Roll on 2021

I’m feeling an increasing sense of optimism.  It was confirmed last night that lockdown will end as promised on December 2nd

What it will be replaced with I’m not sure but I have a feeling that pubs, restaurants, gyms and non-essential shops will be allowed to open in my neck of the woods.

We’re already past half-way through this month-long confinement and what I’ve noticed in life is that the second half of anything – lockdowns, holidays, life – goes quicker than the first. 

There are also suggestions that coronavirus vaccines could be made available for priority groups – the very old, the vulnerable, health and care workers – from as early as next week.

Every adult who wants a jab could be vaccinated by Easter I’ve read. I know there’s many a slip between cup and lip and the Government have messed up so much but I still can’t shake this sense of optimism.

While I was watching the behind closed doors ATP Tennis Finals yesterday they showed a clip of the last Wimbledon final where Djokovic beat Federer in an epic near five hour match, 13-12 in the final set.

The scenes of joy and exhilaration on the centre court seem from another time – people hugging, cheering, shouting, singing – how we’ve missed all that.

Now we know pretty much for sure that all these events cancelled this year will be happening in 2021 – Wimbledon, the Olympics, Euros Football.

I don’t want to get ahead of myself but chances are next year I’ll be able to go to a football match, watch a rock concert, fly long-haul to the Caribbean, dance in a foam party, swim up to a pool bar, bop in a sweaty beach bar – all of which I did in 2019.

Roll on 2021 I say and good riddance 2020.

Published by brianjonesdiary

Dad, husband, brother and son. Interested in travel, politics, sport, health and much more. Semi-retired and aiming to making the most of life as I approach my sixth decade.

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