Here I am – 486 days later – still isolating, still not having had the virus. Who could have predicted that a year and a half ago??
I look back on life before Covid; it was so easy going, so free and easy. The thought of disease was a distant consideration. Now we are aware all the time. It’s as if covid has intruded into every crevice of our lives. You pass people on the street and you automatically move out of the way. You go into a shop, put on your mask. You are weighing up every risk. It has intruded into every aspect. We hardly see friends and relatives. We have just started to meet up and go out and Freedom Day has put us back inside the house.
Our life has become a bubble. What was liberating and energising has become depressing. Our lives have slipped into a routine!! Not great!
Today I have been editing, sorting photos and working on layout for the second Harper book. I’m not sure any non-writer would understand the sheer number of hours that go into producing a book. Sometimes you spend hours on some trivial bit. It gets frustrating but I enjoy it. I enjoy immersing myself in a project, solving problems and writing. Being creative is not a bad way to spend your life.
The antidote to Tories.
It’s been a joy listening to Pete Green again. Where would we be without music?
I’ve taken to working most of the day and then taking a late afternoon walk. It’s more productive that way. It was very pleasant up my hill with the butterflies, bees and flowers.
Meanwhile, out in coronaland where the clown plays with power all is not so good. Brexit is ripping the union apart and loading us up with red tape, costing us a fortune and putting people out of work. A price worth paying?? No way!! Covid has decimated the economy, killed a hundred and thirty thousand and changed our whole universe. We are no longer free to travel or go to gigs. Everything requires thinking through.
It makes me furious to see how poorly both of this major events have been handled and the lack of culpability. I think these morons who have been leading us into the valley of death need locking up and stripping of all they own. They have been disastrous. What makes me even angrier is that a good percentage of the population have been utterly taken in by their propaganda machine and think they have done OK.
The good news is that the daily number of cases appears to be going down. I remain skeptical. I think all this mingling will cause the rate to rise. The vaccination levels are having a big effect – but even so. I’ll watch with interest and remain in isolation. I think the effect of the easing of restrictions will take a while to come through. One worrying trend is that a lot of young people are becoming seriously ill in hospital. The Johnson variant, previously known as the Indian variant, that he deliberately allowed into the country in a vain attempt to get a trade deal with India, is much more serious and is causing havoc.
What a lazy imbecile this PM is!! He didn’t even secure a deal!! How many billion has that blunder cost us?
We are now widely seen by the world as a breeding ground for new variants – a high rate of infection and partially vaccinated population. They’ll hold us to blame if something new and devastating grows out of this experiment. It’s dicing with death.
The cost of Johnson’s blunders will have the country paying for decades – and I bet I know which stratas of society will pick up the bill!!
Stay safe!!! Johnson has it sorted!! Ha ha!!