I feel much better than I did yesterday and normal service is resumed. For a four day week this seems to have been a looooooooooooooooooooong week. I am so glad it’s the weekend. I am wondering if I have been a bit under the weather this week though. One night this week I had to have a hot water bottle and another night I had to wear a fleecy jumper to bed because I was so cold. It’s August people and I have had to use a hot water bottle and jumper to keep me warm at night!!!!
Anyway, I should have a nice weekend ahead. G is staying for the weekend and we are going to do pleasant things and go for a couple of (gentle) walks and generally just have a nice relaxed weekend. Of course this will be after I have bored G to death about Vaxes and water meters and other such things – G is veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrry patient with me which is fortunate in the circumstances...
Whilst I do sometimes wonder if we are turning into a bit of a big brother state, we are nothing compared to China which is about to introduce a system to more actively monitor Chinese internet users. Basically every 30 minutes a ‘police man’ will appear on people’s computer screens to remind them that the sites they visit are being monitored to protect them from ‘illicit sites’. I think UK internet usage would plummet if our use was monitored – well apart form the monitoring that Google and others do already.
But the internet has its uses, not least so people can create sites like this which is a map someone has put together to show people’s misperceptions of where people are in the world. Mind you I’m not one to talk as my geography of the UK is appalling. Perhaps I can entertain G by reading an atlas all weekend. I really should get out more.
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