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Title: COVID-19
Post by: Holly Goodhead on March 16, 2020, 09:36:11 AM
I'm surprised we haven't already got a thread dedicated to the above but I couldn't find one.

I will ask John to set up a separate section for this to enable us to discuss our concerns and experiences.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Wonderfulspam on March 16, 2020, 10:28:18 AM

I have no concerns at all, other than having to wipe with newspaper, since I'm a very long way off from receiving my pension.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Holly Goodhead on March 16, 2020, 11:32:06 AM
I have no concerns at all, other than having to wipe with newspaper, since I'm a very long way off from receiving my pension.

How would receiving a pension assist?
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Myster on March 16, 2020, 12:05:06 PM
That one flew straight over your head.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Miss Taken Identity on March 16, 2020, 10:54:13 PM
I'm surprised we haven't already got a thread dedicated to the above but I couldn't find one.

I will ask John to set up a separate section for this to enable us to discuss our concerns and experiences.

Sadie set one up in the McCann threads...I asked for it to be moved for others to ad to it.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Holly Goodhead on March 17, 2020, 12:55:09 PM
That one flew straight over your head.

Yep and it's still flying!
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Holly Goodhead on March 17, 2020, 01:28:47 PM
Sadie set one up in the McCann threads...I asked for it to be moved for others to ad to it.

What are your thoughts on the virus?  Are you changing how you usually live your life?

At the moment self and family are carrying on as usual just taking a few extra precautions eg using gloves in the gym and taking hand sanitiser everywhere to clean hands after touching anything communal. 

Afaik I'm healthy but taking steps to improve my immunity by eating all the right stuff and cutting back on booze.

I'm not working currently out of choice so would be happy to do any unpaid work eg dropping off food for the elderly who might not be up to ordering online or helping out in other ways.

I think the elderly should be encouraged to get online to Skype etc.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Holly Goodhead on March 18, 2020, 01:02:10 PM
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-51942217/coronavirus-violinists-play-titanic-hymn-in-front-of-empty-toilet-paper-aisle

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Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: mrswah on March 18, 2020, 07:26:40 PM
What are your thoughts on the virus?  Are you changing how you usually live your life?

At the moment self and family are carrying on as usual just taking a few extra precautions eg using gloves in the gym and taking hand sanitiser everywhere to clean hands after touching anything communal. 

Afaik I'm healthy but taking steps to improve my immunity by eating all the right stuff and cutting back on booze.

I'm not working currently out of choice so would be happy to do any unpaid work eg dropping off food for the elderly who might not be up to ordering online or helping out in other ways.

I think the elderly should be encouraged to get online to Skype etc.


Where on earth did you manage to get hand sanitiser, Holly?

I'm not really elderly(66), hubby is 72. We have just been on Skype with our little grandson in Canada, so yes, I agree with you there.  Unfortunately, a number of elderly people don't really know how to use computers (I know this, because I'm a volunteer at our local family history centre, and most people who need help with their research need it because they aren't familiar with I.T).

We have cut down enormously on socialising (no choice, as everything we usually do is closed), now down to dog walking and trips to the depleted supermarkets. We don't mind that much: we have a garden, computers, TV, books. I think some people are going to hate "social distancing" though. At the end of all this, I would guess that a good number of people who have managed to escape the virus will have mental health problems, or will be thinking about divorce. Just my opinion---------.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Vertigo Swirl on March 19, 2020, 12:03:47 AM
I'm surprised we haven't already got a thread dedicated to the above but I couldn't find one.

I will ask John to set up a separate section for this to enable us to discuss our concerns and experiences.
There are three threads on the topic in this part of the forum - I thought you were a moderator?  Shouldnít you be aware of the hot topics of discussion on the forum?

http://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?board=103.0
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Holly Goodhead on March 19, 2020, 04:57:11 PM

Where on earth did you manage to get hand sanitiser, Holly?

I'm not really elderly(66), hubby is 72. We have just been on Skype with our little grandson in Canada, so yes, I agree with you there.  Unfortunately, a number of elderly people don't really know how to use computers (I know this, because I'm a volunteer at our local family history centre, and most people who need help with their research need it because they aren't familiar with I.T).

We have cut down enormously on socialising (no choice, as everything we usually do is closed), now down to dog walking and trips to the depleted supermarkets. We don't mind that much: we have a garden, computers, TV, books. I think some people are going to hate "social distancing" though. At the end of all this, I would guess that a good number of people who have managed to escape the virus will have mental health problems, or will be thinking about divorce. Just my opinion---------.

I've always been a bit of a clean freak so hand sanitiser is something I always have in stock which has recently been replenished through a good friend who's a beauty therapist and uses big commercial tubs.

I don't really foresee any problems for us in that we can ammuse ourselves independently of each other and together too.

The local Waitrose cafe has closed so I'll miss that in terms of chatting to others.  I'll refrain from frequenting the local boozer so will miss that too.  The gym is still open but I'm  wondering if this is a good idea with sweat floating around so I'll probably just do more running and walking.

The elderly just need to overcome the phychological barriers of fearing change and the unknown.  Unless someone has learning difficulties grasping the basics is within the reach of everyone regardless of age.

I guess it depends how long it goes on for as to what any social. Implications might be but it must be difficult for families with dependent children. 

