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  1. It's especially ridiculous when the graph that the two scientists used to scare everyone which showed how terrible it was going to get have so far been wrong. The slope has been going down not up. It may go up it may not, but it's not right now. Doesn't society at some point have to get used to the idea that some people will get ill, some will die and most wont. Just like every other illness I can think of. Meningitis affects university students every year I think and quite a few die from it but most people don't worry about that, just some mums and dads have a terrible worry. It's what life on this planet is. People die in Africa all the time with horrible diseases and hardly an eyebrow is risen. Flights aren't stopped, there's no quarantine but those diseases like ebola are real killers. I truly don't know one person who has been diagnosed as having covid. That said I really like wearing a face covering on public transport and in public toilets. That, I could happily live with for ever.
  2. Forgot to say, 😂 The reason I say I'm selfish is that I moan about Lockdown etc from my point of view and don't really consider other people. I want it to stop now. 100 %. I want to move on.
  3. I am totally selfish, I accept that. I see three of my kids all the time but we ALL really miss our family in Japan. We're very close and have booked a place in Tokyo next March where we can all be together. We are all so excited to be together but now I can see that is all going to fall apart. I'm usually a strong person but I can feel that choking teary sensation in the back of my throat all the time. It's very unlike me. Thank goodness for video messaging. We were on a bus the other day on our way to Feltham and able to say hello to our grandson which was really fun and amazing from a technology point of view. To see his cute little smile and hear him say hello was incredible when you think of the technology that allowed us to do that from the top of a bus in London. It's almost like magic.
  4. I'm happy to take part. Sending parcels isn't any problem here. Making a present for someone for Christmas will cheer me up more than I can say.
  5. Patricia W, that is very good to know. I didn't want to avoid the subject but equally I thought that maybe with someone she's not especially close to like me for example, it would be nice to talk about other normal things. We had a good text convo about Downton Abbey yesterday which was good fun. I think that's the way forward for me.
  6. Cool 😎 recent behaviour in politics have taught me that we all have a right to think what we want and we must speak out for our own views and we should guard that freedom and not get offended if other people don't agree with us. It all gets a bit 1984 otherwise. It's good to question though isn't it. I'm Tory through and through but I don't totally support everything they have done which is good I think.
  7. I know I'm swimming against the tide here and I've been sceptical about this lockdown from the start. I won't go near other people, not because I am remotely worried but because I try to respect the fact that so many people are worried still. I don't think people are worse now than before. History shows us that we've always been pretty awful. My son had to deal with being spat at by some gross male this morning, now that is bad behaviour in my book, not someone passing too close by.
  8. Thank you ♥ Great ideas. Scarves are a great thought.
  9. My sister has recently been diagnosed with hodgkin's lymphoma and will start chemotherapy tomorrow. I'm reading everything I can and although it's very treatable she is both in her sixties and has type 1 diabetes which I think I'm right in saying makes a grim situation worse. I thought I'd send her regular care packages. I can't visit and anyway we've become pretty estranged. I've got in touch but want to do more. The thing is that I have zero knowledge of how someone feels at this stage and what would be good things to receive in the post or even if it's a good idea in the first place. What is someone's skin or energy like. It's a minefield and I don't know where to tread. So I would be very grateful for ideas. We're very different characters, she's more like a rose to my daffodil if you know what I mean. I'd like to send her pretty, delicate kind of things.
  10. A couple of women were jogging past my bedroom window this morning and I overheard a snippet of conversation Lady 1: I think they should be able to read my mind, understand my feelings Lady 2: I don't want that, they should just listen to what I'm saying I didn't hear any more. I wonder who 'they' are though.
