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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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Either they are idiots..or they have no socks....possibly both. ...

 

 

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Them lads who sit on the steps of the Council House & hang around St. Peters Square off their nut will be selling the Pfizer vaccine around town by the weekend. 

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The vaccine is a ray of hope.  I'm pretty certain that even if the vaccine lives up to the hype, Christmas is pretty much off this year.   I have ( I hope) avoided the virus since Feb... I can make it a full year... or more.

The big temptation will be to see the kids and Grandkids at Christmas..  But the Grandkids will have been in school and could well have picked up the virus as they are in a 'hot spot' (Greater Manchester)  It seems a bit daft to come this far and risk it all when the light at the end of the tunnel seems so close.

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There was a facetime session this afternoon, not being able to see him and give him a hug makes my teeth itch.... There is every chance Christmas will bring floods of tears to herself and maybe even a quivery lip here. That bloody light best get here PDQ if you ask me!

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Same here Brew.. but .. I can see the Grandkids on Whatssapp etc. I genuinely don't think the kids are as troubled by this as we are.. I speak to mine frequently and they seem very bright and happy.  They have discussed Coronavirus with their Mum and Dad and are pretty clued up abut it for a 5 and 10 year old.

 

I'm reminded of discussion of 'Deferred/Delayed Gratification' at Uni.. which is very relevant at the moment and which a far wider section of the population could do with absorbing.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_gratification

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My daughter is a TA at in inner city school where 90% of the pupils’ parents are not British born. Some of them are touchingly thankful for the education their children are getting, and at term ends she comes home with many gifts - mostly home baked. Some of them (and it seems to be one ethic group in particular) seem quite arrogant, are all “rights and no responsibilities”, and use the school as unpaid child care. 

I learned, today that she is not at work at the moment. Two parents, both of whom have tested positive, have decided to have a break from their kids and have sent them to school. The children are now awaiting test results themselves, and the whole school year has been sent home. My daughter has already had one, thankfully negative, test but it makes my blood boil that she is at the mercy of such criminally selfish and arrogant people.

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AFG , how selfish just because the parents want a break. For heavens sake dont we all need a break? My son and his family with 3 children live in our house in there own apartment and i dont see my grandchildren. My dil told me not to be offended if they dont come close. Its made me afraid to even greet them when they come home from school although there is now only the youngest at school the 2 boys have online lessons. We used to do so much together and i realise they are growing up and no longer want to do the things they did as children but im beginning to wonder if ill ever get to hug and kiss them again.

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Nonna dont worry about hugs and kisses my eldest granddaughter and son went off it for a few years but now they are 23 and 19 we dont see them very often but when we do gran gets hugs every time she sees them. But grandson who towers above her makes her stand on tip toes before she receives a kiss.

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Trogg, its now that i want the hugs and kisses but will have to wait til things are better. The middle one gives me bearhugs and kisses me continually, the other two are more introverse.

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Well our 7 year old granddaughter is in Czech Republic, staying with her Czech granny, with the intention of going to school there for a term.  She was supposed to have been there for the Summer Term (April to July) but the 1st lockdown put paid to that.  So this term our daughter-in-law decided that there was more chance of her actually being at school 5 days a week in Javornik, CR, where her mother lives and where SHE grew up, than in Milton Keynes which is their family home.  Unfortunately when Czech Republic went into lockdown about a month ago the schools closed.   Little one seems to be doing fine, she’s getting fluent in Czech, is translating when we attempt to speak with Czech granny, learning to play the piano, reading and writing in Czech and every day she has a lesson, reading, writing, sums etc with our son on FaceTime.  He’s missing her terribly but accepts that the experience will be good for her, and I must admit she seems to have grown up loads in the few weeks she’s been away, she Facetimes us every other day so we’re actually having more communication from her than we do when she’s at home.   
Her Mummy and Daddy intended going over a couple of times to see her but that hasn’t been possible.  Just hoping that we can get her home for Christmas! 

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I just want to give you all (My Cyber  Buddies) a little insight as to the speed this nasty virus can take you down. We have been as we thought, more than careful in social distancing/ Masks etc all the warnings we have taken into account. But. Not enough.

 

Tuesday morning, I developed a tiny tickle in my throat, slowly over the day it got worse. By bedtime I had the kind of cough we have all had sometime in our life, but this time I couldn't break it! Very scary through the night, so much that we phoned for a test Wednesday morning. They fit us in for 11am. I have been in bed since. One hour ago we received texts to say we are both positive for the virus. Our Daughter and Granddaughter have tests tomorrow.

Husband has had heart attack and is diabetic, and I have heart issues, so I am very afraid. 

 

Please be extra careful, we thought we were safe.  Not So. x

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Good grief Carni...  I don't know what to say... I really, really hope you both recover soon.. any ideas where you picked it up?

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Thinking of you Carni and your hubby, sorry I forgot his name , take care and get well soon, you are needed for the choir , just think of those cakes that need eating and you will soon be up and about again.

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Sorry to hear your news Carni  We all know how careful you and your husband have been but this virus sneaks up on people. Our thoughts are with you, take care and hurry up and get well. Love to you both. xxxxx

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Oh dear Carnie,,you and Chris will beat the bleddy thing,,and we'll be singing again soon my lovely,,xxx benji 

 

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So sorry to hear this news carni.  I hope it will only be a mild dose.  We will be thinking of you both.  Love Margie xxx

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Just read you post Carnie   Get better soon we are all thinking of you.  Don't let it get you down Fight it.

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