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Title: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: zapiy on April 15, 2020, 23:26:01 PM
How are we all coping, be good to hear you are all safe and doing well?

Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on April 15, 2020, 23:53:13 PM
Going a bit insane as I donít even dare go out for a walk as my health anxiety kicks in. But missing going out biking.
Glad Iíve got a few unfinished games to get back on and finish
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: zapiy on April 16, 2020, 00:00:15 AM
Yeah mate, I know what you mean, are you not getting out at all?
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on April 16, 2020, 00:09:53 AM
I go and sit in our little courtyard and read comics but my brain goes Into overdrive then freak out thinking I have it. So I end up back in doors.
So I just use my exercise bike to try keep fit.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: zapiy on April 16, 2020, 00:20:42 AM
Yeah must keep fit, I am working still, no longer in the office, back on track as a support role, it at least allows me to have some freedom.  Can't handle cabin fever.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: skyshadow5 on April 16, 2020, 00:21:30 AM
Luckily I can work from home as it is all computer based so that's a bonus, but being made redundant by end of June not so good. Time to look for another job and at my age I ain't liking my chances  :-\
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: zapiy on April 16, 2020, 00:22:42 AM
Let's hope this is all over with by then mate.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on April 16, 2020, 00:24:43 AM
Sorry to hear the sky.
I was made redundant a couple of years ago and found it hard to find a new job with my anxiety problem. So just been doing a freelance jobs for my partners boss. But mainly been airbrushing predator suits for people or doing art and design stuff.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: skyshadow5 on April 16, 2020, 00:27:35 AM
Sorry to hear the sky.
I was made redundant a couple of years ago and found it hard to find a new job with my anxiety problem. So just been doing a freelance jobs for my partners boss. But mainly been airbrushing predator suits for people or doing art and design stuff.

Unfortunately my artistic skills are confined to stick men and 3yr old painting  ::)
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: Rownaldo on April 16, 2020, 11:18:45 AM
Sorry to hear about the redundancies guys, I went through 2 within a 2 year period and it was the worst time of my life.

Still working and for a critical industry that supplyís parts to the medical industry as well is other industryís but due to bottom dropping out of automotive they are furloughing 25% of my workforce but I am not one of them so far thank goodness.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: zapiy on April 16, 2020, 11:46:31 AM
Hey Ian. Sorry to hear about that mate. At least your still going on this job. Very difficult times.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: Rownaldo on April 16, 2020, 12:00:55 PM
The one silver lining from all this covid 19 is I have started to watch a lot of series that I missed like stranger things plus the cars have never been cleaner  :P
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: cryingscotsman on April 16, 2020, 17:19:37 PM
Sorry to hear about the troubles people are having, I just hope we are Ďalmost thereí and in the next 4/5 weeks some things start getting back to whatever normal will be..

Iím in the Ďshieldedí category so should be stuck in a room for another 9 weeks but it does my heed in so I have to go for a cheeky run early in the morning when nobody is really around. As above, managing to get caught up on Netflix and gaming though so thatís ok.

Doing nothing is way more tiring than I ever thought it would be though..
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: TITAN TAYL0R on April 16, 2020, 19:26:17 PM
Im going crazy, Im not use to being indoors so much, yeah  time with the kids is great but apart from going  for a walk its the only time i can get out the house, its why im on xbox/pc so much lately
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: ewan1978 on April 16, 2020, 20:58:48 PM
Critical worker myself, who knew cardboard boxes were so important, hope everyoneís keeping safe, all good on my end
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: zapiy on April 16, 2020, 23:00:10 PM
Glad you are all finding ways to keep busy. Itís just something I hope we donít go through again.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on April 17, 2020, 01:01:44 AM
Iíve started VR biking lol. I use the exercise bike and find a vr youtube mtb video on my phone and use one of those crappy phone vr headsets lol.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: cryingscotsman on April 17, 2020, 09:47:02 AM
Iíve started VR biking lol. I use the exercise bike and find a vr youtube mtb video on my phone and use one of those crappy phone vr headsets lol.

Funny - Iíve been looking a lot over the last few days about vr biking. I have a crappy exercise bike but have a Bluetooth cadence sensor. Iíve got both a htc vive and oculus rift and thought that there must be some vr exercise game, but no - either you need to have an oculus quest/go or buy a vr bike. Balls to that.

