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Grandma Cruising

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    East Yorkshire, UK
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    travelling, spending time with my grandchildren
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  1. Maybe they have recruited him to set things up for them.
  2. Sweden’s figures are actually worse than other Scandinavian countries that locked down initially. As of October 13 their death rate from COVID was 58 per 100,000, whilst Norway’s was 5, Finland 6 and Iceland 12. There’s an interesting article about it in Time magazine https://time.com/5899432/sweden-coronovirus-disaster/
  3. We’re in East Yorkshire which is also at the lowest level. Our figures were going up, but seem to have levelled out now, so hopefully we won’t be going up to the second level. I do think that a couple of weeks’ lockdown for England might have been a better plan, but we will see what difference it makes to numbers in Wales and the south of Scotland and how that compares to UK figures in a couple of weeks time. My two 14 year old grandsons who live locally spent last week at home having ‘zoom’ lessons - there were several positive tests in their year group and each time the school quarantined all the youngsters who had been in a class with that person. Eventually 60% of the year group were quarantined so they decided it was easier to teach the whole year group remotely. The school is on holiday for half term next week and then they are due to go back.
  4. I wonder if the differences are due to the different legal background relating to travel in each country.
  5. The UK Ts & Cs say 90 days . We must receive the full balance of the holiday cost not less than 90 days prior to departure. However elsewhere it says that where someone is booked through a Travel Agent, then the Travel Agents T’s & Cs apply, so if, like ours, payment is at 16 weeks before (112days) then that’s when you have to pay up!
  6. Interesting that they’re not moving Captain Carl, but are moving Captain Johannes!
  7. My travel agent wants the final balance 16 weeks ahead of the cruise date.
  8. I must admit I had some thoughts about whether these moves were, to some extent, trying to make sure the Pursuit crew don’t see the Pursuit as having its own way of doing things, rather than the Azamara way.
  9. Sounds to me like ‘new brooms sweeping clean’ - I’d rather she worked on ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’.
  10. When I got up this morning and looked outside, the morning sun was catching the Sycamore Maple and Cherry trees that are on common land outside our house. They were looking beautiful in their autumn colours.
  11. Our pharmacists in local chemists can give it. It’s free if you’re in a qualifying group (over 60 or with other issues) and £15 otherwise.
  12. We got a letter from our GP with a time when we could ring and book an appointment. They did ours as a ‘drive through’ in the practice car park on a Saturday morning. The doctor was in a tent. He came out & gave us the injection through our car windows, we didn’t even have to get out of the car.
  13. Bonnie may not have gone permanently, but be on furlough. Hopefully she will be back!
  14. Interesting - no more ‘big brother, little brother’!
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