• @miapatrick I’m more of a Rice Krispies person myself.

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick   I have a very talkative brain myself so I sympathize and I share your insomnia.   @dalekbuster523  We tend to go for pizza or Chinese food , maybe because they are both good for breakfast.

  • @miapatrick I never really tend to go out that late. When I’m on holiday, I have been out as late as midnight sometimes, if I’ve gone to a show or at a theme park such as Disneyland Paris, but I’m way more conservative than most people. Others go out to all hours and get wasted, whereas I’m like ‘I want to stay in and watch Ant and Dec on the…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick oh jeepers, I shouldn’t laugh about The Brain and Me! You should must write a novel! You put up with a hellava lot & still make jokes? Amazing. I hope you chase up those darn urologists. Widening the plumbing….sounds somewhat painful 🙁

    @whisht Ah, the boy will survive. Thane The Boy Who Lives (a bit much?).

    Denmark? DENMARK??…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missrori  @whisht

    Absolutely great advice from Whisht & others. it’s true: life aint fair. I’m real lucky that due to Crohns I have “self isolation down pat” -as my niece said when COVID blew in.

    That was just after devastating fires where thousands of people & animals were displaced. Entire towns with huge histories gone overnight even though…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick

    Yes, I saw video of the goats! Llandudno hits the national news!

    Typical nosy goats – no humans around so we’ll trot down from the headland and take a look, ooh, tasty flowers! And typical of a small dog. In their doggy minds they are equal to any challenge and if necessary, they’ll bring the goat down by the kneecaps.

    Glad you held…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @Miapatrick

    This is somewhat belated, but commiserations and all best wishes to you both, that you get safely through this anxious and difficult time.

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick Yeah, it’s the not knowing the timescale that makes it worse. There was an article on NHS England’s response in the Spectator this week by Dr Max Pemberton which is simultaneously reassuring and scary. Reassuring because they are gearing up to do everything they can; scary because they don’t yet know how long they’ll have to be in…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 – soooooo good to hear from you. Really really good. Hope you’re keeping well.

    @miapatrick – really sorry to hear about your situation. I have no wise words, or advice or anything of use. Others here have said far wiser and compassionate things so just know that even the tongue-tied and those who never post and simply read are thinking o…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick   I am glad you still have a sense of humour in this horrible time.I think that may be the only way to get through this sh*t storm, that and binge watching Doctor Who of course. My husband wakes up far too early and watches the news, so when I get up I am deluged with bad news before I finish my 1st coffee. Wait till I am finished b…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick I am so sorry to see this news about your significant other. I hope this is temporary, and once this thing settles down (as we all hope it will do), his treatments will resume. But I know it must be hard to think so far forward into the future, and even more difficult to keep from worrying about the present.

    @thane16 Good to see you!…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick Yes I am envious of all those people who are finding they have more time. I too have less. WE have had to go out almost every day this week to stock up because we can no longer buy enough on our one weekly shopping trip. So much for limiting shopping. The restrictions make that impossible because they make no allowance for larger…[Read more]

  • Nightingale replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick

    Really sorry to hear you’ve been left in such a horrendous situation. My mother has been left in a similar position. I think this virus has become a measure of where we’re at, socially and institutionally, and the lack of wiggle room in the latter (and the gobsmacking selfishness of the former) doesn’t bode well as a dry run for the…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @rob

    You must always gird your loins when speaking with lions. I recall an exam question in the defunct Naplan Testing  asking for definitions/explanations of girding one’s loins. Some answers included: lock the zoo permanently; keep the lions in a separate cage; always wear Y-fronts; consider the holy, naked body as a temple &, ironically,…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick. Sorry to hear about your S/O It is a difficult call for hospitals right now. Our neighbour is currently on chemo and I am concerned about her. It is a double whammy, at higher risk from Covid19 and at risk from the suspension of cancer treatment. Hoping it does work out for your partner.

    Still feels like we are on the edge of the…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick

    Really sorry to hear that. Sending warmest thoughts and hoping you and yours and doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances…

  • @miapatrick

    I can only offer sympathy and admiration in equal measure.

    In these times (indeed any time) Who sends us a very simple message:

     

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick

    I’m really sorry to hear that. I do know some cancer treatments affect the immune system, so it could well be that they’re cancelling treatments because they’re balancing the medium term progression against the short term chance of dying from Coronavirus.

    Or it just could be that all their beds are full (or they expect them to be…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Have six ranting Young Adults in the room so not really able to concentrate on the posts above but want to add my endorsement to the suggestion of doing a “Day of the Doctor” re watch. If I may dare, (not having read the relevant posts) can we also do a watch or re watch of The Five-ish Doctors Reboot. (I don’t recall if we ever did a viewing of…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @bluesqueakpip (and @miapatrick)

    Glad to hear you’re hopefully in recovery mode now. We’re in self-isolation mode now and I’ve had to conduct the last of my lectures and seminars via online technologies. Which has all worked out pretty well so I wouldn’t be surprised if this becomes increasingly standard in the future.

    Books and TV bingeing are…[Read more]

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