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Offline pilgrim

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #510 on: August 05, 2020 »
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Last week we had a family break in Cornwall. The first since returning from Los G just luckily before the Lockdown. Weather being sunny every day bar one, we encamp on the beach each morning at about 11am.
We find a space on dry sand not to far from the shops and toilets etc.. Put up a tent  ground sheet  wind break  pop up chairs  cool box wet suits  body boards. All in all I guess our tribe of grandad (me) grandmum,
Daughter, son in law, and 2 toddlers. All in we take up about the size of an average bedroom say 3x4 m. This is usual, and there are hundreds of groups on this Polzeath beach. Last week in North Cornwall was heathing, I have never seen it so busy!! Then one afternoon on the beach a small group arrived of 4 people. Sqeezed in between us and some other groups. There really wasn't enough room for them, but they made their pitch, and put up a pole with a flag on the top. We thought no more of this until over about half an hour. 20 people arrived coughing bumping into us. We asked them to respect the 2m as there was a pandemic on. They laughed and were rude. Had there been a policeman visible I would have called for him. We had to pack every thing up and leave. As we took up our stuff they sat in our space.
Totally disgusted, never seen behaviour in all the years we have been in Cornwall.
From the accents I would say they were from Manchester!


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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #511 on: August 05, 2020 »
Sorry to be rude however Georgie you really are a pillock.
Don't hold back Edward, tell us what you really think! ;D

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #512 on: August 05, 2020 »
Ignorance is ignorance Pilgrim, it doesn’t matter where you are from. This virus has brought out the best and worst in people, and no matter what the government do they are dammed for it, crikey people on this forum can’t agree, imagine trying to please 66 million people.
Unfortunately due to social media, everyone with a gripe, constantly bombards us with their negative views about everything under the sun, I no longer listen to the news as it is really biased, and most forums end up with contributors using any situation to spout their political views.
I have friends in Cornwall and they are disgusted with the behaviour of some of the tourists, and we have trouble locally with huge numbers descending on our village to picnic by the river and leave havoc behind.
Yes some are morons, but they always have been and for them it’s normal behaviour, unfortunately for the rest of us they seem to be breeding 🙄


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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #513 on: August 05, 2020 »
So disrespect all those health workers & ordinary people that have died because of Coronavirus, people like you should be ashamed, and the idiots that run pubs & clubs etc should be closed down immediately, If my wife & myself had seen that in a eating place that we had booked, we would have turned around & gone home, no matter what the discount deal was.

As for you, the prison governor, head teacher & the young people, I await the news of a spike of the virus in & around Wigan where stupid people live & I expect you will require the hard worked staff of the NHS to come to your aid & stop you dying.

Most of the rise in people now contacting the virus is because people have not adhered to the Governments recommendations, it is like Supermarkets not enforcing the wearing of a mask, which has been proven to be beneficial in stopping the spread. This is mandatory in other words compulsory the LAW. So if I go into the Supermarket & start shoplifting they are not going to enforce that law either

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #514 on: August 05, 2020 »
An article on BBC today says in fact there isn't a real increase in cases in the UK. They are simply doing more targeted testing. Hospitals numbers are still going down.

I don't think I will need any help from the NHS because there are less than 1 in 10,000 cases in Wigan and they are in the centre and we are on the outskirts, so the chance of meeting somebody in a small pub with it is minute. Then I would have to actually catch it, even then 80% chance I would not even notice. 20% chance I would have symptoms ranging from a mild cold to bad flu and 1% chance it would kill me.

Also about 1% chance something else will kill me in the next year as a 58 year old man. Nobody has died from Covid in Wigan for about a month and national deaths rates have been running below average for a couple of months now demonstrating a lot of the people that have died were only a few months early. Half of them were in care homes and half of them were disabled. Not sure how much those two overlap.

Why would I not go to the pub? I will take my chances. Everybody should be responsible for managing their own risk in life. Some people chose to do the Isle of Man TT bike race where a few people die every year and nobody stops them. Other people chose hide away from Covid and give up their social life indefinitely.

Yes masks are required in shops and public transport, etc. I simply don't go anywhere that requires a mask, so haven't worn one yet. But they are causing shoplifting problems as all these mitigations have a downside, which is never considered.
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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #515 on: August 05, 2020 »
Also there is a much bigger chance of being serious injured or killed in a road accident. Should I give up driving and crossing the road? If not why should I stop going to the pub?

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #516 on: August 05, 2020 »
So what you said in the past, since you returned from Tenerife months ago you have not ventured outside your home until you could get a cheap meal " HOW SAD YOU ARE ", I know it will cost you a few pennies because you are so tight but buy some masks & go outside you are not even at your age, in the at risk category.

It could be a long & sad time with your head stuck up your bum, live a little, death comes sooner than you think, if he was here you could ask my son, he had health problems but it did not stop him doing anything he wanted, to live & enjoy himself.

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #517 on: August 05, 2020 »
I have been out of the house most days, when it isn't raining, and walked for miles. What I said was I haven't been in any other buildings as I haven't needed to. We can buy everything online, so no need to shop.

I bought 100 medical grade masks way back in May when it looked likely they would become mandatory but is is cheaper to get food delivered than it is to drive if you include the price of a mask.

