Hello on this absolutely beautiful Tuesday! The sunshine just seems to make everything seem a tiny bit better.

I started the day with a nice shower and hair wash! Even though it wasn’t due yet I thought I’d treat my hair to a midweek wash. I did myself a lovely face mask and then my make up, so I maybe a little bit of effort today!! Although I like doing my make up having nowhere to actually go means I can apply it in record time! I am actually in dire need of some brand new make up, along with lots of other stuff too!?????

My nails need doing, as do my bushy eyebrows but I have decided to leave them to a professional! As for my nails, I’m going to paint them myself with just a nude natural colour, but I can’t wait until I can get them done properly!

Hunter has been more settled today, and for the most part of the day happy doing is own thing (stalking people whilst sitting on the windowsill of the bay window) Until he he wanted attention from me whilst I was doing some marketing bits!

This week is a little tougher than the rest as it’s both Lukes and my mums birthday’s and it’s sad as I won’t see my mum on her birthday, and I can’t spoil Luke on his birthday nor can his family see him! BUT we have agreed on a big celebration when this is all over, and I can’t wait for that day!! And Luke will be well and truly and spoilt for sure!

I don’t think I or anyone will quite forget this year in a hurry. 2020 started off so promising and just 3 short months in life changed dramatically.

I have seen this circulating on Facebook and decided to add this to my blog as a reminder, this is so I will NEVER forget the way the world changed in 2020…

Queen Elizabeth II addressed the nation at 8pm on Sunday 5th April. Shortly after this the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital himself with Covid-19

The PM had previously implemented a lockdown across the country on the evening of Monday 23rd of March 2020

Excel in London is now known as the NHS Nightingale and will be a hospital for up to 4,000 patients, most of whom are on ventilators suffering from Coronavirus (Covid-19) disease. The Nightingale was officially opened by Prince Charles at 11am Friday 3rd April by video link.

Similar venues are being used in cities across the country.

Community support groups established, to support the vulnerable, elderly, immunocompromised and people in enforced isolation due to exposure, in their community

From Thursday 26th March at 8pm and every Thursday night thereafter, we all stood united on our doorsteps, balconies and open windows and applauded and cheered for all our amazingly brave NHS staff ?????? who so courageously and selflessly battled on to try and save as many lives as possible ??

Petrol price close to home was £1.03 per litre for unleaded.

Schools closed on Friday 20 March, potentially for the remainder of the school year. Parents were home schooling and teachers were doing remote learning using apps like Zoom for a virtual lesson.

Social distancing measures required of a minimum of 2 metres ??

Tape on the floors at grocery stores to help distance shoppers from each other.

Limited number of people were allowed inside stores, therefore, queuing outside the store doors, still 2 meters apart

The Government Paid 80% of wages to all employees across the country who were furloughed due to Covid-19.

Every airline ?? grounded either all or at least 85% of its fleet. All crew were grounded and some used their skills to work for the NHS in Nightingale Hospital, the Ambiance Service, 111 telephone handlers or community support.

Non-essential stores and businesses mandated to close ? People who can are instructed to work from home

Air pollution improved. Rivers cleaned up. City & traffic emissions reduced. ??

Parks trails, entire cities closed or restricted to locals who can get there by foot. Not permitted to drive anywhere to exercise.

Entire sports seasons cancelled. No Wimbledon, no end to the Premiership, no Boat Race, no London Marathon. A virtual Grand National was held on 4th April 2020.

Olympics postponed to 2021.

Concerts, tours, festivals ?? entertainment events ? all cancelled

Weddings, family celebrations , holiday gatherings, even funerals, cancelled ?

Families got creative and found entertaining ways of passing time by doing Tik Tok videos or going Live on Facebook. ?

Singers and bands played live sets on their driveways or on their balconies for all to hear

Households that can’t see their friends and loved ones come together across the country by using Zoom or Houseparty to play games or host pub quiz nights.

No masses, churches ?? are closed ?

No gatherings of 50 or more, then 20 or more, then 10 or more. Now, Don’t socialize with anyone outside of your home

Children’s outdoor play parks are closed

We are to distance from each other. Shortage of masks ? gowns ? gloves ? for our front-line workers.

Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill in many parts of the world. Formula 1 racing teams and Virgin Galactic designed and produced ventilators in the space of a week.

Refrigerated trucks for the dead outside hospitals in the USA ?? Italy ?? Spain ?? China ?? and more.

Panic buying sets in and we have limits on toilet paper, disinfecting supplies, paper towels, staple foods, hand sanitizer.

Manufacturers, distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks hand sanitiser, and PPE ?

Fines are established for breaking lockdown rules

Stadiums and recreation facilities overseas open up for the overflow of Covid-19 patients.

Public Park areas turned into caravan parks for stranded tourists to self isolate

Press conferences daily from the PM and other government officials. Daily updates on new cases, recoveries, and deaths

Government incentives to stay home. Barely anyone on the roads

People wearing masks ? and gloves outside ?

Essential service workers are terrified to go to work

Medical field workers are afraid to go home to their families

64,727 deaths globally so far as at 4 April 2020. 4,313 in the UK.

This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic,

Why, you ask, do I write this in my blog?

Well one day I hope this will be a distant memory but when I read back on my blogs (which I do from time to time) this will show up and be a reminder that life is precious and not to take the things we dearly love for granted, and to embrace every opportunity and not to let silly little things worry me.

We have so much we need to appreciate that we take for granted.

So be thankful and be grateful

I am going to hate waking Luke up tomorrow knowing that I haven’t spoilt him, we can’t see family and friends and do any of the things I had planned. As far as humans go he’s pretty amazing (except when he’s being super annoying) but for the majority of the time he is one of the best and therefore deserves the best. So whilst we may not be celebrating tomorrow, I know I now have time to plan the really good stuff.