An old short story of mine was recently played on BBC Radio Bristol. It was written back in 2013, in response to a news story about a manned mission to Mars, but the subject matter seemed relevant to this time of social distancing and lockdown. I thought I’d give it another reading, this time from the top of the climbing frame, which was my best chance at an uninterrupted read-through. This was the third attempt. The first was interrupted by a tractor going past behind me, and the second by our neighbour taking his ride-on lawn mower for a spin when I was about two minutes from the end. I got there, eventually!