For the few days I have watched what looks like snow drifting past my windows, as a nearby white cherry tree sheds its blossom. And each day, I have found that the falling blossom calls forth a response from me.

As nations around the world begin easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions, and numerous voices urge our government to reveal the next steps for us, many of us may be reflecting on our experience of lockdown.

This week a family from London shared the story of their toddler’s shopping, because they said in our current time with so much sad news, it was too good a story not to share and they wanted to cheer people up.