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Good on yer  Rob! Take care and more power to your elbow. B.

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Well done Rob, perhaps it’s a good job you couldn’t stock up with beer today, they might give you an early morning driving job! 

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Got plenty in, Lizzie. Delivered by Magpie Brewery the other day.

 

If I do get accepted, rest assured I’ll be alcohol-free when doing any driving.

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Right, just nipping outside for a clap smile2

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Just had a  wonderful feeling of togetherness. I hung out of the bedroom window and joined in as my community stood on their doorsteps and hung out of the bedroom windows clapping  and cheering as someone played 'Don''t worry, cos every little things gonna be alright'.

 

As i looked up in the sky there was a bright light overhead, I thought it was a satellite but probably a drone, taking pictures. I like to think it was our guardian angel looking out for us all. Keep Safe Every One.xx

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I felt the same Carni, it was wonderful  to hear neighbours up and down the road joining in, like you say, it gave a tremendous feeling of togetherness.  There are several NHS workers living around here and our next door neighbour is a hospital consultant, I hope some of them were at home to hear the support they are getting from the country.  

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I misread that post Lizzie :huh: thought, "hope she's gorra bog roll.

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Before the Corona virus came along, there were already many of us Nottstalgians who owed our being alive to the NHS. I am one of them. I have always been indebted to them and my appreciation and admiration is  boundless.  God Bless The NHS.

 

I have just received a phone call to say the light in the sky is 'The International Space Station'. I prefer 'Guardian Angel :)xx

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All our  village seemed to come out to cheer, ring bells, honk car horns and clap this evening.  It was such a great feeling to support the key workers, many of whom we know.  It was very emotional and I had a little cry.  There is so much good coming out of this .....

 

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Thank you Stuart. I have just been outside and the sky is very clear, the ISS is still there glowing brightly, resembling a large star.  It appears to have moved further away, but not much. I thought it would move across the sky a bit faster but perhaps the angle i am viewing it from makes it appear static. So long as it's not aliens watching us i am OK.:)

 

Margie,I spoke to my daughter when it had quietened down and she was very emotional, she set me off as well. Tears of pride for the NHS. 

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       Carnie:.  Are you looking in roughly the direction of the setting sun? If so I think you are looking at Uranus.

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The International Space Station moves pretty quickly from West to East and is only visable for a few minutes, safest place to be at the moment!!    The 'ISS Detector' app is well worth downloading if you want to track it.

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8 minutes ago, Dark Angel said:

       Carnie:.  Are you looking in roughly the direction of the setting sun? If so I think you are looking at Uranus.

My guess is that it’s Venus.  It’s very bright and has moved across the sky a little way.   The ISS can be seen occasionally, in a clear sky but can be seen positively moving.  

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I’m wishing I could wake up from this bad dream, see my kids and grandkids again, go shopping without worry, make use of my bus pass, got to the local, go out for dinner, not have Coronavirus the main topic every time we turn the tv or radio on.  Now they’re telling us it could go on for several months and then re-emerge, and then keep coming back in the future.   To say I’m fed up is an understatement.  

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I am afraid I couldn't tell you from my house which direction the sun sets in, but what ever it was, as Lizzie says, it was very bright and you couldn't see it moving, though it had gone from my view a after about one hour.

 

I did doubt it was the space station because  a few years ago I used to track it, and you could follow it moving in the sky. With this one tonight you couldn't do that, and it also seemed lower in the sky, but that could have been an illusion?

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I looked out to the West last evening.  I saw a crescent Moon and a very bright star higher up which I took to be Venus.. which is not actually a star, but a planet.

 

I've seen the ISS a few times and it tends to move quite quickly across the sky going from horizon to horizon in a few minutes at most.

 

I did more gardening and pottering yesterday... taking advantage of the Sun.  Divided an old perennial Phlox, sorted out a couple of Clematis by top dressing their roots and tying in early shoots to new supports. Didn't get as much done as I'd like though.  Bit of a fretful day all in all.

