Wednesday June 3rd The Coronet Diaries

WHO COULD HAVE IMAGINED BECOMING SOCIALLY DISTANCED FROM ONE'S CHILD? I had not intended to write another entry until we discover what awaits us on the other side of the 'Orange Zone', but two observations have prompted me to do so. The first of almost no consequence and yet it is small domestic contingencies, easily [...]

Saturday 30th May The Coronet Diaries

It feels as if we are already out of lockdown.  DEFRA and Bell have returned from an early morning excursion to Regent's complaining that there are more bodies than daisies. Bell reports , "There were loads of kids completely out of control with parents running everywhere trying to catch them. Most of them were on scooters and [...]

Friday 29th May The Coronet Diaries

RUMPELSTILTSKIN IS MY NAME! One of the symptoms of a narcissistic personality disorder is the terror of saying, "I'm Sorry'" It is rather like the fairy story of Rumpelstiltskin * where the protagonist is in terror of anybody finding out, or speaking his name. The inability to say 'I'm sorry' is often linked with an [...]

Thursday May 28th The Coronet Diaries

YOU ARE HERE (PHOTO BY JOHN HAYNES) BUT WHERE AM I ? WHERE ARE WE? A new phenomenon is creeping in when I talk to my 'patients'. They are confused. Rather more than three people already this week have expressed reluctance to go outside their homes. They report feeling confused, anxious about what they can [...]