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#23176 Hedgehog

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 09:24

 

I am still putting on a mask when I go into a shop etc,  even just for my morning newspaper at our local  'One Stop'.   Infection rate on Wirral is now about 420 per 100,000

 

Infection rate in this part of London is similar: 418.9 cases per 100,000 and rising. The rate has almost doubled in recent weeks. We were intending to visit Birmingham for a couple of days this week, but went off the idea when we heard that only 55% of Brummies have been vaccinated.

 

There was a time when we would check train services or car parking before visiting somewhere new - now we check infection levels and vaccine rates. :(

 

The rate round here is 826 per 100,000.  We have 10 schools in a 1 mile radius.


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 09:46

 

That was a word beginning with a B and ending with an M. Very rude!

 

Ouch! Very rude of the rabbit, too!

 

Bummy Rabbit?


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#23178 Misterioso

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 09:48

Hmmm, two parcels delivered, one yesterday, one today. The delivery driver didn't knock when delivering yesterday's parcel, so it has been outside the front door all night in very heavy rain, so sodden that the cardboard - which could literally be wrung out - fell apart in my hands. Fortunately, the contents were sealed packets and seem to have survived unscathed.

 

Today's parcel we have not yet found. It's not on the gatepost, in the shed, outside either front or back door, or any of the other random places that parcels have been left in before. There is a photo of it, and a wee map to show where it's been delivered - which is categorically NOT our house! Our house has an 'A' after the number, so naturally it's gone to the same numbered house with a 'B' after it, a little way off on the other side of the road (don't ask - it's all to do with how the crofts were assigned). We haven't managed to recover it yet.

 

Once upon a time, parcel delivery was quite straightforward....wasn't it? :wacko:


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#23179 vron

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 12:11

yesterday i had an Amazon  parcel delivered sealed but inside it was completely empty. The item was batteries and could never have fitted into the slim book type folder it was delivered in. Ok Amazon have imemdiately sent out another parcel free of charge which I am waiting for but does no-one ever look at these things first.


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#23180 Maizie

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 12:38

I'll join in with parcel woe.  I am tracking a parcel that arrived at my local depot last Friday at 4.37am, which was then given the status 'return to sender' at 1.17pm - it never made it to 'out for delivery'.  I've contacted customer service at the sender, though without response so far.  But, I have just had an email telling me that my parcel has just been despatched (location provided is where the sender is)...using a different courier, and it should be with me tomorrow.  We shall see...


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 13:06

yesterday i had an Amazon  parcel delivered sealed but inside it was completely empty. The item was batteries and could never have fitted into the slim book type folder it was delivered in. Ok Amazon have imemdiately sent out another parcel free of charge which I am waiting for but does no-one ever look at these things first.

Yes, and the time and motion people give them 0.63 seconds to look at each of them.


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Posted 21 October 2021 - 18:33

Yesterday's parcel was delivered to 'my safe place' which was a surprise as I hadn't specified one. 'Safe' was behind the plant pot under the music room's window at the front of the house...

 

Today's, which was much more valuable and much more fragile was also left in an undesignated safe space... this time by the back door. But it was only in a cardboard box, with a piece of expensive optical equipment that was just in bubble wrap. Fortunately, unlike much of wher eI've been today, it doesn't seem to have rained much at home. 


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Posted 22 October 2021 - 09:46

My wine was too be left in the garage if I were out, but of course no attempt was made to deliver it to the door, it went straight in the garage, and no card or anything.
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#23184 Maizie

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 10:42

I have just had an email telling me that my parcel has just been despatched (location provided is where the sender is)...using a different courier, and it should be with me tomorrow.  We shall see...

It's allegedly going to be delivered by 6pm today.  It currently has a status of collected (at 5.01am!) - the next status being in transit but it's not got that yet.  Which makes it sound like it hasn't left the departure depot yet.  It is only 3 hours drive away, though that includes about 50% of the M25 (delightful on a Friday afternoon), and of course it's unlikely someone will be leaving that depot for my house (i..e it would go to a more local depot, and then they would deliver it out).  Unconvinced.

(To be fair, have used this retailer three times before and never had a problem, their customer services has now replied and is looking in to it as they have no idea what is going on either).
 


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#23185 Maizie

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 11:38

Cynicism has been rewarded with parcel arriving.  Certainly looks like it's been on some travels.  But it has everything in it intact.  Has now gone to 'in transit' on the tracking but I'll probably stop watching the tracking now!


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Posted 22 October 2021 - 12:49

My parcel has arrived a day late. Phew. I actually contacted the seller through Amazon just to make sure it had been sent, and I was sent a better tracking "app".  Things are definitely taking longer at the moment.

 

Current argh! I need some make up to make me look human for wedding photos. So this afternoon is planned for the foray into the John Lewis beauty department (normally I just glide through the make-up stands looking neither to right nor left ......). I may be gone some time.  :unsure:


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#23187 AdLibitum

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 13:58

I hate the Amazon Music app, I really do. With each update it's becoming more and more difficult to get it to show me a list of my music and play it! Instead it makes me wade through trash every single time and now even seems to start playing random pieces that I've certainly never bought or asked for.
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#23188 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 14:11

I bought an iPod years ago, but hated it and didn't get on much with iTunes either.

I prefer CDs and Radio 3, or a book if I'm travelling.

Also, listening to music whilst walking disorientates me and makes me bump into people because I need to be able to hear them around me.

It we're talking laptops, a set of speakers and a bass bin are nice to have, but I'm not in the mood to pay Youtube for advert-free stuff yet.

I had a spotify account but couldn't get that to work either.


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Posted 22 October 2021 - 14:24

I tried to use a Mac some years ago but after about two hours I gave up on it, it was just too different from Unix/Linux. Never tried Spotify.

I'd be perfectly happy to simply listen to music that I bought from Amz on my phone if that app thing only worked... Grr.
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Posted 22 October 2021 - 14:31

Love my iPod, which I play mainly in the car. Downloaded  many CD's to it  (about 1500 tracks now) and also made several different playlists. Fully controllable from car unit. It plugs into a USB in the glove compartment where it stays, unless I want to add more tracks which I do via my PC.


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