Figures

UK Deaths: 144

UK Confirmed Cases: 3,269

Worldwide Deaths: 9,844

Worldwide Confirmed Cases: 237,912

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

We woke this morning to the news that 40 stations on the London Underground will close. 20,000 military staff are on standby to help Police and NHS.  Italy recorded it’s highest numbers of deaths in a day (higher than any country has recorded since the virus broke out) despite the restrictions put in place.

However in good news, China reported no new domestic cases for the very first time.

Daily Reality

Today has been about a lot of realities hitting home.

  • The reality that some people don’t quite get the self isolation / social distancing thing.  As a very good friend said “Avoiding unnecessary social contact in these COVID 19 times is NOT a sacrifice!  It is a gift to the most vulnerable who may not survive being infected…”
  • The reality that school life as we know it will change for the next few months.  The impact this will have on our children in such uncertain times.  Much respect to the teachers for trying to make this change as easy as possible.
  • The reality that many more will die over the coming months.  That our Health Service will be stretched to it’s very limit.  That we need to show respect for all our Keyworkers and the vulnerable and behave with kindness not selfishness!

Goodbye

I think the hardest thing today was having to say ‘goodbye’ to mum.  She is over 70 with several underlying health conditions.  She is being sensible and self-isolating for the next 12 weeks.  With us being under household isolation this had to be done 2 metres apart from the door.  We both held our nerve, but I broke down when she was out of sight, and am doing so again now writing this.  Pretty sure she will have done the same.  I hope that none of us will take for granted the time we get to spend together.

“The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.”

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Tonight’s Job

Type up the boys’ timetables and print out on A3 paper.  Confiscate iPads, phones, XBoxes, Wii U’s, and Nintendo Switch’s…

Schools in for Easter!

Fay x