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by manda
07 Apr 2021, 00:16
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: How many of you have had your Covid jab?
Replies: 29
Views: 2515

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

I will get mine in the next couple of months in NZ...Front line staff are being vaccinated first (in Managed Quarantine facilities) then primary care (GP surgeries etc and ED) then hospitals and onwards. As we don't have and community cases makes sense. I feel a little uneasy they are opening the bo...
by manda
24 Feb 2021, 12:34
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Where's Tabatha?
Replies: 43
Views: 1989

Re: Where's Tabatha?

This seems to be getting like a game of Where's Wally ...only harder {rofwl}
by manda
12 Jan 2021, 05:31
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: We'll need a negative Covid test before they let us back
Replies: 8
Views: 797

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

We had friends in quarantine in Australia at the same time we were in quarantine in Thailand. Although they are Australian nationals, unlike us foreigners in Thailand, they had to stay in a hotel, at their own expense, and not leave their room or open their windows for 14 days. Yep same here in NZ ...
by manda
06 Jan 2021, 03:39
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 1168

Re: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles

I have always said that any head of government no matter what country they are in knew how to deal with this outbreak. If they don't then the scientists do and so do public health and so do epidemiologists...this is about standing back (leaders being able to put aside their egos) and allowing those...
by manda
02 Jan 2021, 08:05
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 1168

Re: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles

....I don't pretend to be an expert but it seems to me that the majority of these viruses originate from either close contact with intensively farmed animals or the illegal meat trade in wild animals. We need more vegetarians and vegans! Or, at the very least organic naturally farmed livestock. I c...
by manda
02 Jan 2021, 07:41
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 1168

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 won't talk about th...
by manda
02 Jan 2021, 02:12
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 1168

Re: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles

..... But it has to start somewhere, and I am not entirely dismissive of the idea that it was man made, and planned. ... ilona https://bgr.com/2020/03/19/coronavirus-update-covid-19-is-a-natural-evolution-not-man-made/ Which in summary says teams of researchers have analyzed the genome of the virus...
by manda
31 Dec 2020, 04:15
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Christmas pudding tropical style
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Christmas pudding tropical style

Now that is a fabulous idea....I've not done a frozen pudding. We always wait till midwinters here and then have a "Christmas dinner" then when the weather is right for it lol.. Christmas is always BBQ's of some sort - Toby likes to do something different every year - so this year we had a smoked br...
by manda
31 Dec 2020, 03:00
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 1168

Re: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles

When you think how many people the flu kills each year (WHO reckon 250-650,000) and as Coronaviruses do that has mutated ...COVID is going to behave in exactly the same way (as it has already started doing). What I don't understand if I'm being completely honest is why there are so many conspiracy t...
by manda
30 Dec 2020, 04:36
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: Things we could 'fix' in the past
Replies: 9
Views: 2459

Re: Things we could 'fix' in the past

Yes to the kettle thing. Me too ....why I have a stove top kettle ...And electric plugs - you used to be able to replace a plug, now it's all moulded together and if something stops working no way of telling if it's the plug or the appliance. Once it's out of the warranty period then that plug is g...
by manda
30 Dec 2020, 04:07
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles
Replies: 22
Views: 1168

Re: Covid again - a couple of interesting articles

I think Corona viruses will sit on hard surfaces and they can last longer that way (as opposed to landing on cardboard/material which probably either absorbs or breaks the outer membrane of the cell. I know in Auckland they had a case which they could only put down to a lift button. Someone who test...
by manda
19 Dec 2020, 04:33
Forum: Fun and Word Games
Topic: Who's this then No,2
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Who's this then No,2

Kate Bush deffo :-D
by manda
19 Dec 2020, 04:24
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Is there a 'season' for celery?
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Is there a 'season' for celery?

I love celery...cooked and raw. Raw I like to smear some peanut butter in the concave side ...delicious. I also love celery hearts steamed and either eaten just like that or with cheese sauce on them
by manda
08 Dec 2020, 23:20
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: The Vicar of Dibley
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: The Vicar of Dibley

I will have to look those up....I love the Vicar of Dibley although I don't know if it would be the same if they did it now....the absence of the Alice Tinker character, just for one, would be immense