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The brighter side of lockdown

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

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    But I bet @tek-monkey’s 15k time is a lot quicker than my drinking 15 pints at the moment.

    One thing I have done during lockdown is cut down on the drinking, mainly because I don’t usually drink in the house.
     
  2. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    It's a pacing issue, I'm sure there is an app that can help you improve your levels...
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I'm on maybe 1 bottle a week!
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Ditto.

    I've found I struggle to drink more than two pints of wine at breakfast.
     
  5. littleme

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    Went to M & S today for food shopping, the first time in over 10 weeks, I had thought that all of the rest of the store was closed down and inaccessible, but it seems not, all the clothing is open to browse & buy, and the esculators were open too, so presumably mens clothing, kids clothing, homeware & knickers are available too! Good Times for those fed up of supermarket offerings :yay:
     
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    this one ? ...

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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    You'll get better quality in supermarket mind, not to mention less damage to your wallet.
     
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    I'd agree drinking at home is not the same as drinking at the pub. I never really drank that much at home, I go to the pub for the 'crack' as the Irish say. Public House ... the name says it all really. Drinking on your own isn't really a plan beyond a certain line.

    One of the many knock on effects of this business, and I suspect those effects will be with us all for years to come. :|
     
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    i used to always have a pint or two after work in the pub.
    since becoming a carer i stopped drinking altogether as it wasnt the same drinking at home and also had to make sure i was sober to drive at anytime day or night.

    I don't miss it at all now if i'm honest.
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    But sometimes a change is nice....
     
  12. BobClay

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    I'd agree insomuch as that when I was at sea, there was no mercy. You can have a couple of beers after your watch, but caught under the influence of drink on watch .. next port you fly home, and that's your sea career ended. That isn't to say it didn't happen, far from it, but at that point your career was ended, no argument.

    You're gone.

    I never had an argument with that, you're all in the same boat (yeah I know, bad pun, but very very realistic.) 24 hour a day jobs were a given then, and obviously still are, although I don't often recognise it when I should: (you turn on the light, you expect it to come on. You call for an ambulance, you expect a reply. You ask for help, you expect it to happen.)

    Social drinking has become an anathema, another game changing result of this virus.
     
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    "Don't come any closer!"

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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    For particularly high-flying drones, I expect.
     
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    It's the sort of gun that is only used by otter punts, so I've heard - I think.
     
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    Looks like a duck gun to me, usually on a punt but inshore fishing boats & coasters also had them (and even larger). Largest guns I've seen hand held are 4 bores.

    There were stories around the East Anglian waterways pubs of one fishing boat which had a large black powder duck gun double charged as an anti-aircraft gun instead of the standard issue Lewis guns. Quoted size varied according to source but varied between 12 lb & 15 lb ( largest legal size was 6 lb). According to the story it was used when the boat was attacked by two Stukas, most versions reckoned that the second was actually taken out by the engine block of the first one flying back up. You used to get some good story tellers in those little old pubs before they got gentrified.
     
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    I was waiting for that lol.

    Strangely enough, I read recently a woman threatened a drone operator stating she was going to shoot his drone down .
    After explaining the legalities and his rights and getting nowhere, he reminded her that as she would have a licence to use a firearm that she would also know about section 19 of the firearms act.

    In ending this story, no shots fired ;)
     
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    I saw my son for the first time since March 13th today whilst dropping his birthday pressie and card off.

    We took Bee for a pleasant walk around Barlaston, social distancing of course.
     
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    Ventured over the chase for an hour this morning.

    Walked along Staffs Way for a bit then dropped down to Sherbrook Valley and back again.

    Lovely and quiet with no traffic noise and only a few people around.

    Heard a cuckoo across the other side of the valley and had a jay follow me for a short while.

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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Was very peaceful when we were there at 7am today.
     
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