15th May 2020 – Friday
Hey hey hey … how are you all doing? Welcome to my Friday rant. I am rolling into two months now and how am I feeling? I’m not sure …
Following on from Boris Johnson’s confusing speech a few days ago, I’m not too sure how I should be feeling.
On the one hand I totally understand the need for Bojo wanting the country to start getting back to normal … but the country will never be normal again. This pandemic has changed us all, not for the short term, but forever.
Were you confused about his speech the other day? The whole country was confused … stay home, go to work, meet family but only one member of the family … blah blah. The funny thing is that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are not bowing down to Bojo’s nonsense and have told their people to JUST STAY HOME.
The added confusion is also regarding the possibility of primary school children having to back to school on the 1st of June. Well that is a big mistake. Children are the super-spreaders. I know from personal experience that children of primary school age have the worst hygiene ever. Both my children are in primary school and my son in particular has some questionable hygiene habits.
I was speaking to my neighbour this morning. She works in my children’s primary school as a teaching assistant. She was in a flood of tears because she is forced to work with no PPE. She is really feeling the strain. She said that they are planning on having the nursery school children back in school on the 1st of June too. How ridiculous does that sound? I feel so sorry for the teachers. They are thrown into an impossible task.
Me and the hubby have made the conscious decision to not allow our children to go back to school even if they do re-open the school on the 1st of June. I have underlying health issues and cannot risk it. I do not think it is safe for the children to go back. Bojo’s decision was in haste and is not feasible in these circumstances. I am not going to put my children’s health at risk to fuel Bojo’s need to be prematurely kick start society again.
As usual I have been busy in the kitchen. Working up a treat for the family. Below are a few of the wonderful foods that I have been feeding my family with this week.
Top left: a batch of char siu buns – bbq pork in soft milk rolls.
Top right: some (huge) ring doughnuts, glazed and looking might fabulous. These were super soft, light and fluffy.
Bottom left: banh bot loc are Vietnamese clear dumplings filled with pork and shrimps. These were super sticky and not my favourite thing to eat. My daughter Skye loved them though!
Bottom right: traditional eclairs filled with fresh cream and topped with milk chocolate. These were awesome!
As always, make sure you follow me and drop into @sugar.and.sponge on Instagram to see what I have been upto in my kitchen.
Lots of love you all.
~ The Cake Lady (and family) xxx