72, Northumberland, Northumberland, England UK
My oldest surviving relative is a tough and very independent 80-something and she's been very touched by the offers to get shopping for her, and is on a list of village residents to be checked daily. There are some horrible stories starting to circulate and I hope your blog becomes a good-deeds one just to remind us that many people are lovely and step up to the plate in a crisis. We know all too much about the other kind, seems to me.
viv that is so true, I myself have seen a change. I have to isolate myself for 3 months and all in my area have either text or pushed note through my door to offer help. I feel like a fraud as I feel fine but if I got virus I doubt my lungs would take it. Yep on local news it gives out numbers to ring if you feel lonely and loads of people that will help all vetted.I have shopped on line first time ever 1 months groceries it took one hour and will be delivered in April. I truly do not want volunteers as there time would be better spent with very old infirm people.Spain sounds dire at the moment, but I know you will be taking care.
We've had rain for the last 2 days and it has been incredibly depressing and gloomy. Today is sunny, I was walking the dog (walks with dogs are now restricted to 100m from home because people started getting stupid, thanks guys) and waved to the guy who runs the tabacos, he reached a patch of sun and did a little mimed dance of bliss
viv I am lucky I have this big garden, good job I did not move I liked that a jig in the sun I mean dance.Yep I have a routine at home now but only 5 days in long way to go, I will have the best lawns and dug over raised beds with nothing in as the garden centres I cant visit are closed Never mind I will try that jig in the sun
Time to learn the joys of siesta as part of your routine
viv I was up until 4 this morning noes in a good book Its called THE DYING LIGHT by HENERY PORTER.Oh my its a modern George Orwell and is frightening because before our eyes it is happening, and the young are not bothered who watches them. There answer is always --- if you have done nothing wrong don't worry and their privacy is taken away slowly So yes this afternoon will have to be siesta time for meTake care Spain results are frightening
Last night, at 8pm, people all over the country were hanging out their windows or in their front gardens if they had them, clapping as a show of solidarity and thanks to the healthcare workers.It was very uplifting, I was out walking the dogs at the time and clapping with them.
Updated my spreadsheet today (I use the Johns Hopkins tracker mainly) and yikes the USA has now taken the lead with just shy of 86K confirmed cases Spain still in 4th place in the world and still behind poor Italy. Germany coming up fast, France still remarkably good. UK and Switzerland almost neck and neck further down the list. Don't gulp down all your books too quickly my only source of English books here used to be the charity shops and one international bookstore in Salubreña which carries all major languages - now I am heavily reliant on my Kindle, or re-reading what I have on my shelves. I do tend to go for cheerful upbeat ones though, your man sounds a bit scary for now, I'm already concerned enough that we are going to lose some freedoms we will never get back In the spirit of your good deeds topic, I double-thanked the bread man this morning as he did his rounds, and our bin guys are emptying the central bins and recycling bins every day things up to now I have taken for granted. At least one area of Spain has announced no council taxes or water bills will be charged in 2020. Not my area, but fingers crossed all will do it.
I'm doing fine myself. I even turn on the news for about 5 mins a day but get to stinking depressed. Sometimes it feels like I'm in a Sci-fi movie with the governments creating a global human experiment? How best to thin the population for a take over.Oh hell too much time and my imagination goes barking mad.
Fay, I only allow myself one news headlines every day, not even a full news coverage, just the headlines.I think people will drive themselves mad by reading and watching too much about it.
I agree. I don't understand the people who are glued to news constantly. There is hardly any escaping it as it is.
Molly I looked out of my window and not a chirp, I was disappointed, but tonight even if I am the only one I will clap.
viv I usually send for used books from Amazon, my bro and I read same type of books so we share the price.The second had ones a nothing its the postage that costs but worth it, especially like these coming weeks. Yep I thanked postie he saw me at the window and said he would put them on top of my bin I have had a job trying to order repeat prescription so hope it worked this time or I am snookered. Oh my second hand vid came for keep fit Rosemary Conley's, 3 in the box for different workouts. Boy oh boy they were good. Take care
Chesney I liked his voice a real man, I do not normally watch such things but we may be going back that far, if this virus does not abate. Our Boris has tested positive now. Stay safe Chesney
Fay I know just what you mean, I have it first thing in the morning and evening not for long though just to get any other news going on.
Molly you are correct there, I am sick of newscaster pulling everything to bits whichever government is doing its best. The News casters these days are vipers. Stay safe Molly