It’s Day 11 on our Lockdown to beat the Corona Virus, the weather is warm and autumnal, and things are still ticking along. Last night Day Light Saving ended for the season and we had to turn our clocks back an hour. Only three needed changing, as due to the wonder of the internet, the laptops, tablets and cell phones magically change themselves.
So what have we been doing? Not as many jobs are getting started as probably should be, but goodness me, the days are still busy. For people who never usually watch daytime TV, things have certainly changed in that regard. We now watch the Covid 19 Health Report each day at 1.00pm, then the Prime Minister’s follow up report at 3.00pm. The media are given an opportunity to ask questions at both of these meetings.
After reading about Teddy Bears popping up in windows all around the country and overseas, Big Ted came out of hibernation to look out our front window. The original idea was to keep children entertained as they go for a walk with their parents around their local streets. There are no children here, but many of our neighbours take a little walk around the village. Our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern admitted she also has a teddy in her window, so Big Ted is in good company and is really pleased to be now doing his bit for the good of the country. We spotted a few other soft toys as we walked around so he is not the only one waiting to be discovered.
Hello from Big Ted
The weather has been nice enough to sit outside on the patio most days for coffee, reading, or in my case, a bit of hand stitching. Gemma enjoys the fresh are too, particularly when she finds insects to pounce on. We watched her closely follow a cricket, who then prudently jumped down into the drain to escape.
It’s down here somewhere
Sadly the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, with over 1000 now, but only 1 death so far. We have been told that the numbers will probably get worse until the peak, and staying inside will stop the spread. Most of the population are happy to do their bit, obey the rules and stay inside, but regrettably, there are always idiots who flout the rules.