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Barenaked Ladies, KT Tunstall and Boothby Graffoe at Royal Albert Hall on 11 April
David Attenborough at the Royal Albert Hall on 16 April that I had to queue online for to get onto the RAH site early, then spent an hour browsing the site to keep my session alive, only for everyone to be booted back into the queue when the tickets were put up.

Sunday opening of the With Love exhibition at the National Archives, 5 April. (not a pre-book as such, but only day I could have made it.)
Commissioned to write a choral piece about the municipal streams for the reopening on 3 April of the town hall in Hengelo in the eastern Netherlands. Piece completed, but corona killed the poet and the show.
I won't be adding some lawn seed to my lawn on 5th April, as my diary has logged. The shop selling the lawn seed will be closed. I could order it online. But this seems a little excessive. I look forward to seeing if my lawn really needs the lawn seed this summer.
7 April. Dentist and Hygienist.
9th-13th. Mini break to Riga.

14th. Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower.
April 1st appointment at the hairdresser for a cut and blow-dry. What will I look like when we emerge from isolation?
April 25th. A party for a 65 year old. The invitation asks us to come dressed in animal prints. I shall suggest to the hostess that we dress up and meet on Zoom on the evening.
2nd April Chairing a conference in Southsea for young bus managers from all around the country to motivate and inspire them.
2nd-4th : walking trip to North Yorkshire
April 1st - Departing from Wuhan for tour of Lushan and Jingdezhen.
Radio Times Hall of Fame Gala Finale with Gilian Anderson at the BFI 19th April.
A 300 mile round trip on 21st April to the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. This would have been the very last opportunity before the items in the exhibition return to Egypt permanently.
28th - Taking my husband out for a birthday lunch.
Saturday 18 April. Attleborough and District Gardening Club Spring Show. My carefully grown daffodils will not get put on show.
April 10th, (Good Friday), Concert at the Barbican,
St Matthew's Passion.
8-15 April. Trip to Strasbourg (and Europapark).
25th. Toyah and Hazel O'Connor. Birmingham
26 April - My son was to be playing percussion for the debut concert of the disabled-led National Open Youth Orchestra in Bristol (and then on 9 May at Milton Court, Barbican). They been preparing for a year.
April 12th - starting home exchange with a family in Utrecht
7 th April. Talk & Tour of the Clocks at the Science Musuem. Done by very enthusiastic, well informed volunteers.
I was supposed to be in Scotland this weekend, resuming my coastal walk for 2020. That got cancelled of course. I was due to be going again on 25th April but that too has been cancelled.

Sadly I couln't get a refund for the first trip either because the fights are apparantly still running even though I cannot legally go on them. So I have to have a voucher but no idea when I can book again because it's impossible to plan anything.
Sleep Clinic Appointment on the 17th at 9am. This is now by phone call and is likely to be completely pointless.
Saturday 11th April: Easter visit to the parents and running the Barnsley Boundary Relay leg around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Saturday 18th April: Birthday Treat - taking the full length of the 29 Bus Route from Wood Green to Trafalgar Square, thereafter to the Real Ale Train at the Epping Ongar Railway.
4th My first AGM in 41 years for the Ducati owners club at the National Motorcycle museum.
2nd April, walk and pub crawl on Southminster branch to celebrate 3 birthdays on the wrong side of 60, Prince of Wales at Stow Maries will not see us for lunch........
29th. Overnight stop at Soest on the way to visit friends near Leipzig.
25th April - Chartered a boat for a cruise on the River Exe for family and friends to celebrate my 70th birthday. 33 people booked and most were due to stay overnight in hotels in Exmouth afterwards.
13th - singing evensong at Canterbury cathedral

19th - special train on preserved railway to mark brother-in-law's retirement as driver

Or, if you want mundane: 8th - car booked for annual service
24 April, I turn 50, that obviously is still happening, but the traditional posh dinner to celebrate won't be.
My birthday is on the 7th, and it's quite a major one (21). I'm therefore postponing it (and all associated celebrations) to next year, and having my much more low key 22nd this year instead.
10 April attending Good Friday service
11 April Easter Vigil Service
19 April Rail Sail for a meeting in Netherlands
20 April return train to London
2nd - Procul Harum with orchestra at the London Palladium, 19th - first home game in the County Cricket Championship at Chelmsford, 25th - Heritage Tube train ride.
22nd: Nick Offerman (actor, Parks and Recreation) giving a talk at the Brighton Dome
23rd: Harry Styles (singer, ex One Direction) touring his second album at The O2.
3 April - fly to Berlin before joining a river cruise on the Elbe, ending up in Prague before flying home. I shall take a leaf out of DG's book and do the trip virtually, I think.
2nd: new back door and utility room windows to be fitted.
7th - a recording of The Chase.
18th - annual reunion with 15x school friends, 41/43 years after we left education.
21-22nd - a trip by train to York & Newcastle.
1 Milton Jones @ Derngate
13 Rumours of Fleetwood Mac @ Milton Keynes
17 John Connolly booksigning @ Sheffield
25 Roger Cowley talk & signing @ Chipping Norton
30th March - 7th April: delivering Poll Cards for the local and PF&CC elections not now happening on 7th May.

