Hurrah! There will be seed-saved tomatoes, just as I was about to give up hope.
Today, in random pieces of delight shared by people I follow:
Last night we watched The Rose Tattoo on iTunes. Strange film, shot on Key West, which was why we watched it, with Anna Magnina and Burt Lancaster. She plays a woman widowed by her cheating husband, who eventually falls for Burt. Dated, histrionic, fun. Tennessee Williams wrote. Now, a competition: who was the worst young Italian? Burt, in this, or Warren Beatty in The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone, another Williams classic?
As a gardener myself, albeit without an actual garden, only a terrace full of pots, I could really relate to what Dezz.ie had to say.
But the really cool thing is that pink banner at the top of her site, and how it occupies the full window at any height until you scroll past it. That's intentional.
John Naughton asks: Also: isn’t herd immunity about vaccination, not infection?
Nope, it is about immunity. That may be the result of prior infection, or it may be the result of vaccination. Either way, what matters is the percentage of contacts who are susceptible.
Funny to feel a close affinity with what is happening to a friend half a world away, and interesting that Jason too needs his parks and open spaces. The biggest park here is the remnants of an old established family villa, and so is surrounded by high walls. That is how they manage to close it off. Another big park on the other side of town is much more open, and the rumours are that the city cops are just hanging out around the perimeter, trying to keep people out.
Kudos to @Cockos for offering a temporary Reaper license to anyone who needs one to work from home.