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Back to viru'ssss, great fun here in the UK fear levels grow in comparison with lurid media hourly press coverage.
The girls, Sim & Arnada have to go into decontamination every time they return home.
Arnanda returned home at 10am this morning 'slut, she was 'ligging at a Brighton boy band called The Big Push.
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nb: Arni, prepping b4 ligging.
Sim reckons we should start hoarding cat food, I said "in a few weeks we will be eating the bloody thing"
Baked marinated 'brutus mmm...

So, I'll be in-touch online, with my 'self-isolation with 2 lunatic transylvanians...
Until.... they cut off social media and 'dumb phones... 8)

Ps: How's Papa Pope Francis these days, any black smoke visible...?
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'It's live from Laandaan 'note the empty Corona....


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Saw this on FB today, so no Chinese in Luxor not even a 'take-away.
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Luxor must be one of the very few towns worldwide without a chinese takeaway... 8)
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Popped into my DIY shop today to top-up on my spray dettol.
Asked him 'how's the mask sales going ? "Sold out! he said.. 8)
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Who2 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:45 pm
Back to viru'ssss, great fun here in the UK fear levels grow in comparison with lurid media hourly press coverage.


Ps: How's Papa Pope Francis these days, any black smoke visible...?
Prescient :lol:


Vatican City reports its first case of coronavirus, days after Pope tested negative
Patient in Vatican City, Italy tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on Thursday
Outpatient services in clinics will be suspended while areas are deep cleaned
The confirmation comes days after Pope Francis tested negative for the virus

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ontent=all

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Saturday being Saturday and no more Saturday morning pictures, did my usual woke late, watched
on telly how our plague is progressing, shaved, dressed up warm plus surgical glove on right hand and off shopping.

Bought a Pork rolled loin and some posh cheese £35 quid, didn't blink an eyelid, the tears came later.
Into my mates gastropub opposite, half an Eagle to drink whilst awaiting probably the best bloody mary in Clerkenwell.
Within 30minutes the place is full of large family sort of gatherings, spending fortunes on food all cooked to the right of the bar, most things flame alot. great fun, whilst myself observing and reading The Times on my private sofa.
Inside the Times is a posh stupid magazine called LUX X, spotted an advert for a polar cruise from only....£7,055pp.
Now that sounds like lot of fun, where are all these cruise ships now ?

'Bignose is still suffering off and on flu cv19 symptones methinks, '
I'm becoming a bit of an expert, it's the telly!
but during his relapse the other day managed a photoshoot and attended the Royal Opera House..
bumping into our old pal Edward Fox, who still lives in our Little Venice..

The reason for this diatribe is,
observing all the people gathering in The Eagle hugging and kissing without a care in the World.

This is a good time to be alive 'their may be troubles ahead:

After washing my hands whilst singing Kumbaya twice..
am now indulging in the french cheese and soda nut artisan loaf £4.20,
goes down really well with a Fursty Ferret Ale!
I love blighty....

Nick with a CV19 pal...
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It's live from Laanadaan..... 8)
Ps: Iv'e noticed Crufts has gone to the way of dogs..ffs
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Livia our transylvanian chef has arrived, 8 months & 1 week pregnant.
I have made a potato pork & chicken pie, Livia wants potatoes, "cooked or raw ?
"Oh! I love them raw....
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They have both been decontaminated, tomorrow we have more guests 'bignose,
and I reckon he's got 2nd stage cv19, but my crispy, spicy, tandoori chicken legs will slay them.... 8)

Ps: Livia was impregnated by by another chef 'Gregg the Greek....
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Ps: Ms Queen's FO just sent me another missive.
Sod all about health only the same old same old terrorism over in Sinai.
Health:
While travel can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be challenging. There are clear links between mental and physical health, so looking after yourself during travel and when abroad is important. Information on travelling with mental health conditions is available in our guidance page. Further information is also available from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).....

And Boris stated : "We are ready! 'really ?........
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7 weeks here now and I'm running low on LM's, I count the weeks by the ever decreasing stockpile.
(1carton=1week) @ £14quid.
Big-nose came for dinner last night, we decontaminated him in no uncertain terms,
he stank of spray dettol after.
He was made to have his 1st glass of wine alone on the balcony.
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Speaking as a disbarred Dr, I think it's just a temporary recession and he's in denial...

I'm off on my daily shopping expedition after this,
ending up in the local, We had a shooting last night in our park,
3 shots fired and us watching a 'hoody speeding down the road on his push-bike.
Basically it's the park opposite Grayson Perry's gaff, it'll be in the local paper this friday.
(nb: 17 years ago Grayson won the Turner prize with a pot depicting our then local hoodies)

Pork risotto tonight and Masterchef...
Ps: I'd love to 'self-isolate if only, the 2 'germ-carriers will be back tonight.
God help us...well me really.... 8) tara........
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Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:41 pm

Big-nose came for dinner last night, we decontaminated him in no uncertain terms,
he stank of spray dettol after.
We Brits love our Dettol, and it is one thing the UK is not going to be running out of anytime soon, or so I am reliably informed. A whole new production line for it has been set up in the last month to ensure we Brits can still disinfect the old fashioned way. The only problem is, they still can only say that it will kill 99.9% of all known germs. That being the case I have to assume that it is still not guaranteed to be effective against the present strain of Corona virus.
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I watched a report from a toilet roll manufacturers, they say they manufacture 20 millions rolls a day.
And have no problems with supplies...
That's a lot of sh*t methinks... 8)
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Well having got rid of one possible Covid carrier Arnanda.
Last night, her mother demanded she return to Bucharest 'tout-suite
She got the very last flight out of Southampton, she didn't know where Southampton was..I told her..
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I told her to take precautions, I was speaking from a sexual standpoint. but got lost in translation.
You try living with 2 Transylvanian nutters, I mean Sim's mum was 'batty as a fruit-cake..

