A lot of people have asked, Mr Duncan, why don't
you do any filming around the place in which you
live? Well today I've decided to put that right.
Here I am in the place that I am rather happy
to call home. This is Much Wenlock in Shropshire,
which is in the UK. Nice to see you here today.
I hope you are feeling well. I'm in the church yard
at the moment. This is a beautiful church yard,
autumn is in the air, it's a very crisp day here
in England and everything is rather nice to be
honest. Behind me... just behind, me you
might not be able to see it at the moment
because of the angle of the camera, but Holy
Trinity church just behind me. A very old
medieval church going back hundreds of years
and I suppose I should also mention the strange
situation that we are in at the moment
here and of course all around the world.
As lots and lots of people are now dealing
with coronavirus, covid19, the terrible lurgy.
'Lurgy', that's an interesting word. Lurgy
means bug or infection. Something that might
spread diseases is a lurgy, or maybe if you come
down with a cold or something that makes you feel
unwell, you might say that you have the lurgy.
Anyway enough of that, we are going to take in
a few sights of the place in which I live and
of course we will have some little looks, some
little peeps at the autumnal weather that
we are enjoying right now here in England!
Needless to say, the past few
months have been quite chaotic,
both here in England and around the world.
As people become used to the new way of
doing things, the towns have become more busy,
with people going out again Albeit hesitantly.
Depending on where you live in England
will decide what types of restrictions
those in that area will have to observe.
Here in Much Wenlock, the restrictions
have been less obstructive, than say
those imposed in the north of England.
Many shops have reopened and people
are able to move around more freely.
The most apparent rule in place is the one
concerning the wearing of face coverings.
Those entering shops are required
to wear face masks at all times.
Public houses and restaurants while having no
enforced face mask rules, still have restrictions
in place concerning social distancing.
For many living in England, these rules
have become quite confusing, as they
do tend to vary from area to area.
Fortunately for us, the county of Shropshire is
where Much Wenlock is situated, which affords this
area a great deal of freedom, as Shropshire is one
of the least densely populated regions in England.
Fewer people means more space to exist in.
Of course when given the choice, most people
would prefer to live in a town or city,
where there are more things to do and many
more places to go to for entertainment.
At least they were before the various lockdown
restrictions were introduced during 2020.
You know, I've always wondered what
it must be like to be one of those
roving reporters one of those reporters
that tends to stand on street corners doing
live commentary, or maybe recorded commentary
to camera. Well now I'm doing it right here in
Much Wenlock and I must be honest with you, one of
the things I always notice if you do any filming
near a main road, you will find that the traffic
will always slow down because people think maybe
perhaps you are not a reporter from
the local newspaper. Maybe you are
actually a policeman recording the cars, just
to make sure that they are all traveling at the
correct speed. So you will notice whenever
you actually start filming near a roadside
you will always notice that the traffic will
slow down it will all start to slow down...
and occasionally people will also sound their car
horn as well, like like that guy behind me just
did. There is one thing I have noticed over the
past few days. The traffic and I suppose people
in general have started going out more and more.
It would appear that things are slowly beginning
to get back to normal. It's hard to believe
that a couple of months ago you wouldn't
see any traffic on the roads, but now as you can
see there is a lot going on. Many - many people,
lots of traffic and many people now going
about their usual business, as if everything
has returned back to normal. As we all
know, we are a long way from normality.
Well the weather forecast has called for rain this
afternoon. There is rain in the air right now,
so I think it is time for me to end
this short video. I hope you've enjoyed
it. Catch me again soon for another English
lesson and also don't forget my live streams
as well. This is Mr Duncan in Much Wenlock,
in England saying - thanks for watching,
catch you later and of course
until the next time we meet here...
ta ta for now.