It was warmer this morning but I still wore a long sleeve base layer only under a short sleeve top this morning. There’s nothing like arriving at work in a sweaty mess high on endorphins feeling like I have had a good piece of exercise. I took a shortish route as I had forgotten an early morning appointment before mid morning teaching. There were less cars than expected on the busy roads which made it bearable. Pleasant even, but they river tow path, replete of people with deafening birdsong was the highlight.
The Paediatric ED team managed a simulated 6 year old with DKA, practicing using the new guidelines really effectively. Practice makes permanent as they say in sports coaching. All I will say about the Respiratory Emergency Dept is that they are nowhere near permanent but there is plenty of time before the inevitable 2nd wave of infections. Now that the weather is warm and a number of people are still working from home, furloughed or jobless, Britons are doing what they do best in the summer and flooding the beaches. There must be a secret cure on the coast that I don’t know about because it seems that people don’t need to stay 2 metres apart.
I couldn’t get away from work soon enough but had to wait for an over running virtual meeting to finish before locking up. For England in May, 26°C is hot and the heat welcomed me like a furnace when leaving the coolness of my building. I didn’t have much fuel in the tank for a long one so kept it brief on the way home, keeping away from the main roads unless I had to be on one. After 15km, I was done. The heat and lack of sleep sapped me. All I could do was dawdle the next 8km home on the last dregs of caffeine floating in my system. The thought of a bit of a lie in and working from home tomorrow as well as the promise of cheesy bacon wedges in the oven kept me going.
Total UK deaths: 35,704 (363)