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Mervyn and Trish wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 15:11
Onelife wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 14:49
Stephen wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 11:39 The amount of people, apart from Moby who don't have a smart phone I would think are few and far between.
I don't have a smart phone and seeing the amount of time my wife and daughter spend on them I won't be getting one anytime soon... I much prefer the phone kiosk down the road :thumbup:
It's much more difficult to have nookie behind a mobile phone. A friend told me.....
Shouldn’t be a problem for the likes of Stephen as his is only 1in when fully charged…so I’ve been told :thumbup: :lol:

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Stephen wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 14:56
Onelife wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 14:49
Stephen wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 11:39 The amount of people, apart from Moby who don't have a smart phone I would think are few and far between.
I don't have a smart phone and seeing the amount of time my wife and daughter spend on them I won't be getting one anytime soon... I much prefer the phone kiosk down the road :thumbup:

Checking out the ‘premium’ numbers no doubt.
I’ve never looked into doing that especially at £3.50 a minute :oops:

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oldbluefox wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 16:06 Is vibrator the word you're looking for? :oops:
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oldbluefox wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 16:06 Is vibrator the word you're looking for? :oops:
Ah, so that's why there's usually a queue outside :lol:
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Nah, it's cos OL's still in there. :o
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oldbluefox wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 17:44 Nah, it's cos OL's still in there. :o

And he’s put curtains up now.......so I’ve been informed

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Stephen wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 18:03
oldbluefox wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 17:44 Nah, it's cos OL's still in there. :o

And he’s put curtains up now.......so I’ve been informed
He made them himself in evening class.

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Talking of making things.
Any watching ‘saved and Remade’ ?
What the hell was that ring that so called master jeweller made.? Looked like a dogs dinner.!
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Mervyn and Trish wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 18:54
Stephen wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 18:03
oldbluefox wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 17:44 Nah, it's cos OL's still in there. :o

And he’s put curtains up now.......so I’ve been informed
He made them himself in evening class.
There are also a couple of chickens tied up outside the box ... odd that :?
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Don't ask..... just don't ask!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:
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screwy wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 18:58 Talking of making things.
Any watching ‘saved and Remade’ ?
What the hell was that ring that so called master jeweller made.? Looked like a dogs dinner.!
We thought the same. The so called master jeweller appeared to use a sledgehammer to make it. We're not warming to the programme. It seems to be an attempt to recreate The Repair Shop with a twist but it's not working for us.
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Agreed Merv, it doesn’t work for me,the wife’s holding judgment.
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‘It’s Clarkson on TV’ should entertaining viewing tonight (ITV @ 9.35).

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oldbluefox wrote: 03 Apr 2021, 09:52 Don't ask..... just don't ask!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:
You can’t beat a bit of stuffing with your chicken Foxy :D


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Evening classes! I’ve just finished an evening class ( my first ever) entitled ‘Tapas of the World’. It was great fun and we ate a good few new and enjoyable meals. It was given to me as a birthday present by my son. I was the only male on the course, apart from the teacher. It was organised be Edinburgh council. So what?
We live about 100 miles from Edinburgh and I wouldn’t have been able to take part under normal circumstances.
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When I was younger and we moved down souf as I didn't know anyone I used to join evening classes to learn new interests. To name a few Woodwork, I made our daughter a dolls house with lovely mitred joins and our son a fort with turrets and draw bridge and a small coffee table never got a chance on the lathe the men hogged it :roll: Pottery came next nothing of any use was produced but had some good laughs. Word processing I passed RSA 1,2 &3 and Yoga!! there were a few others I had a passing whim to try on the whole I found them good fun

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We each had a text to our Smart-less Mobile phones this afternoon with our invite for the 2nd jab, as per the first jab we phoned the Surgery and they booked us both in for 14:00 next Tuesday. So, how long after that can we go to the Pub ?
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Manoverboard wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 14:40 how long after that can we go to the Pub ?
It is stated that after 10 days you will have full immunity - but no doubt you could call in the pup on the way home :D

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david63 wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 15:09
Manoverboard wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 14:40 how long after that can we go to the Pub ?
It is stated that after 10 days you will have full immunity - but no doubt you could call in the pup on the way home :D
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Stephen wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 15:49
david63 wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 15:09
Manoverboard wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 14:40 how long after that can we go to the Pub ?
It is stated that after 10 days you will have full immunity - but no doubt you could call in the pup on the way home :D
Is that the battersea pup
That's the one :lol:

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david63 wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 15:52
Stephen wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 15:49
david63 wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 15:09 It is stated that after 10 days you will have full immunity - but no doubt you could call in the pup on the way home :D
Is that the battersea pup
That's the one :lol:

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Manoverboard wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 14:40 We each had a text to our Smart-less Mobile phones this afternoon with our invite for the 2nd jab, as per the first jab we phoned the Surgery and they booked us both in for 14:00 next Tuesday. So, how long after that can we go to the Pub ?
May 17th before you can go inside it :)

You have been protected since a couple of weeks after the first jab. This one will boost somewhat and extend your protection.

