Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Second jab day.


A start of day promenade by the river. Sophie leads the way. From time to time she turns and makes it quite clear that I need to pick up my pace. Sophie is an expert in non-verbal communication.


Back in the village our next door neighbours daughter is training a young horse. Sophie puts her head down and picks up her pace as we pass. You never know with young horses.


The wheat is now springing up. It's shoulder high to Sophie. In a couple of weeks she'll be able to wander into the field and be completely invisible among the tall stems. Her brother used to love charging through the wheat. Sophie is keen on it as long as she knows one of us is close by. Not so much timidity as prudence.


To the medical centre. Finding a space in the car park a challenge. They're running ten minutes late which means we have to wait in a room with a sign on the door saying ' To be occupied by no more than four patients'. Today it has fifteen people waiting for their jab. Angus  notes that two of the fifteen are wearing their masks around their chins. Can you become crowd phobic ?  The procedure itself takes forty five seconds. The nurse does the vaccination while the pharamacist prints out an official government confirmation that we're fully dosed up. A separate confirmation is downloaded onto an app on our phones. This phone app ( supposedly ) means we can travel when restrictions are eventually lifted.

10 comments:

  1. Excellent news that you've had the second jab. Still waiting for a date for mine here in Aberdeen, where it was snowing a few minutes ago (and where our voracious gulls are equally clever in their pursuit of crisps).

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    1. Whar will cold weather do to the turn out in the elections ? We'll know soon enough.

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  2. Pleased to hear you're now fully "dosed" up. When we've had our second jab, we can access a form on our local Health centre website, fill in relevant details and they will, supposedly, email us back with the completed form, which we can then print off. No idea how useful this will be, or how acceptable locally or internationally. Given the controversy surrounding the whole "passport" scenario, someone, somewhere, is bound to make things difficult for us all.
    The seagulls are worse than a Labrador in their pursuit of food!


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    1. You are right to be cautious. I Fear that British immigration officials will refuse to accept the French documentation or app and I'll only discover this when I get off the flight in London

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  3. Excellent news indeed! We could do with a travel app but there's been the usual "nanny state" fuss about having one. I had my second last week, in Elgin. Where it's snowing just now and will probably soon be hailing. Not much progress in the garden.

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    1. Thank you for reminding me of the 'snow in May' aspect of Scottish life. Yhe cleaning lady at the wee house in St Andrews has had to turn up the thermostat.

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  4. Hari OM
    Yup, we were sub-zero around the Hutch last night. Kerazy.

    Sam the Seagull in Aberdeen may have started the trend. Seagulls live long and definitely learn from each other, so they are all at it! YAM xx

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  5. I'm sure Boris will have something favourable to say about travel later today, or at least in time for people to think he's a Jolly Good Chap and vote accordingly in tomorrow's elections!

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  6. Bailey Bob Southern DogMay 5, 2021 at 5:01 PM

    Congratulations on your second jab. In two weeks you will feel a weight lift from your shoulders, even though you will still follow the same protocol.

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  7. The Bougalou BearMay 6, 2021 at 12:46 AM

    How does seeing the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel feel? Congratulations, and enjoy the "After May 19 Life"!
    No visibility yet for my second injection. July 15th? The government keeps on pushing the date back, possibly up to 4 months.
    Overnight frost forecasted for tonight in Southwestern Ontario...It was actually warmer a month ago. Where is global warming when you need it?

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