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    Re: September Army 2021

    Think trying to travel anywhere is a pain at the moment
    Agreed Rusters.
    We're going to Greece this day week - and I've a pain in my arse trying to figure out do I need neg test for UK ? - Do I need PLF for UK? even tough we don't leave the airport ?
    Then the same questions for Greece. FFS !
    I swear to God it was easier last September to go.......
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    Re: September Army 2021

    Evening all.

    Quote Originally Posted by brit View Post
    Good morning Army. It feels very Autumnal here this morning.
    Flights to Norway have been changed and had to spend 50 minutes on the phone trying to get through to the travel insurance to enable me to change details, Arghh
    Leg nearly healed properly and I am looking forward to getting out for a run.
    Still in my bubble of grief but being busy seems to help. The evenings are the worst and I am aware that I could easily try to block it out.
    Hi Mrs A I just wanted to pop in any offer you my support. ‘Blocking it out’ resonates with me and I am sure almost everybody else here. I think it’s at the root of how we learned to cope with life and death and everything in between for so many years, all the things that causes us such grief and pain but we truly know deep deep down it’s never the answer. It takes a hell of a lot of inner strength and bravery to get sober and a lot more to stay there some days but that’s what we are survivors, just as our loved ones always hoped we could be. You are a strong lady, be kind to yourself.
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    Re: September Army 2021

    @satz123..............I gone cross-eyed having a look-see for you. Ireland is an exempted country under the Common Travel Area, and Irish citizens are currently exempted from travel restrictions into the UK along with Jersey, The Isle of Man, and Guernsey so you don't need a PLF. Those were the rules as of 27th July.
    But like you said you're not leaving the airport so I can't see why you'd need a PLF.
    Night all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieClaire View Post
    @satz123..............I gone cross-eyed having a look-see for you. Ireland is an exempted country under the Common Travel Area, and Irish citizens are currently exempted from travel restrictions into the UK along with Jersey, The Isle of Man, and Guernsey so you don't need a PLF. Those were the rules as of 27th July.
    But like you said you're not leaving the airport so I can't see why you'd need a PLF.
    Night all.
    @JackieClaire
    Thanks a million Jacks for that it is great news. I saw that somewhere but didn't believe it 'cos it conflicted with another page I read.
    Me head was melted.
    I'm glad it simplified but ..... what exactly makes us Irish less infectious than say someone in France - I dunno It's all a bit political.
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    Re: September Army 2021

    Morning and waves to the world,
    @satz123..............glad to be of service. I'll have Mr. JC a look-see as well. Being a lawyer he's used to reading complicated shite.

    Middle of the night thoughts................what happens if you're going through the Channel Tunnel?
    1) Do you get halfway to France and they stop and any foreigner on board and check your documents?
    2)Why are some of the Chanel Islands like Sark not included. I think Sark has about 20 people and a couple of cows live there.

    At the moment I've got two men on the roof cleaning the gutters. I'd forgotten they were coming and didn't half get a fright.
    It could be worse, I could be filing.
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    Hello Army friends. So interesting you mentioned gutters, JC. I just had gutter guards installed. My house is surrounded by oak (the messiest) trees. They drop leaves year round. I was having to clean gutters several times a year. Hopefully this is an answer. In other news, I was distressed to read about the emergence of “The Mu” variant. Is there no end to this scourge. I have three overseas trips backed up with airlines payed and other associated costs.

    I must mention that my wife and so I drove to a neighboring town for dinner last evening but we were refused entry because we didn’t have our vaccination cards with us. I feel this is overreach. We were both masked. Human stupidity is rapidly mutating into many other strains of stupid which are far stupider and can inflict even more stupid damage on the stupid world. Have a wonderful weekend folks.

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    At the moment I've got two men on the roof cleaning the gutters. I'd forgotten they were coming and didn't half get a fright.
    I detest anyone in or around my house.
    Maybe the gutters - it's a few hours - but having to be nice to builders for anymore than that freaks me out.

    Her next door must be building the inside of the Taj Mahal ..... they are there every day for 4 weeks. Disturbing all manner of rodent & spider nests..
    Big fat rat in the shed & MrS swears he saw a mouse in the house the other night.

    I wouldn't mind but her house bears no resemblance to those around her any more - it's a palace. But still she finds SOMETHING to rip out & replace.
    It's an illness my sister says
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    Quote Originally Posted by techie View Post
    Human stupidity is rapidly mutating into many other strains of stupid which are far stupider and can inflict even more stupid damage on the stupid world. Have a wonderful weekend folks.
    Oh dear
    Now Techie would you be happy to be within breathing distance of someone who wasn't vaccinated?
    I wouldn't.
    Anyhoo sorry for the disappointment but - bright side - nice to know the restaurant is adhering to safety guidelines.
    Where did you eat ????

    A big % of the unvaccinated apparently are Healthcare Workers.
    Now they are being 're deployed' ( moved downstairs) in the Nursing Home if they are not vaccinated.
    I would be asking questions if my mother was being treated by an unvaccinated nurse or doctor.
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    Re: September Army 2021

    Id believe that Satz, my buddy needs 24 hour care and always had a problem getting carers, but its almost impossible now as most are not vaccinated and she can't take the risk.

    Ahead of your blind man, mine came today @JackieClaire.. it marked the start of the Taj Mahal refurb

    Your trip sounds gorgeous @rustop59. Weather is still holding up too..

    Went out for dinner tonight with a few friends in work, malahide. It was hopping! Leaving cert results night.
    Restaurant and bar after scanned all our covid apps. It's just the norm now, well until Oct 22nd.
    3 drank, 3 didn't.. I used to dread these nights, struggling to fit in without booze... now I just struggle to stay awake!!
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    Re: September Army 2021

    Morning folks, just realized reading your posts I haven’t spent a night away or even sat in a restaurant since all this started back in 3/20 wonder what that says about me. Up early as my inner alarm goes off around 5.30 as usual, noticing the mornings are dark now and the days getting shorter but that’s ok, it’s still the best part of the day for me, I really enjoy the solitude and lack of outside noise and distractions. Just pondering on my sobriety and how it is so different this time from the 13 months sober stint I did a few years back. My change of mindset about AL and despite all the big talk I don’t think I ever really let go or thought I was never going to drink again. I am not talking dry drunk here for I was happy sober it’s just that I had left a crack in the door. It’s firmly shut now with big bolts and a deadlock and the mirror on the wall is no longer a place I detest looking into and seeing my blurry red eyed, puffed up, stupid head looking back.
    Happy sober Saturday folks, life for all its ups and downs is still such a better, real place without the fog.
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