Hello world! I hope you guy are fine 🙂 . Today is Tuesday, 2nd of June 2020 and this is my last day of confinement. Yesterday on 1st of June, the lockdown was removed due to no cases of Coronavirus in Mauritius. We had 2 mild cases but it was all under control so Mauritians are free…not totally free because wearing mask and all other precautions now is obligatory otherwise you pay a hefty fine. My hubby finally took me out…to supermarket (LOL). But I still enjoy my time out. I bought lots of chocolate haha. Here the weather has change. We are now in winter season so its windy and cold. I feel like staying under my blanket the whole day.
Concerning my family, things are calm here, no drama for now and I hope it stays like this. Also for mother`s day, I could not meet my mom 😦 . She lives in the North and I live in the South. It is like 3 hours of travelling by bus and also due to the lockdown, I couldn`t step out. I miss her though. I think it is the 1st time for mother`s day, I have not seen her. We do video call but it is not the same thing like having your mother in front of you scolding you because you do not exercise and you growing fat. This moth of June is quiet a special month for me. Both me and hubby are June babies. I am glad, no more confinement. I can go out to buy him a birthday cake and a gift.
I have been having so many projects in my mind, now it is time to get them done. So I am ending this confinement blog here. But do let me know if you like me to continue writing about my daily life :). Thank you all for your support and take care!TOODLES ❤
Hello world! I hope you all are fine. For me, it`s been 2 long hectic weeks. Starting with coronavirus…today, 19th of May 2020, the good news is now Mauritius Island is virus free. I do not know if it is permanently or not but I hope it does disappear not only from here but from the whole world. But government deem it right to extend the lockdown till 4th of June 2020.
Concerning my life, it was all chaotic these 2 weeks. I somehow manage and survived. My father in law got 4 sisters who lives next to my house. The mother of my hubby passed away when he was like 16 years old and then his father got married to a really bad lady. Since I got married, the step mother been making my life hell. I always tried to avoid her. Among the 4 sisters, 2 were really good friends with her (and yes they make my life hell too) and 13 days ago one of them passed away due to cancer. Honestly, this one was the worst (god forgive me but I have to share this burden on my heart). She did everything she could to make me cry and suffer…me and hubby even end up without having food because of her (they plan of not letting me use the kitchen of my father in law…i did not have kitchen of my own). She insulted me a lot lot throughout my 5 years of married life and I have never done anything wrong to her. Recently, she`s been staying sick. I thought maybe it was fever. Nobody wanted to tell me she had cancer. We kept on questioning around even thought she never really cared about us. When we finally came to know she had cancer and it was last stage, we felt sad for her and visited her to the hospital. She kept looking at me hatefully but I asked her at that time how she feels? she said she was good. She got discharged for a few days and her sisters took care of her. She could not eat properly nor drink. Then a few days back we got to know she passed away. I went downstairs to see my father in law. He was crying :(. I felt really sad. Then I went to see the 2 nice aunts (2 other sisters of my father in law) and they were both trembling and traumatized. I quickly took care of them giving them water and all. My hubby went to the hospital to get the body. When the body came, according to Hindu ritual, women had to bath her and get her ready as a bride (because she was married). Everybody was just fainting around, so I decided to help with the bath unfortunately on seeing the body, I went completely numb. I could not move and kept standing there watching them bathing her.
I helped in getting her ready. We stay near the body the whole night. The next day was her funeral and then midday she was gone. It was a heart breaking moment for my in laws including me. The only person who was constantly smiling was the step mother. She did not care the least. She had started a new mission. The deceased`s son had a girlfriend who came to the funeral so she was busy getting friendly to her and showing me off. I was more concentrated on how the aunt`s son will manage now and how I could help him out. After the funeral, we kept praying for days for her soul to attain salvation and also preparing her favorite meals to offer her before her final voyage to heaven. I cooked for her and the whole family. In the 10th day prayer, the whole family really appreciated my help and they were all being nice to me (which is rare from them).
When everything was over and we were packing all the stuffs and cleaning around, an uncle who was drunk started talking nonsense about my hubby saying, my hubby is a jerk…he did not even care to see the aunt before she dies. And now he is eating her food and participating in her prayers. He said that the aunt before dying has clearly said to not let us touch her body or touch her food or participate in her prayers. He started cursing us both. I kept standing there and watching him. Thankfully, for the 1st time my father in law stood by me and hubby`s sides. But the guy did not want to go away and kept cursing us. He did not know we did meet the aunt and we were doing everything we could to help. What do they expect me or hubby to do more now? Since then, me and hubby felt really humiliated. I feel already so traumatized and now this humiliation in front of the whole family. We do not sleep well at nights. My mother says death is natural. We all have to go through it one day. The aunt been suffering for 4 long months. And now she`s in peace. I was never fond of her and vice versa but still as a human I feel sad for her but I will never know what I have done wrong to her for her to tell people to not let us participate in her prayer.
