Garry’s monthly update for December 2020, apologies for not doing Novembers update, but there really wasn’t anything to say! And to be honest, there’s not much more to say about December!
November was spent in lockdown, again due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was eased in December, with the introduction of a new tier system, putting West Sussex into tier 2. Allowing pubs and bars to open as long as they served food! Tier 2 didn’t last long, and we were soon moved into level 4 and are now back in lockdown! Can’t say I’m that surprised after watching the daily Covid-19 cases rise and maybe it should have happened a lot earlier. But then I’m sure our illustrious leaders know what they’re doing!?! At least we’re allowed out for unlimited exercise, so I can still go on bike rides.
What a year! No travelling, no touring, and stay at home orders! In fact, I’ve not even left West Sussex! Apart from cycling to Portsmouth, on the odd occasion. Which is only just over the border, about 20-miles or so away!
But in the scheme of things, not being able to travel or tour is a minor irritant! And if it means I avoid contracting the coronavirus, that’s fine with me. But it still annoys me!
The hospital phoned me earlier in the month. Telling me that routine operations were getting back to normal and all being well, they hope to operate on me in January or February, which is great news. Unfortunately, that was before we went back into lockdown! So I’m not holding my breath!
Hopefully, my hip operation will go ahead in the early part of next year, and by Spring I’ll be able to get back to touring! Although I do have mixed feelings about having the operation. On the one hand, it has to be done, and the sooner, the better. But on the other hand, I’ll be back to square one, unable to ride at all! And have to take a month or two off to recover! But if lockdown continues, and we remain locked down for a few months, which it seems highly likely we will be! Bring on the operation!
I wish everybody a safe and healthy new year and hope that 2021 will be better, which I’m sure it will be. Just maybe not until the second part of the year, when vaccines are rolled out more widely!
Stay safe everybody, and look out for each other.