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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,058
Posted By Omega1
You are right. Corporal punishment was banned in...

You are right. Corporal punishment was banned in state schools in 1986 (1998 in private schools).
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Omega1
Iím relieved to announce that No 10 has stepped...

Iím relieved to announce that No 10 has stepped in to clarify Scotch Egg gate. A Scotch egg is not a substantial meal, thereby proving the George Useless Eustice does not know his ar... appetiser...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Omega1
Works every time... ...

Works every time...
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/18656/14902eef6079b2.jpg
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Omega1
😂 I was thinking Phoenix Nights!

😂 I was thinking Phoenix Nights!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Omega1
Normal sized scotch egg with small chef ten...

Normal sized scotch egg with small chef ten metres away!😂🤣
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Omega1
Substantial meal.

At the end of October a government minister said that a Cornish pasty was not a substantial meal unless it was accompanied by chips and a side salad. Today a different minister said a scotch egg was...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 29 Nov 20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By Omega1
Weíre booked on the Regal ĎLand of the Midnight...

Weíre booked on the Regal ĎLand of the Midnight Suní cruise mid June and we were only talking this afternoon about adding the 8 day cruise before it. Youíre right, it is a good price and only £50...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 29 Nov 20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
Posted By Omega1
As the hotel you booked is in tier 3, it must, by...

As the hotel you booked is in tier 3, it must, by law, close (your booking is not one of the exempted examples). So, they are unable to provide the service that you booked. Under those circumstances...
Forum: General Chat 28 Nov 20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Omega1
A fellow cartophile!

A fellow cartophile!
Forum: General Chat 28 Nov 20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Omega1
Sorry if the image is a bit fuzzy. Itís also...

Sorry if the image is a bit fuzzy. Itís also interesting to see the relative population density of the where the states are overlaid- compare the sizes of California, Arizona and Rhode Island.
Forum: General Chat 28 Nov 20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Omega1
No particular reason..

No particular reason for this post, other than I thought it was interesting...
US states overlaid on areas of Europe with equal population...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Nov 20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,333
Posted By Omega1
Twister should be ok then!🤔😂

Twister should be ok then!🤔😂
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 27 Nov 20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 553
Posted By Omega1
Iím not usually a big fan of Chardonnay (much...

Iím not usually a big fan of Chardonnay (much prefer Sauv Blanc) but recently got a taste for the Mcguigan Black Label - very nice. Our favourite red is the Beefsteak Club Malbec.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Nov 20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,143
Posted By Omega1
Ending lockdown doesnít feel like ending lockdown...

Ending lockdown doesnít feel like ending lockdown when the numbers are considered. Our area went into additional restrictions at the end of July (tier 2+) when the rate was 33 per 100000. The...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Nov 20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,143
Posted By Omega1
Criteria for allocation to tiers. How the...

Criteria for allocation to tiers.
How the criteria has been applied to each area in England.
https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2020-11-26/hcws608
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 26 Nov 20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,143
Posted By Omega1
Some major anomalies in the tiers. Here in the...

Some major anomalies in the tiers. Here in the Hotel California weíve been subject to additional restrictions, tier 3 and lockdown since late July and we are still tier 3. Infections are falling...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 25 Nov 20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By Omega1
Well, another cruise bites the dust. This was a...

Well, another cruise bites the dust. This was a Princess 16 day Caribbean itinerary in November 2021. The reason given was Ďoperational deploymentí.
Forum: TV and Film 21 Nov 20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,266
Posted By Omega1
Iím with you re Zulu. Loved the film and history...

Iím with you re Zulu. Loved the film and history since being a kid. In 2017 we visited Rorkeís Drift and Isandlwana, brilliant.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 21 Nov 20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By Omega1
Thatís what I thought - Iím hoping for some...

Thatís what I thought - Iím hoping for some semblance of normality summer onwards. Just about to book a 20 day (2x10 day b2b) in the Caribbean for January 2022. Surely things should be reasonably...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 21 Nov 20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By Omega1
Itís all a mess really and governed by current...

