Am I the only person not worried about lockdown?
But of course, I am, as if everyone, but I am prepared and ready.
I am glad the government didn’t snap things shut. The gradual changes have meant that everyone has been aware of the situation and have been getting prepared.
I know the schools will inevitably close but we are ready.
So how will I cope and how will the virus affect me and my family?
For my mum, now in her 90’s and living alone, it must be a worry.
Our family advice has been to ask her to stay inside and to stay safe.
It might not be quite the same but we will all stay in touch by phone.
Mum has been on her own for almost forty years and is very independent. She has been involved in family history and together with her photographs this will certainly keep her busy.
Luckily my mum is very good on the computer and has a lovely garden which she works hard on whenever the sun is shining.
But I know she will miss the visits from her five children, her nine grandchildren and her seven great grandchildren.
All contact will be virtual, on-line or phone.
My job is as a supply cover teacher, which means when I don’t work, I don’t get paid.
It can be unreliable at times but the work has been paying for the illustration costs of my children's story books.
I love sharing the books on my supply cover and author visits, but this may now be on hold..
My daughter has a wedding planned for June but there are now serious doubts.
Will my mum be able to attend?
Will her mother and father-in law be able to come?
(They are both over seventy.)
Will she be able to have the numbers she would like?
A serious worry.
The venue is booked so ...
It will happen, it might not be the wedding she had planned, but hopefully she is covered in some way.
Cinder-Elly will go to the ball – or wedding – one way or another.
My son has just opened a new gym, as well as having a new baby son.
A worrying time for small businesses’, but maybe some on-line training could be an option?
If he can ride this storm out there will definitely need to be gyms to get us back in shape.
But, can he financially stay afloat?
When I visit schools I am known as the Lego Lady because I tell the children that 'when I am not teaching I play with my Lego'.
I certainly have enough Lego to sort, to build and to keep me busy.
The main this we have to do during this crisis is to ‘Keep calm and carry on’
‘Keep calm and keep your distance.
Be prepared for the inevitable and to help each other.
Most of all remember we are all in the same boat, or even on the same bus!?
Where to get my books
Books are available from the following: My Books
Don't forget to look and ask in your local Museum, book shop or even buy on your Sainsburys on line shop!