CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 120 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 20.7.2020 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.


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.




“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.


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…

  1. A time for a 7 Km run…A time to give birth
  2. A time for Mr Tambourine Man to be No.1…A time for I Don’t Like Monday’s to be No.1
  3. A time not to like Mondays…A time to enjoy Mondays
  4. A time to orbit the moon in a space capsule…A time to walk on the moon
  5. A time to visit Lindisfarne…A time to visit Widdecombe Fair


DAY 107        16 Times – 144 Feet              Cumulative Total 16,011 Feet



                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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