Author Archives: Alan Bell

Merry Christmas Everyone

My better half has cooked me Christmas Dinner for the past 50 years; less a few in the early years where we had Christmas day down my parents house. This year it was decided that I would do the job. … Continue reading

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Another Lockdown Survived

Having gone through the big one earlier in the year, the 4 weeks of this one seemed to fly by; but has it done any good? Other than to slow the pace for a couple of weeks. We went in … Continue reading

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The Way Forward is to go Backwards

It was predictable; there we were nicely pushing down the R rate but still looking at between 500 – 600 new virus cases a day – the government decides to loosen up on the rains and let us mere mortals … Continue reading

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50 Years and Still Going Strong

Or at least she hasn’t killed me yet At 12:30 on Saturday the 12th September 1970, I married Mary, the love of my life; although at the time we had only known each other for 6 months. A couple of … Continue reading

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Common Sense Is Not So Common

I really do not believe the mentality of some people; There was an article in the News (Daily Mirror I think) with a lady saying, along the lines of, ‘I was forced to leave my husband and two children behind … Continue reading

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A Birthday and End Of Shielding

Those in the Governments Shielding category can now play outside – hurrah; the trouble is that the risk should a shielded person contract Corvid-19 hasn’t gone away. All my life I have taken risks; mostly calculated but sometimes just stupid; … Continue reading

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Back to Normal – Not Quite

You would think that the PM said ‘it’s all over you can go back to being the same morons as before’ rather than ‘maintain social distancing and be sensible’. Judging by the pictures on the news, even allowing for the … Continue reading

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Escape!!!

After two and a half months of lockdown we are told that we can now go out for a walk provided we maintain social distancing; those who have read my earlier posts will know that the boss is in the … Continue reading

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Crew Dragon docks with ISS

Just watched the Crew Dragon docking with the ISS and managed to take some great screen captures                           Doug Hurley, the Crew Dragon commander, was the pilot of STS-135, the final flight of the Space Shuttle program on the … Continue reading

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NASA–Space X & Crew Dragon

Watched the launch of the Space X Demo-2 Falcon carrying NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley in the Crew Dragon today.                   https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2020/05/30/nasas-spacex-demo-2-launch-a-great-day-for-america/ Back in the early 1960’s we were fortunate to read about and watch mans first exploration … Continue reading

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