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How are you keeping one and all?

Post by Mad Dilys »

I am concerned about the members of this forum please give us an update on how you are doing.

As my daughter brought me here to Ibiza 2 weeks ago (fortuitously arranged well in advance) I'm in a very happy situation though in Lockdown.

When I was in Cardiff I rarely went out or spoke to anyone so lockdown was pretty normal. :lol:

Now I am with half my family and dogs. Already moving better without daily rain in fact I can water the garden. We live up in the hills in the countryside so don't normally see people.

My grandson is going to want the Internet in a minute as his school has organised lessons online.

I am aware of how fortunate I am, but feel helpless in not supporting others who may not be so lucky - except by keeping out of their way.

God bless you all and keep you safe.


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Mad Dilys wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:43 am
I am concerned about the members of this forum please give us an update on how you are doing.

As my daughter brought me here to Ibiza 2 weeks ago (fortuitously arranged well in advance) I'm in a very happy situation though in Lockdown.

When I was in Cardiff I rarely went out or spoke to anyone so lockdown was pretty normal. :lol:

Now I am with half my family and dogs. Already moving better without daily rain in fact I can water the garden. We live up in the hills in the countryside so don't normally see people.

My grandson is going to want the Internet in a minute as his school has organised lessons online.

I am aware of how fortunate I am, but feel helpless in not supporting others who may not be so lucky - except by keeping out of their way.

God bless you all and keep you safe.
I'm ok and like you quite used to being on my own and have a large garden which I do enjoy looking after,lawn in desperate need of cutting but at moment still to wet to do.Have plenty of food in fridge ,freezer and cupboards and just ordered some wine from Aldi who do a free delivery.....if alcohol kills it on hands then surely consuming it must have the same effect (in theory).Pleased to hear that you are enjoying your new life in Ibiza and must be lovely to be with daughter and her family and lockdown must be so much easier in a sunny place,but having said that if I had to go into lockdown when I was living in Egypt Think I would have gone stir crazy. You take care and enjoy your new life x

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Thanks for replying Pat and glad to hear you are ok.

There's hard lockdown here I had to go to the dentist for an extraction yesterday in Ibiza city. We took our residency papers with us but were not stopped on the way there and very little traffic.
Coming home they were stopping everyone at the roundabouts. Making sure everyone had gloves and at least a scarf to cover their nose and mouth.Very few cars had more than the driver as there has to be a very good reason . The city was almost completely empty - the two beggars in the main square have a poor outlook.

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We're doing ok here on the Island although the Covid-19 is here. All schools are closed 'til further notice, most restaurants and retailers are closed or closing too. The big grocery stores were basically shopped out within the first couple of days but seem to be re-stocking now. The Gov't made a major announcement today - lots of financial dollars put forward for people, Border between here and the USA closed except for essential travel which they're basically defining as goods, NO tourists. Don't know anybody that is sick although I swear I had this virus pre-Christmas. Wish I could be tested to see if I actually have antibodies. We have extremely few testing kits available here so even if you get sick you can only get to a Dr now by appointment.

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Here in Ibiza all hotels are being closed and all "tourists" returned to country of origin. I'm concerned about people who have been living "under the radar" for years barely scraping a living. I know several who haven't bothered to apply for residency. Thank goodness I got mine last year but have been in UK since then.

A member of a local online group managed to praise the police for their Gestapo-like tactics and got a lot of flack for it.

Managed finally to contact my DH and Luxor family at last. Two doctors in the family so right in the front line. One described most patients as terrified even though showing no symptoms. So far, so good. God bless everyone.xxx
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I only became aware of CV a couple of weeks ago - in fact, not until I was allowed home from hospital! I don't remember much about the first few weeks I was in there though. Anyway, here I sits home again and happy to be making good progress. My voice started to come back last week which helps enormously, and DH is right on top of things. He had a crash course in using the washing machine, and I'm still not sure he knows how to turn the vacuum cleaner on, although he swears he hoovered the floor, but the cooker is still mystifying him! He toddles off shopping every morning and refuses to get fussed over anything. Totally unflappable and ignoring the situation as much as possible. I do worry for him though but.......!

