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Good Morning Friday

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12Michael Fri 27-Mar-20 06:17:45

Good Morning Everyone,
Yet another bright start to the day here in Brackley.
Have lost a few kilos in weight this week, with a sore throat etc, which was making it hard to digest anything, I took a lemsip last night which has worked , plus a few nose bleeds as well.
With the lockdown ,spoiling a pleasures of going out anywhere .
Where I live restrictions have come into force as to 2M distancing, community lounge and kitchen out of bounds .
So its room only apart from local shop/bank .
As yet to get a letter if I am one billions who then would have stay put due to medications etc I am type 2 Diabetes but manage to control, plus other tablets like blood pressure, and things all under control .

suzette1613 Fri 27-Mar-20 06:37:46

Good morning Mick, I hope you feel a lot better later.
I am type 2 diabetic also, well under control thankfully.
I also have enough tablets to last me for a few weeks.
The weather here is cloudy but dry, it may develop into another good day, lovely to look at from the window, even if going outside is impossible.

Kalu Fri 27-Mar-20 06:38:04

Good morning Mick and all to follow. Another grey skies day in Glasgow so a faff around the house day ahead.

Awake at 1.30am as I could hear the cat running about then discovered she had brought a mouse in to play with. Hoping they would tire themselves out I eventually left them to it
Back downstairs at 2.30, eventually caught an exhausted mouse ran barefoot into the garden an let it go.
Got back to sleep then wide awake at 5.45. I am shattered! No doubt a long snooze is in order later.

Hope everyone is managing as best they can as we all keep making an effort to do everything possible to stay in good health.

MawB Fri 27-Mar-20 06:39:09

Good morning Mick and all to come, I hope you start to feel better soon. Losing a few kilos in a week sounds like too much, too quickly.
Do try sticking to soft foods, soups or stews (get that slow cooker working) and seek help if the throat gets worse.
Glad to say my 8 year old grandson (continuous hacking cough and fever since the weekend 🙁) seems to have perked up and his temperature is back to normal. Just hoping his siblings (9 and 5) and his parents don’t succumb. It’s a sunny morning here in N Bucks but chilly - let us see what the day brings. Wishing you all well.

Scentia Fri 27-Mar-20 06:40:33

Good Morning Mick, and all to come from here in East Staffordshire. Looks cold out there today. Need to go into the factory today to get a pallet ready for collection this morning.
Took my doggie out attached to my push bike for the first time last night and she loved it, so did I. That will be our new exercise as I can no longer run!
I do hope that everyone has the best day possible today and I leave you with my smile to pass along. 😁

Mythbirtthedragon Fri 27-Mar-20 06:46:40

Good morning from east London, blue skies and chilly this morning. Foodbank was closed yesterday as I was the only volunteer available to work. Given we’re an outpost of the main bank in Walthamstow, I assume people are being directed there. Car passed its MOT with a full set of new tyres (mechanic did refer to ‘second mortgage’). The garage was prioritising NHS staff but when my car went in, there were only a couple of other bookings. I was keen to get it done as, even though MOTs are being extended, I’m sure the insurance companies will be imposing strict conditions on renewals without MOT. I checked with DB2, who works in car insurance and they are assessed as being still needing to work. So that makes 3 of my siblings working; DB1 works in ‘waste’ and DS2 is due back at her hospital next week. Choir last night was uplifting, there must have been about 35-40 in that virtual room. Today, I will be catching up with Gareth Malone, inputting some rainfall statistics (article on radio yesterday), updating the COVID app, reading my book club book where I’m running out of time. There’s a little echo in this house that’s saying I could help with rebuilding the compost heap; I’ll give him a chance to get going first. Have a good day.

Oopsadaisy3 Fri 27-Mar-20 06:47:58

Good morning Mick
Hope you start to feel better soon, please stay indoors! and get over your bug .
Frosty start here today, the sky clouded up for a while but it’s clearing now , breeze has dropped so hopefully it will be a sunny day, maybe the last for a while but since when have we believed the weather forecast?
DDs other half is better, he seems to have had all of the symptoms of Covid 19 but fairly mild, so far DD is also ok, he was really poorly, but young, hopefully it won’t be passed onto DD or the children, their quarantine ends soon, but they live in the middle of nowhere anyway so it hasnt had too much impact on them

Have a good day everybody and please stay safe (but get some fresh air, we all need some Vitamin D.)