Anyways, I wrote all this here because I needed to share. It was going round and round in my head. I hope you guys will understand me. Also I am just a human being so if ever I offends anyone with this post please excuse me 😦 . Thank you and goodnight ❤
Hello world! Since the last time, I wrote on my blog, lot of things happened. We, seldom, were getting one or 2 cases and today, Friday, 1st of May 2020, the total confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Mauritius is 332 and 10 deaths. Yes, from 9 deaths to 10 in 1 week. It was a doctor who had treated the patient 0. Poor soul, he fought for all of us and now he is in heaven. Two days ago he passed away 😦 .
The government took some decisions like lockdown was extended until 1st June 2020. Partial lockdown as from 15th May 2020, some people can resume to work and students will go back to school in August. I think these are well thought decisions. Somehow, things are getting better even thought we lost some frontliners to Covid-19. Recently, two policemen were tested positive to the virus. They are now testing the whole police force including the unit of hubby. He, voluntarily wanted to do the test but he was already tested on the ship and also quarantined so I do not think he needs to do the test again. I heard the tests here in Mauritius are limited.
Having hubby back home makes me happy among all these sad news. He makes me feel positive in all this negativity. Of course, at my place also things has not been easy. Having my father in law`s sister as neighbor is no fun. She is constantly bickering and insulting us and this is what is been going on this whole week. Another sister of my father in law is sick. She has blood cancer and is admitted in hospital. Doctors said she might not live. I feel sad for her and her family. I read somewhere… when someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does too.
Today, was the birthday of my baby niece, Ourvi. I was looking after her since she was 2 months old and now she grown so quick and big…I miss her terribly. I am putting on weigh and feel bloated all the time. I think by the time lockdown is remove, I will be obese (laughs). Seriously, I should start exercising at home. I have been feeling sick since a few days. Bloating, nausea and terrible headache. Also, I sleep like a Koala now. Constantly feeling sleepy. I spent my days sleeping and cooking. I had downloaded Blender and sign up on Flickr to try new things like Second life Photography and also animations but have not been able to spent more time on it. I have been only sleeping in my free time. I should sleep right now LOL. I go to bed. Take care and stay safe! ❤ TOODLES ❤
Hello world! It`s been a week since I type anything for my blog. It`s been a really busy week honestly. Having hubby back home is like having a 7 years old son at home (laugh). I spent my days cleaning after him and cooking …mostly cooking. He loves homemade food. He helps me a lot though but I prefer to do my work by myself. On 18th, we finally got a confirmed case of Coronavirus. It was a man who`s been roaming around and we were informed that he must have infected others. It was like all starting back again. A vicious circle. Therefore, this time it was not that scary like the 1st time. People are just getting use to it. Since that day we kept having an update about the situation and today, Friday 24th of April 2020, the total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus is 330. We got the 330th patient today itself. A girl, the daughter of the 329th patient.
Excepting that, the days been quiet normal for me and the family. We been able to fill up our food supplies again and hubby`s friend been visiting us. Today, we even had dinner together. He lives nearby so we did not really had any issue about him coming to our house and of course, we take all precautions needed. I just can not believe that I have not step out of the house since day 1 of announcement of Coronavirus in Mauritius. I never thought one day I will spent 36 days in confinement. I want to go out 😦 . My uncle in UK, he doing fine. His wife is recovering and his kids also are helping their father to manage everything. I am glad she is getting better.
I no longer follow any news and any lives online. Things are getting boring nowadays. I am eagerly waiting for the day when there will be no virus and everything will be back to normal. We will go out of our houses and enjoy nature. I have plan so many things. I am sure you all too 🙂 . Stay safe! TOODLES ❤
Hello world! I hope you are all fine ❤ Things been getting better here on my island so far. There’s been no confirmed cases of Coronavirus been nearly 5 days. I have been spending a good time with hubby watching tv and cooking good food. These two days, Thursday 16th and Friday 17 th of April 2020 been two normal days for me. I even got to eat my favorite fruit and nut Cadbury.
Hubby has been thinking of going to supermarket. But still I think we need to take continuous precautions. Hubby’s friend came to visit us. He’s been living in Italy for a while and when there was a Coronavirus outbreak there, he had to come back. He was quarantined and tested negative here.
