We Are Cardiff is a popular blog page about the city, its people and its culture. They have launched a series, inviting people to write Letters from Cardiff in lockdown. Each piece from the contributors shows their perspective on how COVID19 has changed things for them – as long as you don’t use the word unprecedented.
It is an unusual situation. The VE Day celebrations a few weeks ago allowed us to draw comparisons, but we have never been through anything like this before, and Cardiff is no exception.
The people who have written letters are from all walks of life and live in different parts of the city. There are small business owners, nurses and doctors, and families – even a 2-year-old, with the help of her adult, has written a letter. They have been moving, with a lady who broke up with her fiance, they have been funny, and they have been real.
My letter is titled ‘From a woman in business to a 1950s housewife’.