GrannyGravy13 Fri 27-Mar-20 06:51:56

Goodmorning Mick and all x

Take care of yourself Mick, get that slow cooker going!!

MawB good news regarding your GS.

It's trying to brighten up here in S E Essex, which lifts ones spirit. Going to do an online exercise class this morning, then some ironing and sort out/thoroughly clean the fridge (which when written down seems incredibly boringconfused)

Keep safe and well folks x

Curlywhirly Fri 27-Mar-20 06:55:38

Good morning from another sunny day here in Cheshire. It was glorious yesterday, and got quite hot at midday. Finally got around to washing my car, I can't remember the last time I washed it, as I usually go to the car wash. We both took the dog for a long walk along the tow path yesterday, met a few people, but we all kept our distance. I was out in the garden and could hear himself pottering about in the kitchen; when I went in to see what he was doing he proudly imformed me that he was making some soup. Well, that's very helpful, except he had used every single vegetable that was in the fridge! So much for the meals I had planned! So off shopping today for the first time since lockdown, not only to replace the veg, but have started running low on lots of other things, lets hope the supermarket is well stocked. Went outside at 8.00pm last night to clap for the NHS workers; was sad to see only 2 other neighbours had bothered; but did see on FB that lots of my friends and the whole streets they lived in had made the effort. Bravo to all those selfless workers, they deserve every penny and much more that they are paid. Lets hope when this is over that they and all other key workers get tbe recognition they deserve. Take care everyone, keep safe.

vena11 Fri 27-Mar-20 06:56:32

Good morning from a cold sunny Bristol.
Mick you take care .
Did not sleep great last night I have been awake for hours so no point in lying in bed,its going to be a long day.
I hope all have a good day.

cornergran Fri 27-Mar-20 06:57:26

Morning Mick, morning All. Cold, bright and sunny with a little frost on the grass in our corner of Somerset. Pleased to hear family improvements maw and oopsadaisy, look after yourself mick, do seek advice if the throat doesn’t improve. Soup making and admin for me, a need for Mr C to remove excess paint from glass then as long a walk as we can manage. Hope Friday is gentle with us all, stay safe and well.

BlueSapphire Fri 27-Mar-20 06:59:08

Good morning everyone from a sunny and frosty morning in Northampton. Take care Mick and hope you feel better soon.

I have been up for ages; DDIL is now working from home and they would like to borrow my study desk and chair; they have tried ordering online, but the waiting time is 22 weeks! Couldn't sleep so I got up early, and managed to move desk and chair to just outside the back door (so they wouldn't have to come in), awaiting collection - today, I thought, but now DS has just told me they can't pick it up till tomorrow! Hope it doesn't rain!

So now sitting with a cup of tea, a ginger biscuit and a cat on my lap, planning today. A curry to put in the slow cooker, and then more gardening this afternoon.

Did anyone go out to clap last night? Only two of us in our close, but we could hear a lot of shouting and cheering coming from surrounding streets.a

Take care everyone.

Beechnut Fri 27-Mar-20 07:01:25

Good Morning everyone. It’s a frosty bright start once again on Severnside.

It’s a significant date today and as I’m unable to carry out my original plans under the circumstances I still plan to put on my best togs, have a special meal, facetime DD and raise a toast.

Hope you all have the best time you can x 💐 🏍🏍🎂🍷🏍🏍

NfkDumpling Fri 27-Mar-20 07:05:17

Morning All

Yet another brilliant morning here in the north of Norfolk. No contrails to been seen as yet. There were a few yesterday and it was like a science lesson watching how they expanded and clouded the sky.

Just before eight o’clock last night, we heard a noise from outside in the road and went out. Stood on our front door step and joined in the clapping and cheering up and down the street. It was very moving. I hadn’t expected anyone to appear as, although everyone is happy to pass the time of day, people around here are there if you need help but otherwise keep to themselves.

We should be waking up in Somerset this morning in our little van, but instead will be sorting out the fence where it blew down in the gales!

