This awful Coronavirus is a very serious issue that's affected us all and I, like everyone else, have had to make huge changes to keep myself and my family virus free.

I know lots of you are isolating and having spoken to some of our senior citizens I have heard stories of the war and the effect that had on families. "We got through that and we'll get through this" is something I have been told on several occasions.

Like everything in life I always try to see the positive side and although it's very hard to do in situations like this, with people being laid off work and being isolated, I can however see little sprinklings of positivity every here and there.

People have been tremendous in rallying around to support each other. Leaving shopping on doorsteps for those isolating, keeping in touch on social media, telephoning friends and relatives and giving them their time, which is a wonderful gift to give, to let people know they're not alone.

We're seeing again how music touches people's lives with those in Italy and Spain serenading each other from their balconies, alleviating the boredom of isolation with beauiful pieces of music.

I have however been very disappointed in the crazy panic buying that's been going on recently with people bulk buying and leaving nothing for our senior citizens, vulnerable community members and our NHS staff.

It doesn't seem that long ago that people were rallying around with the slogan 'Be Kind' which was also trending on Twitter and other social media sites. Being kind was soon forgotten and replaced with a very selfish shopping attitude.

However, the majority of people are being amazing in supporting each other. We live in the best borough in the country. I'm so proud to see us all pulling together as one.

I'll miss performing for the time being, so as I can't come out to sing for you I'll be putting some videos on so keep checking for them. There are no events to tell you about on my weekly, Monday 6pm video, but I'll still come on with my cuppa for our weekly catch up.

As we can't socialise we'll be watching more films, playing board games (including our favourite Manchester Monopoly) and having quality family time.

Staying in is a great opportunity to do some free online courses, some arts and craft (YouTube is amazing for this, we call it the University of Youtube) or read that book you've not had chance to read. My Val is even knitting for charity (knitting blankets for Sands the still birth & neonatal death charity) whilst watching TV!

I'd like to say thank you to all our NHS staff who are working long hours on the front line tackling this horrible pandemic as well as their normal every day duties. So thank you to you all.

Take care and keep well.

With your amazing support we will all get through this terrible time together as one big Trafford family