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another early one, soon coffee, i expect there shall be bubbly, standards must be maintained
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,729
    Morning, quite a nice start to the day tigger walked,I think a bike ride is in order this morning, then some gardening later,
    Have a good week
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,058
    Nice long walk with the hounds as I’m WFH
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,244
    Not working from home, but nice ride to the office instead on a bike with working gears for a change.
    Intending to go to the gym later but if it stays sunny I'll just keep riding outside instead.
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    University censored their communications, SLT are a special bunch.

    Well off to work, see what the damage is, see what can be salavaged. May just take to eating cookies and biscuits

    Positive side, DI2 was a dream yesterday, Hound has been walked and doesn't hate me.

    Enjoy the day everyone
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
    Crudder
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,306
    Morning, out riding with a mate shortly. Will be in front and hopefully he will be 6ft 6 inches behind. Few of my older mate's are getting worried as they may be put on shutdown and pubs closed. Also big ?? over coast and castles in 8 wks, i just hate sensationlist journalism. Rant over, enjoy work and stay safe.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    Train was about 30% quieter than usual but, kindly, SWR only put on 8 carriages instead of twelve to maintain that comforting feeling of crush.

    Am now OIC Covid at work in all aspects except deciding we can all go home and work there instead.
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
    airport eerily quiet first thing

    heading back now, doing my best to keep airline and the economy afloat, awaiting bubbly

    wishing all of us an extremely mild infection, especially the vulnerable, and a swift return to normality
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,445
    Nothing to report here, spent the weekend socializing and am regretting it today.

    The world continues to turn however our cleaner hasn't turned in today as a text I sent stating she, and I quote "should get a grip" didn't land very well.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,198

    Nothing to report here, spent the weekend socializing and am regretting it today.

    The world continues to turn however our cleaner hasn't turned in today as a text I sent stating she, and I quote "should get a grip" didn't land very well.

    you capitalist oppressor!

    :smiley:
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,644
    Physio this morning to be treated like a pin-cushion... 12 needles in neck and shoulders all jiggled about - "does that hurt?". :#

    Turned into a glorious autumn afternoon so I slumped on the sun lounge instead of any further exertions.

  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    Today i'll be doing mostly inexplicable things according to the cat. Though most human activities, whilst providing cursory and transient curiosity to a cat, are inexplicable.

    Supermarket shelves were bereft of much frozen and tinned foodstuffs. Ironically, the fresh fruit and veg stocks were excellent - the very stuff you'd need should you become ill.

    There's rumours that schools may shut for... wait for it: 4 months.
    On the one hand, it means we can self isolate for the duration and i'm reducing contraction to nil but on the other, we'll have to somehow entertain toots 1 and 2. I foresee home education for a couple of hours each day plus beach and forest walks.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    pinno said:

    There's rumours that schools may shut for... wait for it: 4 months.
    On the one hand, it means we can self isolate for the duration and i'm reducing contraction to nil but on the other, we'll have to somehow entertain toots 1 and 2. I foresee home education for a couple of hours each day plus beach and forest walks.

    My wife, a primary school teacher, was discussing the fact she thought they may add a week onto the Easter holidays by shutting the schools down. I disagreed and pointed out what they were doing in Ireland, etc over school closures and that perhaps the Summer term would be cancelled. Who knows?

    However, if they do shut long term, what are they going to do about major exams that are due over the next few months?
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,531
    First day of what is likely to be a long period of working from home and have my nice little spare room upstairs to hide in. Have advised all minions to do the same and are putting plans in place to deal with stuff remotely wherever possible.

    Re: schools, yep this is the big question for my kid and all of her mates who have A-levels starting in late May.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,531
    edited 16 March
    Double post - doh.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,244
    Bloke in the shop knows someone who is related to someone who has a friend in London who came to work only to find their access pass cancelled and was told to work at home :/

    Plenty of old people about in town shuffling around as usual but apparently none of them are going into the shops.
    Quite a few kids out as well but I'm not aware of any schools closing locally so either they've been excluded for something or their parents have kept them away from school but are letting them mingle with the unwashed.

    Currently trying to decipher the world's worst contract which someone's signed us up to - full of typos, makes no sense and is in a silly font in different colours.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,308 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks,
    The world really has gone mad. Just went to buy my lunches for the week at the big Sainsbury's down the road, not stockpiling just how I buy my lunches every week. It's like a plague of locusts have been through the place.
    Sounds like a good weekend HD, I've been tying not to tell people to get a [email protected] grip in quite those words. But I might have slipped up more than once. the problem is the panic is catching and is now affecting normally sane people.
    Nice ride to work in the sunshine, clearly no wfh for me. Not yet at any rate.
    If someone sent me a contract in different colours and full of typos I don't think I'd want to sign it.
    Onwards and upwards...
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,306
    I give up, i'm going to become a politician and try and instil some common sense into people. Shut schools for 3 months, the kids will be rioting in the streets just for something to do. Lessons need to be taught properly, exams need to be taken and people need to work, eat etc. Everyone stuck at home under house arrest, nah can't see it myself. Sadly its a nasty virus that we need to build natural immunity to, not some magic pill. We live in to clean an environment at times and we've become susceptible to anything and everything. We need to suck it up get on with our live and look after those that cant. Unfortunately the world cannot be run from home all the time. Rant over. :* PS toilet rolls £10 each price will be going up quickly. Sadly the corona beer virus has been overtake by the dumaspigshite virus by about 100 to 1. ;)
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
    edited 16 March
    yep, with you there

