Like most people I've been keeping an eye on the whole Covid19 situation, although I don't and haven't watched the Daily Doom broadcast for many weeks. Some of the MP's were really starting to grate on me, with their lack of truthful answers, plus evasion of answers altogether. Brexit which dominated our lives for many years has well and truly taken a back seat but rest assured its still rumbling on in the background. Once Europe emerges from the pandemic the news roles will be reversed, Brexit will take a front seat and Covid19 will stalk us from the back.
Many Epidemiologists believe Covid in some form or another will be with us for a long time. One argument is that the hot weather has helped evaporate the airborne droplets reducing both the spread and R number in many areas of the UK. However, most of them believe it will return when winter comes along just like lots of other viruses. With no vaccination in sight and an economy in tatters the chances of a second Furloughed Lockdown are ZERO!
With a lovely little win of £125 on the premium bonds yesterday I have decided to put it to good use. I will start replenishing the Brexit stores that were extremely useful when panic buying lead to so many shortages. Plus building up my 'useful' stockpile will enable me shop fortnightly throughout the winter. I managed to get an ASDA late night click and collect for next week and this will be the start of my stores. The order came to £57 and is all store cupboard items. Asda still has restrictions on certain items but apart from a few spices I wanted that were out of stock I've made a good start.
There will be some sorting of cupboards and drawers over the next week to make space for more stores. The bottom freezer to the kitchen fridge freezer will store meat and fish only from the end of the month. Meat will be removed from trays and stored in bags to increase the storage space.
Any excesses in the garden will be processed for use in the winter.
We have had 2 showers here on the Essex coast. One at 4 this morning and another a couple of hours ago. Neither have penetrated the dry earth. Fingers crossed for more. Bye for now. Tx