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by Pat Murphy
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192927

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

It might be premature, but since this lockdown was announced, I’ve actually been quite optimistic. The most optimistic I’ve been for many many months. Things are going in the right direction. Same, the figures on vaccinations make very good reading, unless you live on Wales, where things are happen...
by Pat Murphy
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 11:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192927

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Tens of thousands of small businesses are set to receive insurance payouts covering losses in the first national lockdown, following a court ruling. The Supreme Court found in favour of small firms receiving payments from business interruption insurance policies. For some, it could provide the life...
by Pat Murphy
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 2:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192927

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

I didn't think that it would ever be possible for Johnson to achieve a dirty trick lower then I thought him capable of. Yet he's just stood there and told people to avoid theatres and bars, but has refused to close them. Because if he did they could claim on their insurance. This way, they'll just ...
by Pat Murphy
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:48 pm
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 10786

Re: RIAT 2021 Participation and Discussion Thread

It's nearly Mid January, by now I'd have my accommodation booked, tickets bought for Arrivals days and be looking forward to updates on what's due to be there, but I haven't done any of it. Apart from the fact that my business has been hugely affected (try operating a Guesthouse in a Global Pandemic...
by Pat Murphy
Thu 07 Jan 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1209
Views: 110588

Re: Presidential Election 2020

The point is he wont stop he will cause havoc the next 14 days and I think some republicans have just woken up to this. This. I would remind everyone, if it's needed or not, that he also has control of the nuclear codes. We'll wait to see what happens today, but a letter has already been sent to Th...
by Pat Murphy
Wed 06 Jan 2021, 9:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Presidential Election 2020
Replies: 1209
Views: 110588

Re: Presidential Election 2020

Pence urged to invoke 25th amendment, basically remove the Orange One from Office.
by Pat Murphy
Mon 14 Dec 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192927

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Problem is, you can scrap the xmas rules, but it wont stop people seeing family at xmas and it will be hard to police It's a real problem this. Gov makes rules, to try and stop NHS becoming overwhelmed. People are tired of the rules and so break them. NHS becomes overwhelmed and people blame The Go...
by Pat Murphy
Mon 14 Dec 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192927

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Well Christmas was going to be a pretty quiet occasion this year, but even our scaled down one looks under threat now. Wales has increasing numbers, albeit mostly in South Wales and London, areas of Hertfordshire and Essex are also entering Tier3 restrictions. The worrying development of a "New Vari...
by Pat Murphy
Sun 22 Nov 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Wildlife on the Isle of Mull
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: Wildlife on the Isle of Mull

Fantastic stuff, love Mull, a beautiful place. Where did you catch the Otters? Me and Mrs M had a wonderful 20 minutes at Croggan with one and another siting by the Golf Course at Craignure. Have to get back up there again next year......
by Pat Murphy
Sat 21 Nov 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: New Zealand Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: New Zealand Birds

Lovely stuff Andy. Was the Yellow Eyed Penguin at Curio Bay? Spent about 7 hours over 2 days there, waiting for a 5 minute glimpse :grin: . Had a better view of them taking The Elm Wildlife tour on the Otago Peninsula, from Dunedin a couple of years back, 7 in about an hour, running the gauntlet of ...
by Pat Murphy
Sun 01 Nov 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192927

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

The point of the circuit-break is to halt the exponential rise in cases. Regional lockdowns already helped slow the acceleration, but was not slowed enough by them. There lockdown has only been for one week so far, it’ll take 10-14 days to see any material slowdown, I guess. This is what I can't ge...
by Pat Murphy
Sat 31 Oct 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192927

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Tommy wrote:
Sat 31 Oct 2020, 4:15 pm
The government will try to brand this as “Tier 4” so they can spin it, but it’s ostensibly lockdown. We should not let the Government off the hook for this.
THIS
by Pat Murphy
Sat 31 Oct 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192927

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Possibly I didn't phrase it right. I know no-one wants a lockdown, but some are more 'keen' than others. So, let's say we've had our 'circuit breaker', would it of worked? Personally, I doubt it. Again, look at March, cases took 6 weeks to drop ( and actually initially continued to rise). The main ...
by Pat Murphy
Sat 31 Oct 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4232
Views: 192927

