Lockdown On a Dull Day
It’s a cold and wet morning, I’d put away the porridge and my long sleeve jumpers thinking summer was here, what a shock to the system to find the heating has kicked in and on again. So out came the porridge and jumpers.
I have a good friend who lives in Majorca and we keep in touch. I try to look at the Spanish news and see what’s going on there. The other evening I was so impressed by their Prime Minister; he gave a speech thanking the children of Spain for the brilliant part they have played in this crisis. When I really thought about it, it must be very very hard for children to be in lockdown, a lot of them (the little ones in particular) wouldn’t understand the why and wherefore of the situation; the older ones not being able to see their Grandparents, missing their friends from school, having the discipline to do their school work from home, and I would imagine with the best will in the world home-schooling must be hard going. I was surprised to learn that most of the Spanish people live in flats. So I’m still learning new things in lockdown.
My day yesterday went well and not so well! My food order (which I’d placed 4weeks ago) arrived with variations on what I ordered. The litre bottle of whiskey I ordered on special offer at that time- Bells at £16- it arrived as a bottle at £15 ! Well I took that on the chin in the present circumstances. It didn’t end there; the whiskey still has its security cap still on. That should be classified as torturing an old woman!!😢 But don’t worry, I have a plan!
My colleagues and I have been taking it in turns to write a blog, it’s important to read a different side to lockdown, some of us live on our own with a garden some without, some living with husbands ,wives and partners. We are a mixed group and so may that continue. I thought I would never say this , I am most of all looking forward too getting on the M6,M42,M40 A34 and driving down to Hampshire to see my Son and Granddaughters.
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