Saturday, June 13, 2020, Day 90, Week 13, Month 4 of Self Isolation.

The New Way of Life

I went out for a walk today with my daughter and granddaughter, little A. It meant so much. Little A was so forgiving. We picked up exactly where we left off 3 months ago. She was so excited to see us. Didn’t bear a grudge about the fact that we’ve dropped her like a hot potato since March. It made me think about how time doesn’t really mean anything to toddlers. M greeted her from a distance and behind the front gate. She ran to him waving and squealing in delight. “Dopsy! Dopsy!” She calls him Dopsy as she struggle with Popsy, his preferred grandparent diminutive.

Also, had a  lovely long time with son and his partner in Sweden. Most of the conversation was about #blacklivesmatter and about when we might all be able to get away again. Sweden and the UK are two countries that others are least likely to welcome back over their borders. The UK because of our persistently high numbers of infections and Sweden because of their laisse faire attitude to lock down and social distancing.

We had a bit of thunder today. A bit, but not enough for me. I love a good thunderstorm.

I cooked our weekly curry tonight instead of Friday this week. Lamb Dopiaza, Chana Masala and Naan stuffed with garlic, chili and paneer.

The News

Rugby restarted in New Zealand today. We’re really missing rugby and sport in general. This week we should have been at the cricket (West Indies v England) and the Nature Valley Tennis Tournament in Edgbaston. This year we had tickets for the final day. Football is due to start soon – we don’t like football – I would go so far as to say I hate it, largely because of the fans – but we’re seriously thinking about watching it – just to be able to watch live sport.

The far-right hooligans have crawled out from under their stones in London for their version of “protecting British monuments and statues, which essentially consisted of rioting, attacking the police and peaceful BLM protestors.

Similar scenes played out in Paris.

A fresh outbreak in a market in Beijing has triggered fears of a second wave in China.

The Numbers

151 deaths, total 41,279.

1,266 new cases.



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