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Nov 23rd 2020, 3:19 am
Replies: 65
Views: 1,599
Posted By bats

Re: What do you miss about Christmas from homeland?

Strangely enough Christmas shopping on dark afternoons, usually drizzling, with the smell of roast chestnuts in the air. The little ragamuffins running to collect tha goose for Mr Scrooge.
Nov 22nd 2020, 8:00 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By bats

Re: Hudson's Bay on the verge?

I like The Bay, it's a decent department store experience but the nearest one is 90 minute drive away so I don't go. Peterborough doesn't have a department store at all, Eatons went years ago and...
Nov 22nd 2020, 1:18 am
Replies: 3,296
Views: 139,188
Posted By bats

Re: Coronavirus

me too. It's pretty weird to see old photos or movies without distancing or masks. I don't disinfect stuff that comes in, maybe I should. We're still in a low incidence area so ive never thought it...
Nov 22nd 2020, 12:44 am
Replies: 3,296
Views: 139,188
Posted By bats

Re: Coronavirus

Yes it should of course. I'm talking mostly bilge tgere! I guess I thinking of those who can't have the vaccine, they shouldn't have to hide at home.
Nov 22nd 2020, 12:12 am
Replies: 3,296
Views: 139,188
Posted By bats

Re: Coronavirus

And so will the rest of us really. We will have to assume that anyone else is unvaccinated and so a possible carrier. All the masks, distancing, barriers are going to be with us for a long time. ...
Nov 13th 2020, 3:15 am
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By bats

Re: Canada Post

I've only recently found out that if you have a PO box mailing address then Canada Post will never deliver a parcel to the house. The tracking info says that delivery was attempted but it hasn't...
Nov 13th 2020, 2:50 am
Replies: 3,296
Views: 139,188
Posted By bats

Re: Coronavirus

what does it make you think?
Nov 12th 2020, 11:08 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By bats

Re: Whodunnit - solve the mystery please

Did it have out of province licence plates? Could be the quarantine police.
Nov 12th 2020, 11:03 pm
Replies: 3,296
Views: 139,188
Posted By bats

Re: Coronavirus

Well that's alright then. What's your formula for assessing whose life is worth saving? You've said that you and your wife are high risk so that must must you fairly high up on the sacrifice...
Nov 11th 2020, 3:54 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,258
Posted By bats

Re: 2020 Flu Shot Thread

The flu shot is maybe 50% effective but that's better than nothing. There are 3 different types of flu, A, B, and C with each mutating so the vaccine structure is an educated guess. It doesn't give...
Forum: Canada
Oct 30th 2020, 12:10 am
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By bats

Re: School buses in Ontario

Let's see. No seat belts, no headrests/neck brace things. I know of one company that doesn't teach the drivers how to reverse, they are just told not to get into a situation where they have to back...
Forum: Canada
Oct 28th 2020, 6:57 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,731
Posted By bats

Re: QM2 for the move- with dogs

10 days in kennels on a ship compared to 10 hours on a plane, plus the airport bit at each end?
Forum: Canada
Oct 26th 2020, 5:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By bats

Re: Mother visiting from the UK

I'm so sorry to hear this.


It is worrying, I normally visit twice a year so I haven't visited since this time last year. My mum is in very good health for her years and tells me that she...
Forum: Canada
Oct 26th 2020, 1:03 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By bats

Re: Mother visiting from the UK

Many of us are in the same boat. Mum is 91 and that makes me wonder if I'll ever see her again.
Forum: Canada
Oct 26th 2020, 1:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By bats

Re: Mother visiting from the UK

Which means the mother would have to get herself from the airport to their house and into the basement without any contact at all with the OP and family otherwise they have to stay home for the...
Forum: Canada
Oct 25th 2020, 7:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By bats

Re: Mother visiting from the UK

yep you're right, as long as there is a separate bedroom and bathroomPermitted during quarantine:

In your place of quarantine you may:


Live with family/friends who didn’t travel with you...
Forum: Canada
Oct 25th 2020, 5:25 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By bats

Re: Mother visiting from the UK

Where is she going to quarantine? It probably can't be with you unless you have a completely separate area. IF you were allowed to quarantine together then you and your household would also have to...
Oct 20th 2020, 6:36 pm
Replies: 3,296
Views: 139,188
Posted By bats

Re: Coronavirus

cheese and onion course of course
Oct 16th 2020, 11:35 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 684
Posted By bats

Re: Fukushima

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2019/09/12/its-really-ok-if-japan-dumps-radioactive-fukushima-water-into-the-ocean/#29295ccdb29

give this a read then you'll be reassured
Oct 10th 2020, 2:13 am
Replies: 3,296
Views: 139,188
Posted By bats

Re: Coronavirus

indeed they are. Busy Highway 7 today with many cars from the GTA. Supermarket had long lineups outside,. I can't say that I would cancel my weekend plans at such short notice either.
Sep 27th 2020, 1:22 am
Replies: 91
Views: 5,241
Posted By bats

Re: US Election 2020 - Predictions

Trump loses, has a hissy fit and doesn't want to play anymore. Leaves the White House as soon as the results are in never to be seen again..

we can but hope
Sep 22nd 2020, 3:29 am
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By bats

Re: cheapest way to send a medium sized parcel to UK

The trick with Canada Post is the thickness of the parcel, the dimensions of course are important but the prices seem to rocket the thicker the parcel. Look on their website to work out the best way...
Forum: Canada
Sep 18th 2020, 1:21 am
Replies: 513
Views: 26,928
Posted By bats

Re: Quarantine for COVID 19 discussions.

I know people who were not allowed to quarantine with people they did not travel with
.
Forum: Canada
Sep 18th 2020, 1:18 am
Replies: 513
Views: 26,928
Posted By bats

Re: Quarantine for COVID 19 discussions.

Indeed. I watched a video today of a woman in the USA having a COVID swab and saying how easy Ii was. Well it would be easy as the swab only went in a couple of inches if that
Forum: Canada
Sep 1st 2020, 9:10 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,393
Posted By bats

Re: Grocery deilivery help.

Welcome to Canada!
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