Sorry, I’m struggling with a throbbing ankle tonight after too much walking today. I say walking, I mean a few laps of the shop. It isn’t impressive. When you think that in my teens I used to walk to a market town 13 miles away, eat my sandwiches and then come back the long way, this shows how much I have declined. It also shows I used to live in a flat part of the country.
I often thought about buying a bike and doing the run from land’s End to John O’Groats but it remained a daydream. If only…
Unfortunately I think this is now likely to remain a dream.
Christmas is now officially cancelled, and the nation is having to take holier than thou advice from a man with a father who has been photographed more than once flouting Covid guidelines and supported an adviser who did the same. It doesn’t sit well.
Even Julia, who is generally not one to bear a grudge, said the same. When you manage to upset her, you really are pushing your luck. I know this from experience.
I’ve been looking at government stats on vaccinations – at the rate we are going I’m more likely to die of old age than I am to be vaccinated. I think the government has worked out that if they allow those of us in the 45-65 age groups to suffer high Covid mortality it’s better for the pension scheme than keeping us going for another 20-30 years.
If I ever get round to planning a prize-winning blockbuster (because nobody ever plans to write a mediocre potboiler) I may use this as the main premise – a group of accountants releases a deadly virus to make up for deficiencies in the welfare state. I just need to find a reason why there is a hole in the finances – as they are accountants wine, women and song aren’t going to play a big part in their lives and it’s unlikely they put a billion on red in Monte Carlo.
Ah well, I’ll just have to see what my imagination comes up with over night…
At least Strictly Come Dancing ended well.
There was a lot of good dancing on Strictly this year. Much though I like and admire Bill Bailey, I don’t think that he was the best dancer. I realise that the best dancer doesn’t often win Strictly but I think it is a pity when they don’t.
I think that the government is quite happy to go fairly slowly on the expensive vaccines while they wait for the cheaper shots to come along.
Yes, I was forgetting the cost differential. That makes sense.
My one complaint about this season is that they were mostly good. I like the bad dancers.
I like the good ones. I thought the HRVY was great to watch as he could really glide smoothly across the floor. I can do that too of course, but only in my mind.
The mind is a great comfort at times. 🙂
Ooo! Ankles are nasty hope it is improving 😀 Their deficit could be due to over financing biological weapons due to a rumoured threat from the Chinese 😂😂
That would do nicely, and would be even more ironic if one of their own weapons caused the problem. Of course, any illness would have to include Diarrhoea (Julia made me look that up and edit original words) and a philosophical treatise on toilet roll…
At your cynical best. I do hope that ankle improves
Today has been a little more hopeful anklewise. I’m in balance now – it’s better, but still bad enough for me to nurse a grudge against fate – fertile blogging ground! 🙂
So sorry about your ankle! Very hard to press on when you are in pain. I haven’t even tried to figure out when I will qualify for a vaccine. I guess I will know when the time comes.
Today, it is getting better thanks. 🙂
Good luck with the vaccination – and keep isolating!
That’s good! We are doing our bit. Diligent about masks, social distancing, and washing our hands.
Now all you need is for everyone else to do the same. 🙂
As best I can tell, Rick and I will probably be in the third wave of vaccinations here. The major hospital in the area has received the vaccine, but limited doses to start. What time frame we get vaccine is unknown at this point.
They don’t seem to be going very fast here. A team at a football club in London is doing 350 a day. Not sure how many vaccinators you get in a team, but if it’s one that’s only 44 an hour. I suspect admin and chat are slowing them down. In an ideal world I’d have a constantly moving queue of people. someone ticking off names, somebody getting syringes ready and someone doing the injection. It’s a bout vaccinating large numbers, not about people having a pleasant experience.