BlueBelle Fri 27-Mar-20 07:05:31

Good morning all looks a beautiful sunny start to the day but haven’t been out yet
So what shall I do today ? More gardening more tidying more tv more emails ? Getting tedious but hey ho only another three months to go
Yes I went out and clapped last night I wish we could have a weekly ‘go to your front door thingy’ something to look forward to in the monotony

Nortsat Fri 27-Mar-20 07:05:59

Good morning Mick and the GM team.
Sorry to hear about your throat Mick. I think Lemsip are really good and quite comforting, glad they worked for you.
Scentia it would be lovely to see a photo of you cycling whilst exercising your dog 🐕

I am on day 11 of ‘shielding’, being in a high risk group. My partner is off to Waitrose for a top up shop. I would love to go with him ... suddenly a top up shop sounds like a nice activity.

Thinking about our Easter menu ... not quite sure how that will work.

Sorry to read on other threads about GNs worries with parents, vulnerable loved ones and missing DGC. These are strange days... Good thoughts to all, especially those in sick bay. 💐💐 (its another day for double flowers)

Lins1066 Fri 27-Mar-20 07:07:30

Good Morning Mick and all. It is a cold and sunny start here on the S Welsh coast.
We were on the doorstep last evening at 8pm to applaud the NHS workers, most neighbours were out. When DH was putting the recycling out before that, a young neighbouring couple shouted across to him to let them know if we needed anything. That was kind of them.
Our lawnmower has been MOT'd and was returned by a local firm yesterday morning, it is the first time I have anti- bac 'd ( if that's the right spelling) a lawnmower!
I hope that Friday is safe and kind for us all.

aggie Fri 27-Mar-20 07:11:40

Good Morning all, I hope your throat is better today Michael
Cold but no frost this morning, I hope it brightens later , the garden is ignoring the virus and looking cheerful, with Aubretia , primula and daffodils one bright red anemone just outside my window

Maybelater2020 Fri 27-Mar-20 07:13:30

Good morning to you all from a cold but sunny Chester. Hope it turns out to be as warm as yesterday. I have been awake since 5.00 coughing, so thought I might try my luck at online grocery shopping, no luck. I will have to manage over the weekend and brave the shops next week. Another quiet day for me doing very little. I will sit in the sun and read and just enjoy being alive. Take care all.

kittylester Fri 27-Mar-20 07:20:45

Morning all from a cold, frosty and misty North Leicestershire.

We went out for the applause but were disappointed that not many of our neighbours did the same.

I had an awful night's sleep as did DH - no idea why.

Glad that DGS is getting better, maw. Mick please take care.

Sending love and hugs to gilly but wish I could do more

Sark Fri 27-Mar-20 07:23:47

Good Morning everyone from a sunny Oxfordshire
Beechnut wine
The clapping last night was lovely I thought.
My cousin is a paramedic and is in hospital with the virus ... we are keeping fingers crossed for him.
For some reason my post would not work yesterday so hopefully this one will!
Best wishes to all

brook2704 Fri 27-Mar-20 07:24:38

Good morning everybody from a dry cold morning in Inverness with sun just trying to peep through the clouds
Mick please look after yourself, I’m so sorry you’re limited to your room but please come back on here for chats, company and support
Our little cul de sac all came out to clap last night , it was quite touching with neighbours enthusiastically waving from their front doors
I’m actually quite enjoying my daily walks from home and seeing local things I’d not noticed before.
I hope everyone is managing to get through these difficult days in the best way they can
Good news MawB 👍
Have a the best day you can Beechnut and good for you for getting your best togs on !
Take care everyone 💐

dragonfly46 Fri 27-Mar-20 07:25:52

Good morning from a murky Leicestershire.

Most of our street came out to clap at 8 last night. It was very moving.

I ordered the wrong dog food from Amazon so that is going to have to be sent back at great expense. Does anyone recommend a good carrier?

Kalu Fri 27-Mar-20 07:32:40

I like what you did there kitty. Going out for the applause as opposed to going out for the clap! 😂🤭

Brunette10 Fri 27-Mar-20 07:33:09

Good Morning from a very dull and drizzly Fife. Not much planned for today apart from collecting prescription hopefully and our usual daily walk. Did some batch cooking again yesterday so def enough food for a while and won't need to do that dreadful shop as I did yesterday. Only 2 did the clapping last night in our street we were one of them, I was disappointed at the turnout. Everyone seems to be so far handling our dreadful situation, keep it up folks and I said before we shall get through it. Look after yourselves everyone - thinking of you all with extended worries.