Friday, December 25, 2020

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!

Have a jolly December 25th, everybody! 

Ho, ho, ho and a Merry Christmas to y'all!

Maybe, not so jolly in the UK because The Guardian carried a news report on Wednesday that even though the French have decided to lift their blockade, UK supermarkets and their suppliers have begun to airlift fresh fruits and vegetables into the country. 

As it is, thousands of trucks and vans carrying replenishments remain stuck outside Dover in England’s south-eastern county of Kent. 

In fact, one major supermarket, which declined to be named, had already begun flying in produce from Spain and north Africa and another said it was considering doing so. Lufthansa had landed 80 tonnes of fruits and vegetables at Doncaster airport in South Yorkshire, England on Wednesday – and the German airline are considering scheduling additional special cargo flights to meet demand. 

While some fresh food shelves could look bare in coming days, retailers urged shoppers not to panic buy. They said there would still be plenty of food as traditional Christmas fare such as potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts and parsnips were largely grown in the UK and there were plenty of supplies of long-life goods such as tinned and packet foods. 

No matter, the Brits will survive lah.

Celtic's return to form continued on Wednesday with a convincing 2-0 win over the Scottish Premiership's bottom side Ross County. 

Midfielder David Turnbull knocked in the opener in the twenty-third minute after being set up by Jeremie Frimpong. And striker Leigh Griffiths headed in a second from a Ryan Christie cross after 61 minutes to clinch three points against the struggling Staggies. 

Celtic stay 16 points behind Rangers, having played three fewer matches.

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