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Melissa in Australia

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  1. Just now, crazyforlatin said:

    I had no idea a scanning autopsy exists. Is that done in a morgue? 


    I think her body was transferred to the hospital for the scan then back to the morgue. But I don't really know. I know I spoke to her GP and told him she had passed.  The GP contacted the coroner directly and gave medical history. 

    The funeral date was up in the air for a few days as the body could only be released after cause of death found and death certificate made. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, Ausmumof3 said:

    Vic has 11 cases today.  That’s a kind of scary stat but so far eight were primary contacts all in quarantine so really hoping it doesn’t go further.  I’m worried about winter though.

    Me too. 


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  3. 10 hours ago, Laura Corin said:

    That's an interesting one. Domesticated animals tend to have Germanic names and the cooked versions are Norman French. It's social history stamped onto the language. Both chicken and hen are Germanic, however, with only capon - a castrated male chicken - being French.

    Yes, I am aware of that. And that is why I said it.  Even the Norman history. 

    All hens, rosters etc in Australia are called chooks, until they are dead meat. Then they are called chicken

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  4. 19 hours ago, Ausmumof3 said:

    I call them all chooks unless I want to be specific then I use cockerel, pullet, rooster and hen.  Chicken is only for babies or roast.



    A chicken is for a dead cooked chook.

     same as calling a cow beef after it is dead

    or deer venison 

    or a pig pork ..........

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  5. 9 hours ago, stripe said:

    i’ve never heard of period swimsuits.

    I did buy some period underwear to use with pads at night for back up, and....let’s just say, I am totally unimpressed. They absorb nothing, they’re just really thick and not attractive. They don’t stain, though, I will say that for them. But everything just passed merrily through onto the bed.


  6. I get the $39 mystery box of spring bulbs  valued at $250 from an online plant nursery once a year. it is always the clear out at the end of the season . I love it. I think once I got the mystery box of rose plants that was fun . 

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  7. 1 hour ago, KSera said:

    I’m seeing suggestion tonight that one of the Victoria cases was transmitted in an outdoor dining setting. I would really like to know more about that. Was it truly open air, or was it one of those enclosed tents some restaurants have put up in the US and called “outdoor”.  Did the people go in to use the bathroom at some point or otherwise share indoor space?


    https://www.google.com/maps/uv?pb=!1s0x6ad66f3bd263ca09%3A0x3958d7e444763d36!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNBAPzik-qcCD-WoVUL0t6JJKA8Tf5gXQV-jELe%3Dw240-h160-k-no!5sbrighton beach hotel - Google Search!15sCgIgAQ&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipO3BYVnieh3CcnSfSjfiMAjF_x-2_kTWDXLU0ju&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiFr-TasPjwAhWUj-YKHXVaAkUQoiowE3oECGEQAw

    a photo of their outdoor dining area

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  8. Just now, Melissa Louise said:

    I did see them in the last school holidays, but it's her 21st celebrations she's coming up for this time. Fingers crossed. 

    Sending positive thoughts. Really hope it can happen

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  9. 2 hours ago, Melissa Louise said:

    I really want to know why Melbourne is copping it. Sydney, almost no-one masks, does the QR codes, pays any attention to anything, and yet we get our little clusters, contact trace them, back to normal in a few days. What's different about Melbourne? Just luck?


    wish we knew. t always seems to hit the northern suburbs of Melbourne . there are a lot of  poorer communities and new immigrants living in those areas, with large extended families. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but the last few times ( not this time that I am aware of) there was lots of mingling at family events even though it wasn't allowed under the level of lockdown.

     This time there seems to be lots of exposure sites at supermarkets and workplaces


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  10. 3 hours ago, Melissa Louise said:

    Sounds like Melbourne lockdown will be extended. 

    Federal government unable to prevent aged care staff working across multiple sites, doesn't bode well for aged care homes. 

     I have heard rumers that it will be extended at least until the long weekend and most probably have restrictions for all of winter.

     that is why we rushed DD wedding

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  11. 12 hours ago, alisoncooks said:

    How is the mother-of-the-bride recuperating? I can't imagine how super stressful, yet joyful, the day was! 

    thank you for asking

    It was a real roller-coaster of emotion day.



    edited to remove personal info


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