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Forum: General Chat 21 Nov 20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,002
Posted By JAF
Early February when we came back from a cruise...

Early February when we came back from a cruise through the Panama Canal. Wonít be getting back on one until masks are a thing of the past.
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,650
Posted By JAF
Might have been born in Essex but have always...

Might have been born in Essex but have always spoken RP and often been called posh for it.
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,864
Posted By JAF
Sorry to hear your news and hope they are able to...

Sorry to hear your news and hope they are able to locate the primary and get rid of Scarlet Pimpernel. Sending buckets of pixie dust your way.
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,129
Posted By JAF
I had a gas hob for 17 years but was persuaded to...

I had a gas hob for 17 years but was persuaded to try an induction hob - best thing we ever did. Although you have to have a certain type of pan for induction I did find several of mine worked...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 19 Nov 20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,349
Posted By JAF
Last time we had to call our supplier to change...

Last time we had to call our supplier to change tariff they were doing a really hard sell to get us to accept one. He bluffed non stop as to how it would save me money. Shut up in the end when I...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 19 Nov 20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 791
Posted By JAF
Like most veg but cannot abide sprouts.

Like most veg but cannot abide sprouts.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Nov 20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By JAF
Breaking good news on Oxford vacine

Reading an early newspaper report that seems to indicate the Oxford vaccine is also giving a very good outcome at promoting a strong immune response in elderly and vulnerable people.
Forum: TV and Film 17 Nov 20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,056
Posted By JAF
All adverts are annoying and we never watch any...

All adverts are annoying and we never watch any of them. This morning our local radio station were asking people to call in with their favourite old adverts - we didn't recognise any of them.
Forum: General Chat 17 Nov 20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,791
Posted By JAF
As someone who was given an extra £20 when...

As someone who was given an extra £20 when cashing money in the bank some years ago, got home and then realised the error, took it back and handed it in (two new £20 notes had stuck together).
Forum: General Chat 16 Nov 20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,832
Posted By JAF
We are also waiting to get back to New Zealand to...

We are also waiting to get back to New Zealand to see our granddaughter but ds says the government are totally relying on a workable vaccine stopping the spread and that is unlikely to be possible...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Nov 20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,207
Posted By JAF
The difference is not everyone a) can wear them...

The difference is not everyone a) can wear them and b) there are some who have not been inside a shop, cafe, restaurant or on public transport since the UK government made it mandatory to wear them...
Forum: General Chat 15 Nov 20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,958
Posted By JAF
Definitely baked beans.

Definitely baked beans.
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 14 Nov 20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,509
Posted By JAF
Still have my old paper licence had to renew it...

Still have my old paper licence had to renew it when we changed address 31 years ago but it will see me through until I am forced due to age change it, when it becomes free. Do I carry it then no,...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 14 Nov 20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,548
Posted By JAF
You sound like my grandmother when my mother was...

You sound like my grandmother when my mother was telling her the packet of icing sugar in the back of her cupboard that was over 15 years old was probably not worth using - needless to say she begged...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 9 Nov 20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By JAF
We love watching the light shows on Jeater Bend...

We love watching the light shows on Jeater Bend and should be been there to see the Christmas lights this year :cry:
Forum: General Chat 9 Nov 20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,912
Posted By JAF
Can remember the day I was told that awful news...

Can remember the day I was told that awful news so my thoughts and prayers are with you and best wishes as you fight it. It is devastating news even if you suspect it and really throws you for a...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Nov 20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,748
Posted By JAF
Got to make sure they protect the Aldi Kevin the...

Got to make sure they protect the Aldi Kevin the carrot and he doesnít get inadvertently eaten by a rabbit.
Forum: General Chat 8 Nov 20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,899
Posted By JAF
My great uncle was in the France during the 1st...

My great uncle was in the France during the 1st World War and survived until the end of the war and unfortunately as he and several others exited the trench they detonated a bomb and the bodies were...
Forum: Christmas 7 Nov 20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,643
Posted By JAF
One of my favourite Christmas activities is going...

One of my favourite Christmas activities is going to dsís local pub for the annual carol service performed by the local brass band. It is such a fantastic atmosphere and everyone joins in to sing...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 6 Nov 20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,930
Posted By JAF
Our local garden centre has quite a respectable...

Our local garden centre has quite a respectable food section, plus pet food and supplies.
Forum: General Chat 5 Nov 20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By JAF
I also find it is normally 3 electrical items and...

