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coffee, will there be pastries, the suspense
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  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,253
    I'm sure you'll procure some pastries somehow.
    Bike's still in the car from yesterday, should go out somewhere and ride it while it's not raining.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,740
    Morning, cool and dry , tigger walked , poached egg for breakfast,
    I wonder if we will be having an enforced lock down in the uk ?
    Have a good day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,066
    WFH which I suspect will become the new habit soon. Will take the opportunity to do some exercise in the light later, then should really support the pub whilst they are open
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,205
    yep, wfh is going be the way for a while i think

    roads etc. seem even quieter
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,329
    Morning, about to walk dog 6ft 6 inches away from anyone else. Then I'm going out for a ride. Not sure what's happening with the pubs locally as some shut down already. Local night ride looks to be in jeopardy. It will be like the walking dead soon.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,253
    sungod said:

    yep, wfh is going be the way for a while i think

    roads etc. seem even quieter

    Roads were pretty quiet on the way in for me too.
    Then I looked at the time and it was only 7:10 - oops.

    Trying to help sort our someone else's fkup but they've cancelled our meeting and say they can't do any other time this week. Boss is contemplating leaving them to fend for themselves.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,205
    currently north of the border, very quiet airport, plane soon back home and that's it for a while i think

    considering finding a cv carrier and snogging them, get it over quick
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,253
    sungod said:

    currently north of the border, very quiet airport, plane soon back home and that's it for a while i think

    considering finding a cv carrier and snogging them, get it over quick

    Not sure if that's a good idea: You'll catch it, get better, then you'll be back at work and have to pick up the slack while the majority are off ill :|
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    London is very quiet, unsurprisingly.
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,205

    sungod said:

    currently north of the border, very quiet airport, plane soon back home and that's it for a while i think

    considering finding a cv carrier and snogging them, get it over quick

    Not sure if that's a good idea: You'll catch it, get better, then you'll be back at work and have to pick up the slack while the majority are off ill :|
    yeah, but if i get the bad version there'll still be hospital capacity, plus i get a snog, win win

    mrs s feels i am being too blunt about the situation :smiley:
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,329
    SG sounds like we sing of the same hymn sheet, Mrs O says the same about me. Sadly unlike a lot of people i cant WFH. Luckily she can, sadly as an asthmatic she,s classed as high risk. Only thing SG i have no wish to snog some old crinkly with cv
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    Our 75 year old chairman has reluctantly agreed to work from home - he feels like he's deserting us. His 60-something year old brother is have none of it and will just shut the door to his office - apparently that's self isolating enough.

    We've sent some less essential staff home and the rest of us are making it up as we go along and most have the option to work from home, although that's being treated with suspicion by the brothers as it looks too much like a holiday.
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,205
    oxoman said:

    ...Only thing SG i have no wish to snog some old crinkly with cv

    i was thinking of ski bunnies just back from italy
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,329
    Mrs O works for a legal company and the senior partner is over 70 and refuses to self isolate and close the company for the duration. Luckily he can be kept relatively far enough away from the great unwashed so as not to be at risk.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,253
    sungod said:

    oxoman said:

    ...Only thing SG i have no wish to snog some old crinkly with cv

    i was thinking of ski bunnies just back from italy
    Go to airport.
    Put up sign at airport saying arrivals from high risk areas this way.
    Direct them to your walk through testing booth.
    Conduct random tests.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,648
    Braved the local shops today, which was surprisingly well stocked all things considered. A few minor inconveniences, but no shortage of the essentials like eye fillet steak and shiraz, so counting that as a win.

    Rode bike in my contribution to self-isolation... had the whole headland to myself.

  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    Morning, I can't see how our wedding will be able to go ahead a month tomorrow and the OH has been fairly inconsolable since about 6pm yesterday. I have a mate who's first kid is due in 2 weeks so I think some perspective is needed. Wedding meeting later on so I think we are going for a postponement to avoid as much lost cash as possible.

    The sh1ts at work have closed the London office but have told everyone else to continue as normal for now despite government advice to work from home, no idea if I'm in a high risk category as I get the flu jab for asthma so I'm tempted to tell them to f*ck off. People keep saying it's up to me to make the decision but I'm not a f*cking virologist so how the hell am I meant to know?

    Aside from that the sh!t has hit the fan over use of a work clothing/gear perk our old MD sanctioned but isn't in our new company's policy so I'm £244 out of pocket. It's amazing how 2 years of consistent buggering up of two companies is tolerated but the uproar over a few hundred £ personal allowance is apparently much worse

    As you can tell, I'm not in a good mood.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    The other thing to do is to cancel the lot and stick the entire budget into a FTSE tracker and hope the free fall has stopped. Double my money in a year then rebook somewhere less sh!t than the UK
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,648
    haydenm said:

    Morning, I can't see how our wedding will be able to go ahead a month tomorrow and the OH has been fairly inconsolable since about 6pm yesterday. I have a mate who's first kid is due in 2 weeks so I think some perspective is needed. Wedding meeting later on so I think we are going for a postponement to avoid as much lost cash as possible.

    The sh1ts at work have closed the London office but have told everyone else to continue as normal for now despite government advice to work from home, no idea if I'm in a high risk category as I get the flu jab for asthma so I'm tempted to tell them to f*ck off. People keep saying it's up to me to make the decision but I'm not a f*cking virologist so how the hell am I meant to know?

