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Forum: Social Forum 28th March 2020, 11:02
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By Gate Keeper
I saw the report on Sky news this morning and...

I saw the report on Sky news this morning and even though they said the symptoms are mild, both had red congested looking noses. Keeping politics out of it, I hope they progress to make a full...
Forum: Social Forum 28th March 2020, 10:51
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Jeff, in contrast to the cat rescue,...

Good morning Jeff, in contrast to the cat rescue, the local dog rescue is completely empty. People had been taking the dogs from the rescue for companionship and for protection.
Forum: Social Forum 28th March 2020, 08:08
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
How lucky we are :} We have a flat on the...

How lucky we are :}

We have a flat on the top 4th floor of a block of flats in Bristol. There is no lift. I was there 3 weeks ago and not once did I touch the hand rail for fear of being...
Forum: Photography Corner 28th March 2020, 07:57
Replies: 257
Views: 22,366
Posted By Gate Keeper
Seen in and around the garden yesterday were a...

Seen in and around the garden yesterday were a few birds......in the first photo, the Thrush is tucking into discarded Flying Ant wings
...
Forum: Social Forum 28th March 2020, 07:14
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, how is everyone? Quite well I...

Good morning all, how is everyone? Quite well I hope. Itís time for a cuppa :drool4:
Forum: Social Forum 28th March 2020, 07:11
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Clive, are you going abroad?...

Good morning Clive, are you going abroad? Hopefully your holiday can be resumed.

Tonight the British government in conjunction with British Airways has organised 2 flights to leave at around...
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2020, 08:47
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning folks and reprobates :} :} welcome...

Good morning folks and reprobates :} :} welcome to the day.

A curfew starts at 7pm this evening. Hopefully this will save lives in reducing the spread of the virus. I have placed an order with a...
Forum: Social Forum 27th March 2020, 08:30
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By Gate Keeper
There are members of this club who are NHS staff,...

There are members of this club who are NHS staff, doctors, dentists, nurses, paramedics, ambulance crew, cleaners, Admin, Hospital porters or Hospital Van drivers, who I am sure they are all very...
Forum: Technology Forum 27th March 2020, 08:14
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thank you Rod, I have used AVG and I found it was...

Thank you Rod, I have used AVG and I found it was easy to use. Currently £74.99 for 10 devices.
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 11:43
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
A restful looking photo Jeff of Molly the cat,...

A restful looking photo Jeff of Molly the cat, cleverly done with the light. I wonder what treats Molly had to get her to pose? Top quality photo :}

Here is a link to something possibly useful....
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 09:43
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning everyone, how is the day looking? ...

Good morning everyone, how is the day looking?

A busy morning, made the tea for the boss, then did the laundry and put it out on the line, 26C, so it should only take a couple of hours to dry....
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 09:30
Replies: 151,673
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Oh my, what ever next ;)

Oh my, what ever next ;)
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 07:18
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
I use Facebook for the same reason to see what my...

I use Facebook for the same reason to see what my friends and family are up to and I belong a specialist 4x4/Photography group. Some of the news feed is interesting, but some of it is absolute...
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 07:07
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
How true and if it comes off, it will save...

How true and if it comes off, it will save thousands of lives.
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 06:05
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Derek, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Derek, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Great Day :birthday::band::party::birthday2::wine::pepsi:
Forum: Social Forum 26th March 2020, 06:01
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
This looks promising: Dyson to produce 15,000...

This looks promising: Dyson to produce 15,000 ventilators called the Co Vent from scratch within weeks. Source, Financial Times...
Forum: Technology Forum 26th March 2020, 05:46
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thank you very much for stepping up with a...

Thank you very much for stepping up with a solution. I like the Avast interface, easy on the eye and itís not resource hungry. I will give it a whirl. Kapersky sales were down by 8% last year became...
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2020, 17:35
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
I learned today Nairobi is being handed over to...

I learned today Nairobi is being handed over to the military and from this Friday between dusk and dawn, the country will be under curfew. This is to stop people going to illegal nightclubs and bars...
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2020, 17:25
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Pervert :D

Pervert :D
Forum: Technology Forum 25th March 2020, 14:47
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Gate Keeper
Mac internet security & anti-virus software

My current McAfee antivirus software is valid for 10 devices and due to run out in 3 days time. I stopped the renewal package, as it wanted to take £65 and that was for a deal reduced from £89. First...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 25th March 2020, 13:41
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Fred, highly commendable for you to come up...

