A Christmas Truce: Anita Dobson – When the day is dark and grey


The Christmas Truce – by Carole Anne Duffy Read by Anita Dobson.

My lady wife Anita recorded this (with a fabulous DOP) for SARCOMA UK – the bone and soft tissue cancer charity. They’ve kindly allowed me to post it here, as has Anita. It’s a very moving story. If you’d like to make a donation to the charity please find them at http://www.sarcoma.org.uk —- enjoy !

When the day is dark and grey, my bike will take my cares away … I’m not a pretty sight at the moment, but I wanted you folks to know that in the days when it’s hard to get out of bed, a bit of carefully monitored heart rate raising can really help to chase away the blues.

Brian May: When the day is dark and grey 19 December 2020

So, finally, Boris has taken my advice (!).

Surely we all knew way ahead of him that trying have a relaxed Christmas was insanity, and was going cost thousands of lives ?

Well, here is our leader once again being dragged by his heels into making a decision he ought to have had the cohones to make weeks ago. If he’d shown leadership in the early days of the pandemic we wouldn’t be in this situation now. And although it might seem tough to postpone Christmas – it’s really not the end of the world. We’ve dealt with restrictions for 9 months – surely we can wait another couple of months til the vaccinations kick in ? Plus —- the economic consequences of NOT containing this second wave would be disastrous. Much worse than losing a couple of weeks business over the Christmas period.

Well, I’m dreaming of a nice Easter ! And Christmas next year. Stay safe and make sure your family makes it to next Christmas and beyond !!! Love to all.