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Me, Myself & I - part six

A new month already? All the weeks are beginning to merge into one at the moment. Not entirely sure where the week ends and the weekend begins. Day job work is busier than ever and I find myself with that unerring feeling of spinning plates with the knowledge that something has got to give. 

Is is bad that I'm fed up with the constant lack of plain flour in shops? I just want to make some pancakes, or yorkshire puddings to go with dinner - too much to ask for? 

I'm not sure about you guys, but I'm feeling the strain of the lockdown, yet I'm also one of those people opposed to lifting it. Contradiction? yes, but for good reason. No, I don't like the constant pressure to stay indoors, I like it to be my choice to stay in, but I understand the need for the lockdown. Do I think a more drastic lockdown should've been enforced? Maybe. People still have to get groceries (which for the first time since lockdown began I will actually be having delivered in around 10 days), but too many people are flaunting the rules. How many people have you seen "out for exercise" in regular clothes not gym gear? Don't worry, I appreciate you don't have to be in your best lycra to go out for a walk, but some people are taking the mickey. 

Do I think the masks are a good idea? Not entirely sure to be fair. I'm rather sat on the fence with the masks. Society has been given so many mixed messages - yes they work, no they don't - wonder anybody knows what to do. I do have some reuseable masks just in case and I do carry on with me when I go out, it just takes a little geting used to, having something across my face like that - normally if a person went out wearing a mask, they'd be arrested on suspicion of burglary!

One bonus of the social distancing - I now feel like I have the personal space afforded to me when I'm in Nottingham (my home town) while I'm still here in London! I actually have elbow room when getting my groceries - and don't get me started on people's manners. Some are better than others, granted, but I have never heard people near here be so polite to each other!

I know the weather has been lovely and sunny, hopefully it will carry on (I have a balcony to finish decorating!) but I wish people would just listen to the Doctors who are telling you to stay indoors. I know it isn't ideal, if you have a garden to enjoy - lucky you. Spare a thought for those without an outdoor space, whose living room doubles as a playground, dining room and more. If you have got to be outside, be in your garden, pot some plants, sow some pepper seeds in pots and see how many bell peppers you can grow, and don't forget the tomatoes. Just don't head for the coast because you fancy dipping your toes in sand. 

You're not alone in all this lockdown and pandemic malarkey. Just don't be selfish. Think about others when you step your front door and head for the car. Are you going our because you have to or because you fancy it? 

Stay safe. 

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