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’Untreated States’ .... I like that.  Do you still drink tea over in lil old Georgia?

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Absolutely!  First thing I do  when I get up in a morning  (apart from letting the dogs out)  Is make a pot of tea.  With tap water, Which might be worse than Ouse dyke water.  Even Mrs L, my lovely Tennessee wife drinks some.  I've converted her.  Nowt like a pot a tea first thing.  I will always do that.  She makes a pot of coffee to drink while I read NS.   Always have tea mid afternoon as well.  we use Twinings tea bags.  Can't get Ty Phoo here.

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We make tea in a teapot, too.   It seems to taste better.  Do you take milk and put it in before the tea?

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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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42 minutes ago, Beekay said:

I do that too, Lets.

Second thoughts BK

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 Never mind Lets, it's nice to hear from you any road ! I trust you are keeping well?

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Lets.  I thought I'd got another new name.   :biggrin:   I sometimes call the real LL a Rotten Hound.  Usually when he pinches summat off the table.

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Nothing personal LL, I was replying to a post above mine that appears to have disappeared. 

It's nice talking to you too ! I'll send a dog treat or two.

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No problem BK.  I was only kidding anyway.  :)

 

I'd probably never get the dog treats.  My two would have 'em before I got anywhere near them.

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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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