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2 minutes ago, Padge said:

Wigan was pretty good, a bit thin on tins, bread ok(ish), no eggs, lots of meat and veg but strangely no cauliflowers (cauliflower rice maybe?)

Beer seemed to have had a big hit but I am using a local pub and brewery who are shifting stock.

Yes, tins were ... mostly absent but if you weren't being fussy (or have a restricted diet) you could fill up for several meals.

That's the first time that's been true since we got back on Monday.

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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5 minutes ago, Padge said:

Wigan was pretty good, a bit thin on tins, bread ok(ish), no eggs, lots of meat and veg but strangely no cauliflowers (cauliflower rice maybe?)

Beer seemed to have had a big hit but I am using a local pub and brewery who are shifting stock.

You can roast them and serve as you would a joint of meat. I've got one winter cauli left at the allotment so might give it a go if meat is still as hard to come by as hen's teeth round here when it heads up.

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2 minutes ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

Just been looking on the BBC news site 'Live Feed', not sure what to say about the picture of those queuing outside the Glasgow Costco....

We went to Costco this morning and abandoned it, the queue was enormous, what I think they were doing was restricting numbers inside the warehouse, so they had a one in one out policy running.

We'd gone to get some items we were struggling to get elsewhere but abandoned it as they were not that essential.

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Just now, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

You can roast them and serve as you would a joint of meat. I've got one winter cauli left at the allotment so might give it a go if meat is still as hard to come by as hen's teeth round here when it heads up.

Meat wasn't a problem, chicken was low but available, local butcher is well stocked.

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6 minutes ago, Padge said:

We went to Costco this morning and abandoned it, the queue was enormous, what I think they were doing was restricting numbers inside the warehouse, so they had a one in one out policy running.

We'd gone to get some items we were struggling to get elsewhere but abandoned it as they were not that essential.

Its like something our of Communist Russia.;

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7 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Its like something our of Communist Russia.;

No, they were making sure they were keeping social distancing possible if everyone was let in freely then that would not be possible.

You open the doors, count in 100 (or whatever number is required), you then stop the entrance, then as people come out you let the next in. The entrance and exit are close to each other (bit like a woman) so it's easy to control.

 

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1 hour ago, Trojan said:

I just wonder if shutting everything down is the correct response. At the beginning of WWII the government shut down sport. theatres, the cinema, and then realised it was doing more harm than good. And the "it'll last twelve weeks" statement.  What is this based on?  Again at the start of WWI and WWII the belief was "it'll be over by Christmas"    It wasn't.  The flu epidemic immediately post WWI killed more people than the war, possibly partly because they were so worn down by the privations of the war.  I just think we should be asking these questions that's all.  

Because it's not like WWII. But if you want to compare it to WWII think of ignoring the social distancing advice as being the same as going outside during the blackout and shining a torch into the air as a wave of enemy bombers pass by overhead. They'll almost certainly spot the light and probably drop some bombs. Now, you'll probably be lucky and the bombs won't harm you but they'll kill someone a few doors up the road or in the next street.

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24 minutes ago, Padge said:

Meat wasn't a problem, chicken was low but available, local butcher is well stocked.

The few times I've been into the shops the meat shelves have been empty. We're lucky in that we've got meat (some of which is so old it could be included in the Ooh! I didn't think I still had that thread) in the freezer, and don't eat that much anyway, so we'll be OK for a while yet. It would be nice to get some flour though - I've got crumble DTs ?

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3 minutes ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

The few times I've been into the shops the meat shelves have been empty. We're lucky in that we've got meat (some of which is so old it could be included in the Ooh! I didn't think I still had that thread) in the freezer, and don't eat that much anyway, so we'll be OK for a while yet. It would be nice to get some flour though - I've got crumble DTs ?

We went to Sainsbury's Thursday evening to get something for tea at about 6:30 and we got the last item on the meat shelves, pork chops in some chinese marinade and that was it.

Today was much improved and the staff looked a lot happier.

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2 minutes ago, Padge said:

We went to Sainsbury's Thursday evening to get something for tea at about 6:30 and we got the last item on the meat shelves, pork chops in some chinese marinade and that was it.

Today was much improved and the staff looked a lot happier.

I'm sure things will calm down soon if only because folk must be running out of space! I dread to think how much will go to waste.

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1 minute ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

I'm sure things will calm down soon if only because folk must be running out of space! I dread to think how much will go to waste.

We'll have a recession after this is all over because people are not going shopping as they have so much stuff.

