Overnight we have been put up a Tier and are now in Tier 4 in line with the rest of mainland Scotland. The Covid numbers have risen here on the Island and our hospital is at full capacity. Consequently, we are effectively in lockdown along with everyone else. Thank you so much Cherie for checking in on us, we are both fine at least at the moment. Gerard was at the hospital on Thursday, so we did an enormous shop whilst we were out and now will stay indoors and local for urgent needs. There appeared to be plenty in the supermarket and no shortages so I didn't feel guilty about doing a large shop. Thankfully the ferry is now running again to schedule as the weather has now settled and calm. I was able to get plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and have prepared some for the freezer. I also added some tinned peas, sweetcorn, tomatoes, green beans, baked beans, tuna, corned beef and plenty of pasta and rice to the store cupboard. We won't go hungry that is for sure. The hens have started laying again so we have once again got an abundance of eggs.
A quiet weekend thus far, catching up with a little reading and crafting. The laundry basket is also now empty just a little ironing to do. No baking as is usual for a Saturday, the temptation is too great when making cake and I don't need any in the tin for visitors with the new restrictions in place.
Take care and stay safe. This pandemic is far from over and the new variant so much worse.
See you soon.