jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 27th April 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 41 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Saturday 25th April 2020
Today I completed the bit of ironing I had left to do. Yesterday I mowed the lawns. In the good old days, I would have left them another fortnight. There is not a weed in the garden. The hedges are neatly manicured. Someone somewhere seemed to hint that it was Saturday. Is it or isn’t it? Does it matter really?
The day began cloudy and cooler, but the sun burnt off the cloud and there are now beautiful blue skies. We are sitting in the garden having a cup of tea and listening to the blackbird warbling to us. Wonderful.
I remember reading Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and the description of him idling in the sun and wishing I had an idyllic life like that.
Or listening to the words of the song from Porgy and Bess, ‘Summertime and the living is easy’ and dreaming of summer days.
I also remember in my most stressed times when working and not so stressed. How great it would be to have nothing to do and just sit in the sun all day.
Be careful what you wish for it may come true and there may be a little twist. You can say that again.
It is ideal beautiful weather and surroundings. I have as much or as little as I want to do to do. I set my own agendas, well Mamma sets it. But it’s far from perfection.
Where are my grandchildren?
Actually, two of them were playing Spa Days with cucumbers over the eyes and face packs. Followed by a walk and a snacky picnicy thing to make it exciting.
The other two, a five mile walk and a snacky picnicy thing to make it exciting.
They really do get the most from their lockdown.
I made a bedtime story video outdoors to be different. Meanwhile I received two one from Freya and one from George. I received Rory’s the day before.
Mamma spent the day working hard to find a family holiday for 2021.
After such an hectic, exhausting day we were ready to relax in front of the TV.
Saturday night is hopeless on live TV, so we keep a bank of recorded excellent programmes we have not seen. (Is that the correct collective noun for TV programmes?)
Tonight’s were: Around The World By Train with Tony Robinson, Fools & Horses Documentary and The Very British Lockdown: Diaries from the Frontline.
Around The World By Train with Tony Robinson was about the Trans-Siberian Railway. Brilliant. I would just love to travel it. Even more so when you are on Lockdown. I learned so much from that programme too like how lucky Tony Robinson is with everything he has experienced in life.
Not a lot happened about Covid-19 today. The main headline was that they are worried because A&E admissions are down 50% on general cases. Excuse me, haven’t they been trying to achieve this for years. Remember be careful what you wish for…
I think an important thing to get us through lockdown is positive thinking. One thing is to write down 1 or 5 or 10 or 1,000 things to be grateful for every day during lockdown. I will supply you a list of five-a-day everyday to help you. Here’s todays.
Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
- The sunshine
- Blue skies
- Good films
- Good music
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Whether it’s text, video chat, social media or phone, just staying connected keeps us busy and centered.
In particular, it is good to share what you feel.
Happiness is…sunshine and blue skies
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Tip-jar humour in our local coffee shop: “Afraid of Change? Leave It Here.”
Love is…motivating one another
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVERST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 21 18 Times – 162 Feet Cumulative Total 3,078 Feet
TRACK OF THE ISOLATION DAY
Count On Me – Bruno Mars
- Count On Me Bruno Mars 3:15
HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBER
Country Confirmed cases Deaths
1 US 965,910 54,876
2 Spain 226,629 23,190
3 Italy 197,675 26,644
4 Germany 157,770 5,976
5 UK 154,037 20,795
6 France 124,114 22,614
7 Turkey 110,130 2,805
8 Iran 90,481 5,710
9 China 82,830 4,633
10 Russia 80,949 747
UK Deaths yesterday: 413
Updated 27 Apr at 08:29 local
Confirmed 2,971,669 +74,024
Deaths 206,544 +3,664
Recovered 865,733 +48,699
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