To be honest I haven’t wanted to jump on the band wagon of Corona and what it is doing to the society that we know so well. Sadly, it has come to a point where it needs to be mentioned and then incorporated into our lives.
Today we took a walk to Tooting to see if we can find handwash, nappies and milk for our twin babies. We saw a huge que outside Iceland and on our return home there was some altercation but all we could make out is something about queuing. I mean people are scared and desperate for food. I believe it is the fear that is causing this and hopefully in a few weeks the dust will settle, and people will realize that there is food if you don’t buy it all for yourself!
We have not been stock piling anything because we understood/thought that if everyone bought what they needed then there wouldn’t be this problem. As it stands some people will be going hungry while others have more food than they need or can eat. This situation is bringing out a side to people that can’t be helped or is making them take actions that they never thought they would. If we had teenagers for example, I would be worried how to feed them for 3 months. Everyone is coping with it differently.
Back to our walk after checking Sainsbury and then Iceland being a no go, a chemist without handwash we went into the Tesco and they had a few bits and pieces, relief! We got whole milk for our babies and some Porn Star Martini’s, basic needs, right?! We still needed hand wash so tried Boots even though Matt was convinced that Boots and chemists don’t do handwash…No judgement.
We walked home having not touched anything or buying stockpile levels. We had had some fresh air but unfortunately felt rather stressed and low about the entire situation. It will all simmer down I am sure, but currently the country is in fear and panic. People have activated their fight or flight but there are no flights out of this or any at all really. Eternally positive, I am sure we will get through this and things will return to some state of normality, something less post-apocalyptic. There has not been an apocalypse, we still have luxury’s that previous generations in dyer positions didn’t have so be grateful and carry on.
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Bernadine, have you been living under a rock! I am almost envious that you only just got to experience this. It is what I have been seeing for over 8 days now! Truly tragic! The queues are one thing, the lack of produce is just terrifying for those of us with little mouths to feed! There are some great services though, such as: https://www.newcoventgardenmarket.com/blog/home-deliveries-of-fresh-fruit-and-vegetables-from-new-covent-garden-market?fbclid=IwAR2yyo7XXjyZrhAEvyxQ2e2D5KXyRHLM_p53qyEEvpsbux7R7mJph9Uz_yI
I went to the shops Monday the week before last and Monday so completely missed the que’s. Strange times. Yes very scary because of the twins, we could eat pot noodle and live but they meed their nutrition. Thanks for the tip. Hopefully is is going to calm down.