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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 18 Feb 2020, 19:48 
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... hay-on-wye

BBC link above. It looks pretty grim there :cry: .

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Most of the bookshops are pretty high up compared to where the river is. Last time we went past the Children;s Bookshop at Christmastime the fields roundabout were pretty flooded so they might have problems.


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On a far more selfish note... How come my bank was happy when I bought Ukrainian airline and Moldovan train tickets online but throws a fit over German train tickets?

It's been very wet and windy here too, my 25 mile commute has been a bit scary at times.


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Maybe they have an issue with German-speaking countries! Mine was fine with Hungary but made me do some authentication thing by text when I booked something in Austria :roll: .

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We have no heating or hot water for the third time in 2020. This won't be fixed until sometime on Monday and I am not a CS girl and it's just too darn cold for cold showers :(


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Oh no :cry: . Can you get/borrow a portable heater? Not much help with the water, but at least it might keep you warm.

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Thanks, Alison! I couldn't (no one has one and I don't have much room to fit one to be honest). I have hot water now :-)


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Glad to hear that roversgirl.


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Andrew will not be pleased. Fortunately, it missed the keyboard.

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Sorry, jennie - what did?


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There hasn't been very much mouse activity in my bedroom recently, and hopefully the major problem they have been for quite a long time (horrid droppings all over the floor, and some things chewed), is largely or entirely gone. But I fear they may come back in force again, two baited kill traps have just been ignored.

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When I suddenly and totally unexpectedly vomited the entire contents of my stomach onto the worktop on which stands the computer and its assembled gubbins.

A very unpleasant surprise.

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Good heavens, yes - how awful. Hope you made a quick recovery, jennie.


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Get well soon!


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We have been trying to get my father (who doesn't live near any of us) organised over the over-70s lockdown.

A couple of the family have gone through the grocery delivery options (including veg. box companies that do other essentials) or he could stay with one or other of us.

Today, he's decided that what he wants to do is stay where he is (which is fine, that's probably what I would want to do) but for the family to send him food parcels.

This is not really an practical alternative


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Victoria wrote:
We have been trying to get my father (who doesn't live near any of us) organised over the over-70s lockdown.
...Today, he's decided that what he wants to do is stay where he is (which is fine, that's probably what I would want to do) but for the family to send him food parcels.

This is not really an practical alternative
What, by raven, like Elijah?


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Could one of you do an on-line shop for delivery to your father? We have done that for my dad occasionally.


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Noreen wrote:
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but for the family to send him food parcels.

This is not really an practical alternative
What, by raven, like Elijah?


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Could one of you do an on-line shop for delivery to your father? We have done that for my dad occasionally.


At the minute, I am unclear why he doesn't want to do this himself. He banks online; he buys books online so it is not as if he can't nor is there an issue with him being able to afford it. There must be some kind of underlying concern of which we are not aware.


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Could one of you do an on-line shop for delivery to your father? We have done that for my dad occasionally.


At the minute, I am unclear why he doesn't want to do this himself. He banks online; he buys books online so it is not as if he can't nor is there an issue with him being able to afford it. There must be some kind of underlying concern of which we are not aware.


I wonder if perhaps it might because when he does his banking or buys books on line, he's dealing with one item, or perhaps two or three in the case of books, and in any case, by now both websites are familiar territory. He might find the idea of finding his way through a completely new on-line environment, and probably trying to order a quantity of items at once to be too much for him. I know I just did an on-line grocery order myself (not in the UK but for the same reason.) Although I've used the site before, it was a while ago. I certainly found it fazed me at first, until I remembered how it worked.


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