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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,127
Posted By marypoppins38
My big, soppy, cuddly boy protected me when I...

My big, soppy, cuddly boy protected me when I didn't realise I was in a potentially dangerous situation. He spotted someone before I even saw him and went mental growling and pushing me back out of...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 12:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,702
Posted By marypoppins38
I just don't think there is any point to...

I just don't think there is any point to lockdowns. They ruin businesses, lives and mental health and as soon as you open up you are shortly in the same position as before the lockdown. They have...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,702
Posted By marypoppins38
I don't totally agree with your first paragraph...

I don't totally agree with your first paragraph. Many businesses have adapted. Screens between tables/settings in restaurants, offices, beauty salons etc.Rapid testing being brought in to attend...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,702
Posted By marypoppins38
Sorry, I was in a bit of a rush posting, I should...

Sorry, I was in a bit of a rush posting, I should have made myself clearer. By lockdowns I mean the closing of businesses and the early closure of hospitality venues. I donít believe in lockdowns...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,702
Posted By marypoppins38
I can only speak for myself, but for me it means...

I can only speak for myself, but for me it means washing hands and socially distancing. I donít believe in lockdowns.
Forum: TV and Film 16 Oct 20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By marypoppins38
I watched this a while ago too and was fascinated...

I watched this a while ago too and was fascinated by it. As ignorant as it sounds I never realised that the women shaved their head and wore a wig. It was a real eye opener into a different religion...
Forum: General Trip Planning 16 Oct 20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,029
Posted By marypoppins38
The Knickerbocker on Times Square is gorgeous and...

The Knickerbocker on Times Square is gorgeous and has an amazing rooftop bar overlooking the Times Square Ball. Itís literally just steps from Bryant Park. We have also stayed at the RUI Times Square...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,760
Posted By marypoppins38
I didnít think households could mix in GM at the...

I didnít think households could mix in GM at the moment too. We havenít as I thought it was banned?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By marypoppins38
Do you have any local dog walkers that could help...

Do you have any local dog walkers that could help you out if you need to isolate. I know one of our local ones has been helping people out in this way. I think my two would look at the rain and see...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,760
Posted By marypoppins38
Andy Burnham has just tweeted that they have been...

Andy Burnham has just tweeted that they have been told by the Gov that GM will be Tier 2.
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,253
Posted By marypoppins38
Especially For You - Jason Donovan and Kylie...

Especially For You - Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue

and for all the Neighbours fans out there...

Suddenly - Angry Anderson
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,166
Posted By marypoppins38
Its bullying and it's horrible. I too would be...

Its bullying and it's horrible. I too would be very tempted to come over all Mama Bear and tell them to stay away from her and not to knock again. I would be devastated and furious if I had thought...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,116
Posted By marypoppins38
The Government drew them in with the promise of...

The Government drew them in with the promise of 'blended learning', a combination of online and face to face. All students returned (my dd did not as she travels in from home) then three days into...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,116
Posted By marypoppins38
Its no coincidence that numbers have skyrocket...

Its no coincidence that numbers have skyrocket since Universities opened back up. Closing hospitality is just going to encourage more parties in Uni halls and student houses.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Oct 20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,407
Posted By marypoppins38
I was very poorly, cough, breathless , loss of...

I was very poorly, cough, breathless , loss of smell and taste etc at the end of Feb/beginging of March. Obviously I couldn't get a test back then but I think it probably was Covid. It look me at...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 11 Oct 20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,167
Posted By marypoppins38
I would say the media and certain individuals...

I would say the media and certain individuals have put the fear of god into older people and they would rather take their chances without investigations than (as they see it) almost certainly catch...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Oct 20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 254,308
Posted By marypoppins38
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/37155/11ab584...

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/37155/11ab584c187e74.jpg
Forum: General Chat 10 Oct 20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By marypoppins38
We have these from Litecraft ...

We have these from Litecraft
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They are semi flush so perfect for lower ceilings. We have two in the hall and the same on the landing.
Forum: General Chat 10 Oct 20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By marypoppins38
I would definitely go for a lighter one. You have...

I would definitely go for a lighter one. You have to take into account how much natural light your hall, stairs and landing gets too. A dark carpet really absorbs any light that comes in so it will...
Forum: General Trip Planning 10 Oct 20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By marypoppins38
Thank you so much MF, its really kind of you to...

Thank you so much MF, its really kind of you to go out of your way to help. I think the Ibis Styles I have looked at is on Southwark Bridge Road, is that the same one? I will have a look at The...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 10 Oct 20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 31,168
Posted By marypoppins38
The WHO have said that countries should not be...

