WE LOVE 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). Plus, we were faced with a lot of unrest over the last few days, in terms of racism and the murder of George Floyd.
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.
Dublin Zoo reopened!
It’s the little things, isn’t it? This week, Dublin Zoo reopened after a number of weeks. All tickets to the zoo will have to be pre-booked online on the Dublin Zoo website, while no more than 500 visitors will be allowed onsite at any one time. In a statement, the zoo said that this is less than 10% of its usual capacity at this time of year. Visitors will choose from one of two daily sessions – a morning one from 9.30am to 1pm and an afternoon session from 2pm to 5.30pm.
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Can you see one of the Humboldt penguin chicks taking his first swim in the pool? 🐧 Don’t forget that you can still tune in to watch the colony of Humboldt penguin chicks on our live webcams #linkinbio👆 #dublinzoo #discoverdublin #lovindublin #humboldtpenguin #penguinchick
We’re entering Phase Two
Ah lads, it’s a weird old time to be alive. We’ve been living with the Coronavirus for a few months at this stage, but thankfully, we seem to be heading in the right direction! As of Monday, we are due to enter the second phase of a five stage plan to reopen the country and ease restrictions. This is a fairly significant phase, as our travel parameters will go from 5km to 2km, meaning we can travel further afield for exercise, and visiting loved ones. This stage also allows people to enter other households, in groups of four or less while still maintaining social distance.
The police that killed George Floyd were arrested
As most of you are aware, last week, an African American man was killed while in police custody. George Floyd lost his life after being held on the ground with a knee on his neck for over 8 minutes. It sparked outrage, rightly, and a cry for the arrest of the officers involved. And after a week of protests, riots and social campaigns, the four members of the Minnesota police force that were responsible for the inhumane killing of George Floyd have been arrested and charged.
‘Dad, how do I?’
Our hearts are busting reading this story! A man who grew up without a father has been doing his part to make a difference in the lives of kids today who are in the same boat! He has set up a YouTube channel, called “Dad, how do I?” where he teaches young people the valuable lessons a father usually teaches their child. Think things like changing a car tire, shaving your face and putting up a shelf. How wonderful is that?