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The Indoor Mountain-climbing Club Cartoons

This is a selection of cartoons I thought were appropriate for those of us who are members of this exclusive club during the Covid-19 Lockdown Oh - how I miss my hairdresser   And this is a member of our exclusive club, trying out her skills :...

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Clapping for NHS won’t pay their bills

Clapping comes cheap, and it's easy to do. What is going to take more effort, and a lot of planning post lockdown, is to ensure those on the front line in the current crisis get a well-deserved pay increase. And I don't mean the Administrators, or hospital CEOs on...

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Life today

Silly me - it's taken me weeks to realise self-isolation means others protecting me.  And I thought it was to keep me away from infecting them!  One always thinks one is invincible, but I have to realise at 81 with umpteen conditions, I must protect myself. It has...

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NHS v. Military rivalry strips me naked

NHS calls in Military to run ambulances. I just hope rivalries twixt NHS and Military are sorted out!  Many years ago, a Military Ambulance transferred me for Polio treatment from Millbank Military Hospital in London to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at...

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Life in a locked-down village

 Dorchester-on-Thames  Our Neighbourhood is coming alive - the Fleur de Lys has a big banner announcing it's taking bookings for meals from Saturday, and Hair is re-opening, so I'll no longer look like a Highland Cow. Am I alone in being cautious?  Friends are now...

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Quirky Tips for Today

Hints and Tips from fellow 'social isolators' Warning!  Many of these have been sent in good faith by readers, but please ensure you have anti-virus software installed, in case any of the websites have problems. Wonder if this is one of the growing band of members of...

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Loo roll bandits!

Latest 'Scene of Crime'   Who would have thought this van was a crime scene?  But Essex police found an unusual haul when they pulled over a van and arrested the three men inside. Instead of antiques, silver or whatever, the haul consisted of a stash of stolen...

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Keep safe whilst shopping

Shopping exposes us to germs Your local supermarket is doing everything possible to keep surfaces germ-free, but it's other shoppers - and particularly their children - that are scattering these nasties around. Recent research has found that a trolley can be germier...

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Supermarket greed

Guess who must be making a fortune today?  Supermarkets.  Instead of pathetically wringing their hands and asking shoppers to think of others before panic buying, they should have put rationing in place.  The BBC has published a heartfelt plea from a Nurse...

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one-to-one counselling

Is the NHS getting it all wrong? During my cancer treatment, I was constantly offered Counselling sessions. Doctor after doctor asked "would you like Counselling?" until it became embarrassing to refuse, so I accepted. What I really needed was help with handling...

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