A year ago, the UK had the first death from Covid-19. Within weeks, it was clear to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) that community transmission was the biggest problem in getting this new virus under control. The NHS had already called a “Level 4 incident” because it was in the process of being overrun. One of the solutions… Read moreCare homes – the new Killing Fields
Take a good look at the above picture. Count the items, realise what they are. And now come up with a meal plan using above ingredients, and nothing else, that provides 10 lunches for one school kid. No, seriously; one meal a day, five days a week, for two weeks. Struggling somewhat? Yeah, me too, and just about everyone else… Read moreThe Hunger Games – UK style
Britain got there first. On 2 December last year, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) approved the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use in the UK, the first in the world. The MHRA did a “rolling review” to get started, checking data the moment it came in, as opposed to waiting on the entire row of binders neatly typed… Read more3 weeks? 3 months? Same diff!
Living in Scotland, I had to overcome the culture shock of what the locals call “sausage.” The German word is “Wurst” and believe you me, sausage and Wurst are soooo not the same. When you say Wurst, it means meat. Packed tightly into natural or artificial intestines, with herbs and spices, cured or smoked. Either in slices for sandwiches or… Read moreWhere’s the meat?
Every kind of idea that is put into action needs a bit of planning, just to make sure that it actually turns out the way you want it to. Sometimes, the smallest detail, if overlooked, can have the farthest reaching consequences. (Ever forgot the bogroll on a camping trip? You know what I mean.) Brexit is such an idea put… Read moreChecklist