I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the job of trying to control this virus so that health services can cope, and all the attendant admin, is incredible. I’d not want to be responsible for it, but for goodness sake, who on earth thought it a good idea to announce that desperately needed equipment from Turkey would arrive the day before it was ordered.

OK, it gets the medics and the press off your back for one day, but can the oncoming and utterly foreseeable ridicule be worth it?

As I said, being a health secretary at the moment can be no fun no matter what country you live in and I don’t envy Handcock his job, but come on you guys.



This is a spoof. There probably isn’t anyone who’s daft enough to really think this… or is there?


I’ve been keeping in touch with Abu in Malaysia. He and his family are doing well.

He sent me this article, which is most informative, and asked me to share it with you.  You may like to have a look.



With thanks to John, Brenda and Andi.

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And… 20.

2019:  Stay away from negative people.
2020:  Stay away from positive people.
The world has turned upside down.
Old folks are sneaking out of the house,
and their kids are yelling at them to stay indoors!
You think it’s bad now?
In 20 years our country will be run by people
homeschooled by day drinkers.
This virus has done what no woman had been able to do …
cancel all sports, shut down all bars, and keep men at home!!!
Do not call the police on suspicious people in your neighbourhood!
Those are your neighbours without makeup and hair extensions!

Day 7 at home and the dog is looking at me like,
See? This is why I chew the furniture!”
Does anyone know if we can take showers yet,
or should we just keep washing our hands???
I never thought the comment “I wouldn’t touch him/her with a six-foot pole
would become a national policy, but here we are!
Me: “Alexa what’s the weather this weekend?”
Alexa: “It doesn’t matter – you’re not going anywhere.”

I swear my fridge just said
“What the hell do you want now?”
When this is over …
what meeting do I attend first …
Weight Watchers or AA?
Quarantine has turned us into dogs.
We roam the house all day looking for food.
We are told “no” if we get too close to strangers.
And we get really excited about car rides.
If you keep a glass of wine in each hand,
you can’t accidentally touch your face.  
This cleaning with alcohol is total b.s..
NOTHING gets done after that first bottle.
Kinda’ starting to understand why
pets try to run out of the house when the door opens.
I’m so excited it’s time to take the garbage out.
I wonder what I should wear?
Where’s your husband?…. In the garden …. I didn’t see him …. You just need to dig a little.
My Mom always told me I wouldn’t accomplish anything by laying in the bed all day…but look at me now!  I’m saving the world!

Whoever owes you money,
go to their house now.
They should be at home.
Homeschooling Day #5:
They all graduated. #Done.
Home-schooling is going pretty well so far,
except two students were suspended for fighting,
and one teacher fired for drinking on the job!


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1. No use complaining, Orangs. Munguin said as it was Orthodox Easter this week, John had a right to bunnies same as everyone else!
2. OK. This is the last week you rabbits get to be in charge.  No excuses about it being Easter in Antarctica next week.
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3. Fountains Abbey.
4. Wow, only days old and I’ve made it on to Munguin’s Republic’s Soppy Sunday already.
n sedge wren
5. What? Even little birds can go to the gym, you know!
n puss
6. That’s better. You really miss a lot when you’re only 5 inches tall if you don’t have a handy human to hoist you up.
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7. Me on my human’s legs… and then me on my own (much better) legs.
n 3 week old red fox orphan
8. Little orphan here, but being well looked after.
house finches
9. Feed me…
n porthcawl
10. Porthcawl at high tide.
n whos a [retty fella
11. I’m rather pretty, don’t you think?
n greece
12. Greece.
13. Buddies.
14. I’m ready for my close up, Mr de Mille.
15. Just gonna try to get my legs straight, then I’m off for a gallop.
Lion Cubs ARE AMAZING ☆ Cute Baby Lions [Funny Pets] - YouTube
16. Grrrr. Kids? Who’d have them?
17. Just getting a last picture in before the Orthodox Easter is over and these orangutans take over everything again.
18. These rabbits. eh? Give them an inch and they take a furlong!
19. This is me on my holidays at my Uncle Dani’s in Hungary. A nice break from these damned rabbits and orangutans fighting for supremacy.
20. Oh, dear! I hope Munguin isn’t too cross. He can be a fractious animal at times. Anyway, we will be back next week, when there is no Easter on the calendar.  Stay safe and healthy till then.

Ed… If you are seeing this, please let us know that you are OK. We’re all concerned about you.







I’ve never been a fan of Piers Morgan.

However, on the matter of the Virus crisis, where many other interviewers have sucked up to ministers, failing to pick them up on their inability to answer the simplest of questions with any more than a series of stuttering, stammering platitudes, he seems to have stood out as a shining example of the “hard talk” interviewer. He won’t take crap for an answer.

I take my hat off to him for that…



For those who may have missed it, way down in the comments in the last article, Panda Paws sources a government paper which confirms what we were told yesterday. She links it there but for some reason, I can’t get the link to work in the body of the text.




A nice tribute to our First Minister from Brian May.


Stay safe, everyone… And that’s an order from Munguin.






Are there any other countries out there that would be willing to supply Scotland with PPE, because it seems our dear friends and partners don’t give a stuff about us.

