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How would you have prepared?

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Lizbethann55 Wed 25-Mar-20 11:13:45

If you could go back four or five weeks, what would you do to prepare for this horrendous situation? I would stock up on hand sanitiser and paracetamol. (I have found the small shops have plenty of loo paper), bought a new thermometer as mine still has normal as 98.4! Bought two sun loungers and go to the garden centre. Got our lawn mower back off our DD and SiL. Have gone to see the play our son was in when it was on in Doncaster and Mold. Arranged for the chiropodist to do my feet and toe nails. And have sent my DH to have his hair cut. It may be completely white, but he has loads of it and it grows at an alarming rate!

Hetty58 Mon 30-Mar-20 08:45:06

I didn't do anything differently. I've shopped online for years, had a good supply of essentials in and bake my own bread.

I feel no need for hand sanitiser as I walk the dog every day, then wash my hands when I get back.

I don't have a thermometer but I'll know if I have a temperature!

Labaik Mon 30-Mar-20 13:01:29

I know I said I was trying to use the postal services as much as possible but I have just ordered some D Mannose powder, some urine test strips and some probiotics from a company called Sweet Cures. I don't tend to get cystitis these days but I do like to have some handy if I feel a uti coming on. And I meant to buy some pro biotics from Holland and Barrett a few weeks ago but forgot. The test strips are more for the dog; she's still young and hasn't had a season yet. I worry about pyometra etc. If I have test strips I can test her urine if I'm concerned and tell the vet the result. So, along with my vitD, zinc, vit C [which I will only take if I get the virus] I feel that I'm doing everything I can to keep myself healthy. The lovely lady that I bought the zinc from has been delivering to her customers; the packet is in quarantine in the garage at the moment. She even did a shop for an elderly lady that was struggling to get supplies the other day. She's an angel!

M0nica Mon 30-Mar-20 19:56:58

The only thing I would have done was brought more French cleaning materials back with me after our recent visit there.

The French have a much better selection of ecological and skin gentle products than we do. I doubt we will be back in our house in France in under 6 months and all my skin gentle products will have run out by then and I will be reduced to buying Ecover products that are not that good, certainly not hypo- allergenique and very expensive.

I also bring washing liquid for Dil and DGS, both of whom have eczema and have yet to find anything in the UK as gentle on their skin as French brands.