CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 41 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 25.4.2020

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
  • Zoom

 

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…

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…

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 

No.78 24.9.2011

  1. 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

 

Global cases

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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