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Oh No! Another press conference

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nameslessone Report 19 Dec 2020 13:23

Boris is to hold another press conference today ( around 4).. What changes will he announce. Is this the shutting off of London and the S E? Will he be building a wall along the m25?


KathleenBell Report 19 Dec 2020 14:07

I have a feeling he may say you can still see your family over the five days but only in your own area and may ban travel to other areas, even though people will have made plans to travel. Either that or he will tell us we are going straight into a lockdown after Christmas.

Kath. x


JoyLouise Report 19 Dec 2020 14:17

One thing I am aware of is that King's Cross Station is closed on 30 December as a relly of mine has a ticket to get to Surrey, and usually changes at King's X but now has to change at Peterborough.

It may be closed due to maintenance or due to something they know that we don't!


nameslessone Report 19 Dec 2020 14:28

It’s probably maintenance, it usually is over Christmas.

Can’t repeat what OH said about changing at Peterborough for Surrey. We both grew up in Surrey and are trying to work that journey out in our heads. I don’t envy your really.


maggiewinchester Report 19 Dec 2020 16:06

I await with baited breath.......

Actually, no, there's an 'Agatha Christie' on.
At least I can understand Christie :-S :-S :-S

I shall wait until some reporter has translated what the clown has to say :-D :-D


PatinCyprus Report 19 Dec 2020 16:21

It's already in the media tier 4 London and the South East


LaGooner Report 19 Dec 2020 16:33

We have just entered tier 4 here in Bedfordshire so Xmas is cancelled :-(


nameslessone Report 19 Dec 2020 17:24

Oh bother ( ;-) ;-)).
My son was due to stay and daughter to come on for lunch. Can’t yet work out whether we can do either. Daughter in same village, son 15 mins away. All of usin same tier.



LaGooner Report 19 Dec 2020 17:30

We were supposed to be spending time with our daughter and her family as we haven't seen them for a year :-(, If you are in tier 4 no chance of any meeting up


SheilaWestWilts Report 19 Dec 2020 18:02

We cancelled our plans on Thursday, just my sister coming, but she lives in an area which went into Tier 3 on that day. Thought it best to postpone until we can hopefully meet up next year.


maggiewinchester Report 19 Dec 2020 18:20

My ex (in Essex) was gong to visit our younger daughter (Sussex), then our elder daughter (Hampshire). Not sure what's happening now.

I'm staying put!

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 19 Dec 2020 18:53

Well I was spending Christmas with my daughter and son in law and Kieran

They live in Kent too but 30 plus miles away

Seems I am on my own now

And I haven’t got any Christmas food or can get any as there was no delivery slots available from last Sunday onwards .

Good job I do have a freezer .

Think it’s going to be barbecued pork ribs for Christmas dinner :-(


maggiewinchester Report 19 Dec 2020 19:01

That's what's so annoying, Shirley - they must have had some inkling this would happen. They don't seem to realise how difficult it is to get food.
I'm lucky, my elder daughter took me to the big supermarket on Thursday, and I had every intention of being alone at Christmas.


Florence61 Report 19 Dec 2020 19:22

Well although I am in remote scotland, i couldnt get a slot for next week. So today, i saw one frozen turkey, a medium and decided to buy it incase there are no more deliveries! So glad i bought it.

There is just me and my daughter in the same house, but i feel my mum in kent may not get any xmas dinner now as she was to visit my brother and have the dinner with them.poor mum as she doesnt have any extra food in as she didnt think she would need any xmas food shopping.

However, i would rather she be safe in her own home. im sure she will find something in the freezer to have, not the end of the world..

I do feel very sorry for those that have booked train tickets etc and now cant travel.

Florence in thebrides


Barbra Report 19 Dec 2020 21:38

If people don't do as they are advised this covid19 will kill thousands just think one Christmas and people do as asked could mean in years to come there will be good times & family get together is it worth bending the rules don't think so Barbara


Caroline Report 19 Dec 2020 21:52

Very sad indeed but as noted already hopefully worth it in the long run. We're getting new instructions on Monday expecting a full lockdown as a partial one hasn't worked for the last month. So many still think there's nothing really going on or rules don't apply to them.


Andysmum Report 19 Dec 2020 21:52

We had already decided to stay put, so food won't be a problem, although I don't have a freezer.

The whole of Scotland, apart from a few people in the Islands (lucky Florence) is going into tier 4 (virtual lockdown) from Boxing Day for 3 weeks. So I won't be getting my hair done for a bit and it looks as though our long overdue dental appointments will be cancelled - again!

As for the Boxing Day Sales --- nuff said! :-( :-(


maggiewinchester Report 19 Dec 2020 21:55

Problem is, Barbara, the rules are changed day by day.
They knew new strains were developing - that's what happens with viruses, but are so determined children should go to school, and people should go to offices, no matter what tier they're in, then wonder why the virus is brought home!

There should have been proper meetings, with proper plans, for what would happen when new strains developed, instead of the last minute whaffling rubbish that's happening now.


SylviaInCanada Report 19 Dec 2020 23:02

We've known for a couple of months that we would be on our own for Christmas, and it looks as though that will apply to many people here, as I'm almost certain that stricter rules may well come into effect here next week.

Just think .................. millions of people are all in the same boat, and as long as everyone behaves, we could be out of this by next summer.

I'm really not sure how anyone could really have expected Christmas anywhere near "normal" seeing what was going on in other countries in Europe, even in Australia where Sydney appears to be in trouble again.

Shirley ................. if you went to Australia for Christmas, you'd probably get bbq'd pork ribs for Christmas dinner. Nowt to sneeze at!

I love them, OH doesn't really like them. I take every chance I can get to order them.

We have a turkey breast in the freezer, OH bought it fresh yesterday but I've frozen it as I want to be sure it is good for next Friday. He's picking up a large turkey drumstick today to go with it, and I'll freeze that as well.


KathleenBell Report 20 Dec 2020 00:13

Florence - if your brother lives in the same area as your mum and she lives on her own then she can still spend time with them on Christmas day. Single households can form a bubble with another household no matter what tier they live in (as long as the other household is in the same tier).

Kath. x