Is it time we brought it back in the UK ?
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Are you becoming boring to other members of the household, with your attention given to your phone, tablet or other. Is technology controlling us like “the tail wagging the dog”? I have invested in an i-pad air, and my dear ol’ hubby says I’m using it too much…..especially when the footie is on; that’s for sure! Anyone suffering i-paditus?
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Did you read in your newspaper this past week about problems a late-life marriage had caused a caring family? A younger man had secretly married a 90-year-old lady who was suffering with Dementia. This 'marriage' automatically revoked her existing Will. The result being that her new husband inherited her entire Estate and her family was left with nothing.As we age, we all need to be wary of our increasing vulnerability to being taken advantage of by seemingly well-intentioned individuals. It seems to me that the law needs to be urgently changed to prevent this happening again and to take account of the changes in our world since the early 1800's when this Law was made.
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Good sunny morning all I'm a 24/7 sole carer for my 93 year old mum who is housebound.Mum got her call for the vaccination to be done at home and I asked if I could have mine too at the same time as I'm her sole carer.I was told no; that I would get mine a week later at a centre some 5 miles away (my surgery is a short walk across the road and a chemist the same distance away). I explained I couldn't leave mum for more than 30 mins max; had nobody else to babysit; and could I get it done at the surgery/chemist so I can get out; sit for 15 minutes; rather than have to drive to the centre; wait there and probably not be back for over an hour.I was told no and told to 'get someone to stay with her'. I fully appreciate things are a little fraught at the moment, especially with us in the London area, but this really isn't acceptable for unpaid, full-time carers who have no family to step in when needed.Our friends are also of the same age and have their own families to consider and every person who comes through the door is a potential threat to myself and my mum. I really don't mind waiting a bit longer as I know there are more worthy recipients ahead of me, but to immediately dismiss it, and with such bad grace, is just stupid, especially when I give 2 alternative solutions which are in the best interests of a 93 year old who only has me to look after her and is prone to thinking she can still walk and in my absence will eventually start trying to find me or be desperate for the loo.The general feeling I get throughout is that we are unacceptable nuisances as mum is disabled (shock horror at 93!) and I am so utterly ridiculous as to want to look after her in the final years of her life and make her as happy, safe and comfortable as I can.This does nothing for the 'compliance' of the nation if we are hitting brick walls when we are willing to have a vaccine and trying to arrange this.
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Have been using a face mask for some time but now see that face masks will be compulsory in shops. I see a lot of people my age wearing them but youngsters dont or won’t.What do you lovely people think?
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I feel very disturbed the Prime Minister has not condemned Trump for his terrible handling of the George Floyd murder protests. Adolf Eichmann famously said about the world & the holocaust, they approved by their silence. So does Johnson approve?
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A new study from Hong Kong has said that face masks can slow the rate of infection among people. I would have thought this was absolutely obvious.What on earth is the UK government doing to get them to the NHS? I despair of this country sometimes even though I love it so much.We cannot organise a pissup in a brewery!Look at South Korea they seem to have the whole epidemic sorted while our politicians blather on like headless chickens!JUST GET THE FACEMASKS FOR NHS STAFF PRONTISIMO!!!!
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What do we think about re-introducing wartime food rationing?
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Coronavirus is constantly in the news, and there is much uncertainty about how far and wide it will spread.Many of us have travel plans in the near future and perhaps the Far East is/was on our agenda.Have you got any holidays booked to the Far East? Are you now wishing to change your plans? What are your views?
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Well, we are finally leaving tonight at 23.00. I never wanted to go.The world has 3 huge Trading Blocs-USA, China, EU. None are bothered about little old UK.We may get trade deals eventually but Trump doesn't care about us, The Chinese have their own agenda and we have just left the EU.Was it a good idea to go? Only time will tell!
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