The Coronavirus Diaries, 2nd October 2020

I turned the page on the MasterB calendar yesterday morning. I have been trying to get the 2021 calendar ready to send to the printer. It’s not happening. Apple has removed the feature from Photos that allowed me to use one of its templates and save the result to a PDF. Apple no longer offers a print service, a service I never used, and has instead linked Photos to various apps. who will let you use templates so long as you also use their prohibitively expensive print service. Two lengthy conversations with Apple support got me nowhere but annoyed.

This is my first post with the new block editor. I didn’t choose it, it just popped up. I can’t say I’m warming to it. But that may be fallout from my fruitless Apple chats which left me more than a little Eyeoreish. It’s probably not fair to blame apple entirely for my dip in humour. I have also spent more time than I care to remember with TalkTalk customer services having circular conversations about an intermittent problem with my landline. But I think the Apple scenario has got me down the most. I haven’t entirely given up hope of getting the calendar done, but don’t hold your breath.

At breakfast time I learned that Mr and Mrs Trump have tested positive for Covid 19. Interesting, I thought, how will this play out I wonder. I was somewhat taken aback by comments on Twitter suggesting it was a ruse to avoid debates and or interviews/ to make a miracle recovery and say he is the healthiest President ever/ to garner sympathy. Taken aback but not dismissive. Really I feel Trump is so cynical he’ll do anything. He is even worse that Johnson, and that’s a fairly high bar. Or low, depending which way you look at the measure. Johnson was ill; one of my neighbours works in ICU at Tommy’s and although wasn’t involved in his care, saw how ill he was. One of the things I dislike about both these politicians is what they do to me as a person. I found myself smiling at a message sent by a friend saying ‘our thoughts and prayers are with the virus at this time’.

I was genuinely sad to hear of the death of Doorkins Magnificat, the stray tabby who found a home at Southwark Cathedral. It says something when a little cat enriches the world more and brings people more hope and more joy than the President of the US and the Prime Minister of the UK put together. I love the fact that there will be a service of thanksgiving for her life at the cathedral 28th October, and a book of memories people can add to is available online. RIP Doorkins.

Stay safe. Keep well. Love the pet you’re with.

Golden Boy

2 thoughts on “The Coronavirus Diaries, 2nd October 2020

  1. Oh no, not Doorkins! I have a mousepad with her lovely image I shall start using in her memory. As for our current president I hope he learns more about humanity than Boris did during his upcoming brush with death. These people are testing the extent of my sense of christian common charity.

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