How Are We Coping?

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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby The Old TomCat » Sat May 16, 2020 10:48 am

Lady Magpie wrote:
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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I don't know whether to say 'Oh, how sad or laugh out loud'

Your post reminded of the Reginald Bosanquet newscast when he announced that firemen had rescued a pensioner's cat from the top of a tree.
He added that the pensioner was overjoyed that the firemen had had saved her precious moggy, that is until their fire-engine ran the cat over as it drove away.

Bosanguet was under strict instructions to deliver the item in a deadpan manner, which he did.
Half the country was distressed for the old lady and her deceased cat while the other half were in fits of laughter at the absurdity of the outcome.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby NewForestRover » Sat May 16, 2020 6:05 pm

I hate the anti-pigeon brigade.

Those that don't respect them, see them as vermin, think their lives don't matter and make cruel comments about them on football forums! :x

They are living creatures, trying to survive the same as we are.

I feed them whenever I can.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby The Old TomCat » Sat May 16, 2020 6:36 pm

Kept out of the way today, my wife and her grandchildren were on Skype and cooking together in their separate homes.
I believe it was something like chocolate cookies, which they all know I won't touch.
All I know there seemed to be big smiles and laughs coming from the kitchen.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby GETCARTER » Sat May 16, 2020 7:16 pm

Whenever we are in Kernow, which is about every two months,I make a real effort to feed the seagulls in the harbour,every morning,with our left-overs,scraps,and bread,etc. I do get some strange looks, especially off the locals, but hey-ho, they are all God,s creatures and deserve a little help. Nothing wrong in that , in my mind. A couple of canny birds actually look out for me in anticipation of their next freebie, scoffing the morsels as quick as i can throw it. Back home, i still check on the web-cam and see them . My wife thinks i,m mad !.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby NewForestRover » Sat May 16, 2020 8:06 pm

GETCARTER wrote:Whenever we are in Kernow, which is about every two months,I make a real effort to feed the seagulls in the harbour,every morning,with our left-overs,scraps,and bread,etc. I do get some strange looks, especially off the locals, but hey-ho, they are all God,s creatures and deserve a little help. Nothing wrong in that , in my mind. A couple of canny birds actually look out for me in anticipation of their next freebie, scoffing the morsels as quick as i can throw it. Back home, i still check on the web-cam and see them . My wife thinks i,m mad !.


You're not mad. You deserve a medal.

You're just being nice to the seagulls, same as I'm being nice to the pigeons (and the crows!)

They need us to help them survive.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby The Old TomCat » Sun May 17, 2020 6:50 am

GETCARTER wrote:Whenever we are in Kernow, which is about every two months,I make a real effort to feed the seagulls in the harbour,every morning,with our left-overs,scraps,and bread,etc. I do get some strange looks, especially off the locals, but hey-ho, they are all God,s creatures and deserve a little help. Nothing wrong in that , in my mind. A couple of canny birds actually look out for me in anticipation of their next freebie, scoffing the morsels as quick as i can throw it. Back home, i still check on the web-cam and see them . My wife thinks i,m mad !.


The problem this century is that the populations of pigeons and seagulls have grown out of proportion and they are becoming pests.
Pigeons are known as 'rats with wings' while people living in coastal towns are terrified by aggressive seagulls.
A cull of their numbers would do no harm.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Timb » Tue May 19, 2020 8:31 pm

Sitting out in the garden under the flight path to Heathrow. No police sirens, next to no traffic. A plane went over about an hour ago. Chatter in various gardens. And above all else chattering birds.

Plenty of recycling of beer bottles.

Working out new strategies and policies to get everyone back into the office. Home working is not the future. Productivity is well down...

Keep calm and carry on...
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Timb » Tue May 19, 2020 8:33 pm

In fact it's so quiet its surreal.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby TreeinWillsbridge » Wed May 20, 2020 3:19 pm

It would be nice to get out and do some limited socialising again, this is tough for those of us locked down on our own.

