jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 11th August 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 140 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Sunday 9th August 2020
Today sees 140 days of Self-isolation for us. Here are a few bits I have caught in my net.
Jet can fly from London to New York in 90 minutes
Virgin Galactic has developed a supersonic business jet that will fly at three times the speed of sound, taking passengers from London to New York in just 90 minutes. The jet, which has had input from Rolls Royce and Nasa, would fly between nine and 19 passengers and crew at an altitude of over 60,000ft (18.2km). Richard Branson’s company posted a $60m (£45.9m) loss in the first quarter of 2020.
Sun, sea and Skegness. Some 14 million adults in Britain intend to take a holiday in the country before the end of September as hopes rise for a new lease of life in England’s seaside resorts. Tourist board VisitBritain reports rising interest in domestic travel from families with young children, who — prior to the pandemic — would have gone abroad. In the first half of July, lastminute.com reported that Skegness had an 800% increase in bookings on its site year-on-year. Last week, Tui extended its cancelation of trips to Spain and its islands in response to government quarantine measures. Daily Mail
Changes in lifestyle could delay or even prevent dementia, according to a new report. Experts say that excessive drinking, exposure to air pollution and head injuries all increase a person’s risk of dementia, adding that up to 40% of dementia cases could be delayed or prevented by addressing 12 lifestyle practices. Dementia is potentially preventable, and we reveal how in the wellbeing lesson of 10/10.
Tonight, we tried to watch the Oscar winning film “Three Billboards.” But as with many films and TV programmes I had to give up on it because I could not hear it. As usual with me it was not the loudness but the clarity of the actors’ voices. Thy spoke so fast running words and sentences into one another. And the American drawl and accent I just cannot hear.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” —Seneca
Happiness is… London to New York in just 90 minutes
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I lost my daughter’s cosmetics bag… I wonder how I’ll make up for this mistake.
Love is…what helps you over troubled water.
5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
We are grateful Lockdown gives us a time…
- A time to travel by slow boat London to New York…A time to travel fast plane London to New York in 90 minutes, 3 times speed of sound.
- A time to visit Spanish Islands for holidays…A time to visit Skegness for holidays.
- A time to for old lifestyles…A time to find new and improved lifestyles.
- A time to choose a Summer book to read…A time to listen to a Summer track
- A time for hot bright sunshine in crystal blue skies…A time to accept the thunder lightning and pouring rain from the battleship grey stormy skies
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVEREST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 127 18 Times – 144 Feet Cumulative Total 18,873 Feet
- 03 - Seaside Shuffle Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs 2:40
- Here Comes The Sun Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 3:00
- 05 - Cruel Summer
HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBERS
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