Exactly like a week ago, yesterday I went early to do my 'two weeks' shopping. I was queueing outside their door at 8.30 am.
Normally I enjoy my trips out in the car, but yesterday the atmosphere seemed to have changed. There was a feeling of depression in the air, and the roads were even more empty than usual.
As you can see by the trolly park, no-one was there. The car park was almost empty, and what few people were about were either masked or looked miserable. I should add that there have still been no instances of COVID-19 in the area.
There was no shortage of anything (other than hand sanitiser), and people avoided being close to each other, as if they stank of BO.
On a normal Monday morning, the place would have been buzzing, but people are really becoming scared, and are staying home. I shall now do the same for the next two weeks; other than maybe a quick visit to our tiny local market on Saturday, for bread.
Suddenly Coronavirus has become extremely serious.