Report – 2 June, 2020
Today in France, 2 June, many of the remaining restrictions and social distancing measures are being lifted – known as déconfinement.
Here, the same as in many other countries, we will have to learn to live with Covid-19 as we go about our daily business as normally as possible in the most un-normal circumstances.
For many of us it will mean wearing a mask in a situation as mundane as entering a shop (many of us already are). Attending work, social, and study gatherings in limited numbers. Observing stricter hygiene measures than we are used to.
I’m in no rush to head to a restaurant, cinema, beach, park, or a busy shopping mall just yet – but I am looking forward to extending my social interaction with as much protection as I can get (mask, hand gels, respecting distances, avoiding large crowds, washing hands, not touching my face).
For me, it does mean a certain few treats:
- a week off work! At last our leave restrictions have been lifted and I can take a long-overdue week off 🙂
- coffee on a terrace (outdoor, distancing measures, minimal risk)
- ordering more material for my blog! The postal service is back to business, and I can order vintage catalogues and ads like I did before, and get back to having a stockpile of material to draw upon – instead of my current in-tray which contains bills, a mint humbug, and Wooof’s yo-yo which I had to confiscate on account of him smashing several windows of the office during his yo-yo practice sessions.
Here, point three has been rather difficult… TVTA relies on a regular flow of printed material to sustain the blog. These past months I have had to resort to searching down the back of the sofa and behind the TV for content!
I suppose making these pandemic posts has occupied some blogging space. Tbh, I never intended to make a diary of my experiences as a health care worker during a pandemic – it just sort of happened, and evolved. I don’t know how many more of these posts I’ll do… hopefully not many at all, as we learn to live with our dear Covid-19 and life goes on with whatever measures we have to adopt.
Still, the TVTA material recession will hopefully end soon! Today I ordered two huge lots of vintage comics and magazines packed with retro goodness the good readers of TVTA have come to enjoy 🙂
It’s coming! TVTA new arrivals imminent… you will soon get…
Did we mention dinosaurs?
For now, just a little while longer at least, you’ll have to put up with the scraps…
so, on with the show,
Here is the rest of the stuff we found down the back of the sofa and behind the TV…
A little teaser perhaps?
You will soon get… TV and film goodness!
You will soon get more comics goodness!
You will soon get amazing vintage history!
You will soon get sparkly martial arts fitness training to a professional level!
You will soon get art and comedy, but with masks and social distancing – unlike our carefree diners below!
By all ye gads! You will soon get quite possibly very likely even more Star Wars!
Until then, vintage mates, it’s scraps and broken biscuits for all 🙂
Stay safe and healthy everyone 🙂
Disclaimer. This report is meant to offer an overview of the fluid impact upon a care worker in the French medical system. No names of any persons or institutions are given, and the reportage here concerns decisions made at a French national level which is available to the public at any time. No breach of confidentiality or professional workplace standards is made or implied. Any health advice stated here is exactly the same as that given by the World Health Organization public advice pages