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4 minutes ago, DavidM said:

Indeed . It’s like me going into a consultation - he can tell you 9 good things and one bad thing , and guess what lodges in your head ? Got to be so aware of what your saying rather than heh I’m on telly .

Some of the normal loud ones are being told publicly and privately to shut up as they're doing nothing but fearmongering now. Yes, they've valid points, raise them later though once it's done or if we get a lull enough to have recovery time.

"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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I'm not putting up with this goading of a volunteer moderator who does a sterling job on my behalf generally on here, but especially recently when I was ill for almost a month with what might well hav

Well my sister's fella is making very small steps in the right direction. From being described as as near to death without being dead, he's now sat up, off dialysis and yesterday was breathing on

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13 minutes ago, SSoutherner said:

THIS 100%

 

When we were called into consultant when wife was 14 weeks pregnant to be told we had an anti-e issue the only thing i remembered after the event was the phrase "this baby will not go to full term" which i took to mean stillborn but was actually the beginning of "needs to be regularly monitored for foetal iron levels, may need intrauterine transfusion and may be induced early if needs must and will then have sever jaundice" 

That was my now 18 year old 6'2" daughter who was born at 35 weeks health but a bit yellow

We're all guilty of that sort of thing.

I remember years ago when I was running marathons in the 3hr 25 - 3hr 35 times my brother (a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon) laughed at my supposed sport nutritoin Isotonic drink and told me that it was pretty much all smoke, mirrors and snake oil and that Beer was technically Isotonic.

I heard that as "Beer is an Isotonic sports drink" which may explain why my times never improved beyond 3:26

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13 minutes ago, johnmatrix said:

A lad on site was saying this morning how he has secured his house etc,  he genuinely thinks people are gonna start rampaging and robbing houses.  I said to him what they gonna take, your frey bentos pies and corned beef.  

Although nothing much is growing on the allotment at the moment most plot holders expect that there'll be a fair amount of unauthorised harvesting going on if (when) the crisis extends well into the summer. As well as a large number of 'old boys' who remember the 80s miners' strike a few go back as far as the strikes in the early 70s when most stuff disappeared whether it was ready or not!

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Here's an example of a public slap down of a non-expert NHS doctor by an expert NHS doctor.

 

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"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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I go three teams a week to the clinic for a post surgical wound dressing change , which is pretty essential . This morning the nurse said from next week they’re doing home visits , and I’m on the list to get that due to underlying complaints and I’m eligible for the flu jab . Did I want it done at home ? She advised it so I said yes ... they ring before hand and if I’m showing symptoms it goes to another process involving district nurses etc . She talked about down the line there were plans for various zones , green amber red although I got a bit lost there , but either way they’ll be somewhere to take care of you . Honestly they’re so good , it was so lucid and so reassuring . Clear plans being out in place and those on the frontline are working flat out and doing all they can from what I see .

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On 16/03/2020 at 18:32, ckn said:

When I was in Tesco on Friday, they had Laphroaig 10y/o at £27 a bottle, I got two as that's a very good price. I already had a couple in the house of other types. I have more bottles of unopened whisky in my house now than I probably have had for years.

Been to tesco, mine didn't have the 10yr discounted but I did get a bottle of the select for £23 down from £33 and a bottle of Paddy reduced down to £15 so result! ?

My bottle of 12yr Bushmills might stop tempting me now, at least for a day or so anyway. 

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6 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Been to tesco, mine didn't have the 10yr discounted but I did get a bottle of the select for £23 down from £33 and a bottle of Paddy reduced down to £15 so result! ?

My bottle of 12yr Bushmills might stop tempting me now, at least for a day or so anyway. 

i got some 1/4 cask at xmas for £21

 

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BBC launches new coronavirus programmes

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Away from Parliament, the BBC has announced new programming in the UK to support the public during the coronavirus outbreak.

The corporation will begin a new live series called Health Check UK Live on BBC One each day to address concerns of those in isolation.

It will also aim to broadcast a virtual church service live on Sunday morning each week.

And the BBC Food website will provide recipes for those with access to only the bare essentials.

If schools are closed by the government, the BBC says it could provide a daily education television programme for different age groups that students can follow.

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When do we get the notification to remove doors and make a den out of them covered in Mattresses to see it all out ?

