20 Apr 2020


Normally he should pose besides the cat, but maybe he was afraid !

Watching us painting

Running water tastes better

This parrot is in an animal food shop and whistles behind me !! (In the past it was men who whistled !)



Besides the food shops since this weekend Garden centers and DIY shops are open now too, which caused again a hysterical rush on all kind of products except the so famous toilet paper. The shops opened at 8.30 but at 7 am people already lined up to be sure to get something ! I saw this on TV because I am not crazy enough to go the first day for buying seed or a hammer, and line up for hours ! The distance between the people was respected, guardians watched !

I spent most of the time on TV and computer but also on the telephone, it rained outside and it was quite cool, no way to sit in the garden like the days before !

Another hysterical fashion broke out : self made masks ! As there are apparently not enough masks for everybody women  with sewing skills were asked to sew as much masks as they could ! I don't understand, because Mr. G. went to the pharmacy and got another 10 masks without any problem. Now we have 20. Maybe they are not self made and not out of fabric, but for what we need it's enough. It's only for shopping and that doesn't last long. The mask is supposed to be efficient during 6 to 8 hours and with that we have largely enough for at least two or three days before throwing them in the bin.

Of course the fabric masks are washable and you can make them out of all kind of fabrics, with flowers, points, stripes or whatever and even fitting to your clothes ! The problem is now  that you can't find any elastic bands anymore !

On Sunday it was grey and cold, so we met at Nicole's. We were talking about the masks and poor M has to sew 6 for her daughter and family. N can sew but is too lazy and I am both !

There are some funny masks to do, and if ever we all have to wear a mask once we are let free, then I would prefer a funny or an elegant one and not a blue or white mask !

For fun I had taken a meter with me and before we sat down I measured the distance between M and myself and N took the picture.

Now that the death and infection rate drops, the psychological problems raise. Several help lines have been set up to help people in difficulties or who just need to talk.

There are more centers and houses  which welcome women who escape domestic violence.

Another 2 1/2 week to wait and we will know if we will remain confined for longer or not. At least we try to make the best out of this situation, it's not always fun to be in a cage although we are lucky our cages are rather golden.


peppylady (Dora) said...

Our garden place aren't open. But a lot of hardware stores carries garden items

DUTA said...

"once we are let free" - I like your humor.
This week there's a partial and gradual return to routine in my country too. We shall see in two weeks time how things are.

Linens and Royals said...

I can sew but I am too lazy to make a mask. I am too busy with my Royal stitching. Still about 3 weeks to go before a decision is made to release us from our golden cages. Hardware and garden centres open here.

mamasmercantile said...

Uplifting post injecting humour to make us smile. Take care and stay safe.

My GBGV Life said...

They want everyone here to sew masks too. Not sure why, but whatever. We are so sick of this whole thing.

Fun60 said...

You brighten my day. No doubt we will be watching what happens in other countries before a decision is made here. We are in full lockdown for another three weeks. I'm not counting the days as that is too depressing.

Sandee said...

Cats are not to be toyed with that pups know that. Cute shot. Yes fresh water from the tap is best. Love the parrot.

I'm glad you're finally getting some things open. There's no toilet paper around here either.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Gattina. ♥

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

In England we are being given mixed messages about masks. Possibly because until all those working in hospitals have enough they don't want the rest of us diverting ones which would otherwise go to official carers. I'm not sure about sewing. I'm not sure if I could sew one which would fit neatly on my face. The amusement wouldn't be that it had an entertaining pattern, rather that it would be wonky. I saw a video about how to make a mask from an old sock. Because I am not currently going out at all I don't need a mask but when I do I doubt I will want to wear an old sock on my face either.

Catscue Catmom said...

I don't like the masks, so I bought some colorful bandanas and use those. I am with you on wanting this to be over soon.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We do have golden cages don’t we ... , I have to remind myself how much worse it could be .

Wendy said...

I'm glad you still have your sense of humour and share it with us.