By iaint


Day 2 of my 4 day weekend. 

Fortunately the morning brought sunshine and blue skies, even if it was only 5ºc when I was having my coffee just after dawn. Dawn is now 07:28, or thereby. 

After breakfast I tackled Scotland’s brand new Covid 19 vaccination passport app, with a great deal of trepidation after the media decided it does not work and found a couple of vox pops to say what was expected of them.  

It works. 

To be truthful and transparent, it did not work first time. I had to delete it and re-instal. Then it worked. Time elapsed - 20 minutes. I hope someone now asks me to show it. 

Then I decided to make the most of the beautiful weather and walk into town to collect my bike - left parked outside the college since Saturday. Opposite the college lies the church cafe where I ate lunch most working days until the pandemic arrived. I had been told it re-opened last month, but not on the same hours as before.

I decided to give it a try. 

It really was like stripping away the last 18 months to be sitting there again. Mostly it was a very enjoyable experience. It was not busy with just 3 tables out of 12 occupied. The “mostly” is because when I was halfway through my coffee a family of 5 (3 generations) decided to come and sit at the table next to mine, so just half a metre away. 

Why would anyone do that when there is a choice of 5 or 6 other tables with no-one near?

I suppose the answer is there are a lot of very stupid people out there. The virus loves them. 

After making a quick exit, I stopped by the Office (literally next door) to say “hi!” to whoever was in. It turned out to be the Hippie and the Temp. I enjoyed a wee chat with them, socially distanced and with the door open. 

The Blip is the soup I had for lunch. Carrot and parsnip (excellent). 

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