So we’ve all had another good week with two birthday celebrations thrown in…everything feels a little bit more normal as we meet up with out loved ones. However, it looks like we are pretty much on track to be getting a second spike, especially in London in the next month now that the pubs and restaurants have reopened. How will we avoid it? Especially after all the new holiday destinations that have just opened up. Although I’m going to take advantage of that and get on a plane and hope for the best. I have noticed that some airlines are selling all three seats in a row and presumably a full plane as usual…I thought we were meant to have gaps?
Anyway, the point is that surely we’re going to need a new strategy moving forward because the current “One Size Fits All” approach is not going to work any longer. There is no way the younger generation is going to take this thing seriously anymore and stay in again, they need to be unleashed to get on with their lives. Maybe it should just be looked at as a marketing project, whereby everyone is divided into their respective age brackets; Silver Surfers, Baby Boomers, Generation X/Y, Millennials and so on and then target them accordingly as to how each bracket is allowed to behave.
I haven’t been to a pub yet, we are all still quite enjoying sitting in gardens and not having to queue for a drink or wear a mask and go for a civilised wee instead of having to hide in the bushes. The fact that the government are actively encouraging people to get back out and into bars and restaurants means that it’s not really happening naturally yet. It’s just not very appealing. I have it on good authority that despite the A&E Departments of hospitals bracing themselves for a busy night on Super Saturday post pubs, it was relatively quiet.
Public trust in Boris still remains at an all time low and it seems the rest of the world are looking upon the UK with astonishment….what are we thinking? First Brexit, now C-19 and look at our economy and unemployment rates. The fact is that an awful lot of people currently furloughed don’t yet know they are unemployed, but will probably find out before the end of this month (and Boris hasn’t even had his hair cut yet).
The baking has come back briefly, my daughter made a splendid cake for my brother’s birthday party (but can I just note that orange smarties are now woefully inadequate – Nestlé you can’t fool us with slightly flavoured orange only on the outside shell – bring back the orange chocolate!:-
My baby brother:-
Found this little rogue potato in lockdown at the back of the cupboard and decided it’s like a Dorian Grey version of what we all look like after quarantining:-
My statutory flower photo:-
Today I’m reading a chapter from “An Elephant For Breakfast” for Reading For Wildlife:-
Stag Do in the park: