Today’s Isolation Diary comes from my Mum! I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to send me your own diary – imaginary or semi-autobiographical. It doesn’t have to be long, and you don’t have to be a writer, either. Just write whatever comes to you, and I’ll do the rest. But please keep it light-hearted, so that we can all feel calm or entertained during this trying time. Contact me if you’d like to take part, and I’ll look forward to hearing from you!
Until next time,
Isolation Street – Yvonne.
6.25 – Wake up and take my tablet. Exciting times.
6.45 – Decide to play Hay Day, and wonder about the safety of my cartoon farm animals. Does this mean they have joined us in Isolation? Aww well, at least they have some food, as no one has raided their supermarket shelves.
7.30 – Wake Michael up, have a chat about the Coronavirus, then get back to playing my game. Coronavirus is getting on my nerves now… It can do one.
8.00 – Get up for a shower. However, after only a few minutes… well maybe a few more… I’m told by Michael that my time is up. Hmm, not happy with that at all.
8.45 – Have our breakfast. Michael has to ration his cornflakes, as there are no Kellogg’s Cornflakes to be found in the shops.
9.30 – Decide to go out for our walk, but alas it starts to rain. Instead we decide to put some more things on our Tesco order, only to find they have taken 15 items off. Grr! Michael’s not amused because his cornflakes remain out of stock.
10.00 – Finally go for a little walk around the block, and don’t see a soul. They must be all in isolation. In fact, we hardly see a car either. Our street is like the deserted Mary Celeste.
12.00pm – I make dinner – bacon, egg and chips. Only when it’s cooked, do I remember that it’s Friday and we usually have fish and chips. Oh dear, every day is the same now. Never mind, it was nice.
1.30pm – My delivery of Rington’s tea arrives, so if we run out of food at least we can have a lovely cup of tea. We also by some lovely chocolate tea cakes from him… Something to look forward to.
3.00pm – Our son-in-law Richard arrives with our Actimel and a lovely surprise – a bunch of bananas.
3.15pm – Make some scrumptious shortbread, so now we can have a cup of tea and a piece of shortbread. At least we have something to cheer us up.
4.00pm – Watching continuous Four in Bed, much to Michaels despair! Ha ha! I must admit that we have seen all these episodes before, but hey ho – In these times of isolation you have to watch something.
5.00pm – Make our tea – a lovely cheese and tomato roll. Michael has a peanut butter and Marmite Roll. Ugh! Can’t think of anything more unappetising! Who on earth made up that combination? We also watch another episode of Four in a Bed.
6.00pm – Watch the depressing news again. Now pubs, restaurants etc. are all closing. I wonder what we will do now we have no pub to go to. Then I remember that we don’t drink and never visit them. It must be this isolation thing, making me think odd things!
8.00pm – Watching another Diagnosis Murder, starring Dick Van Dyke. Very dated but entertaining. However, I wouldn’t want to ever stay in that hospital, because there is always someone getting murdered!
8.00pm – We have our evening supper of malt loaf and a cup of hot water. Very exciting, eh?
9.00pm – Time for more entertaining… Gogglebox. I love Jenny and Lee; they are so funny and his expressions are priceless. Giles and Mary are just bonkers!
10.00pm – Well, it’s time I was going upstairs to bed, to watch something on my iPad. Michael stays downstairs to play Star Wars on the PlayStation, with our son Paul (remotely of course).
11.00pm – Going to sleep now, ready for another exciting day in isolation. Good night folks, time to go and dream about visiting my favourite garden centres. If only we could, but we will all get through this horrible time, then we will once more be able to have hugs and laughs from our beautiful families.
Night, night from an isolated parent.