Tonight we were supposed to be having supper at our friends' house with a few other couples, around 10 of us in total. Each couple (well, wife really) was going to provide a different element of the meal. My task was to make a chocolate trifle, which I did with great care and considerable amounts of chocolate and Cassis.
At around 2 p.m. there came an announcement on the local news feeds online that a further virus outbreak had been identified and that all residents were being advised to remain at home. A Government briefing at 3 p.m. said that although an official lockdown has not yet been put in place, further information will follow tomorrow, Sunday, once more test results were in.
So, our soiree was off but we all had huge amounts of food that had already been prepared and waiting to be eaten. We hatched a cunning plan. At 6:30 p.m. we all convened in a local car park, where we could all maintain social distancing, and brought along plastic takeaway containers. We then visited each car boot where the food was laid out and helped ourselves to our supper then drove home to eat it.
It was delicious, and we didn't break any rules!