Hi Fred, highly commendable for you to come up with this forward thinking plan:bowdown::bowdown:

If that doesn't come off because of the regulations, how about a 'Live stream group' using...
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2020, 07:31
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Jeff, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Jeff, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Great Day :wine::birthday2::birthday::birthday2::party:
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2020, 07:27
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning everyone, welcome to the day :}

Good morning everyone, welcome to the day :}
Forum: Social Forum 25th March 2020, 07:25
Replies: 60
Views: 1,436
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thank you for your good wishes. I am sorry to...

Thank you for your good wishes. I am sorry to hear you will lose your holiday to Spain in late May. Hopefully you will get all of your money back.

I had an email yesterday from the Foreign &...
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 16:44
Replies: 25
Views: 542
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thank you for sharing the photos of the aircraft...

Thank you for sharing the photos of the aircraft models and the shelves.

Making models takes precision, a steady hand and a lot of patience?

My Father-In-Law took up model making after he had...
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 16:31
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Its happy news Richard you are still able to...

Its happy news Richard you are still able to work, what a relief for you.
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 16:25
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Its great to hear you are ok and getting out into...

Its great to hear you are ok and getting out into the garden Ian :}:} Pampas grasses are really attractive to look at.

I'd love a lawn mower like the one you have in the photo. A Honda petrol...
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 11:49
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Gate Keeper
Congratulations Bob, you have done the car, the...

Congratulations Bob, you have done the car, the club and yourself proud. Enjoy the ďfeel good factorĒ......

Remember this? A little video I shot many years ago of your pride and joy at a meet :}...
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 07:16
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Bob, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Bob, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Great Day:pepsi::wine::birthday::birthday2::party:
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 06:56
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, how is everyone? I had an email...

Good morning all, how is everyone? I had an email at 05:00 today from UK gov, saying “return home now”. We have decided to stay. Tough times ahead for all of us where ever we are in the world. The...
Forum: Social Forum 24th March 2020, 06:52
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Richard, the coach and travel...

Good morning Richard, the coach and travel company my niece and her husband own in the Midlands, was ordered to close by the government last week. If they had been allowed to run, Iíd made sure they...
Forum: Photography Corner 24th March 2020, 06:44
Replies: 257
Views: 22,366
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thank you Fred, for that excellent comment :}:}

Thank you Fred, for that excellent comment :}:}
Forum: Photography Corner 24th March 2020, 06:42
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By Gate Keeper
ďWelcome to the day and be happyĒ is what your...

ďWelcome to the day and be happyĒ is what your photo says to me. It certainly has the wow about it. Thank you both for sharing.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2020, 16:36
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Greetings from Africa Rod :} I see it as a...

Greetings from Africa Rod :}

I see it as a form of denial, it is how people cope in desperate times. It will take a shock like something happening to them at a personal level before it hits them...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2020, 15:06
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
The British government have offered to evacuate...

The British government have offered to evacuate British citizens by air back to the UK, then quarantine. Full marks to the British High Commission in Kenya for organising this initiative, available...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd March 2020, 10:37
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
How is everyone? Are we all keeping a lookout for...

How is everyone? Are we all keeping a lookout for each other? :}

From midnight on Wednesday this week, all flights in and out of Kenya will stop and anyone arriving in the country before then,...
Forum: Photography Corner 23rd March 2020, 10:23
Replies: 257
Views: 22,366
Posted By Gate Keeper
This pretty butterfly was seen 2 days ago in the...

This pretty butterfly was seen 2 days ago in the garden, sucking up the sap from a tree bark. A Charaxes Candiope butterfly with a wingspan of 70-80mm. Also known as Green Veined Charaxes. The upper...
Forum: Photography Corner 23rd March 2020, 10:13
Replies: 257
Views: 22,366
Posted By Gate Keeper
One of natures mysteries how a plant can look...

One of natures mysteries how a plant can look like fibre optics, you are right Andy, it does :}

Pulling back from the flower gives it another angle, seen here on the forest edge amongst high...
Forum: Photography Corner 23rd March 2020, 10:08
Replies: 128
Views: 12,064
Posted By Gate Keeper
Fascinating photos Andy, do you have an...