I hadnít considered the YouTube vr thing - but I will now, cheers!
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on April 17, 2020, 12:06:52 PM
Virtual desktop and YouTube should work well. Sadly I canít fit my exercise bike in the same room as my pc and gaming stuff to try it lol
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: Rownaldo on April 17, 2020, 15:47:18 PM
After all this craziness is over where is the one place you have been before where you want to go back to ?

Mine is first the pub for a proper pint of real ale and then I want to go to the algarve again as it is stunning.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: zapiy on April 17, 2020, 19:26:32 PM
I suspect you won't be going on holiday this year, lots of special conditions will be put in place. Pubs will have strict door limits and so on.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: Rownaldo on April 17, 2020, 20:07:06 PM
This year will be a right off for holidays.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on April 17, 2020, 20:24:29 PM
Iíll be going riding at Danbury common bike park. I canít see me going to anywhere people are for awhile
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: cryingscotsman on April 18, 2020, 10:08:46 AM
Looking forward to going for a pub lunch with wife and kids, and also the cinema - my mate and I go every Friday and although I donít think it will be for a while, looking forward to getting back into that ritual.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: stonesroses on April 18, 2020, 16:26:53 PM
I work as an insurance broker and have been at the company  for 6 years so fingers crossed the job is safe but who knows where all this is heading.

Awful part of the job is telling all these business owners, that you get to know well, that they have no cover. Didnít help with the government giving everyone the impression they should be covered in more than one occasion so in a lot of cases you have to break the news to these people on 3 separate occasions.

This isnít life and death stuff but still a major consequence of this bloody virus and will have a massive impact.

And deadol I would say get out on that bike early morning like the other chap said, as without knowing your whole story I would be amazed if it didnít help. Exercise is great for anxiety/depression as Iím sure you already know. Ronnie OíSullivan used exercise to deal with his and if it works for him it can work for anyone.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: DEADDOLL666 on April 18, 2020, 17:09:45 PM
I work as an insurance broker and have been at the company  for 6 years so fingers crossed the job is safe but who knows where all this is heading.

Awful part of the job is telling all these business owners, that you get to know well, that they have no cover. Didnít help with the government giving everyone the impression they should be covered in more than one occasion so in a lot of cases you have to break the news to these people on 3 separate occasions.

This isnít life and death stuff but still a major consequence of this bloody virus and will have a massive impact.

And deadol I would say get out on that bike early morning like the other chap said, as without knowing your whole story I would be amazed if it didnít help. Exercise is great for anxiety/depression as Iím sure you already know. Ronnie OíSullivan used exercise to deal with his and if it works for him it can work for anyone.

Yeah it helps me a lot as it makes me feel a lot better after doing it. Even just the exercise bike helps after using it
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: zapiy on April 18, 2020, 19:48:37 PM
Looking forward to going for a pub lunch with wife and kids, and also the cinema - my mate and I go every Friday and although I donít think it will be for a while, looking forward to getting back into that ritual.

Is there film worth watching every Friday mate?
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: cryingscotsman on April 19, 2020, 09:23:35 AM
Looking forward to going for a pub lunch with wife and kids, and also the cinema - my mate and I go every Friday and although I donít think it will be for a while, looking forward to getting back into that ritual.

Is there film worth watching every Friday mate?

Haha no, definitely not but we normally watch 2 on a Friday and the odd mid week one as well. The unlimited cineworld membership is great and with it only being around £18 a month we end up watching anything thatís on. The great thing is we end up seeing things I would never have seen otherwise and you get the odd gem - like an Egyptian drama a couple of years ago that ended up being one of my favourites.

If youíve got a cineworld near you (and is the reopen!) its definitely worth it.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: UltraViolet on April 20, 2020, 15:56:43 PM
I have a totally Ďfirst world problemí  of living in a flat without any outside area to use, which, normally isnít a problem, but, if I have to move in the coming years I will try my best to find somewhere which has got one. So, not working at the moment because of the lockdown means a lot of video calls and f*ck tons of tv binge watching:-)
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on April 21, 2020, 09:07:39 AM
How are we all coping, be good to hear you are all safe and doing well?

Hanging in there, I've just had 2 weeks off work which I thought about cancelling but decided to take as I'd been looking forward to taking.