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Quizzical Bob wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 16:34
Manoverboard wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 14:40 We each had a text to our Smart-less Mobile phones this afternoon with our invite for the 2nd jab, as per the first jab we phoned the Surgery and they booked us both in for 14:00 next Tuesday. So, how long after that can we go to the Pub ?
May 17th before you can go inside it :)

You have been protected since a couple of weeks after the first jab. This one will boost somewhat and extend your protection.
The first jab may only offer limited protection - but nobody should assume they are protected. Even after the second jab you may still get COVID. There have been reports of hundreds of fully vaccinated individuals coming down with COVID with, sadly, some not surviving it (however the reasons for this are still being investigated).

Also remember that just because you are vaccinated does not mean that you are not a carrier - the transmission by vaccinated individuals is still unclear.

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Kendhni wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 22:14
Quizzical Bob wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 16:34
Manoverboard wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 14:40 We each had a text to our Smart-less Mobile phones this afternoon with our invite for the 2nd jab, as per the first jab we phoned the Surgery and they booked us both in for 14:00 next Tuesday. So, how long after that can we go to the Pub ?
May 17th before you can go inside it :)

You have been protected since a couple of weeks after the first jab. This one will boost somewhat and extend your protection.
The first jab may only offer limited protection - but nobody should assume they are protected. Even after the second jab you may still get COVID. There have been reports of hundreds of fully vaccinated individuals coming down with COVID with, sadly, some not surviving it (however the reasons for this are still being investigated).

Also remember that just because you are vaccinated does not mean that you are not a carrier - the transmission by vaccinated individuals is still unclear.
It's being so cheerful that keeps you going then, is it Ken?
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towny44 wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 22:33
Kendhni wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 22:14
Quizzical Bob wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 16:34

May 17th before you can go inside it :)

You have been protected since a couple of weeks after the first jab. This one will boost somewhat and extend your protection.
The first jab may only offer limited protection - but nobody should assume they are protected. Even after the second jab you may still get COVID. There have been reports of hundreds of fully vaccinated individuals coming down with COVID with, sadly, some not surviving it (however the reasons for this are still being investigated).

Also remember that just because you are vaccinated does not mean that you are not a carrier - the transmission by vaccinated individuals is still unclear.
It's being so cheerful that keeps you going then, is it Ken?


I agree with Ken. It may not be a cheery subject but it is a reality check. Allot of people, and I’ve heard this myself, think that just because they just had their first jab they are now immune.
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Stephen wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 07:12
towny44 wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 22:33
Kendhni wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 22:14
The first jab may only offer limited protection - but nobody should assume they are protected. Even after the second jab you may still get COVID. There have been reports of hundreds of fully vaccinated individuals coming down with COVID with, sadly, some not surviving it (however the reasons for this are still being investigated).

Also remember that just because you are vaccinated does not mean that you are not a carrier - the transmission by vaccinated individuals is still unclear.
It's being so cheerful that keeps you going then, is it Ken?


I agree with Ken. It may not be a cheery subject but it is a reality check. Allot of people, and I’ve heard this myself, think that just because they just had their first jab they are now immune.
Exactly. One could argue that we are at a very defining moment in our fight against coronavirus that means people must not let their guard down. In particular the vaccine you may have had may not be effective against some of the new variants (e.g. AZ may only be about 10% effective against the SA variant). The important message is that vaccines do not prevent you from getting coronavirus, they significantly reduce the risk of it, including the risk of it developing into life threatening COVID. Secondly, it is currently unclear as to whether or not a vaccinated person can carry and infect others ... you would hate for your legacy to be that you inflicted this on your children and grand children (for the sake of a hug).

On the plus side the next wave of vaccines may not only attack the s-protein (as per current vaccines) but also attack the n-protein. These may offer a therapeutic effect as well. Some companies are also looking at the possibility of providing the vaccine orally.

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Stephen wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 07:12
towny44 wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 22:33
Kendhni wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 22:14
The first jab may only offer limited protection - but nobody should assume they are protected. Even after the second jab you may still get COVID. There have been reports of hundreds of fully vaccinated individuals coming down with COVID with, sadly, some not surviving it (however the reasons for this are still being investigated).

