Freedom day plus three months

Restrictions were removed in England on 19th July – three months ago.  The number of daily cases now is around the same, so maybe we are not doing so bad? After “Freedom Day” the cases came down following the super spreading events of the world cup and festivals combined with the restrictions that had been … Read more

Covid – Cornwall’s Dip

Here is an excerpt from my very first post on Covid 19, back on 1st April 2020. My prediction is that the Conservative government will subcontract testing and tracking to a private company who is a sizeable Tory party donor, probably with links to MPs past and present. Selling off NHS for profit’: Full list … Read more


This is a follow on from a post three years ago “Education education education” Not much has changed. This caught my eye. David Willets, a former Tory MP and a current Tory Lord says that we need to increase the number of places at University to avoid our children getting low paid jobs. Now, is … Read more

More lessons from Cornwall.

In Cornwall, from mid September to now cases have risen from 2500 per million of population to 5000 OR 250 to 500 per 100,000. In the whole of England cases have risen from 270 to 380. so why is Cornwall worse? It is to do with the age distribution. In September the schools has just re-started … Read more

Back ups

The objective is to have at least two copies of everything on different machines. Everything except Photos I write stuff on my MacBook air. It is stored in a folder called Documents. This is the Apple standard folder that is linked to Icloud Drive. So anything in this folder is backed up in Icloud. I … Read more

UK compared

The government are proudly declaring their success in tackling the pandemic. So how are we doing compared to our neighbours? OK. co our case numbers are much higher, but our vaccination rates are higher than everyone else’s – right? Wrong! We have a worse than average vaccination rate compared to our neighbours.But that would mean … Read more

Herd Immunity

September was not as bad as it could have been and not as bad as expected. The number of new cases per week for the UK has levelled out, as has the death rate. The mortality remains around 0.5% so 1 in 200 people who have tested positive have died. The expected rise due to … Read more


Gas prices are rocketing. A lot of our electricity is supplied by gas turbines so we will see electricity prices surging soon. At the same time we have lost some capability to import electricity from Europe due to a fire. Fuel has been short at the pumps, for which the government are blaming a lack … Read more

Honda SH300i for Sale

Model:- Honda SH300i Year:- 2018, Mileage:- 11211 miles Engine:- 300cc (A2 licence required) Extras:- Puig Windshield, Honda top box, Honda heated grips. MOT’d Till:- Jan 2022 Price £2500 I bought the SH300i in March 2021 for I wanted a reliable scooter that I would ultimately become my only bike. But that would mean selling my … Read more

Muddling on

So we continue. The number of new reported COVID cases continue to increase, albeit slowly. Current average figures show :- 33,034 new cases per day, or a new case is reported every 23 seconds. 142 people die every day from Covid or one death every 10 minutes. 8000 people are in hospital 1000 people are … Read more