How Are We Coping?

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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Sun May 03, 2020 2:43 pm

Hi Greeners. Shame we couldn't share a Rusty Nail job. Stirred, but not shaken.

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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby The Old TomCat » Sun May 03, 2020 3:12 pm

Timb wrote:Self Discipline Tom. Just stop snacking and you can see what happens. Maybe your health will improve with self inflicted weight loss.

Tim, I've lost nearly two stone with almost no self discipline.
Still snacking but have done away with a permanent cup of tea sitting next to me.
One small cup every three hours is doing the trick.
I'm pleased.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Sun May 03, 2020 7:55 pm

The whole scenario strikes me as the warning that came with that cult Sci-Fi film; The day the earth stood still.

Fiction into fact!.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby GETCARTER » Mon May 04, 2020 8:41 am

OTC - well done !.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Greeners » Mon May 04, 2020 9:11 am

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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby The Old TomCat » Mon May 04, 2020 9:52 am

GETCARTER wrote:OTC - well done !.

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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Lady Magpie » Wed May 06, 2020 1:05 pm

You're not escaping my poems yet:

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YOU’RE HAVING A LAUGH.

Porky pig can’t help himself; he thinks my pros are daft
He rolls around upon his back, having a jolly good laugh
It wasn’t very long ago, that he was being blamed
For a another virus caused by him, he really was so shamed
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Swine flu was its name; it lasted though some years
People coughed and sneezed all day, the fever gave them tears
But that virus was so tame, compared to one right now
It caused so few worldly deaths, what, that was from a cow
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I’m sorry Porky if not you; a cow had made us ill
You make us laugh all the time, we need that happy pill
So tell us now, what’s the joke, it might be what we need
You’ve passed wind, I thought you sneezed; I’m leaving with some speed

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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Greeners » Thu May 07, 2020 10:27 am

Hi
Many years ago, my father was diagnosed with Glaucoma, consequently I have qualified for free annual eye tests since the age of 40.
Last October, following my annual test, the optician referred me to the “local” hospital eye clinic due to his detecting some thinning around the outside of one eye.
I had a consultant appointment for New Years Eve, which was later changed to March, that appointment then fell foul of the Covid hospital visit restrictions.
I have now received a most peculiar appointment notification. It contained a time and place similar to the previous one, but also included a slip with the information that rather than attending at the clinic it will be a telephone appointment.
I will be most interested to find out what a consultant can determine about my eyesight from a phone consultation.
Perhaps there will be some instructions as to setting up a Zoom connection for a follow up visit.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Greeners » Sun May 10, 2020 3:02 pm

Hi
Well at least I already have the T shirt
https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/t-shirt ... eeds-lerts
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby paulK » Wed May 13, 2020 11:16 pm

Whilst I watched the pre-recorded Boris on Sunday, I've ignored the news et al since then.

We're still doing our daily walks of 90 - 120 minutes and a shop every week or so. Decided to go for a spin on the bike last week.

Apart from that, don't get out of the house. Even my meds got delivered because I'm in 'that' age group.

Let the wife loose on my hair. Surprisingly, haven't regretted it.

Now that we can travel, will get that Acer I want for the garden. The trip into Somerset will probably do the car good.

Thought about going to the Brecon Beacons or Black Mountains to see what happens.

Wife home for another six weeks or so. Got her grant application yesterday. I'm busier than usual.

C'ést la vie!
My mileage; yours may vary, of course.....
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby TreeinWillsbridge » Thu May 14, 2020 9:05 am

paulK wrote:Whilst I watched the pre-recorded Boris on Sunday, I've ignored the news et al since then.

We're still doing our daily walks of 90 - 120 minutes and a shop every week or so. Decided to go for a spin on the bike last week.

Apart from that, don't get out of the house. Even my meds got delivered because I'm in 'that' age group.

Let the wife loose on my hair. Surprisingly, haven't regretted it.

