Discussion in 'Life in General' started by jessica, February 16, 2021.
Okay, its been a while, but how is everyone????
Hi, Jessica. How are you doing? I feel like I'm just working constantly but otherwise okay, fortunately. One good thing happened today: I made a cake (just a basic one) but it turned out well
Managing the boards, walking the dogs and cleaning up the snow after them.
Good recipe? I bake, but mainly packet mixes because its faster.
I'm in a cycle of work and sleep, so I'm not writing as much as I should be. Please let this end soon!
Packet mixes are really convenient. I don't have any at home at the moment though so I used this recipe for a basic loaf. Can't remember where I got it from originally, maybe BBC Food, but I've had it saved in Notepad for ages.
I left out the vanilla essence as I didn't have any, and used regular sugar instead of caster. To prevent it from turning out a bit dry, I always add some water or milk to the mixture as well.
125g caster sugar
125g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
1. Preheat the oven to 195C/fan 175C/gas 3.5
2. Cream the butter and sugar together until it becomes a pale yellow/white colour
3. Sift in the flour and baking powder then add the eggs and vanilla essence; fold together until it is all combined
4. Place the mixture in a greased tin or cupcake cases
5. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and springs back when gently pressed
Doin' okayish. Ah miss the pub.
Not the greatest. This lockdown is really miserable, nowhere to go and nothing to do.
Can't wait for it to be over.
I am managing, but I find myself losing track of days. I should be reading and reviewing, yet I find myself reading the newspapers, or watching television, and getting very little done. Having been largely housebound for years, lockdown should make little difference, but having no one to talk to over the garden fence makes this rather a lonely time.
Hi! Are you OK? I haven't heard anything since the game got stopped.
Sorry. I was in hospital yesterday. Still involved in the battle to get the NHS to fix what they <mod edit> made a complete and total pig's ear of</modedit> in 2019 and then f'ed up again in 2020. The fix is simple: a basic procedure. Two specialists say it is now urgent, because they keep putting it off, and the NHS say that maybe they will get round to it before the damage becomes permanent... It is not American healthcare, but it is not good.
I don't have enough spoons to handle arguing with them, lockdown, and the game. I am sorry.
Have ye nay had yer jab yet?
Are you calling me old?
I'm doing fine. I'm enjoying my regular routine despite the lockdown. Right now though, I am quite busy with mundane chores that I find myself being deprived of free time.
As porridge so kindly asked, I have received a letter this morning that means for the first time since shelter in place was replaced in place, I shall be leaving the house. My jab is on Tuesday. Would anyone who has already received it care to share their stories, for I admit to some slight nerves.
Make sure you're getting that. Don't want to scare you but the news is full of roll-out slowing down after Monday.
Hi all - it's been a while.
Life has been pretty quiet, just keeping my head down and waiting for lockdown to finish.
Hell, the last year has been quiet, just waiting for it all to go over.
2020 sucked. 2021 going for a repeat is going to suck harder. 12th April, get here now.
My appointment is booked, so I should be receiving the vaccine. In these times, nothing is certain.
@Reader I haven't been vaccinated yet but I remembered this thread so I asked people I know who have had it for more details.
One friend was vaccinated in January, the Pfizer one, due to living close to one of those large vaccination centres with the cold storage facilities. No side effects, felt fine afterwards.
Another friend was given the Oxford vaccine and this is his actual text message: '30 minutes later got into a car crash and wrote off my car. All because of confusion caused by the jab. Fun side effects that I was not expecting and was not told to wait after the injection.' Luckily no injuries from the crash though.
My boss had the vaccine too and was told not to drive for 15 minutes. She gave me a really detailed picture when I asked and since there is no personal information in what she wrote, I'm just going to quote directly rather than change her words:
'I had the Oxford Astra Z one at about lunch time on a Tues and by tea time I felt really queasy and tired and I was in bed for 7.30. Then Weds and Thurs everything just really ached and I felt fatigued but I woke up on the Friday right as rain. It just seems to be pot luck. Lots of people I know had the same jab and have been absolutely fine and then others feel ill. My husband wasn’t well either but it soon passes. Within 48 hours it was gone. I have booked my second one for a Saturday to give myself time to recover.'
One more: a friend who has since recovered from COVID was vaccinated (I don't know which one it was but I can ask), another direct quote: 'I had the COVID vaccine on Wednesday. The vaccine was fine but I've had pain in my arm since (getting better now though).' That message was sent on a Sunday.
I hope that helped a bit. I feel a bit more reassured now about what to expect when it's my turn. Best of luck and I hope you feel fine afterwards!
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