 

The Elm Drive Massive was out in force applauding the NHS at 8:00pm.  The main point obviously is as stated.. to applaud NHS staff.  But it struck me that it's also working at a more basic level as a general collective show of unity and solidarity in hard times.

 

Reading of the trials and tribulations of Mercury Dancer, Den etc., makes me feel quite fortunate.. and I hpoe all are doing OK, but sadly anxiety doesn't work that way so a bad day is still a bad day.

 

As Tiny Tim said.. 'God Bless Us All... Everyone'

 

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Who else spotted 'Nottstalgia's representative from last nights round of applause ?........on Midlands news just now .....lol

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Excellent!! They and many other working folk trying to keep our world going deserve our praise.

 

As I naively aspire to some kind of balance I am thinking that there should be a co-ordinated boo/raspberry/thumbs down for those who spent a decade wantonly slashing the NHS budget for ideological reasons, closing hospitals, A&E units, maternity wards, and walk-in centres . Also  for demeaning and belittling overworked junior doctors, scrapping the NHS bursaries meaning new NHS nurses have to rack up tens of thousands in unpayable student debts; reducing over 10,000 NHS hospital beds and selling off £millions in NHS property to unscrupulous private developers.

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Another view of the positive side of things......

 

We've had a spell of really nice weather the last few days and I realised that the blue skies were extremely blue and clear...and the reason is because there aren't any planes flying so there are no vapour trails. None of those wiggly white lines across the blue sky; it's all clear uninterrupted blue. That used to be very rare - or almost impossible.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

None of those wiggly white lines across the blue sky; it's all clear uninterrupted blue. That used to be very rare - or almost impossible.

Last time it happened was just after 9/11. That was when the scientists discovered global dimming, and there was a massive jump in the fluctuation in day/night temperatures.

Perhaps we will come to respect the planet a bit more when this is over.

NonnaB, are the reports correct? Is your neck of the woods coming out of this? and is it shifting southwards?

Either way, take care all

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36 minutes ago, oldphil said:

Last time it happened was just after 9/11. That was when the scientists discovered global dimming, and there was a massive jump in the fluctuation in day/night temperatures.

Perhaps we will come to respect the planet a bit more when this is over.

 

I remember reading about the same thing after 9/11.   

 

There are also images showing how much pollution has dropped over China in the last few weeks.   https://theaseanpost.com/article/breath-fresh-air-pollution-china-drops

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     Aide Memoire to self: always read what I have typed before pressing send.

  

    Carnie: apologies for giving you a bum steer, the light you saw was Venus, at the moment at the height of it's eight year cycle. I have no idea why I typed Uranus. A definite short circuit somewhere in my wiring.

 

 I did read an article a few days ago about Uranus, but who knows? I don't.

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12 hours ago, LizzieM said:

Now they’re telling us it could go on for several months and then re-emerge, and then keep coming back in the future.   To say I’m fed up is an understatement.  

 

I read (the American CDC report), that it could move from pandemic to endemic, the same as flu, a while back and the virus may mutate and return time and again. Not a pleasant thought that like our flu jabs we can only develop a vaccine retrospectively which will offer little to no protection against any new strain.

 

On a different note I'm amazed at the little things we buy and use almost without thinking. We need a dozen small sundries that cannot be described as essential, but life gets tedious without them. Normally it's a quick nip to B&Q or Screwfix etc. but not any more.

So order online? No, I can't do that. I know we would receive our goods from Ebay or Amazon or some such. however it seems wrong to order from a remote warehouse  putting their staff at risk just because I'm bored and want something I can't go and buy locally.

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Oldphil, it's not really clear , we had a few days with fewer deaths and cases but yesterday it went up again. Today they are saying that although the cases and deaths have gone up the virus is "slowing down and we can see a light at the ends of a very dark tunnel" Hope they are right. 

Dont know if all of you are thinking the same as me but it seems that every country that develops this virus turns out to be worse than the one before. Meaning China then Italy , Spain, USA is now higher in cases than us.

Stay safe and stay at home.

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