This was about an hour ago and now we have sun, although you never know if it will stay. It was a bright start to the day. Yesterday was week-end shopping day and I forgot a couple of things, so it looks like I will be out this afternoon quickly for the rest. I do not mind really. Yesterday it seemed that everyone was stocking up on food, still under the impression that famine would soon break out due to this virus that is circulating.
What is really annoying me at the moment are the people that think they know it all better and in Facebook bringing words about it being nothing to get worried about. More people die from the flu etc. etc. and we are all panicking. I do not need the “know it alls”, I am intelligent and old enough to know what to do. When you are a golden oldie, diabetic and have MS you belong to the endangered group of people that could contract this virus seriously and it might not be just a case of self isolation and getting over it in a couple of weeks at home. If I self isolate I would only have my autistic son to depend on to get the groceries. Mr. Swiss is semi invalid, or of course we could order food online, which is also a possibility. The illness has now hit our Kanton and the first case has been reported. They are not saying where in the area and the person concerned, a lady of about 53 years old, is isolated and her condition is not abnormal.
In the meanwhile we are still inundated with our sparrow population, mixed with other small birds now and again.
And the magpies were also here yesterday, taking what they could.
At last our supermarket chain have something interesting to offer in the way of free gifts. According to how much you spend you get various packets of wild seeds for your garden or a pot and can also collect stickers on a card to eventually exchange for an insect hotel, a watering can or flower pots. Although the seed choice is quite limited, I now have chive, antirrhinum, meadow sage and camomile in my seed collection which I will be scattering in the garden. I am also collecting points for my insect hotel, although I am hoping that only the chosen insects will move in. I do not want earwigs or slugs as lodgers.
And now to move on, I have a few things to deal with this morning.
Have a good start to the week-end and may it be a good one.