Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A cash crop

The Civil Guard from Jacarilla discovered this cannabis plantation in a courtyard in Bigastro. In total there were 24 plants along with 926gms of buds worth 4,722 Euros.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Caution still required

 Although the State of Alarm has now ended, we are reminded that coronavirus is not yet beaten and so we must remain vigilant.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Name that mountain

On a clear day, mountains in the far distance become visible.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Parks open

Playgrounds are now open in Bigastro. The opening hours will be normal, i.e. from 09.00am to midnight. Every day, at 07:30, before the opening of these spaces, municipal disinfection tasks will be carried out.

This is really good news. We are used to seeing the main park full of children playing, especially in the cooler hours of the evening. They must have missed this opportunity to meet friends and let off a bit of steam and I'll bet their parents are glad to get them outside for awhile. 

Monday, June 08, 2020

The madness continues

From today, passengers travelling to the UK are expected to quarantine for 14 days at an address they provide. However, the Home Office say the system will be unworkable.

There are no means for the Border Force to check if the details you give are correct. If the details are obviously false e.g. you give your name as Boris Johnson then they can ask you to correct the details otherwise you will just pass through. Those that haven't filled in a form will be asked to do so on a tablet. Problem is, there is only one tablet available at each border point.

Once you have cleared the check, you are then free to go. You can travel by public transport, go to a supermarket or even the beach on your way to your designated address.

Chances of anyone checking if you have actually quarantined are slim to say the least and if you gave a mobile phone number as your contact, you could be anywhere.

If all else fails and they do catch up with you, tell them you have gone out to check your eyesight. 


Thursday, June 04, 2020

Going to the beach

Guardamar beaches are open but you MUST obey the rules if you go there.

I think they should make some of those rules permanent. E.g, stop people going down at the crack of dawn to set up camp only to then saunter down about midday. 

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

IKEA Warrington

They opened the store yesterday, just look at the queue to get in. 

Monday, June 01, 2020

The new rules