• Covid Christmas

    21/12/20 UK deaths: 215. Current Market Harborough infections: 183. DOWN from last week: 111. France has banned lorries carrying freight from the UK and countries around the world have ended flights amid fears over the new mutant corona-virus strain. Eurotunnel has stopped Europe-bound services from its UK terminal and Dover’s ferry port has shut to traffic.… Continue Reading

  • Running up to Yuletide.

    a[ 14/12/20 UK deaths: 144. Current Market Harborough infections: 293. UP from last week: 67. A “new variant” of corona-virus has been identified in the UK, believed to be causing the spread in the South East. I hope that this new strain won’t affect the efficacy of the vaccine!!! Today the Newbold Verdons went to… Continue Reading

  • What do zombies want?

    07/12/20 UK deaths: 189.  Current Market Harborough infections: 226.  Down from last week: 222. Hospitals in the UK are getting ready to begin vaccinating those over 80, front-line health staff and care home workers tomorrow. The temperature hovered around 0C all day. While I froze fingers delivering Christmas cards to friends and neighbours on my… Continue Reading

  • A Cold Blast from the North.

    30/11/20 UK deaths: 205.  Current Market Harborough infections: 448.  Down from last week: 237. Officially, Santa will not have to wear a mask in grottoes this Christmas, as long as he is operating in a ‘Covid-secure’ way, Downing Street said today. I have it on good authority (from Mrs. Claus) that Mr. Corona-virus is officially on the… Continue Reading