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What’s it like where you are today?


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Battenberg

Here in South Welsh Wales it’s absolutely packed. The roads are so busy, I don’t even remember it being like this before. It’s as if everyone has just decided to go out today. 

I’ve just read that Nottingham are trying to stop people drinking alcohol outside.

Is it busier than usual where you are?

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The Masked Tulip
Just now, Battenberg said:

Here in South Welsh Wales it’s absolutely packed. The roads are so busy, I don’t even remember it being like this before. It’s as if everyone has just decided to go out today. 

I’ve just read that Nottingham are trying to stop people drinking alcohol outside.

Is it busier than usual where you are?

 

I stood looking at the Mumbles Road earlier - it was bumper to bumper for miles.

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Wight Flight
8 minutes ago, Battenberg said:

Here in South Welsh Wales it’s absolutely packed. The roads are so busy, I don’t even remember it being like this before. It’s as if everyone has just decided to go out today. 

I’ve just read that Nottingham are trying to stop people drinking alcohol outside.

Is it busier than usual where you are?

No. Went for a walk to the main beach at lunchtime. Took a cheeky miniature bottle of wine ( or two) and sat on the bench next to one of my favourite bars. Saved me about £7 so this might become a habit!

Some windsurfers out, some lads playing beach football and a smattering of old folk and families having ice creams.

Still plenty of beach front parking, so I would say very quiet compared to normal times.

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4 minutes ago, Yadda yadda yadda said:

Are you in Nottingham or Sheffield? I forget so it could be neither. Reason being is that I saw Nottingham was trying to ban booze in parks after big groups were on the lash in them yesterday. I think that is doomed to fail. The more silly laws are introduced the harder they are to enforce and the more people will ignore them. Once you've ignored one rule ignoring another is easier.

If you don't want people boozing in parks open the pubs.

We have an interesting rule that where I was today is what they call a controlled zone.

You can drink, but if you are pissed and/or lairy the plod can confiscate your booze - refusal is a £500 fine.

Seems about the right balance to me.

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7 minutes ago, Yadda yadda yadda said:

Are you in Nottingham or Sheffield? I forget so it could be neither. Reason being is that I saw Nottingham was trying to ban booze in parks after big groups were on the lash in them yesterday. I think that is doomed to fail. The more silly laws are introduced the harder they are to enforce and the more people will ignore them. Once you've ignored one rule ignoring another is easier.

If you don't want people boozing in parks open the pubs.

Neither at the moment, been back in my home town since just before this started and it is why I'm still here.

I used to live in Nottingham city centre. The place that was in the news is the Arboretum which is a short walk or less than ten mins from the market square. I've been messaging with my old neighbours and they are struggling to police it apparently because there are a number of similar spots and the Goose Fair site which is quite large.

Seems like there is  counter intelligence working over various media and folk are getting wise to how to communicate in various ways the police can't keep up with or be aware of

Wish I was still there, I'd be in my element.

 

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Busy as usual on the roads - i.e. road traffic pretty much normal as it has been for months and nothing like a year ago when it really was dead during lockdown.  Being semi-rural such areas largely have bounced back to normal with just the od business closing now and again during minor outbreaks and just the obvious places shut and everywhere else as or  more busy as a result -can;t work that out really, having other shops open would space out shoppers.

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Loads boozing by the Tees today, more than on a usual weekend! 

And more stickers are appearing not courtesy of yours truly :D

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Just like any other week day. People are at work (in their homes) so wouldn't expect to see anything different.

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2 minutes ago, Errol said:

Just like any other week day. People are at work (in their homes) so wouldn't expect to see anything different.

Cities - lots of office workers, outside of cities a fraction of the proportion work in an office and are in more hands on jobs so do not work from home and have largely been working and out and about.

 

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I sat in the garden for a while, it was lovely, and had it all to myself.

I'm not going to bitch about people going to the park, they should go.

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2 minutes ago, the gardener said:

It's one of my children's 18th soon - before 12th April so I can't even go for a legal drink with them. They can't go to the pub with their friends. Only a couple of friends will come over for a gathering. It's Reay crap for her - the whole last year has been - lost her job, barely in school, no opportunity to form new friendships etc. All for nothing. 

I genuinely want our politicians et al to be dragged before the courts al a Nuremburg. I want the death penalty reinstating especially for the event. I want to see Boris & Co swing. Starmer too for failing to oppose it. 

Same. Mine were 18 and 21 last year and I couldn't see either of them on their Birthday.

Still haven't seen the eldest, and the youngest still hasn't been to a nightclub.

It's shit.

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I noticed teenagers in the park playing football. They should be at home learning Latin declensions and reading Bibles.

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JoeDavola

Absolute scorcher today, beautiful.

Spent a good while at the park, was surprised how empty it was actually given the lovely weather.

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The Generation Game

A quarter of all weather stations in the Czech Republic recorded a record temperature for March (nearly 25 degrees). 

The news  fear porn says:

Unprecedented warm weather attracted crowds to the streets, parks and bike paths. Many of them put down their respirators and enjoyed the sun without protecting their mouth and nose, moreover, close to other people.

The state police do not yet have data on the offenses they dealt with on Tuesday. However, police spokeswoman Eva Kropáčová stated that in the afternoon police officers dealt with violations of current government regulations in Prague's Žižkov.

Last week, the government approved the continuation of the state of emergency until April 11. In the Czech Republic, movement from outside the district of residence continues to apply, except for travel to work or school closures.

In addition, people may stay in public places in no more than two, with the exception of household members, colleagues from the same job or children and pupils in the provision of education. When contacting others, a distance of at least 2 meters must be observed. People must wear a respirator or nano mask. The drinking of alcoholic beverages in public places also continues to apply.

Some retail stores and restaurants are closed. There is also a ban on going out at night from 9 pm to 5 am, with the exception of trips to work or walking dogs up to 500 meters from the place of residence, trips back home.

On Wednesday, temperatures are forecast to rise to 21 to 25 degrees Celsius in the afternoon, and on Thursday meteorologists expect them to be in the range of 20 to 24 degrees. But it will cool down at Easter. The thermometer should not exceed 15 degrees Celsius until Sunday.

Nice that the comments are basically telling the governbankment to fuck off. 

Some nice pics here, daily mail-esque. 

https://www.idnes.cz/zpravy/domaci/rekordni-teplota-teplo-jaro-pocasi-kopisty-chmu.A210330_184543_domaci_ajez/foto/KLF8a66a9_182909_2815366_1.jpg

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Drove down to a construction site in Peterborough around lunchtime. The roads (including the A1) were busy but perhaps not as busy as pre covid. Still, I did get stuck in a 20 minute queue at some roadworks which is the first time this has happened in over a year.

Lots of people walking about enjoying the sunshine. No obvious signs of an ongoing pandemic or lockdown.

 

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ILikeCake

I've been at work on site all day but my Mrs took the little one to a local park to meet up with friends and said that it was absolutely rammed which was nice to hear. 

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4 minutes ago, Sasquatch said:

Drove down to a construction site in Peterborough around lunchtime. The roads (including the A1) were busy but perhaps not as busy as pre covid. Still, I did get stuck in a 20 minute queue at some roadworks which is the first time this has happened in over a year.

Lots of people walking about enjoying the sunshine. No obvious signs of an ongoing pandemic or lockdown.

 

I am not far from you, and I am a stalker. I can get to PBoro in 35 minutes, with a long range lens, and special microphone, just like every other fenland stalker.

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