CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 92 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 15.6.2020 BLOG 17th June 2020

CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 92 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Monday 15th June 2020

Woman hatches ducks from Waitrose eggs

Beep, Peep and Meep are Braddock White ducklings.

A woman has hatched three ducklings called Beep, Peep and Meep from eggs she bought in Waitrose.

Charli Lello, 29, from Hertfordshire, put the Clarence Court eggs in an incubator as an experiment to pass the time after being furloughed.

She said the ducklings would live “a very happy life” with her pet chickens.

A Waitrose spokesman said fertilised eggs were safe to eat and “entirely indistinguishable” from normal eggs, unless incubated.

Charli Lello hatched the ducklings as an experiment to pass the time while furloughed from work.

Ms Lello, who normally works as an assistant manager in a shop, got the idea after seeing a video on Facebook of someone hatching quail eggs from a supermarket.

“While I was in Waitrose, I saw the duck eggs and thought maybe they would work as well. I was so excited for them to hatch but I still had in the back of my mind that these are supermarket eggs.

“They have been collected, bashed around on a delivery truck, then rattled around on a trolley onto a shelf, picked up and put down by who knows how many people, so they still might not go all the way.”

The ducklings hatched from Clarence Court Braddock Whites free range duck eggs.

A month after putting them in the incubator, Ms Lello heard a tiny beeping sound and the Braddock White ducklings started to emerge from their shells.

She said it had been an “amazing” experience hatching the “cutest little balls of fluff” but she would not be repeating it.

“The only reason I could try was because I am currently furloughed and have the time to raise them to an age where they won’t need me all day. Under normal circumstances it wouldn’t have been possible or fair on them,” she said.

A Waitrose spokesman said it was “notoriously difficult” to identify the sex of white-feathered ducks.

“Our farmers work hard to ensure ducks and drakes are separated correctly. As a result of this difficulty in sexing, a male white-feathered duck may very occasionally be left with a group of females, although, these instances are extremely rare.

“There may also be instances when a wild duck encounters farmed drakes, but again, this is rare,” he said.

A spokeswoman for Clarence Court Farms said: “It is a feat of remarkably slim odds that a duckling has been hatched. But we acknowledge that it’s not impossible.”

England’s general retailers were able to open up again today for the first time in three months.

Shops opened today woth massive ques under the new regime of queue to get in. One allowed in at a time. Only so many in the shop.

I spent the day putting the grandchildren’s “Coronabobs Times” magazine together. Mamma put the pantry back together after decorating it.






I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou


Happiness is…3 little ducks from Waitrose


“I used to hate facial hair…but then it grew on me.”


Love is…greeting one another with ‘Hey up m’ duck’


5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus

We are grateful  Lockdown gives us  a time…

  1. A time for ducks to hatch from Waitrose eggs…A time for bread soldiers to be dunked in to boiled Waitrose duck eggs
  2. A time for ducks to swim down the stream…A time for ducks to swim in the duck pond
  3. A time for Duck a l’orange…A time for Chrispy Duck
  4. A time for Ducks on the Wall by the Kinks…A time for Constipated Duck from the Blow by Blow album by Jeff Beck
  5. A time for Disco Duck by Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots…A time for Nice Weather For Ducks by Lemon Jelly


DAY 72        16 Times – 144 Feet Cumulative Total 10,872 Feet



Country                 Confirmed cases  Deaths

1              US                          2,137,731              116,963

2              Brazil                    923,189                 45,241

3              UK                         299,600                 42,054

4              Italy                      237,500                 34,405

5              France                   189,725                 29,487

6              Spain                     244,328                 27,136

7              Mexico                 154,863                 18,310

8              India                     354,065                 11,903

9              Belgium                60,155                   9,663

10           Iran                       192,439                 9,065


UK deaths yesterday 233



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Global cases         Updated 17 Jun at 08:08 local

Confirmed            8,145,047              +139,753

Deaths                   440,600                 +4,938

Recovered             3,939,208              +105,850



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