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« on: Tuesday 08 December 20 16:59 GMT (UK) »
Apologies for deleting my post, I was in the middle of rewriting it as it didnít read as I thought it did when my elderly neighbour rang the bell in need of a hand and I realise I hadnít finished my post.

I have so enjoyed the rainbows in peoples windows this year, such a symbol of hope and unity.

I made one with my son at the beginning of lockdown and living on a main road I hope it has given cheer to passers by. When I looked at it yesterday it had faded to such a pale colour it brought home to me just how long we have been in this difficult time.

It brought many questions to my mind -
With the first vaccines being administered yesterday was it time to take it down ?
Had it done itís job re a symbol of hope?
Yesterday was such a turning point but there seems a long way to go until Covid-19 wonít be hanging over us affecting every aspect of our lives?

I realised afterwards I wasnít really asking literally ďShould I take my rainbow down?Ē
but due to having an enforced slower pace of life and more time to think I was musing on the fact it had been up there so long.

Keep well and stay safe everyone.





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Re: When do you think we should take our rainbows down ??
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 December 20 17:13 GMT (UK) »
My apologies for my response  :'(

If you want to take down your "rainbow" then do so - what has it got to do with anyone else?
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Re: When do you think we should take our rainbows down ??
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 December 20 17:29 GMT (UK) »
I agree with BumbleB. It's your rainbow and your window.
You could put up a new rainbow or something cheerful in January.
Rainbows, teddy-bears, Hallowe'en and poppies in windows in my neighbourhood at various times. Some teddies who sat on window sills in spring and summer faded. 
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Re: When do you think we should take our rainbows down ??
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 December 20 17:53 GMT (UK) »
All the rainbows in windows in my road were taken down a while ago. 

I am not sure why you deleted the original query but it does make our replies look stupid  ::)
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Re: Deleted
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 08 December 20 23:17 GMT (UK) »


I am not sure why you deleted the original query but it does make our replies look stupid  ::)

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Re: Deleted
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 08 December 20 23:38 GMT (UK) »
Got the gist of it anyway. Take it down whenever suits you. I didn't have one up in the first place so no dilemma for me.  :)
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Re: Rainbows
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 09 December 20 11:56 GMT (UK) »
Well done OFG and stay safe  :)
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Re: Rainbows
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 09 December 20 15:36 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your amended post.     :)

My local care home still has a large rainbow on it's fence though I have not seen any others around when out walking. 
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Re: Rainbows
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 09 December 20 20:43 GMT (UK) »
With the first vaccines being administered yesterday was it time to take it down ?
Had it done itís job re a symbol of hope?
Yesterday was such a turning point but there seems a long way to go until Covid-19 wonít be hanging over us affecting every aspect of our lives?


This is Advent, literally and metaphorically. Words of the Advent hymn "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" are particularly apt this year.
Your Christmas tree and lights are symbols of rebirth and hope. Hannukah begins tomorrow.
Some parents in my neighbourhood are intending to take their children on walks after dark to look at Christmas trees and lights in houses and gardens. They did Hallowe'en walks at the end of October.
I was cheered up a week ago by looking at a small colourful garden in the next street which is my quickest route to the main road. I noticed it on my way home from a hospital appointment in another town. Walking around that town after my appointment was dispiriting. Only essential shops open and a limited choice of takeaway lunch outlets as, like my own town it's in tier 4 until Friday.  :( 
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