Coronavirus Tips And Thoughts #Coronavirus #COVID19

Stay safe in your own personal wilderness

Isn’t it totally surreal? No one could predict such a catastrophic situation and in some ways,  it feels like we’re living in a terrifying novel, or a modern day war!  Our immediate enemy has become a devastating virus, not a person carrying a gun. But we have two enemies – the virus and our human selfishness.

The toilet roll fiasco is unbelievable. My husband David and I have encountered old couples in the local supermarket looking for a single roll of toilet paper who are disturbed to find there is none. David didn’t have any in his trolley, so instead he gave an old guy his kitchen towels as he was crying. So shocking. It demonstrates the level of selfishness that pervades our modern society. Is this what we have become?

Perhaps this virus is natures way of teaching us a lesson?

Be less selfish and save our beautiful planet.

What can we do? In my opinion we must listen to medical advice, support each other, create online communities and stay apart for now. How sad, but how necessary. It’s strange that social media has now become even more important. It has become our friend, our link to our ‘real life friends,’ our ‘family abroad and in other cities.’ BUT it is not always trustworthy there are scammers out there praying on the vulnerable and elderly and the added threat of false news and misinformation. So be careful, only trust in legitimate sources of information such as the WHO and the NHS.

So, keep safe, wash your hands meticulously, avoid going to crowded places such as pubs, restaurants, and clubs. And God forbid you go to the gym. It’s a sweaty germ factory. Instead, take a walk in nature, or a meander in your back garden. Perhaps consider buying gym equipment at home to use, or try an online yoga class, or mindfulness.

I know what I will be doing if I have to self isolate, as long as I am well, in my spare time (as I still have to work,) I will be reading, listen to audio books, watching TV, writing and running around the garden! 

Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Remember to tell them every day you love them. This is a war and we must fight. In all wars the depths of the human spirit will astound us. Let’s be kind, and unselfish in our actions. There is a lot of good in the human race, so let’s keep that coming. A huge thank you to all the nurses, doctors, care workers, educational key workers and medical staff, who put their lives at risk to save others. They are our heroes, let us praise them.

Useful and fun links:

Mental Health:

Humour from Donna:

From author Danny Kemp:

Discover Wildlife:

A diary project for children stuck at home:

Some flowers for you. Cambridge Botanical Gardens Glasshouse

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  1. Yup. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay home!! If everyone would just stay home, this will go away. We have been doing this in Spain for over a week and it’s not so bad. Better than getting sick and spreading the virus.

  2. Thank you Darlene and you too. It’s so frightening and stressful. My work at a school is still open for a small team of staff including myself. I’m not happy going in but at the moment I have no choice, I hope we can move to working from home. Very scary. Other than that I am self-isolating, social distancing. Take care. x

  3. Great info Marje. Forget the sweaty gyms etc. everything should be closed like the rest of the quarantined world, especially gyms and social meeting places and businesses. Stay home. Please!!! ❤

  4. It’s totally surreal, Marje. But the image of the botanical garden is gorgeous, which shows that there are still ways to be safe, get out, and de-stress. Great post.

  5. Nicely done covering these tips!
    I think that garden is beautiful.

    Definitely some opportunities here, despite the chaos. I’ve shared a few of them before.

    Got to make the most with what we have and these tips are a good way to start.

    Thanks for sharing! (:

  6. This whole Coronavirus situation has been incredibly unsettling.

    This explanation was written by a doctor in the Midlands in England and elaborates on why some people get mild symptoms while others become critically ill:

    It’s also got a lot of helpful advice for families that are self-isolating.

    I’ve been following all the news, updates and advice, but no one has really been focusing on viral load, which is strange because it makes an awful lot of sense.

      1. I wonder if it’s not been highlighted so as not discourage people on the frontline that are getting exposed to the virus regularly.

  7. A lovely act of kindness with the kitchen roll. I think ‘Take care of yourself and your loved ones’ is such an important message, and, despite these tragic circumstances, let’s hope we no longer take the basics or our loved ones for granted.

    And I’m joining you on the reading and writing, I’ve also taken up volunteering and some crafts. You can read about it here if you’d like

    It’s definitely about finding the silver linings in all of this!

  8. Thanks for sharing it’s nice to know that there are sensitive people like David out there who share kitchen towels and shed a tear. And I love those flowers at Cambridge, they are truly special! 🙂

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