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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Happy Paws2, Jul 14, 2020.


  1. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Having the weekly slot with Asda guaranteed at least until October has been a total blessing (for which I’m truly grateful ;)). We are lucky to have the facility here.

    It’s a shame that it was so hard for others in need here (but not classed as “vulnerable” officially) to get a delivery as panic buying spilled over to people block booking delivery slots unnecessarily.

    Judging by the pictures of food waste in the press, some should have felt a pang of shame (they won’t have of course) :(
     
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  2. SbanR

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    If you have an Aldi near you, their Oldies half hour (7.30 - 8am) is brilliant. Very few shoppers around.
    Even at 8, there are very few shoppers around.
    Similarly, there are very few early shoppers at the village Co-op.
    You might well find the same scenario with your local shops:)
     
  3. Happy Paws2

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    Same at Sainsbury's 8 - 9 Oldies hour Monday Wednesday and Friday's are really quiet now everyone has stopped panicking. Went down on Friday and went straight in no queuing only one in front of me at the till.
     
  4. SbanR

    SbanR PetForums VIP

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    Yes that's what a dog walker I chat with told me. Straight in, no queuing n very few shoppers inside.
    Unfortunately I sold my car ages ago and our big Sainsbury is on the opposite side of town
     
  5. Happy Paws2

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    Yes I know I how feel we sold our nearly 3 years ago as we were hardly using it. We are lucky as we have a large Sainsbury's within a 10 minute walk, so in away it's our local shop.
     
  6. Magyarmum

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  7. Lurcherlad

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    How old you gotta be?
     
  8. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    My husbands just told me that both Sainsbury’s and the diy place he’s been to I’ve rthe last couple of days, were handing out free face masks. Don’t know whether that will continue or whether its just for the early days of mandatory mask wearing in shops
     
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  9. lullabydream

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    That's really good, what a nice gesture.
     
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  10. SbanR

    SbanR PetForums VIP

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    Not sure, sorry. But Oldies shopping time was set up by all the supermarkets when we went into lockdown. Oldies and the vulnerable.

    Ps. No one checked for age. All done on trust.
     
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  11. kimthecat

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    Is there one that says chocolate? :Hilarious
     
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  12. mrs phas

    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

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    I've worn one all day today, except when at home, or in the car
    Yes it's hot
    Yes it makes it harder for me to breath
    Yes it fogs up my glasses, even with a nose clip in the nosepiece and my glasses over the top
    Yes I hate the bloody thing and am amongst those who think this is all 4 months too late

    But
    Considering the possible alternate
    I'll keep wearing it

    I do think, however, that if the gov has made it mandatory, they should be supplying the stores with free disposable masks to hand out, not everyone can afford £20 for a pack of 50 (cheapest I've seen so far), especially those on benefits or pensions, meaning that they may use their one use masks, multiple times, which could, increase risks for/to other people

    Am thinking of dragging sewing machine (now I've found the the darned thing) it may be some time before my little sewing room to be, has no full boxes in it
    I've tried the no sew/hand sew ones, and, whilst they work, I'm constantly worried about slippage
     
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  13. Jobeth

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    You can get a pack of 50 for £15.99 and postage is free. I bought the hand sanitisers as well.
    https://www.medicalfacemask.co.uk/product/quality-medical-face-mask-with-ear-loop/
    I’ve ordered a reusable one from here https://pacamask.com/ There was a discount on their Facebook page (shopsafe25) so one mask was £13.46 and lasts for 50 washes. It’s cheaper if you buy more but I wanted to try one first of all.
     
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  14. SbanR

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    Disposable masks are already polluting the environment.
    A forum member, @Arny , has posted a photo of a bird with its legs tangled up by the loops of a disposable mask.
    It's far better to get a washable mask; they needn't break the bank.
    The fabric mask from Wilko is only £2; pretty decent fit, comfortable and doesn't slip.
    A friend has bought stretchy masks from Morrison's and she says they're very comfortable.

    So reasonably priced, comfortable fabric masks are readily available:)
     
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  15. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    I've been busy making masks...

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  16. lullabydream

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    I knew there had to be a cat one in there!
     
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  17. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    That one is a special commission :)
     
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  18. lullabydream

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    It's lovely, so are the rest though. Very lucky to have a nice cat one though!
     
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  19. Boxerluver30

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    I've got two plain white reusable masks from work (nhs, they have been handing them out for free where I am) and have got two more on order

    This one (the foxes one on the bottom): https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/...actional-order-dispatched-up-sell-to-customer

    And this one: https://www.stopvirus.co.uk/collect...ble-face-mask-adult-black-with-cute-bear-face

    Personally i hate the feel of the disposable ones and so would rather fork out for some nice feeling reusables. Plus it means less waste :)
     
  20. mrs phas

    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

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    If anyone is after disposable masks
    BnM are doing a box of 25 for £7 or 2 boxes (so 50 for those, like me, who need the help on a Sunday) for £12.99
     
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