The WHO have said that countries should not be using lockdown as the primary control method at all. A lockdown should only be used to regroup and replenish resources.
Forum: General Trip Planning 9 Oct 20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By marypoppins38
Thank you Karen. Thank you MF, you are very...

Thank you Karen.

Thank you MF, you are very kind x
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,686
Posted By marypoppins38
We are in Lancashire and always used to have two...

We are in Lancashire and always used to have two weeks, which was fab for a cheap holiday. However over the past couple of years it has been reduced to 1 week. I used to love the 2 weeks off as this...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,686
Posted By marypoppins38
Again? :pgig::pgig: Edited to add: ...

Again? :pgig::pgig:

Edited to add:

Just going to pop this here 123

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/37155/1b670eca789c89.jpg
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,167
Posted By marypoppins38
I think it is fine that it can be a...

I think it is fine that it can be a recommendation but no way on gods earth should it be made mandatory for people above a certain age or with a medical vulnerability. People should be able to...
Forum: General Trip Planning 9 Oct 20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By marypoppins38
MF, that is so kind of you to offer, thank you...

MF, that is so kind of you to offer, thank you. Unfortunately we won't be coming down until towards the end of November. We didn't really want to use the tube etc so we were looking to stay pretty...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,686
Posted By marypoppins38
I don't think it really would make a huge...

I don't think it really would make a huge difference to the numbers as many of the positive cases are from University students.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 9 Oct 20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 31,168
Posted By marypoppins38
The same as happened back in March when people of...

The same as happened back in March when people of all ages with certain vulnerabilities received a letter from the Government advising them to shield to protect their health.
Forum: General Chat 8 Oct 20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,416
Posted By marypoppins38
I go up around 9.30 usually but watch tv on my...

I go up around 9.30 usually but watch tv on my iPad for a bit. I am up at 6.30 every morning apart from Thursdays when I am up at 5am as DS has a really early training session with his coach before...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,673
Posted By marypoppins38
Morpeth looks lovely. I have only been to...

Morpeth looks lovely. I have only been to Northumberland once before (for a sports match) so didn't see much of it but have friends that take their dogs on holiday there every year. Might have to...
Forum: General Trip Planning 8 Oct 20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By marypoppins38
Hampton by Hilton Waterloo

Has anyone stayed here and can tell me what the parking situation for the hotel is like? I Just wanted to know if the parking spaces are quite tight as need to get a large 4x4 in one potentially.
...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 65,177
Posted By marypoppins38
I know four people who are currently isolating...

I know four people who are currently isolating after testing positive and have no symptoms, some 7-10 days since the test result.
Forum: General Chat 8 Oct 20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,754
Posted By marypoppins38
Hope your SIl is ok MM. I lost my mum aged just...

Hope your SIl is ok MM. I lost my mum aged just 59 to a very sudden stroke (no HRT though). She had been having headaches for a while but the doctor had told her it was nothing to worry about. Please...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 31,168
Posted By marypoppins38
It's been impossible to get a ticket to the...

It's been impossible to get a ticket to the grounds of our local NT property on a weekend when the weather looks to be good. It's an enormous park but they are only selling timed tickets which sell...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,673
Posted By marypoppins38
Can I ask what you mean about the mindset and the...

Can I ask what you mean about the mindset and the culture?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,673
Posted By marypoppins38
Jeepers, are they The Borrowers? :erm: I live...

Jeepers, are they The Borrowers? :erm:
I live in the NW but don't know of anyone living 10 people to a 2 room house.:erm:
Forum: General Chat 8 Oct 20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,303
Posted By marypoppins38
Smoking. Man buns. Parents that watch their...

Smoking.
Man buns.
Parents that watch their little darlings run riot while they look on indulgently. No, they aren't 'free spirits' they are naughty little buggers!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,673
Posted By marypoppins38
As I pointed out up thread. Huge number of cases...

As I pointed out up thread. Huge number of cases in Universities concentrated in the NW. Nothing to do with religion or poverty.:nonono:
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/37155/0025ba7f8e6a35.jpg
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,673
Posted By marypoppins38
Completely unfair assumption. I take it you have...

Completely unfair assumption. I take it you have seen this first hand?
I think you may find that the NW was not really hit very hard in the early stages of this and that may now be why we are...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 31,168
Posted By marypoppins38
Yes, when you look at the list of the top areas...

Yes, when you look at the list of the top areas of infection, it is all areas of student accommodation. It stands to reason that this would happen. As horrid as it sounds hopefully in the next couple...
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