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  1. gumboots

    Brexit

    I like doing both.
  2. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    What I had was not flu. That much they were certain of at the Health Centre as I had 3 different sets of blood tests to try to find out what it was. I had none of the normal flu symptoms, and they could have found that with the amount of tests they did.
  3. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    I'd been to Austria and Germany which adds even more to my feeling I might have had it.
  4. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    It's perfectly possible. The French and Grmans among others have found cases as early as November. When I went to the doctors in January, the questions they were asking me suggested they knew more than the general public at that time.
  5. gumboots

    Politics

    But doesn't dance to Cummings tune and therefore mustbe reformed. You havent got this living in 2020 UK yet, have you?
  6. gumboots

    Cricket

    I dont object to Archer playing, but the time to get experience is not necessarily in the first match of the series. I think we needed to win this one, and we may still do so. I would just have hated to be the one to tell Broad he wasnt playing.
  7. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    It appears to be very good at finding your bodies weak spot and targeting it. I've heard of a number of people who had antibiotics for what appeared to be a urine infection and then developed more of the core covid symptoms. I'm with Chaddy on exhaustion. It took me weeks if not months to get back to any normal kind of energy levels, and I don't even know if I had it.
  8. gumboots

    Cricket

    Phil Tufnell said hed have bowled first. Alastair Cook said overhead conditions make less difference at the Aegeas Bowl than at most grounds and you should look at the surface and hed have batted first. So who knows? Is the decision to leave Broad out going to come back to bite us? I'm not convinced Archer yet has the discipline and experience to be our second main strike bowler.
  9. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    Just to say the author Camus is Algerian French. His family were pieds noirs, ie they came to Algeria wearing shoes which made the native Algerians call them black feet as more often than not they themselves wore sandals or went barefoot. Oh and I've been carrying on relatively normally in that I've been out and about a lot but I wont be sitting inside a pub or restaurant any time soon. If it's not safe to sit in a theatre then I certainly dong think its safe to sit in a pub. Mostly we have just been out every day walking. I've been in the odd shop other than a supermarket but that's it. I dont think for the majority of people this virus is as bad as you might think from watching news reports but I'm not taking any real chances and I certainly dont want to be responsible for even one other person catching it.
  10. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    Just not saying what for?
  11. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    Except if you read the stuff from Singapore they're pretty sure that it was caught from someone sitting on the chair in church that an infected person had sat on
  12. gumboots

    Good News!

    Give me the holiday any day.
  13. gumboots

    Politics

    Kim wanted to see that and was planning to take our daughter. We have tickets for the Lowry and are hoping they keep going too. On a more personal note my sister in law and her husband run the Market Theatre in Hitchin. A large part of their revenue comes from their adult panto that tours the country with 2 or 3 companies. They've done Thwaites at Blackburn the last couple of years. If they cant tour this year, they could well go out of business
  14. gumboots

    Politics

    Too late to save the Nuffield in Southampton. Saw a few productions there when I was a student in Winchester
  15. gumboots

    Politics

    I got offered a coffee, but obviously there was only the hairdresser and me and we talked 19 to the dozen all the way through. She had a mask. I didnt as I always had my back to her.
  16. gumboots

    Politics

    This stylist owns her own salon but has 6 others working there, so shes only doing 2 days a week at the salon so they can take 4 customers maximum at any time with 2 stylists in. But then she has a large conservatory at home so can open doors and control the hygiene carefully.. it means that if anyone is shielding or just anxious she feels they're safer at home where she controls very carefully who comes in.
  17. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.economictimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/covid-19-pune-man-gets-mask-made-of-gold-worth-around-3-lakh/amp_videoshow/76782760.cms?fbclid=IwAR1hcP4M0RjE6F8kG8ncvv1PAeVGSab4NGjwQbmasRQSpZGFRU4_-rQiTdk Wonder if Balaji has thought of doing this?
  18. gumboots

    Politics

    I have to admit to breaking lockdown. I happened to say on FB that I couldn't see myself getting a hairdressers appointment before Chrristmas since my regular hairdresser wasnt yet taking calls. The hairdresser I used to go to said she was operating from her conservatory and if I wanted to go yesterday she could fit me in. So she did it yesterday afternoon for me. She was very careful to spray and wipe everything down and it was great to feel tidy again. I figured the virus wouldn't know if I went about 12 hours too early.
  19. gumboots

    Politics

    Our problem is we use our radio outside most of the time. We can listen to 5live quite easily on the windup one and it's great as it's also solar powered and it cost only 14.99 when I bought it about 12 years ago. It doesn't windup anymore but as we use it outside it only needs decent daylight to run. I bought a replacement for it but it was nowhere near as good so we reverted to the old one. If d want to listen go the cricket we go out in the car! And we dont have wifi. It's only a static caravan and we only use it in summer so were usually out and about
  20. gumboots

    Politics

    French tv is pretty poor too. That's why we listen to radio on our trusty windup/solar powered radio that is on its last legs. What well do when it goes I dont know as I havent found another anywhere near as good.
  21. gumboots

    Coronavirus

    Churches are generally not opening for services. You cant really do church without singing, especially if like me you're a Methodist, and singing requires 5m distancing. Weve looked at the current recommendations and cant see ourselves opening before September at the earliest and even then well be taking every precaution. Well probably carry on running a parallel service on Zoom too. We send service sheets with links to hymns out to those who cant join us on Zoom at the moment. Weve had upwards of 80 people every week online and several times 100 +. We also do a daily prayer on Facebook and have started recording those to go with the words and visuals we already did.
  22. gumboots

    Politics

    Oddly enough the only time I listen is in the car or on holiday. I never turn on a radio at home.
  23. gumboots

    Politics

    I'm of the opinion that once a gift is given, its up to you what you do with it. Our wedding gifts were essentials as we literally had nothing having got married at the end of our first year at uni when wed both been in catered halls. We had a honeymoon in Paris though. Student travel £20 for the 2 of us return from London, coach and hovercraft, £20 for 5 nights in a hotel near the Eiffel Tower, and £25 spending money but we brought a fiver back, along with our full wine allowance. Lived in a 2 room flat that was so damp we had slugs under the bed, and was on Forest Road East in Nottingham, a pretty rough area. We survived and are still together 47 years later. Oh and I bought my own wedding ring because my fiance couldn't afford one and there were no overdrafts in those days.
  24. gumboots

    Politics

    I think Dreams, having been a teacher, it was something the most annoying and worst behaved pupils did. A lot of ones attitudes are coloured by what your worst pupils did when you've been a teacher. Meeting many ex pupils now, most have turned out ok so I do know it's often just a phase they go through and I do try hard not to be judgemental. I also seem to remember Fabregas turning up at an Arsenal match he hasn't been playing in because he was banned and strolling on the pitch afterwards despite the fact he wasnt supposed to. If my memory serves me correctly he had his cap on backwards. A little thing but symptomatic of the I can do what I want attitude that was often seen among young players at the time. It annoyed me then and still evokes annoyance when I see people do it now. Having said that, my grandson wears his cap backwards.😃
  25. gumboots

    Politics

    I remember my dad refusing to let me go out one night because my dress was too short. Fashions change, but some of the older generation still judge. I try not to be judgemental but I have to admit I'm with TS on the baseball cap backwards. Speaks of attitude not freedom of expression to me. But I wouldn't refuse to connect with someone because of it.
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