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admin on November 24th, 2020

Had a call this morning to say that another one of my friends I went to school with has died in hospital early this morning. We don’t know the circumstances but we do know he was in the Covid ward. He had been admitted after a fall so we don’t know yet if he died […]

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admin on November 23rd, 2020

Today it was announced that a new Covid vaccine developed at Oxford University, has past its tests subject to legal scrutiny and is looking very successful. The Govt have ordered 100 million doses for use here and abroad. Along with the previous two now available it is expected that some high risk groups will receive […]

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admin on November 22nd, 2020

Now visits to see Mum have been suspended, lockdown is becoming very quiet. The entire population is on tenterhooks waiting for the Govt to decide if there will be a holiday break from restrictions over Christmas. Today all four UK countries met to discuss an agreed arrangement, apparently something will be announced this coming week. […]

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admin on November 21st, 2020

Stayed at home today, no cycling or running, just a quiet day to recover. So I spent all morning in the garden clearing and sweeping and a bit of planting and digging. Then I realised that my favourite car wash facility is closed in the lockdown so I did a complete clean inside and out […]

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admin on November 20th, 2020

Today I was contacted and told that Barty House will not from now be receiving any visitors due to the rapid increase in Covid cases across Kent. I was taken aback a bit as I thought they were doing so well in keeping the virus out. However, they did confirm that there have been no […]

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admin on November 19th, 2020

During the past few days I have been collecting items for the vulnerable and isolated. This is through a Maidstone charity called Involve. My Rotary friend Andy and I went to the Involve hub today where they had opened up so we could hand over the items collected. We each had a car load so […]

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admin on November 18th, 2020

A lovely day for my ride. Sun shining and up to 15 degrees.. in November! Met MikeB at Brenchley then off to coffee at Hartley. Only take aways allowed. I can understand the need for the general rule in lockdown but the cafe had a nice outdoor decking with tables and chairs but we were […]

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admin on November 17th, 2020

I took Sue to meet her birthday tree in Dering Wood today. After our delicious veggie sausage rolls and coffee at the Headcorn airfield cafe we went into the soggy Woodland Trust woods near Pluckley and found Grove 3. There we selected a tree. Sue liked the idea of a young tree, don’t know what […]

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admin on November 16th, 2020

Mum was waiting patiently for me as I was about 10 mins late due to Loose Rd blocked with traffic. After the usual “how are you, Mum?” I got the same usual 30 sec response.”Not a good day I was up in the night feeling dizzy” Once that was out of the way we had […]

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admin on November 15th, 2020

A wet and windy day brought more news of the loss of two great well known people. Entertainer Des O’Connor aged 88 and Liverpool and England football legend, Ray Clemence. He was only 72 and died of prostate cancer. Both sad losses and will be missed by millions. Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton who today has […]

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