Our mandarin tree is so heavily laden that Doug has put a support under the main branch and I have removed some of the smaller fruit, they should start ripening soon.
We are still coughing and sneezing and in "survival mode" only going out for essentials and just coping with the necessities like getting meals etc. We did take Bobby to the vet at the beginning of the week as he had started sneezing and was not looking well. A locum vet started by talking about euthanasia which had crossed our minds as he seems to have so many problems. After checking him over I am pleased to say we came home with Bobby and some antibiotic paste and cream for his bad eye and he is looking a lot better now. We have also gone back to the tablets for his thyroid problem as he takes them well if put in a piece of heart and it means we can feed him "normal" cat food instead of the special Diet.
When out we also called in at the Library and, next door at the petrol station, bought some red kiwifruit at their fruit stall. We also bought some golden kiwifruit and persimmon at the supermarket (all well masked).
We just had some of the kiwifruit after our lunch and I will have the persimmon with a sandwich later with salt and pepper like a tomato.