The scientist seem to be saying that we will avoid a third wave of the pandemic, let’s hope so. Unfortunately I am not so sure given the behaviour in the local last night. People started off on their tables of 6 but after a few drinks there was plenty if mixing between tables and social distancing went out of the window. Many of the patrons looked too young to have had the jab yet and they were the worst offenders. Hopefully being outside will have helped but it will be interesting to an eye on the infection rates on the next few weeks. The prices in our local have also increased sharply since the latest lockdown. We have a cheap and not so cheerful Merlot which has gone from £15 to £20. I know they have had a rough time of it, but if they want to encourage their regulars back regularly, this is not the way to go
I had my first jab yesterday (AZ). Felt fine for 12 hours but then went to bed and starting shaking, followed by feeling like crap all night. Barely slept and still had flu like symptoms this morning. Took some painkillers and am feeling a bit better now, but has anyone else had a nasty reaction?
An interesting documentary on the Blitz on BBC last night. We have all seen the footage of the devastating bombing but the personal stories really brought home the horror of the situation. The Government padlocked the gates of the underground stations at the start to prevent people from taking shelter so that the trains could continue to run. Public pressure out an end to it fortunately but it was interesting to see how badly prepared we were for the bombing campaign. The idea that everyone pulled together was shown to be hollow as anti-semitism reared its ugly head in the Rast End. Photographs in newspapers were doctored and censored as were news reports of the actual damage done and losses. Descriptions of the damage done to the casualties was horrific. My grandparents and parents rarely talked about the Blitz ( they live in London) and you can understand why when you watch this. Fortunately for us Hitler turned his attention towards Russia in 1941 because it is hard to see how London and the other major cities could have survived another prolonged bombing campaign.
So then, Poch at PSG. A wise career move or not? Clearly a step up from Spurs where he won hearts but didn’t win trophies. Does he have what it takes to bring them silverware or is this a nail in the coffin of another potentially great coach? How will players like Neymar deal with the high intensity, high press? I’m intrigued to see how this one plays out but have a feeling that Poch might have been better off at Old Trafford.
Infection rates are generally rising fast despite the tier systems so you can imagine the spike after the free for all Christmas period. Johnson obviously doesn’t want to be seen as a Grinch but by not closing down Christmas there will be a lot fewer people enjoying it with their loved ones next year. We are battening down the hatches this Christmas. I just hope that people are sensible and do the same. Sadly though I think people will just go for it and be damned.