I sent hubby with him to the beach (no one was there apart them). I thought its good for him because its not easy to stay on a ship for days like he did. He needs to walk around on land. Of course all the necessary precautions were taken. Other than that nothing interesting been going on. I hope you all have a great weekend ahead!. Stay safe! TOODLES ❤
Hello guys! I am so happy. So first, I am getting so much support and positive messages from you all. I can`t even explain in words how it makes me feels. I never thought writing a blog could connect me to the rest of the world in such a positive way. We are all going through the same crisis and I know we will definitely come out of it soon.
Even after the worst storms, the sun will shine again.
Without the rain we would never feel thankful for the warmth of the sun.
Maybe this is what the virus is teaching us…the priceless value of life and love ❤
On Tuesday, 14th of April 2020, I woke up late and tired but was determine to clean the whole house which I did. I spent my whole day cleaning. At night, even thought I was so tired, I stay wide awake occasionally yawning. I was on Facebook watching lives. I was so excited my hubby was coming back home. The next day, Wednesday, 15th of April, I woke up late again. I checked my phone but no miss calls from my hubby. I thought maybe he has not yet reach Mauritius Island but no as soon as I came to the door, he was here :D. I was all messy. I have not even brush my teeth (laughs). This was not really the way I wanted to welcome him back home. But he did not care if I was in a mess. He was so happy to see me in front of him. Things got really romantic after that. I won`t go into the saucy details but yes it was an awesome day.
Concerning the Coronavirus, we do not have any case. But the tests are still going on. Hopefully, if it continues like that the lock-down will be remove on 4th of May. Also I hope this time the government is not lying to us…again. Stay safe!! Toodles ❤
Hello world! I got two quotes to share with you all. 1st one is:
You will face many defeats in life but never let yourself be defeated…
In this situation, we won`t let Coronavirus wins. We will all fight till the end. Today, Monday 13th of April 2020, the total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus is 234 and after 3 long weeks, finally, today is the day where we got no other confirmed cases while doing the tests. It is a positive sign but as usual, many Mauritians took this positive sign as Yes Coronavirus is over. They started going out more. It is like they are celebrating New Year or something. Anyways, it is still a good news and I hope it continues like this, no more coronavirus anywhere in this world 😀
Yesterday, I talk with hubby and he told me they are on the way back home! So I am very very very happy. By Wednesday, he will be back home. Today, I did not get into contact with him because of no network. I am so tired of this lockdown, I secretly plan a small picnic at the beach with hubby and his best friend. His best friend recently came back from Italy due to the virus. Like hubby, he was also quarantined and tested negative. So I guess, if we avoid other human beings and reach the beach safely we will be fine. But I know hubby. He will never agree to this still I give it a try when he comes back.
Other than this, nothing interesting happened these two days. Oh, my family shared old photos of me and cousins as kids on Facebook and I look so different even my mother could not recognize me. It was funny. I also tried baking an eggless vanilla cake but it was a failure. But even though it did not look good, it was yummy. Tomorrow is going to be a hectic day for me. I will clean the whole house. I want everything to be perfect for him 🙂 . For now I go to bed. Stay safe! ❤ TOODLES ❤
FOLLOW YOUR SOUL… IT KNOWS THE WAY ❤
Hello world! I hope you are all fine and thank you so much for the likes. It is very encouraging 🙂 . Today, Saturday 11th of April 2020, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mauritius is 319 and 9 deaths. Yes, sadly yesterday two Mauritians lost their battle against Covid-19. One was a homeless man and the other one was really rich and was an Executive in a big company here. Their funerals were held at the same cemetery, Bigarra. This is the irony of life. We, human beings, run after materialistic things, money and in the end, none of these will be with us when we die. What really matters is the love and memories you share with your love ones.
Yesterday, there was not much thing going on around me. I was just so tired and sleepy. Last night, I was awake until 2 am, solving riddles in my family group chat. It was fun playing with them. I woke up early because a friend in second life had invited me in his party. I tried the game Greedy and folks, this is the most complicated game I ever came across in my life. I played for like hours but never understood a thing. I was dying of laughter because my friends were going crazy explaining to me and I was just messing the game up. After that I went back to sleep. And I slept the whole day away. When I woke up, I clean the house, shower, cook dinner and prayed. I watch TV. I talk to my mom and hubby on phone. Mom was having a terrible headache. My father in law came to see me and gave me a can of tomatoes. Life saviour! It is becoming very difficult to get a tomato can, ginger, tissue rolls, garlic and onions.
