We never make hay in May, but as the grass had stopped growing we decided go ahead. We got half the bales we needed. If, we get some useful rain, we should get a second, and possibly a third cut if the weather is kind in September.
Anyone thinking of buying a puppy should wait. Soon there will be hundreds of young dogs needing new homes as families realise a puppy which was fun during lockdown, is no longer practical. I gather there have already been many cases of abandoned dogs across Sussex.
There is looming a nasty source of disease which will cause health problems. As the public flock to nature reserves, national parks, farms, and the seaside, where all public loos, restaurants and hotels are closed, they are depositing their ‘waste’ wherever they decide to squat.
They may be taking poop scoops for their dogs but they are certainly not scooping up their own poop. Until ‘facilities’ re-open, I would suggest that if you can’t hold it in, you shouldn’t venture out!
Jesus said, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” The hypocrisy emitted from some politicians, the press and media, and tiresome individuals on social media, who have been throwing proverbial stones and insults at the Prime Minister and Dominic Cummings, has been breath taking.
I quite understand the genuine concern of those who have been working day and night caring for patients struck down by the virus. But, watching the bigotry presented as facts by sections of the press and media, with false indignation and bogus accusations, is neither helpful nor pretty to watch.
Most members of the public have done exactly as requested by the Prime Minister. They stayed home, kept safe and alert. Some of us have, like Mr Cummings, made decisions at the onset of lockdown, to protect our families and loved ones which we considered to be appropriate at the time.
I drove 600 miles on March 22 along deserted roads and motorways to collect my daughter from Botton Village, deep in North Yorkshire. She has learning difficulties and I made the judgement that she would best cope with the Corvid 19 lockdown, with me at home.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and perhaps taking advice or getting a ‘pass’ from the chief medical officer, in Dominic Cummings’s case, to travel to Durham to ensure his 4 year old son was safe, would have prevented all this hoo-ha.
Fortunately Boris Johnson is a strong and focused Prime Minister, which is why the public elected him into office with a huge majority last December. He is getting Brexit done, and he is leading the country from the front, through this unprecedented pandemic, for which there was no Instruction Book.
Far from being weak as Sir Keir Starmer wishes us to believe, Boris is not intimidated by the bullying, and reckless unprincipled behaviour of Remainers, including the politicised, unprofessional British press and media. He and his team, including Dominic Cummings, are concentrating on the job in hand and refuse to be distracted, which is what the fair minded British public expect.
Chief Constable of Sussex Giles York retires from office on Thursday, having taken on the roll in 2014. He was previously Deputy since 2008.
In 2015 Giles was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for: ‘Showing gallantry and distinguished service, acts of exceptional courage and skill, and conspicuous devotion to duty’.
Giles has been an exceptional Chief Constable, and has provided strong leadership during difficult times. He has been approachable and willing to listen to the public and his fellow officers. He also has an exceptionally big heart. He will be missed.