Hugh Eley
2 minute read
9 Apr 2020
7:00 am

Lockdown diaries – I spy with my square eyes…

Hugh Eley

I am going to need a new prescription for my spectacles before lockdown is over.

YouTube is the largest video sharing website in the world. Picture: iStock

If my dad was still alive – he would be turning 100 at the end of this year – he would tell me I would get square eyes. I sadly lost him when I was 21 – 10 days after I got married – to an unexpected heart attack, but his words still ring in my ears. He was a British serviceman with a healthy dislike of Americans, and that included television which, in the then-Rhodesia, was dominated by programmes from the US. Dad refused to get a TV and warned me that apart from getting square eyes watching the...