Yesterday I didn't feel well at all and had a splitting headache - almost unknown to me. Today I feel very sprightly - well as far as one can when using a walking stick. Jobs done up to two in the afternoon - now - all the tidying, an hour in the garden, several things organised by phone,lunch cooked and eaten. Paying the newspaper bill was a possible problem. My daily Times is paid for by subscription but I have a fortnightly magazine and a Saturday paper which I pay for in the shop - and then there is delivery too.
I rang them and they had it sorted in a second and at the same time told me that if I wanted anything I must ring them. Offers like that do make one feel good at a time like this when it is easy to feel helpless.
There are so many problems and everyone's are different. I have just phoned our Sunday lunch venue and told them we four will not be going for the forseeable future ; I suspect in any case that such places will be shut before long. What a worry for them and for everyone else in a similar position.
There are similar problems everywhere. Richard Morrison writing on the Arts page in The Times today speaks of the glorious Titian exhibition - 'his six great mythological 'poesy' paintings, brought together for the first time in nearly 400 years' as Morrison puts it - at The National Gallery. Th exhibition opened but the N G has now shut its doors until May 4th at the earliest and the Titian show is due to end in mid June. Many thousands will miss this great exhibition and the N G will lose out as a result. He also points out the twist in the tale in that Titian himself died of plague in 1576. Will things ever be the same again anywhere?
My son has phoned to say that his son in law in Glasgow has Coronavirus and is isolated for four weeks and also his friend in London is in the same situation. Luckily although both of them have a high temperature and a bad dry cough neither is feeling particularly ill.