Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Isolating in Derbyshire

 Hello All
  Here I am again/at last. If you are reading this I thank you for still being around!
  Well, it's a funny old world out there isn't it?
We have been self-isolating for over a week now as David has heart failure and a couple of other things I won't bore you with and was told by "his" nurse to stay at home and that things are "getting very serious indeed". Actually he didn't really need telling after the awful time he had  health-wise only a few months ago.
So here we are in our little bit of Derbyshire with our loins girded and if honest rather looking forward to making do and managing.  I thought I would try to record  the way our lives may or may not change over the next few weeks.
  We are considered to be "Preppers" by those that know us, so you would not have found me panic buying at Sainsburys as I always have supplies in of dry essentials at anytime. However if we need stuff I am not going to the shops anyway at the mo. My grandson lives locally and went to the shops the other day, which he said was absolute madness and suggest that have stuff delivered which ensures we are safe  from crowds and that we get what we need not what may or not be on the shelves. He trawled the online shopping sites and found that Sainsburys have a three week waiting list  for home deliveries and Asda only a week, so he organised my list with Asda and the delivery will be here next  Monday morning between 8 and 10. He gave instructions for the goods to be left at the back door as the house was self isolating. Apparently I must leave boxes / bags for the provisions to be unpacked into. This is the norm as they no longer use single use bags for orders. (pleased with that!)
   When we looked into our whisky supplies we were pretty smug to realise that, counting Christmas and birthday presents and a thank you, we had five bottles of scotch in the cupboard. Now one of those pop up thingys have just informed me that alcohol can weaken your immune system. Come on! Now that is taking the biscuit!
B****r it I'm off to get some ice and I really will be back soon
Love Gill xx
PS Welcome to a couple of new followers. I'm afraid I can;t work out who you are but you are vwry welcome


  1. Nice to hear from you again. I am looking forward to hearing how you cope with this self isolation. Hugs.

    1. I've actually just done a second post, will wonders ever cease! Thanks for the virtual hug, I'm deffo short of real ones.

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  2. It sounds like you are well on top of things and rather appreciating the challenge. That'#s great!

    1. Got to make the best of things really and it is rather our mindset anyway. Hope you are keeping well Joy

  3. Hello to you all.
    You could always use the booze for hand sanitiser! Might be a bit smelly.

    1. Erm...not sure about that I think I will keep to soap and water! x

  4. Like Marjorie - I am looking forward to hearing your trials and tribulations. I imagine the content of all our posts may well change over the next weeks and months.

    1. I think it might be more the mood that will change as I get fed up with it!. Keep well Weave

  5. Brilliant to see you back Gill. I look forward to reading your diary and will enjoy compare notes on how everyone is managing in these crazy times. Stay safe, Angie x

    1. Thanks Angie. I think we will all learn more about each other in these strange times

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