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    Back from the supermarket, where customers were queuing 6 feet apart outside, waiting to be...

    Back from the supermarket, where customers were queuing 6 feet apart outside, waiting to be allowed in. I assumed one of them was a motorcyclist, as he wore a full-face helmet with a face mask beneath, leather gauntlets & boots, which were gaffer-taped to his trousers. No sign of a bike. He'd...
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    It's said that "In crisis there's opportunity." Normally, I receive 4 Life Insurance brochures...

    It's said that "In crisis there's opportunity." Normally, I receive 4 Life Insurance brochures annually. In the last week, I've had 10! I’m of coffin dodging age at 66. Do I look ill or are companies targetting my generation? I didn’t even get a free pen!
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    I saw 2 old ladies talking to one another, observing the keep your distance advice. One must...

    I saw 2 old ladies talking to one another, observing the keep your distance advice. One must have been deaf, as her friend was using a rolled-up newspaper as a megaphone!
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    My cycle ride into town was quiet. Normally, I see about 200 cars and one bus. Today, I saw the...

    My cycle ride into town was quiet. Normally, I see about 200 cars and one bus. Today, I saw the bus and only 20 cars. Big gaps on the shelves for pasta, tinned fish, fresh chicken, rice and noodles. People are eating healthier in the crisis.
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    The town council has closed my local library for the foreseeable future. Looks like I'll be...

    The town council has closed my local library for the foreseeable future. Looks like I'll be resorting to my stockpile of 60 paperbacks!
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    Jaw-dropping! [MEDIA]

    Jaw-dropping!
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    I visited town today, riding my bike to the library and supermarket. Loaded down, I went to...

    I visited town today, riding my bike to the library and supermarket. Loaded down, I went to unlock my bike locks. Two unfastened, the combination lock wouldn't accept the correct four numbers. Doubting my memory, I started trying other numbers. Nope! In the end I went to the hardware store and...
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    Phwoar...bestride! :p

    Phwoar...bestride! :p
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    Your new quilt: library quilt

    Your new quilt: library quilt
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    Made me smile: [MEDIA]

    Made me smile:
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    What if we are all just characters in a book? It explains why we sometimes forget what we were...

    What if we are all just characters in a book? It explains why we sometimes forget what we were about to say....it's the author backspacing!
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    https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2014/07/the-ultimate-guide-to-twitter-for-writers/

    https://www.thebookdesigner.com/2014/07/the-ultimate-guide-to-twitter-for-writers/
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    My brush with death prompted me to quit drinking booze after 27 years as an alcoholic...

    My brush with death prompted me to quit drinking booze after 27 years as an alcoholic. Determined to avoid colds and flu, I've eaten raw garlic every day since. I haven't had a cold for 25 years! Nor have I been bitten by a vampire....:bat:
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    Flu and Heart Disease & Stroke | CDC Flu and Heart Attack Risk

    Flu and Heart Disease & Stroke | CDC Flu and Heart Attack Risk
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    Flu shouldn't be taken lightly, as there's great correlation between influenza and consequent...

    Flu shouldn't be taken lightly, as there's great correlation between influenza and consequent strokes and heart attacks. I had a terrible bout of flu in December 1995, followed by a minor stroke two weeks later.
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