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Your the man on the ground and know your own circumstances but I know that personally I would be doing everything I could to get home.



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Such as? There are road blocks and borders police to contend with so I’m a bit puzzled what you mean.
 
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Such as? There are road blocks and borders police to contend with so I’m a bit puzzled what you mean.

Your in a very stressful situation and as I said the man on the ground.

Your initial post suggested that due to how it would probably play out in the UK you were safer there. I was purely pointing out that for me I would want do everything to get home. If you can’t or make the judgement not to it’s your shout and a difficult one. Good luck.


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Stranded in Andalusia as ferry from Santander cancelled. No prospect of return until 14/4. earliest but prob much later. Lockdown in operation with solo visits only to food shop/bank/ pharmacy. Guardia Civil imposing on the spot fines of €300-€1000 if you’re taking the mickey. British embassy has issued a letter for drivers to carry (in Eng/Spanish/French) promising you are going home and not being a fool basically. Of course this only applies if you’re going to Calais which is still open for ferry travel and tunnel. That’d be two day journey for us, no hotel ( they’re all shut) and Calais might close whilst your trying to get there. Best stay put and probably safer health wise as UK about to suffer what Italy and Spain has and exacerbated by thick arrogant Brits at home thinking it’s all a load of tosh. Spanish think we’re idiots carrying in like nothing has happened. I agree.
Clearly you have absolutely no idea what measures the majority of people are taking voluntarily in the UK! Furthermore, it is very unlikely that the impact in the UK will be as serious as it has been in Italy due to the very specific and unusual demographics of that country. Things are certainly going to get much worse and I'm not putting my head in the sand, but the British habit of always doing their own country and people down really hacks me off particularly when it is in itself born out of ignorance!
 
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Yes, I’ve purposely stranded myself in Portugal. I left The UK on Friday and, after a difficult interview with Portuguese customs, have arrived in the Algarve.

And I’m so glad I have. People are taking social distancing seriously, they are not stockpiling and as a result supermarkets are well stocked.

The greed and stupidity of the U.K. isn’t present here and there is no end of days partying on the beach.
 
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Yes, I’ve purposely stranded myself in Portugal. I left The UK on Friday and, after a difficult interview with Portuguese customs, have arrived in the Algarve.

And I’m so glad I have. People are taking social distancing seriously, they are not stockpiling and as a result supermarkets are well stocked.

The greed and stupidity of the U.K. isn’t present here and there is no end of days partying on the beach.
I was attempting to answer this without being rude, I couldn’t but will say this.

I live in a community where they are not stockpiling and there is food on the shelves. We are fairly remote from the big cities but social distancing has kicked in. One pub stayed open on Saturday and it was empty, it has now closed.

I live in England.

NB: Out of curiosity looking at your recent posts leads me to believe you flew to Portugal?

If so how did the social distancing work out?




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And Mike, your f*ckwit of a Brexit Prime Minister, has started with a major mis-step that will cost hundreds of thousands of lives, thinking he understood epidemics better than the WHO, and is continuing, massively out of his depth, with a half hearted strategy that will wreck the U.K. even further than the WTO train crash he and Cummings lust after.

Good luck to you, but if he doesn’t steal your health he will make off with your wealth.

You are completely buried. Game over.
Your still not making it possible to reply without being rude. Enjoy the beach.


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I think the supermarket madness is starting to subside here.
My wife went yesterday. The store had a strict policy of only 40 customers at a time. The people in the queue were well spaced with one door to enter and another to exit.
My wife said the store was well stocked and we got everything on the list that we needed...
 
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I think the supermarket madness is starting to subside here.
My wife went yesterday. The store had a strict policy of only 40 customers at a time. The people in the queue were well spaced with one door to enter and another to exit.
My wife said the store was well stocked and we got everything on the list that we needed...
We had a home delivery last night. No tinned tomatoes, no tomato purée, no tinned beans, no yeast, no flour, no frozen peas, eggs reduced from 12 to 6.

Fresh meat, veg and fruit all arrived.

We are trying to find some hens at point of lay. All the local farms can offer is sexed chicks. I think I’d prefer to incubate eggs and have the boys watch them hatch, but I’m too squeamish to deal with the cocks.

What to do!?
 
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I was under the impression chickens were hard work.
Plus, who looks after them when your off in the Cali...?
Any local farm shops...?
I know my local bakers do eggs and stuff. They’ve had plenty of stock which is sourced from a local farm.
 
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I was under the impression chickens were hard work.
Plus, who looks after them when your off in the Cali...?
Any local farm shops...?
I know my local bakers do eggs and stuff. They’ve had plenty of stock which is sourced from a local farm.
I’m thinking of the hens mainly for educational purposes, especially now they are off school, probably until September.

I hope neighbours will look after the hens when we are away in return for fresh eggs.

We have a Turkish family next to us, and they are well into the Good Life giving us all sorts of excess produce over the garden fence. I have little doubt that they’d welcome daily eggs.
 
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Same here out in deepest darkest Devon. We had milk and butter delivered from one local farm and eggs from another. All still arriving.

Local small shop sells everything we need with a bit of creativity and as of yesterday yeast, with bread flour, pasta and rice from sacks. Served by weight limit by a a couple who have had the virus. It’s all very organised without any great drama.

I live in an area which is predominantly holiday homes which are normally largely unoccupied until Easter. They still are in fact our nearest neighbour called yesterday and is sending me a key to check the property as they live in London and would not wish to risk spreading the virus. I’m pretty sure this is the norm and as ever the idiots get the headlines whilst the rest already got the message or do now.

Renowned here for visiting camper vans and big whites. I looked yesterday and when you would normally see a couple of dozen there were two and they might have been just parked.
 
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