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stickleback

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Back to normal ?
« on: July 16, 2020, 11:54:30 PM »


How back to normal is Belfast and the rest of the province ?

Orior

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Re: Back to normal ?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 08:53:28 PM »

How back to normal is Belfast and the rest of the province ?

Do you mean:
1) life before the pandemic?
2) before the ceasefire and GFA?
3) before the start of the troubles?
4) something else?
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Re: Back to normal ?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 03:28:14 PM »
I can only speak about my own area Stickleback.

Newcastle is packed every day of the week and also the Forest Parks are seeing plenty of visitors.
Southern cars are up again as well and people are staying for a few days now that Hotels have re-opened.
As we are a `tourist`area we are very glad to see this.
Restrictions are still in operation as they are everywhere else.

Hopefully `full normality`will return sooner rather than later as we all need to have control of our own lives
again.
Living with all the restrictions imposed upon us is not living its merely existing IMHO.

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Re: Back to normal ?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 05:55:20 PM »
I can only speak about my own area Stickleback.

Newcastle is packed every day of the week and also the Forest Parks are seeing plenty of visitors.
Southern cars are up again as well and people are staying for a few days now that Hotels have re-opened.
As we are a `tourist`area we are very glad to see this.
Restrictions are still in operation as they are everywhere else.

Hopefully `full normality`will return sooner rather than later as we all need to have control of our own lives
again.
Living with all the restrictions imposed upon us is not living its merely existing IMHO.

jilly

Thanks, Jilly.  ;)

Yes, I meant post lockdown, Orior.

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Re: Back to normal ?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 11:02:11 PM »
Thanks, Jilly.  ;)

Yes, I meant post lockdown, Orior.

I think in general most people are still respecting social distancing, until they head out to the pub. Change is everywhere. All public facing establishments are trying their best.

I donít expect things to return to normal until January 2021.
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Re: Back to normal ?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2020, 11:08:15 PM »
I think in general most people are still respecting social distancing, until they head out to the pub. Change is everywhere. All public facing establishments are trying their best.

I donít expect things to return to normal until January 2021.
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Re: Back to normal ?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2020, 10:46:53 PM »
I think in general most people are still respecting social distancing, until they head out to the pub. Change is everywhere. All public facing establishments are trying their best.

I donít expect things to return to normal until January 2021.

100 years and still no change , I call that normal ...  ;)

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Re: Back to normal ?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2020, 12:26:59 AM »


Belfast has certainly changed a lot in the thirty years since I left it; it looks and feels very different.

Or maybe that's just me.....tch! tch!

I've noticed that London seems to be getting a bit busier but I've not been in the west end for the last four months.

Most people are wearing masks here now.

I'm of a mind to cash in my chips and sell my place during this stamp duty holiday because I fear a terrible downturn in the economy over the next five years. Decisions, decisions.  ???