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by Miro
Tue May 26, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

That's why increasingly "excess deaths" (over the same period for previous years' average) are being reported by various media. Current figures appearing for UK are around 55-60,000. Not sure if there's an official source for this figure; also, any comparison to other countries' excess death figures...
by Miro
Tue May 26, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Leaving spain
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Leaving spain

I think (just my opinion, don't quote me!) that if you want to ensure that you can safely avoid submitting a tax return for 2020, all you need to do is declare yourself (and your wife) to be tax resident in the UK by June 30th, i.e. by notifying HMRC of your UK address. The authorities are probably ...
by Miro
Mon May 25, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Forum software update
Replies: 46
Views: 1540

Re: Forum software update

Glad to see the issues on Chrome OS appear to have been resolved. Just wondering why I'm back to not receiving e-mail notifications for threads I'm subscribed to. Had this problem before & changed from my Hotmail account to Gmail, which resolved it, but now Gmail isn't getting them either (and yes, ...
by Miro
Fri May 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

I always find people using two hands to eat with chopsticks slightly irritating as well :wink:
by Miro
Thu May 21, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Forum software update
Replies: 46
Views: 1540

Re: Forum software update

Good to know it's not just me then!
by Miro
Thu May 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Forum software update
Replies: 46
Views: 1540

Re: Forum software update

No problems using the site on PC or mobile phone (Android/Chrome), but on Chromebook it's a bit of a mess. Anybody else using Chrome OS having problems / been able to test it? Two main problems: all the topics in the index are covered with little A.com logos; all the drop down menus are open and hav...
by Miro
Sat May 02, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

Better than drinking or injecting it :?
by Miro
Sat May 02, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
You can reorganise the columns to show in order of deaths/tests/cases per million of population. Whichever way you look at it, the situation in both Spain and the UK is pretty devastating & tragic
by Miro
Sat May 02, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

I'm finding all the discussion about who/what/where you are allowed out very interesting. From what I gather here and from talking to friends/former neighbours in Torremolinos, the lockdown in Spain has been far stricter than here in the UK. I live in a town of roughly the same size as Torremolinos ...
by Miro
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

Mr O´Leary has a slightly different take on things, as usual: https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2020/0416/1130817-oleary-on-ryanair-plans/ He also makes fairly good points re: social distancing. https://onemileatatime.com/ryanair-ceo-social-distancing/ TBH, leaving the middle seat empty isn't going t...
by Miro
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

Following on from my previous post, the same Fakebook friend has just posted a b&w photo alledgedly showing a family during the Spanish flu pandemic c.1918. Six family members, all wearing masks. One of them is holding a cat, which also appears to be wearing a face mask. How long before that goes vi...
by Miro
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

It just takes one or two to be seen taking measures and those who never thought about doing so start to think that they better do the same. I think social media has a lot to answer for - although I appreciate that no platform can control or account for the idiocy of it's users. I saw a post from a ...
by Miro
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

A lot of the lookies were legalised after been here x amount of years. Running the risk of being accused of going off-topic, I know...but surely if they were legalised they'd no longer be working as lookie men? After all, selling counterfeit goods on the beach isn't legal. I personally knew one bri...
by Miro
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

....would rather give it to an African. Just made me think....I wonder what all the look-see men are doing? Don't suppose there'll be any govt. help for them, unless they're registered as refugees/assylum seekers. Furthermore, I haven't seen any news items about migrants crossing the Med recently. ...
by Miro
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

I wonder if this may spell the end of dirt cheap flights though? Will the budget airlines survive? And how long before people feel confident going on cruises again?
by Miro
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

Strange, isn't it? Plenty of fresh peppers here, which almost certainly came from Spain! Forgot to mention, I did want some corriander seeds, but couldn't get them. I can live without. Yes, there is a very relaxed atmosphere everywhere & it feels very safe. Maybe because we live in an area with an e...
by Miro
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

Tesco says they have employed an extra 35,000 packers and drivers. Wonder how they managed that. Simple: Tim Wetherspoons told his 44,000 staff to go work for Tesco. If they have any sense, they will try to stay there rather than return to 'Spoons after this all settles down. First time out for 8 d...
by Miro
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

Plenty in the news about what various countries are (or are not) doing to contain the spread of infections & limit the fatalities - but I haven't come across anything to explain how Portugal is keeping the numbers so low. Did they close the border with Spain early on? Latest figure is 76 deaths, whi...
by Miro
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

Swedes also tend to be very pragmatic and sensible, without having to be told to be. I was speaking to a friend of mine in Falkenberg (between Malmö & Gothenburg) earlier. Although they have no enforced lockdown, he's staying home, and ordering home deliveries, which he never has done before. Anothe...
by Miro
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1452
Views: 29958

Re: Coronavirus

I signed up for a daily update e-mail from the BBC on the coronavirus situation. Amongst all the doom and gloom, today's message announced "a live page dedicated to all the positive news - the acts of kindness, the reasons to find hope". Thinking I could do with a bit of that, I clicked the link - o...