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Outpourings / Re: Oops, our bad, children probably are driving the pandemic
« Last post by Roger Kettle on February 20, 2021, 08:49:18 PM »
The Cheltenham Festival and the football matches you mention should never have gone ahead. However, like all the information we get today, the figures that the NHS data analysts have "calculated" should not be taken as concrete. There was no lockdown at the time. What if the hundreds of thousands of spectators involved had spread around the country, going about their normal business? Would the infections and deaths have been higher/lower/the same? Who knows? It's a bit bold to state categorically that these events cost over a hundred lives and 17,000 infections.
Incidentally, my wife and I had our first jabs yesterday. I certainly didn't feel great today but my wife had nausea, headaches, exhaustion and kept going back to bed. (This is unheard of from my good lady who regards any form of feeling unwell as an insult). I trust it will be worthwhile in the end!
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Outpourings / Re: Pancakes?
« Last post by Roger Kettle on February 20, 2021, 08:16:22 PM »
Hugely impressive, mate!
When I mentioned bridies earlier, I was being tongue-in-cheek. I doubt if I've tasted one for about 35 years. Delicious as they are, they certainly don't fall under the "healthy" category and it was around that time I started to eat a bit more sensibly. I can't remember the last time I had a pie or pastry in any form and it really doesn't bother me. I'm also lucky that I don't have a sweet tooth so the likes of cakes, chocolate, biscuits and desserts have little appeal for me. Yes, I still eat meat but it's grilled or roasted and reasonably limited. Please don't think I'm being sanctimonious about this---this is just the way I am and there are no sacrifices involved. Be SLIGHTLY sensible and eat what you like. Life's too short to deprive yourself of anything!
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Outpourings / Re: Oops, our bad, children probably are driving the pandemic
« Last post by Mince on February 20, 2021, 12:35:08 PM »
Perhaps places such as Taiwan and Australia (where Melbourne was under lockdown for 112 days) listened better and had a better plan. They also probably would not have tolerated a Cheltenham festival. I don't know and I dare say it's all more complicated than I am making it out to be. But the truth is that much could have been done that was not. Now we'll never know.

NHS data analysts Edge Health have calculated the impact of the Cheltenham festival, along with the two big football matches played in Manchester and Liverpool that same week, and found that together they caused over 100 deaths, 500 hospitalisations and 17,000 infections.
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Outpourings / Re: Pancakes?
« Last post by Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on February 19, 2021, 08:55:38 PM »
I finally got round to Pancake Day after a couple of postponements, and have just demolished this vegan feast! Absolutely delicious it was, too! I know they talk you through the recipe and provide all the ingredients, but I'm still unashamedly proud of myself. I sent a picture to my eldest daughter (who donated the voucher), and her only criticism was that if anything, my presentation was too neat in this day of wild-looking creations. Not something that's ever been levelled at my cooking before. Same again tomorrow, then on to the meat dishes...  :P


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Outpourings / Re: Pancakes?
« Last post by Mince on February 19, 2021, 09:34:11 AM »
As lovely as these recipes look, I lack the patience and instead chuck a load of salad, beans, rice, seeds, raisins, nuts and leftovers into a bowl with some mayonnaise and apple sauce. I believe it's called a Buddha Bowl, but after looking up what most people mean by this, I'm calling mine a Lazy Bowl.

Or baked beans, baked potatoes, cheese and chopped red onion.
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Outpourings / Re: Pancakes?
« Last post by Diane CBPFC on February 18, 2021, 11:24:21 PM »
I had to look up what a Bridie is, looks delicious.

Tarqs, glad to see you are experiencing world foods while at home in this pandemic.

I made two chicken pies on Saturday, they were very popular (we have 2 adult children living with us)

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Outpourings / Re: Pancakes?
« Last post by Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on February 17, 2021, 09:28:11 PM »
I hear you, Roger. This is my daughter’s influence, but if I’m honest, after a year of Covid/Lockdown easy meals for one, including Bridies and their like, I’m rather enjoying some healthy eating. Won’t last, I promise!
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Outpourings / Re: Pancakes?
« Last post by Roger Kettle on February 17, 2021, 06:37:32 PM »
Tempeh,,,kimchi fried rice...Jambalaya...
Pull yourself together, man, and get a Forfar bridie.
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Outpourings / Re: Pancakes?
« Last post by Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on February 17, 2021, 06:02:06 PM »
(PS - found a Chicken Jambalaya ping meal at the back of my fridge, two days past its 'use by' date. Pancake Day is now tomorrow)  8)
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Outpourings / Re: Pancakes?
« Last post by Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on February 17, 2021, 01:10:53 PM »
Live long and prosper!
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