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Posted: 02 Apr 2020, 16:37
by elamanamou
It hits home when you know somebody. Keep us updated Barry how he's doing? Thanks for sharing.

My friend's father has just died(not coronavirus related) in Zimbabwe and because of the lockdown. She Is unable to attend his funeral :cry:

Posted: 02 Apr 2020, 20:28
by Being645
Best wishes for a fast recovery to Geoff (and whoever else might have caught it) ... :) ... I really keep my fingers crossed for everyone to survive it !!!

Fortunately, I could avoid the virus so far, but after having spent two weeks almost all the time at home in my not exactly large flat,
I went for a long (3hrs) walk outside alone today. Oh, fresh air ... it's really not necessary to get near to anyone with an MP3 player at hand.

Yesterday, I sat for an hour in my car for a change ... just to see something different from always the same walls
and always the same treadmills on the internet ... *sigh ...with the radio on or listening to the recent recordings
from the UK gigs and with a nice mug of coffee or tea from home, that can be quite entertaining... ;D ...

Posted: 03 Apr 2020, 07:32
by Bartek
My mum works in hospital where infection has came from outside by medical staff (due to poor personel - thanks to decades of wrong policy of ALL govs - most nurses and MDs are working in at least 2 medical facilities); worst, she had direct contact with one of infected, plus, all nurses had one, not so large, changing room for all nurses in building. She's waiting to get tested.

Meanwhile, to not go haywire yesterday my wife and kid started to meditate and did some proper 40+ minutes excercises session.

There is a chance that my day job will be shortened, that's bad for pocket, but I if that a price for keeping this dayily job, I'm fine, plus, I'll get extra time (which I out right now), to spaned it on learning to change profession.

Posted: 04 Apr 2020, 23:55
by sandy666
Thank you for your good wishes, everyone.

I got rid of the blasted thing - it took two weeks for the symptoms to clear up.

I've spent the last two weeks broadcasting English lessons from my living room to my students. The teacher part isn't so bad, but everything else is done by e-mail - and that's taking an age.

I've ordered a bottle of foursquare rum to get me through Easter. It should turn up mid-week.

Sandy

Posted: 05 Apr 2020, 00:20
by iesus
So good to hear that you recover Sandy.
Wish you all that remain in the past :notworthy: :notworthy:

Posted: 05 Apr 2020, 06:55
by Pista
That's great news Sandy :notworthy:

Posted: 05 Apr 2020, 11:12
by emilystrange
Glad you've cracked it!
i'm not doing ANY broadcasting of lessons. we sent home enough for the kids to do before the easter break. after that, it will be different.

Posted: 05 Apr 2020, 11:23
by Charlie
Yay, that's awesome Sandy!

:D :D

Posted: 05 Apr 2020, 19:55
by Being645
Ah, it's good to hear that you've overcome that nasty bastard virus, sandy666 ... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ... and Happy Easter in advance ... :lol: :D ...

Posted: 06 Apr 2020, 21:08
by Pista
Johnson moved to ICU apparently & the sickos are gearing up

Yes he is a giant cretin, but wishing him dead?
Seriously?

Posted: 06 Apr 2020, 21:17
by elamanamou
Pista wrote:Johnson moved to ICU apparently & the sickos are gearing up

Yes he is a giant cretin, but wishing him dead?
Seriously?
Politics aside. These people are the scum of the earth to say such a wicked thing about someone who is in ICU. I think Boris and his team are doing an amazing job in the recent crisis.My partners son's GF Eleanor will be upset, she worked for Boris in the election campaign. :(

Posted: 07 Apr 2020, 09:14
by markfiend
elamanamou wrote:I think Boris and his team are doing an amazing job in the recent crisis.
Really? Lying about the ventilators, lying about "herd immunity", lying about how many tests, lying about PPE, I could go on...

Posted: 07 Apr 2020, 10:10
by abridged
Have no love for Boris or the Tories but I hope he recovers. Wishing him or anyone else's death is just horrible. I hope we're all mature enough to realise that around here at least.

Posted: 07 Apr 2020, 10:45
by elamanamou
I really don't care if you're Tory, Labour, Liberal or raving looney party. This is a life here who's in intensive care!

