My last experience of school dinners was vomiting down the neck of the boy in front of me at the canteen queue. That would have been about 1988. A while ago now but I bet he remembers it. Ben Connop was his name. Architects son. I managed to get it right down inside his shirt and it made a terrible mess of his blazer.
I can honestly say that had it not been for school meals I would have suffered from all the ailments that malnutrition brings. The only bad thing was not getting seconds. Summer breaks were always a bit touch and go.
I wake up this morning and see Boris has 'ordered' a 'lockdown'. I thought aye aye - I bet that's bollocks. Then I see the words 'imposing', 'should' and 'could', so I suspect there is no actual law yet forbidding people to move about freely.
First it says the Police WILL fine you, and then the article says they COULD fine you. Well, which is it?
"PM said from tonight people should only go out for essential goods, medical needs, or brief exercise" - what, so the Police can fine you??
"Gatherings of more than two people will be banned" - so, only 2 people per Underground train carriage? Only 2 people per bus?
"The government's Cobra emergency committee met at 5pm" - why is this committee named after an Indian snake? Why not the 'Red Squirrel emergency committee'?
"The children of coronavirus key workers including firefighters have been turned away at the school gates while parents who fail to meet the criteria have verbally abused teachers and threatened to sue; The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, has said no new trials will start and that ongoing trials will be paused while arrangements are put in place so they can continue safely" - so just how exactly are these parents going to sue? I expect they were at the school gates in their dressing gowns anyway.
"Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said in a video posted to Twitter: 'I want to speak directly to Londoners" - they moved out to Essex 40 years ago. Trains from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street, Sadiq.
"Police will be able to fine people £30 if they ignore the rules" - and what if they don't have £30?
"And yet are flights from China, Iran, Italy and other Covid-19 hotspots around the world still being allowed to arrive at UK airports, bringing more people from these countries, potentially bringing yet more coronavirus here and wanting access to treatment from the UK?"
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
I hope that I never become famous and someone trawls my contributions on this site looking for the odd post which may be offensive.
I'm in a fairly good spot, it's mostly an industrial area but close enough to both smaller shops and three supermarkets (and also a small pet food shop that also stocks eggs and firewood which they are happy to drop at the end of my gangway I just leave the money under a tile at the end)
I have good friends living within a few miles who have offered to deliver whatever I need, I have medical supplies for just over two months and food for quite a long time ( I suppose I have had a bit of a survivalist outlook for a long time so I didn't need to "panic buy")
Lovely to read a positive post..the negative cut n paste drivel that is coming from some is like wading through treacle...So from now on I'm skim reading certain posters contributions Remember the HIV panic?..we found a means of controlling that Spanish flu came, decimated the population and went We will get through this... Whatever Bojo says n does will never be right in some folks opinion On a plus..here at home.... My house is tidier than it has been since I moved in... Cannot declutter more cos Charity shops all shut Just about to subject the neighbours to my ukulele practise..
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dogless: Yes thanks John ... no milk or sugar, but a nice biccy
Mar 31, 2020 12:27:19 GMT
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT