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Geoff Says; Cannabis Cancer

Over the past two weeks I have been visiting Treliske after an operation on my throat to remove cancer which has caused me to completely lose my voice. I am reduced to a whisper which could well be a feature in my remaining life that I may perhaps have lost my voice forever. So be it I have only myself to blame for smoking cigarettes with the poisons of tobacco and nicotine since I was about 15 because it was the thing to do. Fags cost in the region of three shilling for the cheap ones like Players number 6 but for the real working class you could get Woodbines for two and sixpence and cough your bleeding guts out but two minutes later you would light up another one. If you had a packet of fags you were someone to look up to, no-one thought about the damage to our health and certainly in my early days I do not remember any government telling us “you will get cancer if you smoked cigarettes”  When television started the adverts made it essential to follow their guidelines and try out all the latest cancer killing flavours.

Now then, about me, as readers know I smoke the odd spliff or two because I have always reckoned that with every illness is that Cannabis is part of the cure for most known illnesses. I am not an expert but having lived for over a year with our St Kitts friends with various holidays we got to know the families very well. Most of them smoked the weed from very early ages. Entire families from 10 year old to grannies were in wonderful healthy condition stoned a bit but happy and sleepy but great people to get along with. Like them all I have exercised well with the weights but this cancer bit has not disturbed me at all. Apart from the pains I have had in my legs I feel fine for my 82 years, I am getting a bit nervous about the Radio Therapy and the side affects however with a team of up to ten medical experts at Treliske guiding the path to my hopeful recovery from cancer I have total faith.

As always I confessed that I smoked cannabis to the doctors from day one, the request was that I did not smoke during the treatment but, if there is any other way of getting the cannabis into your system like drinking or putting it in food then that would be acceptable. Some time ago we made some wonderful cheese and cannabis scones that were an absolute knock out so experiments must be done. I have heard that if you get a Mars bar and you melt it down then mix ‘der weed into de mars’ mate let it set and if you add the right amount then,  you eat it the effect is amazing and you talk a load of shite but you remember furk all about it the following day, nice one,

I think when I start the radio therapy I will get Rowe’s to bake a regular order of a dozen a week ‘weed scones’ followed by treated Mars Bars three times a day, who could ask for anything more ffs! It’s good to daydream innit me hansom.
So do I feel sorry for myself not one jot, I have a wonderful wife number 4 my ambitions are to be taken to court for late payment of maintenance at the age of 90 and to find wife number 5! Believe me we have two ladies of the car boots that have offered to be wives number 5 & number 6 both together ffs.

Now lets get serious, we have another lock-down this time 4 weeks which Doris from number 10 tells us’could be extended’ at the end of the four weeks which is wrong to penalise Cornwall because we have so few cases compared to other parts of the country so the answer to our end of the country is to close all traffic from up-country who are coming to their second homes probably bringing more COVID 19 with them, lock-down means exactly that and I believe within the first four weeks if we all do our bit we should demand to open up as we will have beaten the increase of the pandemic. Then we will happily open to roads into Cornwall about Easter time so the tourists and the two home owners can spend loads of dosh on the lovely people of the best place ever-ever to live. Go Cornwall.

Finally, go NHS thank you to all of the nurses and doctors and specialists for your devotion and care with your work at Treliske Hospital including the Sunrise cancer care wards. Thank you.  Geoff  X

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Inside a car boot sale in Cornwall during a pandemic
Car boot sales aren’t very Covid friendly so we went to find out how one works now. For car boot fanatics, there is little that brings more glee than finding yourself a bargain amongst a pile of otherwise unwanted junk. Treasure-seekers and selling enthusiasts across Cornwall have been rising at the crack of down for decades now to race to their nearest Car Boots Cornwall in the hope of making a pretty penny. But in the era of COVID, how exactly does a car boot sale work when it’s a known fact that everyone gets touchy-feely with all the items – and cash payments are non-negotiable?
We took a trip to Newquay this week to see exactly how people have been navigating them in the middle of a pandemic, and what they think of the changes. On the only sunny day of the week, hundreds showed up in search of the last bargains to be had for this season – before people stash their goods away for winter. When the gates opened at midday people were certainly keen, with four rows of cars parked up and around sixty people waiting – socially distanced – in the queue. The wardens made everything feel safe as houses, with two taking the £1 entry fee on arrival, and another explaining social distancing measures at the front of the queue to those entering. All three were wearing masks and there was hand sanitiser available on entry and plenty of signage instructing people where to go and what to do (or what not to do). Every person was encouraged to wear masks – while it was not essential – and the kind lady at the queue also asked everyone to respectfully keep a distance and hold back from the stalls if they were overcrowded. Of course there were the few covidiots that completely ignored this in a bid to get to the stalls quickest – but most people were more than respectful.
Steve Powell is an avid stall holder, often travelling around Cornwall to hold boot sales at different locations. He said as soon as sellers were given the go ahead to return this summer, many of them went straight back to it. But he hasn’t done as many as he would have liked this year. “This year I haven’t done as many as I would have liked just because of everything going on. But I have been coming when I can depending on the weather.” He also explained that he feels more than comfortable at the venues where Car Boots Cornwall takes place, saying there are plenty of measures and all the sellers keep hand sanitiser available in the car.  “I don’t really worry about it, I know I’m being a bit blasé but we really have

not had it as bad down here as up-country,” he added. “In Cornwall I think we have felt safe because of our numbers and having done three boot sales this past week, it’s really nice to just be out in the fresh air where you feel safe.”

