here’s still three months to go but I don’t think anyone could contest that 2020 will go down in history as having been a “very bad year”. There can’t be a person on the planet whose life hasn’t been impacted in a negative way by the dreaded Covid-19, even if that impact was nothing more serious than a long-awaited football match missed or a party postponed.
But the cloudy skies of 2020 have offered small glimmers of silver too. For me, freed from the mad shuttling around London that characterised my pre-Covid life, it was suddenly having more time to read, to create and, whisper it, to watch some telly.
As we settled into lockdown, we were all looking for ways to amuse ourselves at home (stop smirking at the back) and my social media feeds were soon full of people asking for and offering recommendations for uplifting music, books, films and televisions series to pass the time.