I can see it might lead to civil unrest if people's lives are adversely affected especially economically.  I guess this is the reason the Government is keen to introduce all sorts of measures offering people a lifeline but even when the virus is controlled it might well take a long while until life as we know it resumes!
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Myster on March 19, 2020, 05:36:46 PM
You could always drive yourself crackers doing word puzzles, crosswords or jigsaws before it's safe to emerge...

https://www.7littlewords.com/ (https://www.7littlewords.com/)

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/puzzles-and-crosswords/cryptic-crossword/?T=0 (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/puzzles-and-crosswords/cryptic-crossword/?T=0)

https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/ (https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/)
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: mrswah on March 19, 2020, 07:17:04 PM
You could always drive yourself crackers doing word puzzles, crosswords or jigsaws before it's safe to emerge...

https://www.7littlewords.com/ (https://www.7littlewords.com/)

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/puzzles-and-crosswords/cryptic-crossword/?T=0 (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/puzzles-and-crosswords/cryptic-crossword/?T=0)

https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/ (https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/)


I'm already a crossword and sudoku fan. Don't have the patience to do jigsaws, but hubby likes them.

Will spend more time cooking---but I think I'll give the pigeon pie a miss!
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Myster on March 19, 2020, 07:44:50 PM

I'm already a crossword and sudoku fan. Don't have the patience to do jigsaws, but hubby likes them.

Will spend more time cooking---but I think I'll give the pigeon pie a miss!
I print out the daily cryptic crossword and its solution above, staple them together and attempt each one in bed at night until they make me doze off.
I've got an inch thick pile of old ones still waiting to be completed. 8(8-))

The pie might taste better than it looks.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: sika on March 20, 2020, 06:55:37 AM
If you were in any doubt about just how many dumb, selfish cu*ts there are out there, get yourself down Tesco. 
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: puglove on March 20, 2020, 08:00:15 AM
If you were in any doubt about just how many dumb, selfish cu*ts there are out there, get yourself down Tesco.

It's like Threads.


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Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: barrier on March 20, 2020, 09:40:59 AM
If you were in any doubt about just how many dumb, selfish cu*ts there are out there, get yourself down Tesco.

Went to Sainsbury's this morning to get some bread,managed to get two which is our fortnightly total,one for work next week,the other for the week after,now could I get a Chicken.eggs,flour,not on your nelly.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Holly Goodhead on March 20, 2020, 01:50:29 PM
If you were in any doubt about just how many dumb, selfish cu*ts there are out there, get yourself down Tesco.

I wouldn't mind betting most are obese too!

How many calories does the average person need if they're just hanging out at home? 
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Holly Goodhead on March 20, 2020, 04:08:59 PM
It is quiet ironic when you consider the steps taken to 'protect our way of life' from the likes of Islamic terrorism and fears about rogue states with nuclear weapons and Chinese/Russian computer hackers only to get bitten on the backside from a hiterto unknown invisible to the naked eye virus  8(8-))

As Donald Rumsfeld said:

Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.

Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: sika on March 20, 2020, 11:08:40 PM
What the f..k is happening in Italy?  What's to stop that happening here? 

I can't help but conclude that things are going to get really ugly here before too long. 
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Wonderfulspam on March 21, 2020, 08:52:25 AM
What the f..k is happening in Italy?  What's to stop that happening here? 

I can't help but conclude that things are going to get really ugly here before too long.

Like they haven't already?

Have you seen the queues in Waitrose?
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Vertigo Swirl on March 21, 2020, 05:49:03 PM
What the f..k is happening in Italy?  What's to stop that happening here? 

I can't help but conclude that things are going to get really ugly here before too long.
Itís interesting to note that you can use bad language without getting a warning, whereas when I write WTF I get points.  Itís a crazy old world.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: sika on March 21, 2020, 06:33:11 PM
What the f..k is happening in Italy?  What's to stop that happening here? 

I can't help but conclude that things are going to get really ugly here before too long.
Another 627 dead.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Holly Goodhead on March 22, 2020, 07:02:37 PM
Another 627 dead.

I was talking with a Swiss guy yesterday who said in his opinion part of the problem with Italy is the poor state of its health system and general poor standards of hygiene in areas the government is responsible for.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Angelo222 on March 22, 2020, 07:13:00 PM
I was talking with a Swiss guy yesterday who said in his opinion part of the problem with Italy is the poor state of its health system and general poor standards of hygiene in areas the government is responsible for.

With 244 deaths in the UK so far we appear to be just under where Italy was a fortnight ago.
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Holly Goodhead on March 22, 2020, 07:15:10 PM
Went into London yesterday with my Pete and the bikes on the car.  Brilliant day.  We cycled the length and breadth of the city including all the parks.  But it felt surreal with so little people, road traffic and planes flying overhead in and out of Heathrow.

It was nice to see so many families enjoying simple things in the parks like ball games and walking dogs.  Everyone seemed to be mindful of social distancing including 4 Canadians who had a big box of beer and were just standing 2m apart talking and getting their beers when required!
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Myster on March 22, 2020, 07:38:54 PM
Clever dog, your Pete, riding a bike.  Not much more of that I'm afraid because BoJo has got it in for those who stray from the path of righteousness, unless he catches the bug off Merkel first.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8140257/Germany-ban-gatherings-TWO-people-nationwide-crackdown.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8140257/Germany-ban-gatherings-TWO-people-nationwide-crackdown.html)
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: abs on November 05, 2020, 10:31:46 PM
Hi, I hope everyone is doing ok. Tough times for all of us.
Keeping my account alive, I guess! 💞
Title: Re: COVID-19
Post by: Myster on November 06, 2020, 06:51:40 AM
Hi, I hope everyone is doing ok. Tough times for all of us.
Keeping my account alive, I guess! 💞
Wow!... look who's back, our dishy Danish designer.  Hope you too (and your partner) are well.

Still no hope for poor Jem though. You still straddling the fence?