• Living in Lockdown – 40

    29/06/20 UK corona-virus deaths rise by 25 to 43,575. Parents in England risk being fined if they do not send their children back to school when they reopen in September, the education secretary has warned. Greece has banned British tourists until July 15th. Italy will be banning all hand luggage on national and international flights into… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 37

    20/06/2 0 A further 128 people have died in the UK after contracting corona-virus, according to the latest figures released by the Government. Spain’s foreign minister has announced Brits will be able to holiday in Spain from Sunday – without having to quarantine. The UK and Spain are still in talks over whether Spanish visitors… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 34

    11/06/20 A further 151 people have died from corona-virus in the UK, bringing the official death total to 41,279. A wet and miserable day in Leicestershire. I saw hardly anyone during my morning cycle, it’s the way I like it. My daily forays are usually along  seldom tramped tracks and pathways, but since the pandemic, my… Continue Reading

  • Alice Thelma Price

    At 1.38am on Tuesday 2nd June 2020, Alice Thelma Price, weighing in at 7lbs 2oz, came into the world fit and healthy. Doesn’t she look gorgeous?    

  • Living in Lockdown – 30

    01/06/20 The number of people who have died in the UK  has increased by 111. Health experts have warned that the UK is not prepared for a second wave of the virus and that the new meet-up rules are “not supported by the science”. For the first time in two months, Spain has reported no… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown -27

    25/05/20 The UK corona-virus death toll across all settings has risen by 121, bringing the total to nearly 37,000. From June 1, outdoor markets and care showrooms could be reopened as soon as they are able to meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines, and all other non-essential retail from June 15 if the government’s tests are… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 22

    10/05/20 Boris Johnson in his broadcast to the nation says the UK is taking “the first careful steps” in easing the corona-virus lock-down, with people in England allowed to spend more leisure time outside from Wednesday. The government wants to “encourage people to take more and even unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise” – provided they… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown -19

    01/05/20 A number of reported cases of corona-virus patients relapsing after overcoming the disease were actually due to testing failures, South Korean scientists say. Researchers at the South Korean centre for disease control and prevention (CDC) now say it is impossible for the COVID-19 virus to reactivate in human bodies. Very good news, however (to… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 15

    18/04/20 Today was different. It rained heavily all night and was still pouring down this morning. On such a damp, cold and miserable day I suppose it is annoyingly appropriate that I felt poorly. Having experienced a mildly grumbling tummy over the past few days and being largely ignored, my innards decided to complain with… Continue Reading

  • Living in Lockdown – 14

    15/04/20 Today, a 99-year-old veteran who is raising funds for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden has hailed the public for their generosity as donations topped £7.5 million. Captain Tom Moore is on track to complete 100 of the 25-metre laps before he turns 100 on April 30. I cycled to Welham… Continue Reading