We are living through what some have likened to a World War where our lives have been put on hold by a world event. This time not a war but a pandemic that is killing millions of people. If we are not key workers we are being told to stay home with our loved ones and keep safe. The virus is so easily transferred that we just have to stay away from others. We have it so easy compared to those who live through WWI and WWII.
I travelled round New Zealand in 2005 with a lovely German girl who told me that her grandparents had been Prussian and they were persecuted by the Nazis. Her Grandfather was taken away never to be seen again and her Grandmother, who survived, repeatedly raped by Nazi soldiers. She knew all this had happened and yet her Grandmother never spoke of it. I remember feeling so fascinated and yet horrified, by her story. Our own relatives seemed to have a less traumatic war but maybe now we can begin to understand the true horror of what they went through. Jobs on hold, reappropriating factories to make munitions, signing up, volunteering…. only now can I see what that must have felt like. We’ve grown up in a society where we can do pretty much what we want, when we want. Suddenly that has changed. Still nothing like what they went through 💔
So Mrs Motivator had a wee lie in this morning… maybe she is only capable of action every second day?? So coffee and a wee laze this morning with the obligatory family trip to the greenhouse to inspect progress! Then off out with the dogs to Spiers School Ground again.
Now if I can just say, at this point Craig says “no wonder your iCloud gets jammed you’ve just taken a couple of hundred photos on this walk… no wonder you have over 40,000” and my reply…. I know exactly why I have over 40k photos…. I didn’t take another one on the walk but I took them in my head!!!!
The weathers not certain what to do with itself today so Craig’s in the hammock and I’m in Grans chair positioned to the sun in the sunroom door…. I’ll be like Magda out of Something About Mary when this is all over!! 🥴
On 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany’s surrender the day before.
Our neighbour Gordon has just come out to play the bagpipes to celebrate this historic event.
Craig did a walk round of the Jeep today for Overland Bound and posted it on our FB page. It’s changed a lot since we’ve been in lockdown!
So yesterday I said I couldn’t see the death figures on Sky but they did get reported later in the day and I think it was back up over the 600 mark. Today is another 626 taking us to a total of 31,241. A 6 week old baby has contracted it and died. I also know someone posted on the After Dry January FB page today to say she has it and the only place she has been in weeks is the supermarket. I think that urges us not to be complacent. As time goes on and we haven’t contracted it, I think there is an element of complacency setting in. Craig listens to James O’Brien on LBC radio and today he said that we went into lockdown when there were 300+ deaths a day and the UK government seem desperate to get us out of it when there are over 600 still dying everyday…. how does that make sense? They don’t ever seem to have enough PPE but when do they ever stand up and apologise for it? They want us to clap and cheer and say how well we are doing but we had weeks to watch Italy and Spain and we seemed to learn nothing from it. The PPE arrived from Turkey is substandard and can’t be used yet we are sending ours abroad. Anyway rant over, at least we don’t have Donald Trump who still thinks the whole thing will be over in a matter of weeks.
Early BBQ tonight, plants watered and all before 6pm. Quiet night in front of the tv I think! Happy Friday night everyone ❤️ oh I still have about 4.5k steps to do to get to 15k. Might have to march through my shower tonight 😆