CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 76 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 30.5.2020 BLOG 1st June 2020

CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 76 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Saturday 30th May 2020

Thirsk woman, 99, to stand 100 times for son’s hospice

Joyce Richardson said she was “standing up” for Herriot Hospice Homecare because she wanted to help other people on her birthday

A woman who struggles to stand up will aim to do it 100 times before her 100th birthday in June to raise money for the hospice which cared for her dying son.

Joyce Richardson, who served in the Women’s Land Army during World War Two, nearly lost the use of her legs after developing sepsis last year.

She set herself the challenge to raise money for Herriot Hospice Homecare.

The great-great grandmother said she wanted to thank the charity for “the wonderful support” her family received.

Mrs Richardson, from Thirsk, North Yorkshire, said: “It may not seem much to most people but, believe you me, hauling myself up out of the chair is a huge struggle every time.”

During World War Two, Mrs Richardson served in the Women’s Land Army in Ripon

Shortly after her 99th birthday, Mrs Richardson developed sepsis and had to be treated in hospital.

Since then she has struggled with the use of her legs and cannot stand for any length of time.

However, ahead of her milestone birthday next month, Mrs Richardson aims to stand 100 times for 10 seconds each time.

She is raising funds through a Justgiving page, where she shared a picture of herself as a 21-year-old in the Women’s Land Army in 1941.

Mrs Richardson added: “The challenge would have been easy for me too, in those days.”

The Women’s Land Army provided extra agricultural labour to prevent food shortages

Herriot Hospice Homecare looks after patients with life-limiting illnesses in the Hambleton and Richmondshire areas.

Mrs Richardson’s eldest son Gill, 74, was cared for by the charity before his death in October last year.

The 99-year-old set out to raise £1,000 for the charity and has already received more than £3,500 in donations. Chief executive Tony Collins said: “We’d like to wish Joyce a wonderful and very happy 100th birthday, and send lots of good luck for the remainder of her challenge.”

Gaga & Ariana debut at Number 1 and break chart record!

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande storm to Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart with Rain On Me.

Notching up 70,000 chart sales to seize Number 1 from last week’s leader, DaBaby’s Rockstar ft. Roddy Ricch, Rain On Me claims the biggest ever opening week streaming numbers by an all-female collaboration in the UK, with 8.1 million plays in seven days. It’s also Gaga’s first single to debut at Number 1.

Further down, Think About Things by Icelandic singer Daði Freyr, Iceland’s Eurovision entry for the cancelled 2020 contest and now a viral hit on TikTok, climbs nine place to enter the Top 40 at Number. Finally, Who’s That What’s That by 19-year-old UK newcomer Niko B (real name Tom Austin) debuts at Number 39.

Apparently, this Spring has been the sunniest since records have been kept. Yes!!! And haven’t we felt the benefit of it through lockdown.

Yesterday was sunny, really sunny, but breezy too which gave a good temperature.

We walked locally last evening and visited the Co-op for fun. Did 3.5 miles. Next we watched First Dates Hotel on the Amalfi Coast. Oh how I want to be on the Amalfi Coast.





We don’t know what will happen next with coronavirus, so take things slow.

Taking it one day at a time.


Happiness is…listening to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s Rain On Me no matter what the format.


I got a new pair of gloves today, but they’re both ‘lefts’ which, on the one hand, is great, but on the other, it’s just not right.


Love is…how you see him/her

5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus

We are grateful  Lockdown gives us  a time…

  1. A time to stand up…a time to sit down
  2. A time to stream…a time to buy a traditional vinyl record
  3. A time to eat McDonalds…a time to eat lobster
  4. A time to be cautious…a time to throw caution to the wind
  5. A time to fly high in the sky…a time to keep your feet fixed firmly on the ground


DAY 56        18 Times – 162 Feet Cumulative Total 8,433 Feet



Country                 Confirmed cases  Deaths

1              US                          1,790,191              104,383

2              UK                         276,156                 38,571

3              Italy                      232,997                 33,415

4              Brazil                    514,849                 29,314

5              France                   185,979                 28,754

6              Spain                     239,479                 27,127

7              Mexico                 90,664                   9,930

8              Belgium                58,517                   9,486

9              Germany              183,508                 8,546

10           Iran                       154,445                 7,878


UK deaths yesterday 113


Global cases         Updated 1 Jun at 14:06 local

Confirmed            6,152,160              +76,374

Deaths                   371,700                 +2,171

Recovered             2,637,496              +65,699



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