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by Lavanda
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Masks to be mandatory from next week in Andalucia
Replies: 15
Views: 313

Re: Masks to be mandatory from next week in Andalucia

I got here from Costakid's thread but a link to here would have been helpful. It has been made compulsory for us to wear masks in the whole of Extremadura because of a few new cases in Badajoz province. We have to wear them all the time. At dinner last night, unless we were actually eating and drink...
by Lavanda
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone read a good book lately ?
Replies: 93
Views: 17060

Re: Anyone read a good book lately ?

I've just finished 'Yo, Julia' by Santiago Posteguillo and I am now reading the sequel, 'Y Julia Retó a los Dioses'. It's the story of Juila Domna who was the wife of Septimio Severo, a Roman soldier, military strategist, governor and eventual Emperor of Rome. Together they founded the Servero dynas...
by Lavanda
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

It's not so much I do not want to be a burden to other people but I do not want to be a burden to me, either.
by Lavanda
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 77
Views: 2317

Re: Disappearing History

I agree, Katy. I'm surprised that Emma Thompson didn't pop up. However, I never said the protesters were white. I didn't specify a skin colour. I said they were middle class. It speaks volumes about Mark that he thinks black people cannot be middle class.
by Lavanda
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 77
Views: 2317

Re: Disappearing History

"Sorry but all this virtue-signalling by the middle-class-rent-a-mob is, quite frankly, ridiculous, misguided and misplaced."

I saw nothing in the photos that goes against what I wrote.
by Lavanda
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 77
Views: 2317

Re: Disappearing History

The strange thing about all this is that demonstrations against slavery have been selective. Some historical slavery — involving white people using black people as slaves — has made the most recent noise. No one can do anything about all that now but we can learn lessons and more on. However, we can...
by Lavanda
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

I did see the comment but didn’t reply because I did not agree with what he wrote but he is allowed to hold that view, isn’t he?
by Lavanda
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

Good point, Gerry.
by Lavanda
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

There are a few ‘alternative’ stories that have been gradually creeping up the pages of the pages in recent weeks. They are now at the top of most papers. They are different takes on how Covid-19 started and where it came from. They are not Conspiracy Theories but facts. However, I have some time on...
by Lavanda
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

Good post, Olive. When I told my parents that I couldn't come to visit them in case I brought the virus with me and killed then she said, "Darling, at our time of life that would be a blessing" — and she and my Dad are mentally and physically sound. I am completely fed-up with other people making de...
by Lavanda
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

:lol: :lol: :lol: I guess you don’t actually know me, Paul, no.

Fat lot of good to get vaccinated then, isn’t it?
by Lavanda
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

Herd immunity is what you get when you have a fit, healthy population that eat properly, exercise well, do not smoke or do drugs or loll about on a sofa all day eating crisps and have a tip-top immune system. If vaccinations gave herd immunity against x then why are so many people dying of y? ALL an...
by Lavanda
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

Spot on, Katy.
by Lavanda
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

I think that anything I would have done differently is, obviously, done with the benefit of hindsight. I actually agree with Beachcomber. The whole thing has been and still is ridiculous. Once the pattern of deaths of the sick and elderly became apparent I think Olive is right; protect the vulnerabl...
by Lavanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

Maybe we could throw open that question for everyone, as well?
by Lavanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

Brilliant idea!!!
by Lavanda
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

I've just been shopping in the Mercadona in 40ºC (but not in the shop, thank goodness) with mask and gloves on and my glasses so I can see things. I began to perspire. In fact, my face got hot, red and wet. Perspiration drops trickled into my eyes and stung. I was tempted to wipe my eyes but remembe...
by Lavanda
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

I don’t want to mix threads but if governments set up some actual, useful small manufacturing groups to make things people want, and will buy, and so support the local economy, instead of everyone buying Made in China, we might yet help people.
by Lavanda
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

'Poverty' is relative, though, Pamela.
by Lavanda
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1745
Views: 42107

Re: Coronavirus

Time to go veggie. It makes sense for the well-being of the planet, as well