Rob.L

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  1. It might not start a fire, but it could get you ten years inside.
  2. When my dad worked at Mapperley Hospital, he could see Lincoln Cathedral from his office on a clear day.
  3. I’m guessing that they’ve heard the Tony Hancock sketch at least once a day, so I’ll definitely avoid mentioning it!
  4. Had a call earlier from NHS Blood Transfusion Service. I’ve been invited to take part in the Covid-19 Convalescent Plasma trial, where they take blood plasma and extract antibodies to treat those who have the virus. Booked in for a week on Monday for them to take about a pint. I can but hope something good will come of it. https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/research-and-trials/
  5. Busiest day yet on the NHS Volunteer front. Six requests, of which four were just a chat and two requests to collect medication. Quite good fun showing my Royal Volunteer Service ID to the people controlling the queue at Sainsbury’s and being let in in front of everyone else so that I can get to the pharmacy.
  6. You could easily resolve that within the rules by becoming his nanny and the family’s cleaner. Both are permitted to enter their property under the new rules, even though grandparents aren’t.
  7. It’s worth noting that a number of the Founding Fathers were Freemasons, including Washington and Franklin, hence their use of Masonic symbolism - the pyramid and all-seeing eye in particular.
  8. As regards hotels, the government says... For the time being, certain businesses and venues are required by law to stay closed to the public. These include: restaurants and cafes, other than for takeaway pubs, cinemas, theatres and nightclubs clothing and electronics stores; hair, beauty and nail salons; and outdoor and indoor markets (not selling food) libraries, community centres, and youth centres indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, gyms, arcades and soft play facilities some communal places within parks, such as playgrounds and outdoor gyms places of worship (except for funerals) hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses for commercial/leisure use, excluding use by those who live in them permanently, those who are unable to return home and critical workers where they need to for work Food retailers and food markets, hardware stores, garden centres (from Wednesday 13 May) and certain other retailers can remain open. Other businesses can remain open and their employees can travel to work, where they cannot work from home. From Wednesday 13 May, the government will also allow outdoor sports facilities – such as tennis and basketball courts, golf courses and bowling greens – to open, but you should only use these alone, with members of your household, or with one other person from outside your household, while keeping two metres apart at all times. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing#businesses-and-venues
  9. I don’t think he’s in an impossible position. His real problem is a total lack of clarity in how he and the rest of the government are communicating with the people. This leads to contradictions and confusion. I’d hazard a guess that this is because he and his cabal are trying to control everything themselves rather than allowing each minister to form their own policies. This was seen only yesterday when he had already recorded his broadcast before even discussing it with his cabinet.
  10. When it comes to approval ratings on how leaders are dealing with the crisis, Mrs Sturgeon has over 70% support from all Scots, including Tory and Labour voters. A lot better than Johnson is getting in England. https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/latest-poll-shows-snp-riding-high-scots-back-nicola-sturgeons-handling-covid-crisis-angus-robertson-2842382
  11. Really sorry to hear that, Lizzie. From what I understand, not all of the tests are 100% accurate - probably closer to 80% at best. It also depends on whether it was a blood test or a swab. I can only imagine how difficult it would be to take a swab test on an Alzheimer’s patient as the swab has to go to the back of the nose. It may turn out that the numbers of who died from CV19 are either over or under-reported. Only when we’re able to see the real numbers of “excess deaths”, will we know the full impact.
  12. Further clarity on tonight’s speech. https://youtu.be/N8DuyMihnjE
  13. “You can even play sports, but only with members of your own household,” says Boris Johnson, forgetting that not everyone has sired an entire cricket XI.
  14. Just another day in Subway?
  15. If that’s the case, why has Trump been issuing Executive Orders left, right and centre, which seem not to need the agreement or approval of either Senate or Congress?