Gwyn and Philip Linley, 78 and 71, were in the middle of a Cornish staycation when they decided to pop along to the boot sale – something they enjoy doing at home.
The pair of pensioners actually had two holidays abroad cancelled this year so booked a trip to the Duchy to make up for it. “We wouldn’t usually have come to Cornwall and have not been for years,” said Gwyn. “But we are glad we came because we have had a wonderful time”. The couple said they visit car boots regularly back home because they love to give a new lease of life to something that might otherwise end up at the dump.  “We like to refurbish items and we do often see something that is beautiful but very unloved. It’s much better for the planet.” As a precautionary measure, the couple keep hand sanitiser with them all the time and are very conscious of wearing masks out in public – which Gwyn lovingly made herself – even in outside spaces.
Chris and his partner have been selling and buying for a combined time of almost half a century between them and it seems everybody knows them.
The car boot aficionados were approached quickly by traders and they said it would be unusual for them to miss a boot sale date in the summer. Chris said: ” We have been attending four a week at the moment but usually we would do more.
“We can’t help people touching everything and we just have to grin and bear it, but luckily in the south west we are well below the average for cases.
“I must also say that even when we opened for summer I must credit the holiday makers because a lot of them kept their distance and were polite enough. “He added that it was good for them to go able to open because boot sales provided a welcome and safe activity for people to do this summer other than visit the crowded beaches.
“There were a few obnoxious holiday makers, like the ones that came here because they couldn’t go abroad, but the ones who come regularly were nice enough.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 6th December;

Why not come to TRURO Car Boot Sale this Sunday to buy all of your Christmas presents especially for the kids cos other kids are trying to raise money to buy presents for mumsy and dadsy that they will be so pleased with and to sell on at the next Car Boot, now that’s what you call appreciation innit? What comes around, goes around. Stay Safe! Geoff.  X

PLEASE WEAR Face Masks where safe distancing is not possible, thank you.

Sellers should arrive at least ONE hour before start times, early sellers may elect to set-up their stalls for an additional £5.00 per vehicle when you will be able to set-up one hour before the other sellers. STRICTLY no-buying no-selling no reserving from other sellers..THE SALE STARTS at 1.00 pm. Thank you.

 

KEEP SAFE & BE WELL. Wash your hands BE CALM we are all in this together! Be nice to each other especially to all children and  Gramps & Grannies, Aunties & Uncles, Brothers & Sisters and all of Cornwall and tourists my lovers I mean this nicely but please STAY AWAY until it’s safe to visit CORNWALL after the LOCK-DOWN. Thank-you,

Geoff

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FIRST Car Boot of this year throughout West Cornwall;

Sorry for delay with this blog which goes on a bit but thank you to all of the lovers who appreciate Geoff Says because it is rude up front and truthful and most of the time I don’t GAF because I am in the safety of my man cave. It is 2.00 am I woke up with severe cramp in my legs so a rum & coke a spliff of a smoke followed by another, some peaceful music it’s pissing down outside who cares! Now then, Saturday at Mitchell Car Boot was going fine the weather was indifferent with a heavy shower that lasted 30 seconds some panic stricken sellers frantically cover their selling items, one stall I noticed as soon as the shower started blokie jumped in his car leaving his missus to deal with the rain and cover the stock whilst he is sitting in the dry the miserable b’stard. That is no way to treat someone you are supposed to love ffs!
One of our really good regular sellers well known for his pickled onions we shall call him Tony, he was selling at his stall when some ugly looking thug thinking he was being funny in front of his fat-bloke mates as they walked past Tony’s stall by coughing loudly followed by shouting the word COVID which they found hilarious but Tony was not amused! What makes pricks like these jerks think they are being funny during this dreadful pandemic is beyond me, may the crutch of their trouser rot and may they fall through and break their pucking necks ffs, metaphorically speaking of course! Schmooks!

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Please see all of this page for all further details including all of our Car Boot Sale events.

Please honour  the ‘safe distancing’ rules.

Please use our sanitisers.

If you are selling please bring with you your own sanitisers and hand wipes.

Thank you,

Geoff

2 Car Boot Sales on SUNDAYS

SUNDAYS at TRURO Cattle Market at 1.00 pm

Postcode TR1 2RJ

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