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Tony Smith Gloucestershire
2020-06-10 14:44:45 UTC
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
Clive Arthur
2020-06-10 14:55:53 UTC
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Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This is what the government says...

"Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020

Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6
months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your
vehicle safe to drive."
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Tony Smith Gloucestershire
2020-06-10 14:59:35 UTC
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Clive, I had a letter from the tax people yesterday telling me to get an MOT certificate.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-06-10 16:16:59 UTC
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Clive, I had a letter from the tax people yesterday telling me to get an MOT certificate.
I've seen this discussed somewhere (might have been UMRA): the various
parts of government not being in very good communication with each
other; you need an MOT to renew your car tax, but the tax part of the
government isn't in very good touch with the DVLA - or, the car tax
people send out reminders IIRR about a month ahead, whereas I think I've
heard that the DVLA only apply the six-month extension about a week
ahead.

Go online (the tax letter has notes on how), and proceed through the car
tax renewal process - take care, but I don't _think_ they take the money
unless you _can_ go ahead. (Or ring them up, but I'm not sure whether
it's a freephone number, and is probably busy.) It _might_ not let you
go ahead until the last week though.

If you think the car will pass anyway, and your local testing station is
open, arguably worth doing anyway - I imagine they'll be busier in the
following six months (and even if not, you might want to avoid it
falling in December anyway).
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Chris J Dixon
2020-06-11 08:19:26 UTC
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Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Clive, I had a letter from the tax people yesterday telling me to get an MOT certificate.
I've seen this discussed somewhere (might have been UMRA): the various
parts of government not being in very good communication with each
other; you need an MOT to renew your car tax, but the tax part of the
government isn't in very good touch with the DVLA - or, the car tax
people send out reminders IIRR about a month ahead, whereas I think I've
heard that the DVLA only apply the six-month extension about a week
ahead.
Go online (the tax letter has notes on how), and proceed through the car
tax renewal process - take care, but I don't _think_ they take the money
unless you _can_ go ahead. (Or ring them up, but I'm not sure whether
it's a freephone number, and is probably busy.) It _might_ not let you
go ahead until the last week though.
Indeed so. BOFE had a similar (incorrect) notification, and was
still able to renew her tax without difficulty.

Chris
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Sid Nuncius
2020-06-10 17:50:34 UTC
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Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile
we have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st
week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May).
On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This is what the government says...
"Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020
Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6
months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your
vehicle safe to drive."
Oh. This very afternoon I booked mine in for a service and MOT next
week with The Wondrous Dave, the mechanic who has looked after my car
for the last decade or so. I think I'll get him to do it anyway; I
really can't afford not to keep the car properly maintained.

I have also been contacted by the Dental Hospital about a referral made
in February. I'm finally to be offered an appointment in the next few
weeks.

My social life is really taking off again.
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Jim Easterbrook
2020-06-10 18:00:13 UTC
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Oh. This very afternoon I booked mine in for a service and MOT next
week with The Wondrous Dave, the mechanic who has looked after my car
for the last decade or so. I think I'll get him to do it anyway; I
really can't afford not to keep the car properly maintained.
It hadn't occurred to me to treat this as a 6 month freebie - I'd assumed
it was more a "won't be prosecuted for driving without MOT" affair. My
car's due for a service anyway and is booked to have both next week. I
probably won't drive more than 500 miles in the next six months anyway.
Post by Sid Nuncius
I have also been contacted by the Dental Hospital about a referral made
in February. I'm finally to be offered an appointment in the next few
weeks.
I'm waiting for my local dentist to start up again. I've an abscess
that's beginning to make its presence felt.
Post by Sid Nuncius
My social life is really taking off again.
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Mike
2020-06-10 18:15:29 UTC
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Oh. This very afternoon I booked mine in for a service and MOT next
week with The Wondrous Dave, the mechanic who has looked after my car
for the last decade or so. I think I'll get him to do it anyway; I
really can't afford not to keep the car properly maintained.
It hadn't occurred to me to treat this as a 6 month freebie - I'd assumed
it was more a "won't be prosecuted for driving without MOT" affair. My
car's due for a service anyway and is booked to have both next week. I
probably won't drive more than 500 miles in the next six months anyway.
Post by Sid Nuncius
I have also been contacted by the Dental Hospital about a referral made
in February. I'm finally to be offered an appointment in the next few
weeks.
I'm waiting for my local dentist to start up again. I've an abscess
that's beginning to make its presence felt.
Post by Sid Nuncius
My social life is really taking off again.
And my dentist is due to contact me in the next two weeks, I lost a filling
but apart from hot or cold sensations, I am coping.
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Vicky Ayech
2020-06-10 21:00:14 UTC
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And my dentist is due to contact me in the next two weeks, I lost a filling
but apart from hot or cold sensations, I am coping.
I've got a dentist appointment for check up in September and we've
been watching the situation under a crown for a year or so, and I get
hot/cold/sweet pain too so think we might have to sort it. We held off
as it means root canal to remove the nerve or extraction, which is a
hospital job usually as I am on Alendronate.

