The Last Night For Clapping
Today is my bin emptying day and I wondered how they could practice self isolating....until I realised a car follows the wagon, it takes the extra worker so they are not all in the cab of the wagon
This evening is going to be the last that we stand on our doorstep at 8 o’clock and clap for the NHS and front line workers. Its probably about right it’s coming to a halt, but it doesn’t mean to say we stop thanking them. I can only speak for myself and say how much I owe to the NHS, because without them I wouldn’t be here writing this blog. Today is my bin emptying day and I wondered how they could practice self isolating, doing such a hard job until I realised a car follows the wagon, it takes the extra worker so they are not all in the cab of the wagon making it safe for the workers . There are so many ‘thank yous’ I would like to say to all the workforce that has kept me safe. I have a food delivery tomorrow and that’s another thank you.
I was thinking ( Dangerous) how many new skills and things have I learned on lockdown:? Well how they do the bin round safely that’s one ,Zooming, how to send a video message, which I did this morning to one of my brothers and his wife,as it’s their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday and I can’t be with them. My poor niece must have been tearing her hair out this morning she must have received about twenty pictures of me , and a few phone calls to talk me through it ,and I finally did it!
I feel the time in lockdown has gone quickly, but looking back since I last went shopping, seems it was another lifetime. Another beautiful day and I can hear the children over the back fence playing in their pools while I sit reading one of my Harry Potter books by JK Rowling. It’s the second time around and still enjoying it.
I love Women’s History. This woman, whose name is Mary Jane Seacole, born November 1805, was a nurse in the Crimean War. She gave her life to nursing and to my mind she’s an unsung hero. I will leave the rest up to you to find out more about this brave woman.
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