I was reminded by this Reddit thread that it was three years ago today that schools closed in Ireland because of a new virus that caused an illness called COVID-19. Later that week I started posting some of the news here in a series of blog posts. It didn’t last […]
Day 5 of Covid-19
I managed to avoid Covid-19 all this time, but on Monday afternoon I started to come down with what I thought was a bad cold. The first few hours on Monday evening were the worst, with a dull headache, shakes, coughing, fever and tiredness forcing me to bed early. I […]
How do you stay in touch when you can’t stay in touch during a Covid19 lockdown?
A week into 2021
Happy new year! As if living through a pandemic wasn’t bad enough, and Ireland is worse than ever with more than 7000 confirmed infections yesterday. Christmas and New Year celebrations really did a number on the country. Last night the US Capitol was stormed by Trump supporters. Check out Saul […]
Signs of the Pandemic
I can’t imagine going into a restaurant or pub for a long time still. The lockdown in Ireland has managed to reduce the infection rate of Covid19 in the country dramatically compared to levels last month but it hasn’t gone away. Unfortunately the lockdown itself has decimated many businesses and […]
Astronauts are the only strangers hugging
SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station and the first thing I notice is that they are probably one of the few groups of strangers on or off the planet who can safely hug right now.
How many cars are on the road?
If you go along to the Transport Infrastructure Ireland website right now you’ll find a map of Ireland with lots of green dots. These are the locations of cameras recording the volume of traffic on the road. It’s been interesting looking at some of the roads around Cork during the […]
Anyone for Takeaway Pints?
Along with what seemed like a large portion of the country I stayed in Dingle recently. The town was packed. We stayed in a B&B on the edge of town and every day around noon the road outside was a traffic jam of cars snaking through the town. Most people […]
5km From Home
From today people in Ireland (south of the border) can go up to 5km from home to exercise. The over 70s who have been cocooning at home are allowed out but warned to stay well away from anyone else. How far is 5km? Go visit this site and allow it […]
Some Good News
I have to say, Some Good News with John Krasinski is a breath of fresh air in this time of quarantine and isolation. John picks up on good news stories from around the world and you’ll have to have a heart of stone not to laugh or cry or both […]