GEORGE’S BLOG AGED 4¾ – HAS ANYONE SEEN MY HOUR?

GEORGE’S BLOG AGED 4¾ – HAS ANYONE SEEN MY HOUR?

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG   Sunday 28th March 2021

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 GEORGE’S BLOG AGED 4¾ – HAS ANYONE SEEN MY HOUR?

Hi, George here. Welcome to my world. Now from Monday, 29th March you can come into my world as long as it is only in my Garden World (that sounds like a TV programme or garden centre) as long as we limit it to two households but a maximum of six persons.

Complicated isn’t it?

Just let the BBC remind us what we can do:

“People will be allowed to meet outside, either with one other household or within the “rule of six”, including in private gardens.

The stay-at-home rule will end, but the government will urge people to stay local as much as possible.

Outdoor sport facilities will reopen, including golf courses and tennis and basketball courts, and formally organised outdoor sports can restart.

Weddings can take place, attended by up to six people.”

Have you noticed how due to Covid-19 Boris Johnson is allowing new laws to slip through? I think he thinks people will not notice. He misjudged the likes of me though. I spotted his misdemeanours.

Before Covid-19 and Lockdown only 2 people could get married. It was called bigamy if more than two people married in the UK. But have you noticed how now it says, “Weddings can take place with up to six people”? Although with my experience of married people I think a marriage of two people is probably one person too many, anyway.

Dad will be pleased that he can play golf again and on top of that he will be even more pleased that he has an automatic excuse for playing badly. He will be able to say it is due to not being able to play and practice since the beginning of January.

So, what have I been doing over the last two weeks, from 14th March 2021 until 28th March 2021?

I can tell you the TOP 10 things I’ve not been doing:

  1. Going to see Nanny, Mamma and my Grandad’s.
  2. Going to see and playing with my Cousins: Rory, Ewan, Finley and Erin.
  3. Going to Smyths Toy Superstore at Lincoln or any other town.
  4. Going for swimming lessons.
  5. Going into an actual McDonalds Store and eating a Happy Meal whilst playing on their tablets.
  6. Going to the cinema
  7. Going to Soft play.
  8. Going to EuroDisney.
  9. Flying in an aeroplane to America. (I didn’t do that no times before Lockdown and the situation has not improved during Lockdown.)
  10. Playing in the snow. It’s just not snowed.

Bonus:  Having the paddling pool and water slide out.

We’ve had Red Nose Day and the 1st Day of Spring, and the Anniversary of the 1st Covid-19 Lockdown and, the Census along with 10 days of school. That’s 14 out of the 14 days scuppered without even beginning to think about and arranging any me time.

Talking about time. I woke up this morning… Grandad says that sounds as though I am starting to sing a Blues song! What is that guy on. I just don’t get him sometimes, in fact, most times, do you? Old age and senility, that’s what it is. Sad really.

Anyway, I really did wake up this morning at what I assumed was my normal 6.30am. It was sunny, birds chirping. A normal Happy, Easy like a Sunday Morning. Got downstairs and it is 7.30am.

Surely it had not taken me a whole hour to walk downstairs. I queried it with sister Freya.

She agreed the clock had been moved forward one hour.

We suddenly realised it was Dad winding us up. He’s a big joker our Dad. He’s playing an April Fool on us 4 days early to catch us out and it worked! Oh no!

We put on the TV to check the real time, but they had moved their clocks on one hour forward too.

So, my Dad had really gone to town on this one. He has loads of friends and obviously called in a few favours with his TV buddies.

Nice one, Dad. Well done, proud of you.

Then when Mum and Dad got up, about midday, we learnt it was not Dad but another National stunt. The Government, a.k.a. Boris Johnson had decreed the clocks should go forward one hour.

How was putting our clocks one hour forward going to help the pandemic in the grand scale of things? Sweet FA!

Ok, why stop at 1 hour why not make it interesting and make it 12 hours, so we end up starting school at 9.00pm and coming home at 3.15pm. We’d be able to meet all the school ghosts. Brilliant!

The problem is I have lost 1 hour of my life I will not get back. Is the government going to compensate me? They need to redirect some of the furlough cash or the £20 billion they threw away on Test and Trace.

As there is a 60 million plus population in the UK that’s 60 million hours of life lost. That’s an awful lot of Peppa Pig episodes.

