Day 22 low-jinks

One has to find entertainment where one can these days, particularly if you want it in real life rather than on-line. Therefore, our friend Mandy’s challenge to take the Pure Bread Dog to another level was too hard to resist. Above we present Mixed Bread Cat. Any people willing to take this challenge further, pleaseContinue reading “Day 22 low-jinks”

Eliminate…eliminate…

Here in Gibbston we are trying, in a somewhat futile fashion, to eliminate rabbits on our property. Rabbits are a major pest in much of New Zealand; they eat pretty much anything at their own height, which includes all the grasses and trees that one might want to grow. Consequently, we have to encase everythingContinue reading “Eliminate…eliminate…”

Musical variations & vaccines

I found the above musical depiction of the spike protein of 2019-nCoV (the virus responsible for COVID-19 disease) strangely fascinating (click the link to hear it, you don’t need to listen for too long to ‘get the picture’). Who would have thought that one might turn a protein into a sound image? How did theyContinue reading “Musical variations & vaccines”

My teacups are getting stormy

Last night Mum disappeared off to her room in the middle of making a salad. We waited for a while, not thinking anything was amiss, but then our proposed dinner time came and went so we thought we had better check on her. We found her getting into bed saying that she didn’t want toContinue reading “My teacups are getting stormy”

Future glimpses

Every morning, my first action is check DEMIC for the latest status of COVID-19, COVID-27, AVID-3 and PARAMID-10. I tell myself that it is just good practice, because I need to be able to plan my day and week. However, there is a niggling thought in the back of my brain that reminds me IContinue reading “Future glimpses”

Checking the experiment’s progress

Today is the 15th day since New Zealand launched its large scale experiment in regard to combating COVID-19, so it is time for a scientific post which examines how our experiment is going. In doing this, we have to remember that experimental conditions here are quite different from those in other countries. In addition, thisContinue reading “Checking the experiment’s progress”

Where’s my grandmother when I need her?

Today I would like my grandmother to be looking after me. I would like to be back in her house, baking some chocolate eclairs and neenish tarts. Perhaps we could do some brandy snaps too and fill them with cream using an icing cone, although there’s always a high chance of the brandy snap outersContinue reading “Where’s my grandmother when I need her?”

Tracking the enemy

Making Mistakes Oh damn, got to get it wrong sometime, sorry! I got called out in regard to our coronavirus tea party – it was not in the spirit of the government’s intentions around lockdown. In our defence, we chose not to include Kerrin and Kirsty in our bubble definition at the outset, although theyContinue reading “Tracking the enemy”