jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 22nd July 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 120 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Monday 20th June 2020
A British woman who was unaware she was pregnant gave birth to a baby girl at her boyfriend’s apartment in Amsterdam. Charlotte Wheeler-Smith had just taken part in a seven-kilometre run through the city when she went into labour. Earlier in the day she had consulted with a doctor because of stomach problems but was told it was probably just flatulence or irritable bowel syndrome.
ON THIS DAY and
20th July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to ever walk on The Moon
51 years ago, mankind achieved a truly momentous feat. NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed man on The Moon. Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the lunar satellite, with his colleague and friend ‘Buzz’ Aldrin not far behind him. As the two men padded about, took rock samples and shot some golf, the world watch on in awe.
22nd July 1965: The classic song Mr. Tambourine Man hits the top spot
It’s one of the most famous and well-regarded songs ever written. Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds is instantly recognisable and hit number one in the UK charts in this week in 1965, staying there for just a fortnight.
22nd July 2013: Prince George is born in London
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first son into the world back in July of 2013. Prince George was born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, just as his brother Louis and sister Charlotte would be.
22nd July 1979: I Don’t Like Mondays reaches number one
The Boomtown Rats, an Irish group famously fronted by Live Aid’s Bob Geldof, released their biggest ever hit – a song called I Don’t Like Mondays – in July of 1979. The earworm track stayed at the top of the charts for a full 4 weeks. Despite its catchy tune, the song actually tackles a pretty weighty issue – the Cleveland Elementary School shooting in San Diego that occurred in January of ’79.
25th July 2000: ‘CONCORDE EXPLODES’
Two decades ago, a Concorde crashed mere minutes after taking off from Charles de Gaulle airport just outside of Paris. The disaster killed 113. Concorde would only fly for another three years before the fleet would be retired forever
25th July 1978: Britain’s very first test tube baby, Louise, is born
41 years ago this very week, the UK’s first ever test tube baby was born. Louise Brown was delivered by the brilliant scientist Patrick Steptoe by Caesarean section. Louise was born a healthy 5lbs 12oz.
26th July 1745: The first ever women’s cricket match takes place
Back during this week in 1745, some 275 years ago, the very first ever recorded women’s cricket match was played on a field near the Surrey town of Guildford.
26th July 1943: Rolling Stone Mick Jagger is born
Sir Michael Philip Jagger, rock ‘n’ roll royalty was born on the 26th of July 1943. He’d go on to become one of music’s biggest icons
Sherrie Hewson recounted a good lockdown story in her Yours Magazine column.
“On my walk every day I pass a neighbour’s house. She’d left a box outside her gate with old DVDs in and a notice saying: ‘Please take them’. After a couple of days most of them had gone and as a result of that, she put more out over another few days. On the fourth day she went out in the morning to fill up the empty box only to find all the DVDs had been returned, plus others. People had taken the ones they wanted to watch for their children and themselves, then brought them all back plus ones of their own they didn’t want, so our lovely neighbour ended up with twice as many as she started out with! She could open up a shop!”
A first-class lockdown story.
As it was a Monday, I was working on the Children’s Coronabobs Times magazine. The vicar called round with a heap of letters he wishes me to send out to the Parish News Subscribers. I have to perform a mail sort job.
He asked me if I was gardening. He thought I had old trousers on. They were just my everyday wear trousers. I guess it’s time to invest in some new trousers.
Last night we watched Devon and Cornwall on Channel 4. Although a repeat a fantastic programme. They featured Widdecombe Fair, which is so high on my bucket list. And this year it was due to be held on our Wedding Anniversary. Sadly. due to Coronavirus it is cancelled.
We also watched One Man and His Campervan Series 1 Episode 5: Northumberland – Martin visits Holy Island and joins local fishermen Sean and Richard on a quest to pick up fresh lobster for a campervan feast. Also he picked up a local honeycomb for a Honeycomb Lemon Meringue Pie.
We love Holy Island and these two meals.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Life has a much bigger plan for you. Happiness is part of that plan. Health is part of that plan. Stability is part of that plan. Constant struggle is not.”
— Kris Carr.
Happiness is…dancing on the moon.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
My local dress alteration company is really fast. Tailor swift.
Love is…your anchor.
5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
We are grateful Lockdown gives us a time…
- A time for a 7 Km run…A time to give birth
- A time for Mr Tambourine Man to be No.1…A time for I Don’t Like Monday’s to be No.1
- A time not to like Mondays…A time to enjoy Mondays
- A time to orbit the moon in a space capsule…A time to walk on the moon
- A time to visit Lindisfarne…A time to visit Widdecombe Fair
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVEREST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 107 16 Times – 144 Feet Cumulative Total 16,011 Feet
HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBERS
Country Confirmed cases Deaths
1 US 3,902,058 142,066
2 Brazil 2,159,654 81,487
3 UK 297,389 45,507
4 Mexico 356,255 40,400
5 Italy 244,752 35,073
6 France 203,836 30,059
7 India 1,193,078 28,732
8 Spain 266,194 28,424
9 Iran 278,827 14,634
10 Peru 362,087 13,579
UK deaths yesterday 104
Global cases Updated 22 Jul at 06:44 local
Confirmed 14,906,602 +298,085
Deaths 615,754 +7,334
Recovered 8,434,666 +233,150
COVID-19 deaths worldwide per one million population as of July 21, 2020, by country
Confirmed deaths (absolute) Population (in millions) Deaths per million
Belgium 9,805 11.42 858.43
United Kingdom 45,312 66.49 681.50
Spain 28,422 46.72 608.30
Italy 35,058 60.43 580.13
Sweden 5,639 10.18 553.76
Chile 8,503 18.73 454.00
France 30,180 66.99 450.53
USA 140,716 327.17 430.10
Peru 13,187 31.99 412.23
Brazil 80,120 209.47 382.49
Ireland 1,753 4.85 361.18
Netherlands 6,136 17.23 356.10
Mexico 39,485 126.19 312.90
Germany 9,094 82.93 109.66
South Africa 5,173 57.78 89.53
Russia 12,408 144.48 85.88
India 28,082 1,352.62 20.76
Japan 988 126.53 7.81
Australia 126 24.99 5.04
New Zealand 22 4.86 4.5
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