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by JohnToo
24 minutes ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2392
Views: 167837

Re: Meanwhile...

There is a long-ish flight of steps outside the door of St George's chapel. The pall-bearers (Royal Marines I think) had to carry it up the steps. They managed it perfectly, as you would logically expect. But managing coffins at shoulder height is not trivial - every time a family insist on carrying...
by JohnToo
23 hours ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2392
Views: 167837

Re: Meanwhile...

Some of you may recall that I took a funeral qualification and take a smattering of funerals. As a result I am in two different whatsapp groups of fellow funeral celebrants or funeral directors. They both exploded into life at 3pm today with people talking about just one thing: how you safely carry ...
by JohnToo
23 hours ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 803
Views: 45578

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Astra-Zeneca'ds of the world unite.
by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?
Replies: 39
Views: 4050

Re: Small lobbying gains or self delusion?

As I am frequently (and unrepentantly) critical of CUK, can I just say that I actually thought Duncan Dollimore's letter to the Humber Bridge Authority was very good.
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 803
Views: 45578

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

For those of you with travel booked, may I ask, is your criterion "as long as the government rules allow it, we're going", or are you going to be applying an extra criterion of your own assessment of risk? Would there be circumstances where the government allowed it but you still decided not to go?
by JohnToo
4 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2392
Views: 167837

Re: Meanwhile...

Greg wrote:
1 month ago
HBTRR!!!

Where do you stand on cloudy strong craft beer? Lockdowns made me a big fan, next batch of NEIPA's, DIPA's and even a TIPA due in an hour, hurrah!
'Tis all double dutch to me. Which is ironic as I'm currently working towards my Licencee qualification and thence my Personal Licence 🙃
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2392
Views: 167837

Re: Meanwhile...

Does someone have a birthday today? Happy birthday @The Real Ravenhurst
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 335
Views: 51177

Re: This made me laugh.....

They’ve been worried
about my low blood pressure
but they’ve brought me the Daily Mail
so it’ll be fine in just a moment.

Michael Rosen, extracted in the Guardian today
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 803
Views: 45578

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I am now eligible ... and I've managed to book both doses for a day and venue when my wife is doing one of her vaccination shifts....
by JohnToo
1 month ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 803
Views: 45578

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

That is awful at several levels. Fingers crossed indeed.
by JohnToo
2 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 803
Views: 45578

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

I have only once witnessed an adult epileptic fit and it was indeed scary. But from a First Aid perspective, epileptic fits are a relief. With most other medical emergencies, you actually have to do something, and therefore have all the stress of remembering what it is you're supposed to do and whet...
by JohnToo
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2392
Views: 167837

Re: Meanwhile...

Thinking of you. Take care of yourself and best wishes.
by JohnToo
2 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Snow Scenes
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Snow Scenes

Brings a nostalgic tear to my eye😀.

The lower one in particular is a seriously nice atmospheric photo.
by JohnToo
3 months ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 803
Views: 45578

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

Good for you.
by JohnToo
3 months ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2392
Views: 167837

Re: Meanwhile...

I think burying a loved one would be hard at the moment. Just the practicalities of it. But also, we a lot of people come to my parents' funerals we had never met. It was such a comfort as these strangers reached out to tell me what mum or dad had meant to them. You can't have that now. I hope you ...