Itís all a mess really and governed by current CDC rules. Celebrity are not part of Carnival Corp - but the same rules will apply, so you may be ok with a Nov cruise.
We had planned (booked) a...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 20 Nov 20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By Omega1
Further cruise cancellations

Weíve just had an email from Princess Cruises to announce further cancellations, mainly in response to the CDC guidelines:
All cruises sailing through 31 March 2021
All cruises longer than seven...
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,810
Posted By Omega1
My accent is a cross between Vernon Kay and the...

My accent is a cross between Vernon Kay and the Queen.🤔
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,053
Posted By Omega1
Best wishes to you and your family. Letís hope...

Best wishes to you and your family. Letís hope they locate the SP quickly and zap the b****r!
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,453
Posted By Omega1
A tin of Hammerite paint, 10 minutes ago.

A tin of Hammerite paint, 10 minutes ago.
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 405
Posted By Omega1
Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: General Chat 19 Nov 20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Omega1
Happy International Menís Day

Happy International Menís Day everyone. When I told Mrs O it was IMD, she tersely commented that every day is b****y menís day! Thatís not the spirit.
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 18 Nov 20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By Omega1
With all the positive vaccine news, Iím now 50/50...

With all the positive vaccine news, Iím now 50/50 that our June cruise will go ahead and 80/20 our August one will go ahead. Whether the conditions on board (masks, only ship run tours, etc) are...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Nov 20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 20,336
Posted By Omega1
I wasnít having a pop at you, itís Trumpís...

I wasnít having a pop at you, itís Trumpís efforts to grasp the glory that is amusing. If being part of Warpspeed is Ďyou take the risk of developing an effective vaccine then weíll buy ití, so be it.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 18 Nov 20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 20,336
Posted By Omega1
I read that the £2bn pre order was dependent on...

I read that the £2bn pre order was dependent on an effective vaccine - no R&D funding and nothing if the vaccine did not meet efficacy standards.
Consequently Pfizer took a huge leap of faith in R&D...
Forum: TV and Film 16 Nov 20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,602
Posted By Omega1
Mobile https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/18656/21276d4...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/18656/21276d49b55445.jpg
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Nov 20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,574
Posted By Omega1
Is it definite there is no possibility that he...

Is it definite there is no possibility that he could be a spreader?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 16 Nov 20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,088
Posted By Omega1
I struggle to see how public examinations can go...

I struggle to see how public examinations can go ahead next year, despite government insistence they will. By next year, the experience that students will have had (through no fault of their own)...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Nov 20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,574
Posted By Omega1
Boris Johnson self isolating

Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, Downing Street has said. BBC
Forum: General Chat 15 Nov 20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,078
Posted By Omega1
2005 Michael Jackson at the Burj el Arab in...

2005 Michael Jackson at the Burj el Arab in Dubai. He was shopping with his children just after the court case.
2006 Arnold Schwarzenegger at a coffee shop in Palm Springs. He was campaigning for...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Nov 20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,152
Posted By Omega1
I think you are right to be nervous about the...

I think you are right to be nervous about the plan. It has all the hallmarks of a planned social gathering in a public place - which is illegal. My reading of the regulations is, the fact that people...
Forum: General Chat 14 Nov 20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,130
Posted By Omega1
Fustian weaver - fustian is a kind of coarse...

Fustian weaver - fustian is a kind of coarse cloth, popular for prison clothing I believe.
Tenterman - he stretched newly dyed cloth over a frame called a tenter to dry. The hooks on the frame were...
Forum: General Chat 14 Nov 20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,130
Posted By Omega1
My great aunt was a fustian weaver and my great...

My great aunt was a fustian weaver and my great uncle was a tenterman.
Forum: General Chat 14 Nov 20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,125
Posted By Omega1
No, I keep my socks on!😱

No, I keep my socks on!😱
Forum: General Chat 14 Nov 20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By Omega1
Please be reassured that what you are feeling is...

Please be reassured that what you are feeling is 100% normal. Mrs O was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer a year ago. After 51 hospital appointments in 6 months ( scans, chemo and radiotherapy...
Forum: Disney Cruise Line and Other Cruise Planning 13 Nov 20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By Omega1
No not crazy- we have four cruises booked June to...

No not crazy- we have four cruises booked June to November 2021. Making up for lost time!
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