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wondering if the xmas window has been put in place primarily as an economic stimulus and a national move to try and cheer people up, if people think they're having a regular christmas with the extended family they'll go and spend more in the shops, keep some retail going?
Certainly isn't for any physical health reasons, everyone stuck indoors in close proximity, dangerous move.
Mental health wise it could be beneficial for some I suppose.

Think they should have just gone with the regularly assessed tiers over xmas, what heppens if there's a spike ahead of christmas, do they then cancel the 5 day hiatus?
 

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wondering if the xmas window has been put in place primarily as an economic stimulus and a national move to try and cheer people up, if people think they're having a regular christmas with the extended family they'll go and spend more in the shops, keep some retail going?
Certainly isn't for any physical health reasons, everyone stuck indoors in close proximity, dangerous move.
Mental health wise it could be beneficial for some I suppose.

Think they should have just gone with the regularly assessed tiers over xmas, what heppens if there's a spike ahead of christmas, do they then cancel the 5 day hiatus?
I doubt it

They have done it to help the police as they know a lot of people are going to break it. No man power to enforce
 

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Christamas day will be quiet, me, Missis T and lad. May well call over to see daughter and grandkids who are in our bubble but that’s it.
Theres been a frosty discussion re where in laws will be on Xmas day. It will deffo not be ours. Grandkids mum and partner are bobbies, so is dad. Son is a class one driver. Grandkids are both at primary. so there’s a chance of catching Covid in that lot. In laws are not in our bubble. Because of afore mentioned reasons. Yet it’s kind of ok ( from members of her family ) to put them in our bubble for the sake of turkey and sprouts. It just ain’t happening. Ave not spent the last 8 months to chuck it down the drain for a few slack days.
Theres other reasons, but rather than go down the route of having a rant al leave it at that.
 

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wondering if the xmas window has been put in place primarily as an economic stimulus and a national move to try and cheer people up, if people think they're having a regular christmas with the extended family they'll go and spend more in the shops, keep some retail going?
Certainly isn't for any physical health reasons, everyone stuck indoors in close proximity, dangerous move.
Mental health wise it could be beneficial for some I suppose.

Think they should have just gone with the regularly assessed tiers over xmas, what heppens if there's a spike ahead of christmas, do they then cancel the 5 day hiatus?
And for a certain public figure to avoid the PR disaster of being The Grinch.
 

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wondering if the xmas window has been put in place primarily as an economic stimulus and a national move to try and cheer people up, if people think they're having a regular christmas with the extended family they'll go and spend more in the shops, keep some retail going?
Certainly isn't for any physical health reasons, everyone stuck indoors in close proximity, dangerous move.
Mental health wise it could be beneficial for some I suppose.

Think they should have just gone with the regularly assessed tiers over xmas, what heppens if there's a spike ahead of christmas, do they then cancel the 5 day hiatus?
I somewhat suspect that the Xmas position was agreed early and announced quickly to soften the blow of most of England being in Tiers where no household can meet for the period up to Xmas.
 

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Hit the working from home "wall" today but it's probably the "had enough of working" wall in reality. I've sent in an email asking to drop to 3 days a week from 1st January. If the extra time off doesn't make me enjoy it more, I will pack it all in at the end of March.

Was 57 last week... that's enough working, Covid or not!!
 

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Hit the working from home "wall" today but it's probably the "had enough of working" wall in reality. I've sent in an email asking to drop to 3 days a week from 1st January. If the extra time off doesn't make me enjoy it more, I will pack it all in at the end of March.

Was 57 last week... that's enough working, Covid or not!!
I tried that and found I was expected to do the same amount of work in half the time.
 

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I tried that and found I was expected to do the same amount of work in half the time.
Spookily, that was the reply I got. "Just do longer days" apparently.... :) No matter, I am a contractor with 30 days notice either way. I've started teeing up one of the lads to take over... and already building handover notes. Golf to be played!!
 

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Agree, I am expecting tier 2 and 3 across the board. At a push, there may be 1 or 2 regions of Tier 1 to show that it is achievable and give a bit of hope to those in higher tiers.
Can't see anywhere being tier 1 and so as tier 2 means alcohol only with a substantial meal I can't see the clubhouse being overly busy as I'm not too many will want to stop and eat after a round. Another blow for takings for clubs especially those struggling
 

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Our clubhouse was pretty full on Saturday lunchtime, most folk who played stopped to eat... word went round about supporting the Steward and His missus who have had a tough year.... a big percentage of our members are retired or reasonably solvent, so have missed the worst of the financial impact
 

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Our clubhouse was pretty full on Saturday lunchtime, most folk who played stopped to eat... word went round about supporting the Steward and His missus who have had a tough year.... a big percentage of our members are retired or reasonably solvent, so have missed the worst of the financial impact
That is an impressive post. Your members must have a good bond with the club as well as with the Steward.
 

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Our clubhouse was pretty full on Saturday lunchtime, most folk who played stopped to eat... word went round about supporting the Steward and His missus who have had a tough year.... a big percentage of our members are retired or reasonably solvent, so have missed the worst of the financial impact
This is similar to our village ordering takeaway food from the pub. Most people order at least once a week as we want a pub and really like our landlord and landlady and so we have to support it through these times.
 
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