4th April: Palace v Burnley
18th April: Palace v Chelsea.

5th April: EFL Trophy Final (supporting Salford against Portsmouth).

10th April (Good Friday): Joining 200 - 300 other local Christians for an Open Air service in the local park.

13th April (Easter Monday): Leyton Orient v Salford (supporting the latter).

25th April: Heritage tube train ride (with IanD - above).
3rd April: Roy's People Art Fair
Whenever Easter is: Easter
16th - Hospital appointment for routine check for any new potential Basal Cell Carcenoma (basically a non-cancerous skin lession which does not heal and so gets ever larger - used to be known as a rodenr ulcer).
25th An eight day cruise to Norwegian Fjords to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary . The cruise company have still not confirmed that cruise has been cancelled..
1st - day trip to London.
14th - 2 day trip to Uttoxeter.
24th - 4 day trip to Marrakesh.
Keep up the good work DG.
4th April - Pentatonix at Hammersmith Apollo

8th April - Dentist & Hygienist
Both of us booked into Japanese hairdressers in North London on 7th, we only go every other month and usually have lunch at a nearby fish and chip shop/restaurant.

There's going to be a huge backlog by the time hairdressers are allowed to reopen!
April 9th - 13th: Easter minibreak to Paris with the family
4th South East Bus Festival nr Maidstone
5th Brooklands bus rally
9th Party for Dad's 85th
10th Weekend away in West Midlands
19th 55th Birthday
April 11th: Hidden London Moorgate Tour
2nd April. Ideal Home Show, Olympia. I'll be enjoying the delights of my not-so-ideal home instead.
11 April - visiting my sister in Stockport to celebrate her 60th birthday.
15 April - depart for 2 week holiday in China.

24th: Meeting of the Executive of the Foundation Year Network when I was finally going to be co-opted back on. Would have been my first visit to the University of East Anglia.
1st - 4th Portugal, visiting friends. BA allowed us to move flights up to a year in advance, they should be around? Airport parking full refund received
24-25th: camping in Kent to attend my cousin's wedding.
5th: Letchworth Garden City Film Club "Of Love & Law"
4th April - fly out for three week holiday exploring Kyushu.
Trip to Exeter on the 1st April due to the GWR cheap deal offer IanVisits mentioned on his blog.
16th April - Going away to a mystery location with my wife to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We do this every year and take turns to pick the location, and it's my wife's turn this year. Will be the first time we miss it!
17 April - fly to Vancouver on the upper deck of a 747 for the first (and last?) time to spend a few days before catching The Canadian train for 4 nights overland travel to Toronto. See Niagara and head to Montreal for return on 29 April.
3rd-5th: weekend in Plymouth
1st April @ 3pm a Job Interview.

They hope to reschedule after the lockdown. Hm.
4-11 - trip to North Devon
25 - seeing Les Miserables in the theatre
Perhaps too mundane, but it may help to fill any gaps:

1 April to 30 April - working from home, instead of commuting to the office every weekday. Time to cancel my Thameslink annual season ticket.
24th - 27th: short break by train to Aachen
Should have done this for March because like you, this would have been my last busy week with 5 events including Upstart Crow tickets this week.

April: 2 birthday meals (2nd & 11th)
Easter: 2 kids coming back from uni for the break
26th: Routine mammogramme (tbc, but probably not going ahead)

Sad that some lovely events have had to be cancelled for others though.
Won't be able to take up the invitation from the Chairman of Breckland Council to partake in her Community Afternoon Tea with local dignitaries all wearing their 'chains of office'.
Was going to ride my first ever Flèche Vélocio on April 10th, but that's now postponed to October.
22 April - Harry Styles at the O2. Rescheduled to 23 March 2021... (Surely I'm not the only 1D fan among the DG readership??)

dg writes: No! See 9.06am.
You wanted mundane; 9th - taking my now self isolating dad to his chiropody appointment.
17th - Pokemon Go Safari Zone event Liverpool
18th - Boom Bang-a-bang Eurovision preview party Manchester
4th Tai Chi in the park
5th Volunteer training at Brixton Windmill
9th Brixton Society
11/12th Brixton Windmill open weekend
13th Family Easter
18th Norouz Persian New Year gathering
23rd Neighbourhood Forum
1st: Not now thinking of an elaborate Aprils Fools joke to send to members of my running club. Can think of one but highly inappropriate.

