I think the main focus for everyone this week will have been covid 19, think it is a worrying time for all of us with no idea where this is going or how long for. As far as the school closure goes Dinky says she will miss her pals. Fifi feels cheated out of her exams and all that goes with being the top year in the school. She had so much to look forward to in the final weeks of her school career and just like that it is over with no chance for exam stress followed by celebrations. She also had a part time job, zero hour contract, that she was hoping to work long hours in over the school holidays, but will not be needed now. I think as adults we are all struggling to take in how this is changing our world but our children and grandchildren are going to find this very difficult to comprehend.
Because of my job I am not prepared to risk Bob so have not been into see DD1 and the kids. Poor Spud cried on Friday morning when I swap bits and pieces of shopping with DD1. May well go out and about in the fresh air with them in the coming weeks. Also means DD2 and the girls will not be down as Ziggy will want to play with her cousins if she comes down and that is not going to happen anytime soon.
I feel this is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. I fear for the economy of not just our country but the world. I fear for the safety of this country as I can foresee anarchy, lack of fuel for our vehicles and power cuts I hope I am wrong. I think we all feel scared by what this means for our future.
On a positive note our local village is pulling together and making up a list of vulnerable people and a list of people willing to help these people out in whatever way they need help.
We have watched The Stranger on Netflix, The Stranger is a British mystery thriller series written by Danny Brocklehurst and based on the Harlan Coben novel of the same title.
It was good viewing
Was suppose to have my neurology results at 3.30 today but the hospital phoned to say a lot of people cancelled and I could come in anytime I wanted, so went in for 11am. He told me less than my GP had already told me and said I might need the carpal tunnel rechecking in a few years but could find nothing to explain the trauma I went through, really hate it when something like this happens and you are none the wiser.
Walked the dog along the old railway line and then nipped to Iceland to get slice sausage and rolls for lunch, they had neither. in fact their fridges were about bare.
Finished off a bobble hat for Ziggy to match her poncho.
I got the last small trolley at the supermarket. did not think all of them could be being used but yes it was extremely crowded. A long queue, 22 mins, to buy a few bits, shop was absolutely heaving, four or five deep at every check out including the self service ones. Christmas eve sprung to mind.
Picked up a few things for Bob while I was in there as DD1 could not find gluten free stuff for him.
Not a lot happening, did some knitting and finished off a prem baby cardigan.
Had a GP appointment booked from a few weeks back, the one I went for last week a week early!!!
Got a phone call last night from one of the main GP's, they are triaging every appointment currently to see if it could be done on the phone save risking staff and public by not having people in. But she decided as mine was for my asthma then I was to go in. I was sure my cough and drop in peak flow are more related to rhinitis than my actual asthma, she agreed with me and has given me different eye drops and a different nasal spray to try and sort it put. The surgery has tape on the floor three feet away from the desk with hazard warning signs and do not cross to stop you getting near the desk.
Then took the dog to the vet, she needed her anal glands emptying again and go her annual booster injection as well.
A walk with the dog while we were out. Some pretty coloured catkins hanging on the trees.
Housework, dog walking, knitting and nothing much else. Hubby reckons the white building on the hill would be a great place to self isolate.
Needed some shopping, thought about online but was not sure what I would end up with so decided to do a self scan shop, at least this was I could choose an alternative for the things I needed.
Drove past the airport, not hard to do when the planes fly over the bypass, and there are so many planes parked up all over the airport.
Loved this scene with the snow on Arran in the background.
Gave the dog a walk along the old railway line after tea while we were in town anyway.
Somebody had this cupboard on marketplace to pick up for free. Matches the unit we have under the sink.in the bathroom so went and picked it up. Wanted to pop into one of the supermarkets as they are looking for temporary workers to help them through the crisis. Happy to go back to a shop, plenty time to spare during the week. So we both handed in our names as hubby happy to do a night shift. I am sure many other people handed in their names, we have both got shop experience so fingers crossed.
So that was my week.