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    Default Re: UK - Three Week Lockdown

    Yes Vernon, lock down is in place.
    But we have been told we must get fresh air and exercise so yesterday we went up to Ballarat, one of the original god mining towns here in Victoria, and walked the 6.5 kilometers around the lake.
    Not that many about so never got close and personal with any one.
    Today, we went to a cemetery where my bother in law, his wife and mother in law are interred.
    Lovely sunny day, no one about and the locals did not want to mix with any one, not a sociable lot there.

    Tomorrow I to go to a shopping center to pick up some printer ink.
    The guy who sells it from a small stall has been told he is an essential service and must stay open.
    Apparently with so many working from home he will be needed to supply ink to them.
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    Default Re: UK - Three Week Lockdown

    Indeed John
    Many places like that around here as well,possibly a bit futher to travel but non the less once there lovely Walking . There is also an old Gold Mine that i love to go to very small and quaint on the way to Portland !
    Bust besides that many Walking tracks around close to home in these ever now once again Beautiful Blue Mountains! Ah! The clean Fresh Air!

    Amazing how fast the Green has returned , and with the early Morning Fogs we get it is most satisfying !
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    Ny wife and i got a big laugh at this one Des. It will be widely shared. Thank you.

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    #61 We go for a brisk morning walk in a secluded path near our home. see very few people all good with their distancing. Every day "Percy" the platypus makes an appearance, along with the blue wrens and a couple of grey birds Herons? They seemed to be facing off against each other this am, something one wouldn't normally take the time to see.
    Other than that just to shops for essentials. It has been suggested by our premier that all us folks over 70 should stay home. Same thing only 2 out and about etc.
    Amazingly we are adjusting quite well to the new regime, this is a good season in Tasmania. Enjoy the new lifestyle, we have seen lots of police cars around, not sure we are allowed to travel as far as you guys have been.

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    We are lucky here in the big island we have space, plenty of it bucket loads in fact.

    The main problem with the Virus is in the cities, in the bush they appear to be a lot freer of it.

    Unlike so many parts of the globe such as UK, Spain, Italy we do not have so many 'dog box' style accommodation with so many crammed into one very small building.

    Where we live, just like you Vernon, we can got on the freeway and be well way from it all in very short time.
    Just now sure is the lucky country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Cloherty View Post
    Early morning milk deliveries in the UK were banned by an EU Directive as the working hours contravened regulations and no other EU countries at that time had doorstep deliveries, the start time came under the 'Unsociable Hours Directive'. Most milkman had two jobs and they liked the 5 a.m. starts as the could start their other jobs at 8.a.m. Came into force late 1970's therefore not too long after joining.
    That one has been given a Nelson eye by my Milkman, still Wiltshire have never really accepted the EU.

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    Still happening here also, noisy b----s 5am clanking bottlesj
    Last edited by Chris Allman; 1st April 2020 at 03:17 PM.

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    The lock down is causing some disquiet amongst the people.

    The Premier says one thing, the police something else and then the Federal gov have their say.

    We are told we must exercise and no more than two people together.

    One guy said he wanted to go fishing on his own in the bay.
    Premier said no, Police said as he is on his own that is fine.

    They have now closed all the Brothels across the country saying they are not an essential service.
    Well that may be fine in NZ where they have some beautiful sheep, but not here!!
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    Conflicting advice and imposing the rules are ripe here. In Devon one Garden Centre has refused to close his outlets as he was told that he could sell spades/forks etc but he could not sell plants, but the Supermarket just less than a 100 metres down the road can sell plants. The Council called the police to shut him down, but the police said that they could do nothing as it was a Civil Matter and had to go through the Courts. If a garden Centre cannot sell plants why should a Supermarket be allowed to, doesn't make sense.

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    I think the problem was that this is something completely new, and the rules were made on the hoof, and there will always be the odd discrepancies , but i still say that they are doing the best they can under the circumstances . There was an interesting article on the local news, and advice from a ex nuclear submarine skipper , who had once spent nearly 300 days under the ocean without seeing daylight. He made some good observations on long periods of isolation, kt

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    Sorry, link to the above

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-eng...cial-isolation
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