And I also have an appointment at Moorfields for an eye check next
month, which will mean train and tube :(
Nick Odell
2020-06-11 02:47:43 UTC
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Post by Mike
And my dentist is due to contact me in the next two weeks, I lost a filling
but apart from hot or cold sensations, I am coping.
I've got a dentist appointment for check up in September and we've
been watching the situation under a crown for a year or so, and I get
hot/cold/sweet pain too so think we might have to sort it. We held off
as it means root canal to remove the nerve or extraction, which is a
hospital job usually as I am on Alendronate.
And I also have an appointment at Moorfields for an eye check next
month, which will mean train and tube :(
Taxi or 135 bus might offer you better social distancing.

Nick
Vicky Ayech
2020-06-11 09:36:39 UTC
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Post by Mike
And my dentist is due to contact me in the next two weeks, I lost a filling
but apart from hot or cold sensations, I am coping.
I've got a dentist appointment for check up in September and we've
been watching the situation under a crown for a year or so, and I get
hot/cold/sweet pain too so think we might have to sort it. We held off
as it means root canal to remove the nerve or extraction, which is a
hospital job usually as I am on Alendronate.
And I also have an appointment at Moorfields for an eye check next
month, which will mean train and tube :(
Taxi or 135 bus might offer you better social distancing.
Nick
Yes but a taxi from Watford to Old St would be ratehr pricey. I get
one to Watford Junction Station if it is an early appointment. I got
the bus home from there last time and used my bus pass for the first
time :). I can't drive as they put drops in your eyes and I can't see
anything, never mind drive. I have to ask people which platform on
the way home.
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Nick Odell
2020-06-11 17:34:40 UTC
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Post by Nick Odell
On Wed, 10 Jun 2020 22:00:14 +0100, Vicky Ayech
Post by Vicky Ayech
Post by Mike
And my dentist is due to contact me in the next two weeks, I lost a filling
but apart from hot or cold sensations, I am coping.
I've got a dentist appointment for check up in September and we've
been watching the situation under a crown for a year or so, and I get
hot/cold/sweet pain too so think we might have to sort it. We held off
as it means root canal to remove the nerve or extraction, which is a
hospital job usually as I am on Alendronate.
And I also have an appointment at Moorfields for an eye check next
month, which will mean train and tube :(
Taxi or 135 bus might offer you better social distancing.
Nick
Yes but a taxi from Watford to Old St would be ratehr pricey. I get
one to Watford Junction Station if it is an early appointment. I got
the bus home from there last time and used my bus pass for the first
time :). I can't drive as they put drops in your eyes and I can't see
anything, never mind drive. I have to ask people which platform on
the way home.
Apols, for some reason I thought you would be coming in to Liverpool
St. Station and was thinking of a short taxi or bus ride from there.


Nick
Chris McMillan
2020-06-11 11:51:10 UTC
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Oh. This very afternoon I booked mine in for a service and MOT next
week with The Wondrous Dave, the mechanic who has looked after my car
for the last decade or so. I think I'll get him to do it anyway; I
really can't afford not to keep the car properly maintained.
It hadn't occurred to me to treat this as a 6 month freebie - I'd assumed
it was more a "won't be prosecuted for driving without MOT" affair. My
car's due for a service anyway and is booked to have both next week. I
probably won't drive more than 500 miles in the next six months anyway.
Post by Sid Nuncius
I have also been contacted by the Dental Hospital about a referral made
in February. I'm finally to be offered an appointment in the next few
weeks.
I'm waiting for my local dentist to start up again. I've an abscess
that's beginning to make its presence felt.
Post by Sid Nuncius
My social life is really taking off again.
And my dentist is due to contact me in the next two weeks, I lost a filling
but apart from hot or cold sensations, I am coping.
And before you lot ask, no, I haven’t found his filling

