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BK we are all helpless but it's occasions like this that bring us together. There will always be discussions, sometimes heated but when it comes to sadness we are all for each other. Thankyou for being there.

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Still want some biscuits Brenda !!

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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/

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A whole armful Rob! Be careful when riding your bike home.

Fair play bruv!  Take care.

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I’m guessing that they’ve heard the Tony Hancock sketch at least once a day, so I’ll definitely avoid mentioning it!

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MD Very pleased that you seem to be making progress. My best to you both.

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My grandson, 2, spoke to his Nana on Facebook this morning. 

“I’ve been making shapes with Mummy this morning”

”Ooh, lovely. What shapes have you made?”

”Purple ones!”

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We all love purple shapes AG., they're the best shapes of all !!! Even better than green ones, (and ya  don't see many of them ). Tell him to keep up the good work. :rolleyes:

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20 hours ago, Beekay said:

Still want some biscuits Brenda !!

 

You didn't help make em,did you?

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No Cherub, but I'll  help you to eat them. :rolleyes: Along with pasta and chips.

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On 5/15/2020 at 6:56 AM, The Pianoman said:

I'm pretty sure Foulds was Derby only long before '92. I'll stand corrected if I am wrong tho'

Confusion could be Pianos me thinks, they had some cracking second hand guitars, bass section downstairs, not a keyboard in sight!...

Think a chap that was in Colin Staples Breadline used work their at the time.

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Australia reached a sad milestone today with its' 100th death from Covid 19

 

We should never forget that these along with the almost 36 thousand deaths in the UK, the 32 thousand in Italy and a total of 319 thousand across the globe were all someone's loved ones taken by this pandemic.

Regardless of where or how it started we need to get to the root cause in order to prevent a recurrence.

 

In our state we have no known active cases of Covid 19 and restrictions on our lifestyles are being further relaxed.

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Haven't been in a shop for ten weeks. Spent a lot of time in car parks reading " A Spot of Bother" - appropriate.

Been surreal this week. The 19th was my cycling buddies birthday, the 20th was my partners and the 21st was mine. Cue a lot of skype and zoom with Birmingham, Canada and America.

Building a line of large(ish) stepping stones across the lawn to avoid the annual re-enactment of Ypres in winter.

Just thinking we had been lucky to be untouched by covid, then a double whammy. My niece, a nurse at Grantham, went back last month after maternity leave (her second), despite her mum pointing out that she could stay off another 6 months. She was looking after 6 elderly ICU patients. Yesterday, my sister rang to tell me that she has tested positive. So far only mild symptoms. But Mum can't help - she broke her leg a while back and is still hobbling.

The other twin has one son and is furloughed, so is helping out - she takes the view that rules take second place to sheer necessity.

Anyway, put the 'phone down on that conversation, to hear that my father-in-law has been taken to QMC having tested positive and suffering what sound like acute symptoms. At 88, he has done very well so far. At the moment, I am trying to get my partner and her mum to hope for the best, and plan for the worst. I must admit, when it hits close to home I have become far less tolerant of the congenital idiots who flout the rules under the guise of liberty or convincing themselves "it's only a cold"

Well, rant over. Should have the path finished today, if the rain holds off.

Take care

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That's an unfortunate set of coincidences oldphil.

 

I hope everything turns out ok in the end and those involved are back in circulation.

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OP sorry to hear your bad news , I know how you feel my mum is in a care home and has been confirmed positive but with no symptoms she's just turned 98. The nurses say she's the fittest of all the residents many of whom are positive. It's a very worrying time when it comes close to home.

I too get very frustrated when I see people going around with no masks on ( compulsory here) we've come out of lockdown but still have to be aware and careful. But it seems to some that it's all over and they can do what they want. I don't think they are concerned about who they are in contact with and then they meet and pass on whatever to others. It true when it hits home you get more edgy that things aren't going the way they should. We've been warned that if the new cases increase we risk another lockdown but that doesn't seem to be a problem for those who couldn't care less.

One thing that really gets me is people saying it's all a big con. My husbands niece has a petrol,station and he passed by seeing his sister talking to her. There were a few more people talking in a group ( also forbidden) non had masks on except my husband. He shouted at his sister saying she was incompetent and why was she talking to a group whilst they were unprotected. She couldn't understand the problem , so he told her to take the advice of her daughter who's a nurse .The niece just shrugged and said there was no virus and it's the fault of Bill Gates. I don't know how she can be so naive. Both her parents died of cancer and she didn't believe it was cancer even when they died.There you have it there's not much you can do with people like that.

Keep safe and take care both you and your family.

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Hi Nonna hope your mum is doing ok at 98 and fit she has a lot going for her,virus or no virus millions of people are getting sick we all have to take precautions i think its going to be a long haul so we have to tell everyone to be safe and use common sense it will be worth it. Everyone over there stay safe.

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Out of sheer curiosity I was looking around to find out how much face masks are, and where to buy them.

 

It's easy to find them online from numerous places, but has anyone bought them in person from a shop ?  (I know there aren't many of them open).  For instance, I asked at the local Morrisons and they said they don't sell them.

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CT., My kind sister in law, up in Stapleford, very generously made us a pair each and posted them to us. Both sorts have pockets in them to put extra filters if required. They are washable and she recommended wear once, then wash. They are two different sorts, one a pleated and the other like a conventional mask. Both have wire inside so they can be squeezed over the nose.

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CT. Our first masks came from the local council community, 2 each which were the type surgeons use or similar. Then I made some with a little pocket at the back to put a filter in. It's only just now that I'm starting to wear one as I go out a little more. My husband bought one at the local,chemist but thought it expensive at € 6.50. Our local tobacconist is selling them at €5.00 for a pack of ten. The govt has put a top price on them at €5.00.The council are now sending out washable masks to each household for children and 1 adult. My daughter has ordered them online but recently has bought them from a local lady who is making them and selling them for €5.00. They are well made of quality material. My husband has to wear one for work so he needs to change them frequently so he has a mix of masks. In Nottingham I can only think of 2 people that make them and they are both friends ( there's probably more) but I think they are making them for hospital workers and care workers. They are free but I would imagine that they are only for those who work with patients. Good luck if you find them ...please wear them.

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Evidence suggests there is a small if any benefit of wearing any type of face covering unless your coughing or sneezing, but if it makes you feel comfortable out & about then so it be.

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Who said? We have to do it whether it makes us feel good or not. Our govt said the same thing before it got worse . So if it makes you feel better go without but I wish you all the best. Keep your head in the sand.

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Brilliant Nonna !! An absolute pearler. All ready to hold up a stage coach.  :rolleyes:

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