On the 23rd of March, the United Kingdom was faced with an unprecedented challenge: lockdown. No pubs, no concerts, no house parties. But fear not - Gerda Gordon found a way to keep the levity and laughs coming. Beginning as a daily Facebook post to a rapidly growing audience, Gerda documented the hilarious antics of her husband and a small village of zany neighbors during Lockdown. Ringwood Publishing has collected all the hilarity into a single book - perfect to read, one story at a time, each time you visit the loo. Or the thunderbox, as Gerda's husband would say.
Lockdown Laughs features a hilarious cast of characters: the dweeb, as Gerda's husband is affectionately referred to, has a penchant for fancy dress and terrorizing the village with his daily shenanigans. Mrs Bottomley-Smythe, owner of a local tea room, has vowed retaliation against the dweeb and bombards him with stale cakes and rotten fruit each time he steps outdoors. And Mrs. Wilberforce really just needs to pull her massive purple bloomers up from around her ankles.
Like all great comedians, Gerda has given us a reason to laugh during bleak times. With each visit to the loo, and each new story, you can be assured someone had it worse than you during Lockdown. After all, how many of us can say we got stuck overnight in the refuse bin, or were chased out of town by a pack of bloodthirsty grannies? Hold onto your bowler hat and leopard print thong: it only get's crazier from here. Sympathise with the desperate wife driven to Prosecco overdoses and cartoon violence by the dopey daftness of her beloved dweeb. And sympathise equally with the devoted dweeb as all his attempts to please his 'little cup cake' turn hilariously and painfully wrong.