Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

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Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby Morzedec » 25 Mar 2020, 10:44am

There will be an awful lot of babies born next December.

Perhaps sadly, none of them will be mine.

Happy days,

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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Mar 2020, 11:31am

Disagree!! :wink:
I think there shall be many fewer babies, fewer chances to find a new partner :?

Who is right, Cyril or Morzedec? Made a note in my calendar to check in December
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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby mjr » 25 Mar 2020, 11:43am

Also less wining and dining, or drunken nights out. I wonder what it'll say about us as a society.
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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby softlips » 25 Mar 2020, 12:36pm

More divorces too. New divorce petitions rise after the summer and Christmas holiday seasons.

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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby Vorpal » 25 Mar 2020, 1:12pm

I read somewhere that 88 Chinese couples filed for divorce after quarantine.
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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby Morzedec » 25 Mar 2020, 2:41pm

Soft, hello,

Are people still getting married to have babies, then? I thought all that stopped about 1990. The norm these days seems to be having two or three offspring and only then - if they have not gone their separate ways - head for the vicar.

From our local parish magazine: 'The church has recently had a second font put in place, so babies can now be baptised at both ends.'

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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby peetee » 25 Mar 2020, 4:51pm

One wonders how many relationships will survive being cooped up in the same house virtually 24/7.
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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby Mick F » 25 Mar 2020, 6:49pm

Our's will, I have no doubt.
We argue like cats and dogs often, and bicker endlessly.
Married 48years and pushing 49years later this year.

She often annoys me, and I often annoy her, but we love each other endlessly. :D
I cannot imagine being locked up with anyone else and still survive.
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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby Mick F » 25 Mar 2020, 6:56pm

PS:

Just read my post - above - to Mrs Mick F.
She agrees completely with what I've posted.

We are a lucky couple.
I wish all couples could be as happy as we are.
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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby Syd » 25 Mar 2020, 7:45pm

Mick F wrote:PS:

Just read my post - above - to Mrs Mick F.
She agrees completely with what I've posted.

We are a lucky couple.
I wish all couples could be as happy as we are.

Mrs Syd and I bicker continuously as well.

She frequently tells folk that, truly, the best compliment I have ever given her is that she “isn’t the worst wife I’ve ever had “.

Still, I do think the divorce lawyers will have a lot of work from other couples in the near future.

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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby richardfm » 25 Mar 2020, 11:04pm

33 years this August for me and Mrs M
We used to argue and bicker a lot, especially before we were married, but the longer we have been together the better we get on.
As Mick F says "We are a lucky couple.
I wish all couples could be as happy as we are."

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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby francovendee » 26 Mar 2020, 8:15am

One thing out of this situation is the young uns will have a better understanding of how it feels to be retired.

Reduced income

More free time

No days off.

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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby djnotts » 26 Mar 2020, 8:56am

peetee wrote:One wonders how many relationships will survive being cooped up in the same house virtually 24/7.


Indeed interesting! I am coming at this from the opposite end to most here - after 15 months of spending 3 or 4 days/nights a week with each other and going on total of 6 -7 weeks holidays together I am today moving to my girl friend's (hardly appropriate, but better than alternatives) house for at least the next 3- 4 weeks. We have considered the pros and cons (re Covid) and discussed with our respective adult children. We have kept apart for nearly 2 weeks in case either/both of us became infected on a recent coach holiday and have been stringent in distancing.

Yes, a risk but will be able to look after each other without external contacts. We can have separate bedrooms and bathrooms (and yes this makes us very lucky compared with so very many). Being in solitary would not I think help our general "well being", although I do not think that would have much bearing on Covid.

We are both widowed, no baggage, but as well as the health stuff it will be a "test" of our relationship.

Good luck, all!

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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby djnotts » 26 Mar 2020, 8:58am

....and we won't be a burden on maternity!

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Re: Advanced Warning for Maternity Hospitals

Postby Morzedec » 26 Mar 2020, 9:44am

My latest "Rich Widow": seven days, and counting ................. goodness, I feel tired.

Happy days (and sleepless nights).