The British government have been saying that we do not need to wear masks so many people have decided to make masks. Shirley is one of them. She has been busy on her sewing machine and has already made perhaps twenty masks. They are in double ply cotton and all kind of pleated so that they will wrap around one's face and they have elastic loops to go around one's ears.
That's me in the top picture modelling my new mask. Rather stylish, huh? As an aside I think I look devilishly handsome in that photograph. I know that some visitors were curious about my appearance - well, now you know! And to Mr Tasker Dunham and Mr Robert H. Brague may I say that I am well aware that I need a haircut! Blame the ****ing pandemic for that shaggy Old English Sheepdog look.
I have many talents but using an electric sewing machine is not one of them. Hand sewing would be equally disastrous. Consequently, I am unable to make Shirley a coronavirus mask in return for her kind gift.
However, I had the bright idea of ordering her a mask via a little start-up company called Amazon. I flicked through what was available and selected the mask - well full head gear shown below. I believe it is called a niqab hood and it is worn by some women who follow the Muslim religion. I think that Shirley will be very happy with it. I can be such a thoughtful husband at times. Damn the expense!