Monday Week 6 of lockdown in the UK

by davebarclay1954

I tend to get the feeling that our politicians only care about us at election times. I don’t want to drag this down to the level I have been feeling recently (the reason I haven’t been on here for a while). I hope you’re doing well, staying home as much as possible and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.

As I said I don’t want to drag anyone down to the levels I’ve been feeling recently, what with being cooped up and looking as though the death toll here in the UK is going to top 150,000 because of the slow speed our Prime Minister took to lock down the country. Now on the brighter side I have found some things to smile about recently, hence the reason I’m back writing on here. If you haven’t watched it yet there is a movie about the beginning of Transformers being here on Earth and it’s a wonderful feel good movie, no Shia Le Bouef but the lead is another teenager with everyday problems who finds Bumble Bee after his throat has been ripped apart to remove his voice simulator.

If you don’t like the transformers movies then I would give this a miss but there is another movie (again from last year) that I have seen, while on lockdown and that was Yesterday, premise during a technical glitch on planet earth everyone (apart from a few who were incognito when the glitch happened) have forgotten all about the Beatles. One of them is a singer who, when he realises no one can remember the Beatles makes a fortune out of plagiarising their songs and music and releasing them as his own.

Ed Sheeran may not be everyone’s cup of tea but how he managed to keep a straight face when listening to Yesterday, Back in the USSR and other classic Lennon/McCartney compositions is beyond me. I still have the Die Hard box set to watch, Lethal Weapon movies and the Matrix trilogy so I think I will finish off for now and go and do something productive with my Easter Monday before I settle down for a binge fest of Mel Gibson or Bruce Willis. Catch up again before long, hopefully the lockdown will last a few more weeks and we can get together over a beer or short if you prefer and laugh at some of the things we have done to keep ourselves amused.

Take care, stay indoors as much as possible and keep yourself safe.