It was flu vaccination day today. My original time was mid-morning but, before I could ring and ask for a change to an earlier time they sent me an earlier time. That was good, as it allowed me to get to work on time.

We arrived at 8.05 and by 8.10 we were on our way home. This was, I have to say, excellent service with a great turnout from the practice staff and a well thought out system.

It’s 8.40 now and I’m having a cup of tea before going to work.  I thought I’d write a quick post now because tonight we will be preparing for an epic journey to Leeds tomorrow. They are in lockdown, of sorts, as from last night but as Number One Son is moving to a new house we want to take some things up for him.

As I understand it, we can’t enter the house or garden to socialise but as long as he isn’t in the backyard (note to US readers, a yard in the UK is a small, generally cheerless enclosure with hard floors and walls) we can unload the furniture and things into the yard, leave and watch him emerge from the house to collect them.

After not socialising in the house or garden we can then go to the pub and stay there till 10,00 pm with a group of strangers who aren’t wearing masks.

It’s a little inconsistent, but that’s the way life is at the moment. No point moaning, just do our best and protect our own family. The best way to do that is to protect everybody, by sticking to the spirit of the regulations, It’s just sad that not everyone is taking that view.

Having said that, I wonder which academic hot-shot decided that it was a good idea to bring all the students back. Not someone who knows much about young people, I imagine. Of course they are going to party. If I was forty years younger I would be out there, knocking back a few beers, telling everyone that alcohol was a disinfectant and asking if anyone wanted to try a spot of social undistancing.

It’s not the students who are at fault, it’s the universities who wanted to get income from the accommodation.

Anyway, just look who they have for role models – full pubs and hypocritical politicians.

Rant over. Time for work. I’m going to add a general purpose, though hopefully tranquil photo as the system is jammed up again. See you later.


14 thoughts on “Vaccination!

  1. Lavinia Ross

    The variations in protocol from place to place and business to business can be daunting to negotiate. This has been a strange year all around, from the virus to the fires. Coupled with politics and world events, life is not easy for anyone right now.

      1. Lavinia Ross

        We have been getting rain, and the latest report is that they are close to actually containing the fire to the south of us. We are in no danger from it in our immediate area at this time. The fire to the north is still showing a large Level 3 evacuation area around it, but that is about an hour from here. So much depends on wind, weather and firefighting resources.

      2. Lavinia Ross

        It’s clear and cool this morning, the sun is yellow and the air is more like I remember it. Life doesn’t get better than that. 🙂

        Rick picked some of our own pinot noir yesterday, and I started a small batch of wine fermenting. 🙂

  2. Laurie Graves

    Yes, hope all goes well. And you are absolutely right about young people and social distancing. That’s not the way they roll. But, as you point out, the elders aren’t doing much better.


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