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Old 02-11-2020, 18:55   #6616
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

I accumulated stock over the summer, just in case, so plenty of pasta etc in the cupboards and full freezers. Good stock of toilet rolls as well.
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I accumulated stock over the summer, just in case, so plenty of pasta etc in the cupboards and full freezers. Good stock of toilet rolls as well.
I'm self sufficient in pumpkins, parsnips, potatoes and chard atm, will be all winter. My winter crops have been planted too. Haven't managed to grow bog rolls yet....
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Old 02-11-2020, 20:34   #6618
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Use the chard...
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I'm self sufficient in pumpkins, parsnips, potatoes and chard atm, will be all winter. My winter crops have been planted too. Haven't managed to grow bog rolls yet....
Many,many years ago when I was a Girl Guide on my first camp we were told that Dock leaves make a good alternative to loo rolls as, if used enthusiastically, the leaves release a moist sap which has a cooling, soothing effect on the skin.

Never tried using them, but you could always grow a few for emergencies.
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:28   #6620
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:39   #6621
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Well we are OK on rice especially glutinous and Thai. Should be OK for moment on Basmati, not sure on pasta.
Stocked up on some things back in April at Costco but it's getting time to buy loo rolls again. These lockdowns do seem to coincide with when we need to buy.
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Old 03-11-2020, 15:52   #6622
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

I finally went to sign for JSA yesterday, oh no not that simple it has to be done online.

I did that this morning, and of course they phoned when I was in the loo, the number appears to be a one-way one, as I can't call it back.
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:56   #6623
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

I phoned the JSA number, they can't do anything as I'm not in the system, and I have to wait for a phone call.

So for the next 6 hours I'm stuffed, I can't do a food shop before lockdown, go to the loo or cook food.

Why can't they give a poxy time, I mean delivery companies can give a time range for delivery?
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Old 04-11-2020, 11:33   #6624
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I phoned the JSA number, they can't do anything as I'm not in the system, and I have to wait for a phone call.

So for the next 6 hours I'm stuffed, I can't do a food shop before lockdown, go to the loo or cook food.

Why can't they give a poxy time, I mean delivery companies can give a time range for delivery?

You're complaining about something entirely preventable had you only researched how to claim?
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You're complaining about something entirely preventable had you only researched how to claim?
You can only claim on line which I did, i was in the loo when my phone rang, I tried to call the number back I believe it's on way as it doesn't work.

I've been waiting a another call with out luck.

I guess I'm going to have to redo the process, thay haven't even sent me an email.
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Maybe this belongs in CV thread and is trivial compared to some in here but was at the farmer's market yesterday and both sellers of game said this could be last week of fresh birds and maybe few still to come. This is because lockdown has closed shoots and when allowed to resume (if) would be limited to 11 people so may not restart.
OK so why should those monied toffs get a let off but look at it this way -
birds were reared/protected earlier in the year - like farming you can't just pause things,
the money would pay to keep estates going rather than seeing them sold off and developed,
there are lots of people employed in the industry
most birds shot are not taken by those shooting, they end up at markets where they are cheap (4 pheasants for £10 - 5 at end of season) - more jobs/businesses at risk.

And what are the risks of groups of people, distanced out, outside to spreading CV19 anyway?
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

This story is annoying, I didn't know the term "Black" is OK but "Coloured" isn't.


Using the latter makes you a racist apparently, even I didn't know this.


https://news.sky.com/video/fa-chairm...oured-12129210
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

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You can only claim on line which I did, i was in the loo when my phone rang, I tried to call the number back I believe it's on way as it doesn't work.

I've been waiting a another call with out luck.

I guess I'm going to have to redo the process, thay haven't even sent me an email.
They'll call back eventually, I'm shocked they only tried once. Me, they call 3 or 4 times before giving up.
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This story is annoying, I didn't know the term "Black" is OK but "Coloured" isn't.


Using the latter makes you a racist apparently, even I didn't know this.


https://news.sky.com/video/fa-chairm...oured-12129210
It's been that way for a while. Not sure exactly when it changed here, but I suspect it's from the racists in the US using "Coloureds" as a racist slur in the 50s and 60s.
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Black is a colour. “coloured” is othering of black people because it suggests that it’s them that are different, or have had something done to them.

We are all coloured. We are not all black.

I’m a sort of mottled pink, but ‘white’ fits well enough. Either way, I’m definitely coloured, otherwise you’d be able to see my innards. Although come to think of it, that would still have a colour ...
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