With Amber ~ The Best Library Cat in the entire Mewton~Clawson Parish.
Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library.
We, aka The B Team are keeping a supurr low profile just in case, and any new book deliveries are being carefully wiped down and disinfected prior to entering the library.
Sadly non of us can avoid the ramifications or the effects that this virus is causing, i.e.; peeps panic buying - food hoarding - monumental toilet roll fixations - leading to empty supermarket shelves etc... Dad has been into many shops in the last week and they've been picked bare. I think we all need to try to show a little kindness, consideration and compassion throughout the coming months, especially to those who perhaps can't buy 1 or 2 weeks food ahead of time. I'm thinking of those who live day to day, or the elderly on a pension, or families on government credits - what about them? We need to try and keep calm and help one another where we can.
If mew do have a little stockpile, purrhaps think about sharing a bit with your local food bank or check with an elderly neighbour that they have sufficient.
We are all going through the stages of fear, panic, anxiety etc... living with this unprecedented stress as it escalates on a daily basis and we head into uncharted waters which we as a modern society have never experienced before.
The news channels are just all bad news, social media is full of fake news, and then there's the downright stupid spreading ridiculous news with supposed cures for the virus. Our advice on watching the news, keep it limited and save your sanity.
Our Prime Minister scared the bejeezus out of us and probably most of the country when he said; Be prepared to lose family members and loved ones before their time. While we understand his candidness and the seriousness of this virus, that single statement sent shivers of dread to our core.
This is just some of what we're doing at BBHQ to try to slow/stop the threat of covid-19 at home.
Obviously, general daily cleaning is continuing as usual.
Hand-washing regularly is the norm here anyway, but we are washing a little more frequently.
Anything new that is brought into the house is disinfected.
Door handles, telephones, keyboards etc... are disinfected daily.
The dustbins; Handles and lids disinfected regularly especially after being emptied.
The gate furniture is disinfected daily.
Dad and the P.A. keep disinfectant wipes in the car usually, so hands can be sanitized upon returning, and also to wipe down the steering wheel, gear-stick, handles etc...
At the P.A.'s wurk, like above; door handles, telephones, printers, keyboards, communal area's, chip and pin machine, customer areas etc... are being disinfected several times a day.
We know this may sound crazy to some, but we really don't want to, a: catch it or b: spread it. The P.A.'s parents are in lock-down, as they are both over 70.
Mew remember we mentioned last week about the family who had been to Italy? Sadly, the grandmother who's in her 60's is now in isolation in a hospital about 60 miles away. The family's children also went to school with the grandchild of a lady who helps the P.A.'s mum at home. This grandchild came down with a high fever last Sunday - now the lady who helps hasn't been in face-to-face contact with the P.A.'s mum for over 9 days prior to this. So we're hoping that the grandchild hasn't got covid-19 or his granny either as she's just over 70.
We'll keep mew posted on the situation as it unfolds, but in the meantime let's all wurk together - at a distance of course and try to slow the spread of this virus while the boffins wurk on finding a vaccine.
How are things in your area, and what measures are mew taking?
Eleven-year-old Casper Tock hates risks, is allergic to adventures and shudders at the thought of unpredictable events. So, it comes as a nasty shock to him when he accidentally stumbles into Rumblestar, an Unmapped Kingdom full of magical beasts.
What an entertaining adventure story, now I know it's aimed at 8 years and up but if mew like a fantastical tale, this could be fur mew. And in my humble intern-opinion... actually, I'm not really allowed an opinion in the library, as that's fur Amber alone, though she's made an exception fur me today!
So in my humble opinion mew could read this at any age and really enjoy it.
It's very well written, has a great plotline, with plenty of drama, complications and hurdles to offurcome by the main character/s. The characters are interesting and develop nicely as the story unfolds, and there are some cute beasties too, but I won't spoilerize anything - Amber doesn't allow that either.
This is the furst in The Unmapped Chronicles series, and I'll definitely be reading the next one. A purrfect read fur mew, your kids, your grandkids, nieces, nephews and anyone that loves a terrific story.
Keep calm and read on