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26 minutes ago, kalos said:

 

T’was a month before Christmas,
And all through the town,
People wore masks,
That covered their frown.
The frown had begun
Way back in the Spring,
When a global pandemic
Changed everything.
They called it corona,
But unlike the beer,
It didn’t bring good times,
It didn’t bring cheer.

 

Contagious and deadly,
This virus spread fast,
Like a wildfire that starts
When fuelled by gas.
Airplanes were grounded,
Travel was banned.
Borders were closed
Across air, sea and land.
As the world entered lockdown
To flatten the curve,
The economy halted,
And folks lost their nerve.

 

From March to July
We rode the first wave,
People stayed home,
They tried to behave.
When summer emerged
The lockdown was lifted.
But away from caution,
Many folks drifted.
Now it’s November
And cases are spiking,
Wave two has arrived,
Much to our disliking.


Frontline workers,
Doctors and nurses,
Try to save people,
From riding in hearses.

This virus is awful,
This COVID-19.
There isn’t a cure.
There is no vaccine. **
It’s true that this year
Has had sadness a plenty,
We’ll never forget
The year 2020.
And just ‘round the corner -
The holiday season,
But why be merry?
Is there even one reason?
To decorate the house
And put up the tree,
When no one will see it,
No-one but me.

 

But outside my window
The snow gently falls,
And I think to myself,
Let’s deck the halls!
So, I gather the ribbon,
The garland and bows,
As I play those old carols,
My happiness grows.
Christmas ain’t cancelled
And neither is hope.
If we lean on each other,
I know we can cope.   

 

   

 

Stay safe everyone !     :classic_smile:        

(**  Was written before vaccine were found )
 

That's very good kalos

 

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3 hours ago, DamianG said:

 

Thanks Josy, I know you are still having a tough time even if it isn't personal and I appreciate your comments.

 

As my wife said 2020 "can do one now..."

Damian this is what my niece sent to us yesterday.  Anyone who wants to join us is welcome.

Screenshot_2020-11-30-17-55-26_kindlephoto-159467868.png

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1 hour ago, indiana123 said:

Its getting scary here.. I live in the worst place in England for Covid.

 

Rumour has it that most cases here are in our three prisons with very high percentages of infections stated, but I don't know  if it is that thats not helping the figures or if its in the general population.

 

I did say some weeks ago about a lady I know who borrowed a friend's COPD lanyard because she didn't fancy a mask.  She had some weird ideas.  I think the message got through eventually but perhaps people like that helped put our small community where we are now.

 

I'm not going out the door!

Stay safe 

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7 hours ago, grapau27 said:

Thanks Andy.

I agree,the decorations do lift your spirits.

Have to say I have been feeling pretty grumpy about putting up the decorations this year. I usually love it but not so excited this year. Then today seeing the children at work when the saw the Christmas tree (they were soooooo excited litle ducks) and even the oldest when they were talking about their advent calendars - it did make me smile loads. 

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1 minute ago, Presto2 said:

Have to say I have been feeling pretty grumpy about putting up the decorations this year. I usually love it but not so excited this year. Then today seeing the children at work when the saw the Christmas tree (they were soooooo excited litle ducks) and even the oldest when they were talking about their advent calendars - it did make me smile loads. 

Our children can teach us a lot, and we still have a lot learn😉

Avril

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2 minutes ago, Adawn47 said:

Our children can teach us a lot, and we still have a lot learn😉

Avril

We don't normally start our Christmas celebrations so early as the children end up on the ceiling by the end of term, but hey, they deserve it this year so let them all get excited and have a wonderful 3 weeks together celebrating. (Remind me I said this in 3 weeks time ............ am sorting out the Cocodamol headache treatment as I type 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 )

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5 minutes ago, Presto2 said:

We don't normally start our Christmas celebrations so early as the children end up on the ceiling by the end of term, but hey, they deserve it this year so let them all get excited and have a wonderful 3 weeks together celebrating. (Remind me I said this in 3 weeks time ............ am sorting out the Cocodamol headache treatment as I type 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 )

You know that you love it 😇😇

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1 hour ago, kalos said:

 

T’was a month before Christmas,
And all through the town,
People wore masks,
That covered their frown.
The frown had begun
Way back in the Spring,
When a global pandemic
Changed everything.
They called it corona,
But unlike the beer,
It didn’t bring good times,
It didn’t bring cheer.

 

Contagious and deadly,
This virus spread fast,
Like a wildfire that starts
When fuelled by gas.
Airplanes were grounded,
Travel was banned.
Borders were closed
Across air, sea and land.
As the world entered lockdown
To flatten the curve,
The economy halted,
And folks lost their nerve.

 

From March to July
We rode the first wave,
People stayed home,
They tried to behave.
When summer emerged
The lockdown was lifted.
But away from caution,
Many folks drifted.
Now it’s November
And cases are spiking,
Wave two has arrived,
Much to our disliking.


