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Covid 19 chat Thursday 19th March

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator

We can not believe how many replies there were to the Wednesday covid chat post. Thank you to everyone who has posted on the thread and kept the forum free for pmr/gca enquiries.

Today we are providing you with a link about the UK government corona virus - covid 19 protocol. There is a lot of info on all aspects of the disease which should interest most of you. I believe this has been updated since the announcement that all English schools are to shut on Friday in line with Scotland and Wales. Can someone let me know if the link works abroad please. Even though this is our protocol most of the info is relevant to everyone.

gov.uk/government/topical-e...

One happy story to end with is a new born baby who caught the virus has recovered and has since left hospital.

Thanks. YBB

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I have spent a little time gathering some of the COVID-19 posts from the last few days*. If many of us have time on our hands while you hang out in self-isolation, have a little browse through them. I will add others as I find them. This exercise has given me an even clearer idea of what the moderators have been doing. Thanks to them !

PLEASE COMMENT ON COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) ON THIS THREAD. REFRAIN FROM CREATING SEPARATE COVID-19 THREADS SO WE CAN KEEP THE CONVERSATION IN ONE PLACE. THANK YOU.

*Please also note that I am now adding new posts to the bottom of the list, many of which are special educational posts with good and useful information.

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... Chat March 18

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... Chat March 17

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... online-deliveries

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... coronavirus-covid-19-read-the-facts

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... cruising-coronavirus-covid-19-update-further-issues

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... anti-inflammatories-may-aggravate-covid-19-france-advises.-the-guardian

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... prednisolone-and-covid-19

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... gca-v-coronavirus

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... over-reaction

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... how-covid19-works-on-the-basis-of-what-is-known-about-other-corona-viruses

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... yet-another-virus-query...

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... hydroxychloroquine-for-covid19

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... tocilizumab-and-covid19

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... self-isolation-for-carers

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... additional-hand-washing-advice

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... covid-19-advice

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... am-i-at-risk

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... corona-virus

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... another-good-source-of-covid-information

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... too true

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... who is at risk

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... are-travel-restrictions-of-any-point

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... why-we-need-to-be-more-careful-with-social-distancing

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... school-closures-and-how-self-isolation-will-affect-our-ability-to-take-on-child-care

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... Sainsbury's hours

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... why-does-sars-cov-2-i.e.-covid-19-spread-like-wildfire

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... caregiver-who-works-outside-the-home

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... covid19 and the possible ways of mitigating it

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... high risk patients receiving letters from nhs

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... Rheumatologist and pred

healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk... vaccine research

healthunlocked.com/positive... self-isolation

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HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to HeronNS

I hope to be able to organize these links within the next couple of days.

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to HeronNS

Thanks heron..😊

HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to Poopadoopy

It's actually quite difficult to do the organising because I have to keep the links live and I don't know a non-clunky way to work on it.

Jackoh
Jackoh
in reply to HeronNS

Well done Heron and thank you x

S11m
S11m
in reply to HeronNS

I applied to start a forum for "Covid-19 and epidemiology", but I have had no response.

HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to S11m

HU has a thread already started.

healthunlocked.com/latest/p...

A separate forum might be a good idea as this is affecting everyone.

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer
in reply to HeronNS

further to your links also see this -

healthunlocked.com/positive...

Enforced isolation - I do worry about this. As a rule I am happy with my own company - but not for long !!! Telephone and video calls are all very well but I do need some human interaction or I am going to struggle. I have never been more thankful for being a dog owner - I do find myself talking to him quite a bit. I think at the end of this he will want to leave home.

scats
scats
in reply to jaycee444

Keep talking to your dog you are lucky there!

Why not set up a conversation with someone on the forum, that's I have done. Send a personal message to see if they are agreeable first. There are pleanty of people here are also alone and might welcome the suggestion and they probably share your worries. You could even ask on this thread. Good luck to you.

Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to scats

Yes, the chats we have in our group PM are amazing , and funny , I often happily ignore my Family to chat to you lot.

The OH will look over and say , " Oh No! There off again!"

scats
scats
in reply to Blearyeyed

Mine too!

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to Blearyeyed

Mine gave up months ago trying to work out what i am laughing about but knows it will be Bee or scats related!!

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to jaycee444

Both you and the dog need plenty of cuddles....that gives you the oxytocin boost aft 1 min for both of you...that will keep both if you happy. At the moment I am trying to get her out. I live 7 miles from the countryside so dash to the car and usually don't see more than 2cpeople....from a distance. Total lockdown...I will have to stand in the attic window which has open sky and a view across the city.

