Essentials and non-essentials

With great sorrow I have to announce today that I am putting a hold on my A to Z posts because of an unexpected family bereavement – not due to COVID-19 but the other dreaded “C” word.

Today was going to be a day of Essential Oils, Egg Boxes and Enamel Mugs for Dabelle and her team but suddenly the “essentials” of this situation are that my niece, my nephew’s widow and her three children need my help. I am hoping to be able to get off the Island tomorrow and drive up to their home to support them at this devastating time. I am happy that I haven’t been in contact with people for over 7 days and when I have been out for exercise, I haven’t seen anyone. I hope that I will not be taking any of the virus into their household.

My sister and brother-in-law (my nephew’s parents) are stuck in South Africa and are trying to find a way to get here. Who knows if there will be a way. Everything is just so much harder with the virus restrictions. Don’t get me wrong, I know they are essential, but at times like these, we just want to be together.

Of course, with the current lock down restrictions here in the UK, there is the possibility that I will be stopped by the police and asked to turn around, as my travel may not be deemed as essential. I will deal with that tomorrow, if and when it happens. In the meantime, I am working towards getting there as fast as I can.

I’m not sure if I will be able to return to the challenge this month at all, or if I can return in a new way – a way that will help us all (adults and children) process our grief. We shall see – taking each hour of the day as it comes.

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15 thoughts on “Essentials and non-essentials

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Deb, I am so sorry to hear of your family crisis, made that much more difficult by the larger crisis around you. Know that you are in our thoughts. Hoping you are able to get to where you need to be with little interference. Above all, wishing you a safe journey

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  2. jazzfeathers says:

    My goodness, Debs, I am so sorry. I lost my mum to cancer. I know it’s irrational, but I always wish that nobody else had to endure such terrible illness.
    All my thoughts go to you and your family. Be strong.

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