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by fabindia
Yesterday, 21:08
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your Covid jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: How many of you have had your Covid jab?

lancashire lass wrote: Yesterday, 18:20I was well-impressed how quickly it went.
Glad it went well.

I have had a text from our doctors' surgery asking me to book an appointment so need to get on to that tomorrow.
by fabindia
11 Feb 2021, 04:39
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your Covid jab?
Replies: 13
Views: 541

How many of you have had your Covid jab?

Interested to know how it's going back UK. The weather looks as if has been awful so won't help with older people going out to get vaccinated.

Stay safe folks.
by fabindia
01 Feb 2021, 07:43
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Finished my 68k 'Turtle Run'
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Finished my 68k 'Turtle Run'

The 2020 (extended into January 2021) Mia Khao Marine Turtle Foundation annual run, which I have ran previously, was cancelled this year due to covid. Instead it was a 'virtual' event which basically means you had to run the distance on your own and record the distance on your smart watch or phone. ...
by fabindia
17 Jan 2021, 14:11
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Any one watching BBCs 'The Serpent'?
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Any one watching BBCs 'The Serpent'?

Richard wrote: 13 Jan 2021, 01:22 I'm a big softie, I saw a couple of scenes and too dark for me.

Richard
yike* yike*
I know what you mean but had to watch it as we are in Thailand at the minute.
by fabindia
09 Jan 2021, 07:20
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Any one watching BBCs 'The Serpent'?
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Any one watching BBCs 'The Serpent'?

All I can say is it is not for the easily frightened yike*
by fabindia
09 Jan 2021, 04:49
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back

I think the situation in much of Europe, including the UK and the USA is so difficult because of the overwhelming number of cases. In countries that have coped well up until now, if they enforce very strict quarantine rules, then they continue to stem the control of the virus. We had friends in quar...
by fabindia
08 Jan 2021, 04:49
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back
Replies: 8
Views: 457

We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back

I see from BBC news that all arrivals back to UK need to show a negative Covid test before they are allowed back into the country. Of course we are happy to go along with it, but it does seem rather futile given the levels of Covid in UK. The island where we are on currently has had no new cases of ...
by fabindia
06 Jan 2021, 13:55
Forum: Environmental, Green & Ethical Issues
Topic: Independent Article on Chicken Welfare
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Independent Article on Chicken Welfare

This isn't just about the ethics of how we livestock but also the danger of another pandemic arising from viruses crossing from animals to humans.

We have to change our ways and quickly.

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/ch ... 83131.html
by fabindia
04 Jan 2021, 11:33
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Christmas cake for 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 942

Re: Christmas cake for 2021

My Mum would do hers anything up to about six months in advance, and she'd wrap it in foil then once a month or so would prick the base and pour alcohol (usually brandy or whisky) over. About two moths in advance she'd put on the marzipan, then after a fortnight or so apply royal icing - by christm...
by fabindia
02 Jan 2021, 02:56
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: The joy of swimming!
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: The joy of swimming!

You should all try scuba diving. It might sounds a bit scary at first, being under anything from 10 to 30 metres (30 to 100 feet) but once you understand the basics and learn to really relax in the water it absolutely fantastic. As I tell my students, it's not a sport for the fast and speedy, it is ...
by fabindia
02 Jan 2021, 02:46
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles

What really gets me about the Trump handling of the virus is the way he referred to it as the 'Chinese' virus. For goodness sake, the so-called 'Spanish Flu', which killed more than Covid has so far, had nothing to do with Spain, and in all likelihood it originated in the USA. I don't pretend to be ...
by fabindia
30 Dec 2020, 14:08
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Re: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles

Some really great and interesting comments. I think just goes to show even the experts don't have the total picture so what hope do we have?
by fabindia
29 Dec 2020, 03:27
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: The joy of swimming!
Replies: 8
Views: 193

The joy of swimming!

We took our swimming gear with us when we returned to UK last April but since then all the swimming pools in our area have been closes. Although we live just 20 minutes drive from the North Sea, I am afraid I am not brave enough to venture in even in summer. So, we didn't swim for 8 months. It is so...
by fabindia
29 Dec 2020, 03:22
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Covid again - a couple of interesting articles

The first from the BBC is about how good ventilation could be a weapon against Corona virus. This sort of thing could explain why places like Thailand has had, in comparison to UK, very little Corona - everyone here spends a lot of time outside and if inside has doors and windows wide open due to th...
by fabindia
26 Dec 2020, 05:52
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: The post war generation
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: The post war generation

Did a bit of looking round on the internet and it looks like we had 'Virol'. Anyone remember that?