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Yes, we have an old brown tea pot, which has, so far, survived all Mrs L's attempts to demolish it.  Not quite Kosher on tea pouring.  Just pour into the cup and add milk and sugar to taste.  That's how me mam used to do it.  I daren't change that.

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Margie is right. I keep popping in to see how you all are. Thankyou all so much for your posts.   I'm afraid we are not very well the pair of us. This must be the 'Long Covid' that we hear a

I really wish that more people were afraid. For their own safety.    I don't think anyone who hasn't witnessed in reality a person down on their hands and knees gasping  with a chest full of

Am in total dismay at the human race. It's becoming more like Mad Max at the moment.        This me me society we have created cares only about themselves: I'm alright Jack, the rest of you can f

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South Australia will as of midnight tonight ease coronavirus restrictions on people drinking in bars, pubs and clubs, and at private events such as weddings in licensed venues. Guest numbers at private venues are limited to 150 

Premier Steven Marshall said "For licensed premises, we will now allow vertical consumption outdoors … previously we've only allowed for seated consumption." 

Only politicians and public servants could come up with the phrase "vertical consumption" which means you are allowed to have a drink whilst standing up, but only outside. You still cannot have your favourite tipple standing at the bar.

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Nice to see easing up but still with some restrictions. We eased ours and it worked but now the schools opened 2 weeks ago our new cases have increased to 2541. I still think they reopened schools too quickly. My 3 grandchildren have to catch a bus early in the morning to get to school by 8 am. I've just been talking to my DIL who says the buses are jam packed no windows open only the one next to the driver.No central heating but wait til it gets really cold and they put it on. In Alba where they go to school there are already 3 schools closed.This weekend there are usually a lot of small activities, festivities etc going off. One of them being " street food" and the other a small " fair. "

They have cancelled the Street food and left the fair open. In my opinion they should have cancelled the fair ( too many in close contact) and left the street food as you eat, you go.( also in close contact but people can be moved)

I can see us if we get any other big increase that we will go into lockdown again. But there again you keep people away from each other and you get no new infections, then you keep everything open with some restrictions and cases increase. I wouldn't like to be in charge.

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Got home from Dorset yesterday to find my Covid test waiting for me.  I did it as instructed and can’t say it was very pleasant ....... made me gag poking the swab on my tonsils.  The courier has collected it so now I’d better go and do a big shop in case they tell me I have to go into quarantine in a few days time!  

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Stand by your beds, don't leave the house, don't go to the pub, don't get married, don't even think of having a social life, download the NHS app that don't work very well, but might result in forcing you to quarantine yourself, just in case you have contract a virus so deadly you'll not even know you've got it :crazy:

 

      

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It just seems a total waste of time and public money sending these kits out and getting them collected by a Yodel courier.  I wasn't going to bother doing it and had hoped that it had been sent to me too long ago, apparently it has to be completed within 7 days of receiving it.  Life is too short to spend 2 weeks in quarantine when I feel perfectly fit and well.  We'll see ......

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If it's Yodel you can forget it. They used to deliver my wine consignments but it never arrived when promised. The driver used to knock off when he'd had enough and say 'unable to find the address' even when there's a bloody great sign at the end of the drive. I could tell because I was tracking him!

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Well at least I handed the package over to him, I couldn’t care less what happens to it now.  The chap did turn up this morning in the 2 hour slot they sent me.  

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Thankfully, he managed to find me! Just decanting a bottle of Romanian red. Looks good. Someone on here the other week was extolling the virtues of Yellow Tail.  Had a couple of glasses over lunch with a friend last week. He thought it tasted like something that came from under a yellow tail...and I couldn't disagree with him there! Very anaemic for an Aussie red.

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1 hour ago, LizzieM said:

Life is too short to spend 2 weeks in quarantine when I feel perfectly fit and well.  We'll see ......

 

I feel the same Lizzie, I feel fine and isolation is driving me to distraction.  The problem is if I go out and about I have no way of knowing if the other buggers are going to infect me.

In the words of the old adage, "it's not me it's them others".

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Life would be a bloody lot shorter if one picked up the virus and developed complications. We've now been in isolation for 212 days and I don't regret a minute of it. If I don't go where it is, I won't pick it up.

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I think I must be turning into a hermit as I like staying in, reading. kindle books, doing gardening, strolling round our little village lanes and only having zoom meetings instead of having to go out to them.  I’m SO boring :mellow: but I like it and I can still look after the little grandchildren as well (at the moment)

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We don't even have a village to stroll round. Mind you, I was very brave this morning, took Tina down to Newick for our Flu jabs and I walked all the way across the main road to pick up my prescription from Lloyds. Having said that, couldn't wait to get back. Had some men painting our front door so that had to be left open and it were bloody freezing ! The upside was we saw some real people. Just taxed me car, done about 200 miles since February.

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I’ve had a cold for a few days but it has developed into a hacking dry cough. No temperature and taste okay but I thought I ought to get a test as the cough is pretty bad. Went on line 8am and got a test 12.30. 60 mile round trip though, way up in Lincolnshire. If you go for one you need a phone as they show a signs with a phone numbers on at different stages and you have to ring them to speak to those outside the car. Strange to see about a one second delay when they speak. You don’t often ring someone your next to.  Signs everywhere NO FILMING. I didn’t have my dash cam up. Wish I had. Wonder why you can’t film? Car windows closed at all time except getting and handing back the test. Result 24 to 48 hours. I’m in the ‘quite vulnerable try not to get it group’ due to age and medication I have to take. Not worried at all. No point. My wife says I’m being mardy and just have a cold.
On another but related matter. The nhs track and trace app is not available to me as the iOS on my phone is not compatible and my phone is too old to update. Why assume people have the latest tech especially the older age group.

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Our doctors decided they couldn't cope with giving flu jabs within the surgery and so combined with two other surgeries from an adjacent town , hired a large showground for a 3 day , drive-in jab-fest . You had to phone or book online for a slot . 

 

It was literally 35 minutes drive away with the entrance down a country lane , how old folks without transport were supposed to get there , no idea .

 

Anyway there must have been in all about  25 marshals guiding cars through the network of fields with strict instructions not to leave the car .  No one checked to see if we had the correct time slot . The ultimate destination was 6 drive through tents .

We drove in and there must have been half a dozen safety jacketed people in there ......

I thought crikey how big is the needle to require this many people ?

(As it happened it was just a little disposable phial)  .

 

A few minutes after we exited the site , the heavens opened , torrential rain , so bad we actually pulled off the road and waited for it to stop . Those marshals standing out around the showground's fields must have been absolutely drenched . They'll probably need medical assistance after that and todays weather was even worse .

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That’s the problem with living out in the sticks David!  
We both went into our local pharmacy on 10th September to have our jabs.  We did the same last year too.  Our GP surgery hadn’t even got the vaccine at that stage.  Now the locals of Mapperley Park are struggling to get the flu jab and are willing to pay £25 to have one done privately in Sherwood somewhere.  
But then, how safe is it, how effective is it?  I don’t listen to my daughter-in-law who is into conspiracy theories and anything else to get worked up about.  Think David Icke has a direct line to her. 

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