Frontline workers,
Doctors and nurses,
Try to save people,
From riding in hearses.

This virus is awful,
This COVID-19.
There isn’t a cure.
There is no vaccine. **
It’s true that this year
Has had sadness a plenty,
We’ll never forget
The year 2020.
And just ‘round the corner -
The holiday season,
But why be merry?
Is there even one reason?
To decorate the house
And put up the tree,
When no one will see it,
No-one but me.

 

But outside my window
The snow gently falls,
And I think to myself,
Let’s deck the halls!
So, I gather the ribbon,
The garland and bows,
As I play those old carols,
My happiness grows.
Christmas ain’t cancelled
And neither is hope.
If we lean on each other,
I know we can cope.   

 

   

 

Stay safe everyone !     :classic_smile:        

(**  Was written before vaccine were found )
 

Fantastic poem, sums 2020 up nicely 

Michelle

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1 hour ago, kalos said:

 

T’was a month before Christmas,
And all through the town,
People wore masks,
That covered their frown.
The frown had begun
Way back in the Spring,
When a global pandemic
Changed everything.
They called it corona,
But unlike the beer,
It didn’t bring good times,
It didn’t bring cheer.

 

Contagious and deadly,
This virus spread fast,
Like a wildfire that starts
When fuelled by gas.
Airplanes were grounded,
Travel was banned.
Borders were closed
Across air, sea and land.
As the world entered lockdown
To flatten the curve,
The economy halted,
And folks lost their nerve.

 

From March to July
We rode the first wave,
People stayed home,
They tried to behave.
When summer emerged
The lockdown was lifted.
But away from caution,
Many folks drifted.
Now it’s November
And cases are spiking,
Wave two has arrived,
Much to our disliking.


Frontline workers,
Doctors and nurses,
Try to save people,
From riding in hearses.

This virus is awful,
This COVID-19.
There isn’t a cure.
There is no vaccine. **
It’s true that this year
Has had sadness a plenty,
We’ll never forget
The year 2020.
And just ‘round the corner -
The holiday season,
But why be merry?
Is there even one reason?
To decorate the house
And put up the tree,
When no one will see it,
No-one but me.

 

But outside my window
The snow gently falls,
And I think to myself,
Let’s deck the halls!
So, I gather the ribbon,
The garland and bows,
As I play those old carols,
My happiness grows.
Christmas ain’t cancelled
And neither is hope.
If we lean on each other,
I know we can cope.   

 

   

 

Stay safe everyone !     :classic_smile:        

(**  Was written before vaccine were found )
 

Very good and very apt.

 

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1 hour ago, kalos said:

 

T’was a month before Christmas,
And all through the town,
People wore masks,
That covered their frown.
The frown had begun
Way back in the Spring,
When a global pandemic
Changed everything.
They called it corona,
But unlike the beer,
It didn’t bring good times,
It didn’t bring cheer.

 

Contagious and deadly,
This virus spread fast,
Like a wildfire that starts
When fuelled by gas.
Airplanes were grounded,
Travel was banned.
Borders were closed
Across air, sea and land.
As the world entered lockdown
To flatten the curve,
The economy halted,
And folks lost their nerve.

 

From March to July
We rode the first wave,
People stayed home,
They tried to behave.
When summer emerged
The lockdown was lifted.
But away from caution,
Many folks drifted.
Now it’s November
And cases are spiking,
Wave two has arrived,
Much to our disliking.


Frontline workers,
Doctors and nurses,
Try to save people,
From riding in hearses.

This virus is awful,
This COVID-19.
There isn’t a cure.
There is no vaccine. **
It’s true that this year
Has had sadness a plenty,
We’ll never forget
The year 2020.
And just ‘round the corner -
The holiday season,
But why be merry?
Is there even one reason?
To decorate the house
And put up the tree,
When no one will see it,
No-one but me.

 

But outside my window
The snow gently falls,
And I think to myself,
Let’s deck the halls!
So, I gather the ribbon,
The garland and bows,
As I play those old carols,
My happiness grows.
Christmas ain’t cancelled
And neither is hope.
If we lean on each other,
I know we can cope.   

 

   

 

Stay safe everyone !     :classic_smile:        

(**  Was written before vaccine were found )
 

At my next Book Club Zoom meeting we each have to read a favourite poem.I might just 'borrow' yours to read

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1 hour ago, ann141 said:

At my next Book Club Zoom meeting we each have to read a favourite poem.I might just 'borrow' yours to read

I hope you can get through the last bit without crying, because I couldn't😢 

Avril

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3 hours ago, SarahHben said:

I agree, I feel much more wary out and about locally at the moment than I did before.
My husband, son and I walked to Hempstead Valley yesterday and got a few bits from Sainsburys, Boots and M&S before all the shops open on Wednesday, figured it would be much less busy. Youngest daughter is a little bit nervous about going back to work there later this week. The COVID rate in our immediate area fluctuates but is currently around 3 times the national average.