I'm glad to hear that you are all doing well. We're getting reports of nice happenings and not so nice happenings here. One nice thing is that all of our supermarkets are opening earlier just for the elderly to shop, and all the National Trust properties are open to the public free of charge and no parking fees either. The houses, cafes and restaurants are closed of course, but it's nice to know that you can escape the 'lockdown' for a couple of hours and actually smell the flowers! Well, if you are going 'stir crazy' any port in a storm!

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I couldn't believe it Ruby! Just signed off an email to you, straight to this site and there you are! Fantastic. xxx
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Good afternoon ladies. Pleased to see that you have been playiong nicely together. ;) Don't see any of the boys coming out to play. All scaredies I expect and frightened of this Covid19 thingy......but aren't we all and justifiably so. A silent killer and I just saw on the news that Spain has had more than 300 additional deaths in the last 24 hours. I have also heard that not only heart conditions but also diabetes puts older (and in some cases younger) people at risk. That puts me at the top of the pile :(
For the first time ever, yesterday we raised a home delivery order on Sainsburys and I was lucky to find a delivery slot for Monday morning. We have always resisted home delivery of groceries etc because, without a car, it is the only certain occasion each week that we will get out of the house. Our daughter did some additional shopping for us this morning and I also ventured out to the Sainsburys Local store as much as anything to get some fresh air.
We are following the guidelines and largely self isolating but 'cabin fever' is beginning to take hold on both of us. My new found second cousin in Western Australia called us by 'Facetime' yesterday afternoon. Although I have not heard Australia mentioned very often with regards to Covid19, he told me that they are having the same panic buying as here in Europe. But why do people have to buy so many toilet rolls?
I saw an add by someone who had 50 surplus toilet rolls which he was prepared to swap for a Ferarri Testarosa. Sounds like a good deal :lol: :lol:
The recent months have been mild but too early yet to start tidying up the patio. I am nurturing a few plants on the bench of my workshop. A dozen geraniums taken as cuttings from last years plants and two varieties of tomato plant both grown from seed. They seem to be doing OK so I look forward to more home grown Toms.
We plan to buy a few more perrenial plants this year and just a small amount of bedding to give some colour.
We are only seeing the dog fox right now so the vixen must have had some cubs. I now have two cameras outside, the trail cam that I need to switch on each evenine and the new security cam aimed at the fox feeding point which I can switch on from my mobile phone and watch what is happening on my phone. If I wish I can just tap a button and record any action so in a few weeks I will hopefully see the cub or cubs.
I hope you folks are all staying safe and taking care to avoid this horrible virus. I mixed up a litre of alcohol/aloe vera hand sanitiser a couple of weeks ago when it was totally unavailable in the stores. I have small bottles and take one when I go out. I even wipe the buttons and screen on the cashpoint when I draw cash. Mostly though I use contactless payment to avoid any contact with card machines etc...
Will look in again in a few days to check that you are all OK. BTW RS, I was not aware that you had been in hospital. Very sorry to hear that and I hope you are on the mend and getting well again.
Best wishes to you all and stay safe :up
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Post by Kiya »

Sorry to hear you were in hospital RS & hoping your recovery continues :hug:

Glad to hear your all doing well, everyone up here is fine apart from those toilet roll panic buyers :? whats that all about.

I wouldn't be surprised if the UK came to lock down.................take care my friends :) :)

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Good to see you are all keeping OK. Glad you got to Ibiza before the restrictions MD. Sorry you have been in hospital RS but glad you are home. Looks like you were right Kiya.

France has just extended its Lockdown until Apr 15th but apart from missing socialising we are keeping well and getting lots of jobs done around the flat and garden. Luckily the weather has been perfect and we are still allowed out for walks once a day for an hour.

Luckily no panic buying, I went shopping yesterday and apart from a reduction in the choice of goods in the freezers e.g. only 1 type of frozen mushrooms instead of the usual 5 or 6 different mixes with girolles etc there were no shortages. Shops very empty of customers, I went about 10ish & everybody observing the 2 M spacing, not difficult when about 10 in Lidl & about 20 in the other supermarket! All 2M spacing marked out before the checkouts & perspex screens up.

I really envy you your foxes Grandad, I still miss ours but they would not have been there now anyway as the fields which used to back on to our garden have now been turned into a housing estate. Glad we left when we did! Hope you get some footage of your new family.

Stay safe and well everybody

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