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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

The good and bad

The current Covid 19 situation has certainly brought out the best and unfortunately worst behaviour in people.


I was so angered by the photos of food waste found by refuse collectors around the country. Perfectly ripe bananas, unopened bread, potatoes and tinned food. What an absolute disgrace. I wish these people could be named and shamed, afterall they've taken food out of the mouths of people.

Two farmers posted photos of their dead sheep and lambs on Facebook, killed by peoples dogs walking their pets unleashed around farmland. A situation that was and is totally unnecessary. Hubby and I have noticed  interlopers on our daily walks. Unfortunately we've also noticed that they believe because they are on farmland they don't have to pick up after their dogs. And some of those that do, actually fling the bags  into the trees or bushes. CRAZY .....

With regard to my last post, I initially tried to buy a sewing machine from Argos but the nearest one thats open is 26 miles. Only those inside a Sainsburys are trading, so I put out a plea on FaceBook selling  page.  I was contacted by 2 people, one lady had a brand new machine still boxed and would let me have it for £40. Another lady offered me one for nothing.  She was pretty certain it still worked and said it was her way of contributing to the cause. So I accepted her offer as it was close to home. We haven't met face to face as the machine was left in a bag on her drive. But when this is all over I would love to shake her hand, give her some flowers and thank her properly.

Once home I washed it down and did some trial runs as it's a little different to any machines I've used. It works perfectly and I've started making my kit bags. I'm awaiting the delivery of a roll of herringbone tape and the scrub cap pattern.

I'm  using up bed linen and bits of material I have in the loft etc. All donations will be laundered by the hospitals before distribution. Back soon. Tx

20 comments:

  1. That food waste is diabolical - not only does it expose the greed of people buying up too much food than they can use, but then binning it when it's perfectly eatable is ridiculous. As for chucking tins of food....WHAT?!?! Why couldn't they give them to a foodbank? Every supermarket these days has a collection point for foodbanks - absolutely no excuse whatsoever for that. Criminal.

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    1. Isn't it just. You can clearly see the food is good to go. I pity them if they were ever starving.

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  2. Greedy people that is disgusting. They should be fined for wasting it!
    Well done on your sewing machine find it will keep you busy.
    Take care. x

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    1. I agree for everything they've thrown there should be a 10fold fine.

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  3. Why on earth waste perfectly good food. Disgusting!!!

    I love that you managed to find yourself a sewing machine and at a great price. Free is good.

    God bless.

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  4. Thanks Jackie, when I read the article I was so very angry.

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  5. What a kind lady to donate it
    The total opposite of those wasters chucking out food they had bought. It's disgraceful

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    1. Absolutely, she said she wanted to learn to sew but with a young family had no idea and no time. It does restore your faith in human kind....well some anyway!

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  6. That's just disgusting that people would panic buy all that stuff and then throw it away. Why would you throw away canned goods. Food banks would be glad of it. How nice of the lady to give you the sewing machine. It will be really nice to meet her in person when this is all over.

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    1. The food waste is beyond words. I've sent the lady photos of what I'm making and she is really happy.

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  7. a friend works at one of the big holiday chalet park , she lives in so is still on site despite only the shop being open . She has donated tons of food that those who expected to be arriving for easter had ordered to be delivered . Theres been loads of food deliveries just abandoned outside chalets , i would imagine people havent been able to cancel them online

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    1. I know the current situation has caught a lot of people out. This waste was found by refuse collectors who I dare say can't give it to charity despite a lot of it being acceptable because it's been put out as a waste product.

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  8. This crisis is really highlighting the best of people and unfortunately the worst of people.

    Food waste makes me so angry, I have no words strong enough to say what I think of the people throwing perfectly good food out. Especially after just reading about a very elderly gentleman that lived totally alone that the Police saw struggling down the road with his walker. He had completely run out of food and although he was really scared had had to venture out to the shops. Needless to say they helped him there and back and have arranged a regular food delivery and phone chats for him for as long as this crisis lasts.

    The Good and the Bad.

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  9. I meant to add, what a lovely lady to give you the sewing machine, those bags will be so gratefully received.

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  10. I made some headbands for nurses as requested on a Facebook page but the local hospital would have none of it. The headbands were wide and had buttons so that those masks with elastic straps looped over the buttons instead of nurses ears. So would be interested to hear if you get your contribution accepted.

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    1. Apparently the post with the headbands with buttons came from an American site. Staff here have to wear full head scrubs. Someone wrote about it earlier today. I'm sending my bags to a lady who is distributing them.

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    2. That explains it! Mind you the way my last hair cut is growing out I will be glad to hide underneath them now!

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  11. I dislike waste of any kind but especially food waste. It's a disgrace. How heart warming then to read of the lady who donated the sewing machine. I'm sure you'll put it to good use. X

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  12. I just KNEW here would be food waste like this because of all the greedy people who bought and didn't think through! Fools! Selfish fools! And why chuck away TINS!!??!?!?!??!?!
    How lovely that lady donated the Sewing machine- so kind!

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