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Yes Bob, information is good so far. There is a daily briefing from the PM or one of his senior ministers plus any relevant experts broadcast from Downing Street every evening at 5.00pm. Our Prime Minister has been tested positive for Covid 19 so he is broadcasting from his home in Downing Street..
All transplant patients in Scotland received an eight page letter from our Chief Medical Officer yesterday with all the relevant information plus a link to register with them. We will receive further information by text or email via this link. They will provide us all with essential supplies such as hand sanitizers, disinfectant wipes, toilet paper etc and food, if we need it. Some people who live alone are struggling although there are voluntary groups springing up everywhere. Personally, my husband is able to get me everything I need and, as someone who loves cooking, I have a well stocked larder. All in all, I surprise myself by saying that our governments, both Scottish and UK, seem to be doing pretty well. One caveat is that we expect our 'peak' in the next couple of weeks so everything may change… On a brighter note, One of my neighbours is a very good piper and he is playing out in his garden every evening at 7.00pm. It is truly heart warming and we all clap or bang pot lids to show our appreciation. Life can be wonderful even in these dark times.Take care and stay safe. Best Wishes from Scotland
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What a beautiful ending to the day. My uncle was a piper and my daughter had a lone piper going Into and out of the church
on her wedding day. Later we had my son in law’s father’s entire pipe band marching down the street from the reception to Flanagans Pub. The same band played at his wake. The sound is so moving. It’s great to have a sense of community where you live….sadly lacking in many of these isolated suburban neighborhoods in the states.
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Thank you to all who liked my piper story. i will pass it on to Myles the piper. It is good to live in a small community despite the difficulty in getting supplies. Our little shop is doing its best and we help each other. I am blessed with the best doctors too. My husband and I came to live here initially for only six month after my transplant and that was five years ago. Our wonderful medical practice was probably the main reason we stayed here. i count myself very lucky indeed to be seeing out this pandemic on the banks of a beautiful sea loch on the west coast of Scotland.
I had to comment about the piper. I think the music is wonderfully emotional. I have to tell you that years ago right after 911 we were doing a wedding at sunset on the beach and as I got out of the car I could hear these pipes. The beach was empty except for the couple and a small table set for dinner for the pair of them. It was just coincidental that the piper was playing. He stood in the water wearing his kilt and played this lamentable, magical music. It was awesome and breathtaking as the sun went down. Afterwards, I learnt that the groom was a firefighter from New York. It seemed as though fate had put the bagpipes there that evening. Beautiful. My Granny who used to live with us was Scottish.
Now, back to walking! Sorry, but I had to relate that.
Oh, Wildcat, thank you for your post. It is very heartening to hear that both Scotland and UK are keeping you well informed, providing all with essential supplies and that volunteers are sprouting up to help as well. I'll be sending prayers and good wishes your way in the coming days as Scotland prepares for your peak.
My most favorite trip was to Beauly, Scotland in the early 80's. As a Frazer, it was beyond description to not only spend 2 nights at the Frazer Hotel and visit the cemetery of so many earlier Frazers but Lord Lovat, WWII hero and chief of our clan, invited us for tea the second day.
On the way to Balblair House we stopped at a roadside florist for a bouquet. Handing them to Lady Lovat as we exited the car, we learned that that day was her birthday. They were so gracious and I so nervous! He inscribed a personal message in the copy of his memoir, March Past, which he gave me.
Although the castle was now lived in by the son who was away, he called ahead to permit us the freedom to explore the surrounding grounds and small stream running through. That night at the hotel, he'd arranged for 2 pipers to play as we dined. Truly an incredible, mountain top experience. Thank you so much for evoking this precious memory.
Pollyanne, I loved your sharing of the coincidental piper playing in his kilt at the beach of the wedding. You painted such a word picture, I felt as if I were there experiencing too. Thank you for the lovely digression.
Thanks @fiesty76 . I could have made the description a lot more detailed and longer but thought I had better not. I have to laugh, Becky reminded us all that this was a walking site and I decided that in any case I was going to back off a bit because it is taking too much of my time and I need to catch up on other things. Then we end up with the subject of dogs. I could add so much here but I am stopping myself. I love dogs and have owned several. My daughters both have very large dogs, a yellow Lab and a cross between Mastiff and Ridgeback and I love visiting them. I can't have a dog where I live right now but if it changes and I don't travel as much I shall rescue one or even two.
Now back to walking although I may miss today because I didn't sleep at all well last night.
@fiesty76 What a lovely memory to share thank you.In our ancestry we had a castle Drum saw pictures on that virtual fly thing you look at 😂 I don't know what you call it
@fiesty76 I loved hearing about the castle too. That was a great experience and so personal.
I chuckled too at the reminder but you see I couldn't resist sharing my Scotland story and like you I abbreviated those details which make any sharing better..imo. vbg I love dogs too and have had many over the years. When my last one died at age 18 yrs, I chose, due to my health and age, not to adopt another. I do volunteer at a no-kill shelter and come home with stories to share with my kitty, Precious, who honestly sometimes walks away just as I'm getting to the best part. I'm not sleeping as well as before but can lie down for a bit after lunch which helps. Tomorrow is another walking day for me so sending good wishes to all our walkercizers.
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