Fascinating photos Andy, do you have an alibi/storyi lined up in case you get stopped and questioned by security? :bowdown:

Years ago, I inadvertently drove into RAF Valley through an unmanned...
Forum: Photography Corner 21st March 2020, 17:49
Replies: 257
Views: 22,366
Posted By Gate Keeper
Seen today in the garden (Nairobi), a species of...

Seen today in the garden (Nairobi), a species of flowering plants of the genus Calliandra in the Fabaceae family.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49683642467_74294e0bd8_b.jpg...
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2020, 11:12
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Gate Keeper
Roy&Rosebud, remember when Rosemary passed away a...

Roy&Rosebud, remember when Rosemary passed away a few years ago? A delightful couple who donít have any family. Some of us knew them through club meetings. I wonder if Roy needs some help
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2020, 11:01
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning everyone. I hope your all keeping...

Good morning everyone. I hope your all keeping okay. I just spent a couple of hours in the forest and garden taking photos of things natural, but had to come in because of it being too hot and humid....
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2020, 10:28
Replies: 7
Views: 107
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Mike, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Mike, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Fantastic Day:birthday::band::birthday2::party::pepsi::wine:
Forum: Social Forum 21st March 2020, 06:39
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
A strong point and thank you for making it....

A strong point and thank you for making it. Gardening and growing vegetables is very comforting if one has a garden and itís not that difficult to do. Just before Christmas we had poachers raid our...
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2020, 21:19
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Gate Keeper
Talking of cheese, I have a lovely stale Welsh...

Talking of cheese, I have a lovely stale Welsh Rarebit I have been saving up :D
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2020, 10:44
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Welcome to the day Col :} A lot of this you...

Welcome to the day Col :}

A lot of this you will know. If you can, get yourself a humidifier/dryer machine for when the contractors have left. Claim it from the insurance. You will need the...
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2020, 10:24
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Clive From the description...

Good morning Clive

From the description given and the cost of about just under £1000, I would say they were CPAP and not the ventilators needed for ICU which cost from around £5000 plus. When I...
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2020, 10:12
Replies: 75
Views: 3,097
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thank you Mr K for such a speedy and thoughtful...

Thank you Mr K for such a speedy and thoughtful reply. At the farm on the Helderberg in a cupboard, I still have the new OEM bearings and ABS sensor you asked for (ages ago). I was hoping to post...
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2020, 09:38
Replies: 75
Views: 3,097
Posted By Gate Keeper
Who are they, do you know them?

Who are they, do you know them?
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2020, 07:22
Replies: 75
Views: 3,097
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Mr K, I have never seen you as a...

Good morning Mr K, I have never seen you as a pawn ;) or do feel your being manipulated?

We were supposed to have flown down to the Cape on Wednesday to start a new building project, but have...
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2020, 06:56
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thank you all for the feedback. I donít know why...

Thank you all for the feedback. I donít know why some peopleís feet become larger. I gather womenís bra sizes have also become larger over the years. Is there a connection, who knows......;)
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2020, 06:47
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Was that the first course Andy? It looks...

Was that the first course Andy? It looks thoroughly healthy and yummy :drool4:

Good morning all, how is everyone? On day 12 of self-isolation. Today I will clean upstairs, then detailed cleaning,...
Forum: Social Forum 20th March 2020, 06:24
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Health care here is all private, except treatment...

Health care here is all private, except treatment for HIV/Aids which is free. That was true until the government announced a couple of days ago, they will be making Sanitizers and issuing them for...
Forum: Social Forum 19th March 2020, 14:33
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
I am on day 11 of self-quarantine and itís not...

I am on day 11 of self-quarantine and itís not been too difficult. This morning I mopped the floors with floor cleaner and disinfectant, cleaned the phones, then I did detailed cleaning of the door...
Forum: Social Forum 18th March 2020, 07:38
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning John, please donít hesitate to call...

Good morning John, please donít hesitate to call your GP if you feel you are deteriorating. If itís a chest infection, it can be treated ;)
Forum: Social Forum 18th March 2020, 07:33
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Clive https://nextdoor.co.uk/ This...

Good morning Clive
https://nextdoor.co.uk/ This may help, also available via the iPhone App Store.
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2020, 15:53
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi John, I am sorry to hear you have a bad chest,...

Hi John, I am sorry to hear you have a bad chest, watery eyes following the flu injection. I sincerely hope you will improve and come out of it soon. Do you think the vaccination has caused your...
Forum: Social Forum 17th March 2020, 11:40
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi John, We belong to an organisation called...

