27th Nov 2020
FRIDAY 27th November
A less misty day than yesterday! It jsut feels a bit moist and rather chilly. However it is the "back end" and I think it is warmer than average for this time of year.
So it was announced yesterday that Cumbria, along with most of the UK is in Tier 2 as from Wednesday 3rd December, after the current Lockdown. The Lockdown has brought about a flattening or even, a lowering, of Covid cases and it is dearly hoped that the restictions applicable to the Tiering System will help the graph to fall yet further and get that "R" number below 1. All shops will be able to open and pubs can only open until 11 if they are providing substantial meals. The comprehensive list of the restrictions is readily available adn I have posted that list in my office window.
Diego Maradonna, acclaimed to be the best footballer in the world ( albeit with the considerable help of "the hand of God " ) has died aged just 60.
Tonight I should have been the MC at Pat Ryan's "Dinner at the Ringside" at Barrow Forum 28, the annual boxing tournament of The Furness Catholic Amateur Boxing Club. It's an event which is the principal fund raiser for the club but this year, like so many other events, it has been cancelled.
So, everyone, please follow the Government Guidelines protect yourselves, family and friends HANDS-FACE-SPACE!
25th Nov 2020
WEDNESDAY 25th November
A lovely morning, some lovely sunshine and the wind has disappeared.
Some more good news was broadcast yesterday by teh Government in regard to Christmas and teh easing of restrictions accordingly. So families can gather to celebrate Christmas afte all ( though some restrictions reamin in place ). As the PM said, we must not jeopardise the magnificent efforts exerted by the population of the UK and therefore should act in a responsible fashion. Announcements will come shortly regarding which tier your particular district will be allocated. And, of course, teh wonderful news of the Vaccines being developed ( and, hopefully, approved ) to keep this damned virus in check.
This weekend should have seen the wonderful Ulverston Dickensian Festival, which, like all yehj otehr events this year, has had to be cancelled. It will be a great disappointment to many, I'm sure.
So things will, gradually, return to some kind of normality in the coming weeks and months. Many businesses though, will have suffered badly, and even folded, shattering the dreams and aspirations of their owners.
So keep safe, everyone. And remember.............
23rd Nov 2020
MONDAY 23rd November
I hope you enjoyed your weekend adn managed to get out and about, to take in the fresh autumnal air and bright sunshine. I even, spent a couple of hours on my Poop Deck reading the papers and attempting teh crossword.
More wonderful news on the Coronavirus front with the announcement of eth success of eth Oxfors Group vaccine. The light at the end of the proverbial tunnel is getting brighter!
Helen had been doing some "sorting out" and came across a box of film transparencies. I was certain I had a slide projector but failed to find it. Managed to buy a second hand one of a chap in Ulverston ( The wonder of social media? ) adn a I spent a most pleasant couple of hours reminiscing. Lovely.