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Right, literally everything has been cancelled and the world is going to sh*t. The one constant in these turbulent times is the weekly council by-elections, so let's make this week's the most highly anticipated ever!



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Clackmannanshire council by-election has been cancelled.

We still have 3!



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Thanet council by-election has also been cancelled...

*Smiles through tears*

Not to worry there's still 2!

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Thanks Roger that's just what I needed.

And I brought my own gin and tonic.

HAHA -- and this very minute I just drained the very expensive bottle of Jameson i bought at 8pm last night , just as our Pres was making his speech .
Now down to a bottle of vodka, coupla bottles of organic wine, a dozen small bottles of organic beer, and of course if the worst happens ....................twenty gallons of old calvados from my cider apple trees, maturing in the barrel .

EDIT How time flies when you're enjoying yourself !

it was monday 8pm that Macron made his speech .


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I'd cut your losses and go for sauté.


Wise advice, my baby potato chips were so flacid and disappointing I felt like finishing off my tea with a vibrator.


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how long does it last on 'paper' ?


I read last night it's up to 3 hours in the air, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to 3 days on plastic and stainless steel.

(This was an article on Science Daily, not some Facebook bollocks).


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I am pleased to report some very positive news in relation to the #covid19UK outbreak: it is that while all this is going on everybody has forgotten about the Russia Report, Jennifer Arcuri and who paid for my holiday!
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how long does it last on 'paper' ?


I read last night it's up to 3 hours in the air, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to 3 days on plastic and stainless steel.

(This was an article on Science Daily, not some Facebook bollocks).

Thanks Sky . I was wondering about Roger leaving behind time-bombs for future generations of mad researchers, as well as myself doing the same, much more immediately, here in Normandy.


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twenty gallons of old calvados from my cider apple trees, maturing in the barrel .


Are you shitting me? I definitely didn't finish off my last bottle a couple of weeks ago after a friend definitely didn't give me any at the end of last Autumn because it's actually illegal to distill apple brandy in the UK without a licence.


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Our head's description of this for us - the building is closed, the school's open, the children need and want us, get on with it.

This friendly place may well approve of the fact that I have made a forum to use as a virtual classroom with my sixth form groups. Done it before and it worked really well (actually started doing an MA dissertation on using online spaces in teaching, and this was in about 2008, but then the school stopped paying for the 'Virtual Workspace' thing we had and all of my work disappeared.)

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Interesting series of blogs by Richard Murphy on why Sunak and the rest of the govt are a bunch of shysters.

Rishi Sunak’s business support package fails at almost every single level – not least because it will be illegal for many businesses to even apply for it

Why Rishi Sunak’s loan scheme cannot work and what should be done instead – the full explanation with a worked example

A plan to let the country survive the economic crisis

If small business uses £1 billion of the £330 billion government loan guarantee scheme I’ll be astonished – because it’s written so that they can’t get access to it


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folk singer Alasdair Roberts is live streaming a gig from Cafe Oto in London which is where I spend a lot of my evenings.


That was absolutely superb, and with 'Fair flower of Northumberland' as an encore.

Honestly thanks so much for posting the link. I owe you a drink.


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twenty gallons of old calvados from my cider apple trees, maturing in the barrel .


Are you shitting me? I definitely didn't finish off my last bottle a couple of weeks ago after a friend definitely didn't give me any at the end of last Autumn because it's actually illegal to distill apple brandy in the UK without a licence.

Well, here the (cough) supply of unofficial stuff is dying out , as the old hard-case mobile distillers pass away . Before the 1987 hurricane I had two old apple trees that gave a ton of fruit, which made 600l of 4 or 6% alcohol cider , some of which ended up being distilled ...

I replanted 20 small trees, produced the same . Getting old now, will reduce that activity !

EDIT The 'old boys' would distill (cough) 20l for someone who had a licence, then go on far into the night producing ten times as much unofficially .


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Adam, my brother's been told tonight that he could be 'repurposed' into another public role outside schools, I'm wondering if you've heard anything similar?

It sounds ridiculous and I only give it credence because my friend who works for the council has been told he could be called back at any time to work in a different department. He showed me the text.


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Not wholly surprising but that was my last week in the library for the time being.

I did manage to smuggle out (with permission) the whole pile of sheets on the post-war building survey o that'll have to be my Wednesday work from now on.

Time to make a list of all those things you never have time to do normally.

And then when it's all over, have a look and think "Nope, didn't have time for any of those..."

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Adam, my brother's been told tonight that he could be 'repurposed' into another public role outside schools, I'm wondering if you've heard anything similar?

It sounds ridiculous and I only give it credence because my friend who works for the council has been told he could be called back at any time to work in a different department. He showed me the text.


I wonder if being an academy changes this for me - I'm not employed by Wolverhampton City Council, I'm employed by the Central Learning Partnership Trust. We haven't been told anything other than that it is expected of us that we 'teach' from home, and that so far is is possible we follow schemes of work. We have an area of the school website that will host work we upload for students to use, and where they can upload their responses, and we're also making sure there are paper resources for students although how they are going to get to teachers working at home I have no idea. LSAs and even cleaners and caterers are being told they are still employed and still being paid.

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You can freely choose to weaken your own economy, its reputation for stability, and all those connections that underpin it. But if a major crisis happens, that economy may well be thought less able to withstand the forces unleashed. This isn't ideology. It's cold logic.

Yes. Some responses below the line under Aditya Chakrabortty's article today surprised me. I didn't think describing the inadequacies of government's actions regarding COVID-19 was so controversial.


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Time to make a list of all those things you never have time to do normally.

And then when it's all over, have a look and think "Nope, didn't have time for any of those..."


I confidently predict that the hopelessly fallen down shed at the bottom of my garden will still be there come whenever I go back, whatever my present intentions might be.

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I wonder if being an academy changes this for me - I'm not employed by Wolverhampton City Council, I'm employed by the Central Learning Partnership Trust.


Thanks Adam, my brother works for an LEA school and as such is being told he is essentially a council employee and is on notice that he could be called in to perform another job.

Given the sweariness of his texts he seems less than happy about this.


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I don't know what brought that on.


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Could I just say one thing.

This place is about to become more important than it's ever been.

We're all about to become essentially housebound under emergency conditions.

For a long time.

And we have posters here who are frightened, including myself.

But thankfully we do have a much maligned safe space and the company of good people.

So anybody who is in any difficulty let us know.

We're all here to help.

Unless I'm hungover.


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Recently I stood outside the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge and drunkenly exclaimed 'I hate Bob Dylan' and expected a backlash from the assorted other smokers and vapers, but no such backlash occurred. In fact to my amazement everyone agreed with me.

So I went further 'Joni Mitchell is shit', got barely a murmur of discontent.

However 'Tom Waits hasn't done anything good since Rain Dogs' caused some consternation and questioning of my sanity.

This is a true story.


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Can't stand Joni Mitchell and there are 3 Bob Dylan songs that I like - that was one of them.


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I've met Waits a few times in our book store. He's a reader.


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I noticed the Guardian had an article about old goths today.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/mar/18/i-havent-worn-colour-since-i-was-14-meet-britains-longest-standing-goths

And I'm one of them, but what nobody mentioned is wearing black clothes all the time means they don't show the dirt and you can keep wearing them until they smell.

Quite what 'smell' means is of course subjective, but I find a general sniff of the crotch area of trousers and armpits of t-shirts gives me a general idea of my stench.


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Not strictly goth, testing out new speakers.



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Sorry let's raise the mood.



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