24th: Not now attending Continuous Professional Development course at work. There's an upside to any dire situation.
27-28th. Royal Society meeting on "Confronting radical uncertainty"

In this meeting we will focus on “real life” decision-making in Government, Business and the Third Sector–decisions such as those about climate mitigation and preserving our environment; policy priorities in health and education; new product, organizational and regulatory innovation; when and how to intervene in humanitarian or other crises overseas; how to maintain cyber and other forms of security; what macroeconomic policies to use to maximise the wellbeing of citizens; how to minimize social and mental discontent; etc.
10th - Day trip down to Margate for the annual Easter Beer Festival.

23rd - First motorcycle w/e trip of the year to a Harley Davidson rally, camping in Wales, come rain or shine.
Not taking part in the Easter historical re-enactments at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk.

May events looking unlikely too but not officially cancelled yet, and a number of valuable attendees will be shielding for most/all of this years potential events.

Also not attending Pesach Seder with extended family in a hired hall in Hampstead, may have to cook Pesach foods for myself for first time for a seder by videoconferencing. Houseparty VC service doesn't seem appropriate, other options also not ideal for various reasons.
April 5th West Ham v Chelsea at London Stadium
April 19th Harry Potter at Leavesden
7 April: GP's Patient Group Meeting (which I chair) -- might be a videoconference
16 April: Massage
16th. Looks like my 25th wedding anniversary is going to be a low-key, miserable affair. I wonder what my wife's going to be like?
(Apologies to Bob Monkhouse et al)
6 April - Bateman's Brewery tour (Wainfleet, Lincs.)
4th or 5th: A visit to the branch line event at the Bluebell Railway.

26th: Cheering on the runners in the London Marathon. Now moved to 4th October.
17th & 26th Signalling trains on Severn Valley Railway.

I found Aberfan very moving. The disaster was one of my earliest memories. Hope you get there eventually.
Tues 21st - I won’t be going on the monthly Freedom Pass Wanderers Group jaunt with the Havering U3A
On the 25th I won’t be getting on a Cruise Ship to cross the Atlantic back to Barcelona, after flying first to New York
Every Tuesday in April was booked to tutor an Expert Patient Course for the NHS. Now postponed, but may take place in due course via Zoom.
Normally, on the last Monday of the month, I go to a pinball tournament in Birmingham. Instead, it seems I'll have to make do with a simulated table or two at home now.
Sunday 19th - Michael Schenker in concert at Shepherds Bush Empire
I won't be able to visit the Portsmouth Model Rail Exhibition on Saturday 4th.
Wed 29th: I won't be going to the Cardinalls Musick concert at Cadogan Hall
The 22nd is about the time I'd be starting to visit local nature sites in the hope of seeing one of my favourite butterflies, the Green Hairstreak
@jamesthegill - missed your comment earlier re mr styles... :-)
Monday 20th April Won't be going to see Richard Mabey speak at Kings Place. Which had already been cancelled because he is not very well.
My friend Tony's funeral in Brighton on April 7th as its close family only, sadly 50 years of close friendship means nothing in these times.
on Sat 11th i was to join several old friends who i rarely meet now for an Easter lunch hosted by the one with whom i shared a flat 50 years ago in those first heady years of living in town.
My brother's wedding on his 59th birthday on Saturday 25th. Fingers crossed for the 24th of October now.
Monday 20th: No RCTS Croydon meeting on the Work of the RAIB. Trust they won't have anything urgent to do in place of giving us their presentation.

Thursday 30th:No LCGB Croydon meeting on the Bricklayers Arms Branch.
15th April - No dinner in the House of Commons during their Easter recess.
April 25th Won't be watching Norwich vs West Ham
If it helps to fill the gap, I won't be attending the local Writers' Group meeting on the morning of Monday 20 April.
Can't attend my grandmother's funeral, but that's tomorrow so literally outside the (web page) box. It's grim but at least she died at the start of the month, so was not alone.
Sunday April 5 - mother in law's 70th do.
Sunday April 19 - open day at the nearby vets. Complete with tours, buffet and games.
Crooks are all 'indoors' no Dubai trip for me either
Fri 24th (whole w/e): should be Tournament Head NSO at Euro Cup 2020 Roller derby tournament; Bury, Manchester.
Fri 17 - Won't be going to seeing Holst's the Planets at the Colorado Symphony
17th April - won't be viewing the tulips at Keukenhof Gardens
Thur 30th - Routine Chiropodist appointment, for nail trim and hard skin removal. (Booked about 5 hours before Boris announced he was locking everything down.)