Hi John,

We belong to an organisation called ďNextdoorĒ. Next door is to do with neighbours helping each other out, exchanging information about the locality your living in, buy or sell and there...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2020, 22:04
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Evening Rod, I am due to fly back to London on...

Evening Rod, I am due to fly back to London on KLM on 30 May, but the Kenyan government has put a block on all travellers arriving in from any country which has the virus and this includes the UK. I...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2020, 12:11
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
I am relieved to hear Angela is okay and will be...

I am relieved to hear Angela is okay and will be home on the coach. Your council tax looks expensive. Slightly cheaper in Bristol at £1,464 for band B :}
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2020, 12:07
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
It wonít do you any harm Jeff to have a quiet...

It wonít do you any harm Jeff to have a quiet day. I am on day 7 since arriving back in Nairobi and I am still feeling okay, no fever, no breathlessness, no complaints. We donít go out at night and...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2020, 07:47
Replies: 60
Views: 1,436
Posted By Gate Keeper
My apologies Cliff, as has been pointed out, the...

My apologies Cliff, as has been pointed out, the money has not been lost. Itís now back up. Remember Kaupthing, Singer & Fredlander, on that occasion our money was frozen by the UK government and it...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2020, 07:36
Replies: 60
Views: 1,436
Posted By Gate Keeper
My apologies, lost is the wrong word. Thank you...

My apologies, lost is the wrong word. Thank you for pointing it out :} Our investments mostly in the USA markets went down by 9%. Since the fed cut the interest rates yesterday, now the values have...
Forum: Social Forum 16th March 2020, 07:19
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, how is everyone?

Good morning all, how is everyone?
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2020, 20:51
Replies: 60
Views: 1,436
Posted By Gate Keeper
We canít bear to watch the business news Cliff,...

We canít bear to watch the business news Cliff, as we lost £120K in the past few days on the stock market and since my return from London on 13 March, I have been told to go into self-quarantine for...
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2020, 18:59
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
The decision to fly to South Africa or not this...

The decision to fly to South Africa or not this Wednesday has been taken out of my hands and postponed until the end of October. Today 2 more cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Kenya. Because I arrived...
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2020, 18:14
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
The decision to fly to South Africa or not this...

The decision to fly to South Africa or not this Wednesday has been taken out of my hands and postponed until the end of October. Today 2 more cases of Covid-19 confirmed. Because I arrived from...
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2020, 07:46
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, how is everyone coping? do...

Good morning all, how is everyone coping? do people understand about social distancing?

I saw yesterday Mr Trump shaking hands with people in the Rose Room. Fortunately he tested negative but a...
Forum: Social Forum 15th March 2020, 07:40
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all from a hot and sunny Nairobi....

Good morning all from a hot and sunny Nairobi. How is everyone coping with the virus, is there a sense of panic?

It is certainly life changing with its implications. I feel for people who are...
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2020, 19:26
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Denis, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Denis, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Beautiful Day :wine::pepsi::birthday2::birthday::party:
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2020, 19:22
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Julian, A belated Happy Birthday and Many...

Hi Julian, A belated Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a fun day :birthday::birthday2::party::pepsi::wine:
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2020, 19:17
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
The first cut of the season Ian and hopefully a...

The first cut of the season Ian and hopefully a good sign of warmer weather to come. Take care my friend :} I was chatting to someone I know online today and he is a bit of a hoarder. Last year, he...
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2020, 11:25
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
A question was asked by someone on the World...

A question was asked by someone on the World Service, why do people panic buy?

The professional in human behaviour replied:

Panic buying is something the consumer has control over whilst having...
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2020, 08:10
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Quote: Originally Posted by mbev51 I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbev51

I didnít see it MGjohn, it just made sense to me how you described the experts view. My wife and I are due to fly back from NZ on 23rd, we are just keeping...
Forum: Social Forum 14th March 2020, 08:06
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
From yesterday all flights in and out of Kenya...

From yesterday all flights in and out of Kenya have been suspended. Public gatherings, religious crusades banned, etc, taxis and buses will be disinfected and sprayed daily. Kenya had its first case...
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2020, 10:45
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Gate Keeper
For Christmas I was given a san disk 64gb micro...

For Christmas I was given a san disk 64gb micro SD card and when I tried it on my MacBook Pro to view dash cam footage, it flashed up as being suitable only for Android. I reformatted and it made no...
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2020, 09:04
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
If your in the high risk group have you...

