So today the lockdown was extended by another three weeks till May 7, so far I have not been as phased by the situation as I thought I would be. I have been doing my dissertation everyday which has kept me entertained and stopping each day at 5pm to watch the Government’s daily press briefing which I think are quite good and generally informative. It is quite hard to concentrate at times because all you can think of is that we are in an unprecedented global pandemic, and there never seems to be an end date, the whole situation is crazy. I think it is the fact that there is nothing to look forward to and the things that we would be looking forward to have been cancelled such as graduation and summer holidays. I am happy I have my dissertation to do, which in fact discusses Mass-Observation and how it was founded as a result of the abdication. A few days we got a letter from Boris Johnson reinforcing the reasons why we need to stay at home and social distance, I am going to keep it as a momentum of the occasion, if momentum is the correct word. I spoke to my Granny on the phone today and I really feel sorry for all my grandparents and the elderly having to live through this awful situation. She was telling me how bored she is and how she sorting out lots draws in her house. It was nice to speak to her and her that she Grandpa are coping. I have started running each morning before I do my university work and learning Dutch in the evenings, I really want to use this opportunity to better myself as much as we can in these situations. I am really interested to find out if the lockdown will be extended by another three weeks, I have feeling it will be extended far beyond the next three weeks and change life as we know it.