Posted: 07 Apr 2020, 12:10
by Swinnow
abridged wrote:Have no love for Boris or the Tories but I hope he recovers. Wishing him or anyone else's death is just horrible. I hope we're all mature enough to realise that around here at least.
:notworthy: :notworthy:

Posted: 07 Apr 2020, 12:14
by Swinnow
I hear Michael Gove is now self isolating too as a family member may be infected. It will be interesting to see who now becomes the rational, sober face of the UK Government as and when required for the next week or so.

Posted: 07 Apr 2020, 12:56
by EvilBastard
Swinnow wrote:rational, sober face of the UK Government as and when required for the next week or so.
I've been reading his tweets, and frankly the rational, sober face of HMG looks like this:

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Posted: 07 Apr 2020, 13:08
by EvilBastard
Swinnow wrote:
abridged wrote:Have no love for Boris or the Tories but I hope he recovers. Wishing him or anyone else's death is just horrible. I hope we're all mature enough to realise that around here at least.
:notworthy: :notworthy:
Agreed - to wish anyone dead is wrong.

But am I alone? Did anyone else who has been following government advice about self-isolating, who has been assiduous about implementing precautions against becoming infected, not award themselves a little inner hug when they read the news? Did anyone else think, "Well, since these fuckers have been screwing the NHS for years, let's see how they feel when the boot's on the other foot"?
On a human level I hope that that mop-headed, simpering, Windrush-generation-fucking pocket-lining feather-bedding philandering crony-ist sack of shit recovers, if only for the sake of his children (if only he knew how many he had). But I'll admit to human frailty and to thinking that if he doesn't, or if as a result of his illness he needs to to retire from politics, Britain might not be worse off for it.

Posted: 07 Apr 2020, 13:10
by eastmidswhizzkid
elamanamou wrote:I really don't care if you're Tory, Labour, Liberal or raving looney party. This is a life here who's in intensive care!
I_get_what_you/re_saying._but_he_would_see_us_all_dead_with_no_conscience.
maybe_if_he_had_done_something_more_straight_away...
or_maybe_iif_he_wasnt_on~_the_verge_of
running_the_bits_of_NHS_he_couldnt_sell-off_into_the_ground...

in_my_eyes_Boris_is_the_right-wing-_leader_of_a_hard_right_party_who_are_about_to_start_the_extermination
(through_criminalisation_of_lifestyle)
_of_the_countries_gypsies_&_travellers.
maybe_when_its_you_and_your_people_hes_gunning_for_you'll_feel_differently

Posted: 07 Apr 2020, 13:10
by Pat
I really hope Boris Johnson makes a full recovery in hospital but while he’s there I also hope he gains some perspective on the damage his party has done to the exact staff working endlessly to look after him.

Posted: 07 Apr 2020, 13:26
by mh
There's a bad part of me that says "karma's a bitch", and the same bad part is also fully convinced that the initial reaction by certain political leaders was down to a perception that this was a "poor people's disease", and therefore it was OK to do nothing, and that it was only when it became clear that it wasn't a "poor people's disease" that action was taken.

At the same time, I wouldn't wish death on Boris, nor even on Trump. A good slap about the head and the full horrible realisation of what they have done here, that'll do.

Posted: 07 Apr 2020, 13:38
by Swinnow
EvilBastard wrote: I've been reading his tweets, and frankly the rational, sober face of HMG looks like this:
Original comment referred to the recent habit of Gove being wheeled out whenever they have an important message to get across. The HMG PR machine seems to reserve his gentle Scottish tones for such occasions when a sense of trust is required.

Posted: 08 Apr 2020, 04:46
by sultan2075
It got John Prine, an amazing songwriter: https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/john ... world-rip/

RIP, Mr. Prine.

Posted: 08 Apr 2020, 11:49
by elamanamou
I just think how lucky we all were attending the recent gigs in the UK and what I can gather possibly only one case of the virus Quiff Boy mentioned in a previous post.Hope Geoff is on the mend? And EPW managed just to get home to the States! Phew!

Posted: 08 Apr 2020, 12:00
by Quiff Boy
elamanamou wrote:I just think how lucky we all were attending the recent gigs in the UK and what I can gather possibly only one case of the virus Quiff Boy mentioned in a previous post.Hope Geoff is on the mend? And EPW managed just to get home to the States! Phew!
thanks for asking. I gather he's on the mend, and is doing much better (relatively speaking - it's a slow process)