A lazy morning with coffee and breakfast as we had to be in the pub next door to help our neighbour set up for the beer garden opening tomorrow. All Covid-19 restrictions have to be in place so Craig helped measure out the tables in the beer garden to make sure they were all 2m apart. Of the 6 tables they had they could only make 5 fit in with the required guidelines.
I posted on the Gateside Inn FB page to tell everyone they could start phoning to book tables. No one can just turn up now as there’s not enough space. The pub needs to allocate table for up to 3 hours to a clean down of the table before the next people come in. The entrance will be through the beer garden door.
We moved all the tables between the back door and the toilets so that people can pass each other with plenty space but only one person can be in the toilets at any one time.
It’s really sad that so much is changing but it had to be adhered to to ensure the virus doesn’t spread.
The following photos show the amazing job I did stacking up the crisps and nuts 🤣🤣🤣I obviously don’t get out much 🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️😆 Given that I’m alcohol free I thought I’d better not post photos of all the booze. I did get the fridges all stocked up while Craig sorted everything out in the cellar storage and Holly did all the important stuff with the kegs.
I read this morning that a top scientist guy said that the British government is opening things up to try and manage the virus to specific numbers. He said that Downing Streets policy was to try and “maintain” the current 3,000 new cases a day rate. However this means an excess 27,000 people will die before April as a result. What a decision to make. What a gamble…. those 27,000 people are alive right now. I know that’s obvious but just think about that…..
Many of the drunken scenes were totally disrespectful to the NHS last night. People crowded into pubs and a top police chief said they had dealt with naked men, angry drunks, happy drunks then more angry drunks, arrests etc. These huge gatherings are putting way more pressure on the NHS after asking all these key workers to put their lives on the line to deal with the first wave just so “we” can have a good time.
The World Health Organisation have reported a huge increase in cases across the world…. 212,326 new cases in one day. The States are seeing around 50-52K a day…
In much nicer news we helped Craig’s mum celebrate her lockdown birthday! We went back up to theirs and sat out in the gazebo bar again and this time Craig’s brother Stuart and his wife Lee were there too! I’ll just as in a whole bunch of photos as we had a lovely time. Was great to see them all but it’s now 22.18 and I’m one tired girl!!! Happy birthday to my lovely mawlaw!
We had a lovely day helping our lovely neighbours and seeing the Avery/Jamieson’s today. it’s not 22.43 and I’m ready for bed now!
Stay safe everyone ❤️❤️❤️