Today (Monday) the island's third lockdown has been lifted so we can now all get back to normal again. So far, around 50,000 of our 86,000 population have had at least their first vaccination and we are hopefully on track to be completed by the autumn for the whole adult population.
Our borders, however, remain closed to visitors which should lessen the risk of the newer variants entering the island until we are ready for them.
The house move is also "on the move" again with an offer accepted and the Advocates (solicitors) duly instructed. If all goes smoothly we hope to be in our new home in mid June.
Onwards and upwards.... (oops, sorry Rachel, just noticed that I seem to have pinched your blog post title!)
Sounds like it's good news all round JayCee. P will be able to treat you to a slap up meal and a nice bottle of wine or two?ReplyDelete
That sounds like an excellent idea Dave. I amsurd he will be delighted 😀Delete
Oops..typo..I am sure...stupid keyboard!Delete
My fingers are crossed for you.ReplyDelete
Thank you Pat. Third time lucky all round hopefully.Delete
Yeh, doing a happy dance!!ReplyDelete
And hair cuts all round, like Rachel???
There is a bit of a waiting list here for haircuts. At the moment I look a little bit like any one of the Beatles in their heyday!Delete
Onwards and upwards just about sums things up at the moment, thinking positive about everything. xxReplyDelete
It all seems more positive now, at last xxDelete
Hooray to getting back to normal - slowly does it, but I so pray we don't relapse.ReplyDelete
Our government say we are now moving to mitigation rather than elimination. Basically, we are all fairly likely to catch it but, hopefully, the vaccines mean fewer of us will die from it!Delete
Advocates? Are they higher or lower than solicitors?ReplyDelete
Same thing, different name.Delete
Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly with your move. Time to break out the bubbly!ReplyDelete
Any excuse is fine by me!Delete
Oh good luck with the house sale.ReplyDelete
I shall only be able to relax once the contracts are signed.Delete
That's good news all round; just keep those pesky foreigners out.ReplyDelete
Yes. We don't want the Brazil or India variants to arrive here until the vaccines have been tweaked... and delivered.Delete
How amazing that 50,000 islanders have had their first vaccine. Percentage-wise that's a better rate than the mainland. Fingers crossed for the house move. I thought that Advocate was a kind of egg nog.ReplyDelete
Yes, after a slow start the vaccination programme has now galloped ahead. The over 20s are now being invited to book their appointments. Unless supplies dry up we should all have had our second jabs in a month or two.Delete
PS: if you ever visit here it is probably best not to refer to the UK as the "mainland" but the "adjacent isle" instead.
Good reports. I'll be glad when all restrictions are lifted so I can plan my visit!ReplyDelete
Nice to have some good news. Fingers and toes crossed on the house journey.ReplyDelete
So glad to hear the house news! Hope it all goes smoothly - finally!ReplyDelete
I am still holding my breath!Delete
That all sounds lovely and positive. I hope it all goes smoothly with the house move. Fingers crossed xReplyDelete
Good luck and fingers crossed the move takes off!ReplyDelete