We have had guests in our house and garden but that is banned again here now, so had to cancel people who were due to come for BBQ here today and later in the week. So will go to pubs and restaurants on our own instead.

I couldn't agree more that one should live life and enjoy oneself and not hide from covid. Most things we would normally do for entertainment are banned though. And going to LG when it is masks in all indoor spaces doesn't appeal at all. No idea what it will be like in Nov, here or there.

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #518 on: August 05, 2020 »
No problem Edward bear

Cant you stick to the jokes you always told it made be laugh

Offline SandyLea

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #519 on: August 05, 2020 »
You speak total sense nophead. wish our government had your views.

Offline Georgie

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #520 on: August 06, 2020 »
Edward bear you remind me of 2 Indian tents arguing


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Offline Georgie

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #521 on: August 13, 2020 »
A few friends who have travelled lately are saying you need to complete a online form or when you come back you spend 2 hours in passport control completing it

Has any one experienced this please

Offline Georgie

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #522 on: August 20, 2020 »
Been trying to cancel my October holiday and re book with jet2 but no one is answering the phones

Anyone else experiencing this and appreciate times are tough

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #523 on: August 20, 2020 »
I was on hold for 2 hours Georgie but they do answer eventually.

Offline Georgie

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #524 on: September 04, 2020 »
Just read the news and jet2 have suspended all flights to spainish regions until October

Offline unhappy

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #525 on: September 04, 2020 »
Don't know where you got that information from, just gone onto their web site no mention in their Coronavirus info which you would expect to be fully upto date, also checked outward & inward flights in September they quoted a price for both

Offline Mary

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #526 on: September 04, 2020 »
Just seen a tweet from Jet2 and Georgie is sort of right, they have suspended flights to mainland Spain which will affect Barcelona, Alicante and Malaga for the rest of summer 2020.i presume therefore until October.

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #527 on: September 05, 2020 »
This does not include the Canaries they start flying there on the 13/09/2020

Offline SandyLea

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #528 on: September 05, 2020 »
Who would want to come anyway with these onerous mask regulations.....? What a way to spend a holiday. We're cancelling our Christmas break at el sombrero with jet2. We'll lose our deposit but are not parting with any more money to spend 10 days constricted by a mask.

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #529 on: September 05, 2020 »
Who would want to come anyway with these onerous mask regulations.....? What a way to spend a holiday. We're cancelling our Christmas break at el sombrero with jet2. We'll lose our deposit but are not parting with any more money to spend 10 days constricted by a mask.

I tend to agree with the above, we always visit around Feb/March and of course we were caught up in it this March, we will wait and see what happens, we can go at the drop of a hat, we have swapped our September flight to Greece until September next year, we should have flown this Tuesday, what puts us off is not the resorts themselves, but sharing the airport and flights with selfish people who do not care about others, we can all only hope that things improve somehow, and also spare a thought for all the bars and restaurant owners, and hope they survive.

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #530 on: September 05, 2020 »
I think while there is quarantine on the way back the only people that will be going are pensioners who are old enough to behave themselves on a plane and unlikely to be infected.

I would go if they get rid of the stupid mask regulations, i.e. having to wear them outside even when you can distance.  But the way things are going I think they will only increase restrictions until the numbers come down, which doesn't look likely anytime soon.

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #531 on: September 05, 2020 »
I agree with everyone but have noticed people are now wearing designer mask with patterns on

Someone must be making money out of a sad situation

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #532 on: September 05, 2020 »
Georgie, there is no show without Punch.

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #533 on: September 06, 2020 »


Someone must be making money out of a sad situation

Yes - the bl**dy Chinese
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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #534 on: September 06, 2020 »
I see that el sombrero are still closed after saying they are open from the 1st September

How sad if it is the truth

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« Reply #535 on: September 06, 2020 »
The problem is nearly every country has put Spain on their no fly list, so there are virtually no tourists now. Lots of places that had opened are closing again and I expect some that expected to open can't now.

Younger tourists that aren't afraid of Covid generally can't afford to waste two weeks in quarantine.  I expect older retired tourists are afraid of the numbers and flying.

And then there are people like me that don't want to spend a holiday in a mask.

The second wave has really screwed them up. I have no idea how the Canaries will survive.

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #536 on: September 07, 2020 »
We’ll we’ve have decided we’re definitely going at the beginning of October as usual, we’ve taken additional insurance at a very reasonable cost and we have to wear masks at home so other than the fact we’ll have to wear one in the street there’s not much difference there, we eat out and socialise more there than we do in the UK so we’ll be supporting the local bars and restaurants and I’m sure there are other like minded people and that’s how the bars and restaurants will survive

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #537 on: September 07, 2020 »
Cs advise please - what name insurance?

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Re: Getting expensive
« Reply #538 on: September 07, 2020 »
There won't be much open though.

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« Reply #539 on: September 07, 2020 »
Angiebabes - we’ve just renewed our annual travel insurance policy with Staysure and opted for an add on which only cost £31.06 and covers us for travelling in Europe against FCO advice for everything except whatever they are advising against travel for.

Sandylea That’s very negative, we’ve got a lovely apartment,  I‘m sure the sun will be shining and we’ll be able to go in the pool everyday, Flor del Drago, Martini, Charlie’s Bistro are all open to name a few, that’ll do us fine thanks