    Aside from that the sh!t has hit the fan over use of a work clothing/gear perk our old MD sanctioned but isn't in our new company's policy so I'm £244 out of pocket. It's amazing how 2 years of consistent buggering up of two companies is tolerated but the uproar over a few hundred £ personal allowance is apparently much worse

    As you can tell, I'm not in a good mood.

    None of that is good news, but if it helps... Friend's daughter and her fiancee (an Indian chap) had their wedding scheduled for January this year, which had to be postponed because of the bushfires threat to the rural property it was to be held at. They re-scheduled for April... which is now also off. They did have a second ceremony in India in Feb with the groom's family, although my mate (bride's father) ended up spending 3 weeks in hospital in Mumbai with kidney infection and mild pneumonia. Now he's home, he's holed up out of harm's way in the highest of high risk categories... not that long ago he had benign tumours removed from liver, but subsequent golden staph infection.



  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    Ah Christ, that's bloody bad luck. There must be loads of people in similar situations, not good. I might try and get a registry office job done on the date next month then postpone the big do til next year, I suspect next year might be a bit sad due to reduced numbers anyway...
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,668
    Morning, still in the office doing gumph for who knows how long though we are officially closed.
    Most stuff I see now is events cancelled etc all very depressing to be honest.
    Work are closing the canteen for the foreseeable, they are giving away the perishables which is handy.

    Currently trying to sort my RDP access so I can work from home at some point.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,220
    @oxoman - see Thistle for how to spell 'too'.

    This whole CV thing is compounding problems. Still no word of schools shutting and I do want that to happen. We've a big enough garden to muck around in, i've got enough old bangers to fettle with and it will be online shopping. We are 50m from the nearest neighbour - unfortunately, they are elderly and in a high risk group. I can't even pop around to see how they are. Dunno how i'm going to get meds.

    ...and yes Stevo, it's just that they haven't found a med that works.

    There's one serious flaw in your snogging plan SG. The only one's who'd actually want to snog you, will be the old crinkly type. :) Sorry and all that.
    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."
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,205
    seem to have necked an entire bottle of bubbly before eleven, it's the only way to maintain stability

    airport empty, i suspect zombie apocalypse is imminent

    chatting with cabin crew, looks like a lot of redundancies on the way, feel for them, grim times
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,455
    The City is like a ghost town.

    Air crew (airlines in fact), anyone in the hospitality/tourism/entertainment industries - all going to be fcuked into a cocked hat. I suppose retail can fall back on online sales, but bricks and mortar retail is also going to be screwed.

    I came into the office to discover that all the Japanese got a memo saying wfh as from this morning following Johnson's burblings last night. They forgot to tell the local staff. Taking advantage of an empty office to sh!t under a few desks before heading off with a sack of assorted stationery items. Not back until at least the 6th April.

    Went to the bank earlier to get some readies for the builder (who is now doing the garden), I popped into Tesco while I was there, and found 4 lonely bog rolls, so liberated them. I also went into a small convenience store and asked if they had paracetamol - they did! At £4.99 for 16 . Cheeky profiteering [email protected] That's the good old blitz spirit of spivvery, black marketeering and crime.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,205
    airports still have paracetamol at pre-virus price, got a few for mrs s as she's not supposed to take ibuprofen
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,253
    haydenm said:

    AI might try and get a registry office job done on the date next month then postpone the big do til next year, I suspect next year might be a bit sad due to reduced numbers anyway...

    Can't you do weddings by Skype/Whatsapp these days?

  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    haydenm said:

    Morning, I can't see how our wedding will be able to go ahead a month tomorrow and the OH has been fairly inconsolable since about 6pm yesterday. I have a mate who's first kid is due in 2 weeks so I think some perspective is needed. Wedding meeting later on so I think we are going for a postponement to avoid as much lost cash as possible.

    The sh1ts at work have closed the London office but have told everyone else to continue as normal for now despite government advice to work from home, no idea if I'm in a high risk category as I get the flu jab for asthma so I'm tempted to tell them to f*ck off. People keep saying it's up to me to make the decision but I'm not a f*cking virologist so how the hell am I meant to know?

    Aside from that the sh!t has hit the fan over use of a work clothing/gear perk our old MD sanctioned but isn't in our new company's policy so I'm £244 out of pocket. It's amazing how 2 years of consistent buggering up of two companies is tolerated but the uproar over a few hundred £ personal allowance is apparently much worse

    As you can tell, I'm not in a good mood.


    Really sorry to hear that - it sucks.
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,329
    Middle daughter presented me with another grandson. Whilst holes up in hospital she'd not heard about Boris,s statement. Looks like I won't be seeing him for a while. Theatre trip planned is confirmed off. Got to feel sorry for anyone in travel, entertainment or hospitality.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,253
    oxoman said:

    Middle daughter presented me with another grandson. Whilst holes up in hospital she'd not heard about Boris,s statement. Looks like I won't be seeing him for a while.

    Shame about not visiting but good news otherwise.

  • step83step83 Posts: 3,668
    Went to lunch, came back, my new laptops been swiped, apparently someone needed it an have gone home. Good luck to them as I have not removed it from the directory a reported it stolen from within the office :D

    Anywho shops are barren did some DIY shopping, B&Q was the busiest I have ever seen it, I'm assuming people are DIY shopping thinking if they are stuck in doors for X weeks, why not do Y job thats been put off for the last few years.
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