I also find it is normally 3 electrical items and normally this time of year. Has already started when the pressure washer decided to die last week when we wanted to clean the patio.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Nov 20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By JAF
Must have missed the message that the first one...

Must have missed the message that the first one ever ended as things have not been normal since March so fail to see how this is a second lockdown is just a rule change on the initial lockdown.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Nov 20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,775
Posted By JAF
We found when lockdown started a lot of people...

We found when lockdown started a lot of people who used to say hello when they passed started to look away or ignore others. Then as things lessened the same people started to acknowledge others...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Nov 20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,775
Posted By JAF
The trouble is there are cases of those who do...

The trouble is there are cases of those who do not have to wear masks, even showing a sunflower card, still being challenged so perhaps rather than avoid a confrontation and being abused by someone...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 3 Nov 20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,765
Posted By JAF
Remember those days well as both our sons played...

Remember those days well as both our sons played hockey and as parents taking them in different directions we welcomed the Christmas break. However, highlight of the period was Boxing Day parents v...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Nov 20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,765
Posted By JAF
Seems a decision on the FA cup has still to be...

Seems a decision on the FA cup has still to be reached - seems like this was not thought through properly at all. A lot of grass roots sports both indoors and outdoors have bent over backwards to...
Forum: General Chat 1 Nov 20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By JAF
Our 19 month old grand daughter still prefers the...

Our 19 month old grand daughter still prefers the boxes the toys are in to the actual toys. Told ds to go to his local Pak'N'Save which still have a pile of boxes you can help yourself to and he can...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Nov 20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,070
Posted By JAF
We had an email from Princess at lunchtime and as...

We had an email from Princess at lunchtime and as much as we like cruising will not be under the new conditions. These do include masks if they think they cannot keep people apart and social...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 1 Nov 20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By JAF
Back in July, which was the last time I went into...

Back in July, which was the last time I went into Tescoís in Chelmsford, the toilets were still closed and I asked the cashier why was told the council advice was people could stand in groups and...
Forum: Christmas 1 Nov 20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By JAF
They have a shop and cafe outside John Lewis at...

They have a shop and cafe outside John Lewis at Bluewater and it is one of our go to places (probably as you get a salted caramel truffle) with a drink. We also recommend their chocolate which is...
Forum: General Chat 31 Oct 20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,188
Posted By JAF
It is a beautiful memorial and will look even...

It is a beautiful memorial and will look even better when the flowers bloom next year.
Forum: General Chat 30 Oct 20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By JAF
Seems this morning it is being reported that the...

Seems this morning it is being reported that the boat captain knew there was a strong storm brewing and there was a risk that the rope could be severed which is what seems to have happened.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 30 Oct 20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By JAF
Not convinced dentists are using them correctly...

Not convinced dentists are using them correctly as when I went for a cap mine registered 30.7 and all she did was shrug her shoulders and say it was low and I was surprised she did not take it again...
Forum: Christmas 29 Oct 20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,735
Posted By JAF
Depends when we get back from either Florida or...

Depends when we get back from either Florida or cruising and if we are only going to be here for a couple of days before heading to ds's for Christmas then we have been known to not put one up.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 29 Oct 20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,902
Posted By JAF
We were upset our trip was cancelled for this...

We were upset our trip was cancelled for this year but do not think masks and very pared down experiences are worth paying for. Guessing bank balance will still be rising next year as cruises are...
Forum: General Chat 28 Oct 20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,402
Posted By JAF
We have bought sweets hoping no one knocks so we...

We have bought sweets hoping no one knocks so we can eat them.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 28 Oct 20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 27,263
Posted By JAF
I did not say they were unable to get to the...

I did not say they were unable to get to the shops to get items but agreed to a post that under certain circumstances, as in the case of our grandsons, it can be urgent as they were 5 weeks premature...
Forum: General Trip Planning 28 Oct 20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By JAF
Had an email from one of the large cruise...

Had an email from one of the large cruise companies we sail with and they were informing about their new C-19 policies. A synopsis included testing, wearing masks under certain circumstances,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Oct 20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 27,263
Posted By JAF
Especially in the case of our grandsons who...

Especially in the case of our grandsons who decided they wanted out at 35 weeks and they had nothing small enough for babies weighing just over 2kg each. They were meant to take nappies to the...
Forum: General Chat 27 Oct 20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,773
Posted By JAF
Not had Spam since school days and canít say I am...

Not had Spam since school days and canít say I am missing it.
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