In February 2009, my husband Euan and I were passengers on a working container ship, on a trip across the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal and then down the western coast of South America. This is the story of the day we travelled through the Panama Canal.
We live in an invisible world of bacteria and viruses. They were running our planet billions of years before the first little Homo Sapiens came creeping from the forests of Africa, and we have been relying on them for life, and fighting to survive them and other pathogens, ever since.
Four years ago, my sisters and I were clearing my Dad’s house after he died, and we found letters written to Dad by both of his parents on VE Day and the day after.
A small army of volunteers from Windsor U3A is at the heart of our drive to help relieve the loneliness and boredom that can come from social isolation as the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown continues.