Great, I thought, last Saturday. It is Saturday 20th March 2021. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and all because it is the 1st day of Spring.

And the sun shining, the birds singing and it being the first day of Spring can mean only one thing to a level minded sound human being. Yes, that’s right get out the paddling pool and the water slide! Bring it on.

But we waited and waited… and waited and there was just no sign of the paddling pool and the water slide.

Ok, Dad had worked all through Friday night, so he needed a bit of shut eye. It was a bit inconsiderate of him to go to bed and ignore our needs of the paddling pool and the water slide for our traditional 1st day of Spring Celebrations. But we are good kids and forgave him that.

But then, horror upon horrors he never got them out. Nor did Mum. We were one step from ringing Childline. Such a disgusting case of child neglect. They do not know as parents how close they came to being reported. It was only the fact that they bought us a McDonalds Happy Meal Take Away at the eleventh hour that saved them.

23rd March was a new day to celebrate this year. The Anniversary of the 1st Lockdown. There were bells rung, candles lit and a minute’s silence at 12 noon and torches shone on front doorsteps at 8.00pm. The torch shinning was exciting, not only did I get to stay up late for a school day but also got to use the torch on Mum’s phone. But what was disturbing is that I received no cards or gifts. Had I upset everyone or was it due to Covid-19 restrictions?

So, on Red Nose Day we wore a red nose, of course, a red T Shirt of course and Red Nose Deeley bopper things of course and cracked some jokes of course.  And of course, no Covid-19 restrictions could stop us having the traditional Comic Relief Red Nose Day tea. The McDonald’s (take away) Happy Meal.

The next time I write a Blog Post it will be about Easter Sunday, the Easter Bunny, Grandad’s Birthday and a whole two weeks Easter Holiday off school.

Although I fear due to the world as I have come to know it. Easter Sunday (our 2nd in Lockdown) will be cancelled). Easter Bunnies are banned I suppose like hairdressers, pubs and gyms. Grandad’s Birthday is cancelled (Boris says); it was last year. But that’s probably good news for him. He is so old he could do with missing a few birthdays and letting the rest of us catch him up.

There is April’s Fools Day of course. I bet they are working hard to try and find a reason to cancel that.

Or Boris Johnson & Matt Hancock may be saying let’s wind the kids up and have a 1st April morning press announcement to say “All schoolchildren have to be vaccinated for Covid-19, by law. If they don’t have one, they’ll have to go to prison. Or do school for life.” Then in the afternoon there is another Press Conference to say, “Remember what we announced this morning about the vaccination for children? April Fool!”

I bet they argue over who’s going to say it. And Boris wins because he’s the boss and hates children most.

And finally, my biggest fear is that Boris Johnson will cancel the school holidays. They’ll say eater has been cancelled so you do not need school holidays as there is no point to them. He doesn’t particularly like kids being off school. I wonder why?

Oh well time for me to get back to real life and see whether I’ve lost another hour whilst my back has been turned.

Happy Easter for next week even if it is a Covid Easter. Better Covid Easter than no Easter at all.

Keep Safe!

Bye, George.

TOP TEN OF THE DAY

The 10 most popular movies and shows on Netflix right now.

  1. DEADLY ILLUSIONS
  2. GINNY & GEORGIA
  3. OPERATION VARSITY BLUES: THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL
  4. YES DAY
  5. JIU JITSU
  6. SAVAGES
  7. COUNTRY COMFORT
  8. COCOMELON
  9. THE ONE
  10. SKYLINES

By Polygon Staff  Updated Mar 23, 2021

 

By Polygon Staff  Updated Mar 23, 2021

 

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…putting the clocks forward (because it means more daylight and that spring is here)

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Two egotists started a fight. It was an I for an I!

LOVE IS…

Love is…when she’s the boss and you love it.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to put clocks forward…A time to put clocks back.

YOUR HISTORY

28th March

1986 – More than 6,000 radio stations of all format varieties played “We are the World” simultaneously at 10:15 a.m. EST.

1963 Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Birds is released

The film about a swarm of birds wreaking havoc in Bodega Bay, California has become a classic of the horror movie genre.

1910 The first seaplane in history takes off

French inventor Henri Fabre’s Canard (Fabre Hydravion) was the first floatplane to take off from water under its own power. The first flight measured 457 meters.

LITTLE NUMBERS: SOME HORRBLE SOME NICE

 

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