    the lessons of sars etc. were not applied, almost all governments were way too late to act, uk certainly was, now they're taking individual uncoordinated measures to try and recover and to give the appearance that they are in control, they're not, the horses bolted weeks ago

    my concern is the objective of the uk plan seems to be 'flatten the peak', is that objectve net best for society? or is it best for the government's damage control? those are very different things

    for instance, the government doesn't think funding certain cancer treatments is a good deal, but those people die without inconvenient headlines or embarrassing images of overloaded hospitals, the government judges their lives not worth the cost

    what cost calculation was done for the plan? i'd love to see it

    because the plan clearly risks the side effect of severe economic damage, businesses are going to fail, people will lose jobs, homes, life savings, their physical and mental health will suffer, maybe some will commit suicide

    banks will wring their hands and weep as they repossess and bankrupt, ever so reluctantly you understand, but they have no choice

    i say all it will do is slow the inevitable

    humans have no immunity other than by getting infected and fighting it off, there's no apparent treatment beyond supportive care, a vaccine is way off

    many will die, even with the best known care many will die

    is the plan the right one? what alternatives were looked at?

    south korea has done getting on for a quarter of a million tests, our experts were bragging about maybe 12% of that, a lack of knowledge of prevalence that seems to explain the rapid shift in the story after just a few days

    they were caught by surprise, and it's their plan

    as usual, johnson spouted platitudes and waffle, he looked like a rabbit in the headlights

    sweet dreams
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,306
    To be fair SG it doesn't matter which party or country it's in, its caught them all out.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,058
    I’ve been to the supermarket to stockpile ale, there was very little food there I realised as we walked out
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
    oh yes, absolutely, that's why i led with "almost all governments were way too late to act", it's a global screw up

    but the uk is the one i pay for, so i'm entitled to judge it's performance :smiley:

    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
    i stockpiled port, and i'm now going to drink some

    chin chin
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    Not going to write essays on this topic, because I'll repeat what has been said before. However, I refuse to like, i refuse to endorse it, but I agreed with a Piers Morgan tweet earlier.

    Going go drown my sorrows.
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
    Crudder
    CX
    Toy
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,699
    oxoman said:

    I give up, i'm going to become a politician and try and instil some common sense into people. Shut schools for 3 months, the kids will be rioting in the streets just for something to do. Lessons need to be taught properly, exams need to be taken and people need to work, eat etc. Everyone stuck at home under house arrest, nah can't see it myself. Sadly its a nasty virus that we need to build natural immunity to, not some magic pill. We live in to clean an environment at times and we've become susceptible to anything and everything. We need to suck it up get on with our live and look after those that cant. Unfortunately the world cannot be run from home all the time. Rant over. :* PS toilet rolls £10 each price will be going up quickly. Sadly the corona beer virus has been overtake by the dumaspigshite virus by about 100 to 1. ;)

    Should be made a sticky for the bed wetters in Cake Stop.

  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,699
    tlw1 said:

    I’ve been to the supermarket to stockpile ale, there was very little food there I realised as we walked out

    You were lucky to get ale.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    Flâneur said:

    Not going to write essays on this topic, because I'll repeat what has been said before. However, I refuse to like, i refuse to endorse it, but I agreed with a Piers Morgan tweet earlier.

    Going go drown my sorrows.

    These truly are the end of days if people start agreeing with stuff that Piers Morgan writes
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,699
    What did he write?
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,058

    tlw1 said:

    I’ve been to the supermarket to stockpile ale, there was very little food there I realised as we walked out

    You were lucky to get ale.
    And good ale too
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,244
    tlw1 said:

    I’ve been to the supermarket to stockpile ale, there was very little food there I realised as we walked out

    Aldi had run out of screwdriver bit sets when I went earlier :astonished:

    Seriously though, people were still trying to stockpile whatever they could get hold of and the poor checkout staff were having to tell them to fark off and put back the 15 bags of frozen chips they were trying to buy.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,244
    edited 16 March
    sungod said:

    i stockpiled port, and i'm now going to drink some

    chin chin

    I don't think it's strong enough to use as disinfectant so drinking it is probably the best course of action.
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