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Needs must when the Devil drives!

Thursday, NYE.

Ok. This is the crux of the matter.

As we enter Tier 3 a couple of issues have arisen that need urgent attention and it’s not my health, unless you count mild constipation. The first thing is the fictitious ladies rugby team event on 6th February will need to be postponed, unless we return to tier 2.

Bugger, a winter highlight receding into the Covid quagmire.

The second, and significantly more disconcerting is the need to call a halt to our walking adventures. Two of our walkers have just been tested positive for Covid 19 and, as is right and proper, the test results for both of them have been entered into the NHS test and trace app. I know not everyone has downloaded this app so I feel it’s incumbent upon me to inform you of the situation. At least three further walkers have been notified to self isolate.

This may simply be a coincidence because neither Tricia, Lauren or I have received notification to self isolate and, between us, we spent time with you all. Yesterday we arranged to have tests which were carried out in Bodmin. We are awaiting our results. If we are found to be positive we too will enter our results into the app which may impact more people who in turn may get asked to isolate. Rest assured that none of us have any symptoms. However, as a clinically extremely vulnerable person, and getting more vulnerable with each chemo treatment I have decided the risks and inconvenience that may be caused by tacitly facilitating the gathering of such large groups should be curtailed until we all feel it’s safe to put our walking boots on again.

We started these walks, only a few weeks ago, in October to help continue to add to the money already raised by Emma for Bowel Cancer UK. The total, with gift aid included, has today exceeded £4,000 thanks to your fabulous and continuing generosity.

But unfortunately and given the virulence of the new Covid variant I think we need to be mindful of the old adage.

Needs must when the Devil drives!

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Thank you David. Already in bed hoping to grab enough energy to see in the New Year. Happy New Year. 🥂👍


David Osborne
David Osborne
Dec 31, 2020

Came across my swimming bag earlier, pulled out my flippers - can’t believe it’s been so long since we were having a laugh with Helen and the gang swimming on a Friday. Hope your both having some quality time today & tomorrow and your COVID results are negative- catchup soon Happy new year to you both

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