Have you got Lockhom Syndrome?

This is something I wrote late in 2020, but I think it still resonates.

A few weeks ago I used an iron. It took me a few minutes to find the iron because I’d forgotten where it lives (it’s been a while). I used it to iron a shirt and some jeans — also unseen for some time — because I was ‘going out’. It felt weird.

Many Londoners might relate. Since coronavirus restrictions began in March, we’ve become used to 24-hour shapeless clothing (so much so that there are warnings of a national leisurewear shortage) as our constricted lives have turned us into…



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