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Good morning diary. 

My father continues to make great strides in his ongoing recovery and now will have to enter a self isolation period.

I too will have to self isolate due to underlying health issues. TBH I am not really concerned about this. I have a job, i have an income, i have food in my fridge. For those reasons i feel humbled and in some ways inept as i am not in a position to help others.

People have no food, people have to face up to reduced or no income with a huge risk re holding onto a job.

These are unprecedented times. 

My gambling count has now reached 1800 days. I am proud of that but also realisr i am one bet from disaster.

For me self isolation gives me the opportunity to re assess my food and alcohol intake and take steps to make myself as healthy as possible.




Posted : 17th March 2020 10:30 am
Forum admin

Dear @bal,

glad to hear your father is on the mend and glad to hear you are also looking out for yourself. I appreciate that sometimes it feels like you want to do more for others, but as they always say on airplanes - do your own oxygen mask first before you help others. 

Huge congrats on 1800 days gamble free, you are an inspiration to all of us!

Wishing you continued strength and all the very best,


Forum Admin

Posted : 17th March 2020 10:50 am
Boo radley

Lovely to read.. And yes agree I am slowing down socialisation re job etc. Working in the health sector. I just want to keep as strong and well as I can

Great to hear of your dad.. Must be those strong viking genes..

Congrats also 1800.. Whoo

Take care, and keep us, posted.. 

Love boo 😘😘😘



Posted : 17th March 2020 12:57 pm

Today i feel grateful.

My son recently returned from Oz and met a family relation who was tested for the virus. Fortunately she tested negative.

Secondly my son has been retained in his job albeit at 60% wages.

I personally am struggling to cope with the negative comments and selfishness surrounding the virus

I will learn to deal with it.


This post was modified 2 weeks ago by Bal
Posted : 18th March 2020 11:04 pm

Evening diary,

Just wanted to pop down a few words and say a big thank you to all those in chat tonight.

Light hearted, respectful and helpful.

Nice one



Posted : 29th March 2020 9:31 pm

Hi Bal thanks to you as well chat was lovely.. really uplifting just what we all need in these times.


Take care 


Loulou x 

Posted : 29th March 2020 11:33 pm
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