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  • in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #141764
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    it’s only got up to 6 degrees here in Worcestershire, but above me it is bright blue and there’s a strange yellow globe hanging in the sky. I’ve sat out here for an hour and it is comfortably warm.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #141756
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    4 degrees with the sun just trying to peep through the clouds. Crisp and dry outside, warm and cosy indoors.

    in reply to: who posted the first thread on the Forum? #141675
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    Hi Mike, the OLED tv is still brilliant. It’s had a lot of use over the last year in my bedroom.

    in reply to: who posted the first thread on the Forum? #141671
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    Thank you Mike 700.

    in reply to: who posted the first thread on the Forum? #141670
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    Cheers Brydo.

    in reply to: who posted the first thread on the Forum? #141663
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    I’m back guys and girls! Back in the land of the living after an horrendous year with my health. I caught covid although I wasn’t tested at the time (my GP said that he was sure it was the virus). This led to a catalogue of lengthy ongoing problems resulting in being bed bound for ages and unable to even get downstairs for many months. Self isolation of the most rigorous kind, lol.

    I have been progressing since December and with the aid of a rigorous diet I’m up and about and enjoyed sitting out on the patio for several days in the sunshine last week. I’m finally able to resume normal life. I shall have to buy new clothes as my old ones are falling off me now, and I need to make a few other changes to make life more independently manageable.

    As wmcforum said recently I’m now able to give my iMac a good workout.

    To all my old friends and colleagues let me say “it’s good to be back”.

     

    in reply to: Boris tonight 7pm #113151
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    fwippers, I agree about the shambles that Boris has managed to produce out of the previous reasonably clear instructions.

    I can now drive to the coast from the centre of England for a stroll along a beach presumably crowded with the rest of the suddenly freed population, but I can’t meet up with two of my family in a local deserted outside space, even though we would obviously keep at least 2 metres between us. What emotionally challenged idiot decided that one loved one at a time was an acceptable limit?

    Oh, and by the way …. I can go back to work in Central London, but I mustn’t use public transport.

    Just imagine the roomful of socially inept “scientists” who came up with this load of rubbish.

    in reply to: How many will download the "contact tracing app"? #112928
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    I am totally locked down, but I will still download the app to support the effort to trace and isolate. We have rightfully grumbled when the government has been slow or in some cases failed to act during Covid19, so I think it’s right to support actions that have a clear health and safety purpose.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #112885
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    My very best wishes for a swift recovery Jane. Hopefully you’ll be through this soon.

    in reply to: Today I? #112784
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    10,817 steps Brydo! I bet I haven’t managed more than 50 steps around the house and patio in the last 24 hours. You should be proud of yourself.

    My daughter in law ran 23.4 kilometres yesterday, most of it along almost unused country lanes, bridle ways and through large woods in the beautiful countryside that surrounds us. That isn’t a typo, the evidence was clearly displayed on her running watch, it was 23.4k with an accompanying GPS route map. She has taken it easy today by only running 7k this morning, lol. Not bad for a hard working but very fit mother of four.

    I must admit to occasional envy of people who are able to run or walk for fun and fitness. Keep it up those of you who can. Cheers.

    in reply to: Looks like this medication didn't work on covid 19. #112105
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    A robust discussion is fine folks as long as we don’t fall out over it. Cheers.

    in reply to: price-per-mile for best selling EVs #112009
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    I wonder whether this pandemic will permanently alter the way we view and use our cars? We have a chance to re evaluate our needs and our habits to the point where EV’s may fit our needs perfectly.

    I expect Motability will use this hiatus to integrate more EV’s into the list of available vehicles.

    in reply to: THIS AWFULL COVID & MITABILITY CARS #111930
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    I think planning is in place in the UK to get the population through to a Vaccination date. I expect a gradual release of lockdown during this period, but social distancing will still be insisted on wherever people come together, whether it be in the workplace or outside working hours.

    We will get through this, but it won’t be at the expense of the most vulnerable group of the population. People aged over 60 and those with ongoing medical conditions including those with disabilities make up over 20% of the population.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #111874
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    Tharg …. A bit of disreputable but strangely attractive sunshine …. I haven’t used the word ‘louche’ in many years. It’s a cracker isn’t it.

    in reply to: Whats the weather like where you are today take 2 #111866
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    I’m afraid I can’t offer you a slice of ‘paradise Worcestershire’ today. It’s grey, damp and decidedly chilly. Still normal service may well be resumed tomorrow with more sunshine.

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    I’m still listening to a lot of Rock/Garage/grunge/alt etc, and when I want to relax I listen to country. Sorry for bringing the culture straight back down to basics, lol.

    I listen through a pair of over ear Audio Technica ATH-M50X which are brilliant  (imo).

    in reply to: Self-Isolation #111811
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    The nearest to going out that I’ve got so far is to stand on my drive and “clap for the NHS and carers” on a Thursday night. Fortunately my son’s girlfriend is our ‘designated shopper’ so I can self isolate without the need to go out.

    in reply to: Whatever happened to Brexit? #111810
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    I hope that Covid 19 has made the government realise that we need to maintain close ties with Europe, as this pandemic has shown how dependent we are going to be going forward on the good will and cooperation of our neighbours.

    in reply to: Coronavirus #111809
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    It was my second son’s birthday yesterday and we did the same Vinnie, we also played an App game on our mobiles so that all the family could have a good laugh.

    in reply to: Mobility/ car dealer's #111771
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    rox, thanks for sharing your recent history with us. The loss of your son was clearly devastating to you at a time when life should have just been opening up for him. I lost my youngest son when he was just an infant, but I still carry him in my heart to this day. I don’t know whether it helps,  but if I see something beautiful or moving like a sunset or a field that is a blaze of yellow, I talk to my son Ryan quietly in my head and say “look at that Ryan, isn’t it stunning”! He would have been 22 now, so he and I have seen some sights. It may sound slightly mad rox, but it works for me. Best wishes POPS.

    in reply to: Today I? #111755
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    Love that Georgie {{{{{{{{{{Joss}}}}}}}}}}} It really represents sending vibes. Cheers, this is for you Joss.

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    I’d love one …. I’m an ageing hippy, lol.

    in reply to: Today I? #111743
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    Not what you needed to hear Joss. I think we all need to join together on here and send you ‘positive vibes’. I know you’re a strong character and a battler and I’m backing you all the way.

    in reply to: Today I? #111726
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    I’m echoing Joss’s comments Brydo.

    You’re very important to your wife as her carer, and you’re very important to us on this forum as a source of daily inspiration as well as being much loved for the friendship and excellent info that you’ve shared with us all over the past two or three years (we’re your extended family, lol). Be kind to yourself and chill when you can.

    POPS
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    Those of us who are disabled or carers are fortunate to be part of an all encompassing mobility scheme. This pandemic is not going to last forever and we need Motability to be there and strong for us when a semblance of normal life resumes. We’re in this together.

     

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