Image: Iain Kelly
No one was surprised when the world turned sideways how quickly we all adjusted. There was a feeling that it could have been worse. It could have turned upside down which everyone feared.
Now we lived with our lives slightly bent over, we walked more crab-like than ever and we sang the praises of the guy who invented magnets.
Activities took a sideways turn too. Football became a game of being able to run uphill for forty minutes and conversely downhill for the same amount of time. Though it was chaos for those in seaside resorts.
The Sunday chess games in the park benefited from magnets. Gravity did mean a change to the way we not only walked but sat. But the seated games thrived. My son Crabbit was born after the change and loving chess adapted quickly to life as it was. His games with Fast Markey became the stuff of legend.