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Discussion started by RadstockRob , 24 March, 2020 12:21
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RadstockRob 24 March, 2020 12:21
Just thought I'd start a thread so people can discuss how it's affecting you and tips and advice on getting through the days ahead.
I'll tell you what I've done since the announcment.

I've defrosted my freezer which was iced up. I had ran it down so there were only a couple of itms in there. I've cooked some veg and put it back into the freezer.

I steamed clean the inside and outside of my fridge freezer.

As a result of clearing the freezer I've defrosted some Haggis which I bought in January. That's foe yea tonight with carrots I've cooked from frozen and baby new potatoes which are just on use by date.

I hope it's ok to post on here Grockle. My intention is to keep it non political and non cricket. Plenty of places to discuss cricket.

What are you going to do to get through the next few months?



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Mike TA1 24 March, 2020 13:21
Good to hear from you Rob, it's good that you said “My intention is to keep it non political” there are some that can't do that, it has been quite good on this site, I can only remember one post that was political.

We have been told if it is possible go for a walk on your own, I found that the Taunton bypass starting at the bottom of Priory Bridge Road is a good route, I have walked along it twice (not all the way) and haven't passed one person yet.

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Grockle 24 March, 2020 16:00
No problem at all Rob. It's effectively 'off season' and we've always had non cricket themes then.

Whatever gets you through isolation people



(Sm72)



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hantssabre 24 March, 2020 19:06
Make sure you keep the bagpiper outside Rob before you have the haggis! Enjoy

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Somerset LaLaLa 24 March, 2020 19:45
Are bad coronavirus jokes allowed here?

Some scientists claim it might be a pundemic

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Loyal of Lhasa 24 March, 2020 19:52
Nice Matt cartoon in the Torygraph showing an official with a loud hailer and the caption: Any person wandering must be lonely as a cloud. Daffodils, where essential, may gather in a host.



LoL

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Grockle 24 March, 2020 20:50
William would be impressed



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Angell Face 24 March, 2020 21:50
I've just finished a pile of ironing which shows you how exciting my life has become and it's not time for bed yet. Any suggestions would be welcome!

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Loyal of Lhasa 24 March, 2020 22:14
... and I hung my washing in the garden for the first time this year and it all dried within two or three hours. The ironing comes tomorrow. I find I am never short of things to do, not least because of the huge pile of books that awaits me. One rule I have maintained with only minor lapses since I retired is "No Daytime Television" - that's for when I'm really old.



LoL

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Scrumper 24 March, 2020 22:15
You can do my ironing if you like.

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Farmer White 24 March, 2020 22:33
I'm stockpiling my ironing.

Farmer



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RadstockRob 25 March, 2020 05:58
Good morning all. The sun is shining.

frost in Radstock.

Sneeking out before the nosey neighbours get up.

Going for a short walk while it's quiet.



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sheffieldsabre 25 March, 2020 07:52
Frosty here in Wiveliscombe too. Just gearing up for another day of working at home while simultaneously supervising the education of three kids. But I'm staying completely sane over it, obviously, as I explained just now to a potted plant.

Thank goodness for the online world :-)

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Bobstan 25 March, 2020 08:03
I laughed out loud at that, ss. I assume by the way that that's Wiveliscombe near Sheffield.

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Loyal of Lhasa 25 March, 2020 10:54
.... as long as you don't start talking to the triffids...

Today's ironing is done but there's another lot out on the washing line now.



LoL

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Des Platt 25 March, 2020 19:32
Some good stuff above. I’m running out of reasons not to tidy the house

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Farmer White 26 March, 2020 21:55
Went outside our front door on the dot of 8 to clap. Could hear huge applause and cheering from large swathes of the housing around and about and from some considerable distance. As someone on local social media said, "The estate really rocked it tonight." I have two family members who work for the NHS. I have been in touch to let them know, and of similar experiences reported to me by two other family members in other towns in different parts of the country. Those who work for the NHS found the experience very moving, and greatly valued the expression of support. There will probably be many on this estate who work in the NHS, and in the homes around where most of us live. If the exercise is repeated, can I encourage everyone who can to open their door and clap like they have never clapped before.

Farmer

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Loyal of Lhasa 26 March, 2020 22:18
We had a similar experience in our South London residential road, where well over half the houses opened their doors. The noise was tremendous and very moving and I hope there were some NHS workers around to recognise how much we admire and respect them. Most inspiring was the widow next door, whose fifty year old son, whom we had known since he was six, died earlier this week after a long illness, much of it spent in the care of the NHS; she led the cheering in our part of the road and we could not fail to admire her courage. I hope this will become a weekly event until this dreadful illness is banished.



LoL

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mikeindex 26 March, 2020 22:50
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Grizzers 26 March, 2020 23:28
Tremendous to see (online) the respect shown for all of the health workers this evening.

Grizzers

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cricketharris 27 March, 2020 18:14
Well it certainly beats clapping at funerals.

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RadstockRob 27 March, 2020 23:48
They'll be hissing and booing at Colin Graves Cremation.



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Wickham 28 March, 2020 10:07
On a practical note, I've set up an email group with close neighbours. All but one of the fifteen or so households I approached opted to join. (I kept it to a smallish group, because, if it got too large, many members wouldn't know each other and would therefore be less likely to communicate or trust others; and I chose email over WhatsApp because some of our neighbours don't have smartphones.) The idea is that people can offer, or ask for, help or support - which could range from help with shopping to a friendly chat on the phone or over a garden fence.

If anyone is thinking of doing something similar and wants any further details, please send me a PM.

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Grockle 28 March, 2020 12:45
Our village has a facebook group along the same lines



(Sm72)

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Mike TA1 28 March, 2020 15:40
Wickham, what you are doing is great and you are to be congratulated.

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Somerset LaLaLa 28 March, 2020 16:07
I would also like to add that it's great to read everyone's posts no matter how mundane. Love for Somerset cricket brings us together and more interesting finding out how people pass the time than watching All Round To Mrs Brown's, for me anyway. It would be wonderful to hear from people who haven't posted for a while.

Social distancing is the name of the game

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Loyal of Lhasa 28 March, 2020 16:21
Let's get ride of that ridiculous term "social distancing", which sounds like encouraging class divisions. (We can't have the proles mixing with the Etonians; heaven forbid. they might even touch them!) What's wrong with "physical distancing"? Or there may be better phrasing than that.



LoL

Seventy-two Seasons a Somerset Supporter

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Bobstan 28 March, 2020 17:02
'Distancing' surely does it. It's not called social class distancing!

Just to cheer you up, S La La La, my wife and I have spent the day getting all our paperwork up to date in case either of us bites the dust. This will make it so much easier for our sons. Not that we expect any major problems imminently! It needed doing, and the last couple of weeks have certainly concentrated the mind.

Yes, Wickham and Mike, one of the really good things in our current situation is the number of help groups that people have set up. A youngish lady in our block of flats has set up a Whats App group to help those in vulnerable groups, including us ancient ones.

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Grizzers 28 March, 2020 17:05
'Collective geographic inversion therapy' perhaps ?

Grizzers



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cricketharris 28 March, 2020 17:10
Thanks for clarifying that, LoL. I always thought it meant what you were concerned about. I was rather enjoying it.
Down our road we have flung open our windows for a chorus of “There’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover”.

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