With Monday being the 1st of June and the lockdown officially easing, I’m wondering if this will be my penultimate ‘Today Is ………… ‘post.
I continued with them following Linda Hill’s example ‘What Day is it Anyway’ posts as a way of keeping to a routine and tracking the days.
We were lucky in that we were able to get out to walk the dog or go shopping in the car with little difficulty by simply modifying ‘our normal’.
I saw a headline yesterday that thousands of over 70s isolated themselves unnecessarily because the government guidelines were unclear. We know of at least one, a perfectly healthy, active, fit and sociable individual who is now a nervous wreck and afraid to go out.
No doubt there are many similar, doing what they thought they had to, and only venturing out if extremely necessary. The toll on their mental health must be tremendous.
Another headline today was of a pensioner verging on starvation having not eaten at all for five days, living alone and having no-one to shop for them, as they were terrified of going outside.
Such is the legacy of our ‘caring’ government’s knee jerk reaction under advice badly administered. These people did not have symptoms, but abided by the rules as they understood them, and it is these people who Cummings has insulted the most with his actions, behaviour and attitude when challenged.
So, what is going to happen next?
To be honest, nothing will change for us and we will now play the waiting game to see if the UK figures will soar as they have in other countries who have eased lockdowns and are now going through a second wave of infection.
We are not alone in our way of thinking as we are seeing more and more locals donning masks when they go out. Our government won’t protect us, so we are moving up a gear and protecting ourselves from the hordes of visitors who will no doubt descend on our town and the surrounding caravan parks, holiday campuses, and resorts within a 30 mile radius of us.
I’m pretty sure the second wave is coming soon to a town near me!
yep………. life on the ocean too……………. Keep safe.
Good sensible plan. Stay safe and healthy
Even with a more prudent and responsible government, the people best equipped to take cade of us and make sure we are safe is us. Doing exactly what you and your husband are doing, which is the same as what I am doing. I go nowhere without wearing the proper protective gear, I avoid crowds and I not inviting trouble. When the time comes that stores and restaurants and movie theatres and the like re-open, I will not be going to them until I feel it is safe to do so.
Us neither, which means no SW and no darts until a vaccine is available to all of us. They say September, but haven;t confirmed a year. 😦
There’s nothing I need so badly that I’m willing to risk getting sick for. And I quite enjoy my own company.
We went into lockdown too late, the rules are were and will be contradictory. We are coming out too soon. I agree there will be a second wave. I despair I am at the end of my tether! Be alert ? 💜💜💜
TPTB reacted too late and didn’t do enough anyway. Now they’re being irresponsible by relaxing the lockdown too soon. They’ve massaged the figures to make things look good so as to justify their actions. It’s all to do with money. They don’t care about the people. There will be repercussions, and not just C-19.
(just my opinion of course )
I totally agree 💯% jmooc
The joys of living in a holiday resort! I don’t envy you!
The UK government is crazy for opening up the country so soon, I think your definitely looking at a second wave of infection!
Stay safe Di!
We are even more wary now, and avoiding everyone!!