Covid Nurse’s Film Festival Alone in Lighthouse
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Monday 8th February 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Today’s post ties up two previous posts. One about winning tome in a lighthouse for the length of the Goteborg Film Festival. And the fiction book The Angel of Eddystone by Luke McEwen.
Swedish Covid nurse to watch entire film festival alone in lighthouse.
Pater Noster lighthouse on Hamneskär island
A Swedish nurse has won a competition to watch the entire 60-movie programme of the Goteborg Film Festival from a lighthouse on an isolated island off the coast of Sweden.
Lisa Enroth beat 12,000 film fans from around the world who applied.
The nurse, who has worked on Covid-19 wards during the pandemic, said she hoped to enjoy “being part of a totally different kind of reality for a week”.
Festival organisers were forced to curtail the festival by the pandemic.
There will be no screenings in cinemas – instead, the entire programme will be streamed online.
Organisers said they were searching for a genuine movie fan that was emotionally and psychologically up to the task, the BBC’s Maddy Savage reports from Stockholm.
Ms Enroth, who said she has been “drained of energy” due to the pandemic, will spend a week living alone in the Pater Noster lighthouse on Hamneskar island, without a phone, computer, books or any other form of entertainment.
“The wind, the sea, the possibility of being part of a totally different kind of reality for a week – all this is really attractive,” the nurse said.
She usually lives in Skovde, a small city east of Goteborg, where she is part of a local movie club.
On Saturday morning, Ms Enroth was taken by boat to the island, which lies off the coast near Marstrand. She will be posting a daily video diary.
Festival CEO Mirja Wester said it felt right to give the unique opportunity to one of the many heroes working in healthcare during the pandemic.
TOP TEN OF THE DAY
TOP TEN TALLEST BRITISH LIGHTHOUSES
1 – Bishop Rock, Scilly Isles (Approximate Height: 161 ft)
2 – Eddystone, English Channel (Approximate Height: 160 ft)
3 – Skerryvore, Anglesey (Approximate Height: 157 ft)
4 – Chicken Rock, Calf of Man (Approximate Height: 144 ft)
5-Beachy Head, East Sussex (Approximate Height: 141 ft)
6 – Dungeness, Kent (Approximate Height: 141 ft)
7 – North Ronaldsay, Orkney (Approximate Height:138 ft)
8 – The Smalls, Dyfed (Approximate Height: 135 ft)
9 – Tarbat Ness, Ross and Cromarty (Approximate Height: 135 ft)
10 – Portland, Dorset (Approximate Height: 134 ft)
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”
— Satchel Paige
Happiness is…living in a lighthouse
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Take my advice — I’m not using it.
A time to read about an isolated life living in a lighthouse…A time to actually live in a lighthouse.
8th February 1952 English Royalty Queen Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen at a ceremony in St James’s Palace, London.
8th February 1925 Jack Lemmon is born Actor Jack Lemmon is born in Newton, Massachusetts.
8th February 1587 Scottish Royalty Mary Queen of Scots, is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
LITTLE NUMBERS: SOME HORRBLE SOME NICE
Total Cases 3,945,680 Latest Daily Figure 15,845
People in Hospital 29,326 Change on Day -1,212
Total deaths 112,465 New Deaths 24 Hr Period 373
Total 1st Vaccine Dose 12,014,288 Latest Daily Figure 549,078
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