CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 22 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 6.4.2020

CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 22 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 6.4.2020

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 8th April 2020

CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 22 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Monday 6Th April 2020

The initial weather forecast for today was that it was to be sunny. We thought a perfect day to put our brand-new flat pack patio chairs and table together and into place. Especially, to keep us positive through self-isolation.

We particularly needed it today as we heard from our son in law about the suffering his mum was going through in hospital with Corvid-19. We feel so helpless.

So, we threw ourselves into summer preparation.

The sun shone but the wind blew. We did well to say we were putting together a flat pack with sketchy instructions and we had been in each other’s self-isolated company for three weeks. Yes, we both lived to tell the tale. That will go down as No.1 in the Book of Self-isolation Miracles.

But it was incredible the last screw I tighten up on the table I did under the table sheltering from a cloudburst of rain that came from nowhere.

Some how that seemed to sum up our experience with outdoor patio furniture – rain. Is this a sign of things to come.

Mamma in her self-isolation time has been working hard to create a perfect outdoor living ambiance. She has been working hard to get the lighting right to give us a feel good … erm, feel.

A year last Christmas we bought a beautiful live Christmas tree from Waitrose. For the first time ever in our forty seven years of marriage we kept a lreal Christmas treee alive and used it again Christmas 2019. It was still standing in a pot on our patio when self isolation started.

Mamma has made it the focal point of our outdoor ambiance by putting Christmas Tree lights on it.

There have been bits on the internet about people in self-isolation putting up Christmas lights up to cheer themselves up and others.

Mamma puts me firmly in place when I refer to them as Christmas trees lights. She says they are not Christmas lights. They are blossom lights. And shows me the description on the box.

I’m afraid it is marketting bull shit. They are Christmas Tree Lights.

They do look beautiful. I’ll give her that. They do cheer me up too. But that’s because they make me think it’s Christmas.

I do have to question their value to our outdoor living experience.

They are powered by a mini solar panel  and the lights do not come on until the detector on the power panel makes the decision it is dark.

At that point we are getting ready to move indoors. In the stables at the back of us there are bat boxes. And we see bats circling the garden.

Bats have been conected to Coronavirus. I know they are probably not and it could be one of these conspiracy theories or fake news items. But I ain’t prepared to chance testing it out.

As the light fades at dusk and the Christmas tree lights illuminate we dive inside. But they do look beautiful from the kitchen window.—-

On the Coronavirus front Boris remained in hospital. And Mamma had a late night 8.00pm swoop raid on Tescos Supermarket and managed to buy most things we required. She did not have to queue to get in the store and had very few fellow customers to avoid.

 

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you’ll find, you get what you need -The Rolling Stones.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…sitting outside in the sunshine singing a little sunshine song

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

I love the way the Earth rotates. It literally makes my day.

LOVE IS…

Love is…the fireworks in your life

 

TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVERST CLIMB

DAY2        17 Times – 153 Feet    Cumulative Total 297 Feet

 

TRACKS OF THE ISOLATION DAY

Click on the picture to listen to 50 Dad’s Very Own Jive Puppy Special 22

Coronabobs Isolation ’71 Inspired tracks

 

HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBERS

Country    Confirmed cases                 Deaths

1              Italy                      135,586                 17,127

2              Spain                     141,942                 14,045

3              US                          399,929                 12,911

4              France                   110,064                 10,343

5              UK                         55,836                   6,171

6              Iran                       62,589                   3,872

7              China                    81,804                   3,333

8              Netherlands         19,709                   2,108

9              Belgium                22,194                   2,035

10           Germany              107,663                 2,016

 

Global cases                         Updated 8 Apr at 10:06 local

 

Confirmed            1,432,577              +83,949

Deaths                   82,195                   +7,379

Recovered             301,649                 +16,847

 

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