If your in the high risk group have you considered postponing your flight back until after the virus in the uk has peaked?
Forum: Social Forum 13th March 2020, 08:56
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, how is everyone? Itís currently...

Good morning all, how is everyone? Itís currently 23C here and 26C is forecast with isolated thunderstorms.
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2020, 18:16
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Gate Keeper
Driving shoes

In my forties, I used to have feet sized 10. Now they are size 12 and I am wondering if anyone else has this problem, could it be age related or peculiar to something else? Thank you.

As the feet...
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2020, 08:25
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, how is everyone?

Good morning all, how is everyone?
Forum: Social Forum 11th March 2020, 08:23
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Were you not offered the flu and Pneumonia jab?...

Were you not offered the flu and Pneumonia jab? Pneumonia is the ďOld mans friendĒ ;)
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2020, 23:48
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
UK Surgeon tests positive for coronavirus and may...

UK Surgeon tests positive for coronavirus and may have infected patients...
Forum: Social Forum 10th March 2020, 12:59
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
My niece and her husband are flying to Fort...

My niece and her husband are flying to Fort Lauderdale next Sunday, then they are going from on a Caribbean cruise. They own a large coach company in the midlands which offers coaching holidays to...
Forum: Social Forum 9th March 2020, 22:29
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Not wishing to interfere, but :} I brought...

Not wishing to interfere, but :}

I brought out some waterproof Ďsmartí solar panels out to Kenya in my luggage and I support what you are saying Andy about the panels just needing daylight and not...
Forum: Social Forum 9th March 2020, 17:22
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Evening all, arrived safely to the afternoon heat...

Evening all, arrived safely to the afternoon heat of 28C. Quite a pleasant flight, the plane was half full which meant I had a row of seats to myself and didnít have anyone next to me breaking wind...
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2020, 13:24
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
A pack of 5 toilet rolls yesterday on Facebook,...

A pack of 5 toilet rolls yesterday on Facebook, fetching thousands of pounds. I wonder who was silly enough to buy them. Moving on, heading back to Africa. Peter H is very kindly giving me a lift to...
Forum: Social Forum 8th March 2020, 09:08
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, whatís everyone up to? First in...

Good morning all, whatís everyone up to? First in today :}

I have checked in online for the flight tonight. Later on, I am driving to Reading where the car goes into storage until the summer. From...
Forum: Social Forum 6th March 2020, 17:53
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi David, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi David, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Beautiful Day :wine::pepsi::birthday::birthday2::party:
Forum: Social Forum 6th March 2020, 17:49
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Al, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Al, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Fantastic Day:birthday::birthday2::party::pepsi::wine:
Forum: Social Forum 6th March 2020, 17:44
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Posted By Gate Keeper
How thoughtful and considerate of you Clive to...

How thoughtful and considerate of you Clive to help out with the 4x4 Response Initiative.

I am hoping this virus will bring the nation together with the Dunkirk spirit. I am thinking of the...
Forum: Social Forum 6th March 2020, 17:32
Replies: 151,673
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Oh thank you Ian. I suspect itís a small...

Oh thank you Ian. I suspect itís a small Pneumothorax, a small collapse of the lung caused by the vomiting episode I had with the food poisoning in November. A small Pneumothorax usually fixes itself...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 6th March 2020, 17:12
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Gate Keeper
A fair question. I have the extra write off cover...

A fair question. I have the extra write off cover for 3K. The premium for the extra write off was £40. When I moved from London to Bristol last November my insurance dropped by £100 on renewal. In...
Forum: Social Forum 6th March 2020, 09:51
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Richard, good morning all. In answer...

Good morning Richard, good morning all. In answer to your question, there is only an intermittent dull ache and no breathlessness. To look at, I don’t appear to be ill at all. But as a precaution, I...
Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2020, 22:50
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Evening all, I saw the surgeon this evening at a...

Evening all, I saw the surgeon this evening at a hospital in Bristol and asked him to explain the CT scan I had in Nairobi in November. What he explained was a surprise.

The nodule inside the...
Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2020, 12:33
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, what a grey day :}

Good morning all, what a grey day :}
Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2020, 12:28
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Andy, I have a niece who lives in...

Good morning Andy, I have a niece who lives in Italy, she is a single parent with a young baby. She works as a travel agent. She feels the Italian government are over reacting by closing the schools,...
Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2020, 12:05
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
I agree :}, we feel the same and I think Covid-19...

