The coronavirus crisis is affecting us all in different ways, and one group we’re hearing about a lot at the moment are people who live alone. Under usual circumstances, people who live alone use words like resilient, empowered, independent and connected to describe themselves.
The brakes on my car fail dramatically one Sunday as I am on my way to collect a friend. No harm done – I’ve only just left home, and haven’t yet reached more than 10mph. We take a train instead.