In this blog post I am going to be talking about the C word. No, I’m not talking about the word c%nt. I’m talking about the Coronavirus. Although the Coronavirus is a bit of c%nt too – let’s be honest.
The Coronavirus has ruined holidays, stopped social events and gatherings, forced parents to stay locked at home with their feral children, (just kidding!) caused idiots to bulk buy which if this is you, then you’re the C word too. I understand people want to be prepared incase they have to unexpectedly isolate themselves for 2 weeks but no one needs 40 bog rolls! And if you have bought essentials just to sell on for triple the original price to make yourself a profit then you are the biggest C word of all. In all seriousness though, the Coronavirus is the worst because it has made people seriously poorly and tragically it’s even cost some people their lives and I will be so glad when all this is finally over with. I worry not only for myself and my family and friends but for others and those who are vunerable and at risk.
I know that I am sick of hearing about the Coronavirus as I am guessing the majority of you are too. (Which is kind of ironic because here I am talking about it…) You can’t switch on the tv or look at your social media without hearing or reading about this bluddy virus. And although it’s important and we need to be aware of what’s happening in the world and how to stay safe, a lot of what we’re hearing and reading is just making people worry.
So this post isn’t going to be all about the Coronavirus and I’m not going to tell you anything you’ve probably already heard a million times already. Instead I’m just going to give you some ideas of what you can do if you do find yourself needing to self isolate and I’m just gonna try and lighten the mood a little.
If you do need to self isolate and have family or friends that can pick up some shopping for you so that you don’t have to leave the house, then do that. Just don’t get them to take a 3 year old that doesn’t have a cough but will sense the tension and cough really loudly in the middle of Tesco causing everyone to give them and said 3 year old the death glare. Like Rory did.
If I was in isolation, I would like to say that I would do absolutely nothing and just eat snacks and binge watch Netflix ALL day but let’s be honest, my kids would never let me do that and I would more than likely just end up watching Peppa Pig on repeat all day until I went insane but if your children will let you binge Netflix series (I’m not jealous at all I promise) then that’s something you could do.
So here goes, here’s my list of things to do if you need to self isolate:
- Start a new series
- Watch a movie
- Read a book
- Learn something new
- Enjoy doing nothing
- Organise and tidy your home
- Do that thing you’ve been meaning to do
- Have a clear out
- Do something crafty
- Make something
- Teach the kids some new skills
Whatever it is that you want to do, if it involves staying inside then knock yourself out! In the meantime, let’s just try our best to carry on as normal and if we can then to help one another.
I can’t wait for all this to blow over (who knows how long that will be!) but for now, take care of yourselves and one another.