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

Johnson has to go, surely. Last week it was "political opportunism" from Starmer, even yesterday Raab was towing the regional line. YESTERDAY! Making my blood boil. Utter incompetence from the top down. Yes, he HAS to go. Step forward the next for the poison Chalice......Gove?? Oh great..... The wo...
by Pat Murphy
Sat 26 Sep 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your holiday plans
Replies: 61
Views: 4722

Re: Your holiday plans

No holidays for me this year, had to cancel two earlier trips to Europe during the lockdown. Local Lockdowns appear to be the new way of shutting things down, without flushing the entire economy down the toilet. Thankfully, North Wales appears to be fully open for anyone fancying a short break in a ...
by Pat Murphy
Tue 15 Sep 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1924
Views: 69014

Re: Aviation- On This Day

What a show that was Nige, remembered long by my family....not for the show mind. My Mum left her favourite frying pan behind under our camper :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Seriously, that flypast was incredible....we had an Air Force in those days :flushed:
by Pat Murphy
Sat 12 Sep 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF "aggressor" Typhoon
Replies: 23
Views: 3173

Re: RAF "aggressor" Typhoon

Its not the most exciting scheme in the world, but at least its something different. Agreed - when was the last time you saw a black all over fighter of any type? Err....... <cough> https://www.globalaviationresource.com/v2/wp-content/uploads/Black-Mike590.jpg Err cough cough :grin: https://www.air...
by Pat Murphy
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 258
Views: 44232

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

keithjs wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 1:45 pm
Pat Murphy wrote:
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 1:38 pm
Arse. Oh well. Back in 2021 folks.......
Do you really think so? I very much doubt it... Ah well, that's more money for Shuttleworth then.
Well for all our sakes lets try and be positive and hope we will be eh? :neutral_face:
by Pat Murphy
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 258
Views: 44232

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

Arse. Oh well. Back in 2021 folks.......
by Pat Murphy
Tue 08 Sep 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 258
Views: 44232

Re: Battle of Britain Airshow 2020 - 18th-20th September.

Two days running, new Covid infections at around 3000 per day. Wondering if anyone is reconsidering going?
I am having to take a long hard look at this, as I have a busy week with Guests following on from the Tuesday after...
by Pat Murphy
Tue 01 Sep 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Aircraft music?
Replies: 80
Views: 7153

Re: Aircraft music?

Concorde- Gregory Porter....what a voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvIb__axcDI
by Pat Murphy
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford
Replies: 138
Views: 15928

Re: Flying Legends to cease at Duxford

Hard to see anything positive from this announcement, both for Duxford as a venue and Historic Aviation generally. Obviously, the regulars will know more and see changes day to day but as a regular attendee over many years, the rot had already begun when the traditional end of season Autumn show, hi...
by Pat Murphy
Wed 19 Aug 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Yf-23
Replies: 22
Views: 2191

Re: Yf-23

I know it’s completely irrelevant, but the YF-23 really is an arse-ugly plane, isn’t it. Very cool of course, I’d love to see it, but Christ alive it’s got looks only a mother could love. 🤮🤮🤮 Absolutely. It’s no Hawk 200... I see your Hawk 200 and YF23 and raise you with a face even it's Mother wou...
by Pat Murphy
Wed 19 Aug 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Yf-23
Replies: 22
Views: 2191

Re: Yf-23

I know it’s completely irrelevant, but the YF-23 really is an arse-ugly plane, isn’t it. Very cool of course, I’d love to see it, but Christ alive it’s got looks only a mother could love. 🤮🤮🤮 Absolutely. It’s no Hawk 200... I see your Hawk 200 and YF23 and raise you with a face even it's Mother wou...
by Pat Murphy
Tue 18 Aug 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1673
Views: 88638

Re: The UKAR politics thread

The problem with the current cabinet is their inexperience, and the fact they are only in position due to their Pro Brexit views. Added to that a prime minister who is only there for the glory of the job and disappears anytime anything difficult needs addressing, just leaves me with no confidence t...