Sincerely Chris
Nick Odell
2020-06-11 17:35:34 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
Oh. This very afternoon I booked mine in for a service and MOT next
week with The Wondrous Dave, the mechanic who has looked after my car
for the last decade or so. I think I'll get him to do it anyway; I
really can't afford not to keep the car properly maintained.
It hadn't occurred to me to treat this as a 6 month freebie - I'd assumed
it was more a "won't be prosecuted for driving without MOT" affair. My
car's due for a service anyway and is booked to have both next week. I
probably won't drive more than 500 miles in the next six months anyway.
Post by Sid Nuncius
I have also been contacted by the Dental Hospital about a referral made
in February. I'm finally to be offered an appointment in the next few
weeks.
I'm waiting for my local dentist to start up again. I've an abscess
that's beginning to make its presence felt.
Post by Sid Nuncius
My social life is really taking off again.
And my dentist is due to contact me in the next two weeks, I lost a filling
but apart from hot or cold sensations, I am coping.
And before you lot ask, no, I haven’t found his filling
Perhaps you have not been looking in the right place.

Nick
Mike
2020-06-11 14:39:55 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
Oh. This very afternoon I booked mine in for a service and MOT next
week with The Wondrous Dave, the mechanic who has looked after my car
for the last decade or so. I think I'll get him to do it anyway; I
really can't afford not to keep the car properly maintained.
It hadn't occurred to me to treat this as a 6 month freebie - I'd assumed
it was more a "won't be prosecuted for driving without MOT" affair. My
car's due for a service anyway and is booked to have both next week. I
probably won't drive more than 500 miles in the next six months anyway.
Post by Sid Nuncius
I have also been contacted by the Dental Hospital about a referral made
in February. I'm finally to be offered an appointment in the next few
weeks.
I'm waiting for my local dentist to start up again. I've an abscess
that's beginning to make its presence felt.
Post by Sid Nuncius
My social life is really taking off again.
And my dentist is due to contact me in the next two weeks, I lost a filling
but apart from hot or cold sensations, I am coping.
And before you lot ask, no, I haven’t found his filling
Perhaps you have not been looking in the right place.
Nick
I think it may be in the filling cabinet.
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krw
2020-06-10 21:38:48 UTC
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I'm waiting for my local dentist to start up again.
Ours has opened and the dentist is doing the hygienist work as well when
I go on 23 (cancelled last month).
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Mike
2020-06-10 14:57:25 UTC
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week
of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On
Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
Well, I have been out ..... once, to have a blood test at the Doctor’s
surgery some 2 months ago but otherwise have stayed within the bounds of
Toodle Villas and garden (apart from walking up the road two doors to
deliver a loaf to a bereaved neighbour) since the Thursday before lockdown.
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Mike
2020-06-10 15:11:29 UTC
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Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week
of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On
Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
Well, I have been out ..... once, to have a blood test at the Doctor’s
surgery some 2 months ago but otherwise have stayed within the bounds of
Toodle Villas and garden (apart from walking up the road two doors to
deliver a loaf to a bereaved neighbour) since the Thursday before lockdown.
Further excitement this afternoon however.... we have experienced more rain
in the last few hours than in all the time previously put together since
before the lockdown!
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Toodle Pip
Chris McMillan
2020-06-11 11:51:09 UTC
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Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week
of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On
Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
Well, I have been out ..... once, to have a blood test at the Doctor’s
surgery some 2 months ago but otherwise have stayed within the bounds of
Toodle Villas and garden (apart from walking up the road two doors to
deliver a loaf to a bereaved neighbour) since the Thursday before lockdown.
Further excitement this afternoon however.... we have experienced more rain
in the last few hours than in all the time previously put together since
before the lockdown!
Another heavy storm now

Sincerely Chris
Chris McMillan
2020-06-11 11:51:08 UTC
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Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week
of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On
Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
Well, I have been out ..... once, to have a blood test at the Doctor’s
surgery some 2 months ago but otherwise have stayed within the bounds of
Toodle Villas and garden (apart from walking up the road two doors to
deliver a loaf to a bereaved neighbour) since the Thursday before lockdown.
His next chance of freedom will be a dental appointment - or the next blood
test - both likely in the next two weeks as its a whole year on 10th July
(our wedding anniversary) since diagnosis. Don’t see us going anywhere else
for many months to come

Sincerely Chris
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-06-10 14:59:34 UTC
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st
week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May).
On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
I _believe_ a six-month extension has been put on MOTs (though not
showing up in the DVLA database until a week or less before due); have a
look online to see. (Unless you think it'll pass anyway, in which case
probably worth doing now. Assuming your local garage is open - have you
heard that it is?)

Did you have to book a slot at the dump beforehand? I gather a lot of
authorities are doing that now.

