So here we are all in lockdown and having to find things to keep us occupied. There are plenty of things to do around the house of course, but still, it’s hard to just be doing chores all the time. So, I’m happy to report that A.F.L. Chart Soccer is back.
Some time ago, I began the 182nd season of the A.F.L., but I only got part of the way through before stopping for a break and before I knew it, months had gone past. But it has now resumed, and the latest tables have been posted on the Season 182 page.
Hopefully Chart Soccer, one of my longest standing pastimes will help me get through this very strange period. Watch this space!
One of my interests is trains, and I like to take photos and videos of them, but mainly videos. I have a YouTube channel at Transport Geek so if you are interested in these head over there and have a look. And if you like any of the videos please give them a like and perhaps even subscribe to the channel. I plan to do many more videos, although the Coronavirus restrictions may scupper that a little in the next few weeks.
Welcome to my first post in my new blog.
I am writing this at a very troubing time for humanity. There is a new and very virulent virus on the go, called Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and this is causing great changes to our lives. Due to the danger to people with underlying health conditions and the elderly, we must self-isolate and keep our distance from others socially as much as possible, in order to slow down the infection rate and allow the health services to cope with the new cases and those that need medical help when they contract the virus.
Our hearts go out to those in other countries, such as Italy and Spain, where the death rate is high and is climbing. And we are worried about what may happen in our own areas, whilst having to change our lives in so far as reducing or even stopping all unnecessary travel, having to work at home, businesses having to cease trading, many of which may never recover, and food becoming harder to get due to the shelves being stripped by a panicking public.
It would have been nice not to have to start this new blog in this way, but these are the times we are in, and we must get through them so that we may see the light at the end of the tunnel. In the meantime, we must occupy ourselves, either with work or with other activities such as staying healthy and keeping occupied. This blog, which I had planned prior to this crisis, is now one of the activities with which I will busy myself, and I hope to post more articles in relation to my interests as time goes on.
Thank you for reading this and in the meantime, stay safe and look after yourselves and those around you.