 

Does anyone get the feeling that special programming on how to cook a stew or corned beef hash for people who only know how to microwave a ready meal and live in a pokey commuter flat with no real kitchen is a tad redundant and that, health programmes and a virtual bleeding church service are a bit too much "Keep calm and carry on"

 

When do we start to "Dig for Victory"

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17 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Been to tesco, mine didn't have the 10yr discounted but I did get a bottle of the select for £23 down from £33 and a bottle of Paddy reduced down to £15 so result! ?

My bottle of 12yr Bushmills might stop tempting me now, at least for a day or so anyway. 

If anyone is ever searching for the best spirit price this is a good resource - it appears to continually update, I have used it for over 3 years

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DLjP57pa5ntE4DkytpC9rBHFmjCJR7c0OcHAVbjmBl8/edit#gid=0

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15 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Been to tesco, mine didn't have the 10yr discounted but I did get a bottle of the select for £23 down from £33 and a bottle of Paddy reduced down to £15 so result! ?

My bottle of 12yr Bushmills might stop tempting me now, at least for a day or so anyway. 

You'll be hallucinating afterwards 

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13 minutes ago, SSoutherner said:

BBC launches new coronavirus programmes

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Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images

Away from Parliament, the BBC has announced new programming in the UK to support the public during the coronavirus outbreak.

The corporation will begin a new live series called Health Check UK Live on BBC One each day to address concerns of those in isolation.

It will also aim to broadcast a virtual church service live on Sunday morning each week.

And the BBC Food website will provide recipes for those with access to only the bare essentials.

If schools are closed by the government, the BBC says it could provide a daily education television programme for different age groups that students can follow.

And Repair Shop is on tonight , hurrah !

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6 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

I find the world makes perfect sense after heavy drinking ?

Unfortunately I'm tea total.. well the medicines prevents me drinking alcohol...  but have for for me.. cheers

Anyway being at home I'm drinking more and more coffee and tea than normal... as in our house the answer is always..."lets put the kettle on"... as me and missus drive each other up the wall more.. and hence the answer to soothe things over is to put kettle on.... I dread our next water bill as it also impacts how many times needing to flush the loo per day...

Chuckle

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52 minutes ago, DavidM said:

I go three teams a week to the clinic for a post surgical wound dressing change , which is pretty essential . This morning the nurse said from next week they’re doing home visits , and I’m on the list to get that due to underlying complaints and I’m eligible for the flu jab . Did I want it done at home ? She advised it so I said yes ... they ring before hand and if I’m showing symptoms it goes to another process involving district nurses etc . She talked about down the line there were plans for various zones , green amber red although I got a bit lost there , but either way they’ll be somewhere to take care of you . Honestly they’re so good , it was so lucid and so reassuring . Clear plans being out in place and those on the frontline are working flat out and doing all they can from what I see .

Mrs Shadow is a Tissue Viability nurse so is having the self same conversation but from the other side. She is waiting to get re-tasked to home visits. 

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5 minutes ago, redjonn said:

Unfortunately I'm tea total.. well the medicines prevents me drinking alcohol...  but have for for me.. cheers

Anyway being at home I'm drinking more and more coffee and tea than normal... as in our house the answer is always..."lets put the kettle on"... as me and missus drive each other up the wall more.. and hence the answer to soothe things over is to put kettle on.... I dread our next water bill as it also impacts how many times needing to flush the loo per day...

Chuckle

if its yellow let it mellow

if its brown flush it down

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30 minutes ago, SSoutherner said:

BBC launches new coronavirus programmes

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Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images

Away from Parliament, the BBC has announced new programming in the UK to support the public during the coronavirus outbreak.

The corporation will begin a new live series called Health Check UK Live on BBC One each day to address concerns of those in isolation.

It will also aim to broadcast a virtual church service live on Sunday morning each week.

And the BBC Food website will provide recipes for those with access to only the bare essentials.

If schools are closed by the government, the BBC says it could provide a daily education television programme for different age groups that students can follow.

Only available to subscribers, I hope. After all, nobody should be forced to pay the Television Tax.

(Or, more seriously, these are good initiatives from the BBC and show the absolute value of the service they provide for peanuts.)

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Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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I was talking to my elderly mam just to keep her spirits up ... and being a religious type  she was talking about fire flood and pestilence ( which was spooky as when you think about it she’s right ) and how it could signify the apocalypse . So we both felt a lot better after that - I’m glad I went 

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5 minutes ago, ckn said:

 

If you can get any . None in Tesco or M & S this morning , or toilet paper , or sanitisers. A few empty shelves around .People do get a bit silly 

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5 minutes ago, ckn said:

 

Gretna is clearly more at risk than Carlisle.

Presumably England to follow. Bizarre if they didn’t.

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