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Coping With Coronavirus 7. Life Carries on.


I haven’t seen the sky so blue and unpolluted since after 9/11 when all the planes were grounded.

Yesterday was like a holiday. Everyone was out in their gardens and being busy.

All the Spring flowers are popping out and the garden’s looking really pretty.

My neighbour Chris took his rickety shed to bits that he’s been threatening to demolish for two years.

Someone else was using a hedge trimmer, there was drilling, hammering and general DIY activities.

Hardware and DIY shops are reporting record sales as everyone’s buying what they need to do the jobs at home that have been neglected for a long time! They’re all being very positive.

We Brits are good at adapting to anything. Two of our favourite pastimes are telling stupid jokes, and moaning. And now people are joke-moaning. Yes some of them are talking a lot of rubbish, but at least we’re carrying on and putting on a brave face.

CoronavirusI have a huge collection of cookery books. I love cooking and I love it when I find a new simple recipe.

My favourite recipes are peasant cookery. The poor worldwide have always been good at using available ingredients, and a lot of peasant recipes are expensive classics in restaurants.


Here’s one that I found in a Marguerite Patten wartime cookery book.


Peel and boil some potatoes with chopped carrots. Drain and mash without any milk or butter. Beat until smooth and creamy. I added some dried parsley.

Heat some oil in a frying-pan and spread the mixture in the pan, spreading it out and patting it down.


Cook until crispy, then finish under the grill.

Next time I’ll cook it in the oven.

You can add a lot of different ingredients to this dish to make it into a meal;

Grated cheese

Chopped cooked onion

Chopped tomatoes

Peas and sweetcorn

Grilled bacon

Chilli or curry powder.


There are some wonderful stories of kind people helping others, but predictably, the evil scumbags are crawling out of their sewers.

One man has a already been arrested for selling false Coronavirus testing kits.

Decent, hardworking people have been forced to shut their businesses, so along come the burglars and looters, breaking in and helping themselves.

The poor police are rushed off their feet and can’t be everywhere at once.

It’s important that shops, pubs, etc are emptied and boarded up with signs saying, No stock or money left in these premises.

Soon the Military will be on our streets. The world is changing and will never be the same again. They should be given permission to shoot looters, whoever they are.

And it’s no use their lazy, useless parents screaming and wailing because their ‘Dear sweet 11-year-old son’ has been killed at midnight while smashing the window of someone’s business with his gang of friends. If the kid was a criminal he knew what he was doing, and the New World will be better off without him!

One thing I won’t miss is Political Correctness. Let the Laws care more about the innocent victims and let’s clear out the Criminals (and the idiot judges.) And good riddance to bad rubbish!

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