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Shaun Walsh03/04/2020 18:38:40
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No football, bank account worse than normal, buying stuff to build and self medicating as well as self isolating 🥃

Stephen Smith 1403/04/2020 20:46:45
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8 minutes to work instead of 45

cymaz03/04/2020 21:54:46
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No worries here but the poor people that were flooded not many weeks ago. How can/do they get their lives back together now the quarantine is on.


john stones 103/04/2020 22:01:15
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Posted by cymaz on 03/04/2020 21:54:46:

No worries here but the poor people that were flooded not many weeks ago. How can/do they get their lives back together now the quarantine is on.


My lads at home because he got flooded, he may not be allowed to leave, his cookings brill.

Low pass Pete04/04/2020 04:36:45
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1. Used up some 10 year old fence paint that I had squirrelled away in the shedwink.

2. Turned the family bathroom into a makeshift greenhouse,

3, Sowed seeds for the first time in years.

4. Turned 2 kgs of cheap carrots (0.26 pence) into Carrot and Coriander soup. Which joking apart is superb even though I say it myself.

Mark Stevens 104/04/2020 04:57:22
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Posted by kevin b on 03/04/2020 18:05:43:

Anybody had a visit from the J*****s W******es recently, or M****ns ?


Edited By kevin b on 03/04/2020 18:07:18

Nope, even they are working from home now - so if you get an email titled - Ding Dong, Don't open it, it's from them

Mark :D

leccyflyer04/04/2020 09:38:21
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Our group off friends from work had a very enjoyable on-line quiz yesterday evening, with a few drinks. It went very well and we had a good laugh whilst the scores were being tallied for each round. The technology for staying in touch through Skype and other online services is working very well. We would never have done that without all being at home at the same time and we plan to do it every week - this week's quiz winners get to set the next week's quiz.

John Privett04/04/2020 09:54:20
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Posted by Stephen Smith 14 on 03/04/2020 20:46:45:

8 minutes to work instead of 45


I just timed my new daily commute. I suppose it depends what part of the house I start from, but starting from here - stand up, walk across the landing, into my younger daughter's old bedroom (she's in Canada right now) and sit down, I made that 8 seconds!

Downside to that is that I tend to spend longer at work than when I had to drive 40 minutes there and 40 minutes back again.

One upside to the current situation is my permitted/mandated(?) daily exercise. I blew the dust off my old bicycle that previously had one outing a year, and have gone out for a (socially distanced!) ride after work each day. Last week I clocked nearly 60 km, the week before 46 km. OK, that's nothing, I'm sure, compared to what some people do, but it's a start! I'm also finding roads and paths and my locality that I have never seen before.

Rob04/04/2020 10:01:11
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Dug out the mangled remains of a DB Piper Cub from the loft. Have stripped it of covering and now in process of making repairs to the fuselage.....wings and tail beyond repair but enjoying spending the time redrawing a plan to build a new set from.

Bob Cotsford04/04/2020 11:34:46
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No football on telly laugh, no MotoGP, WSBK, F1 or even Aussie sportscar racing crying. Building yet another Panic laugh, electric like my Mini Panic, let's see if I can rip the nose off this one too devil.

Doc Marten04/04/2020 11:42:38
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I still have the same amount of fuel in the car as I did 3 weeks ago!

I've never experienced that before.

Dane Crosby04/04/2020 11:56:21
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I have now become brave enough to carve in to my Dual Ace wings to take out the fixed U/C and fit electric retracts.

Got the wings in jigs and having to cut one rib and a chunk of under wing skin.. This will be beefed up with ply. Trying to do this with surgical care.

I have also converted it to EP. I would have put all this off if I didn't have this spare time to get it exactly right.

Estimates show that with batteries, it will be about 1lb lighter than in its i/c form.

EvilC5704/04/2020 13:41:00
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My phone has been strangely quiet, with no calls purportedly from Microsoft, HMRC, Amazon Prime, or to tell me I've been involved in an accident.

john stones 104/04/2020 13:52:13
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I'm getting to grips with my new c.d player in the car, sat on drive mind you, and like Doc I'm getting good mileage on a tank full. wink

Chris Walby05/04/2020 07:14:56
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Accidents on UK roads,

Statistics on reported road casualties in Great Britain for the year ending 2019 show there were: 1,870 reported deaths. 27,820 seriously injured.

With much less traffic on the roads hopefully there will be fewer accidents.

Not much consolation, but good news none the less.

Edited By Chris Walby on 05/04/2020 07:18:27

leccyflyer05/04/2020 07:57:25
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Certainly a lot less traffic on the roads

Peter Miller05/04/2020 08:49:21
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One disadvantage. My 100 year old neighbour now gives me a much bigger shopping list for Waitrose. (Even longer than mine)

She has a retired 65 year old son living about half a mile away but he only goes to Aldi

cymaz05/04/2020 08:55:43
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Benefits of lock down??

Watching **THIS** all day yes

John Privett05/04/2020 12:29:54
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Whilst we still can, I'm going out for my daily exercise on my bike - and yesterday it almost seemed at times that I could have maintained a 2 km social distancing, rather than just the 2 metres!

This was the M25 at 5pm on Saturday as I crossed over it. The only time I've seen it quieter than that was before it opened!


malcolm woodcock 105/04/2020 14:55:14
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I might finally get my Mini Panic built, I've only had it 9 years. Hasn't the weather improved in the last two weeks.

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