Hubby told me they had finish disembarking and now they are returning the empty cargo boxes to the ship he was on. Until tomorrow they might be over with it. But, the way I am lucky lol, one of the small platform boat collided with the ship he was on and because of the collision, there was a hole on the ship. Therefore, tomorrow they will have to repair it and now we do not know how many days it might take. Hopefully, by Monday they might take the road ( I know there is no road on the sea) back home. Anyways, back in Mauritius here things are getting nastier. The government took the decision of let go free 423 prisoners. I do not know why and from where he is getting such ideas. There are already many thieves and thugs roaming around stealing from vegetables to kidnapping kids. It just does not make sense. I don`t remember if I had mention it in my previous post but they also decided to extend the lock-down until May. Now we should not only be scared of being infected but also scared that anytime a thief can get into our houses.
I am tired of this lockdown. I can not believe I stayed in the house for like nearly a month. I did not go out on the road at all. I do want to stay alive but at the same time I am so fed up of everything. I wish it was just all a bad dream and I would wake up to a beautiful day where I am going to the beach or shopping with hubby. Anyways, Its time for me to go to bed guys. Take care and stay safe ❤ TOODLES ❤
Hello world! how are you all today? Yesterday I had a horrible day. Some people were stalking me on internet and saying weird things. It was really crazy. They pretended having my infos and emails and stuffs. I did not understand their problem with me actually. All I understood was they were plain crazy and needed to get a life. After trying to know what was their problem, I gave up and went offline. I was scared and talk to some friends about the issue and they explain to me nobody can do me anything. I just need to secure my accounts. I could not sleep the whole night feeling weird. They accused me of horrible things. It was all going back and forth in my head. I am a god fearing person and very sensitive also and knowing I might have hurt someone unknowingly kept me awake the whole night. I couldn`t get this thought out of my head so I contacted my baby cousine who is my best friend, my sister, my partner in crime and always giving me good advices. I explain the whole situation to her and she said those people were just scaring me that is all. I should just ignore them and nothing will happen. After talking to her I really felt better. And I did what she said… I ignore and for real nothing happen…they did not hack my accounts nor message me again. They were just gone. Sometimes people pass their time like this insulting others on internet. It makes them feel great i guess.
I am happy they left me alone. I pray they do not come back clashing with me again. So to this present day, Thursday 9th April 2020, the total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus is 314 cases and 7 cured. The media is mostly focusing on the cured patients. I am happy for them, it is a big thing they got cured but if they could focus more on the patients who are still sick, giving us more information about their healths and all would have been much better. Also the government decided that the blood of cured patients will be used on the infected ones because their blood plasma is presumably full of protective substances like antibodies, if it’s injected into sick people, it may help them fight off the disease. It’s an old strategy and dates back as far as the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak in the United States, when doctors reported that it helped reduce the number of deaths in seriously ill patients. Recently, it’s been used on an experimental basis to treat people with MERS, H1N1, and Ebola. So I truly hope it works.
Today, I had an interesting day. I have been seeing a new craze going on around internet..THE DALGONA COFFEE. I was a bit skeptic about it first but I was bored so I decided to just try it. I did some research on it and watch some reviews videos on YouTube. And I started the preparation while cooking lunch at the same time. I whisk and whisk and whisk until I could no longer feel my arm but the coffee cream was perfect. I completed it and the final product look fabulous to me…amateur but still looks delicious (posted a photo of my chilled coffee below). I just love coffee and after all the hard-work on whisking, I was excited of trying it. First time, I was having an iced coffee. I tried it and it was so good I can not even explain how good it was. I just fell in love. I was not expecting it to be this good and also the chilled (ice) part was something worth trying for me as it is summer here and super hot. It was just refreshing. I recommend it! You just have to use the right doses and also whisk well. It is my new go-to summer drink now! Unfortunately, due to the virus and lockdown, I can not get more coffee. There is not much coffee left at home. I will keep it for hubby because now I am excited to make him try it. I am sure he is going to love it. He loves everything I cook for him actually. He says I am the best cook. Few years back, I did not even know how to make tea or noodles which annoyed him because he loves good food. He is an excellent cook. I try my best learning cooking by myself through internet (out of love for him) and now he says I can be a chef in a big restaurant or something. Honestly, I believe the way to a man`s heart is through his stomach. Now I can cook any dishes whether Italian, creole, Chinese, Indian, any seafood and Mauritian cuisine.
Coming to hubby`s job, he is still on the ship. Alas, one of the boat (there is 2 of them and they are like a floating platform) which was a medium of transportation of the supplies from the Cargo ship to the Island Agalega, broke into half this morning there and it is non-operating. Now, they will have to disembark on only one boat and it will take more time. It seems to me I will meet my hubby next week itself. I hope so he comes sooner. For now, time to bed. Stay safe! TOODLES! ❤