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by Lavanda
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

I've just read that article and a long one on the origin of the virus; from animals but spliced in a lab and released by accident. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/03/exclusive-coronavirus-began-accident-disease-escaped-chinese/ There seem to be quite a few articles, in the mainstream press ...
by Lavanda
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

It took me a while to get the joke. Love it. Subtle and intelligent. No wonder it took me a while.
by Lavanda
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/polit ... es-longer/

Sorry. Don’t know what happened to the link above. My “full editor” symbols have been wonky since they turned red a week or so ago.
by Lavanda
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

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 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/politics/refuse-abide-bonkers-rules-longer/ 
Will the rebellion spread to Spain?
by Lavanda
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Made in China
Replies: 95
Views: 1984

Re: Made in China

That's an interesting statistic, Benal Pirate. I never knew that. Have you got the stats for the pollution transportation from China creates? I think saving the planet is still on the agenda and China's manufacturing base is one of the most polluting in the world.
by Lavanda
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

A cynical old bat like me might wonder exactly WHY the entire world shut down over a virus that kills such a tiny percentage of the population — in actual terms. Could it be that, in a world where every country's economy was heading south anyway and the fact, yes, fact, that most western countries a...
by Lavanda
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Lavanda
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

Me too, Gordon. The garden looks fantastic. I've actually cleaned the cooker, as well. Last time I did that I ended up in hospital on a respirator as I inhaled the fumes of the cleaning agent and nearly killed myself. Poxy cleaning. Silly idea, really.
by Lavanda
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

That's rather funny, DA, but I do empathise with how you feel about the whole visiting thing. On another matter, I just read an article in El País in English and this quote relating to foreign tourists coming to Spain, stood out: "“In Spain you will find physical distance but emotional closeness.”" ...
by Lavanda
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

Good post DA and I agree with it all. However, my brother and I were discussing me going to see our parents, 97 and 93 years old. Obviously, I wanted to consult him and get his input as they are OUR parents and we both want to see them but also keep them safe. It's a joint decision and I respect his...
by Lavanda
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

"It is a choice everyone is allowed, you need not be affected by the actions of people who you think are not "taking it seriously"." Agreed, DA but how do I know if the person beside me, who has just coughed, will affect me — or not? As for my brother, he was only advising me not to travel to the UK...
by Lavanda
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

I had a long chat with my brother in the UK this morning and he, too, is appalled at what is happening there. He told me not to even think of going to see our parents for months to come as the lack of seriousness and discipline over lockdown is sure to have dire consequences.
by Lavanda
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

... but I didn't write to imply that I lived in the centre of everything that is important and that I was in touch with the latest things happening. It doesn't matter and I'm not defensive "all the time" just some of the time.
by Lavanda
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

“I don’t live in some outback with no contact with the real world” Mark, that is offensive on so many levels for over half the people on this forum. ‘Outback’ no contact’ ‘real world’. We may not all be as amazing as you with your superior knowledge of everything but some of us are not completely ou...
by Lavanda
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

It is a huge problem. It’s already beyond 30°C here but people only wear masks in confined spaces such as shops. In the streets we do the distance thing rather than the masks BUT where I live there are few people so it is easier.
by Lavanda
Sun May 31, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in China
Replies: 95
Views: 1984

Re: Made in China

I was a fan of Bimba and Lola. The company comes from Vigo in Spain. I bought my first bag years and years ago when it was Made in Spain and it was pretty expensive — but as the bag was 'classical' and made of leather, etc, I thought the investment worth it. Over the years the bag was used and used ...
by Lavanda
Sun May 31, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in China
Replies: 95
Views: 1984

Re: Made in China

:lol: :lol: :lol: ... and great palaces.
by Lavanda
Sun May 31, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Made in China
Replies: 95
Views: 1984

Re: Made in China

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Lavanda
Sun May 31, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

"'ll leave that to the alt right and loony left." To be fair, Mark, we live in a society that allows us to think what we want and, mostly, to say what we want. Surely that's the whole point of the way we conduct ourselves? Alternative thinking on every single topic under the sun has been alive and w...
by Lavanda
Sun May 31, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1385
Views: 28562

Re: Coronavirus

Just a quickie before I go back to the Covid-19 thing: Mark, I'm RETIRED. As I wrote "We all chose what suits the way we want to live our life the best." That is a statement and not a value judgment. In my village, and the wider area, it has been decided that all village pools will remain closed. Th...