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    How is everyone coping with staying at home, and only going out for provision. ?
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.

    - Lord Byron.

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    I'm still having to go to work, so no cabin fever here thankfully.

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    I'm being naughty and walking the dog twice a day. Not that I ever see anyone.

    I made a quick dash to the corner shop today for bread, again I didn't meet anyone.

    I do my main shop at Tesco on Mondays. I'll be struggling a little for pet food if they're out again this week.

    Generally, I'm missing the pub but the two animals are keeping me on my toes, especially with cleaning!
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    My son still comes to us for Sunday lunch. AS long as he is in good health, free of colds and bugs.

    Though I don't use the buses at present I still go for a walk and use the local shops.
    I am hearing that the buses are going to stop or reduce service next week.
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.

    - Lord Byron.

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    Many of ours have already reduced services Margaret.

    I walk along the main road with the dog and the buses seem to be empty most of the time. It simply doesn't make sense to run them like this.

    I think that this coronavirus will result in many permanent changes to the way we live and work. I see working from home as becoming much more common, now that it's been proven it can be done.

    I also predict a baby boom in about 9 months time, and a rapid rise in divorces once this 'house arrest' is over.
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    In Asda this morning, there seems to be plenty of dog and cat food. Dried and tinned.
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.

    - Lord Byron.

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    A quick dash around Tesco just before lunchtime. The place was almost empty of shoppers and I got everything I needed, including soap, toilet rolls and pet food.
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    Oh yes, I initially went to Tesco , got most stuff I wanted except they were limiting two of each items. I then went to Asda and got some flour, but they still don't have a lot in.
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    One thing I did notice earlier, was that several people I passed in the store were 'whiffy'. I can only think that not going to work has allowed personal hygiene standards to drop.
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    OMG. Maybe they don't change their clothes or something. Or they stink of smoke.
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet and unagitated life would have suited me - yet I sometimes long for it.

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    Oddly enough, I had a chat with a checkout girl when this panic buying started. We'd both noticed soap and bleach going, but clothes washing powders and liquids remained largely untouched.
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    I've noticed the PR people have been working overtime telling us how wonderfully caring the supermarkets are.

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    The supermarkets have a lot to answer for. They could have stopped panic buying from the outset, but saw their short term profits!
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    Hope you're all coping ok. A few reports are starting to say the peak is not far off, so hopefully there's the hope of a glimmer of the light at the end of the tunnel!

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    Not much difference to my life Lex. I just don't go to the pub a few afternoons a week.
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    I spent a pleasant couple of hours snoozing in the sun this afternoon.

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