RANDOM THOUGHTS

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I’m a bit proud of this. Neil designed it for Munguin. When I get my IT man back, we will work out how to incorporate it into the blog. In the meantime… Thanks, Neil.

Kate Middleton and Prince William are going on their first major ...

Presumably, in an effort to reingratiate themselves with the public after the disastrous publicity surrounding Andrew, Harry and now virus man, Charles, *Prince William is apparently saying (in private) that he wants to return to the front line as a helicopter pilot to help out with the virus crisis. (*forewarning: link to Sun story)

Unfortunately, says the Sun, he is one of the only senior royals working (working?) at the moment (although he is self-isolating in Norfolk), so his time would be limited. I seem to recall that it was limited before when there was a load of them “working”. He was more often than not unavailable.

Of course, it wouldn’t do any harm for some of the rest of them, who have sponged off the state all their lives, to be doing something now, not, I suppose that there is a lot of stuff to open.

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Prince Charles of Wales Should Renounce the Crown | The New Republic

In other royal news, I understand that Charlie boy is better. A remarkably short time after he was diagnosed. Odd that.

Maybe the virus doesn’t get on too well with blue blood, or, of course, there was nothing wrong with him and this was all an ill-thought-through ruse to get some sympathy for the poor old queen (his mother, I mean) which went horribly wrong.

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Duh…does he ever think?

Donald Trump explains his distinctive orange hue: it's the light ...

Trump just asked a journalist if she knew the population of Seoul?

‘No’

Well I know more than anybody about South Korea, Seoul has a population of 38 million”

Seoul actually has a population of less than 10 million.

(Keith R, Twitter)

He knows more than anybody, eh?

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NHS England promotes IT in 'to do' list | Digital Health

NHS England has warned doctors, nurses & other staff will be subject to disciplinary action if they raise with media health and safety concerns relating to workplace conditions or patient care, such as a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Quite apart from the obvious implications, has it not occurred to NHS England that this is probably not the best time to be sacking highly-skilled, trained medical staff?

I wonder who gave the OK for that!

Who’s the English health secretary? Oh yeah. All makes sense now.

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Referee and Tory MP Douglas Ross will not officiate at World Cup ...

Douglas Ross is whining about the construction industry being shut down in Scotland for all but absolutely essential building (ie NHS).

I wonder how many big construction companies are regular donors to the Conservative party.

“I am acutely aware of the damage this crisis is doing to the economy. But that can be fixed, what we can’t do is bring people back to life”

– The First Minister of Scotland

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In the Netherlands. Seems the perfect place to self-isolate.

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LONDON HAS MORE COVID19 CASES THAN ANY OTHER PART OF THE UK

I assume that these travellers are people who need to go to work. People without whom the place would grind to a halt.

So why has Transport for London shut tube stations and reduced the number of trains?

What it means, of course, is that fewer drivers/guards are required, which saves them risking their health and I can appreciate and salute that.

But it also means that people (essential workers remember, many of them medical staff) are packed in like sardines into the small carriages and on the platforms, and any chance of 2 metres between people is laughable.

SOPPY SUNDAY

Baby orangutans traumatized after smuggling attempt - National ...
1. Morning. You caught me having breakfast. Have a look around but don’t touch anything and wash your hands…lots.
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2. Follow my leader.
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3. Picnic tables always have some tasty stuff on them.
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4. Ah, caught you dozing. Wake up and pay attention.
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5. Morning, welcome to Bear Stores. What can I get you?
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6. It’s what mums are for!
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7. Sorry, you can’t come in. I’m self-isolating.
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8. Just popped out for a quick drink.
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9. Lady’s Mantle or Grandma’s Bonnet? Anyone?
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10. You’re a funny bunny!
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11. Did no one tell you to smile?
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12. Another one of Munguin’s country residences.
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13. It’s Lazy Bones, the Sloth.
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14. It’s a bit undignified, but I guess when you’re hitching a free ride you just have to swallow your pride.
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15. Munguin, looking over my shoulder, just told me to buy it.
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16. Athabasca Falls, Canada.
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17. Greenlandic Musk Oxen.
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18. A stroll along the waterfront before retiring, dear?
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19. Paradise.
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20. OK, I got stuff to do, so that’s the end of this week’s tour. See you next Sunday. Stay safe. Stay inside if you can.

Munguin says, not quite. We just came across this fella having a game of footie…or in his case nosey!

WELL, NOW THEN, THERE’S A THING

OR TWO

Boris Johnson’s daddy is apparently applying for a French Passport… a real one, a red one… not a blue one made in Poland by a French company, like ours will be… in order to escape the rigours ofย  Brexit Britain. Rachel Johson thinks she might have one too because their mother is of French nationality.

It would be hard to make that family up.

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dm

Erm, yeah… You know you’ll probably only get an MBE or something Stephen, don’t you?

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witherspoons

Anyone ever going to go into a Wetherspoons bar again?

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eu1

But… the plus side is Blue Passports!

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jke

This horoscope seems to be relatively accurate. Well, I never!

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CHARLES, WHO MAY BE COVID INFECTED, COMES TO SCOTLAND

Prince Charles met with Prince Albert just days ago at a charity event

“PRINCE CHARLES is at risk of coronavirus after being in the same room as Prince Albert of Monaco who has tested positive for COVID-19” according to Lithgae on Twitter, passed to me by BJSAlba.

According to an associated tweet by Bill Cruikshank, Prince Charles has since decided to take a break at Balmoral despite the government telling people not to go to their holiday homes or caravans, potentially spreading the virus and using up precious resources in small communities.

Seems that there is one rule for Royals and one rule for the rest of us.

Quelle surprise…NOT!

 

 

SOPPY SUNDAY

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1. Maternity visiting hours.

2. Munguin’s second cousin twice removed visits the aquarium.

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3. A whole half-hour? That’s terrible.
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4. Healthy lunch.
egy
5. Suburbia.
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6. Bryce Canyon.
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7. It’s love!
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8. Moooo again!
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9. Clean water in Venice for the first time in 60+ years. Covid19 not ALL bad then.

 

garden path
10. A garden path I’d not mind being led up! (Tris, you ended a sentence with a preposition. Lose a week’s pay. Munguin.)
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11. Drops of snow.
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12. Meet my twin.
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13. They should come already unwrapped!
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14. Don’t look down!
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15. Jeez, the weather!
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16. Lordy, but mums get so crotchety.
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17. I guess my name is Joey. It’s what everyone calls me.
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18. Not all of us Australian animals are quite as cute as little Joey!
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19. The odd couple?
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20. OK, you lot. Stay safe till next week.