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Our Corona virus isolation in Spain

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We are not sick. We don't know anyone who is sick and there are no positive cases in our village. We hope it stays like this.


Like almost everyone else we thought this was a flu thing. We paid very little heed to it as long as it happened somewhere else.  A few days before Spain went into full lockdown I had an uneasy feeling. We did a panic shop - my version of a panic shop. I checked the pantry and restocked my flour tubs, dried beans and a couple of extra tins of chopped tomatoes.

As soon as the lockdown was announced there was the now characteristic run on toilet paper, dried pasta and meat. Ten days in and Steve went to the supermarket in the village and all the shelves were full, very few customers but all was calm. That's a relief. I have no anxiety about not getting food.


But I have plenty other anxieties. So putting a positive spin on things I am learning a great deal, about myself and about what self sufficiency is all about.


I have never been a Doomsday prepper. I …