Cabin Fever and the Corona Virus


The last three weeks have been a little strange to say the least, to be allowed to leave the house I need to print a self certification explaining why leaving my house is so important, which wouldn’t be such a problem if my printer had not run out of ink and if I could think of a good enough reason to go out. It seems replenishing my stock of wine or buying crisps is not important enough.

Printing press

If only I had kept my printing press

The government has shut all the shops excluding supermarkets and Chemists, I was due to have my hair cut last week as it is getting a little long, hopefully they will reopen sometime next month, by which time I will have either taken a pair of scissors to it or I will start to look a little like Cousin It

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It is actually pretty serious, I am down to my last bottle of wine oh and a bag in the box of cooking wine, which might have to be considered drinking wine. Keeping the British stiff upper lip, I am putting together an escape committee.

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The plan is really quite simple, we dig a tunnel to the closest bar which is  The Osteria della Luna. I know the layout of the bar pretty well as it is one of my regular haunts, if the plan and my calculations work perfectly, our tunnel should exit just behind the bar, where I know there is an ample supply of  fine wine, whisky and crisps. We won’t be detected until the bar is allowed to reopen sometime in April.

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Tell Pecora Nera we missed the pub and got the beer garden

What else, oh my Italian Citizenship ceremony is on hold until they lift the movement restrictions,  I am a little cross over this, I went to the trouble of ordering a bow tie and getting my suit cleaned and pressed.

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My new Bow Tie

I kid you not, I wore my new bow tie to school and the kids went crazy, so when this is all over and the schools reopen, (although the latest rumour circulating is they won’t bother reopening the schools before summer…) I will buy a few funky bow ties for the kids to laugh at.

I want the schools to open soon as I really miss working with my little munchkins. Especially Class 2 who have decided I am Peter Pan and one morning pleaded with me to fly around the classroom for them and even little Cecilia who sometimes forgets herself and decides that licking her school desk is much more interesting than my English Lesson.

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I wish you well.

Pecora Nera

President of the Escape Committee

26 thoughts on “Cabin Fever and the Corona Virus

  1. Thank you for your legendary humour, which has put a smile on my face. I scrawled out my declaration by hand this morning, because my kids need the printer for studying at home. I did think about writing “Taking hooman out for a drag” and signing it with the dog’s paw print, but knowing my luck I would have met the only policeman who knew the lanes we walk on. Stay safe, PN. Big hugs.

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  2. I’m also a vice president of different escape (the room) committees. I haven’t lost hope though:) To date, I have found 2 definite advantages of life under siege and counting

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      • No one is allowed to verify anything in the north of Italy because you’re on lockdown, right? Some suspiciously low res footage emerged that looked like it was filmed on a 2009 camera phone but that’s it. Twitter removed a tag about empty hospitals and in the uk they have now gagged hospital staff with strict warnings.

        People are dying but they are ALWAYS dying. We are just allocating a portion of those to being Corona Virus. There has been no spike in deaths in any country. None.

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