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The COVID-19 diaries: birthday


My parents tell me that when they get back from their walk they look forward to seeing my comic… I hope they don’t mind that it’s about them! I had about three different ideas as to what to write this morning but I ended up writing this one because it was the freshest in my mind. Happy birthday, William! And happy birthday to all the other people who are celebrating in confinement and have to wait for their presents.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. 02/04/2020 10:34 am

    Back from our walk. We are both stars for the day, well I am just the side-kick star.


  2. Colin permalink
    02/04/2020 12:16 pm

    My wife took me to see a play at the Wellington Otago Medical School back in 2014 called “Hela”, performed by Adura Onashile
    It’s a fascinating and very thought provoking story. Thanks for the reminder of that.

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      02/04/2020 10:53 pm

      Sounds good! I really want to read the book now. I also hear there’s a documentary on Youtube – I should look for it.

  3. Barbara Grace permalink
    02/04/2020 7:51 pm

    Happy Birthday William! What a beard, you look like an aging hipster or perhaps a retired scientist. 72? That’s nothing. Keep them coming Sarah we need you to help us get through x

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      02/04/2020 10:52 pm

      Haha I was thinking Hemingway. I will try and keep going! Thanks for your kind words, Barbara.

  4. Loveday permalink
    02/04/2020 10:44 pm

    This made me laugh! Kind of sweet, too. X

  5. Brent Putze permalink
    03/04/2020 9:48 am

    This is a lovely story.

  6. 03/04/2020 11:01 am

    Hi Sarah. Super comic all the way and the frame that most amused me was the forehead one. The other day one of my friends hosted birthday drinks on zoom lying on the floor, waving her phone around and showing us carpet, belly, whatever. Sublimely unaware to the end. But think how many of us have become instantly capable at group stuff online in lockdown, all the while swearing they are hopeless at tech. I dunno. Humans ay?

    • Sarah Laing permalink*
      06/04/2020 12:58 pm

      Thank you! That sounds like funny zoom drinks

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