have been some that I thought were just a bit good which nobody seemed to notice, and others that I  felt were a bit scrappy that garnered loads of feedback.

I briefly acquired an online ‘stalker’ who berated my blog as cis-gendered, heteronormative, straight, white, male and boring, but secretly I know they were reading it, as they seemed to know a lot about me that could only have gleaned from reading the blog.

Food seemed to be the most controversial topic. Who knew the muffin people and the bagel fraternity were both so passionate about their bread products?

Of course the real superstar was Millsey, as everybody loves a big shaggy dog. 

 [Editor’s note: The S&C team can’t resist sharing this video of Millsey again, in case you missed it the first time. You’re welcome!]

So we made it to day 89 without catching the virus, which is good news indeed.

I hope you and yours continue to stay safe, and if you have enjoyed my ramblings then I have good news: starting Friday June 26th, I will be penning a weekly column for S&C, Something for the weekend.

Thanks for reading till the end 🙂 


You can read all of Ian’s diary entries here, along with past editions of the Pompey Politics Podcast. And don’t miss his brand new colum, Something for the Weekend, launching 26th June 2020.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

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