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  • Corona Chronicles January 2023

    Happy New Year 2023 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023 It would be wonderful to consider a new year free from Covid, alas that isn’t so. Although numbers continue to decrease, there are still well over a million people testing positive. The situation in other countries varies enormously with perhaps China topping the list of biggest difference […]

  • Corona Chronicles July 2022

    Boris Johnson has submitted to pressure and has stepped down from the post of Prime Minister, however, he has appointed himself caretaker PM until his replacement is in place. This means he’s still at number 10 Downing Street. COVID far from fading away, has come back with waves sweeping the country. Fortunately, the latest mutations […]

  • Corona Chronicles May 2022

    It’s the month of May already! Although all COVID restrictions have been ended by the Government, the latest variant of the Coronavirus is very much still with us. The Zoe COVID Study App has now been renamed ‘Health Study App’ because it is undertaking a wider remit to include other major health issues like dementia, […]

  • Corona Chronicle February 2022

    Before I start beating myself up for not posting since September last year, I must remind myself that my focus of attention has of necessity been elsewhere. Take a look at North Midlands LGBT Older Peoples Group website for verification. The OLGBT Group is just one of my many commitments…but as I am its webmaster […]

  • Corona Chronicles September 2021

    Octogenarian Hard to believe…but I’ve turned 80….Yeah! On Monday, Steve B arranged to have coffee with me at the New Vic…nothing unusual about that. However, when Steve met me outside the theatre, he steered me away from the cafe to the opposite end of the gallery. To my surprise and delight there was a crowd […]

  • Corona Chronicles – June 2021

    We are currently experiencing a surge of new COVID case with the latest Delta variant that was first detected in India. This variant is twice as contagious as the original strain. According to my trusted source for all things COVID related, Professor Tim Spector, the rise in cases is a cause for concern. However, most […]

  • Corona Chronicles – LGBT History Month February 2021

    You would have thought with lockdown in place, LGBT History month this year would have been a quiet affair. Totally the opposite. No doubt the release of Russell T Davies’ IT’S A SIN had something to do with the amount of media interest directed at me and others who had lived through AIDS in the […]

  • Looking Back over 2020

    Despite 2020 being one of the most challenging years for quite some time…from a personal perspective, there is much of which I can rightly be proud. The year began brilliantly with my first ever trip to Cuba. For many years I longed to visit this Caribbean island… and I was not disappointed. Of course, in […]

  • Corona Chronicles November

    Well here we are in mid November in our second lockdown. Dominic Cummings has left Downing Street for good…Brexit is still not sorted…Des O’Connor has died…and an Islington baptism service was halted this morning because it broke lockdown rules. On a more positive note, the number of new cases appears to be falling nationally and […]

  • Corona Chronicles September 2020

    It is hard to believe that next week will be my 79th birthday. What a year it has been. It began well with my first trip to Cuba, a month-long adventure which I thoroughly enjoyed. COVID-19 was only beginning to make headline news when I arrived back at Manchester airport at the end of January. […]