20th March 2020. The world is shutting down; every day brings more restrictions. I am extremely lucky to live in Aberystwyth, with space and fresh air and sea, in a lovely house with my own studio, but I wonder how well I will tolerate the anticipated long period of social distancing and the growing limitation of freedom to go about. And if it is hard for me, what can it be like for single parents stuck at home in city flats without gardens? How on earth with they cope?