23rd January 2021 Flooded with water, flooded with mutations! Time to follow the Science. Day 303 since lockdown began in the UK

It has been snowing all morning here, beautiful to watch and to carefully walk in, but maybe not the bike today. Love the snow, the quiet, the peace, and in the past the skiing and après ski. It won’t help the flooding situation here in Chester or anywhere, perhaps a slight time-lag before the water reaches the rivers. I had intend to go out and see if there are an snow pictures to take but my tax return demands my attention. So glad to hear the USA is back on board with the Paris Climate Agreement, more sense from President Biden following the science in one day than four years of President Trump.

River Dee in flood in Chester, on The Groves.

Further good news this morning that my 87 year old mum got the coronavirus vaccination. I do not however like the way a delay has come into the system for the second dose, I want my mum as fully protected as possible at her age. We should have stuck with the approved original plan, that’s what the WHO (World Health Organization) and the BMA (British Medical Association) have said, it is what the science tells us. To get the information from source, follow the links.

Salt flats in Death Valley
There is water in Death Valley but not a drop to drink – all salty. Expect to see more of this in some parts of the world if Global Warming goes on.

As far as I know New Zealand is not suffering with new variants of the coronavirus the way we seem to be almost ‘plagued’. If you let the virus out into the community the way we did, and large numbers of people catch it then you are going to increase the chances of new mutations, some of which will be more virulent, and some less. One of those weaknesses of the ‘herd immunity’ proposers that never really got aired. And because we brought in the lockdown so slowly, and then easing it so many times we would appear to be reaping what we sow. We are finally closing the airports, but not compulsorily quarantining travelers the way other countries are doing. We are not paying people on low incomes to isolate as we have the lowest sick pay benefits of any ‘developed’ country and getting the £500 direct support money seems extraordinarily difficult to get. New Zealand of course, led by Jacinda Arden, locked down early and hard and now benefits from being able to truly relax in a ‘back to normal way’ although airports remain pretty much closed. Well done New Zealand for managing this pandemic. New Zealand seems to have followed the science. What have we been doing?

The Groves in Chester and happier times. I encourage couples to kiss, a bit of practice for the wedding day. The whole engagement shoot is about getting use to having me and a camera around them.

As always, just a few more of my thoughts.

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

Stay safe.

Welsh Government’s Guidance on weddings and civil partnerships can be found here:

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.

  1. Staying inside, cozy lockdown!
  2. Tax return, anyone?

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