Locked Down in London, Day 31: How Long Can You Stand Quarantine? (A Poll)
Now think about how long you could stand it if you were “shielded”: staying in your bedroom alone, although you’re allowed to open the window; no physical contact with your family/housemates, talking to them only through the closed bedroom door; no exercise or entertainment except what can fit into your bedroom; eating alone in your bedroom; disinfecting the bathroom every time before and after use…
The UK government thinks people who need to be shielded can – should – cope like that for 12 weeks.
Virtual Escape: Loch Ness
Merely typing Day 31 in the title was unutterably depressing, therefore I decided that we need to inject a certain level of silliness in today’s post.
Now imagine you’re up in Scotland, along the shores of Loch Ness:
Not the most scenic lochs of the Scottish Highlands perhaps but undoubtedly the most famous on account of Nessie.
So as I said you’re walking around the lake… minding your own business… and then you hear this:
Hnwhuffl hhnnwfl hnfl hfl?
Gdroblboblhobngbl gbl gl g g g g glbgl.
Drublhaflablhaflubhafgabhaflhafl fl fl –
gm grawwwww gfr frawf awfgm graw gm.
Splgraw fok fok splgrafhatchgbrlgabrl fok splfok!
Zgra kra gka fok!
Grof grawff gahf?
Gombl mbl bl –
(The Loch Ness Monster’s Song by Edwin Morgan)
(If you ever want to type that up, better learn touch typing first!)