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by Miro
Thu May 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Forum software update
Replies: 48
Views: 7382

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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: 2150
Views: 85553

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...
by Miro
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2150
Views: 85553

Re: Coronavirus

...El Pais has been reporting re. Prioritising treatment. Locals in Murcia were outraged about people from Northern Spain visiting and straining Salud...where the expats would stand if there was a decision to be made. I wouldn’t like to be lingering on an Italian hospital bed right now. Same storie...
by Miro
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2150
Views: 85553

Re: Coronavirus

Worrying about future holidays wouldn't be high on my list of priorities right now either.
by Miro
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2150
Views: 85553

Re: Coronavirus

...travel companies are the greediest in the world next to the insurance companies and banks, there's no way they'll stop selling and no way they'll refund... I'm keeping tabs on the situation for a relative who is in Fuertaventura, originally due to fly back to Liverpool tomorrow with easyJet. Fli...
by Miro
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Corona virus Spanish lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Re: Corona virus Spanish lockdown

Ryanair "severely reduce" flights to/from Spain until Thursday: https://twitter.com/Ryanair/status/1239 ... 47/photo/1
by Miro
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Corona virus Spanish lockdown
Replies: 11
Views: 2026

Re: Corona virus Spanish lockdown

easyJet announced this morning they are cancelling all flights to/from Spain from Tuesday 17th - https://www.easyjet.com/en/policy/coronavirus-spain