(And that, dear readers, was the only appointment at all in my diary for April. I live a small life.)
I had pencilled in and now crossed out in my diary the following:
Saturday 4th Arsenal v Norwich.
Sunday 5th London Bus Museum, Brooklands spring gathering.
Friday 10th Seeing friends in Clacton.
Saturday 11th Taking my daughter to see New Hope Club at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Sunday 12th My sister in law had arranged for an Easter bunny to come and do an Easter egg hunt at her house in Hadleigh.
Saturday 18th Arsenal v Leicester.
Sunday 19th East Grinstead running day.
27th April: Won't be going to London to celebrate my birthday with two friends.
Blimey, Jeremy GH, I had no idea the Lambretta Club of Great Britain was still running. I used to be in it when I had a TV175
I was going on holiday to Melbourne to see my sister there for the first time in 5 years on 17th April.
14th April - Won't be getting splashed by the on-stage swimming pool for the Almeida Theatre's production of Daddy.
Good Friday 10th: Won't be travelling from a Peak District break where we would have been staying with two daughters and their families, to Suffolk to spend Easter with my wife's mother.

Thu 23: Won't be helping an honorary niece celebrate her 40th birthday.
Gonna miss the start of the Shakespearean year at the Globe.
Sat 18th - Sonnet walk then Romeo & Juliet
Sun 19th - Edward's Boys playing Ben Jonson's Silent Woman
Sun 26th - Script-in-hand reading of A Woman is a Weathercock
Dates we don't yet have four events for:
» Mon 6, Wed 8, Thu 9
» Sun 12 - Wed 15
» Mon 20 - Thu 23
» Tue 28 - Thu 30
I won't be recording 'The Least Used Station in..." Herefordshire on the 14th, or Staffordshire on 21st. :-(
7th April - travel to London from Hornsea, East Yorkshire to see "Upstart Crow"
I won't be having leaving drinks after my last day of work on 6 April – not least because the closure of my office has meant I've effectively been on gardening leave since 18 March.
On April 26th I won't be flying to Osaka for a 12-day trip to Japan.
21st April moving back to the UK permanently after 15 years in NZ. Unfortunately I sent a container with almost all my possessions in advance, sold my house etc. So now, nowhere to live, no winter clothes, no furniture.

dg screams: Aaaagh!
Weds 29th, I won't be hearing my new composition for chamber orchestra played in a workshop at the Guildhall School. Spent months on it.
4th - I won't be getting married!

But perhaps that's for the best anyway?
21 April - I've had to cancel my appointment to have my ears microsuctioned (i.e. they hoover the earwax out) ... have rescheduled for first available appointment which isn't until September (wonder if I'll be allowed out by then)
On the 22nd, I won't be going to a Curriculum Review Awayday.
No meal out & weekend visit from son & girlfriend 4/5th. Not running PA at church Good Friday & Sunday 19th.
Tue 7. Won't be taking my daughter to hospital to have braces fitted to her teeth.
Thu 30. Won't be going to see my psychiatrist.
2nd April: Political meetings and campaigning all cancelled.
3rd April: Not taking old sofas to the dump because it's closed.
4th April: Not singing Bach Magnificat, etc in Chiswick Choir's Spring concert
5th April: Not going to Pembrokeshire for annual week in timeshare apartment.
Mon 20th - not visiting MailRail
9th/10th/11th/12th (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Day): usually one church service each day - this year, none.

Blood donor at Twickenham on 21st: the session is still running but I can't go as self-isolating.
8th: I won't be attending a meeting at HMP Chelmsford about supporting released prisoners find relevant faith communities.
4th - not flying to the US for my honeymoon. Not visiting San Francisco, Hawaii or Seattle. 13th - not spending first wedding anniversary in a hotel overlooking Waikiki Beach.
I won’t be going to the Warhol Exhibition at Tate Modern on the 7th.
6th Won’t be seeing King King at the Apex Bury St Edmunds
24th Won’t be going to the West Somerset Railway Spring Gala
Jonathan won't be learning how to build a campfire at Ryton Pools, Warks. on Tuesday 14th
I won't be going to China on 2nd April.
Fri 3 April
won't be going to Tai Ji weekend at Missenden Abbey

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