• And the sap begins to rise.

    22/02/21 UK Deaths: 178. Harborough Infected: 171.  Boris Johnson revealed his ‘roadmap’ out of lockdwn;  pupils in England’s schools will return to class from March 8, from April 12 at the earliest shops, hairdressers, nail salons, libraries, outdoor attractions and outdoor hospitality venues such as beer gardens will be allowed to reopen and from June 21… Continue Reading

  • Pfizer Vaccine

    15/02/21 UK Deaths: 230. Harborough Infected: 205. The new variant of the corona-virus first detected in the UK last autumn is not only more infectious, but also 30-70% more deadly, based on a study by the UK government. As if by magic, our week long winter wonderland covering of  a white, powdery landscape was replaced… Continue Reading

  • A blast from the east.

    08/02/21 UK Deaths: 333. Harborough Infected: 355.  We woke to freezing temperatures and falling snow which continued throughout the day. Even a few brief sunny spells during the afternoon didn’t stop the snow flurries and a brisk breeze ensured that if we did dare venture outside, it wasn’t for long. Today was Mia’s sixth birthday… Continue Reading

  • Medieval Rambling

    01/02/21 UK Deaths: 406 Harborough Infected: 359. Residents in London and other parts of the UK will be offered urgent tests after more than 100 cases of the South African variant were detected. Last night I was idling my time on my laptop, looking for interesting features in the local landscape using an on-line Ordinance Survey mapping… Continue Reading