Roses are red….

Not quite the beast from the East but this weeks snow was still disruptive enough. Looks like it’s on it’s last legs just now though. We tried to make the most of it while it lasts and took the kids sledging yesterday after work:

‘Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme’ 🇯🇲

Great fun on the way down the hill, not so great when Daddy had to pull the sledge back up, kids in tow. ‘Go faster Daddy’ – sorry but after nearly a years worth of doing nothing except watching Netflix there was ‘snow’ chance of that! Looking forward to the gym’s re-opening so that I can at least say I’ll go to one.

I was chatting to a patient this week who works in the hospitality sector and he was saying that pubs may be open in April but without being able to sell alcohol. It’s a good sign that we’re starting to at least talk about businesses opening up again but I thought that would be a shame for the pubs to be honest, especially for the ones that don’t serve food. I do understand the rationale behind limiting alcohol sales though as you can just imagine the whole 2m distancing thing going out the window when the ‘I love you’s’ come out for friends we’ve not seen in so long. Such a tough one for the government and of-course the people that run pubs. I’m glad I don’t have to make the rules up. There are unfortunately no easy choices or options that suit everyone with this god awful virus.

I’m also glad that the vaccine roll out has really picked up pace now though and it’s great to see so many of our older and more vulnerable patients getting it. I’ve actually signed up to be a vaccinator, along with most of our staff, so I’m looking forward to getting started with that soon. We’ve been doing covid tests at work now too for asymptomatic patients and staff on a weekly basis. Results are coming back really fast so it’s been reassuring for us to know that we’re not asymptomatically carrying. When your in for appointments we might ask if you’d like to participate, completely voluntary of-course. I know someone who was taking a test in his car at a testing centre and accidentally spewed all over himself – our only request is please don’t do that! 😂

For the remainder of valentines day I’ll be living up to my ‘Ultimate Casanova’ title that Raashi sarcastically bestowed upon me after receiving her panic bought reduced Asda Roses and no card 🤦🏻‍♂️

In the spirit of Casanova…..

Roses are red, violets are blue, *go away* Covid, we’re done with you!

(*other perhaps more suitable terms are available to use here*)

Stay safe and take care all,

Joe

Joseph Watson BDS MFDS RCPS MSc (Implantology)

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