Monday, 25 May 2020

Happy and upset


Today is a special day for us but I'm not meaning because it's the late May day bank holiday, nope it's special for us because it's our wedding anniversary. We won't be going out for a meal like we would normally do as no restaurants are open because of the lockdown. The supermarkets are open though and I've just had my weekly grocery shopping delivered, I'd ordered a bottle of prosecco and a box of chocolate truffles. Forty six years together is a big achievement but there's no cards or gifts we'll simply enjoy a nice meal for two this evening and celebrate at home. Somehow I don't think we'll be raising a toast to another forty six years together but we will be raising a toast to our future happiness.

It's been a tough old year this year. Another hospital visit for me again this week to have some blood tests and all being well I will start my chemotherapy treatment early next week and I'm remaining positive and hopeful that I will get through this alright. It'll be more important than ever for me to shield at home once my treatment starts and sorry but I am so upset that I need to write this here. For the last nine weeks the vast majority of people have been following official government advice to help stop the spread of the virus. We've had it drummed into us to stay at home and not to travel. Last evening I listened to our Prime Minister condone the breaking of the rules by his chief adviser, so is it one rule for them and another for everyone else?  I'm just wondering now if people will bother to self isolate if they have symptoms making it more likely there will be a second more deadly wave of the virus. It beggars belief it really does.


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  1. Happy anniversary! Very strange times we're living in....and I'm with you. Why are the rules only for some of the people? Not right. We're coming up on 49 years of marriage in a couple weeks...and hubby has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Life sometimes just doesn't seem quite fair, does it? Hope your chemo goes smoothly. Stay safe!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie and welcome. I'm so sorry to learn of your hubby's cancer diagnosis, it certainly comes as quite a shock doesn't it. I hope you're able to enjoy your wedding anniversary. I'm even more upset since yesterday about those breaking the lockdown rules risking the health of others.

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  2. Congratulations!!!!!!! 46 years!!!! Lovely...

    So glad you got the "bubbly" and chocolate. Perfect for a Celebration.

    Yes, be positive, about coming treatments. It's better for everything. Hugssssss

    I looked at the BBC news, to find what you meant, in your comment, on my blog. Saw that news, about the flaunting of Wuhan Virus Rules. Seems the woman who did it, resigned. Did not read far enough, to see that Boris stood by him. *^&$%&&^%#%^&**^%$%%^%^&

    Ahhh yes, Rules for Us, and Rules for Them. -sighhhhhhhhh-

    🌺🌸🌼🌹🌻🌷

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    1. Thank you wisps. Plenty pf people breaking the lockdown rules but our main news item focuses on our Prime Minister's chief adviser who helped make the rules but broke the rules and will not resign or be sacked. The consequences will no doubt be more disregard of the rules and I fear many more deaths as a result.

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  3. Happy Anniversary, I hope you've had a lovely day and evening - chocolates and bubbly and a meal for two sounds absolutely delightful :)

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    1. Thank you Eunice. It was a nice day spent at home and the sun was shining. We didn't open the prosecco as it happens but we did enjoy our meal and a couple of chocolates :)

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  4. Happy Anniversary for your 46 years. Ours was 43 in April, though we've lived together for 45 & I've actually been a Mrs. for over 50 now if you count in my first marriage. Yikes, where did all that time go! Hope your chemo goes well & you've got plenty to keep you occupied whilst in more lockdown. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

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    1. Thank you Susan, I think I'll be doing plenty of reading and relaxing. The years certainly do pass by very quickly. Belated anniversary wishes to you too.

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  5. A very Happy Anniversary to you both. I hope you enjoyed your quiet celebrations. X

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    1. Thank you Jules and we enjoyed the day. We have to make the best of the bad situation we find ourselves in right now.

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  6. From Ann via Bloglovin'

    How did I miss this blogpost! just seen it now, so here I am, albeit a tad on the slow side but WISHING YOU BOTH A VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ....hooray for you both and I hope you enjoyed your Anniversary meal. πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸΎ

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    1. Thank you Ann. We had a nice evening meal but we've still not cracked open that bottle of Prosecco. What are we like eh :)

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  7. Congratulations. I hope you enjoyed a lovely day together, the prosecco and delicious truffles will have helped. I'm outraged at Dominic Cummings. Fair enough if he was misguided and thought he was doing the best for his child, but to then say that he still thinks he did the right thing and won't even issue an apology when the vast majority of the public are up in arms about it, well, that's just arrogant. How many people haven't even had the chance to say goodbye to loved ones because of the measures this government has put in place, yet it seems he can go swanning about the country at will. As for Boris standing by him, I'm afraid he's shown his weakness there. I believe this government will have lost the respect of a great number of people over this fiasco, but the worst part of it all is that there'll be people who won't take the measures seriously now and that's putting people and people's lives at risk.

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    1. Thank you Jo, nice to have a reason to celebrate. I agree with everything you say. I wrote I'm upset but really I am angry, my daughter is too as are many, many people who have made enormous sacrifices and are still abiding by the rules. This will have done enormous damage ad I expect we are heading for a second wave. I really think Boris Johnson is clueless as a Prime Minister I had to switch off from that committee meeting yesterday as he was blustering his way through. Followed by Matt Hancock telling us it was our civic duty to use the test and trace app and stay at home when instructed, hypocritical to say the least.

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