Well, it’s odd how quickly events change the public mood. A week ago, we were starting to take steps to avoid infection. Today, the postman left the Amazon delivery by the gate in order to avoid having to speak. I have today cancelled all our social arrangements, all meetings, and we are not going to the opera this afternoon. No visits to the British Library, no travel by tube. A bit drastic perhaps and possibly too late, as the realisation dawns of widespread infection and the risks that it entails. So, my blog entries, which have anyway reduced in number, may reduce further as we hunker down for a long period of self isolation, with only books and wine as company.