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Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Inevitable

Well after the news stories regarding crowds climbing Snowdon cheek to cheek and queues of people purchasing fish and chips at the seaside,  it was inevitable that Boris did what he did last night.

I had a feeling in my water it was going to happen and as I hadn't been to the shops since 13th I headed out at 6:15am yesterday morning, yes 6:15...unheard of since I retired! But then again I haven't been sleeping well and  if I'm completely honest I've been quite anxious about the whole thing. So I gave myself a little pep talk and faced the world albeit very briefly.

 I did give great consideration to what I was going to buy and to my surprise Tesco was almost empty people wise!! There  wasn't much meat or bread but a delivery was due soon and there was toilet roll.  Vegetables are more important to me than meat. But now I have a dog I have to consider him.

2 loaves bread
2 x 6pts semi skimmed milk
2 x 1ltr UHT skimmed milk
1 x 15 mixed weight eggs
1  bag carrots
1 bag onions
1 lettuce
1 tray salad tomatoes
1 large cauliflower
1 white cabbage
2 bags oranges
1 bag dried puppy food
1 box bran flakes
1 turkey leg (Bertie)

I purchased the UHT as there was no fresh skimmed. The cabbage is versatile, I can cook it, make coleslaw etc. The cauliflower can have a cheese
sauce added and topped with bread crumbs. Salad can be added to most lunch time meals. Earlier we had a tuna, coleslaw, salad wrap.

I've even put the cauliflower leaves in the bottom of the steamer ready for dinner with the florets and butternut squash on top.  I kept some seeds from the tomatoes and squash ready to plant next week.

Hubby is under strict instructions not to help himself to food willy nilly as meals will need planning. The things I bought will enable us to get through the next 3 weeks without having to do any more shopping.  I'm actually convinced the only thing I may need is milk. But as  cereal is being alternated with toast to eek out the milk, I may not have to.

I noted that Boris left it until after the shops were shut to make his address to the nation otherwise I think there would have been a mass stampede to stock up again. There has been reports of shopping delivery  sites crashing since he advocated their use!

My friend has just texted me to say she was told at 10:30 last night not to bother going to work. She is a parts delivery driver. At 8:15 this morning she was told get yourself to work or you'll find you wont  be paid as  we have to hear officially.....WHAT!  Is Boris not official????She said nothing looks like its changed at all!

Things have definitely changed near me. It's so much quieter and it's like stepping back in time with hardly any traffic.

My family WhatsApp every morning and we try to include something we are grateful for during this frightening time.

Yesterday the youngest daughter said she was grateful to her hubby as he had done some much needed DIY. I was grateful  for technology despite moaning about it in the past.

  • I can see my children when I speak to them
  • I can get books and audio from the library without leaving home
  • I  can play scrabble with my friends who are miles away. 
What are you grateful for? Bye for now. Tx

PS: I loved the meme that literally arrived seconds after the broadcast.

Boris head in hands " Right you ****ing lot, you can't be trusted, so now you're GROUNDED"

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21 comments:

  1. I’m so grateful I have a comfy home and a garden to escape to and the technology to speak and see my family :)

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  2. Best thing Boris has ever done. Wishing you well.

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    1. Apparently the army are already out reinforcing it.

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  3. I'm grateful for a sense of purpose in my life now and the challenge of making our food last and also making good nutritious tasty meals out of whatever we have left in weeks to come.

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    1. I totally agree with having the skill to make food go further.

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  4. Hi Tania, glad Boris put his foot down, people just haven't been taking it seriously.
    I am grateful my family are all safe and well, and grateful to have a nice garden which is my sanctuary.
    Marlene x

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    1. Hi Marlene, I think gardens are going to be a great source of escape for many people.

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  5. We've been eased into a total lockdown bit by bit since March 12th and yesterday both the city and the province invoked the Emergency Act and now everything except specified industries are shut! It's really been a bit of a ghost town as day by day more things shut down.
    Most people seem to be complying but there are always a few who think the rules don't apply to them. The next step is that the police will start enforcing things by warning, fine and prosecution - they are serious! I've been out once for some groceries since March 17th and won't be out again for a couple of weeks. We figure it will be at least another 3 weeks before we even think about starting back and I imagine even that will be step by step.
    I live by myself so no kids to worry about - I have my pension and my PT job will pay us for at least a couple of months - so far all family and friends are well - and I have a full pantry, fridge & freezer (didn't let the winter stock up dwindle down this year as I listened to the reports early on) so I have a lot to be thankful for right now.
    If you want a good laugh - go to Youtube and look up Italian Mayors ranting - it shouldn't be funny considering what is happening in Italy but they are so NOT politically correct!

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    1. I saw the Italian Mayors. Very good, he said, now everybody wants to be a marathon runner.

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    2. I'll take a look at YouTube. I agree there's always someone who thinks its doesn't mean them. The army and police will reinforce and I for one how its sooner rather than later. The longer people flout it the longer it WILL GO ON FOR.....SIMPLE.

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  6. Today I was grateful for the spring and a garden to sit in.

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    1. It has been a lovely day. Looking forward to another few sunny days outside too.

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  7. I am grateful that I live in a village and can find places to walk away from everyone else.

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    1. Ilona I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by farmland littered with public footpaths and I walk for at least 3-5 miles each day.

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  8. I'm grateful that my family are all safe, that I'm retired and my house is paid for. I'm especially grateful that I decided to throw all that money at my mortgage a few years ago instead of spending it. Gosh that was a good move. I'm glad I'm not a worrier by nature anyway as I think it is mentally harder on some people than others. I'm grateful for technology and for the fact that I have a "to do" list a mile long that will keep me busy for however long it takes. Stay safe!

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    1. I'll be tackling a list too. The garden needs doing and it will be good to be outside. I'm not a worrier normally but it's just been annus horribilis so far!!

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  9. grateful that our village is so off the road that we didnt get the infestation of tourists last weekend

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    1. I'm 3 miles away from Clacton in a village. Neighbours said the Londoners were out in force, I dare say I'll be reading about local covid19 cases soon. I dont blame them wanting to get out of the capital but stick to the social distancing rules🤬🤬🤬🤬

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  10. Aha, I just read you are near to Clacton! I know you wrote this a while ago but it does annoy me when people didn't think things apply to them. A group of 4 young men (definitely not related to each other) walked past my house today as my husband and I were preparing to go cycling out in the countrylanes.) I am so glad we have the Milkman- I started ordering milk and juice a year ago as part of my anti-plastic measures.
    I also had to get strict with my husband as he's so wasteful and opens 4 packs of cheese at the same time or things like that. I've had to be strict with him and he really doesn't like it!

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