 

I’ll be going to Hempstead next Monday for my flu jab. I’ve got an early appointment, so I’m hoping it’ll be fairly quiet. Then we’ll go to M&S for some food that we want - after that, I hope to stay under the radar for several weeks. 

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47 minutes ago, Adawn47 said:

I hope you can get through the last bit without crying, because I couldn't😢 

Avril

 

Awww bless :classic_smile:

 

 

17 minutes ago, ann141 said:

I will need another poem on standby, just in case!

 

If you get stuck Anne please feel free to use this one ..

By a little known poet called Kalos  :classic_wacko: :classic_unsure:.....

 

There once was a site called cruise critic, 
where most of the posters were arthritic,
Most never did moan  cos they're not on there own 
and for that reason I think they're terrific .   :classic_biggrin:

 

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5 hours ago, indiana123 said:

Its getting scary here.. I live in the worst place in England for Covid.

 

Rumour has it that most cases here are in our three prisons with very high percentages of infections stated, but I don't know  if it is that thats not helping the figures or if its in the general population.

 

I did say some weeks ago about a lady I know who borrowed a friend's COPD lanyard because she didn't fancy a mask.  She had some weird ideas.  I think the message got through eventually but perhaps people like that helped put our small community where we are now.

 

I'm not going out the door!


I’ve been lying low for ages, only going out shopping and more recently delivering newspapers and fresh clothes to the hospital for my dad four times a week. It usually works okay, I call the ward as I approach the entrance then someone comes up to reception to collect my delivery and hand over any washing. As such I have no contact with anyone apart from the messenger, however on Sunday a chap walked up to me and croaked “Do you know where I go for a COVID test.” I immediately backed away and said “No!” 😱 

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1 hour ago, Dermotsgirl said:

I’ll be going to Hempstead next Monday for my flu jab. I’ve got an early appointment, so I’m hoping it’ll be fairly quiet. Then we’ll go to M&S for some food that we want - after that, I hope to stay under the radar for several weeks. 

I’ve got an evening appointment for mine on Thursday so hopefully that will be quiet too.

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It’s horrible when people are suffering and even worse when children have health issues so I hope that things improve for those of you who are experiencing additional challenges on top of Covid problems. 
 

The run up to Christmas was always the best time of year for me as a pupil and as a teacher. Hectic but great fun. It’s sad to think that there’s no singing this year, no concert for parents or holding a service in the local chapel. No community events. For me, that’s much worse than pubs having to close early!! 

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1 hour ago, SarahHben said:

I’ve got an evening appointment for mine on Thursday so hopefully that will be quiet too.

I have to go into Rainham to collect my repeat prescription but apart from that there is no need to visit any shops. Luckily I have a weekly Tesco delivery with slots reserved up to xmas but still try to go for a daily walk. I do miss my regular visit to Costa in Hempstead Valley for a bit of people watching. I like the toast as well. They threatened ( in a friendly way) to throw me out  a few years ago for telling everyone how many calories were in the cakes 😈 😁

 

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10 hours ago, davecttr said:

Luckily I have a weekly Tesco delivery with slots reserved up to xmas

 

 

Can I ask how that works?   Can you book without actually placing an order at booking time or do you  have to make up mock orders in advance then edit them nearer the time?  Thanks

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1 minute ago, indiana123 said:

 

 

Can I ask how that works?   Can you book without actually placing an order at booking time or do you  have to make up mock orders in advance then edit them nearer the time?  Thanks

You do need to put some items onto your order, but if you use Your Favourites feature, this enables you to put down most of your regular items then, if you print it off, all you need to do is add items to your list and then update your order the day before delivery. 

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Thank you.

 

A little aside.. I did an order (its a very cold store!!) which had £10 off.  It was a one day deal.

 

The day before delivery I went in to add some bits and the £10 off disappeared.  It seemed like I couldn't edit a special deal even though I ordered on the day!  I hope that makes sense.

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10 hours ago, davecttr said:

Luckily I have a weekly Tesco delivery with slots reserved up to xmas but still try to go for a daily walk. I do miss my regular visit to Costa in Hempstead Valley for a bit of people watching. I like the toast as well. They threatened ( in a friendly way) to throw me out  a few years ago for telling everyone how many calories were in the cakes 😈 😁

 

 

This made me laugh.  One of my favourite USA chains is the Cheesecake Factory, but we only ever have lunch there because the dinner portions are enormous.  I felt quite smug because I always chose a chicken salad (with a fried onion topping 😁) and then they started printing the calories on the menu.  My lunchtime salad had more than 1200 calories!!

 

Being Mrs Smug, as well as mrsgoggins, I will add that my Tesco slots are booked until 7th January 😊

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