Daily Post – April 12th

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

390 days in Carcassonne since

1st lockdown in March 2020


VACCINE – Just opened to the over-55s, vaccination with the product developed by AstraZeneca has already come to a halt. The number of doses of the vaccine delivered to France this week will be half the number expected.

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PARDI, the French spritz made in Limoux

Aude has nothing to envy the Italians. Maison Antech, which has specialised for six generations in the production of sparkling AOC wines, and Kina Karo, two companies based in the Aude, have combined their know-how to produce their Spritz à la Française. “Le Pardi” is a 100% Aude cocktail, born in 2020 in Limoux, which brings a little sparkle to our confined lives.

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A frustrating experience at some point but I have completed yesterday my income tax return for 2020 revenues and anticipated 2021. The online form cannot cope with foreign pension from more than one country.


Mars Helicopter Flight Delayed to no earlier than April 14

Based on data from the Ingenuity Mars helicopter that arrived late Friday night, NASA has chosen to reschedule the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first experimental flight to no earlier than April 14.

During a high-speed spin test of the rotors on Friday, the command sequence controlling the test ended early due to a “watchdog” timer expiration. This occurred as it was trying to transition the flight computer from ‘Pre-Flight’ to ‘Flight’ mode. The helicopter is safe and healthy and communicated its full telemetry set to Earth.

The watchdog timer oversees the command sequence and alerts the system to any potential issues. It helps the system stay safe by not proceeding if an issue is observed and worked as planned.

The helicopter team is reviewing telemetry to diagnose and understand the issue. Following that, they will reschedule the full-speed test.


Cloudy and windy and wet for the next couple of days.



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