Now that we can travel, will get that Acer I want for the garden. The trip into Somerset will probably do the car good.

Thought about going to the Brecon Beacons or Black Mountains to see what happens.

Wife home for another six weeks or so. Got her grant application yesterday. I'm busier than usual.

C'ést la vie!


Don't cross into Wales they are still in Lock Down, you'll likely get fined!
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Greeners » Thu May 14, 2020 11:14 am

Hi
TreeinWillsbridge wrote:
paulK wrote:Don't cross into Wales they are still in Lock Down, you'll likely get fined!

Greeners wrote:Hi
Presumably someone who lives in Chepstow and works in Tutshill at a job which is permissible at the moment, won't be able to go back home if he/she decides to cross the border to go to work.

Aust to Beachley both in England would be 67 mls apart if you aren't allowed to enter Wales and only 7.4mls if you can.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby paulK » Thu May 14, 2020 7:22 pm

Greeners wrote:Hi
TreeinWillsbridge wrote:
paulK wrote:Don't cross into Wales they are still in Lock Down, you'll likely get fined!

Greeners wrote:Hi
Presumably someone who lives in Chepstow and works in Tutshill at a job which is permissible at the moment, won't be able to go back home if he/she decides to cross the border to go to work.

Aust to Beachley both in England would be 67 mls apart if you aren't allowed to enter Wales and only 7.4mls if you can.


Given that Wales isn't allowed to pass employment laws, I guess, Welsh companies can go back to work. As for travel to and from work, that's permissible under Welsh Law AFAIK. It doesn't stipulate you have to work in the country you reside in :roll:

Not that I care :roll:
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Lady Magpie » Fri May 15, 2020 10:49 am

You can't stop me:

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PIGEONS NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING.

Our lives are well restriction, during a lock-down day
We have to keep our distance, when out to shop or play
But someone hasn’t told these birds, not to get so near
When they sit upon the a roof, waiting for the road to clear
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You see they spend their days on roads, pecking at the tars
Looking for seeds and little grubs, dropped by passing cars
Living in a country place, many tractors on the streets
The birds have a search around, for all those special treats.
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But every time a car goes by, they fly up in the air
Playing chicken all the time, with only seconds to spare
Drivers often hit the brakes, giving themselves a lurch
But these birds fly away, returning to this perch
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Two metres we are told to stay, a gap we must not fill
But these very naughty birds, haven’t learnt that drill
I haven’t heard of any news, of pigeon’s taken sick
They did suffer from a flu; this virus, they're immune to it.

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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby The Old TomCat » Fri May 15, 2020 2:00 pm

Lady Magpie wrote:You can't stop me:
LM

And I note you are getting your poems published in the local press SNJ.
Well done. They are good as is this one.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Lady Magpie » Fri May 15, 2020 3:27 pm

The Old TomCat wrote:
Lady Magpie wrote:You can't stop me:
LM

And I note you are getting your poems published in the local press SNJ.
Well done. They are good as is this one.


Thank you Tom.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby NewForestRover » Fri May 15, 2020 7:14 pm

I really like pigeons so really like the pigeon one. Very good.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby GETCARTER » Sat May 16, 2020 8:51 am

I like pigeons too - lovely in a flakey pie with peas , mash and onion gravy.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby The Old TomCat » Sat May 16, 2020 8:55 am

GETCARTER wrote:I like pigeons too - lovely in a flakey pie with peas , mash and onion gravy.


:lol: :lol:

I was tempted to say same on previous post but refrained from doing so, Forest Green Rovers being a vegan club.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat May 16, 2020 10:03 am

NewForestRover wrote:I really like pigeons so really like the pigeon one. Very good.


I have some very said news: I went out the other morning to bring my recycling bins in. I noticed the road completely covered in white feathers, enough to cover a pigeon. Sadly one did't jump quick enough and it's deceased body was picked up by the bin men.

Rest in peace Gregory - as in Gregory Peck.

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