2021: Coronavirus Has Changed My World... Part 1!
The final few months of 2020 were less than ordinary, Miss Rona made the U.S elections a tad more challenging, but a change would come! Before Big Ben chimed, it was secured that the UK would have two vaccines approved by the MHRA! Christmas was under Tier 3 restrictions with Tier 4 catching us before New Year's, don't tell me a third lockdown will be on the cards? Rona!
Finding out that filming for 'Rupaul's Drag Race UK' had stopped in March 2020 was enough to push me over the edge. Rupaul and Michelle Visage had only just passed through their quarantine before the UK went back into lockdown. I was put ease to hear that Series Two had been filmed, the break in the production gave the series some edge. In the meantime I had 'All Stars 5' to keep me going through the Summer but as the Autumn and Winter arrived, I needed more! For my birthday I was gifted one year's subscription to World Of Wonder Plus (the Gay Netflix) so I could immerse myself deep into 'Drag Race Holland'. Reading the subtitles took some going but I found it really endearing and useful to remember the trademark catchphrases that 'Fred Van Leer' would say as the main judge. Envy Peru gave me the essence of my sister 'Fiorella' because both Peruvians had travelled to a second country and had worked damn hard! Canada's Drag Race in the Summer saved me! I lived for the French Canadian, Ms. Rita Baga!
The UK and USA weren't the only countries with issues, Continental Europe fell under lockdown measures as Christmas Day beckoned. Nottingham, England had let itself down with a medium scale European Christmas Market! Pandemic or nah? Germany took back the lockdown, keeping with the holiday spirit it kept things sensible. Several drive-thru Christmas Markets were fashioned to combat the rise of the virus, they still knew how to celebrate responsibly. Whilst the USA voted, New Zealand had declared a state of 'COVID FREE' life since the pandemic had reached the shores of the North and South Islands. Jacinda Arden worked her magic, being practically perfect in every single way. The female Kiwi leader knew what to do, she kept the economy going whilst the borders were firmly shut tight! Back in Blighty, the borders remained open! November turned into December with the second national lockdown lifted it was a precarious situation, the cases had subsided but the Pfizer Vaccine had not been secured! Jesus!