Sorry you missed your holiday; at least it was nice here. (Do you have a
garden?) Though seems to be making up (down?) for it this last week or
so!
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steveski
2020-06-10 16:47:39 UTC
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Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week
of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On
Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
I _believe_ a six-month extension has been put on MOTs (though not
showing up in the DVLA database until a week or less before due); have a
look online to see. (Unless you think it'll pass anyway, in which case
probably worth doing now. Assuming your local garage is open - have you
heard that it is?)
I had my car MoT done last week but I need to do a bit of work on my bike
before I take it in the next couple of weeks.
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Vicky Ayech
2020-06-10 16:56:22 UTC
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Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st
week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May).
On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
I _believe_ a six-month extension has been put on MOTs (though not
showing up in the DVLA database until a week or less before due); have a
look online to see. (Unless you think it'll pass anyway, in which case
probably worth doing now. Assuming your local garage is open - have you
heard that it is?)
Did you have to book a slot at the dump beforehand? I gather a lot of
authorities are doing that now.
Sorry you missed your holiday; at least it was nice here. (Do you have a
garden?) Though seems to be making up (down?) for it this last week or
so!
Thenice man from Kia collected my car when it was due for service a
couple of weeks ago and they did it and brought it back.
Anne B
2020-06-10 19:06:34 UTC
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile
we have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st
week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May).
On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
I _believe_ a six-month extension has been put on MOTs (though not
showing up in the DVLA database until a week or less before due); have a
look online to see. (Unless you think it'll pass anyway, in which case
probably worth doing now. Assuming your local garage is open - have you
heard that it is?)
My car was due its MOT and tax at the end of April. I went online and
renewed the tax without having the MOT test done, and there was no
problem; it went straight through.

Anne B
Vicky Ayech
2020-06-10 16:54:47 UTC
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
I had an exciting couple of trips too. I wanted something
fromSainsburys and as there were only 3 people wiating to get in this
morning Iwent too. They have spray and kitchen roll at the entrance to
wipe the trolley.

Then I messed up sending new dresses to granddaughter and one arrived
here instead of at her place. And the other will be I realised today
it is coming grom nuggering China and she will probably have grown out
of it by the time it gets here, soI sent to the PO this afternoon. I
decided to wear my new mask. Nobody was there, I walked in, sent the
package and had a chocolate boost and wispa incident and came out. The
door is automatic so you don't touch it. I have a contactless cc and
the only things I touched were the chocolate packs. The mask made my
glasses steam up.
DavidK
2020-06-10 18:32:11 UTC
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a thrilling trip to the municipal dump
Were there queues? I will have to brave it too, with dead fence panels.
Tony Smith Gloucestershire
2020-06-10 18:36:26 UTC
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David, I was told we could only go on the day our bins were emptied, but nobody seemed to be checking that. Just checked we were ratepayers. Queue of about half an hour.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-06-10 19:18:46 UTC
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David, I was told we could only go on the day our bins were emptied,
but nobody seemed to be checking that. Just checked we were ratepayers.
Queue of about half an hour.
I've known it be almost that long before CV!
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DavidK
2020-07-03 14:15:43 UTC
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David, I was told we could only go on the day our bins were emptied, but nobody seemed to be checking that. Just checked we were ratepayers. Queue of about half an hour.
I went yesterday and again this morning. Queues were approx 30 minutes
yesterday and 1 hour today. No checks at all.

I also discovered how to dispose of Lithium ion batteries responsibly;
chuck them into a large bin of assorted batteries. Next time I'll just
use the battery-bin in a supermarket.

Tony Smith Gloucestershire
2020-06-11 20:28:34 UTC
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This evening we went to a shop for the first time.
Vicky Ayech
2020-06-11 21:01:53 UTC
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On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:28:34 -0700 (PDT), Tony Smith Gloucestershire
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This evening we went to a shop for the first time.
How was it? I am nervous now when i go even though i think it is safe
really.
Tony Smith Gloucestershire
2020-06-11 21:24:31 UTC
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Seemed OK, Vicky, but wait a couple of weeks and see if I go down with Coronalurgi.
Mike
2020-06-12 07:40:59 UTC
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On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:28:34 -0700 (PDT), Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st
week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May).
On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This evening we went to a shop for the first time.
How was it? I am nervous now when i go even though i think it is safe
really.
Just beware of the bears!
--
Toodle Pip
Nick Odell
2020-06-12 17:55:42 UTC
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On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:28:34 -0700 (PDT), Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st
week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May).
On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This evening we went to a shop for the first time.
How was it? I am nervous now when i go even though i think it is safe
really.
Just beware of the bears!
She will be perfectly safe, provided she does not tread on the cracks
in the pavement.

