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Get those shops open 12/4 (England)

fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
What you looking for?

I would love;

*Some Hand-made soap and bath bombs (petal / glitter etc.)
*Joggers with zip pockets / cuffs / cotton material
*Messenger Bag
*Gentle Socks
*Trek Sandals
*Breton top

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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,102 Disability Gamechanger
    Watches, and the Apple store!
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,711 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 7
    Needful things.

    id like to mooch around a garden centre and have a coffee.
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    Be nice to sit in Costa n have a coffee on their comfy sofas. But be nice to have lunch out when I do go out
  • fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    Sandy_123 said:
    Be nice to sit in Costa n have a coffee on their comfy sofas. But be nice to have lunch out when I do go out
    not until 17/5? (and use the loo's from then as there's little places to spend a penny!)

    @ the mo have to sit on a wall or bench with takeaway coffee / burger etc.
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    Yeah its not same is it. Specially in this unpredictable weather
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not sure, but I suspect amazon will miss senior managements spending !!!
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,754 Disability Gamechanger
    @Adrian_Scope would know what my answer would be  :lol:
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  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    I will still be shopping online its to soon 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,644 Disability Gamechanger
    Same here. Headlong march of the desperate, reckless and stupid for me. I’ve survived 12 months without going into a single shop and managed to get food, drink, music, books, presents, chocolate and clothes. If they want my business there will need to be masks, social distancing, limited numbers and strong ventilation. That’s before you even get into the public transport and moving through crowds of COVIDiots in a city centre discussion. 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    @fluffycat some of the things you mentioned I have been buying online  since first lockdown so I don't miss shops anymore 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    Couldn't of put it better myself Mike well said 
  • fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    Same here. Headlong march of the desperate, reckless and stupid for me. I’ve survived 12 months without going into a single shop and managed to get food, drink, music, books, presents, chocolate and clothes. If they want my business there will need to be masks, social distancing, limited numbers and strong ventilation. That’s before you even get into the public transport and moving through crowds of COVIDiots in a city centre discussion. 
    I go early by foot or will miss out / delay if busy inside.

    clothes / footwear are better in person. 
  • fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    @fluffycat some of the things you mentioned I have been buying online  since first lockdown so I don't miss shops anymore 
    Clothes especially are better in the flesh for me if not busy inside.

    the bath bombs / soap are great with personal service / recommendations when quiet inside.
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,310 Pioneering
    Never mind the shops, I need a barber first! 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,644 Disability Gamechanger
    fluffycat said:
    Same here. Headlong march of the desperate, reckless and stupid for me. I’ve survived 12 months without going into a single shop and managed to get food, drink, music, books, presents, chocolate and clothes. If they want my business there will need to be masks, social distancing, limited numbers and strong ventilation. That’s before you even get into the public transport and moving through crowds of COVIDiots in a city centre discussion. 
    I go early by foot or will miss out / delay if busy inside.

    clothes / footwear are better in person. 
    Lucky you. Like many here I’m not in a position to walk. It is 11 miles to my nearest city centre.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    I want a new sofa can't buy online as need to try it to make sure I can transfer on and off into my wheelchair 
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,310 Pioneering
    janer1967 said:
    I want a new sofa can't buy online as need to try it to make sure I can transfer on and off into my wheelchair 
    I can understand that, bet your excited for the shops opening on Monday? 

    I’m planning a new sofa too but I’ll be able to order mine online. 

    Which shops do you tend to go with for sofas? 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MarkN88

    Argos have lots also try wayfair, amazon,  scs , and dfs 

    Check measurements and that they will be able to get them in your property through any doors 
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,310 Pioneering
    @janer1967 ah that’s good. Yes I bought a tape measure haha. 
  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 99 Pioneering
    Can't wait to get back to life again, but we all need to be sensible. as Mike said, otherwise we will be stuck inside again and personably speaking I honestly feel that I couldn't go throw this again.  I just can't!  But, neither would I want to give Covid to anyone else, ever!  
     
  • Caz_AlumniCaz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 626 Pioneering
    Yes, it's going to be a very tricky balance when the shops re-open. 

    I do feel for those who've set up shop as smaller retailers though. It would be a shame to see even more shops shutting as a result of recent events, and us losing that sense of community that we get from having a decent local high street.
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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
    I think there is one big problem, those who's income hasn't been too affected by covid have money to spend, after all for most of the year they haven't been going to the pub/eating out, going on foreign holidays, savings apparently are at an all time high, trust me the flood gates are going to open next week.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree @woodbine and as foreign travel is still banned people can't even splash out on a holiday in the sun 

    We will see all uk holiday venues fully booked and places like center parcs costs a small mortgage to go in school holidays 

    I won't be rushing straight out to any shops will wait till it all calmed down a bit 
  • fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    woodbine said:
    I think there is one big problem, those who's income hasn't been too affected by covid have money to spend, after all for most of the year they haven't been going to the pub/eating out, going on foreign holidays, savings apparently are at an all time high, trust me the flood gates are going to open next week.
    On the radio some retailers think there may be an online drag so may not be inundated. (How many comfortable shopping online now, not to continue on?)

    My worry is June, if social distancing goes out of window, where it seems to be more lax now there is still an element of footfall management.
  • fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    janer1967 said:
    I want a new sofa can't buy online as need to try it to make sure I can transfer on and off into my wheelchair 
    I bought an armchair online once, but too low back as no measurements online, so would be like you to try for size. (Was kerfuffle to return, and worry if cat used as scratching post 😂)
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
    fluffycat said:
    woodbine said:
    I think there is one big problem, those who's income hasn't been too affected by covid have money to spend, after all for most of the year they haven't been going to the pub/eating out, going on foreign holidays, savings apparently are at an all time high, trust me the flood gates are going to open next week.
    On the radio some retailers think there may be an online drag so may not be inundated. (How many comfortable shopping online now, not to continue on?)

