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Thursday, 2 April 2020

Social Distancing with Amanda Barrie

Corrie and Carry On icon Amanda Barrie has written in today's Daily Mirror about life in isolation as she and wife Hilary Bonner adhere to the government's social distancing rules.

Amanda shares memories of her early career and life during and after the war, but admits we are in unique and testing times due to the global pandemic. She said of the current situation:

"All the trivial normalities of my life, like everybody else’s, have suddenly disappeared.

Surely nothing in history has ever moved as fast or disrupted lives so swiftly as the coronavirus.

I’m an old chorus girl and a wartime babe. My childhood memories include being buried in an avalanche of black-market tinned peas while sheltering from bombs under the cellar stairs.

Nothing, nothing, comes close to this."

Social Distancing with Style
Amanda and Hilary (and their cute pup Coco) live between London and Somerset and are spending isolation away from the city.

The couple have vowed to get dressed up for dinner a couple of times a week whilst secluded from the rest of society, have a routine for cleaning and chores, and are working on a secret book project together.

Amanda appeared in Celebrity Big Brother back in 2018 which looking back was perhaps a bit of a dress rehearsal for life cooped up for real. Although this time she's not trapped in with Anne Widdecombe so every cloud...

We at the Corrie Blog send Amanda, Hilary and little Coco all our love and best wishes in these strange times.

The full article in the Mirror is HERE.


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