Biggest annoyance for me right now is I was right on the cusp of buying my first house, I'd been accepted for a mortgage and had several properties lined up to view then this lockdown kicked in. I don't know if I was better or worse for buying right now, at the very least I'd have had a new place to work on making my own!
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: Rownaldo on April 22, 2020, 01:57:01 AM
Walked into work tonight and they have put 5 more people on furlough so that is 34% of my night shift and 32% of the day shift.

I will be lucky to make it to the end of the week without the night shift being closed and moved onto days again or I will be furloughed.

If they do I am going to be hitting the cycling big time again and start to finish some of the games that I started but never finished, The Metro series comes to mind.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: daddyduche on April 22, 2020, 02:27:59 AM
It's hard to see which way this is going to go, you have some governments easing lockdown and other strengthening it. Don't envy those making the decisions damned if you do, dawned if you don't.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: zapiy on April 25, 2020, 10:22:27 AM
I hope we will start to see some normality return by the 3rd week of May.

Just think, even when they start to ease things we all need to be aware of each other, give people space and so on and keep this clean attitude up.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: daddyduche on April 26, 2020, 13:44:01 PM
Just about to start week 5 of lockdown, go outside its starting to look like a normal day.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: zapiy on April 28, 2020, 10:34:28 AM
People are getting tired, ythe government will have to put the army on the streets at this rate.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: daddyduche on April 28, 2020, 12:15:54 PM
Worse day of lockdown so far probably to do with the weather but on the bright side could be back to work in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: daddyduche on April 30, 2020, 18:11:57 PM
Past the peak now which is great news
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: TITAN TAYL0R on May 04, 2020, 08:29:15 AM
Past the peak now which is great news

hopefully,

we could end up having a 2nd wave of it tho, i bloody well hope not
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: Rownaldo on May 06, 2020, 02:15:42 AM
The quicker this ends the better, Some of the things I have witnessed during this period is nothing short of disgusting.
Arguments about furlough, Why was that person furloughed and not me, Your furlough has ended but they do not want to return to work, People classing it as one almighty doss, Shoppers screaming at people that are stacking the shelves ect ect ect.

There are some people that I will struggle to look in the eyes the next time I see them due to the way they have acted.

I am proud how most of the nation has pulled together with the old Dunkirk sprite but like I said there are some people that have shown their true colours in the pandemic.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on May 07, 2020, 14:52:16 PM
Its been a very mixed reaction that I've seen - mostly good though. I haven't seen any large gatherings close to me, though some people are visiting each other (which I think is ok with distancing). The shops (Lidl for me) have been very good and everyone at them has mostly seemed resigned to queuing and being careful inside.

Where I think it an go wrong now is if there is a partial easement on the lockdown it'll be like that first weekend when the schools closed - 1000s of people will all try to climb Mt Snowdown all at once!

For me I'd just like to visit some family/friends, there's no one close by to me and whilst video chat/game chat is fine I'm really missing an actual conversation with a human face!
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: daddyduche on May 15, 2020, 16:30:32 PM
Being self employed I was entitled too a grant from the government so all wasn't so bad and it's back to work on Monday.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: daddyduche on May 21, 2020, 21:41:43 PM
Back to work for 3 days and now off again until next week, think this is how it's going to be for quite a while, sadly there are a lot of people worse off than myself.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: Rownaldo on June 16, 2020, 02:50:23 AM
We are having another round of furloughs at the end of the month, The downside is that people that did not want to furlough have realised that staying at home on 90% of your wages (our place gives an extra 10% on top of the government scheme) that they are better off than going into work with fuel and food costs not needed so people that did not want furlough at the beginning now want it but they have missed the cut off point so the fun and games will start tomorrow when this is announced.

Should be fun tomorrow night lol.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on June 16, 2020, 10:19:03 AM
I'm still working (from home) - got a good routine now, home office setup etc I know I'm very lucky and 100000s aren't. I think at the beginning if I'd been offered furlough I might have taken it but over time I'd come to regret as really I'd rather be working. The time I'm saving on my commute gives me a much better work/life balance anyway, and home working is so much more relaxing than office based.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: daddyduche on June 25, 2020, 10:09:06 AM
Miss lock down, the traffic around here is horrendous.
Title: Re: Coronavirus and the Lockdown.
Post by: Rownaldo on June 30, 2020, 03:30:58 AM
I hear you there mate as it has felt like I had my own private stretch of the M5 for the last few months.