POST LOCKDOWN Off to Portmeirion tomorrow, Oona is playing at a wedding and we become Prisoners for the day Day 167
And do you recognise this?
AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE I WILL STAY AT HOME, KEEP THE 2m RULE AND WEAR A FACE MASK
Staying at home! – STILL Protecting the NHS – STILL saving lives
I AM STILL Keeping safe
We have just finished watching ‘The Prisoner’ starring Patrick Mcgoohan which was in large part filmed in Portmeirion. I mentioned the 1966 World Cup final in yesterday’s blog, so more memory lane stuff from me. I think I saw it on a re-run in the ’70s and partly understood it. Today I think I enjoyed it more and appreciate the importance that Mcgoohan was placing on individuality and the right to rebel against oppression, authoritarianism and the establishment. You might say the story is unresolved as we never discover why ‘Number 6’ resigned from some shadowy job in security, but then again, do we always have to justify our actions to people, especially those we are supposed to be deferential too? Never was one for deference, people should earn respect.
We intend to look at the place afresh, perhaps through Number 6’s eyes.
Last year Oona and I were in Portmeirion playing for and photographing another wedding. At the time I knew it had been used for the TV series but much lost in my memories. Here are some images of a pre-covid Portmeirion.
I like that catch phrase for the character. ‘I am not a number, I am a free man’. Perhaps this Government needs to look beyond the numbers, Johnson should meet some of the bereaved as he said he would but has now ‘U-turned’ about.
Welsh Government’s Guidance on weddings and civil partnerships can be found here, must get around to reviewing it:
https://gov.wales/guidance-marriages-and-civil… and the frequently asked questions at: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance…
To read the current Government guidance on getting married in England please follow this link: COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships.
You may also want to read the frequently asked questions sections of the guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do.
Other matters today:
- More housework to do, slowly catching up..
- Oona’s leg looks to be improving, need to get out for some fresh air.
- Write this blog.