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thursday now only zombies roam the streets

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cafe and wfh, may start doing dawn laps of the park for a bit of exercise to offset the relentless scoffing and swigging
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,740
    Morning, cooler this morning, I will be going for a decent ride today, I only hope Boris does not follow the rest of Europe and go into a lockdown stage.
    Have a good day
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,648
    Walked dog. Shovelled a half ton of sand out from side of the shed, cut down the weird steel frame that had been badly made but still set into the concrete, and cleaned up the area. Will be firewood storage area for stuff to dry out for next season.

    Assuming there is one.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    Morning. Back on shift but expecting to hear that we're slowing down the kilns. All big projects stopped and no contractors on site. All at risk workers sent home.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,067
    WFH but so are the kids as their school has closed early with a confirmed case

    Going for a muddy run with the hounds for some normality
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,707
    I'm off, kids are going to school, wife doing the drop off as she wants to look around Mark's and sparks on the way home. Mind boggling. If she was chased by a Thursday zombie horde she would stop and gawp at pandora. Probably queue for a ticket.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,586
    Another day of WFH with quite a few calls lined up. Junior has left for her second last day at school wondering what is going to happen with her uni entry later this year as there are now no exams. She had the night off doing any homework last night, unsurprisingly.
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  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    Stevo_666 said:

    Another day of WFH with quite a few calls lined up. Junior has left for her second last day at school wondering what is going to happen with her uni entry later this year as there are now no exams. She had the night off doing any homework last night, unsurprisingly.


    That's a real issue and I don't blame her for being concerned. There's no easy answer to it either.
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,455
    Zombies and me. I'm going to go for a ride shortly - I figure that I'm not actually going to be in contact with anybody, so I, and the public at large should be OK. No coffee, no cake, just head down riding in the drizzle.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,586
    Longshot said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Another day of WFH with quite a few calls lined up. Junior has left for her second last day at school wondering what is going to happen with her uni entry later this year as there are now no exams. She had the night off doing any homework last night, unsurprisingly.


    That's a real issue and I don't blame her for being concerned. There's no easy answer to it either.
    True, it's her future.

    We'll just have to see what they announce and deal with it then.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,318 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Traditional Thursday morning hangover is present. Pub was very quiet last night, only a dozen people including staff. Meant keeping a distance was pretty easy. Still at work and reasonably normal here, backing off on ordering stuff though. All a bit strange.
    Lad coming down from Brum tomorrow by train, he's going to Bobike across town rather than take the tube. He'll drive back next week to finish working on a few joint projects, unless there is more of a lockdown before that. Daughter of a friend seems to have wuflu, she's at uni and self isolating. She's had a sore throat, cough and fever for a few days now, should be coming out the other side soon. He's going to go and get her once she's recovered.
    Daughter actually ramped up on work for photography A level last night as she can get a bit more course work in which may help.
    Drove down H³'s road yesterday, was his place the one with all the rubble out the front? I shouted abuse just in case.
    Need to go to the shop and buy a Mother's day card shortly, hopefully people haven't been panic buying and stockpiling those.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,455

    Drove down H³'s road yesterday, was his place the one with all the rubble out the front? I shouted abuse just in case.

    Yep - rubble, old fence panels, assorted [email protected] Tons of the stuff. All the posh decking boards have arrived, ready to sit on the brick pilings that the guys have been building. I suppose at least we will have a nice garden to sit and get bored in over sping/early summer.

  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,221
    Will they go on Mock results for Uni entry?

    Me burning tree stumps me after all momentum was lost on Tuesday due to rain.

    Must get sausages out.
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  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,707
    There are a few scenarios for entry. I told our honcho to just make those with conditional offers, unconditional. Essentially accepting based upon predicted. Another might be filtering these with an entry test. My money is on january start with a levels taken in october. That way future years have august results and can then look for uni places with results already known. That is what gvmt want anyway.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,253


    Lad coming down from Brum tomorrow by train, he's going to Bobike across town rather than take the tube.

    Are the bikes still available?
    We used the ones in MK ages ago and I had an email off them yesterday saying they were taking them all away.
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935


    Lad coming down from Brum tomorrow by train, he's going to Bobike across town rather than take the tube.

    Are the bikes still available?
    We used the ones in MK ages ago and I had an email off them yesterday saying they were taking them all away.
    E Bikes like Jump are still available everywhere I've been today in central London.
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  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    Also, next time I go out, I'll check to see if there's any Boris bikes.
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,586
    edited 19 March

    There are a few scenarios for entry. I told our honcho to just make those with conditional offers, unconditional. Essentially accepting based upon predicted. Another might be filtering these with an entry test. My money is on january start with a levels taken in october. That way future years have august results and can then look for uni places with results already known. That is what gvmt want anyway.

    Interesting suggestion that one you have your money on DHL.

    I thought about whether unis could just make conditional offers unconditional, but then some places might end up being massively oversubscribed. The advantage for us of that is she has good predicted grades so could get in without doing any more work. However I think they may put the next intake back by a term as you say.

    Keep us posted...
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  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,707
    Stevo_666 said:

    There are a few scenarios for entry. I told our honcho to just make those with conditional offers, unconditional. Essentially accepting based upon predicted. Another might be filtering these with an entry test. My money is on january start with a levels taken in october. That way future years have august results and can then look for uni places with results already known. That is what gvmt want anyway.

    Interesting suggestion that one you have your money on DHL.

    I thought about whether unis could just make conditional offers unconditional, but then some places might end up being massively oversubscribed. The advantage for us of that is she has good predicted grades so could get in without doing any more work. However I think they may put the next intake back by a term as you say.

    Keep us posted...
    making conditional turn unconditional will probably work for most institutions but oversubscribed russell group may then thin them out with an entry test. I would expect they may have already done this at the interview, visit, personal statement stage anyway. It's not always about the grades, demonstrating intrinsic interest through the things they do, rather than the things the exam-board and ofsted ask them to do, is much more valuable.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,586
    That would be good - because she's pretty much done all of that (apart from the extra entry test, obviously).
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  • step83step83 Posts: 3,668
    Evening, dismal weather today, still workbench is mainly done, wood primer is on drying now overnight. Couple of minor cockups but all hideable.
    Tried to Zwift earlier, someone managed to break it lots of 502 errors. went for a run instead.
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