Not your average NHS waiting room, but perhaps if you live in a rural area or on an island where the doctor may consult in their home, this might be it.
Nobody is suggesting hordes of us trot along to the GP but a front page article this morning quoted Dr Gregor Smith, acting CMO, as wondering whether some folk who should have consulted, haven’t. This thought prompted by a non-Covid 19 rise in recorded deaths over last year at the same time. We need, sensibly, to take care of and acount of our non-Covid 19 health issues.
I enjoyed a lovely after dinner walk around the area. Pieris is in its moment and several shrubs were remarkable for their brightness. There are also a goodly number of magnolia stellata – the lovely white one with star shaped blossom. Lots of gardens have cheery plantings of colourful spring flowers – daffodils, tulips, polyanthus, grape hyacynths and the more usual hyacinth. And there are windows with rainbows and teddy bears.
Scrabble was on last night. I won by 5 points. I instituted a bag for the tiles in the hope it would share out the biggies. However, DH got the x, z and q in his opening 7. Sadly, for him, he didn’t get the right vowels. I also opened with ‘puff’. I recommend you don’t do that, folks. Just saying.
Brilliant to have a ‘pavement visit’ from two family members.
Brilliant, too, that the utilities keep running. How many wonderful workers we need to thank for their continuing efforts.
What were your highlights?
Enjoying your daily lockdown diary, Anne, even though I don’t always reply. The highlight of my week is my trip to M&S for food! Hoping to see my family from a distance over the next day or two.
Hi Rosemary, Food shopping has become a highlight for many of us. The assistants are virtually one’s only contact with real people, aprt from those we’re living with and accidental meetings-up outside. I was charmed by your free downloads offer early on. I hope it had a good take-up. Great to see the ways in which people can help. Anne