The Anonymous Widower

The Joy Of Freedom

I set out my views on masks in the title of Should We Be Given More Discretion Over Mask Wearing?.

Today was the first Friday under the relaxed rules on masks, when I have done my pre-weekend Friday morning routine.

  • Take a bus and a Northern Line train or a direct bus to Moorgate.
  • Have a Full English breakfast in Leon.
  • Visit Marks & Spencer on Moorgate and get my weekend food.

These are my comments on today’s trip.

  • I rode the bus to Angel without a mask and had a pleasant chat with a lady of my age about Putin.
  • We felt that the Brutus solution for Vlad the Poisoner would be best!
  • On the train between Angel and Moorgate stations, I was the only passenger not wearing a mask.
  • It was easy to walk up the steps at Moorgate station.
  • Leon was busy, with about half of customers and all staff wearing masks.
  • Marks was about half full and it was nice to be able to shop wearing my glasses, which don’t fit my mask.
  • I should say, that I need my glasses to read sell-by dates.
  • There were no naked faces on the bus home.

It was such a joy for me, to be able to travel and do my shopping without a mask.

But then at no time, was I in a crowd, which might have made me reach for my mask.


I doubt at no time, I’ll go back to full-time mask wearing.

Incidentally, I used to have a racehorse called Joy of Freedom.

February 25, 2022 - Posted by | Food, Health, Transport/Travel | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I will continue to wear a mask in shops (my wife is a shop-worker and it was in the course of her work that she, and therefore I too, caught Covid, which we were darned lucky to survive (even if it did leave me with permanent heart problems). I will also continue to wear it in trains, buses etc, not because I like it but because I think it’s only responsible to keep other people safe.

    Comment by Stephen Spark | February 25, 2022 | Reply

    • Good to hear a voice of social concern and I hope the impact on your heart is not too severe.

      Comment by fammorris | February 25, 2022 | Reply

      • My heart has been stress-tested by one of the latest and most impressive machines, I’ve seen in Barts. They said, I have a slightly leaky valve, which should be watched every two years and perhaps might need keyhole surgery at some time.

        It’s my lungs, though that I believe were ruined by growing up in the London smogs. Hence I can’t climb stairs with a mask on.

        Comment by AnonW | February 26, 2022

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