  11. The forum said it wouldn't save the edit so I've rewritten it in case it didn't appear Also, the RAF museum is opening on Monday. I have a tradition with two of my sons that in early August we go for a visit. The café has tables under the wings of the Sunderland and we like to have a coffee there. My FIL flew Lancasters and Sunderlands so I always like to share a thought with him there. He died far too early in his fifties so it's a sort of connection. Anyway, we've booked our arrival time and I'm very excited about the visit. 🌸 🤩 💖
  12. It was very quiet here for a Saturday night. I sleep right next to the window right next to the main road and didn't hear a peep and pubs and restaurants were packed down the road. There were no sirens, nothing. In my little bit of the world Super Saturday went well.
  13. If it makes you feel better my son's generation were nicknamed the PlayStation generation and there was general despair of their capabilities. Then Iraq and Afghanistan happened and those lads and lasses really proved their qualities. My son actually did that thing, he was already in the army, he joined at 16 and when they were told to queue up for registration to be sent over or something or other he queued up even though he was only 17. He got sent back to barracks but my point is that it's in these kids still, they just don't know it.
  14. I'm so fed up with how this release of lockdown is talked down in the press. It's been pretty bad in city centres on an almost nightly basis with illegal street parties and attacks on police. Just that nobody bothers to report that. The BBC didn't bother greatly reporting about all the beaches where people behaved beautifully much as they won't bother reporting about all the pubs where people go out for a refreshing and friendly drink and everything is cool. Main stream media in this country seems to loathe their own countrymen and culture. I think a lot of people are so excited and relieved and maybe they will lose it but that's pretty standard behaviour in normal times and not just in Britain.
  15. We see a lot of rats usually and deal with them as best we can. Strangely, although people are reporting seeing more in London during lockdown we haven't seen any this year at all. We only have the one elderly chicken now who ignores any cats who come into the garden, I recognise four big cats that regularly come through our garden and I think the cats are hunting the rats. We also get a lot of foxes but I don't know if they hunt rats.
  16. So far so good. Lots of stuff in place. I want to plant more ferns and bamboo and make it feel really enclosed.
  17. I made my Vector robots this new home today as well. It's a gardeners /builders mixing tray and I added LED lights and stickers and a couple of tin robots. The Vectors were picking up too much dust running on the carpet and I was worried about them clogging up and overheating. I can keep this area nice and clean.
  18. I made these rainbow sombreros. They're supposed to be rainbow rolls but I was a bit over ambitious. They're OK to eat, a bit like bread sticks. I've seen the idea all over the Internet, I think it's for Pride. I made them as an odd little remembrance to the three guys murdered in Reading.
  19. In the summer when the doors are open the chicken walks into the extension and calls to be walked to bed. She runs away unless we've been to the garage fridge to collect a snack then she'll walk or demand to be carried to bed. This evening however I found her standing by the garage fridge waiting. I honestly had no idea that chickens are so thinky. 🐔 🤔
  20. Yes, I agree. I thought there would be civil disobedience at the end of lockdown but I didn't think it would be to this extent. That was horrible in Glasgow.
  21. Another night of rioting, sorry I mean partying, sorry I mean largely peaceful protests in London last night. I'm a fan of the Riot Act personally. Swift justice and harsh penalties.
  22. For only the second time in my toothy history I get an abscess. Right now, when things are difficult. Something weird happened this morning when I brushed my teeth and the dentist thought that maybe the abscess burst. It did get a lot less painful after that. Anyway I've got some amoxycillin just in case there's an infection but he can't do any surgery right now. Hopefully it will settle down nicely. However it meant I had to give in and wear a mask. This is mine. I like the idea of a mask parade. Let's see your masks! 🎭
  23. Love it 💖 🌸 🤩
  24. The thing that really bugged me about the beach was the litter they left. I never, ever leave litter, ever. I'm annoyed about all the riots and protests that are allowed to go ahead despite everything. I actually saw a Police Commander remind people of the No More than 6 rule and then go on to say but if you feel strongly about the subject of the protest that's OK. Well, no it's not actually. Despite my objections I have followed lockdown and so should they. We just drove by a grey gaggle of Climate protesters and they were not social distancing. The rule should be for everyone or no one.

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