Into the dog-days of Summer. The sun is still warm but we’re into cloudy, showery weather as Autumn fast approaches. Our walk up the hill was pleasant apart from twice being rained on. But I’m still in shorts and sandals. We cannot grumble about the weather. I seem to have been in shorts and sandals all year. We started the year in Brazil and came back with a month of cold before May took us into the heat. June, July and August have been a bit up and down but we’ve had four months of good weather. It has certainly made dealing with this virus a lot easier. We’ve been outside a lot and going for long walks.
Today has been good. I’ve been for another 10K walk, played some Pirates and rewritten ten pages. I’m now watching the cricket with a beer. All good stuff.
They think Johnson is on holiday. No-one’s sure. It’s hard to tell the difference. Meanwhile, his cabinet are incompetently working their way through crisis after crisis. Our infection rate is going up again – 1033 new cases – with places like Leeds looking to go back into lockdown. With schools meant to be going back in two weeks time, we’re running short of time to bring in strategies for how it can be carried out safely. With Dido Harding in charge of the new Health response (yes – the one who made a balls-up on Track and Trace) I’m sure everything will go brilliantly.
Never have we had such a bunch of incompetent twats. No doubt they’ll carry on dishing out contracts to their mates as the need arises.
Nobody in the country is sure what the rules are anymore. Is it two metres or one metre? Who has to wear masks and where? A lot of people have given up bothering.
In the States people are still following Trump’s daft example – social distancing is an infringement of rights, facemasks are a commie plot – if in doubt, buy a gun. He’s still peddling untested cures and trying to make out that it’ll be over soon. Sorry Trumpy, the WHO estimates two years. With another 49,743 cases and 1113 deaths (perhaps a number of people wished they had socially distanced) and the rate going up still is looks like you don’t know what you are talking about.
In Brazil, the other populist twerp is looking at another 30,355 cases and 1054 deaths.
The question you have to ask is how long is it going to take before these idiotic leaders start taking it seriously and showing some real leadership. I don’t think they are capable of it!
So I’m completing my 151st day of isolation by watching a bit more cricket!
Take care everybody – and remember – never vote for a populist fool. They are all mouth and not a clue. (maybe Johnson will be back off holiday next week? – how will we tell?)