19th May 2020 – Coronavirus LOCKDOWN Day 57 in the UK

Coronavirus LOCKDOWN – Day 57

Snap lock hinge on a glasses case.
This lovely abstract is a close up of my glasses case snap lock hinge. Who knew!

Stay at home – Protect the NHS – Save lives

Keep safe

When I started this blog many years ago I was going to keep it to just photography. However, life and politics cannot be separated, and coronavirus and lockdown meant things had to come together, it became impossible to think about doing a job I love and the decisions the government were making that affected that so directly.

I am extremely critical of the government and the way it has handled the crisis. They have actually made it worse, with more people dying than had to, and have made the likelihood of really getting back to work safely more remote than it also needed to be.

I fear this country is going to miss an opportunity to reset the social contract between people and government. Where are the big thinkers? Where are the persuaders? After the last world war we had Nai Bevan and others that made a massive material difference to ordinary people’s lives creating a welfare state and national Health. If you are not sure who Bevan was read this article in the Independent: How Aneurin Bevan created our beloved health service. It is only recently that I discovered the history of the post war government of which Bevan was a member. It is not taught in School, a pity, but that is the establishment for you, ‘conservative’. Johnson and company have no big ideas, nothing that can really change things for the better, not in their interests.

Where is the leadership?

My life:

  1. We did Adriene’s ‘bedtime yoga sequence’, tougher than I thought it was going to be. Here is the link for this months calendar. Today’s was about stress relief and I enjoyed the stretching.
  2. Power walk rest day.
  3. I was DIYing again a lot today, real progress made.
  4. Yesterday I posted pictures of weddings photographed in more far flung places. Chester itself is of course a great place to get married with numerous venues available. Here are a few.
    Wedding party walk the streets of Chester.
    Walking from the Town Hall Ceremony to Blossom’s Hotel reception.
    Churchill House wedding venue in Chester.
    Churchill House overlooking the Dee from this balcony.
    Grosvenor Hotel Chester wedding.
    The Grosvenor Hotel in Chester is popular with many.
    Abbots Well heart shaped group photograph.
    A heart shaped group photograph which was really for the drone fly over. Abbots Well.
    Oddfellows Chester wedding ceremony.
    Candlelit wedding aisle at Oddfellows. Interesting frieze. Oona also in attendance.
    Vintage bus with bride and groom.
    The vintage bus people kindly allowed us a few shots outside Chester Town Hall.
    Wedding at Chester Town Hall.
    Chester Town Hall wedding reception.
  5. Write this blog.

Spent all day with Oona. We have decided to read more in the evening in the hope of sleeping better. First evening for this so we shall see.

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