    My worry is June, if social distancing goes out of window, where it seems to be more lax now there is still an element of footfall management.
    Primark are to open an hour earlier and stay open an hour later in most of their stores from Monday, they are obviously expecting to be busy, but of course they don't trade online.
    I suspect social distancing will be with us until at least the autumn if not longer.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    Most campsites were full from the first day of travel across Wales  treco Bay was full  most of the havens and blue stone 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    Social distancing has already gone out the window here  
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
    I had to go to the doctors yesterday and I didn't see anybody not keeping their distance to be honest.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    To be fair I was ashamed of wales  large gatherings in Cardiff Bay been on the news no social distancing no masks  in mumbles large gatherings no social distancing no masks the list is long 

    The vacunation doesn't stop corona virus you just don't have such bad symptoms it can still be passed around other countries are in their third wave of the corona virus if we aren't careful we will be back there and on lockdown before summer 
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    @fluffycat it's personal taste I think some of my friends have set up business online so I try and support them I get everything I need realy and I do online food shopping  I will be honest though before all this I was a shopper but now I actually find it easier to shop online and I get things cheaper which is a good help I appreciate it isn't for everyone 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,711 Disability Gamechanger
    Having had my car fixed We managed to go food shopping today and though I sat in the car reading a book I thoroughly enjoyed my little outing. 🙂
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,644 Disability Gamechanger
    Whilst there are clearly going to be a small number of people with money to burn it’s unlikely to help the economy much. More likely it’ll be burnt through quickly on some big ticket items for a small number but most savers tend to carry on saving and not spend. The rich contribute the least to the economy preclude it because spending is the one thing they do the least of. 

    Then the reality of the experience of the rest of the population will kick in. Record numbers on Universal Credit with a £20 drop to come. Eviction and possession moratorium to end. 80% of people showing symptoms either declining to take a test because they can’t afford to self-isolate or simply testing positive then declining to self-isolate. Not even factoring the full impacts of Brexit in as they’ve not kicked in yet and nor has the inevitable inflation kick which is coming. 

    Does anyone really think we’re talking major resurgence here?!
  • fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    Whilst there are clearly going to be a small number of people with money to burn it’s unlikely to help the economy much. More likely it’ll be burnt through quickly on some big ticket items for a small number but most savers tend to carry on saving and not spend. The rich contribute the least to the economy preclude it because spending is the one thing they do the least of. 

    Then the reality of the experience of the rest of the population will kick in. Record numbers on Universal Credit with a £20 drop to come. Eviction and possession moratorium to end. 80% of people showing symptoms either declining to take a test because they can’t afford to self-isolate or simply testing positive then declining to self-isolate. Not even factoring the full impacts of Brexit in as they’ve not kicked in yet and nor has the inevitable inflation kick which is coming. 

    Does anyone really think we’re talking major resurgence here?!
    The lunchtime economy (people lunching out / sandwiches to go etc. and retail therapy around workplace will be hit as an economy was built on it, esp. in city areas. (now more working from home is adopted and may not return in huge numbers or regular)
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
    I think the good news is that unemployment was going to reach 11.1% this summer it's now expected to be no higher than 6,1% which is probably around a million + fewer out of work, the economy is expected to bounce back by 7% this year and almost the same next year before settling back to the 2% we are used to.
    In other good news it's possible we will see for the first time negative interest rates which should be interesting, I wonder how some of the big high st names will justify having APR's of 35% + ?

    It also seems that as a population we are liking what the government has been doing the polls show them having a 16% lead.
    We live in interesting times, and the ride is about to become a little more interesting or bumpy depending on how you view things.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    Mike I totally agree with everything you have said and very well put 
  • fluffycatfluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    woodbine said:
    I think the good news is that unemployment was going to reach 11.1% this summer it's now expected to be no higher than 6,1% which is probably around a million + fewer out of work, the economy is expected to bounce back by 7% this year and almost the same next year before settling back to the 2% we are used to.
    In other good news it's possible we will see for the first time negative interest rates which should be interesting, I wonder how some of the big high st names will justify having APR's of 35% + ?

    It also seems that as a population we are liking what the government has been doing the polls show them having a 16% lead.
    We live in interesting times, and the ride is about to become a little more interesting or bumpy depending on how you view things.
    Hopefully a continual bounce to keep people working. 

    Think my savings account is going from 0.1% to 0.01% LOL (they lend it out at fair few more %)


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,644 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine your good news items are forecasts not actualities. Those posting them have a vested interest in positive news as it impacts the value of their shares etc. In reality, I’d challenge anyone to go back and find such a forecast which came true. Damned of I can remember any. 

    There’s also some serious misuse of stats in there which needs to be called out. It’s not about how you view things. It’s about understanding what is fact and what is not. The economy shrank by close to 20% in one month alone last year and on average shrank by 2%+ every month. 7% in one year isn’t really going to impact a 40% shrinkage and you’re talking about 15+ years to recover to the pre pandemic position let alone grow. 

    As for unemployment figures. Two obvious points:

    1 - in work poverty has been greater than out of work poverty for half a decade or so now. Reducing unemployment no longer has a significant impact on spending power. 

    2 - government change how unemployment is calculated to suit. The revision downwards is down to several changes in the calculation and not an actual reduction. 

    Fairly confident that we won’t be getting negative interest rates.


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