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Dorrens daughter
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Looking at the panic and queues at our local supermarkets makes me glad that I was brought up by a Mother who grew up in times of rationing. Having "scanned" the lists of food to buy in, in the press I realised that I, although living on a pension had everything in that was suggested on their lists.
As for the "toilet paper" panic, well if needs be I'll revert to my Nanas solution and use newspaper.
I listened to a young mum bemoaning the fact that she couldn't find any nappies for her child I suggested that she cut and hem some old towels to size and use them with the help of a couple of safety pins . which is more or less what I did for my ,now grown up children she looked at me as if I'd gone mad.
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I have about half a dozen terry towelling nappies bought for a grandchild's visits. Using them as floor cloths. This is what I used for my children in the 1960's early 1970's.
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Another here who used terry towelling nappies and muslin squares, which ended up with me getting what the doctor called 'nappy wrist' because I washed everything by hand. No washer, spinner, boiler until a much later time then a Burco boiler which I thought was absolutely fantastic.
Everyone today wants everything now, no idea of making do and mending whatsoever. The next generation is going to be even worse.
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Which I find very sad, why use so called disposable nappies which hang around for ever and cost a fortune they where available when I had my second son but I never bothered with them.
I make my own jam, marmalade, chutneys, pickles and wine so no issues with supply there, I have bread flour yeast, pasta , oats and so on and as I've always cooked from scratch no problems there either. When we returned from Bulgaria ( and there's no prospect of our getting back to our little village home in the near future)at the beginning of the week the only item I wanted was some plain, full fat yogurt so I could make my own which will last as a starter for other batches. I intend to self isolate on my allotment to get the spuds in the ground and have seeds started in my kitchen ready, when they are ready to go there too.
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Dorrens daughter wrote:When we returned from Bulgaria ( and there's no prospect of our getting back to our little village home in the near future)at the beginning of the week
Was it hard to decide whether to come here or stay there?
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Truthfully yes Mo and if it wasn't for husbands elderly Mother I would have suggested that we cancelled our flight and stayed, there are less people living in Bulgaria than in London and village homes are ideal for self isolation. Each house is detached and standing in its own garden with a fence and a gate, which we keep locked most of the time. Bulgaria has decreed that all the shops that remain open, small local ones and chemists are only open to those over 60 from 8am to 10am and only one person at a time is admitted.
Husband has an ICD into his heart but the village chemist can supply his medications at a very reasonable price and with the growing season starting soon, the local fruit and veg sellers plus BBC Radio 4 and th internet we would have managed reasonably well.
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