Author Topic: Stuff you bought before the lockdown and thought why did i buy that?  (Read 248 times)

Start the ball rolling with a Jura impressa j7 coffee machine. Have a Costas and Starbucks at opposite ends of the town. Last 2 weeks its made life easier 😁. Don't like it when it says no more coffee until you clean me. 😩

A holiday in May.

A green garden waste subscription (the council have suspended collections, so any advanced pruning is out).
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
A flight to Oz in May. Choice of rebooking or a voucher towards future flight. I’d prefer a cash refund but no hope of that.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Ordered and played for two expensive stocked hanging baskets for the front of the house.  There's a good chance the nursery will have gone out of business before they're ready for delivery.
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And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
On balance we’ve done a city break about once every ten years. We were going to Venice at the beginning of March, but two weeks before the Bergamo news wasn’t good so I said we wouldn’t go.

I bought a new laptop as the five year old one was beginning to glitch and I had a slight concern about supply chains in China. It’s been brilliant.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

More a case of “why didn’t I get my act together” and chase up the refurbishing of my alloy wheel. It’s stuck at the refurbisher and who knows if they’ll survive.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

MrsC booked and paid for a trip to Venice over Easter the weekend before the Italians started to lock things down.
We've still not got any money back from that, but if that's the worst that happens to us I will be content.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

I have to admit that the family NT membership is looking poor value for money.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

An Alpine cycling holiday in Northern Italy (just after Jan 1).  Departing in July, in theory.  Got to pay by 13/4 or lose the deposit but not received their invoice or had an update since mid-March.   Will email them tomorrow.

A Cyclist Map of the Yorkshire Wolds. At least that'll keep.
Sic transit and all that..

Kim

  • Timelord
A large chunk of the front room is being taken up by the colour-coordinated Novosport tailbox currently attached to the Red Baron, as yet unridden.  There's also one of Decathon's finest teenage sk8er d00d Magic Hats[1] hanging on the back of the door, sporting a shiny new pair of Monza R6 RFID tags, which remain unwritten.

I've also condemned about £80 worth of orange cardboard to the recycling bin.


[1] My previous helmet is a bit too Minbari at the back and would clunk on the fairing.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

I have to admit that the family NT membership is looking poor value for money.

As far as I'm concerned it's good value for money, my good lady works for the trust and they could be done for if we stay in lock down too long, with no shops, cafes, and properties open all they have is the income from memberships to pay there staff, most of which are now going into furlough.  Unlike business there's no bail out for charities so imagine loosing all those places the trust looks after.
Somewhat of a professional tea drinker.


Start the ball rolling with a Jura impressa j7 coffee machine. Have a Costas and Starbucks at opposite ends of the town. Last 2 weeks its made life easier 😁. Don't like it when it says no more coffee until you clean me. 😩

At that price level, I’d expect it to say “excuse me while I clean myself”.

I have to admit that the family NT membership is looking poor value for money.

As far as I'm concerned it's good value for money, my good lady works for the trust and they could be done for if we stay in lock down too long, with no shops, cafes, and properties open all they have is the income from memberships to pay there staff, most of which are now going into furlough.  Unlike business there's no bail out for charities so imagine loosing all those places the trust looks after.
English Heritage have added three months to everyone's subscription to cover the lockdown, with the option to decline the offer should you so wish.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

NT are in a better position than the heritage railways, who don't generally have subscription income and rely on ticket sales.  I've slipped the SVR a bung because I want them to be there later in the year.  Security is a big cost because they are targets for vandals.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.