You/one needs to switch off the part of your brain that deals with f2f interaction if you live alone. Tbh it happens more easily than you'd think. I have had long periods of isolation through illnesses. It's always the first bit where you deal with that memory dip where you forget you aren't able to go out that's hard. Then it just becomes life. The radio, music, books, Netflix etc become friends. And for those of you who don't talk back to inanimate objects...do it.

Until the food situation is sorted a bit...spend a day working out what's really in your storage. It's practical and needs doing. There are a lot of meals that sustain you, though low carbing might be the main victim in my stores! I have lots of hobby things I have bough over the years that I will dig out, apps I will download, I have gone weeks without talking a a face in the winter pre dog. I have been bored a couple of times but it always passes.

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Highlandtiger
Highlandtiger
in reply to Hidden

Sorry....what?

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Highlandtiger

πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

Had got wrong reply.

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Hidden

But there are hugs and non consensual Hu....no attacks...

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Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Hidden

I don't think this is an appropriate discussion for the forum and is quite offensive in parts. Please refrain from such comments. Thankyou

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to Hidden

What exactly does this mean please?

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Constance13
Constance13
in reply to Hidden

Oh you poooor thing!😏🀨πŸ₯Ί

Typical male comment!

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to jaycee444

It is like starting a low carb diet - stop thinking about what you CAN'T have and concentrate on what you CAN do. The first few days are probably the worst but after 10 days I'm finding the days flying by! I am not even able to take a dog for a walk - trips to the shop are the lot, there isn't a lot of communication there and since you have to keep 1-2m from anyone there is definitely no touching.

scats
scats
in reply to PMRpro

Good advice that is how I've been looking at it.

I'm not surprised your days are flying past, you have been so busy posting advice for us here. It is so reassuring for the rest of us to have someone knowledgable , that we can trust, filter the news and publish that that is worth reading, thankyou.

Constance13
Constance13
in reply to PMRpro

Surprisingly I am finding the first few days are quite bad. I am really amazed because we haven't been going out much lately anyway. It's because I know I 'can't' go out.

Get with it Constance and cope - like you always do!🀨

scats
scats
in reply to Constance13

And you're talking to yourself already!

Constance13
Constance13
in reply to scats

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’₯

scats
scats
in reply to Constance13

And now you're smiling!

Constance13
Constance13
in reply to scats

Oh, I haven't stopped smiling. I look in my mirror in the mornings, before I have beautied myself up, and can even hoot with laughter. Hair facing the ceiling, eyes "squinty", etc etc.

Believe it not it really does not take long before Skype and phone calls become equal to having two or more people in the same space.

Remember the old days when being on the phone with your best friend was what you preferred doing than having a chat or spending time with anybody in your house.

I can often feel like that .

I've been virtually housebound since November last year , my best buddy couldn't visit much as I have no downstairs loo and she's also disabled. We have a coffee call that can last hours every week. There will be so many friends that you have in the same boat as you , desperate for company , start calling them or sending a message and sorting out coffee calls now.

The " Yuff" won't think anything of it as most of them choose to huddle in their rooms messaging and Skypeing each other rather than meeting up outside or speaking to their relatives.

The silver lining could be you will end up with a bigger friend network that talk more than you have had in years , and it will become a habit for the future so if you are ever stuck in ill none of us will feel at a loss either .

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Blearyeyed

OH is always on his own with his computer - but gets iffy when we visit the family or they are here and they and I are all on the computer. We, however, are all communicating with others or working while he spends a lot of time playing cards ...

jinasc
jinasc
in reply to PMRpro

Got sense that man has.........................nothing like an Internet Bridge Game to make you mad, as you cannot read the facial expressions.

Nope I have not yet got my Skype to work...............damn it.

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Blearyeyed

My neice is early 20s in London. Self isolating as live in boyfriend got temperature .. day 1 gone nuts!

My daughter said she knew it was time to break up with her long term boyfriend this weekend when she knew she couldn't stand the idea of spending too weeks stuck at home with him. Silver Linings all round again !!!

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Blearyeyed

I think they might survive 😲 They were together at school, broke up after she went to uni. Got back together when she came back and spent 2 years together before moving to London. But you never know.

S11m
S11m
in reply to jaycee444

My son is working from home - and says that his cat no longer insists on being between him and his keyboard when he is trying to work.

HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to jaycee444

I hope this link works. You'll laugh.

halifaxexaminer.ca/wp-conte...

jaycee444
jaycee444
in reply to HeronNS

Thanks Heron - made my day :)

Yes, thank you. The link does work

It works here. πŸ’₯

It's scary how ignorant people are. I have just watched Bob Geldof say he was self isolating "because that's what everyone is doing"

He then added that others of his family would be coming down from London to join them at the weekend!

Irresponsible, and because he's a "celebrity" people will listen to him. I was so disappointed that he wasn't corrected.

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to scats

That's bg for you....poor mu

Highlandtiger
Highlandtiger
in reply to scats

Indeed. And talking about irresponsible......Ch 4 news last night, filming from a gym in the Midlands I think, jam packed with people.....'oh, it’s just a virus, we'll all get it, just have to take it on the chin.....'. You do despair don’t you?

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Highlandtiger

They think they are invincible. Victims of our own success with other viruses. If you haven't had a flu type virus sometimes it's difficult to understand how debilitating it can be for weeks even when you feel fit and strong previously.

scats
scats
in reply to Highlandtiger

We are so lucky to have advice we can trust here. Ignorance is what wii make this spread. My sister with PMR and well advised has just gone out with her friend shoulder to shoulder. I could have saved my breath. Perhaps you're safe outside!

HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to scats

I was chatting with someone in our lobby this morning, having accepted a delivery from my son of necessary supplies (olive oil and a paper shredder, if you're interested πŸ€£πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‰πŸ˜† ) and we were standing at least the prescribed two metres apart. Her husband has Parkinsons and very vulnerable, so she's been careful where she goes for years. She had just cancelled regular visits from Red Cross as they send random people and so she doesn't know where they have been before....

scats
scats
in reply to HeronNS

Perhaps this whole episode will make people think more carefully in the future.

Highlandtiger
Highlandtiger
in reply to scats

One can only hope so.......

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to scats

Of course they are. How could the virus possibly know they were hiding outside!!

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Highlandtiger

Mmmm - but that was exactly what BoJo was saying last week. I suspect he now has been scared witless (if that is possible) by the real situation.

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to PMRpro

Not possible

Funniest thing I saw was PMQs look it up on the iPlayer , talk about one rule fire one and another for everyone else , half the chamber was empty but they were still bunched up all together at one end.

Obviously 'Social Distancing' in Parliament just means not talking to one another long enough to make any sense.

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Blearyeyed

At one point they were sitting in alternate spots but I did think they were a bit close ...

Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to PMRpro

The opposition bench at one point did look like they were trying to bump each other off , you would have thought if they wanted to try and infect anyone they'd have sat around the Cabinet πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

PMRpro
PMRproModerator

This has just come up on the LupusUK forum - the guidance from the Irish government

www2.hse.ie/conditions/coro...

It seems nice and clear - except I am a bit doubtful about their guidance that people in at-risk groups only need to self-isolate if they have symptoms. That is exactly the point: if you are in an at-risk group that is classed high risk then you need to self-isolate. However - self-isolation means going nowhere - social distancing is the first step and sticking to that consistently is very important.

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to PMRpro

Yes. I am back to day 1 of Social isolation because I couldn't get my Dr to prescrib meds that weren't due and I had to collect as missed delivery time. That means I have to set this up every stupid week to 10 days. If I am going to chemist as I can't get delivery then I may as well start taking the dog again.

Social distancing extremis hopefully.

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to PMRpro

What I don't understand normally people seem to stay away from me...fat with a limp and a crutch seems to be a reason to stand back...since this started I have had someone clipping my heels and a poke in the back.

scats
scats
in reply to Poopadoopy

We could be twins!

That's where virtual friends win over.

Sorry Ppd, this made me laugh.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Always the way Poops , I've got more people in my house 24/7 than I've had in months .

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Blearyeyed

Typical 🀣🀣🀣

Yesterday I was very tetchy, I fell over indoors and it hurt everywhere.I was annoyed that only half my usual online shopping had arrived.What no teabags!!

I felt anxious and worried about life in general,pmr, covid 19,isolation and my family.

Today I got up and had porridge and a lovely long bath.Washed my hair,put on makeup ,dressed in comfies and had a latte.

Self care is what matters it makes me feel better,I'm going to potter in garden, do crochet and start a new book maybe.

...my corner shop had teabags..all is well.

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Sandradsn

That's a great example of how self care and calmness makes it all less stressful.

Slowdown
Slowdown
in reply to Sandradsn

Amazing how the feelings vary so swiftly, fidgety with apprehension one moment, shrug the next. All this me-time can be a real gift when you start to 'be with yourself' and yes, I talk to myself like an old friend who needs attention and lots of pampering.

