In this final ADHD Lockdown diary, Clarissa Vorfeld offers a Swiss view from across the channel of the new normal with Covid-19 restrictions lifted, while Emma Mahony talks to Dr Jude Smith Rachele in the US about the need to slow down to examine the impace of the #BlackLivesMatter protests.
Here are some memories of VE day from my parents, now 86, remembering the celebrations in their respective towns of Fowey in Cornwall where my grandfather (pictured) was buried in 1944 and Dewsbury in Yorkshire.
As Clarissa gives the timescale for Switzerland coming out of Lockdown, Emma feels hope is on the horizon for the UK as the pandemic plateaus. Andrew St Clair joins from urban Spain to report on easing off there, while Paul Richardson in rural Spain discusses music as solace during isolation, and plays us out with Chopin’s preludes.
Clarissa prepares for the easing of Lockdown with hairsalons in Switzerland, while Emma talks to founding director of the prison charity Fine Cell Work about how they are keeping prisoners occupied and paid with bonuses in their cells – a lesson for us all in mental health.
Emma in the UK loves 99-year-old Captain Tom Moore walking a 100 laps of his garden before his birthday, and raising over £7m for the NHS, while Clarissa in Switzerland welcomes the reopening of schools in Denmark, and talks to Now Teacher Anne-Marie Lawlor about how well Education is faring under lockdown.
Clarissa in Switzerland talks Easter memories of chocolate bunnies in face masks, while Emma finds fresh air in abundance after councils clear streets of cars so people can exercise. Welcoming Environmentalist Matt Mellen of Ecohustler to suggest One Good Thing we can do after Lockdown to breathe better #climatechange.
Clarissa has found great stories of Covid-19 progress in Switzerland with CERN inventions and #VersusVirus ideas, and Emma is celebrating all things good in the environment as we head into the Easter Break. Just 15 minutes of all the positive news we can muster. Happy Easter!
Emma tells how the nation is #prayingforBoris and how nature is benefitting from the great global slowdown, while Clarissa reports on the first virtual wedding in Switzerland. Guest Agronomist and Master Baker Nacho Trives in Spain offers tips to bake the perfect loaf.
Clarissa in Switzerland discusses the green shoots of recovery in Europe, and painting smiles on masks, while Emma talks recycling clothes via the charity Smart Works and how to live a sustainable life with Paul Richardson in Spain. Pic is ingredients for Nancy Burrell’s cocktail “Quarantini”.
Emma concentrates on the eccentric great British public over the weekend, while Clarissa explains how the Swiss are leading the way in business rescue packages, while Abundant Sun CEO Dr Jude joins from the States to explain the silver linings offered by this enforced pause. So begins a week of good news where the environment is concerned.