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ADs and The Brave New World
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BogRollBOGOF · 20/10/2021 22:55

When you kind of hope that a new thread meanders on quietly because it means that life is being fairly stable...

What are ADs?

Here's the copy and paste job...

Definition of AD
^AD stands for anti dementor.
There are creatures in Harry Potter called dementors, who suck all hope and happiness from you and eventually take your soul. Way back at the start of the pandemic thread after thread was posted on by posters like this and anyone who'd dare question anything or disagree with anything (like putting cheese in your coffee) was bullied off these threads. And so any actual discussion disappeared and it became an echo chamber of misery.^

We are the antidote to that. We follow the rules, but not the "roolz" and we question and discuss with respect to each other. It's all very civil.

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lifeturnsonadime · 20/10/2021 23:10

So is this a thread for people who want to be happy? If so I'm in. Why would someone put cheese in coffee though?

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MercyBooth · 20/10/2021 23:47

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BogRollBOGOF · 21/10/2021 00:24

@lifeturnsonadime

So is this a thread for people who want to be happy? If so I'm in. Why would someone put cheese in coffee though?

It was from when the world was very crazy and it was apparently too frivilous to pop out and buy milk, so one should substitute with cheese for the calcium Grin

Substituting birthday cake for a potato so disease-ridden breath blowing out the candles was one of my favourite zany suggestions from 2020.

DS has finally been to his first birthday party in nearly 2 years. (His class has really skewed distribution of age, and have missed two rounds of spring/ summer party season). It was a joint party, so two children blew over the cake. DS didn't want all of his piece so I helped him eat it. These things do help with a hardy constitution Wink
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Worldgonecrazy · 21/10/2021 06:16

Thank you for the new thread. I’m still processing yesterday’s news.

Feeling completely worn down by it all.

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ISaySteadyOn · 21/10/2021 06:22

Thanks for the new thread! I went to the library yesterday. It was fine. No booking, I went lanyard equipped and maskless. No one cared. Which was a relief.

I am worried about winter and, as I say, I have no objection to people who want to stay home doing so. I object to it being forced on the rest of us.

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BelleHathor · 21/10/2021 07:51

Thanks for the new thread! Glad that 🎂 was eaten, life is always better with cake.

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MrsEWeatherwax · 21/10/2021 09:04

Just marking place. My constitution must be dreadful because I won’t eat anything my children made until about year 8! I can’t share food/drink etc.
My DP’s have both have flu and boosters, so I’m not I repeat not stop seeing them again.

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Babybellblue · 21/10/2021 10:59

I think these threads are great and have been sanity saving for me over the last 18months. Thank you.
However...@MercyBooth is becoming angrier and angrier and it changes the complete tone of the humour. Mercy Booth you have already posted a shit stirring post on the Corona virus board and got people into a spin. I'm starting to think you enjoy it.
Can we at least make these threads less angry... Otherwise what is the point.

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Worldgonecrazy · 21/10/2021 11:06

I would like these threads to be a place if piss take but also a place where we can be angry about what is happening to us.

I have no energy to be angry at the moment but no doubt I will be bloody angry when I feel more energised.

We have lost so much and are told to be gratefofor so little.

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Babybellblue · 21/10/2021 11:22

On a more positive note, I went for a walk in the sunshine early this morning. People were smiling and not a mask in sight Smile
Try to keep smiling everyone Flowers

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BogRollBOGOF · 21/10/2021 13:59

I've certainly had my angry phases, and numb ones too. It was only really August that I began to feel a more normal, healthy emotional range again.

Fortunately there aren't many pro-restriction voices out there at present to get me riled up, and I'm doing enough fairly normal living to get fairly engrossed in that.

What I haven't really recovered is many casual social contacts, and I'm feeling quite inert. Partly getting back to my normal routines and sustaining them when so much of the last year has been on/ off like a strobe light. Partly that my DCs seem to be on a mission to throw up as many obscure complications as they can (Covid/ colds/ sickbugs are far too obvious). Weekends have suddenly clogged up with displaced events as well as seasonal routines. DH is trying to get to see his frail mother which is a whole weekend affected. Some people I know are still cagey about meeting arrangements, and some people I'm just not in a mood to chase. I've just not got my social gear with quite enough acceleration. Plus normal logistics of making arrangements at this stage of family life!

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ISaySteadyOn · 21/10/2021 14:04

Indeed. I like that these threads allow a whole range of emotion so we can all support each other through them. There have been a few times where I have posted because I felt like you all were the only ones who would understand.

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Evenstar · 21/10/2021 14:11

I don’t post often, but I hope this is a safe place for us all to express our feelings which are not always ones we can express elsewhere.

On a cheerful note my kitten is 6 months old now and getting big 😊

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ISaySteadyOn · 21/10/2021 14:27

Awwww. Has she learned to tell you to get her food 'Niaow'? 😸

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Babybellblue · 21/10/2021 15:32

@Evenstar. What a beautiful kitten. Animals have such a way to calm us and bring us joy.

My boy is nearly 3 and his mischief has definitely helped me through this.

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ISaySteadyOn · 21/10/2021 16:39

Here's our empress

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WouldBeGood · 21/10/2021 16:45

I’m back as it fells like groundhog year.

And I serendipitously stumbled across this thread just now, whilst feeling down.

Hello again, ADs!

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ISaySteadyOn · 21/10/2021 16:46

waves 🙂

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OhamIreally · 21/10/2021 16:52

@ISaySteadyOn nice Strawberry Thief bed throw! I have the same as curtains.

I remember the outrage that one woman was seen emerging from a supermarket with only 2 cucumbers.

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thenightsky · 21/10/2021 16:54

Hello again ADs! I think I lost the last thread. Getting in early for this one. Feeling pissed off today, but will survive by avoiding all news and articles to do with covid.

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NeedWineNow · 21/10/2021 17:52

Hello All <Waves>

Glad to see we have a new thread and not only that, but it took AGES to get to the new one.

Avoiding the news at present. The D's in my office are starting to get jittery again on Teams Meetings. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water....

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Taswama · 21/10/2021 20:58

Hello all. Lovely to see you again.

I do get angry sometimes. Recently when I saw that most of the people who have died from the delta variant in Australia were from deprived areas. I just thought how obvious is that? Why wasn't there a targeted effort to get them vaccinated first?

Interesting to read in the Guardian 'explainer' yesterday that Covid levels are very similar in Scotland and England despite mask usage there but hardly at all here.

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WouldBeGood · 21/10/2021 22:13

I think this is right

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MrsDeaconClaybourne · 21/10/2021 22:37

Hi everyone, hoping this thread can also pootle along slowly like the last one. I get so anxious when they start talking about restrictions- all of DH's family are in a different UK country and although we'd be happy to break rules to see them it becomes too difficult from a practical point of view when it involves long journeys and overnight stays. Luckily my DM is local.

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