Lives rememberedApril 1 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C
Something remarkable is happening on the South Bank. On the wall underneath St. Thomas's Hospital, scene of many Covid patients including the prime minister this time last year, thousands of hearts are appearing. To date there are an estimated 150,000. They form the National Covid Memorial which appropriately faces the Houses of Parliament. Most are anonymous but some commemorate the loss of a loved one and others are grouped into a pattern. An admirable way to reflect on the damage the virus has wrought over the past 13 months.
Meanwhile Britain is still in lockdown but a road map provides a possible route out as vaccination proceeds. Much has been learnt since April 2020. Yes, it's been grim but there have been gains: keeping in touch on Zoom and for me, those little gems such as Red Cross and Tabard Gardens.Read more