It was the French leader Napoleon Bonaparte who once quipped that England was “a nation of shopkeepers”, apparently seeking to imply that we were a country without ambition and therefore not prepared for war with his French military.
It is now over a week since the country was told to stay at home, to save lives and protect the NHS, and I am thankful that people are following that advice and playing their part in tackling this virus.
This week I read in this paper, the moving story of former Bourne Town manager Jimmy McDonnel and his struggle with mental health. It was an incredibly frank and inspiring call to others to seek help and to talk about problems they may be having.
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