image source: https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/sightseeing/london-attraction/big-ben It’s been an odd sort of day. The clocks changed last night, went forward by an hour, so we’re now in ‘British Summer Time’ so the days will seem that bit longer and the daylight hours will increase as summer draws nearer. I’d forgotten about it, as always, so discovered that I … Continue reading 29-03-2020 Lockdown Day 6: Summertime, And the living ain’t easy…
A spot of retail therapy is usually sufficient to lift the spirits a little, no matter how mundane the required or desired item might be; even going out to buy milk offers sneaky opportunities for snaffling a bar of chocolate or two, whereas visiting the local DIY or garden centre is a journey into paradise … Continue reading 28-03-2020 Lockdown Day 5: Retail therapy, anyone?
‘Stay at home’, he said, ‘Only go out for essentials, Food and medicines’. A clueless deluded clod’s in charge here, And meanwhile the majority muddles on. So until you know what you’re preaching about, That minor detail about how we all live, Just bog off, Boris! My house is small enough To fit inside a … Continue reading Bog Off, Boris!
Well, this is becoming embarrassing! Today our Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and the country’s Chief Medical Officer and government’s Chief Medical Advisor have all tested positive with the coronavirus, testing having been undertaken after they exhibited ‘mild symptoms’. This situation would suggest that we are not all in tin-hat … Continue reading 27-03-2020 Lockdown Day 4 : Ooh, this is awkward!
It seems I’m not the only one waking up at strange times these days. I noticed a friend had messaged me during the witching hour and when I asked why, she said she was feeling anxious and getting ready for work. Outwardly, she seems fine about still working and is now on reduced hours, so … Continue reading 26-03-2020 Lockdown Day 3: Not all lives are equal
‘That’s a big sack!’ said a manly man in combat gear, eyeing up the dog toys. I smiled back as I shuffled along the aisle, mumbling that it lasted a long time, but later wondered if he was covertly challenging me for suspected bulk buying of dog food. Big dogs need big bags of food … Continue reading Asda Is Empty
It was provoked by the woman by the handcreams, Testing the tester, Squeezing liberal quantities of pink gunge, Slathering her hands with the welcome freebie, Unwittingly unleashing the fragrance. A pink perfumed bubble engulfed her, Intense, fragrant particles filled the air Then escaped, spreading rapidly Into the surrounding territories To those with less pampered hands. … Continue reading Sternutation Hysteria
Scones are the new 'bread' - well, at least they are in my house. I've been eating them for a few weeks as a kind of bread-substitute, partly because I never seem to have fresh bread when I need it, and also although I try hard not to waste any food, bread seems to be … Continue reading Scones
Today got off to a Triumphal Trophy start, managing to bag myself some paracetamol (WOO HOO!) after hitting the chemist’s at 08:30. They’d had a delivery last night, so this is the way forward: get in there asap after deliveries if your drug of choice is in short supply. Paracetamol has become a much-coveted commodity … Continue reading 25-03-2020 Lockdown Day 2: We’re all in this together…
Today is the first official day on UK Lockdown, following Boris’ new mandatory measures which were announced yesterday evening. I think most people are horrified by this, unable to imagine how their lives will be trying to live under such restrictions, but it also feels like most people think this is a good move, with … Continue reading 24-03-2020 – Lockdown: Day 1