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Sunday, 28 February 2021

Missing the Sun

    Dull and dreary here but the snow is gradually receding and some rather dead grass appearing along the edges of the lawn. I was quite chilled when I got home from my walk and spent the afternoon snoozing in bed. Hope I'm not coming down with something!

   It has been rather amazing not to have had a cough or cold all winter - probably due to wearing a mask on all outings. I guess we don't realize just how much infection we pick up from other people! Also washing hands well is a very good habit to continue once the pandemic is over.

   I got an interesting DVD from the library yesterday, "Detective Montalbano", and watched an episode last night. It is a mixture of drama, humour and relationships but, as it is subtitled, requires more concentration on the viewer's part. I will watch another episode tonight, I highly recommend it, but one is enough at a time. 

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  1. I love Inspector Montalbano both the young and old versions - they take some concentration though two hours of subtitles.

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    1. I have ordered the next episodes. Yes, they talk so fast, it's hard to keep up with the captions!

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  2. I just read that we basically didn't have a flu season this year! The social distancing, masks, and sanitizer evidently really damped down the flu!

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    1. I wonder if this trend will carry on into next 'flu season!

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  3. My friend is a pharmacist. She told me that there was essentially no flu, and she filled a very tiny fraction of the antibiotics prescriptions for things like strep or ear infections that she normally fills every winter. -Jenn

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    1. I guess it was to be expected with nearly everyone being extra careful.

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  4. How lovely that the snow is starting to vanish. I hope you feel a lot better today. xx

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    1. Yes, I managed my fitness workout this morning. Still tired though, not sleeping well.

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  5. Sunshine makes such a difference and I've really felt the benefit of it these last few days.
    I hope you're feeling better after a rest. X

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    1. I took it easy today, so, on the mend.

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  6. Glad to read the snow is receding. Hopefully you will feel better after your rest, take care.

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    1. It's turned colder again today but no more snow so far!

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  7. I, too, hope you feel better soon.
    We have always enjoyed watching Montalbano, right from the very first series. The subtitle issue is just normal for me, being hard of hearing!

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    1. I usually use the captioned version of DVD's even when they are in English.

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  8. Thankfully we aren't filling up the emerg wards with other illness, so I'm wondering if after COVID is more controlled or at best, gone, will we as a society take to wearing a mask during cold & flu season as they do in many parts of Asia? Thanks for the DVD recommendation.

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  9. I think that would be smart and make sense. No need to be sick unnecessarily. I checked with the library and there are 36 episodes of "Detective Montalbano"! I'm trying to watch them in order. Each is a separate crime but there is a continuous theme running from one episode to the next.

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