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The brighter side of lockdown

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Thehooperman, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. Mudgie

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    Yes, and the Cotswold pub there was where, in March 1974, I first drank the Wadworths that I've enjoyed more recently at the Anchor, High Offley and the Coach and Horses.
     
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    I seem to remember that meb laid phone cables in all their trenches
     
  3. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    In those days it was our money I guess? So they did the job properly whatever the expense, unlike nowadays where they do it half arsed and hope the next guy has to fix things.
     
  4. Noah

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    Spies aren't just for Christmas

    Mince Pies
     
  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Being generally unaware of what day it is at the moment, I organised a reminder call this evening, so that I could go and record the sheer determination of the town's Bingo players.

    Being barred from playing indoors for some months now, a system has been created whereby they can play in separate vehicles, with the numbers being relayed to them via a low-power FM transmitter and their own car radios.

    "Runners" inspect winning cards through the window, after a claim has been made, via a quick beep and subsequent light signals, they then read out the numbers on the 'potentially winning' card to the adjudicator via walkie-talkies.

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    Initially, in the Summer, it took place in a field beyond the town, but ground conditions suggested a change to harder standing at the beginning of October, once the system had become established.

    Tonight's will be the last for some time, I suspect, even outdoor gatherings are banned here after Christmas day.
     
  7. Tilly

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    Respect to the local Sikh population of Kent

    OMG chickpea curry and rice - eight hundred times

    Fantastic - salivatetastic

    On the other hand - this nation treats truckers terribly

    But pubic toilets is for another thread / forward slash
     
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    The Sikh community astound me every day. There's one run by someone I work with and they go and serve about 1,000 meals in Birmingham every night.
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    The Sikhs show how religion should be, they help those in need and don't go around bragging about it. I have more respect for them than virtually any religious group (and as a rule I hate organised religion).
     
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    I once spent six weeks in Calcutta and I'd have to agree. They were a very honourable people and a pleasure to work with.
     
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    I'm posting this on this thread because I think it is as a consequence of COVID.

    This year I have received Christmas cards and small pressies from people in my street who I haven't actually met because they are either new or are further down the street so are usually in their cars when they pass my house.

    Some of the pressies have been things as simple as some Christmas tree chocolate decorations but it is a lovely thought nonetheless.

    Anyway I decided I would send a card to all of the houses in my street regardless of whether I knew them or not and wrote a little message saying 'here's to a better New Year" in each card. I also bought some little pressies for the ones who I know or I know had sent me something.

    As I set off delivering my cards a father and daughter from further down the street offered me a box of mince pies and I watched as they went to every house leaving a box on each doorstep without even knocking on.

    After I'd delivered my cards I suddenly thought I hope my neighbours don't think the mince pies were actually from me.

    If anyone thanks me I shall see definitely put them straight so as not to take any undue credit.
     
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    I found a quiet little lane with absolutely nobody in sight for a short walk with Bee just now.

    Level and just the right distance for her because she has canine degenerate myelopathy and can’t walk very far these days.

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    My first frivolous, non-essential foray since some time before Christmas, though still remaining well within my allowed 5km radius limit.

    Indeed, my first time off the premises since Wednesday's exciting shopping trip.

    A 3km triangular walk, over the river and back.

    I resisted the urge to have a paddle.

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    Having achieved quite a few little things today, I resolved to 'treat' myself to a bike ride, staying well within my 5km radius.

    I used my well-worn figure of eight route and passed back over the river at the same place as the previous post - it looked positively summery today, though it was actually 7°C at the time.

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    I also found a couple of chaps who were hanging around, looking for someone to chat to.

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    It looks beautiful x
     
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    I had to attend a Teams meeting for work this morning on my day off and because my MOT test overran I had to log on whilst sitting in the garage waiting area.

    The only problems were that I'd forgotten to take my earphones with me so the whole garage could hear the meeting and also I had to wear a facemask so nobody could understand what I said unless I raised my voice.

    All quite strange.
     
  20. Gramaisc

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    Mmm, I was about to say that there's a sit-com in all this, then I wondered how the soaps on the telly are coping - are people all masked up when they go into Mr Swindley's shop?
     
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