First a few old local postcards
Granville marina in Ramsgate also probably Edwardian
As anyone who has been following what I why have been saying over the past couple of years well understand, I decided it wasn't really very safe if to reopen the bookshop because of coronavirus, mainly because of all out enclosed spaces in the maze bookcases.
My plan was to wait until the figures had got down to 1 person dying in 1,000 people testing positive, I don't think we're going to get there, it's a little bit worse and one in 500 at the moment.
Here in the UK about 45,000 people a day are testing positive at the moment and about 100 people a day are dying of coronavirus.
What has changed my mind is the vaccination situation. Of the 100 people a day dying of coronavirus only about 20 are vaccinated and the other 80 are unvaccinated.
These figures are derived from the office of national statistics which is a politically independent government agency, they are also very similar to the figures produced by the other countries in the world.
Link to the UK weekly figures divide by 7 for daily numbers
Anyway we are hoping to reopen with reduced hours around about Easter. At the moment we are putting in a blown air ventilation system which should make everybody safer.
I'm not really sure how long it will take to do the various bits of work to achieve this, it really is quite time consuming and quite a lot of bookcases have to be changed to get the pipes in.
Onto my painting and drawing.
I thought I would have a go expressing evil
As far as I got, will try to finish it off.