Broke my isolation this morning after 9 days to go to Sainsbury's 'Happy Hour for Oldies' at 7a.m. - there was quite a gathering, all zooming along the aisles and exchanging rueful smiles before a fast exit. Sainsbury's had no delivery slots for the next 3 weeks when I checked yesterday, can only hope their priority slots from 23rd March work.

Glad you got your teabags!

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Slowdown

Re first paragraph, my neice has been self isolating with boyfriend since yesterday as he has a high temperature. She is already fidgety and fractious. I was laughing at her and sending soothing voice messages on whatsapp. Wound her up no end....only cos she knows I love her....πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

Slowdown
Slowdown
in reply to Poopadoopy

'..since yesterday' is, like, forever! Dear Aunt Poopadoopy you're a naughty girl! ;-)

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Slowdown

😊

🀒🀒 That's envy! "The lovely long bath!!

jaycee444
jaycee444
in reply to Sandradsn

Yes im sure self care is what matters. I am still putting on a bit of makeup and lipstick before I start my day. That way if I look in the mirror I will still see some semblance of normality in myself. If I look a mess - I am a mess!!!!

Sandradsn
Sandradsn
in reply to jaycee444

...and I always wear earrings !

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Sandradsn

I make it a rule to ALWAYS have 2 to 3 years stock of Tetleys! Though now I could get PG-Tips, if I were desperate, in the local shops run by the Asian community.

Having a good clean, others might find this useful: nationalgeographic.com/scie...

Can I freeze it? Yes you can!

Fridge and Freezers, ta M&S.

view.news.marksandspencer.c...

Constance13
Constance13
in reply to jinasc

The only thing is - I have a rather small freezer and I couldn't even force a pea in there. Probably stuffed with useless things collected before lockdown.

xxxx C.

Time for a clear out then. You have plenty time just now for all these tasks that normally get forgotten about! πŸ˜‰

jinasc
jinasc
in reply to Constance13

Eat the useless things now...........make soup, stew, throw everything you class as 'useless'. Remember WW11 and rationing and stockpots, which in my case hung over the fire. Nothing went to waste and we lived through it Constance and are still here to tell the tall tales. 😊 xxx

Constance13
Constance13
in reply to jinasc

That has been my plan all along - will make a batch of Scotch Broth (when I can fight off this lethargy).😊

jinasc
jinasc
in reply to Constance13

Start with a pint of water now and a stock cube (if you have one) or something out of a tin, the smell will reduce your lethargy.............even an egg in a frying pan does it for me. πŸ˜‰ Mind a large brandy is better..........................should change jinasc to Brandy Queen. 😊

Constance13
Constance13
in reply to jinasc

Used to be my tipple too before Reflux (can't cope with it now)!

Hot water and a stock cube (you must be joking)!!😏

Feet up and bed for me at the moment. A morning of dizzy spells!

jinasc
jinasc
in reply to Constance13

That was a starter for 10, then you chuck things in it - including the dregs of your glasses of (whatever your tipple is at present.

Constance the tip for dealing with Acid Reflux is on the net, as well as in the 'Living' with booklet.

Constance13
Constance13
in reply to jinasc

Ha ha! The reflux started over 12 years ago - not even on tablets now.

The aversion to alcohol started with PMR. My "tipple" now is a coffee about 3 evenings a week and a mini (and I mean 'mini) liqueur.

D likes an odd brandy or whisky, a beer with his lunch sometimes. Not exactly deep into alcohol either of us.

Tea and milk are my favourite tipples now!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

tangocharlie
tangocharlie
in reply to jinasc

I'd never thought of freezing cheese or putting milk in ice-cube trays and just defrosting what you need for a cup of tea (that was a tip I saw elsewhere)

jinasc
jinasc
in reply to tangocharlie

I have done the 'ice cube trick for yonks'. I found it was useful, if I ran out of milk and just really wanted a cuppa quickly. Never thought of adding it on. Ta muchly.

tangocharlie
tangocharlie
in reply to jinasc

My brother bought a cheesecake recently and it was a BOGOF deal - he put the other one straight in the freezer, I would never have thought of that!