I agree :}, we feel the same and I think Covid-19 is going to have a major downturn on the travel industry worldwide. Chinese airlines are offering flights as low as 13 USD and some of the U.S...
Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2020, 11:36
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Fred, when you say close to home,...

Good morning Fred, when you say close to home, can you please elaborate?
Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2020, 11:33
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
By coincidence, a nephew flew out to Singapore...

By coincidence, a nephew flew out to Singapore last month for an interview to head up a department for Dyson. He got the job, but he has been allowed an opt out clause, whereby for whatever reason,...
Forum: Social Forum 5th March 2020, 11:27
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Clive, I have a niece and her...

Good morning Clive, I have a niece and her husband, both are addicted to cruises. On Sunday they are flying from London to Fort Lauderdale to go on a caribbean cruise, its something we have no...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2020, 12:34
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Due to panic buying, there is a world shortage of...

Due to panic buying, there is a world shortage of toilet paper with rolls of paper being sold on the dark web for thousands of dollars. How will you manage to conduct yourself in a public toilet if...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: London & The South 4th March 2020, 12:18
Replies: 46
Views: 1,693
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Paul, We send you our love and...

Hi Paul,

We send you our love and condolences at this difficult time. We are sorry to hear about Jen, Rest in Peace. Hopefully we will see you back at the meets when you are ready.

Sincerest...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2020, 10:39
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Clive This news has not reached...

Good morning Clive

This news has not reached the international stage.

https://youtu.be/vS7GeaK_-x8 A very disturbing story in the video of how Southern China Airlines sneaked an airliner with...
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2020, 00:18
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Richard, thank you very much for your good wishes...

Richard, thank you very much for your good wishes for my scan results due in this Thursday.
Forum: Social Forum 4th March 2020, 00:10
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Moving on: Todayís Action Plan from the...

Moving on:

Todayís Action Plan from the Department of Health and Social Care UK Government - 28 pages in pdf
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2020, 23:54
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Please donít use your reply to me to mention...

Please donít use your reply to me to mention Brexit, I am being polite. Brexit is old news. Letís stick with the Coronavirus discussion. Are you still abroad, if so, how is the virus affecting the...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2020, 18:45
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Gate Keeper
Here is one which always brings a smile to my...

Here is one which always brings a smile to my face ;) reminiscing from the Des O Connor show with Stan Boardman and the Fokker https://youtu.be/-8Yf5B6GbYk ;);)
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2020, 18:32
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
In South Africa 8 million people are living with...

In South Africa 8 million people are living with HIV.
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2020, 11:46
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Craig, Here is my itinerary: Fly...

Hi Craig,

Here is my itinerary:

Fly London - Nairobi via Addis Ababa on Sunday 8 March, a night flight.
On 17 March, Fly Nairobi to Cape Town via Addis Ababa.
23 March meet the building...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2020, 11:33
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Your looking like a cool cat, ya smoothie :D

Your looking like a cool cat, ya smoothie :D
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2020, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Gate Keeper
Are the worst offenders MG ZT and Rover 75...

Are the worst offenders MG ZT and Rover 75 owners? ;)
Forum: Social Forum 3rd March 2020, 11:27
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thank you for clarifying the washing of hands...

Thank you for clarifying the washing of hands procedure, spot on. When I worked in theatres the procedure was called ďscrubbing up twice and then slipping on the gloves without touching the outside...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st March 2020, 15:02
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Col :} Several years ago, had one posted to me...

Hi Col :} Several years ago, had one posted to me from a banned trader who lived in Bexhill On Sea postage £17. The bumper was £50. I was lucky it arrived in immaculate condition, bubble wrapped...
Forum: Social Forum 29th February 2020, 23:05
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Evening Richard, I see you have had another full...

Evening Richard, I see you have had another full day.
Forum: Social Forum 29th February 2020, 23:03
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Evening all :} Last night when I turned the...

Evening all :} Last night when I turned the lights out, I could hear the wind and the rain bashing against the bedroom window. It had a soporific effect and gave the best sleep I have had in ages.
...
Forum: Social Forum 29th February 2020, 22:37
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Wink Thank you for those points. Actually wearing...

Thank you for those points.

Actually wearing a mask is to stop bugs being transmitted by the mask wearer to others in close proximity ;)

You have shouted ďCorrectlyĒ. Go on then, what is the...
Forum: Social Forum 28th February 2020, 02:40
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Ahh the piggy snouts! Itís enough to turn one...

