Many thanks to those who got in touch after the last Blog posting with thoughts and suggestions.
We’re pleased to be able to pass on the news from Kenmore Bakery that they will be running a mobile bakery van in the area.
At this stage they will be delivering on Tuesday and Friday starting this Friday 20th March :
Lawers Hotel Carpark 10am
Fearnan Village Hall Carpark 10.30am
Fortingall Village Hall 11am
Keltneyburn Monument 11.30am
The Bakery Van will carry a good stock but you can order by telephone on 01887 830556. They are also teaming up with the Courtyard Shop as a delivery partner for essentials like milk (and gin!).
There’s more info on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-Business/Kenmore-Bakery-914989341886102/
The Courtyard Shop themselves are very keen to help the local community, and will deliver anything from their shop to anywhere in the area, direct to your doorstep.
Offer of Support
Jenny Penfold has kindly offered to help out anyone who is having difficulty getting supplies (e.g. can’t get a home delivery slot with ASDA) or is having to self-isolate. If you are in this situation, then please get in touch with Jenny on email@example.com . She can’t promise to conjure up the elusive loo rolls, hand sanitiser or tissues but will do her best with other things.
Perhaps you know someone else in the area who is vulnerable and possibly having problems with supplies, and if so please put them in touch with her. Please also contact her if you are not in a vulnerable category and able to offer help to others such as shopping, picking up prescriptions etc.
The FVA Blog is only part of the jungle drums system that operates around the village, but we are going to try to pass on as much helpful information as possible, so please do let us have anything that you think might be of interest, of help, or which might bring a smile to someone’s face – tell us how you are passing your time (photos always welcome). And please do pass the link to the Blog on to anyone that you think would find it useful – they don’t need to be an FVA member, or even live in Fearnan. You can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Light at the End of the Tunnel
Not knowing how long this is going to go on adds to the sense of uncertainty that most feel at the moment. So, we would like to end on a positive note with a message that Richard Wagland received from his contact in Shanghai confirming that all things do pass:
I’m fine. My families and friends are all fine too. Thank you.
I think the situation in China is becoming better. The number of newly confirmed cases is usually single digit. Wuhan is still lockdown. But other cities are returning to normal. Most of companies reopened.
I know that western people don’t like wearing a breathing mask. But it does work. If OK, prepare some masks for your families. The virus spreads very fast. Take care of yourself.
(We know that the medics have differing views on the effectiveness of masks, so you should do your own research on the subject.)
Keep safe and in touch everyone.