Haven’t been to a pub yet - village one is shut till Saturday plus don’t drink - but I was out and about in sunny Castle Douglas this morning and it was wall to wall masks. It’s now mandatory to wear masks in shops, you can be fined up to £500 if you don’t.
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Haven’t been to a pub yet - village one is shut till Saturday plus don’t drink - but I was out and about in sunny Castle Douglas this morning and it was walk to wall masks. It’s not mandatory to wear masks in shops, you can be fined up to £500 if you don’t. 1FE9A24E-10E9-4985-AC4F-F00FA53E0CEE.jpeg
David, slight typo, you meant to say it is now mandatory to wear masks in shops due to the wise one (FM). I'm not planning to visit any shops as I see little enjoyment in doing that at the moment.
Of course the pubs here can open their outdoor spaces now (pretty much all of them I've seen in Edinburgh are operating a booking system where you book a two hour slot). I did venture to one on Monday night with a couple of friends, a sunny Scottish day though soon can turn and it was a cold and windy evening sitting with gloves and a hood up sipping an ice cold lager The weather is a bit better this weekend but will be reverting to sitting in our garden having a drink with a couple of friends we haven't seen for a few months.
Next Wednesday pubs, restaurants and hotels can re-open here, looking forward to going out for a socially distanced meal.
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When the Choir that I sing in has not been able to meet up for our weekly Choir Practices since the end of March, we transferred our activities over to the Interweb using Zoom video conferencing.
Its not been easy and only about 50% of our membership have been taking part.
Nevertheless, we have learnt new songs, with arrangements as always by our Choir Master Barbara Fleet, one of which we have gone on to record.
Recording was done by us individually singing our part, listening to backing music, which was then mixed by Barbara.
Here's the result. Enjoy listening.
Wonderful! One of the great sources of inspiration and comfort for me during the pandemic has been seeing how people refuse to let go of the social connections they have and how technology has been embraced to maintain those connections.
Andrew “I can't stand it to think my life is going so fast and I'm not really living it.”
We had our first meal out in 4 months or so, at a very airy and we'll distanced garden centre yesterday lunchtime. Benefitted from the governments half price meals. Not sure when we will venture into a hostelry though.