Howay the lasses - it's thread (but hopefully not tier) 3!

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PennyDreadfuI Mon 12-Oct-20 07:53:42

Haway if you're in Sunderland, of course smile

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legodisasterzone Mon 12-Oct-20 08:03:32

Checking in- thanks for starting this thread.
I haven’t been posting, but the other 2 threads have given me so much comfort.

PennyDreadfuI Mon 12-Oct-20 08:08:23

@legodisasterzone welcome 👋 They've been lovely haven't they. A much needed bright spot right now!

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Shitfuckoh Mon 12-Oct-20 08:18:41

Quite impressed actually that we're one the 3rd thread and a couple of posts aside, it's all remained rather civil - can tell we're in a unusual situation can't you? grin

iamabox Mon 12-Oct-20 08:24:48

Checking in..Sunderland here too. I'm dreading the announcement today...

Thiswillbeinteresting Mon 12-Oct-20 08:39:23

Also checking in from Teesside, and also dreading the announcement today.

But really loving the warmth and support for all on this thread flowers

FlorentineAz Mon 12-Oct-20 08:41:23

North west Durham here. I’m dreading today’s announcement. It just feels like we’re going back to square one.

I tried to have a normal weekend and I’m considering heading to the Arnison centre to get my eyebrows done this morning. Who knows if that’ll be affected. After the last lockdown I looked like the bin monster from the muppets!


FlorentineAz Mon 12-Oct-20 09:00:11

Does anyone know what time the announcement is today?

FoolShapeHeart Mon 12-Oct-20 09:03:47

Good morning from North Tyneside 🍵

I saw something about Doris having a press conference tonight (think it's usually teatime?) so I'm guessing the news outlets will have it mid afternoon 😕

FoolShapeHeart Mon 12-Oct-20 09:05:00

Hmmm. That was supposed to be a mug of hot coffee emoji. Cheers to anyone drinking green soup this morning too though.

Snoringferret Mon 12-Oct-20 09:08:16

Checking in and reporting for duty!

Thelongdarkteatime Mon 12-Oct-20 09:08:44

Good morning from south west Durham. I’ve mostly been lurking as trying to keep off the internet the last week- it’s not doing me any good. Hugs to anyone who needs one flowers

gingeristhenewblack43 Mon 12-Oct-20 09:11:25

Checking in from North Tyneside too. I don't post much but read these threads every day and agree they're very comforting and supportive.

I've felt flat since Sturgeon did her announcement on Weds. It's like waiting for the axe to fall ⛏

PickAChew Mon 12-Oct-20 09:13:20

Placemarking . DS1 has just crawled out of bed, the breakfast dishes are refusing to wash themselves and it's just started to rain. My tumble dryer will be busy today - first load of pissy laundry almost done.

🤞For everyone on tenterhooks, today.

FrolickingLemon Mon 12-Oct-20 09:14:37

I'm watching Lorraine who said at the beginning of the show that they would be having a live link to the commons for the PMs announcement so it may be earlier than we think. They seem to do this now. Give all the info in Parliament then repeat it in the evening briefing. 🤷‍♂️

gingeristhenewblack43 Mon 12-Oct-20 09:16:22

I've got to go out on work visits this morn. Keep us updated @FrolickingLemon

Seriouslymole Mon 12-Oct-20 09:20:38

From the south west here but just dropping in to send very un-mumsnetty hugs to you all. Will be keeping everything crossed for the announcements today.

Dementedswan Mon 12-Oct-20 09:24:23

Morning! South northumberland here, school run was very quiet. A lot of glum faces. Now its chucking down which matches the general mood around here. Checked out the cases around my local primary... it stands at 497.6 per 100,000. That was a shock as it's a very small town.

It's all getting rather tedious now. Well I guess I'll put the house right after a weekend of the DC playing, maybe light some scented candles to brighten the place up.

PennyDreadfuI Mon 12-Oct-20 09:25:51

@Shitfuckoh I think it must be a MN record! That's friendly northerners for you though smile Since moving here 20 years ago I've definitely found that people here are good in a crisis - there's a lot of pulling together when the chips are down. Not long after I moved here I had a huge personal crisis. I hadn't really had a chance to make any friends yet but some of the mums I chatted to when I took DD to school, who I barely knew, heard about what was happening. One or two in particular pretty much saved my life (no exaggeration - I was in a DV situation and they helped me leave and find a place in a refuge, then helped set me up in my new flat when I had absolutely fuck all to my name). So yes, I think this thread is definitely in that spirit.

@FlorentineAz it really does feel like that doesn't it. Except for the fact that the whole country isn't in the same boat this time. It's so strange seeing photos on Facebook of people meeting up for drinks and meals and whatnot and forgetting that elsewhere, they can do this.

@Thelongdarkteatime I know what you mean about avoiding the internet. At the moment it feel like overload every time you look at it and everywhere you look, too. I never thought I'd miss inane 'look at my breakfast' posts on Facebook but here we are. Another weird first in a year full of weird firsts.

Well, I have a dentist's appointment for next Monday! My first proper appointment since July last year. It's not going to be pleasant. They've told me to call back if my broken tooth becomes unbearable. I'm keeping everything crossed that they don't have to close again after whatever happens today 🤞

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Itsalwayssunnyupnorth Mon 12-Oct-20 09:26:23

Is the apocalyptic rain that’s just started a sign?! confused

PennyDreadfuI Mon 12-Oct-20 09:28:02


From the south west here but just dropping in to send very un-mumsnetty hugs to you all. Will be keeping everything crossed for the announcements today.

Thank you flowers What's it like where you are? I hope you're managing to avoid the Tier 3 bollocks and continue do so for as long as possible.

<wipes tear> Mumsnet really isn't all that bad at all, is it?!

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ColonSemiColon Mon 12-Oct-20 09:30:48

Please let them not take away support bubbles. Please. I don’t mind the pubs closing, even the DCs’ activities, but I need the support bubble!

kimlo Mon 12-Oct-20 09:33:56

@FlorentineAz half 3 in the house of commons then 6 for the press briefing.

FlorentineAz Mon 12-Oct-20 09:37:40

Thanks! Let’s hope it’s not as bad as we fear.

kimlo Mon 12-Oct-20 09:42:07

I'm thinking level 2. Liverpool have been very clear that they are level 3.

Staying at level 2 is another issue.

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