Adrienne Bishop, aged 64

Are you surprised the pandemic has lasted this long and with such devastating effect ?


Why do you think it has been so widespread here and globally ?

We are a diverse country with wide transport links allowing for easy movement of the population.

How well do you think the crisis has been handled ?

On the whole, not bad, although there has been a degree of "playing catch up" at times.

What lessons do you think we can learn ?

To think medium and long term and not short term.

What has been your biggest challenge over the last year ?

Keeping the alcohol levels within limits !

What has been your worst and best moment (s) ?

Missing seeing my children who live overseas.

What has helped you keep you going ?

Dog walking, zoom calls and alcohol !

Who are your heroes in all this ?

All front line workers including postmen, dustmen and supermarket staff.