Ahh the piggy snouts! Itís enough to turn one into a vegetarian. Bless Miss Piggy :D
Forum: Social Forum 27th February 2020, 20:38
Replies: 151,673
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Posted By Gate Keeper
This is the second time in 10 years I have had to...

This is the second time in 10 years I have had to replace the light seals. I suppose it is not too bad for a car which is 21 years old.

I will certainly carry out the checks in the other areas...
Forum: Social Forum 27th February 2020, 13:07
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning everyone :} This morning it is...

Good morning everyone :}

This morning it is chilly and the sun is shining, with no rain at the moment.

Yesterday I removed the boot carpets and last night I treated them, soaking overnight with...
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2020, 23:03
Replies: 151,673
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Cheers Rod, Jessica is currently in Nairobi and I...

Cheers Rod, Jessica is currently in Nairobi and I have told her this evening about the meet. We like your proposal :} :}
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2020, 22:54
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
Warning! Please donít view this link if you are...

Warning!
Please donít view this link if you are of a sensitive nature, as it could be upsetting. In the link below is a video and description showing a pretty young lady eating a bat in bat soup in...
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2020, 18:30
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
I was in B&Q yesterday and there was a good...

I was in B&Q yesterday and there was a good supply of face masks at £2.30 for two, with the N95 filter. There were also other masks. Simple half face folding flat masks were cheaper and some others...
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2020, 17:43
Replies: 151,673
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Bob When I lived in Hampstead, I had a...

Hi Bob

When I lived in Hampstead, I had a falling out with a N London Vauxhall dealer over shoddy body work and took the dealer to court. During a storm, a street boarding was blown onto the...
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2020, 17:10
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Cheers Rod and Angela :} We are 20 miles from...

Cheers Rod and Angela :} We are 20 miles from Slimbridge and can come over to you, go out and have a meal. What fun, so we will be around.
Forum: Social Forum 26th February 2020, 09:47
Replies: 151,673
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Rod, good morning all :} When...

Good morning Rod, good morning all :}

When will you be at Slimbridge? As a kid, I used to go there on school trips to the bird sanctuary and it was always a fascinating visit, a haven for the...
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2020, 12:43
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
I can only speak from personal experience. ...

I can only speak from personal experience.

On the flight from Nairobi to Addis a Boeing 737-800, a local got onto the plane, a large man carrying 3 laundry bags full of clothes, he also had cabin...
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2020, 10:20
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Steve, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Steve, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Fantastic Day:wine::pepsi::birthday::birthday2::party:
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2020, 10:13
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all and welcome to the day :} ...

Good morning all and welcome to the day :}

The boot of the 75 is wet, I have ordered a set of rear light cluster seals and some tubes of red rubber seal. I will have to remove the carpet and dry...
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2020, 00:19
Replies: 151,673
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Andy that is a meal I could enjoy, it looks...

Andy that is a meal I could enjoy, it looks thoroughly healthy:drool4: A few days ago, I had a meal with Rover54 at the Ace Cafe. He had a battered fish n chips, which later repeated on him...Shame...
Forum: Social Forum 25th February 2020, 00:05
Replies: 629
Views: 14,839
Posted By Gate Keeper
The British government has the infrastructure and...

The British government has the infrastructure and resources to manage the virus, compared to some of the other countries around the world which are struggling or do not have the resources.

Last...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th February 2020, 23:33
Replies: 69
Views: 5,308
Posted By Gate Keeper
I have met Brian several times over the years and...

I have met Brian several times over the years and we have have been here before with Brian saying he is leaving. If he needs time out from the club, or there are pressures we can't possibly know...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2020, 13:38
Replies: 151,673
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Thank you Steve, Pongos R Us....love it :D ...

Thank you Steve, Pongos R Us....love it :D

Thank you for those thoughts and for the feedback, thank you very much :bowdown::bowdown:

You will know this, but some won't. In some cultures,...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2020, 13:26
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Posted By Gate Keeper
I hope it all works out for you Richard if you...

I hope it all works out for you Richard if you decide to go ahead with the Trafic. In Auto Trader it scores 5/5 in reliability and they said.......

"It comes with a pretty standard three-year,...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2020, 12:49
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Bob, a day in bed won't do you any...