I saw a video, I wish I could find it again, a guy doing a calculation after he saw how much toilet roll someone was carting off.

He worked out that if they were a family of four they had enough toilet roll for about 3 years, and he was being generous with usage.

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We'll have a recession after this is all over because people are not going shopping as they have so much stuff.

I saw a video, I wish I could find it again, a guy doing a calculation after he saw how much toilet roll someone was carting off.

He worked out that if they were a family of four they had enough toilet roll for about 3 years, and he was being generous with usage.

Saw something similar with a figure of around 180 poops a day during a 14 day isolation.

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Apparently some pubs are open tonight. As much as I feel sorry for their business, they’re literally contributing to the deaths of people due to this virus. I would have little sympathy with them being criminally charged and fined over this, even if it bankrupted them. 

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Some in Scotland may find an emergency revoking of their license and bankruptcy anyway. Or suddenly finding a few rats somehow loose in their building with a health inspector closing them on the spot. 

 

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1 minute ago, ckn said:

Apparently some pubs are open tonight. As much as I feel sorry for their business, they’re literally contributing to the deaths of people due to this virus. I would have little sympathy with them being criminally charged and fined over this, even if it bankrupted them. 

Indeed . Look at Italy , the infection rates , the death rates , the scenes from hospitals. Look at other countries ... it’s sobering , very sobering . Take this bloody seriously or it’s Armageddon here as well . It may be anyway but god you’ve got to do all you humanly can to help yourself and help your chances

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3 minutes ago, ckn said:

Apparently some pubs are open tonight. As much as I feel sorry for their business, they’re literally contributing to the deaths of people due to this virus. I would have little sympathy with them being criminally charged and fined over this, even if it bankrupted them. 

Where?

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1 minute ago, GeordieSaint said:

Where?

Seen some unconfirmed reports in England so treat as gossip, but definitely in Scotland as Nicola Sturgeon mentioned it and the police have said they’re powerless to stop them and have had to stand down. 

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1 minute ago, ckn said:

Seen some unconfirmed reports in England so treat as gossip, but definitely in Scotland as Nicola Sturgeon mentioned it and the police have said they’re powerless to stop them and have had to stand down. 

Its unbelievable that the Police haven't been given powers to take action.

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2 minutes ago, ckn said:

Apparently some pubs are open tonight. As much as I feel sorry for their business, they’re literally contributing to the deaths of people due to this virus. I would have little sympathy with them being criminally charged and fined over this, even if it bankrupted them. 

The sensible ones are getting rid of stock by doing delivery and off-sales, that includes cask and keg, the real ale brigade are well geared up for this as most already offer a take-away service on cask and craft beers.

If this is approached correctly the small breweries can keep ticking over as long as the small pubs can shift beer as off-sales. I presume the licensing gestapo may turn a blind eye to anyone not having an off-sales license taking this route.

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33 minutes ago, Padge said:

We went to Sainsbury's Thursday evening to get something for tea at about 6:30 and we got the last item on the meat shelves, pork chops in some chinese marinade and that was it.

Today was much improved and the staff looked a lot happier.

Today in Sainsburys was the emptiest I've ever seen supermarket shelves. Had to go to Morrisons (almost next door) to see if I could get the stuff I wanted. Neither had bananas, teabags, noodles. Meat was virtually empty in both.

Heard the press briefing on the way home. Reckon the country has bought £1 billion of 'hoarding' goods

The thought came to me on the way home. The supermarkets should add to the 'privilege' hour/hours for NHS and critical public service. Then work with a supermarket or 2 to allow an 40t artic to park in the hospital car park. Needs a driver and 2 customer service employees and 2 payment terminals for contactless to work. The NHS employees (when they have a minute) can stock up on the essentials and what they need quicker than traipsing around supermarkets in vain and frustration. Obviously only if this does not take any NHS resource to set up, etc. 

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Here in my little village in Kent one of the local pubs nearby had a novel way of staying open today.

The car park was coned off with a sign directed to the pub door entrance where you could buy takeaway drinks and food and then stand outside and consume them in marked off areas (2 m apart) hilarious counted around 70 there at lunchtime.

 

Paul

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18 minutes ago, ckn said:

Seen some unconfirmed reports in England so treat as gossip, but definitely in Scotland as Nicola Sturgeon mentioned it and the police have said they’re powerless to stop them and have had to stand down. 

I'm not going into any pub that's got Nicola Sturgeon in it.

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