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 Post subject: Re: New Year whinges - please whinge away in here!
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2020, 09:53 
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Ohhow very difficult roversgirl. As if moving from country to country were not enough of a trial, covid has really thrown a huge spanner in the works. As has looming Brexit as we (daughter and I) know to our cost trying to negotiate a house move from UK to CR before the end of the year.

I do hope that you find somewhere to lay your head - and that it is somewhere that you can be fairly sure is covid-free.

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Oh no, what a pain. Hope you get something sorted.

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Thanks, all! Caved on a hotel for two nights and a hostel from Tuesday. I decided to give it a week and have informed work that I am really struggling following the new changes due to the Covid regs. Fingers crossed something turns up! Cestina, I can't even imagine trying a cross/continent house sale and move in these circs! At least I have 4 suitcases and can leave them at a safe place in the meantime!


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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2020, 09:18 
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roversgirl wrote:
Thanks, all! Caved on a hotel for two nights and a hostel from Tuesday. I decided to give it a week and have informed work that I am really struggling following the new changes due to the Covid regs. Fingers crossed something turns up! Cestina, I can't even imagine trying a cross/continent house sale and move in these circs! At least I have 4 suitcases and can leave them at a safe place in the meantime!

It's not quite that bad roversgirl in that only one of us is moving so that the house in UK is still in our hands, as is the Czech one where I am usually half of each year. So no deadlines other than out by 31st December (Brexit). A sale on top of a move would be ghastly. Been there, done that, prefer not to repeat the experience! It's the worry about whether all borders will stay open that is uncomfortable.

Good luck with your situation; if the job is to your liking I do hope you will manage to hang in there despite the difficulties. Thinking of you!

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Ah, all clear, cestina! (and thank you) Glad you're not selling at least but how difficult still! I have somewhere for two weeks and a couple of viewings tomorrow so let's see :-)


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Apologies for spreeing but it's been a few days and I felt that this forum will understand the death of a Kindle... :( I had a loyal Kindle classic with keyboard (doesn't seem the new ones have a keyboard?) and it seems to have died in the move (blurred screen with mixture of images and book list.). I can't replace it currently so I hope the libraries stay open! (This also means I had bought sealpuppy's latest and I can't read it :( )


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Oh dear. I assume you've tried all the usual resetting stuff?

I was supposed to be going away for a week later this month, and it now looks as if it may be off due to local lockdown rules. I can't really rebook it because we aren't being allowed to carry our holidays forward and I've still got another few days to take anyway - I had a 2 week trip abroad booked for late October, so didn't use the time earlier as I was waiting to see if that could go ahead or not, and, once the clocks go back, it'll be a bit late in the year to go far. And I've spent ages planning it and researching which National Trust and English Heritages sites I could go to see. I've already had 2 holidays and one weekend away cancelled :( : this was a replacement for one of the cancelled ones.

I know that loads of people have had holidays cancelled, and far worse, but that doesn't make me feel any better :cry: . I don't know why people always say "It's not just you" - as if the fact that other people are equally upset makes you feel any better, instead of feeling worse because they're upset too!

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I do feel for you Alison. Though if it makes you feel better I was looking at the Lebkuchen in Tesco earlier and feeling profoundly travel deprived (and I don't even like Lebkuchen). I booked a week off in December planning to go to a Christmas market but I can't see that happening.

My sympathies to you too Rovers girl, I hope you find a new home soon and that you can sort out the Kindle issue.


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Hugs to everyone who needs them! Alison, that is tough. It's s hard to know when to book to go away with the different spikes. I hope you get a break somewhere at some point! Exile, depending on where the Christmas markets are, some are cancelled and some seem to be going ahead so far...

On the Kindle, I don't think a reset will work. I will add it to a long list of things to buy once am settled and enjoy rediscovering libraries/second-hand bookshops in the meantime :-) Silver lining and all that!


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There are Christmas markets. But I'm very wary of going to one. I live with a vulnerable person and I work in a hospital (without the option of working from home).


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There are Christmas markets. But I'm very wary of going to one. I live with a vulnerable person and I work in a hospital (without the option of working from home).


Totally understand. I just know Switzerland already banned them all and it's probably best.


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roversgirl wrote:
Apologies for spreeing but it's been a few days and I felt that this forum will understand the death of a Kindle... :( I had a loyal Kindle classic with keyboard (doesn't seem the new ones have a keyboard?) and it seems to have died in the move (blurred screen with mixture of images and book list.). I can't replace it currently so I hope the libraries stay open! (This also means I had bought sealpuppy's latest and I can't read it :( )


Amazon has a free Kindle for PC app, so you could read sealpuppy's latest that way? Not as good as a small handheld Kindle, but if you're desperate enough ...


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Thinking of everyone with accommodation/travel problems and cancelled holidays. Hoping the accommodation/travel can be resolved and that there is also an effective vaccine soon.

Husband and I only had two nights in different places up north in July. I was booked to go to Oberammergau and then the Moselle Valley but all off. We have just re-booked for Oberamnergau for 2022. I hope it is third time lucky as I also had to cancel in 1980.


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We did it! Here we are in a gorgeous Georgian cottage (4 bedrooms is not exactly a cottage in my book) in Fylingthorpe. We go home on Friday to a tier 2 lock down but at least we got away. Almost feels like we beat the b*ggers!

Of course it has rained almost continually since we got here but we don't much care.

Hope any one else with plans gets to go/do.


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Enjoy!

I'm hoping to go on Saturday, as we have also been put into Tier 2 (for now), which is pretty much what we were in already. As long as I don't socialise with anyone indoors, it's OK - good job I'm anti-social :roll: .

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Great news, delrima, and fingers crossed, Alison!


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It now looks as if we are being moved into Tier 3 tomorrow, so I won't be able to go after all.

I am so annoyed. My suitcase is already packed, and I've booked things that aren't refundable - OK, it's not a lot of money, but still. Why didn't they just put us into Tier 3 on Monday? Why set up a three tier system and then move 3.5 million people into a different tier after just three days?

I'm not trying to be political: I'm just very frustrated. Why didn't they just say this on Monday? Nothing has changed since then.

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You might be all right.

BBC is still saying ‘discussions continuing ..... over the coming days’, which doesn’t sound quite as imminent as tomorrow. Fingers crossed. And, once you’ve gone, nothing to be gained by coming home early!

My other half is having to rush to our caravan on Anglesey tomorrow, to sort it out / make safe / empty the fridge before we’re banned from going to Wales from Friday. We had friends going for half term, and we were going the weekend after. All off! Don’t think we’ll be there again till next year. We’ve had all of three trips since March. That’s a lot of site fees for nothing.


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Hope you make it Alison and Caroline, sorry to hear that! Hugs to everyone who needs them, particularly those affected by Covid and its related measures!


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I went to the library today to return a book and see if any of the books I had reserved had turned up. They have opened up more of the library. I was abe to check the reservation shelves myself but there was nothing for me. I then looked on the fiction shelves and found 3 books which I reserved several weeks ago. Why were they not on the reservation shelf?

A friend visited the library this week and found 6 books waiting for her but no one had emailed to let her know.

No doubt it will all change again as London goes into Level 2


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