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Love it!

 

Further to my last post, the family's CV survival plan has hit the dust on the first day!

Elder Son and DiL seem to have left it too late to protect the vulnerable ones by taking the middle child out of school - he is coughing! They are now self-isolating, for a fortnight in the first instance, and extending it if other family members get it (however innocuous it is).

 

Younger Son telephoned this evening. I could hear DiL coughing in the background, so they are self-isolating too. 

 

Mr meg and I are well so far. 

 

Best wishes for  remaining healthy to everyone here, plus family and friends

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9 hours ago, lunababymoonchild said:

 

Morrisons have joined forces with Amazon to help deliver shopping to people like you and your husband, perhaps that would help?

Thank you for that information, but we are OK for most things at the moment as I always keep a well stocked larder. Hopefully,  by the time we need topping up Sainsbury's will have sorted out the priority online ordering for the vulnerable groups.

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On 18/03/2020 at 20:36, lunababymoonchild said:

I really think that we should start doing this

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Love this. 

 

We are still working away but it is a little bit disconcerting. Our front door is locked. 

 

Hope everyone is OK. 

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Looks like a polite way to greet people,  consider me curtseying to all BGO ers, may you all get through this difficult time unscathed.😊

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Yep virtual curtseys and bows, personally I've always hated handshakes anyway!  I quite like the Namaste greeting that Prince Charles used as well.

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Now that we are confined to quarters I am glad that I have a large amount of books to read.  I am also glad that Amazon are still delivering.

 

Good health to everybody

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And a big hand for Royal Mail too, who must have lots of extra work and are still delivering.

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Thinking about Apple whenever I go shopping. 

I remember her past posts about the way some customers treat supermarket staff, and hearing various reports of abuse that many of them are getting in the current situation. I wonder if she is still working in retail, and on the receiving end of such behaviour?

 

 Other than that, I'm not doing anything very much at the moment. I was taking a daily walk, and was getting a bit done in the garden, but the cold blast of the last two days has put a stop to both of those.

It's difficult to summon up enough enthusiasm for doing exercise indoors, or at least to do it with sufficient enthusiasm and energy to do any good. Still, I suppose even that small amount of movement is better than sitting in a chair all day.

 

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Yes it's got much colder, and we just had a bit of sleet as well, although it's sunny again now, so much for the start of BST!

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2 hours ago, megustaleer said:

Thinking about Apple whenever I go shopping. 

I remember her past posts about the way some customers treat supermarket staff, and hearing various reports of abuse that many of them are getting in the current situation. I wonder if she is still working in retail, and on the receiving end of such behaviour?

 

 Other than that, I'm not doing anything very much at the moment. I was taking a daily walk, and was getting a bit done in the garden, but the cold blast of the last two days has put a stop to both of those.

It's difficult to summon up enough enthusiasm for doing exercise indoors, or at least to do it with sufficient enthusiasm and energy to do any good. Still, I suppose even that small amount of movement is better than sitting in a chair all day.

 


Apple is still in retail but only on contract work - i.e. no overtime - and the latest is that if she gets verbal abuse from a customer she is allowed to talk back and it's the customer who gets thrown out. 
 

My father insists on his daily constitutional and I accompany him, despite the cold. As you say something is better than nothing. He says that he also does some exercise in his chair, fortunately upstairs. It hasn't improved his mood, he's a grumpy old man. He has, however, accepted that me and my brother go out to do the grocery shopping - my brother insists on getting to the supermarket before 7am and there is no way my father can get up and out at that time.  My father gets a dvd in the afternoon (I'm the one working the dvd player) and a possible one in the evening depending on my brother's activity. My brother is working from home and is still stationary biking every second night. I have plenty to read, plenty to crochet, plenty to watch on TV and weathering my father's petulant behaviour - he wants the police to try and force him to stay in the house *sigh*. I'm also avoiding the BBC's rather hysterical, imho, reporting of the current situation. 

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Glad to hear that Meg and Luna are both managing to weather the virus storm, you both sound that you are coping and I certainly understand your problems with your father Luna.  I get to the backdoor to let the dog out or a trip to the driveway with recycling or garbage chores but haven’t done any walking outside for a while.  It has been a bit chilly but today the weatherman is predicting 19 C so a bit of warmer weather.  I do chair exercises trying to get my knees feeling a bit less painful, they aren’t too bad just a bit achy at times.  Thank goodness for books and Facebook.  Dave goes to the store on his motorized scooter, the controls are on the handlebars and he has room for a box on the front.  We have our big grocery shopping delivered.  It’s a depressing time and hopefully we’ll all get through it safely.  Wishing all BGO’ers all the best, stay safe.😊 

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I'm very lucky in that I live in the middle of the vines in rural France so there's plenty of scope for going out though we are supposed to only leave the premises for exercise  for one hour a day and not more than 1 km from home and carry a signed piece of paper with our names and address, darte and time on it. Fortunately there is a wood next door where no one ever goes so I can nip in there for an extra walk if I'm restless!

 

Behaviour in the supermarkets here is pretty impeccable but that could be because we're out of town.

 

I belong to several expat groups on Facebook and all I can say about quite a large proportion of some of the partiicpants is that it's time Facebook added a "sanctimonious" emojo to Like, Live, Wow etc.

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Do you work in a winery Viccie?  It’s good that you have an exclusive wood next door, so handy to escape into an area where you can enjoy the forest without  it being busy with others.  Sounds as though the district is well organized where you have to have your particulars noted on paper.  Hope all goes well where you are and that we can all at some point defeat this horrible virus.

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I'm a tour guide (not that there's going to be much of that this year!) mainly for one of the big river boat companies though I'm strictly very part time, usually with one or two shifts a week during the summer. When I take tours round the local town we finish with a visit to one of the Sauternes chateaux and a tasting. Our house was a winemaker's house at one time and still has the old winery, minus tanks etc, at the back. It's no mansion though, basically a cottage, its vineyard which has long since been sold was ony ever just a few acres.

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