April the 1st 2020

Seems a suitable appropriate day to try and reconnect with my blog. April fools day 2020

Stuck inside self isolating at home with my wife and three boys. Covid 19 or conorvirus is having a debilitating effect on pretty much everyone on the planet at the moment.

I am unable to carry out my work duties as most of the sites I attend are closed. Also I am self isolating as it would appear I have two of the symptoms. High temperature 37.96C and a new persistent cough. The symptoms pretty much appeared on Sunday 29th March. My temperature has gone down and my cough has pretty much disappeared after only a few days. I feel much better. so fingers crossed for the future.

Seems quite unbelievable just how the world has changed in such a relatively short period of time a virus has pretty much crippled humanity. Though humanity seems to have taken the huge decision of trying to save the most lives. Surely this shows a huge step in the footsteps of a more tolerant and caring species.

I seem to have bounced back quite easily from my unconfirmed bought of Covid 19 and I would from reading, suspect a huge majority will recover having only experienced mild to moderate symptoms. I would like to have been given a Covid 19 test but front line medical staff are struggling to get themselves tested, I can’t complain.

Today I read that dinosaurs walked in Antartica 90 millions years ago when it was a huge rainforest. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52125369. How amazing presumably in time that huge ice mass will melt and that land will be slowly reborn. Its such a huge land mass and these nasa images and narrative are gold https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/news/antarctic-ice-sheet-20140512

There is great piece https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2148-5 but unfortunately you have to pay to read the whole article. Basically a three meter section of drill core sediment showing 92 to 83 millions years ago in a paleo altitude of 82Degrees South during the Turonian – Santonian age. when atmospheric C02 levels of over 1000ppm. The antarctic was a massive rainforest. Filled with life and wonder.

Tracing my ancestral DNA is possibly one of the best things I’ve ever done!

Hopefully it’s not going to be something over time that is a problem, and if it is something that affects one of my offspring, I apologise.

The tracing of your ancestry DNA and finding out where you come from can be quite addictive, the results can be mind blowing, I think it’s fair to say you don’t know who your are, until you’ve had a DNA test.

For me its something that just seems to be more interesting and mind opening experience. I found out I have DNA with this group https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lugii

The Lugii or as also know the Vandals