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Outpourings / Re: Cabin Fever?
« Last post by Max on February 08, 2021, 09:55:58 PM »
Roger, yes it was, I've had the series for years just never got round to watching it.
This time round I know the characters from the books.
If you get a spare 5 minutes Google Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone, Congressional Medal of Honour winner.  (y)
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Outpourings / Re: Cabin Fever?
« Last post by Roger Kettle on February 08, 2021, 09:44:31 PM »
Max, I meant to say that the "Pacific" series was extremely well done. I can't be bothered to check but I think it was produced by the same team who gave us the excellent "Band of Brothers". (Spielberg and Hanks).
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Outpourings / Re: Cabin Fever?
« Last post by Max on February 08, 2021, 08:50:54 PM »
As for practice and prepare, we just had a power cut.
I discovered I have 11 torches, more if you count our mobile phones.

Wonder how much a portable generator costs?

N.B. cut lasted 30 minutes.   :(
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Outpourings / Re: Cabin Fever?
« Last post by Mince on February 08, 2021, 08:36:14 PM »
Okay, that made me laugh.

The final comment was meant to be a good thing. We were extremely lucky this time round. The UK fatalities are probably going to be half that of the 1918 Spanish Flu, but could just have easily been double. We received a warning and I hope we heed it.
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Outpourings / Re: Cabin Fever?
« Last post by Roger Kettle on February 08, 2021, 06:50:41 PM »
Oh, thank goodness! I was wondering who this optimistic, buoyant person pretending to be Mince was---then I got to the last line!
I particularly enjoyed the double use of the word "much"!
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Outpourings / Re: Cabin Fever?
« Last post by Mince on February 08, 2021, 11:17:52 AM »
The dark times not only have a light at the end of the tunnel with vaccine herd immunity in a few months, but a light within the tunnel, namely:

- people more in touch with family

- carbon emissions reduced  worldwide

- essential workers appreciated

- more sleep (apparently 17 more minutes a day on average)

- more people able to work from home

- good hygiene back in fashion

- decade of advances in vaccines and other medicine

- board games making a comeback

- parents discovering whether homeschooling was workable

- people losing weight and becoming fitter and healthier

- everyone pausing to reconsider what they took for granted


But most importantly the pandemic was the perfect opportunity to:

- practise and prepare for a much much worse pandemic.
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Outpourings / Re: Cabin Fever?
« Last post by Roger Kettle on February 07, 2021, 08:23:16 PM »
So sorry to hear about your friend, Max. It's difficult to comprehend the varying effects this virus has on people---from no symptoms whatsoever to, well, the ultimate. These remain dark times.
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Outpourings / Re: Cabin Fever?
« Last post by Max on February 07, 2021, 12:25:59 PM »
Had my first vaccine injection yesterday, an absolute doddle.
I was in and  out of the hall in 5 minutes, though because I had driven there they asked that I wait 15 minutes in the car before driving home.
My partner has her injection tomorrow morning which is good because we should gain increased resistance at the same time.
The news this morning that the Oxford vaccine (which I had) may be less effective on covid variants is a bit of a pain.

I find that this lockdown has bothered me more than the previous, a bit more depressed, a friend died of Covid two days ago.
I've taken to reading books on WW2 on the Pacific islands, an area I'd never looked at before, will look at the TV series Pacific made a few years ago.
Once the lockdown is lifted I'll book a few small holidays, three or four day trips in the UK.
Don't think abroad is a safe possibility right now, maybe next year.

Glad to hear that you are all mostly ok, hope that it stays that way.

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Outpourings / Re: Cabin Fever?
« Last post by Roger Kettle on February 07, 2021, 09:46:21 AM »
Oh, I can only wish for those -30C balmy days - forecast is -42C for tomorrow.
Good grief. Throw another moose on the fire!
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Outpourings / Re: Cabin Fever?
« Last post by Diane CBPFC on February 07, 2021, 05:49:10 AM »
When you are making your first trip to the pub, I will hopefully be planting my spuds in the garden :-)
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