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by Flo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9681

Re: Self Isolation

Someone in the hairdressers today said that if all the over 70s self isolate, what happens when they all reappear and the virus is still about? Another sudden rise in cases and deaths? It's a thought.
by Flo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 17818

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Fine, I am now organised enough to be able to be self sufficient for 12 weeks after a couple of days running around. I'm fit enough so far as I know, no underlying health issues. So - I'll sort of continue with the growing as the plots are big enough for us to be able to keep our distance and avoid ...
by Flo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 3868

Re: Allotment the 2nd

:mrgreen: Two good knees and a strong back as well?
by Flo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9681

Re: Self Isolation

I have no health issues at all except that I'm 74 with one replace knee and the other knee that needs replacing. I suspect that elective surgery like that will be ignored for the rest of this year and well into next. That's not going to be affected by self isolation. At the moment there's a definite...
by Flo
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 23
Views: 3868

Re: Allotment the 2nd

You got a good spade and fork?
by Flo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 17818

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

I want to know how the self isolation will be enforced. I don't want to laugh but it's the daughter who has been told to self isolate and work from home (long story about sitting next to a suspected case who is not sick enough to be tested despite being an A&E nurse last week). At least she can be t...
by Flo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 17818

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Give me some lessons on how to be self sufficient if the government asks all of us over 70s to self isolate at home for up to 12 weeks in the near future. That's going to wreck the allotments in the growing season. The back garden may produce a few tomatoes, aubergines and peppers in the longer term.
by Flo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11963

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Now I'm beginning to see the downside of being over 70. Ye great British government is threatening us 70s and over to stay at home and self isolate for up to 12 weeks. Most of the pensioners who use the buses locally shop little and often for fresh stuff and are not the people who empty the supermar...
by Flo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11963

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Well I do hope she bought enough loo rolls and hand sanitiser as well. Can you get a grocery delivery to the doorstep if you need stuff?
by Flo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11963

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Good luck with that Viper. Even if it's Friday 13th.
by Flo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11963

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Will that link cause panic buying of nettles?
by Flo
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11963

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Well there was an interesting delivery from T***o. Yes everything was there as I didn't order loo rolls. But the driver was a youngster born in 1987 so had to have the using newspapers for toilet roll in the old days explained. He didn't realise that outdoor toilets survived into the last 50 or so y...
by Flo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 17818

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Well the virus scare is certainly showing up some strange habits with regard to self sufficiency. Complete and utter chaos - I mean, toilet rolls scarcity? Don't we buy newspapers anymore?
by Flo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11963

Emptying the supermarket shelves

Couple of days back T***o was in the news for limiting various items due to panic buying because of the coronavirus scare - you know people being told to stay home for 2 weeks. Now I'm pretty good at providing a lot of fruit and veg for myself - well usually except I defrosted the freezer by mistake...
by Flo
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 17818

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

OK, I'm done, you can have your thread back Flo. :roll: :lol: On another note, my peppers and tomatoes are looking pretty good. :cheers: Dunno - if you can't get the homestead right because of traffic there's no likelihood of proper self sufficientish. If tourists are stopping you then - well it's ...