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to tangocharlie

I alway shove them in the freezer. Its surprising whatvwill freeze really well

My toes for instance they do it without the aid of a freezer no matter how woolly my socks are πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to jinasc

Does freezing milk in small amounts really work or does the cream separate out as the cube thaws? I stocked up on milk but I know some will go off before I can finish it. 2% milk.

jinasc
jinasc
in reply to HeronNS

Heron I cannot give you answer to that, we have use semi skimmed milk since it was introduced. Hopefully someone else knows the answer.

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to jinasc

Semi skimmed is 1.5 to 1.8percent fat.....does that help or not...never frozen ice cube milk.

HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to jinasc

Well isn't 2% the same as "semi-skimmed" whole milk being something like 3.5? I take it your milk behaves just as if it had never been frozen?

I can't find ice cube trays for our new (last year when we moved) fridge and have a feeling maybe it didn't come with any. We had brought our separately purchased stainless steel ice cube trays, but I wouldn't mind using plastic as a one-off to save my milk, but maybe I can't anyway. Oh well.....

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer
in reply to HeronNS

Semi or fully skimmed is certainly okay - although I have frozen small cartons of full before without an issue.

HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to DorsetLady

As I don't seem to have an available icecube tray can't do anyway. The ones we have are that old-fashioned kind where you break cubes apart with a sort of lever. Usually aluminum, we got stainless steel to avoid using the plastic ones modern fridges come with.

I suppose this is one time a plasic egg carton would have been useful, but our eggs come in cardboard.

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer
in reply to HeronNS

Time to put your thinking hat on then!

Sure there must be something that can be recycled to do the job - necessity is the mother of invention after all!

And we’ve all got time on our hands for a while!

HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to DorsetLady

I think the easiest thing will be to give any possible excess milk to my daughter in law who is a baker. :)

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to DorsetLady

I've put left-over milk into the freezer as leaving on holiday - was always OK when I got back.

Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to HeronNS

My friend freezes here in the 1 pint plastic bottles leaving a good space at the top for it to expand . She gets one out the night before the other runs out , then all you do is shake it before you open it the first time . She does it with both semi skimmed and full fat , we make a lot of drinks there when we are working on the trains and you don't get separated bits.

I don't like frozen bread though , only good for toast really , but we shouldn't indulge much anyway xx

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Blearyeyed

You have to be careful with bread - we have real bread of course but can freeze it well. Best thawed in the oven on very low or the lowest microwave power. Can't thaw it quickly except in the toaster

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer
in reply to Blearyeyed

Because I live on my own I freeze bread quite a lot - wouldn’t get through a whole loaf before it got stale.

Good quality sliced bread defrosts well for sarnies! I take out a couple of slices, let it defrost between clean tea cloth so it doesn’t dry out.

I think it's probably because my Nana used to do it , then often made us sandwiches before it was properly defrosted.

I do have those part baked breads in the freezer , and I have a naughty set of bake your own pain au chocolate for when everything all gets too much πŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ˜˜

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to tangocharlie

I have frozen cheese for years - had an enormous freezer in Germany and it got the year's supply of UK cheese.

Have thought about milk - but the tray is in use for G&T ice!

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to PMRpro

So have i. I will try most things once in the freezer to see how it goes!!

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Yellowbluebell

Can never understand why strawbs are not brilliant when rasps are superb.

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to PMRpro

No strawberry go slush in the freezer!

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Yellowbluebell

But you can then mix frozen strawbs and double cream and a bit of sugar in the processor to make ice cream :)

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to PMRpro

Oh please dont start on ice cream. Bee started something last summer and i had to buy an ice cream maker!!

PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to Yellowbluebell

I have a wonder machine - never use it now though

I gave mine away along with the bread maker.............too much ice cream and I have never eaten as much bread, with all sorts of delicious flavours.....so after 2months - out it went.

Mam used to bake on Fridays, stotties, teacakes, loaves, ginger parkins..........set up for the weekend and the following week. I can still smell coming in from school on Friday's and a fresh stottie with jam - no butter it was rashioned.

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to jinasc

Gran and mum both geordies and the baking was heaven to come in to after school. Only thing s i couldnt face that the both cooked was pease pudding and tripe!!

Tripe and onions and battered tripe with chips - and I still make my own pease pud- a local butcher keeps a knuckles end in his freezer for me and another three 'oldies'.

Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to PMRpro

It's the chemistry of strawbs , the chains of one of the carbons changes in a way that affects the outer skin.

Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to PMRpro

Apparently it can make it easier to grate ???

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to Blearyeyed

Dont you dare start on about desserts!

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Yellowbluebell

Ran out of strawbs. But have frozen blueberries for the last of the double cream.

I forgot that I'd been considering which easter eggs to buy for my friends children and they were still in my shopping basket when I bought my online shop.

