I've spent most of the quarantine reading - all of the Star Wars literature I have to hand, otherwise botany textbooks (my other hobby is botany). About halfway through a very old but very interesting book, G.W. West's Treatise on the British Freshwater Algae ed. F.E. Fritsch. CoVid-19 is a dreadful thing. I lost my father and twin sister separately - not connected - just before this epidemic broke, but we did have funerals and meetings of far-flung family and old friends - I will always remember my father's ''purvey'' (our lowland Scots for a funeral tea) the providing tea-shop will remain nameless, a comedy of errors, completely incompetent - too many seats, too few, the wrong sort of sandwiches, then none at all! - but oddly comforting. We could not help starting to laugh. It will be just as dreadful, and worse, now that even that last comfort is limited. On a lighter note I have been practically living on dried miso soup for two weeks and feel I have had about as much umami as I can well take!