Panda Paws provided a document that lays out clearly that this was not (as whatever the Scottish Office now calls itself ) a misunderstanding.

Supplying PPE to NHS Trusts
1.31 NHS Supply Chain and Clipper Logistics supported by the Armed Forces, are
working to regularly push critical PPE supplies to every single NHS Trust in
England. Since 25 February 2020, at least 654 million items of PPE have been
supplied in this way. From today, these deliveries will take place every day, and
we are working to ensure hospitals have sufficient advance notice of what will
arrive to make sure they can make the most of this service.
1.32 The new system has started by operating a ‘push’ model, with essential equipment
being issued to NHS Trusts based on the expected number of Covid-19 patients.
Once the flow of PPE stabilises, we anticipate returning to a more systematic
approach based on the demand signals from each Trust.
Supplying PPE to primary care providers and pharmacies
1.33 For primary care providers in the community we have organised emergency drops
of PPE. These were delivered to individual GP surgeries, community pharmacies,
dentists, urgent dental centres and hospices across England. We have also
released PPE to wholesalers for onward sale to these providers. In total, 22
million items of PPE have been made available in these ways.
1.34 We have also written to all Local Authorities to ask them to communicate directly
with local care providers with details of how to contact and escalate service
continuity issues.
Supplying PPE to social care providers
1.35 We are working around the clock to ensure those working in social care are
receiving the PPE they need. This is a sector where we have seen a significant
spike in demand for PPE to ensure some of the most vulnerable in our
communities are protected.
1.36 As an initial step, social care providers across England received an emergency
drop of 7 million items of PPE, so that every CQC registered care home and
social care provider received at least 300 face masks to meet immediate needs.
Starting in the week beginning 6th April 2020, we have authorised the release of a
further 34 million items of PPE across 38 local resilience forums (LRFs), including
8 million aprons, 4 million masks and 20 million pairs of gloves.
1.37 The additional PPE stocks distributed to LRFs will be managed and distributed via
Local Authorities and should primarily to be distributed to health and social care
Personal Protective Equipment Strategy
settings. If necessary, this equipment can also be used for wider public services
where LRFs identify need and in line with the clinical need as advised by PHE
clinical guidance on PPE.
1.38 We recognise that the social care sector operates differently to the NHS, and we
need to take different steps to ensure that providers can continue to access PPE.
23 million items of PPE have been released to designated wholesalers for onward
sale to social care providers. We have made arrangements with seven
wholesalers to supply PPE to the social care sector. Careshop, Blueleaf,
Delivernet, Countrywide Healthcare, Nexon Group, Wightman and Parrish and
Gompels will all provide supplies to care providers registered with the Care Quality
1.39 We have taken further steps to make it easier to get PPE. DHSC, NHSE&I, NHS
Supply Chain, Clipper logistics and the Armed Forces are working together to
develop a Parallel Supply Chain (PSC) to support the normal supply chain. This is
a dedicated channel for critical PPE, and core PPE products for Covid-19 are
flowing through this.
1.40 The PSC is supporting improved speed and reliability of delivery for these items,
whilst relieving pressure on the established supply chain so that it can deliver
‘business as usual’ products. The PSC is intended to service social care providers,
as well as others across the health and care system.
1.41 This is in addition to a new website for ordering PPE, described in more detail
below, which we aim to expand to service social care providers.


However, I’m sure you will all be delighted to know that Princess Beatrix, (who, I hear you ask, so I’ll tell you) one of AirMiles’ daughters, is planning her wedding for 2021 and she has promised that it will be big and extravagant in order to lift the spirits of the nation.

Whoop de do.

Oh, that’s always assuming that the FBI hasn’t caught up with her father and put him in a New York jail by then. I believe his friend, Epstein, no longer needs his.


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1. A poem and cartoon for Munguin.
2. I’m taking over for the orangutans today because it’s Easter and I’ve been promoted.
3. What a fine tree.
n twins dave
4. Are we, like, twins?
n mum son dog dave
5. So, would that make us triplets?
n easter
6. How Eastery.
n coo
7. Are cows good for easter? Asking for a friend.
8.  I’m late, I’m late for a very important date.
9. Where are the orangutans? I came especially to see them? I want my money back!
10. OK, Cat. Clearly, the little one didn’t want to come… but they are here now.
11. Not many dogs, this week Munguin!
12. OK OK… dogs it is, Benny the Bunny!
13. Vatican City on this strange Easter day.
cat and boy
14. If music be the food of cats… I’d prefer Whiskas.
15. Tris hiding from Munguin. Just 10 minutes’ peace, PLEASE!
green racer.
16. Green racer.
jk ranch
17. Bus service is poor around here!
n hyenas
18. Settle down for a snooze.
19. Hello there…
sleepy bunny
20.  Phew, that was exhausting.  Still, Bunnies do this just as well as Orangutans. Don’t you think?

Grateful to Dave and to Andi for their contributions… 

Uh oh, I see there’s someone who wants to say something here…

Baby orangutan photos Borneo
21. WHAT? Silly rabbit. Only Orangutans can curate Soppy Sunday! Just you remember that. We’re back in charge next week. Rabbits, huh?