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  1. 31 minutes ago, Adawn47 said:

    Morning Eddie. How odd, and I thought my day was starting badly. Have you checked your bank to see if Tesco have taken the money?


    It’s a much bigger problem than just me Avril

    I feel really sorry for those people with no alternative - housebound etc.  At least I can pop to the shops to top up my stock.  That will be a change - I hope I remember how to do it 🙂


    It’s been such a long time I worry that it’s a security breach rather than “just” an IT failure.  Credit card numbers and passwords stolen 😳Hope I’m worrying unnecessarily 

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  2. Oh dear - Emergency Ward 10 (that dates me, doesn’t it?)


    Graham - that looks like a little something you’d be better off without, but no huge urgent need.  When your turn comes will be fine.  Good luck with all that.


    Sue - so sorry to hear about your Dad.  Hopefully he’ll pick up well now he’s getting the right attention.  Look after yourself and your Mum


    Damian - just read your news too.  🤞all works out well


    Among the rest of yesterday’s posts

    Mmm, Purdey, that looked a bit of alright


    I’ve been able to bring my booster jab forward to 5 November, which has cheered me


    It was lovely seeing my granddaughters yesterday.  Now recuperating in preparation for meeting up again later!


    Have a good day everyone

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  3. Our first cruise was early September 2010

    One week on Ventura, to the fiords.  Inside cabin.  £899pp


    Probably cheaper in actual £££s now and certainly cheaper than whatever the £899 + inflation works out at.


    £900 in 2010 is the equivalent of £1180 in 2020, according to this Bank of England calculator




    (And we had a band playing on the dockside as we set off, and we had savouries after the meal, and we had face cloths without asking, and we had … etc etc.)

  4. Back to Boosters

    Govt spokesman on R4 just now said individuals can now book online without needing a text/whatever invitation first.

    Tried it.  Booked!  Have to travel out of town but that’s ok

    16 Nov.  Wish it was sooner but relieved to have it arranged 

    It’s probably worth everyone trying again now


    My family is arriving, to stay nearby, this afternoon.  Woo Hoo.  Haven’t seen them since August 


    Have a good day all

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  5. I’m pleased for you


    We’re eligible but the gov system tells us to wait to be contacted.


    Hope it won’t be too long now.  Bumped into an older neighbour whilst out this afternoon & her even older husband has been done, she knows of someone of ‘in-between age’ who is booked for theirs and she is anticipating the text message soon.  That might mean we’ll get a slot in November. 🤞


    Our surgery is not acting as a hub this time.  We have to go to a Pharmacy4U centre which has been set up in a former bookies shop 🙄

  6. Sue

    Hope today is a better day for you x


    There seems to be a gloomy mood wrt increasing cases, invalid results, frustrating communication, lack of vaccine.  Poor timing as the weather finally decides to match the season and become miserable and autumnal.


    We have a family meet up this weekend (🤞) for the first time since August.  Hopefully nobody gets a cough or a bad result before that



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  7. It’s very warm here too.  Enjoy it - temperatures dropping at the weekend, apparently 

    Pup has just had her delayed booster vac (she cried - poor baby) which is more than we have.  It’s 6 months since our second Covid but our hub doesn’t know when it will get supplies.  There’s plenty of folk older than me in the queue, too, so goodness knows when it will be our turn.  All that with cases rising and rising …


    On a lighter note - this made me giggle



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  8. 23 hours ago, Adawn47 said:

    Still as lovely as she ever was to my eyes, Graham. Great to see her again.

    We should have been on her in the Med now😢


    I think we should as well 😕Is that the Eastern Med trip, with a new (to us) port in Greece - Gythion, or some such?

    Really have no thoughts of resuming cruising at the moment



    I typed that yesterday but haven’t been able to post or add likes. 🙄. Ho hum

    So excuse if I seemed to be ignoring


    Nice looking roast beef Graham

    I roasted a big chook for the first time in ages.  There are nice smells through the house


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  9. The clocks will change in 2 weeks Sue, so we’ll get lighter mornings for a while.  I wonder what will happen with clocks in future - I believe the EU has decided to abandon the twice yearly change … though not this year.  I’ll try to get more detail on that

    It’s quite misty here but we have another bright sunny day forecast

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  10. ccpm - so sorry for your loss.  Take some comfort in the swiftness and that there was no suffering 


    We led the Wednesday walk group today and had a lovely time in the still-warm weather.  Two hours, over pretty flat terrain, ending in the pub.  Refreshments and a further 40 minute walk home.  Now settled watching the IPL semi final … and the delight of The Repair Shop tonight.  What a gentle hour of TV that is.

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  11. D5BC2FC9-5E51-462F-BA81-E0D069A73978.thumb.jpeg.fa288c7b785fd109082ca2eb16e9c384.jpegThis must be Aurora away in the distance in the sunshine in Weymouth Bay then.  There was a Queen with her on Monday too

    I guess we’ll miss them when they’ve gone - tho’ cruisers calling in to Portland might fill the gap.  


  12. Sharon did hint that it was nearly time for this thread to be painlessly pts a while back 😳 Alarming thought!

    (Hope you’re feeling ok Sharon.  Fingers crossed it’ll be 3rd time lucky for your op)


    Still crazy lovely weather for mid-October.  Short sleeves kind of thing.  We’ve been to the beach, which was very busy with walkers, doggy and non-doggy.

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  13. Hey kalos!  Good that you are All reight 🙂


    Jane - great decision.  Hope it won’t feel too long coming.  All the winter to plough through.


    It’s the most wonderful day here.  We’ve been to Weymouth (just one ship in the bay now - Aurora or Arcadia) and the weather was like midsummer and the crowds weren’t!  The dogs have reclaimed the beach - it was packed with dog walkers and what fun the 4 legged types had.

    We got talking to a couple from Derbyshire who are on the Princess cruise, docked at Portland today, as we enjoyed our sandwich and sneaky beverage.  They’re having a good time but said how they have to keep their expectations down - there seem to be itinerary changes and restrictions.  Anyway, they’re off to Liverpool, Glasgow & Belfast and hoping to take today’s weather with them.




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