jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 17th May 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 61 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Friday 15Th May 2020
Why are men less likely to wear face masks?
A new study has found that men in the US are less likely to wear face masks. “Men more than women agree that wearing a face covering is shameful, not cool, a sign of weakness and a stigma; and these gender differences also mediate gender differences intentions to wear a face covering,” said a researcher.
Zoom sued after church meeting hacked with porn
A US church is suing Zoom after a hacker bombarded an online bible study with porn. During the class, arranged by the Saint Paulus Lutheran Church, in San Francisco, the computer screens of the mostly elderly attendees were “hijacked” and “control buttons disabled” while pornographic video was streamed, according to a federal lawsuit.
Diabetes sufferers one-quarter of UK’s Covid-19 deaths
One in four coronavirus deaths in hospitals are people who have diabetes, according to health service data. The NHS England report also shows that a fifth of those dying had dementia and a sixth had chronic pulmonary disease. Partha Kar, national speciality adviser for diabetes for the NHS, said it is now clear that diabetes increases the risk of dying from the infection.
Green-fingered wildlife consultant befriends cheeky robin in her garden during lockdown – and he even joins in her Zoom calls
Keen gardener Kate MacRae was stunned when a robin befriended her recently.
The little bird – who she has named Colin – has grown to trust Kate, from Lichfield.
The creature is now so tame, he’ll even perch on Kate’s phone as she chats online
Green-fingered Kate MacRae was stunned when a robin she had been feeding in her garden took their friendship to a whole new level.
The little bird – who she has named Colin – has grown to trust Kate, from Lichfield, Staffs, as the primary school teacher and wildlife consultant worked hard in her garden during lockdown.
And the creature is now so tame, he’ll even perch on Kate’s phone as she chats to her friends online.
Kate said: ‘Whenever I was in the garden, this little robin would appear, often coming very close to me.
‘I used to talk to him and started offering him some seeds. I wondered if he would come to my hand, so I bought some mealworms.
‘Within a couple of days, he would take them from my hand.
Kate says that her connection with Colin has been the highlight of her coronavirus lockdown
‘Before long, he was appearing the minute I went in the garden. If I ignored him, he would fly right in front of my face and alight just centimetres from me
‘He now looks out for me constantly, wherever I am. As soon as I turn the light on in the kitchen, he appears on a perch outside and waits for me to open the window to feed him.
‘He has a family somewhere, so keen to get as many mealworms as possible! He is feeding a family, so this is a driver to him wanting food.
Kate has taken many photographs of Colin the robin during lockdown.
‘This connection with Colin is the absolute highlight of my lock-down. I have been lucky enough to have spent way more time in my lovely wildlife garden, than I would normally have time to do.
‘I love photography and he has given me a chance to use my creative flair and develop my photography through this relationship.’
Kate, whose stunning garden has appeared on numerous TV programmes including BBC Springwatch and Countryfile, added: ‘I’ve always had a close relationship with the wildlife in my garden, but this robin really is something special.’
By AMELIA WYNNE FOR MAILONLINE
I had a superb day out in the garden 11.00am until 4.30pm. I was exhausted, but truly satisfied. I did the back hedge & lawn, but no robin came befriending me (Batman neether). The sun shone a little but overcast a lot of the day.
Mamma hit the pharmacy for me to pick up my 15 strong prescription reorder.
TV was excellent. World’s Most Scenic Railways took us on the South African Rovox Railway. Have I Got News for you brilliantly hosted by Jo Brand. And finally some good laughs with Gogglebox.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Be smart with your life decisions.
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Mary Schmich
Happiness is…when a Robin comes to call in your garden
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
A man goes into the hospital with 6 plastic horses up his bum. The doctors described his condition as stable.
Love is…two mugs together
5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
- Gives plenty of time for a coffee break
- Quietness in the world
- Gives time to smell the roses
- Gives new angles for comedy
- A time to sleep
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVERST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 41 14 Times – 126 Feet Cumulative Total 6,147 Feet
HORRIBLE LITTLE NUMBERS
Country Confirmed cases Deaths
1 US 1,467,884 88,754
2 UK 241,461 34,546
3 Italy 224,760 31,763
4 Spain 230,698 27,563
5 France 177,331 27,486
6 Brazil 233,511 15,662
7 Belgium 54,989 9,005
8 Germany 175,752 7,947
9 Iran 118,392 6,937
10 Canada 77,206 5,800
UK deaths yesterday 468
Global cases Updated 17 May at 09:10 local
Confirmed 4,635,830 +100,878
Deaths 311,821 +4,713
Recovered 1,693,685 +60,500
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