It’s interesting to think about the psychology behind this FT chart outlining consumer spending in the United Kingdom from March to early July. You can see the initial panic buying of groceries in late March (well, food and toilet paper). And you can more or less see the moment where people suddenly realized — after working at home for a few weeks — that their home was in desperate need of a refresh and that planting tomatoes might be a good hobby to take up given that there isn’t much else to do. In case any of you are wondering, I remain well-stocked on the toilet paper front and my tomatoes are doing just fine.
Image: Financial Times