Also remember that just because you are vaccinated does not mean that you are not a carrier - the transmission by vaccinated individuals is still unclear.
It's being so cheerful that keeps you going then, is it Ken?


I agree with Ken. It may not be a cheery subject but it is a reality check. Allot of people, and I’ve heard this myself, think that just because they just had their first jab they are now immune.
I agree with Stephen :thumbup:

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Kendhni wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 22:14 The first jab may only offer limited protection - but nobody should assume they are protected. Even after the second jab you may still get COVID. There have been reports of hundreds of fully vaccinated individuals coming down with COVID with, sadly, some not surviving it (however the reasons for this are still being investigated).

Also remember that just because you are vaccinated does not mean that you are not a carrier - the transmission by vaccinated individuals is still unclear.
All true - but putting it in context it is estimated that over 6,000 lives have been saved because of the vaccine roll out.

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We’ll find out in three or four weeks time how effective the vaccine actually is.
After Monday’s reopening.
I must say Mrs B is chomping at the bit.
She has an awful lot of stock to shift.

They are expecting a spike in infection rates, it’s whether that translates to hospitalisation and death.
They are the crucial figures.

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david63 wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 15:09
Manoverboard wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 14:40 how long after that can we go to the Pub ?
It is stated that after 10 days you will have full immunity - but no doubt you could call in the pup on the way home :D
Good plan :thumbup:, they'll have been open a full day by the time we get there ... but it may be a tad too nippy ( see what I did there ) according to the forecasts.

ps ... I agree with Towny :lol:
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Watching the scenes of violence and disorder in Belfast takes me back 50 yrs.
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screwy wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 09:26 Watching the scenes of violence and disorder in Belfast takes me back 50 yrs.
A consequence of the U.K. and the EU breaking the GFA and imposing conditions without consultation.

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barney wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 10:37
screwy wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 09:26 Watching the scenes of violence and disorder in Belfast takes me back 50 yrs.
A consequence of the U.K. and the EU breaking the GFA and imposing conditions without consultation.
The BBC report that they are demonstrating against Sinn Fein politicians attending an IRA funeral against Covid regulations.
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towny44 wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 12:56
barney wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 10:37
screwy wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 09:26 Watching the scenes of violence and disorder in Belfast takes me back 50 yrs.
A consequence of the U.K. and the EU breaking the GFA and imposing conditions without consultation.
The BBC report that they are demonstrating against Sinn Fein politicians attending an IRA funeral against Covid regulations.
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screwy wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 09:26 Watching the scenes of violence and disorder in Belfast takes me back 50 yrs.
Takes us all back 50 years. Absolutely ridiculous with a bunch of big brave men pushing their own children into the front line and egging them on - I saw a video with a child of about 2 years old cycling in the middle of it. Most of them probably have no real idea what they rioting about - or if you ask you will get at least half a dozen different reasons with most of them being made up (as was obvious on the Nolan radio show). This has been simmering under the surface for over a year now and got pushed over the edge for a couple of reasons including a perceived 2-tier policing/legal system.

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david63 wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 09:01
Kendhni wrote: 07 Apr 2021, 22:14 The first jab may only offer limited protection - but nobody should assume they are protected. Even after the second jab you may still get COVID. There have been reports of hundreds of fully vaccinated individuals coming down with COVID with, sadly, some not surviving it (however the reasons for this are still being investigated).

Also remember that just because you are vaccinated does not mean that you are not a carrier - the transmission by vaccinated individuals is still unclear.
All true - but putting it in context it is estimated that over 6,000 lives have been saved because of the vaccine roll out.
I have no idea of the number but guess you got 6,000 from somewhere - my only surprise is that it is so low.

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Some good news. Just received letters from our GP to tell us we'll have our second jab soon. There was about a week between the first jab letters and the text inviting us to book our appointment.

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About 4 weeks for my second dose,unless they call me earlier.
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Kendhni wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 13:17
screwy wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 09:26 Watching the scenes of violence and disorder in Belfast takes me back 50 yrs.
Takes us all back 50 years. Absolutely ridiculous with a bunch of big brave men pushing their own children into the front line and egging them on - I saw a video with a child of about 2 years old cycling in the middle of it. Most of them probably have no real idea what they rioting about - or if you ask you will get at least half a dozen different reasons with most of them being made up (as was obvious on the Nolan radio show). This has been simmering under the surface for over a year now and got pushed over the edge for a couple of reasons including a perceived 2-tier policing/legal system.
Not sure why the bus driver was driving slowly past rioters with his doors open. To my mind he was asking for trouble but just hope he got out safely.

