CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 15 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 30.3.2020

CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 15 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 30.3.2020

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG   Wednesday 1st April  2020

Today sees the start of Week 3 of Self-isolation

CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 15 Diary of a Self-Isolator 30.3.2020

Why are people putting rainbow pictures on their windows?

Following the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, people are no longer allowed to congregate in groups. The police now hold the power to impose fines on anyone who gathers in a group of more than two. If people are outside, they must observe the government’s social distancing guidelines which state they are required to stand two metres apart. The reason for that is in order to avoid any possible transmission of the virus. The draconian measures have been brought in as a matter of necessity to stop the spread of Covid-19. They’ve also inadvertently taken away the ability for people to talk to one another, or make small talk to strangers. That’s why people are relying on other gestures to convey a message of solidarity. Theses are such as pinning rainbow pictures to their windows or dropping notes into their neighbours’ houses.

But what is the meaning behind the pictures of rainbows seen across the country?

The pictures have largely been created by children.

Why are people putting rainbow pictures on their windows?

Quite simply, people have been putting the colourful pictures on their windows to cheer up passers-by. The rainbows aim to make people smile while they’re walking by, and also offer a message of hope. Rainbows are used as a symbol of peace and hope as they often appear when the sun follows a heavy rainfall. They serve to remind us that there is hope and light to follow even after dark times.

The current trend appears to have started in Italy but has also been adopted by the US, Canada and Spain. In all these countries people have adorned their windows and balconies with colourful pictures. Creating the pictures also serves a practical function, however, as it has given children a chance to flex their creativity while being homeschooled by their parents.

Other parents have tasked their children with spotting the rainbows while out on walks, sparking the Twitter hashtag #ChaseTheRainbow.

Eight-year-old Tayen, who lives in Bridgwater, Somerset, wanted to take part in the chase the rainbow trend.

Tayen has made a rainbow for her window. Tayen, who has been blind since she was 22 months old and is currently undergoing chemotherapy, made a raised rainbow she could feel.

Her mother Kali said: “We used paper which is put through a machine so the surface is raised so she can feel it.

“She coloured it in with paint sticks and her brothers helped her choose the colours – although she tells everyone its entirely pink.

“She knows it’s up in the window and that it’s her picture and other people can enjoy it. She asked me to take a picture of it to send to family members we can’t visit at the moment.”

Hundreds of schools are encouraging pupils to put up paintings to “spread hope” after a trend started online.

Though many of the buildings have closed, one head teacher said the school spirit was still very much alive with online lessons.

A spokesman for Grange First School in Newcastle said: “We are hoping to spread our cheerful windows campaign as wide as possible.

“Signs are going up in windows all over our area and beyond and will really help maintain morale for children (and families) in these difficult times.”

Angela Ruthven, whose son Harrison made a rainbow, said it was “a truly wonderful idea while we are all facing such worries with our health, our jobs and children’s education”.

“This has offered a positive approach,” she said.

“It’s bringing families together at home to create a rainbow, making people smile if they are spotted in windows. It’s bringing our wonderful school and even the world together.

“It’s showing that we are all in this together.”

Baby Shark have posted a video to YouTube to help wash your hands

Click Here For:  BABY SHARKS SING WASH YOUR HANDS

 

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOFirst FOR THE DAY

First time in history we can save the human race by lying in front of the TV and doing nothing. Let’s not screw this one up

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…a rainbow picture to give hope

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

LOVE IS…

Love is…the little things to show her she’s special

TRACK OF THE ISOLATION DAY

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy

A Track on her album “Songbird”

  1. Somewhere Over The Rainbow Eva Cassidy 5:00

Rainbow Chaser – Nirvana

No.34 29th May 1968

  1. Rainbow Chaser Nirvana 2:35

Rainbow – Peters & Lee

No.17 7th September 1974

  1. Rainbow Peters and Lee 3:28

HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBERS

Country Confirmed cases  Deaths
1  Italy

105,792

12,428

2  Spain

95,923

8,464

3  US

189,624

4,080

4  France

52,830

3,532

5  China

81,539

3,306

6  Iran

44,605

2,898

7  UK

25,412

1,793

8  Netherlands

12,667

1,040

9  Germany

71,808

775

10

 Belgium

12,775

705

Latest statistics as of 1st April 2020

 

Global cases

Updated 1 Apr at 07:35 local

Total                      Movement

Confirmed            859,032                 +72,804

Deaths                   42,322                   +4,502

Recovered             178,101                 +12,060

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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