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COVID>>>THE PLUS POINTS

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Please add you list of plus points

1/ No sign of that Greta thingy bird on TV for days

2/ Petrol prices have dropped and using much less

3/ Planting lots of seeds for this years veg

4/ Deadenders etc etc stopped on the telly I think?

5/ Kids are all locked in their house making shopping a dream

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The peace and quiet.

No commuting.

Getting time to do some work on the house.

Spending more time with the OH and the dog.

Speaking to family (on the phone obviously) who we dont speak too as often as we should.

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upsides:

  • no noise from traffic, aircraft, helicopters.
  • can hear the bird-song for a change.
  • Boris has taken control of the weather and it is set fair for a while.
  • enforced total relaxation - as also noted by Stephen Fry in a recent interview.  take your time doing everything and savour it while you do it.

 

downsides:

  • brother is feeling a little bit lonely in his comfy but isolated villa in the hills of Brittany.
  • daughter and her family can't visit.
  • can't access some of my favourite doggy walks 'cos police say No!

 

 

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1 minute ago, Murflynn said:

upsides:

  • no noise from traffic, aircraft, helicopters.
  • can hear the bird-song for a change.
  • Boris has taken control of the weather and it is set fair for a while.
  • enforced total relaxation - as also noted by Stephen Fry in a recent interview.  take your time doing everything and savour it while you do it.

 

downsides:

  • brother is feeling a little bit lonely in his comfy but isolated villa in the hills of Brittany.
  • daughter and her family can't visit.
  • can't access some of my favourite doggy walks 'cos police say No!

 

 

You just have to find new doggy walks where you are allowed to go. 

 

We will be exploring some new ones at the weekend.

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6 minutes ago, Murflynn said:

upsides:

  • no noise from traffic, aircraft, helicopters.
  • can hear the bird-song for a change.
  • Boris has taken control of the weather and it is set fair for a while.
  • enforced total relaxation - as also noted by Stephen Fry in a recent interview.  take your time doing everything and savour it while you do it.

 

downsides:

  • brother is feeling a little bit lonely in his comfy but isolated villa in the hills of Brittany.
  • daughter and her family can't visit.
  • can't access some of my favourite doggy walks 'cos police say No!

 

 

I havnt seen one bobby during this whole event!! Drove 8 miles to the shop yesterday and not a sign. Weird innitt. Its normal, no bobbies. 

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Riots in Hong Kong ended

Fire in Australia put out

Iran - USA war ended

No Brexit news any more

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9 minutes ago, Naughty Cal said:

You just have to find new doggy walks where you are allowed to go. 

 

We will be exploring some new ones at the weekend.

we have 3 woodland walks within walking distance, but Bristol is almost unique in having so many rivers, streams, gorges and woodlands well within the city limits; I have visited them all, but driving to visit a walking location is now banned by the police, so I am stuck with 'just' three.  :rolleyes:

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1. We'll be better prepared for when the real biggy comes.

2. I'm not getting the chance of catching a new cold from the grandchildren each week.  (Actually they're doing chicken pox at the moment.)

3. I'm getting more stuff for the boat complete rather than taking it on board half-ready.  4 sets of curtains.  A gadget for adjusting my Morco whilst I'm in the shower.  New headlamp & cable.  A sofa seat cover. Etc.

4. No mentions of some other big political issue, can't remember the name...

5. I'm getting reminded to review my last will which was made yonks ago, before I got the boat.

6. I'm getting an uninterrupted opportunity to change a bathroom into a utility room. Put the pressed steel bath onto Freecycle before the lockdown - no takers. It is practically new!

7. Not  having to sign for parcels on a stupid machine that translates my signature into a hieroglyph.

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1 minute ago, Murflynn said:

we have 3 woodland walks within walking distance, but Bristol is almost unique in having so many rivers, streams, gorges and woodlands well within the city limits; I have visited them all, but driving to visit a walking location is now banned by the police, so I am stuck with 'just' three.  :rolleyes:

Do you ever go to Magpie bottom?

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Just now, churchward said:

The Eurovision song contest has been cancelled.

The best news yet :cheers:

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Plus points:

 

(1) The most important thing in my life is family (and I'm incarcerated with eight of them at present)

(2) NHS staff are now widely recognised to be underpaid

(3) Public investment for the benefit of all is demonstrably the way to go

(4) HS2 is likely to be delayed or cancelled.

 

ETA: Liverpool won't get awarded their runaway Premier League title (or at least, my Manchester United supporting son-in-law will be able to retain bragging rights, because it wasn't a "proper" season).   

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1 minute ago, Machpoint005 said:

No rugby or cricket either, though.

:(

Rugby is a loss but the other two are a bonus innitt 👍

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29 minutes ago, churchward said:

The Eurovision song contest has been cancelled.

I consider that quite a big bonus, on the other hand BSP certainly does not

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When I was watching the news last week I saw No 10's resident pussy cat ran out of the door, obviousely scared and distancing itself from Boris.

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The garden is looking more manicured and waking up from its wintery sleep. If I get bored I might put a parting in the grass.

All the seeds I planted are coming up hopefully a bumper crop this year.

Planted shallot sets this week.

Garlic planted late last year is coming along nicely as are winter onions.

Potatoes going in tomorrow.

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3 hours ago, mrsmelly said:

Do you ever go to Magpie bottom?

never 'eard of it - I find it's in 'annam - wrong side of Bristol for me - 45 minute drive.

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No cold calls from the far east to tell me my computer has got a virus.

No calls to tell me £600 has just been transferred out of my account. 

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7 hours ago, DandV said:

Why the fixation with Greta? 

Are you so threatened that Greta is provoking people to think seriously about what changes in direction may need to be made to  set our globe and its inhabitants on a viable path towards perpetual sustainability?

Are you scared that some of the changes being floated are in a different direction to The Daily Telegraph orthodoxy, that maintaining our lives is totally dependant on ever growing our commercial endeavours.

And look I find your way of describing her offensive, It does nothing to convince me that middle aged white englishmen should be let anywhere near positions of world influence.

 

I await a spluttering reply.

 

I must admit it is a nice change to not have the gremlins face plastered all over the news and the internet. 

 

Perhaps when this is all over people instead of following some swedish sock puppet will instead look at what has improved in their own lives recently and find their own ways to cut down on travel, litter and pollution.

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