Hi everyone. Friday rolls round once again so welcome to another Free For All on Friday, for your posts on any topic you wish, keeping it within general community guidelines, of course.
A very warm welcome to those who have joined us this week, wherever you may be. All are welcome and we welcome your comments and questions. I hope we can help in at least some small way.
BrentW has beaten me to it this Friday with an absolutely wonderful study of a rabbit. Such talent BrentW. I really love this painting!
My own comment about the past week is that it seems in quite a large measure to have been one of those rare good news weeks.
I'm thinking firstly of the little girl in Australia, who against all the odds has been rescued from her kidnapper and returned safely to her parents! Surely everyone must have had moments of fearing the worst, so this would gladden anyone's heart, especially as, from TV footage, she doesn't appear to be too traumatised by her experience. I hope that proves to be the case.
Then not one, but two new medical announcements! Firstly a medication to help with treating the worst aspects of covid19. Surely that has to be really good news for helping people to avoid hospital admissions and to recover more easily.
And secondly the great statistics on the effects of the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine. This seems to be stunningly effective with such a high rate of preventing cervical cancer in the young. A wonderful result.
It's all combined to make me feel a little less bleak about the current state of affairs in the world.
Meantime, more mundanely, but importantly, I hope you've all had a good week and that a good weekend will follow. Take care everyone!