Nick
Sam Plusnet
2020-06-12 21:47:56 UTC
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On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:28:34 -0700 (PDT), Tony Smith Gloucestershire
Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st
week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May).
On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This evening we went to a shop for the first time.
How was it? I am nervous now when i go even though i think it is safe
really.
Just beware of the bears!
She will be perfectly safe, provided she does not tread on the cracks
in the pavement.
But it don't show up in the pavement cracks
I can't even cover up my tracks
I'm goin' nowhere and I'm light years back
Ooh I wish you well
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Sam Plusnet
Sam Plusnet
2020-06-11 23:09:53 UTC
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This evening we went to a shop for the first time.
You gadabout!
I haven't left the house and grounds since 16th of March.
It's just that, to date, nothing has cropped up which seems to give an
affirmative answer the

"Is your journey really necessary?"

question - as it used to say on that WWII poster.[1]

[1] I _say_ "that poster", but I think there were a couple on the same
theme.
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Sid Nuncius
2020-06-12 17:39:02 UTC
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Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May). On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This evening we went to a shop for the first time.
Steady on, old chap!

I'm still having to be ultra-careful, but regular hospital outpatient
clinics are waking up and I now have long-delayed appointments for both
the Dental Hospital and the follow-up to my Hand Therapy.[1] I scarcely
know how to contain my excitement.

[1]Oh stop it, you grubby-minded people.
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Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-06-12 17:47:31 UTC
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On Fri, 12 Jun 2020 at 18:39:02, Sid Nuncius
<***@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
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the Dental Hospital and the follow-up to my Hand Therapy.[1] I
scarcely know how to contain my excitement.
[1]Oh stop it, you grubby-minded people.
I never even thought of that until you directed me to!
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The advantage with David Attenborough is that people just want to hear him
talk. About anything.
- Kirsty Young (Desert Island Discs presenter), RT 2015/9/25-10/2
Sid Nuncius
2020-06-12 17:52:01 UTC
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On Fri, 12 Jun 2020 at 18:39:02, Sid Nuncius
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the Dental Hospital and the follow-up to my Hand Therapy.[1]  I
scarcely know how to contain my excitement.
[1]Oh stop it, you grubby-minded people.
I never even thought of that until you directed me to!
Of course you didn't, John. <nudge, nudge, wink, wink>
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Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
Sam Plusnet
2020-06-12 21:53:52 UTC
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Post by Tony Smith Gloucestershire
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile
we have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our
son's birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries
(la7st week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial
(16 May). On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This evening we went to a shop for the first time.
Steady on, old chap!
I'm still having to be ultra-careful, but regular hospital outpatient
clinics are waking up and I now have long-delayed appointments for both
the Dental Hospital and the follow-up to my Hand Therapy.[1]  I scarcely
know how to contain my excitement.
[1]Oh stop it, you grubby-minded people.
HAND Therapy? As in Have A Nice Day?
Where do I apply?
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Sam Plusnet
steveski
2020-06-12 23:28:00 UTC
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This evening we went to a shop for the first time.
Steady on, old chap!
I'm still having to be ultra-careful, but regular hospital outpatient
clinics are waking up and I now have long-delayed appointments for both
the Dental Hospital and the follow-up to my Hand Therapy.
Were yo' doing a Jive, man?
--
Steveski
Mike
2020-06-13 15:09:02 UTC
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st
week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May).
On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This evening we went to a shop for the first time.
Steady on, old chap!
I'm still having to be ultra-careful, but regular hospital outpatient
clinics are waking up and I now have long-delayed appointments for both
the Dental Hospital and the follow-up to my Hand Therapy.[1] I scarcely
know how to contain my excitement.
[1]Oh stop it, you grubby-minded people.
Do you go through the Car Pawl Tunnel to get there?
--
Toodle Pip
Paul Herber
2020-06-13 15:40:26 UTC
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Today we emerged from lockdown (because of my wife's asthma) for a
thrilling trip to the municipal dump. We alone wore masks. Meanwhile we
have not been out for our wedding anniversary (23 March), our son's
birthday (7 April) or mine (11 April) a trip to the Canaries (la7st
week of April) nor even to give a n Open University tutorial (16 May).
On Monday I must take my car for its MOT.
This evening we went to a shop for the first time.
Steady on, old chap!
I'm still having to be ultra-careful, but regular hospital outpatient
clinics are waking up and I now have long-delayed appointments for both
the Dental Hospital and the follow-up to my Hand Therapy.[1] I scarcely
know how to contain my excitement.
[1]Oh stop it, you grubby-minded people.
Do you go through the Car Pawl Tunnel to get there?
via the Sin Drome
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Regards, Paul Herber
https://www.paulherber.co.uk/
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