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  1. Yantan, has your friend registered on the Government list for vulnerable people. Supermarkets will access that list to give priority to them. I think Sainsburys are phoning them and giving them a delivery slot. I think Tesco still have to arrangements in place. Our next delivery slot is 15 April- the first available last week so top up locally as required. My DIL is a shopaholic and missing it so that is her exercise!
  2. We got a delivery slot last week--- for 15 April
  3. to brighten things up I’m sharing this post because I literally laughed till I cried. I’m thinking we all need a laugh these days. This really made me laugh... Read to the end to get the best laugh🤣 have fun! The Middle Wife' by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back. When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome. Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid,takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater. She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday.' 'First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.' She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement. 'Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts going, 'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans. 'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' (Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.) 'My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this.' (Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.) 'And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!' (This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water flowing away. It was too much!)'Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe. They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, so there must be a lot of toys inside there. When he got out, the middle wife spanked him for crawling up in there in the first place.' Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat. I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when it's Show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'Middle Wife' comes along. Now you have two choices...laugh and close this page or pass this along to someone else to spread the laughs. I know what I did!!! Live every day as if it is your LAST chance to make someone laugh.
  4. Cleo is back to her normal self today,thanks. One of the local groups appealed for people with 3D printers to print acetate sheets to be made into face masks. Also people to sew scrubs as they are going through so many.
  5. It is not just the young.Several reports of senior citizens being abusive and ignoring social distance.My DIL had to ask one in Asda to move back a bit as she was right behind her. SHe got a disgusted look. One person asked a man to move back a bit he replied it was okay. He was old enough to die.She told him she was to young to die and he was taken aback. SOme seem to be treating as a joke.
  6. Everybody seems to be spring cleaning out of boredom. Had a nice walk with Cleo. Saw 2 people walking side by side but when they saw ,e they jumped apart! Cleo had had kennel cough. Living in a rural area she is not confronted with lots of germs as there are in Edinburgh with everybody walking their dog round the estate so would have no immunity. There is piece of waste ground at the back of the house between the houses and the retail park. There were three small deer on it this morning. All the estate ground round about is getting built over so they are losing their ground.
  7. Have we scared Jazz away?
  8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-scotland-52052932?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5e8301026d8c9806657fecdf%26This pawsitively awesome commentary was on GMS this morning...%262020-03-31T09%3A15%3A36.178Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:fcd45cfd-b27e-4c81-8d2c-751e6159e382&pinned_post_asset_id=5e8301026d8c9806657fecdf&pinned_post_type=share
  9. There are reports of campervans and caravans heading north on the A9 this weekend. The police were stopping them at Dunkeld and turning them back but some seem to have managed to get through. So many people who consider the rules apply to everybody else but not to them
  10. BBC NEWS A driver flouted the coronavirus lockdown to pick up £15 windows with his wife in the boot of his car. The man, who had bought the windows on eBay, was stopped by police on the M6 in Cheshire on Sunday after collecting his purchase in Salford. Police said his wife had to sit in the boot as she "could not fit in the vehicle" for the return journey to Coventry. North West Motorway Police issued the man with a traffic offence report. After the force tweeted news of the 220-mile round trip people reacted with a mixture of shock and disbelief.
  11. But anything he touches will be contaminated if he is incubating the virus. He has been in shops and could have got the virus on his hands and then spreads it in your house. This is a difficult time for everybody but you should not make up your own rules. WHo will look after your dogs if he and you get ill? THe rules are not just to keep you safe they are to protect the Nhs workers who are putting their lives on the line for us. The sooner everybody abides by the rules the sooner it will be over. Remember it is essential trips only for food and as few as possible so the virus is not spread. IT survives on surfaces for days so can easily be picked up from touching something that is infected and then touching something else will spread it further. THat is why social visits are not allowed. Phone calls, Skype calls but no visits.
  12. Been for my walk with Cleo . it was a chilly morning but the sun has come out and it is pleasant now . People out walking- mostly couples and people walking dogs. Everybody is respecting social distancing. People just out for walks look so uncomfortable doing it. It really looks like 'I have to do this.' They do not look as if they are enjoying walking. One of the members of thee rescue forum I am on is recovering from the virus. She said she did have 24 hours of feeling really bad. But still some people do not get it. People are still flocking out in their cars. Last weekend police sent folks home from Lossiemouth. beach, who had driven there from various other towns. Todays news Police are stopping people from parking at an East Dunbartonshire reservoir popular with dog walkers and runners, citing new social distancing powers to target coronavirus. Officers turned away drivers from Drumclog Moor Car Park, near Milngavie. Police said they encouraged exercise but not driving to beauty spots to do so. They said the majority of people had been co-operative. It comes after reports that the car park was filled with about 20 cars on Saturday with vehicles also parked along the road. The new powers which are in force mean anyone caught flouting the law could face a fine of £60 or even prosecution. Police have been left "in absolute shock" after finding 25 adults and children having a "massive party". Everyone was dispersed and the hosts "dealt with" after social-distancing rules were breached in Derby.
  13. A week of 'staying in ' done. It is hard work remembering what day it is when they are all the same. Each day, when I walk Cleo, there are more and more people walking round the estate carefully avoiding each other. Grandson (8) keeps coming up with great ideas of things he cannot do. He stormed out of the living room the other day because 'that man from England ' was on TV 'AGAIN' He blames Boris for him not being able to go to the cafe for a snack or have a playdate. The first two days all his friends were facetiming each other but the adults got fed up and confiscated the phones! My son and his partner in Romania have to fill a form stating their reason for leaving the house. A Romanian news report "Romanians are known to be very creative when it comes to bending the rules or using any loopholes they see in mandatory regulations. Some have also tried to do the same with the movement restrictions. “We’ve had situations where citizens were holding a fish in the bag and they said they had taken their pet out for a walk. It's a real story. Or we’ve had a situation where someone took the cat for a ride 30 kilometers from home, on the back seat of the car. People are inventive, but, in one form or another, we have to be aware that we can only steal our hat if we break these rules,” Cosmin Andreica, leader of the policemen’s union Europol told Digi24.ro. The Police also found a young woman with a cat in her bag, who told them she was going to the mall. The girl said she resorted to this option because "the military ordinance does not cover all the people’s needs", and she went to the other side of the city, with the cat in her bag - as an insurance policy, because she wanted to look at some new clothes, according to Libertatea.ro."
  14. Best wishes to Ruby
  15. From Scottish Government “With immediate effect ferry companies will no longer take non-essential travellers. From now on Ferries will be for those who live on our islands, who have an essential need to travel to or from the mainland and for essential supplies or business. Nothing else. Those who do not normally live on the islands and have travelled there in the last few days will be able to leave to reduce pressure.”
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