Good morning! Well, we all saw it coming, didn't we? Another lockdown, starting Thursday and lasting four weeks.
I've checked the rules and, thankfully, Beth and I can continue to 'bubble' as we are both single person households and, when Alex returns, it can continue as I am a single person household. We are both very relieved about this. For some reason, no-one is being told to 'shield' this time although I suppose that might change and sensible folk who are vulnerable will do so anyway, one hopes.
Ann, Dad's neighbour, has specifically assured him that they will continue to look out for him, make sure he has all he needs and be a first port of call should there be any problems. That is a huge relief to me. There are some very good people about.
Moving on - yesterday was a quiet day most of the time. The chat with Chris was lovely; we had a lot to catch up on one way and another so there were no silences!!
In the afternoon, I popped out and did just a bit of Christmas shopping.
Then I saw the announcement and decided to go to Morrisons to get a few bits and bobs - a few cartons of long life milk, a few bags of frozen veg - that sort of thing. Not panic buying, not huge amounts, just being sensible, and I'm pretty sure I can manage for a month, only needing to buy fresh stuff - fruit, veg, eggs, that sort of thing.
Today I was hoping Beth would come round for a cuppa this afternoon but now she may not be able to which is a shame. I will spend the day quietly sorting stuff out, I have some bedding to wash, dry and iron and I didn't finish watching Strictly last night. There's plenty to do, even though it is raining.
Take care, everyone, stay safe and well. We will got through this. xx