Whats Been Going On!

Apr
02
Wednesday 1st April Today brings another record number of deaths in Spain with 864 people losing their lives in the past 24 hours. We’re becoming used to these figures now, but we have to stop and remember that each and every one is a person, a grandmother, a father, a husband. In general, this disease hits old people far harder than any other part of the population. On the news we’ve heard about a case of a 16-year-old girl in France dying and yesterday a 13-year-old boy in East... + read more
Mar
31
Monday 30th March -  Home schooling Week Two After the clocks went back at the weekend, getting up for our second week of home schooling came hard. The teachers are relentless and another load of ‘tareas’ fell into our inboxes. It seems that the teachers, and I’m one of them, are under pressure to send enough work to keep their students busy from the moment they wake up until the moment they go to bed. Honestly, a couple of hours of telly or an afternoon of playing... + read more
Mar
30
Sunday 29th March – newer tighter controls After the hectic week of learning about online schooling I’ve tried to disconnect from everything school-related this weekend, although we can’t escape from the news and the number of deaths keeps soaring, with a new record being set each day. On Saturday the total was 832 and on Sunday another 838 lost their lives. From Sunday night a new law comes in bringing more restrictions on movement, so there will be more police... + read more
Mar
28
Friday 27 March - Boris Johnson tests positive The British Prime Minister and the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, both have coronavirus. Perhaps now they’ll take the situation more seriously. Their blasé attitude towards the disease and their misjudged strategy of herd immunity seems to have lost the country precious time. The USA is another one to watch; just last week we saw videos of youngsters on Spring Break defiantly ignoring coronavirus warnings, and the president, who... + read more
Mar
27
Thursday 26th March WHILE February was notable for its lack of rain and high temperatures, March will be remembered for its unseasonably cold weather and downpours, conditions some say are ideal for coronavirus. But today the sun finally came out, even if there was an icy wind. However, the nicer weather makes little difference for the millions of Spaniards holed up in apartments because, unlike the UK, in Spain we can’t go out to do exercise once a day. Here we can only go out to... + read more

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