2020-08-20 22:51:42 UTC
The weekend in Liverpool went the same way.
The visit to Rye went awry as the hotel burnt down and the relocated
wedding was postponed.
The Ring of Kerry never became unavailable and the first stop in Wales
did not want to open on the relevant evening!
Port and wine in Portugal was cancelled just before it became possible
to go there and come back.
Is anyone aware of anything wrong with Cumbria? Emergency holiday being
booked in record time.
And now the next foreign jaunt to Austria is under threat.
Do any of these overseas places really have a worse virus problem than
we do? I find it hard to believe. But then apparently we cannot count
the number dying accurately; we spend inordinate amounts not marking
exam papers but still everyone gets the wrong grades; the only
Specsavers is in Barnard Castle (that still rankles).
Apparently Grant Shapps is grateful that Hancock is still in the
cabinet. Hancock in turn is grateful that Williamson is a minister
again after getting sacked for (not) leaking. Meanwhile Boris is in a
tent in Scotland.
And the local Chinese restaurants. We were taking the family out last
Friday (10 of us) for a meal. Both local Chinese were not opening until
Monday this week. So we booked an Indian meal instead. Then one of the
Chinese restaurants rang back to say that they would open on Friday if
there were 10 of us. Bit late by then.
I hate to say it but I lived through flu epidemics in the fifties and
sixties which (whisper it quietly) killed more in a much smaller
population. And there was none of this nonsense.
Am I missing something?
Kosmo Richard W
Kosmo Richard W