Apparently there were adults out on the streets egging the children on and apparently one had a mishap with his petrol bomb and got burnt. Part of me has no sympathy. They weren't thinking about those they were throwing the bombs at.
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screwy wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 14:00 About 4 weeks for my second dose,unless they call me earlier.
Had a text yesterday to get mine on Saturday :thumbup:
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It is now over two weeks since I had my second jab and really nothing has changed for me - I did go to the hairdressers but that's it - I still grocery shop at off peak times and am not tempted to hit the shops opening next week. Are other people as cautious as me and will we ever feel safe?
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Some and some Jan.
Half can’t wait and the other half will stay home.
We’re popping out for a drink on Monday evening down our local brewery which is walkable.
He’s spent a lot of time and money on getting his outside area set up so the least we can do is support him.
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Mervyn and Trish wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 13:36 Some good news. Just received letters from our GP to tell us we'll have our second jab soon. There was about a week between the first jab letters and the text inviting us to book our appointment.
Ours are next Tuesday ... just saying ( again )
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My 2nd jab is booked for May 16th at the time of the first at Westward Ho !
Mrs B had her first before me but by the surgery, so will have to wait to hear.

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oldbluefox wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 14:05
Kendhni wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 13:17
screwy wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 09:26 Watching the scenes of violence and disorder in Belfast takes me back 50 yrs.
Takes us all back 50 years. Absolutely ridiculous with a bunch of big brave men pushing their own children into the front line and egging them on - I saw a video with a child of about 2 years old cycling in the middle of it. Most of them probably have no real idea what they rioting about - or if you ask you will get at least half a dozen different reasons with most of them being made up (as was obvious on the Nolan radio show). This has been simmering under the surface for over a year now and got pushed over the edge for a couple of reasons including a perceived 2-tier policing/legal system.
Not sure why the bus driver was driving slowly past rioters with his doors open. To my mind he was asking for trouble but just hope he got out safely.
If it was the expected driver of the bus I would guess he was not given a choice.

Back in the 70's I remember our neighbour's company delivered oil. His company was the last one that would go into a particular area, but after one of his drivers was put in hospital, and he lost 2 tankers in as many weeks, he refused to do any more deliveries to that area. One night a well known local contacted him and told him to send a tanker in and he would guarantee its safety. He wasn't going to risk one of his drivers so he said he would drive it himself (much against his wife's wishes). He came to the bottom of the street where he was met by 2 heavily armed masked men. One jumped into the cab and the other onto the back of the tanker - the neighbour said he was desperately trying to get the door open and do a runner when his passenger told him that they were there to keep him safe. He did his deliveries and as he left the area his escort hopped off and disappeared down an alley way. That happened a few times but it was 'let known' that nobody touched tankers from his company.
Apparently there were adults out on the streets egging the children on and apparently one had a mishap with his petrol bomb and got burnt. Part of me has no sympathy. They weren't thinking about those they were throwing the bombs at.
We call that karma.

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When I worked there, we interviewed a dustcart driver who was hijacked by the Provos and told, at gun point to drive up to a checkpoint after loading with explosives.
He refused and when they threatened to shoot him, he said that either way he died so stood his ground.
Fortunately they let him go.
Brave or slightly mental?
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Mervyn and Trish wrote: 08 Apr 2021, 13:36 Some good news. Just received letters from our GP to tell us we'll have our second jab soon. There was about a week between the first jab letters and the text inviting us to book our appointment.
I was chatting with friends who live near Bergerac last night and they still haven't had their first jabs Merv, even they they are similar age to us.

I don't know how other nations are doing but our friends in Malta have had theirs and it seems as on track as ours. Having said that, it is a small population, they think about 450k but are not sure.
I was reading this morning in the Times of Malta that their foreign prisoner population exceeds their Maltese prisoner population.
Freedom of movement eh !
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My son lives in Luxembourg with a population of roughly 650,000 and his 77 year old in-laws have just received their 1st Moderna vaccines. Shockingly slow - he is 52 and here in Wales would have had his 1st jab but reckons it will be September - if he is lucky - to get his jab !!!
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Had my second jab yesterday, another step towards some sort of normality.
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This looks promising news from the IMF (April 2021) which is projecting positive news of our economic growth out of the pandemic in 2022.

https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WEO ... april-2021

As I read it it's better than the EU and the US. I just hope they are right.
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