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Kate Griffin
Life is short; plant a garden.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @griffinkate
Capitalism in theory: we must create artificial appetites so nothing can sate your ravenous maw! BUY BUY BUY! 🦹 Capitalism in practice: if you try to buy two things at the same time we'll either mix them up or cancel your credit card 🤷‍♀️
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
I bought two different bath mats from Argos and they've put my review & pic of one under the listing for the other. So a plain bathmat now has a review underneath it saying "This picture is misleading" and my pic of a stripy one. 🤦‍♀️
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Penny Fox Nov 30
Flashbacks to working in energy dept press office: ‘The margins are tight because 2 nuke plants unexpectedly offline.’ ‘Renewables?’ ‘Exactly as forecast, roughly at capacity.’ Headline: BLACKOUT FEARS AS RENEWABLES FAIL TO COMPENSATE FOR OUTAGES.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @drjtwit
That was good practice.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @thermalsatsuma
I remember them really well. Hated them even at the time.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @griffinkate
I suppose all my life I've seen the spread of viruses as a matter of chance. The fight against COVID has shown us we have more power than we think. Next time I have even a minor cold, I'll put in the work to avoid spreading it.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Before 2020, I never *really* believed you could stop colds spreading, although I grumbled about presenteeism. This year I feel like I've been shown how to use some simple tools I had all along.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @sympathetic_opp
I reckon that's 99% of it, but when I'd just graduated I nearly fell for a couple because I couldn't drive and so many jobs required driving and it was so refreshing to see ads for jobs where you could work from home.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @htfb
I've heard wonderful things about prescription goggles! Including a couple of "eeek, I really wish I'd got these sooner" moments, e.g. the friend who didn't know her bathing suit went transparent when wet...
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @htfb
Some brave souls do venture into the depths for this precious knowledge. I salute you.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @htfb
There are different paper timetables! And also different experiences of what you see online. I can only search day by day.
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Daniel Mackintosh Nov 30
Climate Justice is Racial Justice. Remember the name Ella Kissi-Debrah, who died from asthma in 2015. The coroner is now being asked to decide if one cause of her death was the pollution she lived with living next to the South Circular in South London.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @peteaylward
This is basically it. Last year I really did photograph all the daily timetables on the wall and used the info to create my own weekly timetable in Word. I was scuppered only by the fact that swimming pool classes don't appear in the pool timetable (because of course they don't).
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @griffinkate
One great thing about Better Leisure's TERRIBLE website is that it makes Wales look really well furnished with leisure centres. Because they list the Welsh and English names of the same leisure centre as if they're two separate places. Double the fitness!
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @griffinkate
I mean, obviously in theory you could go there and ask the person on the desk if they've got a paper timetable, but every staff member I encounter there is at least 2 things out of the following list: rude on the phone clueless overworked wandering around avoiding eye contact
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @griffinkate
There seem to be 2 ways of finding out my leisure centre's timetable of activities. 1. Run a search on the website for each day and activity and painstakingly reconstruct the info from these fragments like an archaeologist. 2. Go there and photograph the timetables on the wall.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @griffinkate
You'll be taken to a dashboard, where you have to magically know that the link to see timetables is, of course, "Browse Tickets". Then you have to choose an activity and date and they'll grudgingly show you the info for that specific activity and date.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @griffinkate
So you click on Timetables and it says "Timetables are available via the app or when you book online", so you go to all the hassle of creating an account so you can book online, and that means you will be rewarded by finally getting to see a timetable, right? WRONG, SUCKER!
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Replying to @griffinkate
You now have to create an account and log in to it *just to see any timetables at all*. I don't think I need to actually state that creating an account with Better Leisure is paaaaainful, and if you think it was easy, you probably didn't really create an account.
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Kate Griffin Nov 30
Remember my adventures last year with the Better Leisure swimming pool timetable? Since then, they have decided that anyone who can see a timetable at all, even if the information in it is incorrect, must be playing on easy mode.
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