Apart from going for another FECKING WALK, watching TV is probably the last thing you want to do at the moment. Of course, that won’t stop you from spending hours of enforced sedation in front of boxsets you’ve seen countless times before.
But chances are that pretty much anything else would be preferable to another day of staring at a screen, like going on a trip to a recycling centre perhaps, or a nuclear reactor.
At this point we’re so starved of fun we’d choose the middle aisle of Lidl as a viable holiday destination, just so that we can gaze upon the majesty of a discounted air fryer.Lockdowns have taken income away from hundreds of Big Issue sellers. Support The Big Issue and our vendors by signing up for a subscription.
As the world shrinks, I’ve found myself watching any old programme that features people going somewhere. It can literally be anyone going anywhere and doing anything; I’m not fussy.
I’ve even found myself genuinely enraptured by Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railways, where Chris, the lucky bastard, goes on 17-hour trans-Siberian voyages to Vladivostok and complains about them. Remember when you moaned about being stuck on a train? I dream of being stranded in Omsk due to signalling problems! It sounds like the very essence of adventure.
Until we can bust out of our personal prisons, travelling in the mind is going to have to do
I also now devour Travel Man repeats on Dave, just so I can see that most delectable of forbidden pleasures – the cheap city break. To think we used to casually drop into European cities for two days of fun, hiring bikes and drinking beer and going to places with more than three people in them. What decadence!