At auction yesterday a first edition of Frankenstein sold for £856k !!! There were only 500 copies printed in the first run, hence it’s rarity. A first edition Dracula also went for £201k. Certainly a lot more than my highest sales in my bookshop 😂
Also a 1970 car tax disc registered to the Goldfinger Aston Martin sold for £25k - wow!
The Norwegian Minister of Health has told local authorities to be ready for the complete lifting of national Corona restrictions from next Friday! Local restrictions can continue where neccessary. More than 90% of the adult population has had one vaccine and more than 85% of adults are fully vaccinated. Nice, very nice. 😃
Norway will remove all Covid restrictions tomorrow (Saturday) at 4 PM. 🎊
Great news @Number24 😊 Hope people aren't too silly, like they have been in the UK😤
Norwegians being silly? 🥳🥴
You must be joking!
I've just spent some quality time googling "craziest political ads". They're hillarious! 🤣
Don't worry, making wild and crazy political ads is a bipartisan effort. The craziest I've found yet is even Canadian. Do you think today's politicians are all grey and uninventive? Google "craziest political ads" and find hope again! 😆
Lately I've seen photos an TV reports from the UK lately from petrol stations and grocery stores that reminds me of of images I saw from the Soviet Union. Empty shelves and out of petrol. They day it's because of the absence of foreign drivers, especially from easyern Europe. I'm not looking for Brexit War II here, but I'm interested to know how bad it really is and how life is going. Please discuss Brexit itself in PMs if needed.
I know it's bad in other parts of the UK, especially in the English cities it seems but I was able to fill up at a local petrol station with no queues or fuss. Of course I don't live in a city but I've not seen any long queues or panic buying here in NI thus far.
I blame the media for whipping up a public frenzy out of what should have been a non-story. True, there is a shortage of qualified lorry drivers but there is enough fuel to go round if the general public didn't panic buy and buy far more fuel than they actually need in petrol cans and jars. It reminds me of the run on the banks during the global financial crisis of 2008. In other words, the worst thing one could possibly do and only serving to further exacerbate the problem. Sadly it seems some people never learn. 😕
I read in a newspaper that 1/3 BP petrol stations were out of fuel yesterday and Petrol Retailers Association say 60-90% of their members are empty. That was clearly not the case where you live. So you mainly blame panic buying, much like toilet paper in the early days of Corona?
There are speculations in the press that the PM will use military drivers to transport fuel, but I don't see any sources to back that up.
The petrol stations by me have been absolutely inundated. Queues all over the place. Brought the town to a standstill at times. Today I couldn't get near my usual supermarket because the car park was absolute mayhem. I didn't even want petrol!
It's very frustrating because it was literally a handful of BP stations that had closed due to a lack of deliveries and 'someone' told the media and then it all took off. Absolutely ridiculous. There was/is no shortage of petrol just a small issue with delivery to a very small number of stations but now everyone is panicking so it looks like Amageddon.
As for the supermarket shelves being empty, there is definitely not the variety of stuff there was but I haven't had any great issue getting my usual stuff, apart from fizzy drinks.
That sounds pretty bad. Wait .......... did you say fizzy drinks? Does that include Coke Zero? Good God - that's horrible!!!! 😱😱 My thoughts are with you in these dark times. 😩
Queues at filling stations, check.
Shortages at shops, partial check.
Yes, but how is the Coke Zero situation?!!!! 😲😲😲
Never touch the stuff, myself, so can't help there.
Number24, out of curiosity: toilet paper or Coke Zero?
Good question. Hmmmm .....
Well, there's plenty of newspapers and leaves around. 😁
Yes, well NI is always that little bit different from the rest of the UK regions for reasons of geography and culture. Of course there was indeed panic buying of food and toilet rolls at the beginning of the pandemic just like anywhere else in the UK. As I said above, I do think the media has its role to play in whipping things up.
The UK Government plans to issue temporary work visas to foreign lorry drivers to try to alleviate the current shortage of drivers somewhat. There are also plans to keep the Army in reserve to be used as drivers in case things get worse.
Sweden lifted their Covid restrictions tonight (after a relatively short periode of actual restrictions).
Panic petrol buying! There have been people fighting and one even threatening with a knife?! I think people have become used to being scared over the corona virus that they will now panic at every little thing the media tells them to panic about.
I have managed to get petrol when I needed it. Although it will be difficult for me because of the distance, if I cannot get petrol I will travel to work on the public transport if I cannot get more.
My wife works in a care home for the elderly, some of the staff have been having great trouble. There are also many carers who need to visit elderly people in their own homes to care for them. This, and doctors and nurses, emergency workers not being able to get fuel to get to their places of work is a real problem.
Massive queues on a three road intersection where one of my local stations is. Another was fine in the morning, but once word got around, queues extended so far they disturbed the bus routes and traffic junctions at either end of a mile long high street. Social media doesn't help - as soon as a station has petrol, someone names it and anyone in the local (ish) area who's online chooses to go get some gas. Horrendous.
But the important questions are of cource if people have enough petrol to visit their cinema to watch NTTD and if there is Coke Zero available. Let's keep our eyes on the ball, people. 😐
Couldn’t resist buying these when shopping yesterday 😁
Nazi criminal on the run! We don't read that headline often these days, most of us probably never expected to see that kind og news again. But a woman who was a secretary in a consentration camp during WW2 didn't show up for trial and the police are now searching for her. The woman is 96 years old.
It's easy to see the comical side of a 96 year old woman om the run, but it's chilling to read that she is charged with contributing to 11 412 murders.
Swedish police warns citizens against taking selfies with elks. I love it when Swedes live up to our cliches from the jokes! 🤣🤣🤣
This November a remake of the Czechoslovakian/DDR movie "Three wishes for Cinederella" will be released. Many watch the origonal for Christmas or new years. But now some people have discovered a gaffe (mistake) in the new poster. Can you spot it?