Yesterday: Me and my sister went down to Selsey to deliver Mum and Dad’s food shopping. My brother in law had luckily been able to get the bits that we hadn’t been able to early in the morning which was good. Alex is a chef and his work is now closed for the foreseeable future though hopefully he will be retained with help from the Government scheme for all workers who otherwise would have lost their jobs. As they were closing they had a load of fresh produce that would not keep so he came home with quite a few items that we were unable to get for ourselves thanks to all the hoarding!
Our parents live in Selsey so we got the train to Chichester to catch the bus (unfortunately none of us drive!). The high street was about as busy as it is on Sunday but there were a lot of signs in shop windows saying that they were closing until further notice. The bus was almost empty but I was glad of that really!
Talking to Mum and Dad through a window from halfway down the garden path was a surreal experience (although not the first I have had since all this began!) and trying to hear each other at times was difficult due to the very enthusiastic seagulls screeching overhead! It was then back on the almost empty bus and then train!
When we got back we went on a walk and played some Pokemon Go. It was nice to do something normal amidst all the worry.
Today: Today’s mother’s day and it is the first one ever that we have all spent apart. Of course we must and as a friend said we are doing it so that we can all spend the next one together. I helped Sarah set up Skype on her laptop so we can call each other on that and Mum and Dad can see their grandson.
We then went on another Pokewalk and tried to talk about other things!
This evening I’m going through my emails (there is a lot!) and sorting a few bits online out. My copy of Animal Crossing has arrived so I will play a bit of that in a while too.
I watched the PM’s speech earlier and the information that is being given is still confusing. Also I do not understand how they are saying that younger people will just get a mild case of the flu and then reporters were saying there were people in their 30s and 40s waiting to go into intensive care in hospitals?! Do they have underlying conditions too which made them sicker? It wasn’t clarified and more clarity is needed immediately as it is just adding to the fear and panic buying!
One thing that did also annoy me is Dad said that there were hoards of people rushing off down to Wittering beach this weekend! I understand wanting to get out but all dashing down to a crowded beach?! It’s madness! At the moment we are being allowed to go out if we want to as long as we are sensible but I wonder how much longer we will be given this freedom for when there was so many people disregarding the advice completely.
Linda G. Hill came up with this great idea to keep track of the weeks and months ahead. For those who already are, and will be isolated in the coming weeks, it is important to all come together and support each other.