After many months of virus free freedom we are now starting the second week of our island's circuit breaker lock down.
I know that the UK has been suffering all year long and that we have been very lucky up until now.
One of the pitfalls of allowing residents and so-called key workers to enter is that not all of them will abide by the isolation rules. We now have escalating numbers of cases and a slightly desperate seeming battle to trace, contact and test.
Today is a good day to stay at home. It is pouring down and pretty miserable outside.
I am reading and doing not much else, apart from exchanging silly WhatsApp messages with our group of friends.
P is playing chess with his friend. The board is set up on the dining room table and they are messaging each other with their moves.
The store cupboard and freezer are pretty well stocked but we have almost run out of firewood and coal.
May have to start on the dining room furniture soon. All that oak should burn well.