Anyhow, nice and quite in the pub today, funny thing is nobody has any yeast for sale anywhere!
My mate Raj said "what's happening ? we've got loads of bread, they also have a freezer full of toilet rolls.
'Shush that's a secret.......... 8)

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Pss: Turns out she'll be working from home 3 days a week, I'll probably kill er....
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Well day 4 5 6 or even 7. It's great peace and quiet, streets relatively peaceful.
Sat in the sun outside Cafe Kick supping a cider & ice & perusing the latest corona copy of Private Eye.
Malkovich used it for the opening scene of his Hideous Man.


Sim's off to Borough Market, it's next to her company, it's dead trendy & tasty..
she called "do we need anything ? "No, then I called her back "tamarind paste and some stinky cheese...
Just emptied my suitcase of all those little necessities one needs whilst in a foreign land for some time.
It's resembles a Fortnum and Mason Hamper, that'll surprise her when she gets back.

As she already has hoarded rice, the idea appealed to her at the time, So I might as well start knocking out
my curries, I'm good at curries plus no-one is buying pre-cooked naan breads.... 8)
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Day whatever...Nick came round for his 58th birthday he's been self isolating for 3 weeks,,
30 minutes in the decom pod and he's allowed in to our ultra biologically clean environment.
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He's eaten one third of our special birthday cake...a Victoria sponge avec decreme-dela-herb.... 8)
Ps: Dinner is: homemade pesto & pasta, artisan bread, aven vin rouge.
Tonights film Soylent Green, Sim's never seen it....
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070723/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
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Friday....
Up again with the 'crack of sparrows and off down to Smithfield Market.
I've never seen it so quiet, 4 kilo leg of Lamb £32quid.
On the way back popped into Waitrose's, just me myself and the staff..
I noticed I've been self isolating for over 1 month now, a situation I am very happy with....8)
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After another month of 'bang-up.....
Thought I would return to this topic, well since 27th February when the sh*t hit the fan..things have moved on.
20,000 dead here to Egypt's 307 all figures to be confirmed or not...

It's Simona's coming 43rd birthday and she's planning a party, a virtual party oh! and I'm in charge of BBQ.

She's having another zoom thing with chosen worldwide friends, a bar non virtual and all linked up to
a couple of flatscreen TV's..

Her virtual boyfriend Gareth, wants to buy her a non virtual Alexander McQueen bracelet,
whilst I try to convince him and her of the virtues of a non virtual Fortnum & Masons Hamper and 'if times is 'ard
Harrods, downmarket I know, but needs must when... 8)
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You in charge of the BBQ! are you not using your professional BBQ team, virtually of course.
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Well now its week 58 here since official lockdown...
Iv'e, been self isolating since the pubs shut 20th march,
mind you! Iv'e been self isolating in pubs for years now.
Can't stand your Rover Return type pubs..
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My sort of landlords..at The Three Kings. 'Big John & Deeke.
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and my sort of patron.. at The Jerusalem Tavern. Peter 'happy Ackroyd.

Now, Nick swears he's going to be back in the 'old adobe hacienda, for the coming Xmas,
Me: "and just which Xmas would that be sonny ?
Oh! yeh, and what ? 'Buddy Holly airlines. ffsake.

One very personal & poignant point, 'a single packet of 20 fags here costs £13.40
A carton in Egypt, £14 quid, talking to my Turkish off-licence pal just now,
he laughed saying "Ha, if only you had known !

So, if and when we defeat this pandemic which will be done, I don't think I'll be back anytime soon,
unless,...I can come up with another sneaky idea!
I better start looking back into that 'slow-travel on container ships idea, I talked about on here..
I mean there's no rush or is there ? I have a library full of books here, er-indoors is cutting my hair tomorrow.
bonus point, I haven't killed her yet,yet...
Oh! yeh, and I won a million quid on Who wants to be a millionaire last night.


Shopping round here is great the restaurants now have pop-up veg, bread, stalls, lots of nice social distancing
and everyone is far more polite and one can grow a beard.

So, nb: they are all duty free on container ships, bikes for exercise, satellite TV and all mod cons included.
All I have to do now is to convince Nick, it'll be an interesting trip, trust me we've had a few.
Trust Me 'your Dr...... 8)

Ps: Ackroyd reminds me of Stan, 'always ready to argue about anything interesting..
Pss: 35,000 and rising...
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Question ? Last thursday 8pm Sim decided to stand in our courtyard to record and film the clapping.
A cocktail in hand she swanned around filming, she bought it up sent it off to a pal came back edited.
So my question is: can I upload on l4u ? I put it on facebook, tekinology don't ask,
I found a smart phone in the street the other day can I get it to work, I cannot..

Anyhow big-nose is coming over next thursday, he's lonely so we will attempt a proper directed 3minute short.
I said "it reminds me of The Scrubs on an england football match or Wanno during a riot..
I'm the guy ringing the bell top floor,.... 8)


So, just to cheer you all up here's a lovely and useful song, I know every word.....



"sort of makes one feel insignificant eh ?....
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I heard today that some British & German tourists returned to Egypt via Hurgharda.
Seems that they were flying in on empty repatriation flights.

Well rather them than me, I still get emails from Luxor regarding their situation re CV19.
Why do I get the feeling that they think, everything will be ok by next week.
I think they are like ostriches, talk about being in de-nile...
As Hemingway stated in The Sun Also Rises
“you can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.”........ 8)
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Plenty of sand there to bury ones head in. Also useful for the rest of the body once CV19 gets ya!
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