Yesterday was a bit of an "off" day for me.
I browsed a few blogs but didn't feel like posting or commenting.
It had been announced on Wednesday evening that the first virus related death had occurred here on the island and that the number of cases testing positive had also risen sharply, and now continues to increase rapidly day by day, with more hospital admissions.
I know that our statistics may seem trivial compared with the huge numbers suffering elsewhere in the world but I still felt the shock of that first tragedy within our small community.
P went out for his usual run across the fields and then went to pick up supplies from the shop, but I couldn't bring myself to step outside. I felt more insecure, even though we are in a rural area with nobody passing by.
However, I am amusing myself in a rather immature way. For the past week or so I have been messaging my sister and my niece on a daily basis, swapping news and gossip and just checking up on each other. My niece is working from home and is also having to home-school her little girl. Sometimes she finds it a struggle to keep her, and her little brother, occupied without being able to go further than the back garden. I have discovered that my 'phone camera has an option which uses filters on the selfie function to distort and superimpose features over your own face. I have been sending one a day to little Poppy for her amusement (similar to the Christmas Elf series we shared in December). I am not sure how many I will be able to send her but this was my first one. (I do not look like this in real life - honestly).