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That's happened here a couple of times too, although the teenagers responsible haven't been caught.
Yesterday, I felt like a panic buyer in Tesco, and I was a bit embarrassed! I had a basket on each arm. :oops: :oops: My own shopping in one, and my neighbour's (who's isolating herself following a cold) in the other. And then went to the click & collect point, to collect mum's shopping! Still though, by the time I had all of it, it wouldn't have even half filled a trolley!

I have to admit though, I'm getting a lot more done around home than I usually have time to, although I do miss seeing my grandsons. I've mowed most of the grass, and have been getting on with filling my new raised beds with soil. Shovelling and wheelbarrowing. Exhausting, but very satisfying to see them all getting close to being planted with seeds and veg plants! I've put a good layer of composted chicken poo in all the beds except the ones for carrots and parsnips.
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This is brilliant! Great music of course, fantastic lyrics and well-performed!

https://en.as.com/en/2020/03/26/videos/ ... 19175.html
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Poem on Twitter today, by an 80-year-old.
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That is happening to us on the buses. I gather from today they will be arrested
As or the Owl we were across the road, and have blown the pic up and cropped it. Shame it had it's big orange eyes shut
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Was that your poem, Marigold? I could see it being written by a teacher...
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Icemaiden wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:55 pm
Was that your poem, Marigold? I could see it being written by a teacher...
Marigold isn't 80 !!!!!
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Margaid wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:36 am
Icemaiden wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:55 pm
Was that your poem, Marigold? I could see it being written by a teacher...
Marigold isn't 80 !!!!!
Not until November! And our brambles are fairly well under control!
I'd have liked to write it though.
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We're officially on lockdown since midnight. Over 70s and the vulnerable are not to leave their homes at all. Only "essential" work and services to continue. I work part time as a Home Help, so I'll be continuing to work. The family have all agreed that, for the moment, only I should go in to mum, who's disabled and still living alone. Mum's actually not been outside the door now for over two weeks anyway. We can go out to buy food, or for essential work, and brief exercise which must be taken within 2km of our home. (This, because last weekend, literally thousands flocked to coastal and scenic areas.)

It's going to be weird, staying at home. Usually, between mum and my daughter & grandsons, I'm run off my feet! Now, I've got tons of time for knitting, sewing, cleaning, etc. etc.

Dau is wondering how to manage stuff for son in law's workers. One or two of them don't speak English yet, and one of the wives is pregnant and has a hospital appointment. Ordinarily, son in law goes along as interpreter, but now he can't. That appointment should go well!
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Today I got an email from Waitrose identifying me as an aged and vulnerable customer (not to speak of loyal!) offering priority slots for over-70s for deliveries. Logged on but all slots ‘unavailable’ until list ended at the end of June. Perhaps they’re still sorting it out. We’re OK until the end of April as I was able to book slots about every 7-10 days but will keep trying for later ones. It also says that they will know which customers are registered with the Govt. scheme and will give them priority. So I’ve registered myself on account of COPD although we are OK at present and not in need of help so long as we can get deliveries.
Yesterday I found Poppy enthusiastically chewing a large lump of composted chicken poo stuck together with Aubiose dried out lovely and chewy. An hour later she started being sick - on the living room carpet - whilst I was getting tea - really DISGUSTING greeny-black stuff. She kept on puking for the next 3 hours losing a worrying amount of fluid but it did gradually get to the clear slime stage. When she seemed to have stopped she was allowed back in the living room where she did have some water and went to sleep. She woke up full of energy when we put the TV on and jumped up to see if it was going to be anything worth watching. Normal poos today and very hungry. SO GLAD no vet visit was needed at the moment!
Woman in the house opposite has a dog grooming parlour. Still open for business with pooches being delivered for their super-urgent hairdos.
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There are a number of reports online of people's disastrous home haircuts. Your neighbour could be even busier if she did human grooming...

Pretty selfish of her though, to risk spreading the virus & putting more NHS workers at risk...
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