• October Days

    15/10/20 After testing positive for corona-virus, 138 have died in the UK. There are 321 active cases in the Harborough area. Today, Matlock and most of the Peak District moved into local lock-down Tier 2. We were very lucky to avoid the restrictions by one day! Using four ‘raw bolts’ I spent the morning fixing… Continue Reading

  • More waterfalls and a past pandemic.

    06/10/20 After testing positive for corona-virus 76 have died in the UK. There are 184 active cases in the Harborough area. Today my new GPS arrived, my  12yr old  Active 10 has now been replaced by an Active 20. There was nothing wrong with the 10, just general wear and tear, it has been a… Continue Reading

  • Is this the new normal?

    25/09/20 After testing positive for corona-virus 34 have died in the UK. There are 181 active cases in the Harborough area. A chilly and windy day. During the morning I attempted to remove the heavy metal railing from the balcony in readiness to replace the top of the balustrade which had started to rot. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading

  • Walking to the Peak of Lockdown?

    12/09/20 After testing positive for corona-virus 8 people have died in the UK . There are 67 active cases in the Harborough area. 13/09/20 After testing positive for corona-virus 5 people have died in the UK. There are 78 active cases in the Harborough area. Today, the Rothwells invited the rest of the family over… Continue Reading

  • The Start of Autumn

    01/09/20 After testing positive for corona-virus 3 have died in the UK. During a warm and pleasant morning I picked 3 sacks of sweetcorn from the vegetable patch. This year I grew three different varieties of corn in the vain hope they will ripen at different times, but alas it has proved not to be… Continue Reading

  • Is this the end?

    With the death rate now bobbing along close to the base lane of the pandemic curve and production of an effective vaccine likely within six months or less, are we seeing the end to COVID-19? The Spanish Flu in 1918, ripped around the planet in several waves, eventually killing between 20-50 million unfortunate souls. We… Continue Reading

  • Rambling on.

    09/08/20 After testing positive for corona-virus 10 die in the UK. Sue rose at 5am and was at the gate for 6am attending the first Saddington car boot since last season. Naturally, there were strict rules in place on moving around the site and on approaching the stalls. She reported that unusually, only a few… Continue Reading

  • Pandemic Wandering

    Crewe Hall Hotel 04/08/20 After testing positive for corona-virus 89 have died in the UK. Two massive explosions – one of which appeared to be sparked by the other – have rocked Beirut, destroying buildings and causing a mushroom cloud to rise above the city’s skyline. Initial reports claimed the blasts were focused on the Lebanese… Continue Reading

  • New Normal?

    25/07/20 After testing positive for corona-virus 61 have died in the UK. The Government imposed an immediate two-week quarantine for anyone returning home from Spain, including its islands, last night following new outbreaks of corona-virus which prompted Spanish health officials to warn of a potential second wave of infections.  On a day of sunshine and… Continue Reading

  • Moving on……

    14/07/20 The UK has recorded 138 corona-virus deaths in the past 24 hours. the Government announced that people must have their nose and mouth covered when going shopping or risk a £100 fine from July 24. With concerns for security the government has banned the purchase of new Huawei equipment by UK telecoms operators from… Continue Reading