This week has been one of slowing down and gradually withdrawing from normal life due to the coronavirus outbreak. Through the week regular events and classes got cancelled and places started to shut. Lots of empty shelves in the shops with toilet rolls, cleaning stuff, pasta and eggs in short supply. We started this week with a fairly normal weekend with lunch at my brother’s house for the family.
I’ve been walking more this week partly for exercise, partly because the car was having its brakes fixed and partly because Virgin Media are digging up the road/pavement outside. I’ve taken the chance to be a bit of a tourist locally and taken a few snaps. This is a war memorial that was recently erected by the local Sikh community to recognise those from Asian that fought in the world wars.
This is a local church, but it looks almost like a country one up on that little grassy hill. My Dad was born in a nursing home just around the corner in the days before the NHS. It’s been nice to have a few days of sun this week and I’m keen to spend more time in the garden in the coming weeks.
It’s been obvious for a while that schools were going to close, so I’ve been trying to get prepared. I don’t want H using electronics all day and I don’t know yet how much work will be set from school. So I’ve been thinking about books to read. This is a selection I found in a local charity shop and I took a pic, so I could show H and see which ones he fancied reading. In truth he’s read about half of these already. A few of the local libraries will be remaining open at least for the time being, so we might be able to borrow a few more. I have 9 books on my ticket so I am set for a while and I have a shelf or two of books that I’ve been given or that I won in competitions, so I think I’ll have plenty to read.