On the 14th of March 2020, I attended my father’s 60th birthday party. This involved a) interstate travel, b) spending interminable hours on a packed V-Line bus, c) visiting my mother – a nurse – in her workplace, d) socialising with over 70 people in an indoor facility, and e) blowing out candles on a birthday cake, which was then circulated amongst the party attendees.

Who would have thought - a mere two and a half months later - all of those things would no longer be possible…