Good morning Bob, a day in bed won't do you any harm and before you know it, you'll be up and about. You have an iron constitution and nothing keeps you down for too long.
Forum: Photography Corner 23rd February 2020, 12:11
Replies: 624
Views: 69,727
Posted By Gate Keeper
Superb photos, full of detail, life and...

Superb photos, full of detail, life and atmosphere. I really like the way you frame the photos, as though they are floating.

I had a good result from my scan in London and have been given more...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2020, 11:07
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By Gate Keeper
:wine::pepsi::birthday2::party::birthday:Hi Alan,...

:wine::pepsi::birthday2::party::birthday:Hi Alan, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns, Have a Fun Day
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2020, 11:03
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Gate Keeper
Is marraige an institution? What ever it is, Dawn...

Is marraige an institution? What ever it is, Dawn and Julien you have made it work and you are a tribute to each other. Congratulations and love from Jessica and I :} x
Forum: Social Forum 23rd February 2020, 10:57
Replies: 26
Views: 1,075
Posted By Gate Keeper
Belated birthday wishes Brian from Jessica and I...

Belated birthday wishes Brian from Jessica and I :} x
Forum: Social Forum 21st February 2020, 17:45
Replies: 151,673
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Ha ha!:} :D What plans Rod do you have for...

Ha ha!:} :D

What plans Rod do you have for this year with the house? A new floor?
Forum: Social Forum 21st February 2020, 17:35
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Gate Keeper
To avoid confusion, we have several properties in...

To avoid confusion, we have several properties in 3 countries. Last November, we moved from North London to the outskirts of Bristol into a flat on the 4th floor (no lift). I used a professional...
Forum: Social Forum 21st February 2020, 17:06
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Cheers Rod :} It would be great not to have...

Cheers Rod :} It would be great not to have anymore ops in the year ahead.

Yesterday I drove from London to Bristol in the 75 and what happy motoring it was, everything in the car worked. When I...
Forum: Social Forum 21st February 2020, 11:27
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Phil, what are you up to today? Hopefully lots...

Hi Phil, what are you up to today? Hopefully lots of treats. Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns :wine::pepsi::birthday::party::birthday2:
Forum: Social Forum 21st February 2020, 11:13
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all.....:} thank you for reading. ...

Good morning all.....:} thank you for reading.

Thank you Steve for the crabbing update. With your special insight, it’s fascinating to read through it and see everything.....:bowdown:


I have...
Forum: Social Forum 18th February 2020, 10:57
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Ian, that was probably the double...

Good morning Ian, that was probably the double decker A380 doing a side slip landing into the wind where it lands side-on and turns itís nose straight into the wind in the last possible moment, with...
Forum: Social Forum 18th February 2020, 10:52
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thank you Andy, the only thing I was not that...

Thank you Andy, the only thing I was not that adventurous when I went into the gents in the terminal building in Addis. The stalls and lockupís were heavily congested with people wearing and not...
Forum: Social Forum 18th February 2020, 09:10
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all and welcome to the day :} I had...

Good morning all and welcome to the day :} I had a good flight in from Ethiopia yesterday and a nice landing at Heathrow with no turbulence. Ethiopian Airlines, new planes and the A350 was half empty...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th February 2020, 14:08
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By Gate Keeper
Last summer I had the use of Rover 75 diesel...

Last summer I had the use of Rover 75 diesel tourer for 2 weeks. I had never driven one before and what a revelation it was. A positive and enjoyable experience. The next thing which I have never...
Forum: Photography Corner 16th February 2020, 09:24
Replies: 257
Views: 22,366
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hadeda also called Hadada Ibis or bin chickens :}...

Hadeda also called Hadada Ibis or bin chickens :} Seen in the garden, 2 young Ibis hunting for worms and bugs .....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49537068512_5915df211a_c.jpg...
Forum: Social Forum 16th February 2020, 08:44
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By Gate Keeper
A superb photo John and Jan, thank you very much...

A superb photo John and Jan, thank you very much for the photo of Derwentwater. It looks very cold to be there with the snow capped hills and views, a beautiful location. Thank you for the birthday...
Forum: Social Forum 16th February 2020, 07:25
Replies: 151,673
Views: 4,761,584
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all :} An early start at 02:00...

Good morning all :}

An early start at 02:00 for the 5 a.m flight tomorrow to London via Addis Ababa. I should be able to make it, weather permitting :}

Whatís everyone up to?
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