3rd Jul 2020
FRIDAY 3rd July
Another wet and windy day. And it looks like it is going to remain so over the weekend too.
It should have been "Carnival Day" tomorrow and with this weather it would have been a "washout" so it's just as well that we cancelled the event a couple of months ago, like all the other events in Ulverston. Everyone is hoping, and keeping their fingers crossed, that the general situation will continue to improve, and that by November we will be able to host the wonderful Ulverston Dickensian Festival.
The Pubs, Restaurants and Hairdressers ( so you can have a Drink, a nice Meal and have your Hair cut) will be opening tomorrow after 100 days of Lockdown. Some of the pubs have chosen to delay their opening for a couple of weeks, or until they feel it is safe and sensible to open.
And foreign holidays are back on the menu with the Government about to disclose the countries which will be accessible. No matter how the prospect of a sandy beach and glorious sunshine is, I am reluctant to get on a plane. It's The Lakes for me!
2nd Jul 2020
Thursday 2nd July
A rather nasty wet and miserable morning. Can this really be July? But things will, without any doubt, get better shortly. The Pubs, Restaurants adn Hairdressers are permitted to re-open on Saturday which is another step forward to some kind of normality.
It will be very interesting as to how the pubs and restaurants will mange the regulations. One or two of the local pubs are choosing NOT to open ( Piel Castle and the Stan Laurel for example). They will be able to see how the others have managed the dificulties.
I send my best wishes for a successful re-opening of their businesses .
More job losses were announced on tv last night adn there is every liklihood that more are to follow.
1st Jul 2020
WEDNESDAY 1st July
Yes! It's July!
A much more pleasant morning though still "on the cool side". It remaims insetled so don't forget your umbrellas.
Its a great shame that Liecester has gone back into Lockdown as their Virus fugures are poor and prove that this dreadful virus is still with us so, whatever you do, wherever you are, TAKE CARE!
The Government are to introduce an initiative to get teh country back into work, A massive building programme is visualised with schools, roads and hospitals BUILD BUILD BUILD. This is similar to teh American initiative after the great depression with the construction of the enormous Boulder Dam.
An iteresting article in teh Telegraph reporting on the effects upon folk due to the Lockdown, which includes marital/relationship breakdowns, and many folk deciding, or being economically forced, into, selling their homes and "downsizing". It seems inevitable that many, many good people will lose their jobs. Each time I turn on The News it shows yet another raft of job losses.