Friday, 16 October 2020

It's not the same.

 A post popped up this morning on Let's Face it Book. Our annual Christmas Tree Festival will not take place as usual in the church. This is a fundraiser for our local Hospice. Another one bites the dust. 

Festival of Christmas Trees Goes Virtual!!
The 15th Scunthorpe Festival of Christmas Trees will go ahead in a very different format due to restrictions created by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are inviting participants to submit their trees virtually in the form of a photograph or video, to be viewed by the public on a purpose built website!

Like everything else, it's going online. We all have to sit at home glued to our computer screens. 

Catch ya later.  Toodle pip.   ilona

9 comments:

  1. Yep! For the protection of those most vulnerable, we humans have to do what we must. That's what Christianity is all about, I reckon. ~Andrea

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    1. This is not about protecting the most vulnerable, it is about controlling everybody and everything. Current government figures show this virus actually has a 96.46% survival rate, *even in the most at risk groups*. Other groups’ rate is, of course, much higher than that.There are almost no cases anywhere in the world (I think there have been two, disputed ones) of asymptomatic people passing it on to anyone else. Of course we should protect the vulnerable, but never before have healthy people been quarantined. It’s contrary to all medical practice.

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    2. It's a shame that the Hospice will not get their usual donations from people going through the door, having a coffee and cake, and buying the Hospice merchandise.

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  2. Nice to know that the toffs can still hold their Boxing Day hunt though. Like the grouse shoot, it's fine to meet up with your posh friends and have a jolly good time killing things. Bloody hypocrites.

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  3. I was accosted in the bank this morning. Have you signed up for online banking...'it's safer for you and us'. Sorry, I want to go out and see other people, not be stuck in my house at a computer. Why does everyone assume that everybody has access to the Internet and a PC??. Safer from what? A virus that absolutely no-one I know has had, and no-one I've spoken to in months knows anyone who has had it either. Brainwashing and control. I refuse to confirm and comply. I will continue to exercise my right to use cash. I will not wear a mask either. None of these things mean I am a selfish person, I am merely using my personal right to my own freedom of choice. This is still a free country, as far as I am aware?

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    1. I went to town today to pay my utilities bill at the Post Office, with cash. Our village pop up PO isn't open till Monday so I went to one in the High Street. I went to the bank as well. I prefer to withdraw cash from the machine inside the bank, but as didn't fancy doing battle with the door person, I used the hole in the wall outside. I put petrol in my car £30 paid in cash. I picked up cat food from Home Bargains, paid £20 in cash. No mask, and I am not selfish.

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  4. Sad times it seems more events are now going online and more shops etc closing down. Very anti social and more so for people living alone. More screen time which is not to keep keep up with your community if you normally are involved in events. Not much in my local area but i miss going places with meetup groups. We can meet for walks in limited numbers but places fill up fast and you can go on a waiting list and you may get a place of someone drops out. but there can be few ahead. Not good for metal health and i don't usualy feel too lonely or bored but i have been feeling this more since all this covid lock down. Very bad for mental health and people in nursing homes and hospitals cannot have visitors. Its not the same watching events online as attending and mingling with people.

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  5. In the village next to me there is usually a Christmas tree festival and fete event,but that wont be happening this year either.All through the Summer the people of the village usually make homemade jams and pickles and I have always bought some to give as Christmas presents.A really enjoyable day out,so it seems as though there is nothing to look forward to this year.We always support the local events,but not one is happening where I live.xx

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    1. We usually have Carols around the Christmas tree here, outdoors on the village green. There is no reason why that should not go ahead, we have to wait and see.

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