Why are there no plans to open hairdressers & barbers f.c.s? I expected my home cut to grow out but it hasn't. :lol:

Has anybody else noted that Govn't Ministers hair doesn't seem to grow?
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Foggy » Wed May 20, 2020 3:24 pm

Timb wrote:In fact it's so quiet its surreal.


Almost...I was sat out in the garden a short time ago, all that could be heard were the sounds of birds singing in the trees...peaceful until the dog next-door started barking, which initiated a call and response across the whole neighbourhood...it was as if I had been transported to Battersea.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Bill Shankly » Wed May 20, 2020 5:18 pm

Very peaceful here in the camp only noise is increased commuter traffic hurtling gthrough at 50mph (limit is 30mph).
Lovely in the day and 7pm.

We have a great variety of birds visiting plus pheasants wood pigeon and deer in the front if you are not vegan it would be a hunters garden most days.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby GETCARTER » Thu May 21, 2020 5:36 pm

Had a haircut yesterday. Nice lady came round to the back garden,in face-mask,with equipment in box. Ran electric out for the clippers, i wore mask as well, and she kept a good workable distance away.Lots of grey hair fell to the ground,which i left for the birds to collect for making their nests. She got paid,i had the required haircut,everybody was safe........job done.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Foggy » Thu May 21, 2020 5:43 pm

I gave myself a second lockdown haircut today, less than four weeks after the first, and have to say that I'm really pleased with myself...it actually looks like I have been given a real haircut, rather than have been visited by either a scalper or a barber with a vendetta. Lessons learned and the investment in some proper clippers starting to repay themselves.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Silver Surfer » Thu May 21, 2020 9:59 pm

I used to keep horses, and had a set of clippers which I used to use on them. They hadn't been used for many years, but I dug them out and trimmed my own.

Now, do I dare to go out in public?
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby GETCARTER » Fri May 22, 2020 9:17 am

SS - your mane and tail will look good now as you come into the last furlong to pass the finishing-line.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Eco-Exile » Sun May 24, 2020 7:08 am

I am coping less well today. This who affair in the newspapers about Dominic Cummings has really upset me and made my husband angry so much also.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby TreeinWillsbridge » Sun May 24, 2020 10:12 am

Having spent all of March, April and now May locked down on ones own, I have had enough; I had flu at the end of February so cancelled all meals/drinks out and got better just in time for lockdown. We had a socially distanced V.E party last week, that was nice.

As for Cummings what can you say? arrogant lying weirdo.

Now the rules have been relaxed a little I drove to a local vantage point yesterday late afternoon for some fresh air & a change of scenery ; there were two groups of youngsters there having a drinks party while the others were cracking out the barbecue! :D can't say I blame them to be honest.

There seems to be no plan from these useless incompetents, what about plans to open hairdressers & barbers?
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby Too occasional fan » Sun May 24, 2020 12:54 pm

I’m afraid Dominic Cummings’ behaviour shows him up for what he is. Someone who thinks he is better than everyone else. This is the man that gave us Brexit with lies, a Tory majority with lies, and herd immunity.

He has to go, and stay away, he has damaged this country so much.
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby man_of_kent » Sun May 24, 2020 7:07 pm

Wow Wow Wow. Did that just happen. Whether you like or dislike BJ; think he has done a good or bad job; a solid Labour or Conservative supporter!!…...BIG BIG mistake by BJ regarding Cummings. Wow Wow.

I've not been convinced any other government or leader in power would have seen much of a different outcome with CD19 in the UK ...but this decision has left me speechless (but I can type: o).

Why were the Cummings family in any different position to many many many other families but whom followed the guidelines!!
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Re: How Are We Coping?

Postby The Old TomCat » Sun May 24, 2020 7:18 pm

man_of_kent wrote:Wow Wow Wow. Did that just happen. Whether you like or dislike BJ; think he has done a good or bad job; a solid Labour or Conservative supporter!!…...BIG BIG mistake by BJ regarding Cummings. Wow Wow.

I've not been convinced any other government or leader in power would have seen much of a different outcome with CD19 in the UK ...but this decision has left me speechless (but I can type: o).

Why were the Cummings family in any different position to many many many other families but whom followed the guidelines!!

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