Now when we have Beans and Egg the only ones in the house are chocolate ones.

Husband is gutted , we still got salad and fruit but his favourite treat biscuits were missing , funny thing is I hadnt actually remembered to order them !!!

Hey! It's all Pro today , I'm being good .... For once

Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to PMRpro

Have you ever made G&T jelly Pro , now that's a dessert

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to Blearyeyed

Nooooo. Please don't mention jelly. It must be stuck on the supermarket shelf and I can't get it. My state of mind would be improved greatly by a strawberry jelly.. I should have made a list. Lesson 1...before self isolating make a proper list of the things that make you feel better.

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to Blearyeyed

So dont encourage her to make alcoholic jellies!!

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer

Advice from good old M&S re freezing! Food, not people!

marksandspencer.com/c/food-...

Probably know most if it, but just a reminder - you don’t want food sickness on top of C-19!

jinasc
jinasc
in reply to DorsetLady

SNAP Beat you to it, by one hour πŸ‘ XXXXXXXXXX

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer
in reply to jinasc

Just because you’re sitting at home with nothing to do (πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£) no need to get so competitive ! ❀️

jinasc
jinasc
in reply to DorsetLady

Freya, Hel has no fury and loves a wind-up. πŸ€—

PS Just staggered downstairs after changing bed for Joan, knackered now so Brandy in hand as I rest.....................the Lady who has looked after us has just had three weeks in NZ, seeing her son for the first time in 4 years. Back yesterday and just made it out.

What a change of life in less than one month - stay safe Freya.

PS: For a change , we cannot blame the Vikings this time............I blame the bat which kissed the wrong person. 😁

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer
in reply to jinasc

Very true.., that could be a new song ....

”Blame the bat” ... further lyrics on a postcard! 😳

Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to jinasc

That's no way to talk about Me , Jinasc!!! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

jinasc
jinasc
in reply to Blearyeyed

Ah and I thought you were the Princess with the bother with the Pea - yes A not E. from Hel.......... 😈

Blearyeyed
Blearyeyed
in reply to jinasc

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PMRpro
PMRproModerator
in reply to DorsetLady

Have to laugh at the freezing fresh pasta - most Italians will tell you that fresh pasta does not come from the supermarket , only a specialist shop or the kitchen. Otherwise they prefer to use decent quality dried pasta in preference to poor quality mass produced stuff. Why take up space in the freezer?

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer
in reply to PMRpro

Don’t shoot the messenger! Getting enough hassle from jinasc as it is! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

jinasc
jinasc
in reply to DorsetLady

Cheeky Moo.......... you should show respect to your elders. πŸ€” On the other hand don't bother.............I would rather you be a cheeky moo xx

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer
in reply to jinasc

Always have been a cheeky moo - but then you’d probably guessed that already!

To late to change now 😳

Keep well x

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to DorsetLady

You lot are just causing trouble!! Must be something to do with your age!!

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer
in reply to Yellowbluebell

Well - it’s because we’re socially distanced innit!

I’m not self isolated as yet - but I’ll be even worse when I am! You have been warned.

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to DorsetLady

😲

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to DorsetLady

Eeh gods!!!

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer
in reply to Yellowbluebell

Goddesses actually (Viking of course)πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

Some of us, or people in our inner circle, will be dealing with entertaining children during this time of lockdown or semi-lockdown. This has good guidelines.

gov.ie/en/publication/178c0...

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to HeronNS

My grandson has been getting progressively more stressed about covid and we actively turned off the news until we could make him understand all about the risks and how we were all working to protect ourselves. His school has been great in helping kids talk about it and have aimed their explanations to the various ages in his school. Its amazing how easily our youngsters can pick up the stress over this sort of thing. YBB

Are the schools still open?

jinasc
jinasc
in reply to HeronNS

Till Friday - then certain one will be kept open for NHS staff, Kids with special needs, and Lorry Drivers......................

The link you provided opens in Canada!

I just had a silly thought...

We're isolating our COVID-19 posts so they don't contaminate everything else!

HeronNS
HeronNS
in reply to GOOD_GRIEF

πŸ˜€πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜Ž

Yellowbluebell
YellowbluebellModerator
in reply to GOOD_GRIEF

Very funny🀣

Poopadoopy
PoopadoopyModerator
in reply to GOOD_GRIEF

πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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jinasc
jinasc
in reply to GOOD_GRIEF

πŸ”₯ Your on fire with your thinking - 'good on yer'

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