Ah we love a bit of good news.
We did it! Another week down, lads. It was a tough one, wasn’t it? But we’re getting there.
The whole working from home, self isolation thing is really starting to weigh people down (myself included).
I know things are getting harder as the days go on, and it feels like there is no end in sight. However, as I’ve said before, this isn’t forever, and life will return to what it once was eventually. And frankly, we can’t wait!
Until then, I want to share some good news stories with you every week, to take away from the doom and gloom that had been populating the news over the last while.
We entered Phase One
After what felt like a lifetime, we finally have a bit of light at the end of the tunnel in terms of COVID-19 restrictions. This week, Ireland entered the first of a five phase process to ease restrictions and reopen the country, after an 8 week lockdown. While little has change, it’s a glimmer of hope that things are returning to normal, and we’ll take that! All going well, we should enter phase two on June 8th, which will allow for socialising indoors, something we haven’t seen in a long time. We’re counting down the days!
From today onwards, up to 4 people from different households can meet outdoors while keeping 2m apart.— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) May 18, 2020
However, to stop the spread of #COVID19, you should still try to limit your number of contacts as much as possible. #HoldFirm #WashYourHands #StayAtHome pic.twitter.com/kNdjIIAeaH
Captain Tom Moore gets KNIGHTED!
Honestly, we can’t get enough of this incredible man! Captain Tom Moore, as you may recall, is a WWII veteran who captured hearts around the world after successfully raising millions for healthcare workers in the UK. £40 MILLION, to be exact. Anyway, to honour the Captain, and his incredible efforts, the Queen has granted him a Knighthood. Incredible. Well done, Captain SIR Tom Moore.
India’s annual carbon emissions have fallen for the first time in forty years guys! In a report from carbonbrief.org, daily statistics on energy consumption and power plant activities demonstrate that India’s total year–over–year emissions has, for the first time in 4 decades, fallen. Lovely!
Water gun blessings
You’ve more than likely seen the picture, right?
Five weeks ago, during Easter week, Father Tim Pelc said he wanted to find a safe way during the coronavirus pandemic to continue the tradition of blessing Easter baskets. So naturally, he decided to PPE himself up, and use a water gun filled with holy water to spray the baskets from a distance. Creative, and hilarious.