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Just got back from QMC again........the last eight days have been a bit Traumatic to say the least,,...blood tests,,X-rays,,and today a visit to a Consultant........cut a long story short......problem

Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......

Two years ago today..........my life changed forever,,,about this time i was on my way down to the operating theatre for what turned out to be a ten hour operation...........its been life changing in

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Had this problem last week with some other pics but people eventually saw them.  I just have to pick the right way to share, I think.

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/iEfMMsGnLhJCnn7Y7

 

Any better?

 

It's not even as if it's much of a photo.....  :)

 

 

 

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Col, I wonder if you slept on the train with your mouth hanging open or snoring....  you'll never know !

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Ha!!  Mercifully, nobody else on here will ever know either  :)

 

I'm sure I slept silently and with decorum, like the true Gent. that I am. :laugh:

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Apart from the occasional grunt, scratch and dribble yes... totally with decorum...   :rolleyes:

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Forgot to mention another encounter at the bar, with a chap from Glasgow.  He was buying a round of about 6 'shots'. Cost him £20+.  As he turned away from the bar he grinned at me.  " That's some going for the time of day". I observed.  "Ahh..ets nuthin'..he said. "We've been on these sence sex o' clock thes mornin' and we're seeing Take That tonight".  I kept my own council but thought.. 'Yep.. I'd need to be in that state to see Take That too.' 

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Pleased I'm TT   (for the sake of decorum and money!).   I suppose I'm fortunate because I don't like the taste of alcohol and strangely I can enjoy myself without it...   Yes, I know I'm in the minority.

 

but. :secret:  I do like chocolate

 

......not much of a secret, really, but thankfully,  it probably wouldn't cause me to snooze on a train :faint: 

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I've been TT for years, not because I don't like it i do but half a pint and I'm not fit to drive. A full pint is usually a tilt reject and three is goodnight Vienna with an industrial scale headache next day.

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15 minutes ago, Brew said:

I've been TT for years, not because I don't like it i do but half a pint and I'm not fit to drive. A full pint is usually a tilt reject and three is goodnight Vienna with an industrial scale headache next day.

Must be a good brew that you drink Brew:rolleyes:

 

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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

Pleased I'm TT   (for the sake of decorum and money!).   I suppose I'm fortunate because I don't like the taste of alcohol and strangely I can enjoy myself without it...   Yes, I know I'm in the minority.

 

but. :secret:  I do like chocolate

 

......not much of a secret, really, but thankfully,  it probably wouldn't cause me to snooze on a train :faint: 

 

 

Aaahh but you see Margie, I'm more versatile..  I can enjoy myself with or without alcohol.  And I like chocolate.. and Jelly Babies... and Liquorice Allsorts.  In fact I like  those things so much that I have to employ my prodigious willpower to restrain myself.  ;)

 

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2 hours ago, Beekay said:

Must be a good brew that you drink Brew

 

I mostly drank Bitter, occasionally Lager. My all time favourite was Double Diamond and although the CAMRA guys slate them I liked Red Barrel, Worthington E and a few others. Hated the taste and smell of Shipstones.

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Shipstones had a unique smell and taste and you either loved it or hated it. It was revived at the Belvoir brewery at Old Dalby some years ago but it didn’t taste as I remembered. Beer aggravates my gout now so I avoid it. I’ve not had any alcohol since Christmas and now don’t miss it. Just proves I’m not an alcoholic!

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Although not strictly TT., I don't bother especially at home as I don't like the idea of drinking on my own ! All our nearest pubs are a car drive away so I can't see the point as you would have to stay dry. Going in a pub for a lemonade is a bit of a farce really. Did have a whole half of Guinness when at Littlecote house, last Feb., enjoyed that while watching the show in their theatre. PS, pub meals far too big as well so wouldn't have a drink with a meal. When I worked the bar at the Blenheim, Sellars Wood in the eighties I used to drink Clausthauler non alcohol. Primarily to keep me mind on me job !

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Pub prices for drinks these days are just silly money and the price charged for a bottle of indifferent wine in a restaurant is criminal. You can see why pubs are closing at a rapid rate. If I go to Morrison's though, people are buying enormous quantities of wine and carrying out cases of ale on their shoulders - so consumption hasn't reduced. Neither has obesity! 

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Great celebrations today with school children, the've broken up for their summer break until mid september. Some sad goodbyes with those who don't live near anyone else but on the whole high spirits. 

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I’ve always thought that long summer holidays are not a good idea and I know that the USA and many European countries have much longer summer breaks than the UK.  Our boys had longer than the norm, getting 8 weeks break in the summer, finishing at the beginning of July which was great if we were going abroad as the airlines didn’t put their prices up until later in July. However, the children forget how to concentrate on their studies when they’re away from school so long.  But our boys did have school on Saturdays which made weekends away impossible.  

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2 hours ago, Brew said:

I mostly drank Bitter, occasionally Lager. My all time favourite was Double Diamond and although the CAMRA guys slate them I liked Red Barrel, Worthington E and a few others. 

 

I always liked Double Diamond too. First time I've ever heard someone else admit to it. Even back then, it wasn't fashionable to like it.

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13 hours ago, Brew said:

 

I mostly drank Bitter, occasionally Lager. My all time favourite was Double Diamond and although the CAMRA guys slate them I liked Red Barrel, Worthington E and a few others. Hated the taste and smell of Shipstones.

Sorry Brew but every time someone mentions Watney's Red Barrell I immediately think of the Monty Python Travel Agent sketch with Mr Smoketoomuch. "What a silly bunt"

 

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Well today it isn't raining.  It's even a bit sunny and warm enough for a bit of ray catching between 'pottering' bouts in the garden.

 

Planted out a couple of Gazanias.  Still have a few Nicotianas, Verbenas, bedding Lobelias and little violas to stick somewhere.. ( Suggestions not required....   :)  )

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Judged a Show Jumping competition today, held in an indoor arena located in a village called Stonefold. All went well, by which I mean no body fell off, so no First Aid  was required. The encouraging thing was a young lad of six came into the arena and jumped a course off the lead-rein, winning the class.That in itself made the day worthwhile. 

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Went to the Autokarna show on Wollaton Pk today. Brilliant weather, fantastic cars and busses, music, food outlets, entertainment, amusements, etc.

Siddha.... Where were you? I looked a couple of times, but you were probably scouring the spares stalls ! 

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Had a blood test this morning ready for my hospital appointment next week. Don’t like having them (not good with blood, tend to pass out if I see it). The doctor did it - ouch felt like an “elephant” needle and I am sure he took an armful, seemed to go on for ages. Treated myself to a fuchsia on the way home, red and violet flowers unless I kill it which I am very good at, my plant mortality rate (both indoor and outdoor) is very high.

 

Relaxing for a couple of hours now until I have to go to invigilate an exam this afternoon. Last week this week, must say I have enjoyed most of it, been some boring bits but most has been okay. Only downside is having to get up 6 in the morning to sort boys out etc. when I have a morning one. Normally I am awake at this time, but find on the days my alarm go off I could quite easily go back to sleep - sods law I suppose. 

 

Will be be back to normal next week, whatever that is, must say I will be glad although I will miss being called “Miss” and the interaction with those who I have got to know over the last few weeks. Looking forward to going back to my clubs and having a lie in, or pj day, if I want to. I can recommend retirement!

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