• Vaccine II

    03/05/21 MAY BANK HOLIDAY – UK Deaths: 1. Harborough Infected: 14. The number of Covid-19 vaccines given out across the UK has passed 50 million. After a better night, poorly Alice seemed much brighter when we made a video call to the family during the evening. It seems she is well on the may to… Continue Reading

  • Goodbye Chilly April

    26/04/21 UK Deaths: 6. Harborough Infected: 10. The European Commission is taking legal action against AstraZeneca, accusing the firm of failing to respect its Covid-19 vaccine contract. Criminally pointless, this action is about saving face and not saving lives, the only lesson learnt by pharmaceutical companies will be to not  accept any future contracts with… Continue Reading

  • Nearly Normal.

    19/04/21 UK Deaths: 4. Harborough Infected: 13. Travel from India to the UK is being banned for non-UK and non-Irish citizens from 4am on Friday. More than 10 million people in the UK have now received their second dose of vaccine. Today quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand began. Today is Jamie’s birthday,… Continue Reading

  • Reopening goes viral?

    12/04/21 UK Deaths: 13. Harborough Infected: 49. Pub gardens, shops, hairdressers, gyms and zoos have reopened in England, as rules are eased. Shoppers flocked to the High Street, with long queues seen outside many retailers. Millions of Indians travel to celebrate Maha Kumbh Mela despite rising corona-virus rates, the month-long festival will see people travel… Continue Reading

  • A Princely Exit

    05/04/21 Easter Monday. UK Deaths: 26. Harborough Infected: 133.  We woke to snow flurries and a chilly wind. During the morning Sue was expecting to play Petanque with her U3A group, but  thankfully it was cancelled. During the afternoon she went to visit Doreen in her flat, she had been having trouble with smells emanating from the… Continue Reading

  • Is This Freedom?

    29/03/21 UK Deaths: 23. Harborough Infected: 105. Today, six people, or two families are able to meet up outside and in private gardens. The government has signed an agreement for up to 60 million doses of  the Noavax jab to be produced in the North East of England by GlaxoSmithKline. The UK  set a new daily vaccine… Continue Reading

  • Aye, eye!

    22/03/21 UK Deaths: 17. Harborough Infected: 70.  Last week I rang Leicester General Hospital for an appointment to investigate a problem I was having with the vision in my left eye. It was a re-occurrence of a problem I had a few years ago and was stabilised with several injections of Lucentis. Today, I caught the… Continue Reading

  • Nonsense

    15/03/21 UK Deaths: 64. Harborough Infected: 67. Germany and Italy joined Norway, Netherlands and Belgium in halting the use of AstraZeneca’s corona-virus vaccine after reported blood clotting incidents. Having listened on the BBC World Service to the Norwegian Medic responsible for pausing the vaccinations, admit that the incidents of blood clotting were normal occurrences in the population,… Continue Reading

  • Easing up on lock-down with Mother’s Day

    08/03/21 UK Deaths: 65. Harborough Infected: 75. The ‘Declaration to Travel’ form comes into effect today, with passengers travelling overseas from England now required to complete and carry the exit permit. Ellis and Lucas started back to school today, both will be having to two Covid tests a week; Ellis will be having his at… Continue Reading

  • Hmmmmm….

    01/03/21 UK Deaths: 104. Harborough Infected: 199. In a complete contrast to yesterday, we met up with Sarah, Lee and Alice in Welford for a short walk on a very misty and bitterly cold morning. Not surprisingly we met few people braving the miserable conditions on our 1.8 mile amble with a single Geocache find.… Continue Reading