Friday 20 March 2020


According to the calendar, today is officially the start of spring, though it certainly doesn’t feel like it in this part of the world.  And what a strange world it has become.  Who would have thought only a few weeks ago that we would be facing this unseen and, in some cases, deadly virus, for which there is, as yet, no cure?

Prince Edward Island declared a state of emergency at the beginning of the week, since when almost everything has closed - schools, colleges, universities, sports’ centres, restaurants, hair and beauty salons, dentists....the list is endless.  Panic set in amongst many and this was reflected in crazy scenes of long queues to buy everyday items and shortages of essentials (why are people stockpiling toilet rolls?).  Cash is now unacceptable in many businesses and contactless payment is the order of the day.

I rarely buy magazines these days, but I saw Country Living when I was food shopping earlier this week and decided that I deserved a treat.  I also have The Almanac, which I’m enjoying dipping into.

In an attempt to maintain a degree of sanity and calm my frazzled nerves from working in direct contact with patients who are stupid enough to present at the surgery and then say, ‘I hope I haven’t got Coronavirus’ - after describing the classic symptoms, I’ve turned to knitting.

Winter’s Frost may not be a very seasonal knit, but it is a pretty pattern and I’ve had the yarn set aside for this project for quite a while.  If you are a knitter and would like to try this pattern, it is available free here.

My mug was a bargain from the thrift shop a few weeks ago - I paid 75 cents.  Now seems like an appropriate time to get it out and make a cup of tea.

My blogging has been a bit sporadic for quite a while, but I have a lot going on in my life - even before the present situation developed.  I hope you are all well and wish you continued good health in the coming days and weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Always a good idea to have lovely things around your and plenty of soothing things to do in trying times. All council run places are closed here now, librairies, museums, leisure centres, public toilets all public amenities except parks as yet. Refuse collections have been scaled down too, lots of high street shops closed. I can't understand the panic buying in shops either. It sounds as if your job is rather challenging at the moment. Take care, stay safe and well:)