The sun has shone all day and it’s been baking hot. I took a walk up my hill with everything dancing in the summer heat; five swifts were skimming the rooftops, a pair of goldfinches were flitting on a wall and allowed me to get really close and a hedge was a cacophony of gossiping hedge sparrows.
I love summer.
Along one stretch of a bit of the unmown verge there were beautiful orchid emerging! Along with the blue speedwell, pink cranesbill, white hedge-parsley and bright yellow buttercups they made a pretty picture.
Back home I’ve been playing some Gang of Four and writing captions for the photos for my Harper book. That took me all day. I did not even get to sit out in the garden with a G&T and read for a bit! It’s a hard life being a writer!!
The book is complete. The proofs have been read. The photos selected and written. It could go to the printers this week!!
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, our useless clown of a PM appears to go through life unscathed. It’s unbelievable really. You look back through all his jobs at a long litany of mistakes, laziness and incompetence – yet he is forgiven and it is all forgotten. What does it take? Do we have to have Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe dead before he admits he was wrong? Do we need the Indian variant killing another ten thousand before he apologises for allowing it in?
Sadly people seem to ignore the facts and vote with their glands. There is nothing rational about it.
Trump, Johnson, Orban, Erdogan and Modi have all been disasters – but try telling that to their gullible, irrational supporters!!
I think we’ve gone through a cosmic cloud of idiot gas.
So, because they allowed all those hundreds of thousands in from India we have a mad dash to get vaccinated. Over 21s can get vaccinated now and they are paving the way for the 12-17 year-olds.
The sooner we achieve herd immunity the better. In the meantime the older unvaccinated are at severe risk. The third wave is underway. The numbers of new cases soared to over 9000 yesterday. We just have to hope it doesn’t translate into hospital cases and deaths or we’re in real trouble.
I see Dominic Cummings has released material with Johnson labelling Hancock as Hopeless Hancock. A bit of the pot calling the kettle black – though I quite like the alliteration.