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That’s very funny nonnaB. I can remember driving in Cocoa Beach one year in what can only be described as a tropical storm, horrendous. On that coast, Daytona Beach is probably the wackiest place I’ve ever been and St Augustine one of the nicest.

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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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Speaking of differences in meanings between, the UK and US, when we first came here, someone said, get your fanny over here!. Whaaaat? Fanny is butt here.

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Yeah we did that too in Daytona Ian. What a vibrant place, it never sleeps. We also did a trip one year starting in FLA and going through Alabama , Georgia, South And North Carolina, up the Blue Ridge Parkway (that’s where my photo is) and then flew Raleigh to Tampa and back home. We loved Georgia and Alabama, almost like time has stopped down there, spent miles following the rail line and timber wagons.

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Happy day, I’ve been dismissed with follow up visits in oncology. After 12 yrs I’ve finally been given the ok to continue without visits scans etc. I’ve had every exam possible in the last 12 months but still have to have yearly checks but that’s ok. The MRI found a little problem with one of my kidneys but they are seeing to an appointment and will call me.( no peace for the wicked is there ?)

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4 hours ago, nonnaB said:

Happy day, I’ve been dismissed with follow up visits in oncology.

Great news nonnaB, a good celebration meal with a few drinkies would not go amiss.

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Well done ladies of the 3 steam irons. Game just finished...

England 2, España 1.  englandflag

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The ladies are lionesses not Steam Irons . Well done gals!

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Still being dominated by recovery from knee replacement, but seem to be getting there...
Yesterday part of my round the block walk was without crutches. Though I do carry them.
Having been on paracetamol only for around a week, I've decided to go drug free from now. I've never trusted paracetamol anyway.
So, just done first exercises of the the day 'solo' with no ill effects. Still struggling to get much better than an 80-90% bend, but leg is much stronger. Not sure whether I'm supposed to use operated leg to lead on steps and stairs yet, but I think that is key to getting real confidence back.

Onwards and upwards!!!

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Weather nice and cool this morning so nice to put some decent clothes on and get out for a bit............so for a change went into Bulwell.......Had a £10 voucher for Jerome's restaurant so thought i'd have a nice breakfast.........no such luck only doing drinks and cakes today........Just had Espresso and sat outside people watching......still lots of older blokes in shorts and Sandals with feet showing but also lots of 'Ay-Ups' from old friends........

           Four out of the 6 ''Charity shops'' where i enjoy a browse were closed.......but bought a Cat figure from the Heart shop cost me a pound...but could'nt resist it..spendthrift that i am.........Regular lady on the till turned me down for a bit of a Jig even though the music was loud with a good beat........

               Finally bought my favourite woman a bunch of Roses and headed home.......at least i had been out for a while.......and had some pleasant ''Interactions'''.......

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Took 'er indoors for cataracts post op today and she passed with flying colours. They were delighted with her recovery and results.

She has now been discharged. So it means I'm going to have to start taking her out again.

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Great day today....wore a Tie for the first time in 4 years......

Following my OP on throat thought never wear one again due to position of 'Breathing button''

               Have always been a Tie wearer and finally worked out how to wear one again and still be able to Breath.......

            Went out for Breakfast with the wife and it felt great.....

Think i was just about the only bloke wearing one......you can guess where i was...........:)

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I can beat that. I haven’t worn a tie in seven years. I ceremoniously binned them never to wear a tie again. I’ve stopped wearing spats and plus fours as well. The 21st. Century is here at last! :biggrin:

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Sorry chaps but

i just love a man in a 3 piece  suit and tie, 

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Went to have eyes tested today, no car. so had to use those big red things called buses. 

Getting on at one stop was a young girl and boy friend opps!!! sorry no lionger word boy friend used. must say patner.

Any way back to tale , the girl had big trackie bottoms on, trainers that had seen better days and a large baggy dirty top. The young man was better dressed as he had on a jacket, but do you remember late50s early 60s when most of us wore those american football/baseball jackets with get big numbers on them. Well it was one of those (are they back in fashion) Now the point that I am trying to make is when we were young we would never go out in things that needed a wash, we did not have a lot of money but we always made an effort. Now when this couple are our ages what will be there dress code. 

Answers on a post card please.

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Pretty sure that the last time I wore a tie was when I got married, and that's nearly 40 years back, don't even own a suit now, summer it's a loose shirt, or tee shirt and shorts, in winter, a pair of jeans and sweater. If it's bitterly cold, and it can get dangerous here, risk of frost bite etc, I wear a very heavy jacket and scarf around my face.

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One interview I went to in Australia for a colliery electricians job, feller before me had applied for an shift elec engineers job. He was dressed casually, clean jeans, dress shirt, no tie and got the position he was after.

Everything I found down under was casual.

I had good advice on job interviews by an engineer I used to work for during my apprenticeship, DON'T put yourself down!! Seems I did that in an interview at Beeston Boiler Company. The engineer was on the interview panel.

I used what he said to get a job at my last colliery in Oz. I took over the interview, I think Kerry , the elec engineer was impressed, I breezed through the interview, eventually was promoted Leading Hand elec  (Chargehand) on nights.

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My mum would never ever go out with putting on makeup and I must admit that I was like that but in the last few years I’ve found I cannot keep up with it. In the summer I get a wonderful tan that doesn’t need improving by makeup and besides it melts. During the covid lockdown and the consequences most of my face is covered so I only wear mascara. My dress sense has never left me and I always look in the mirror twice before going out. Another thing , my hair , if it’s in order I can go anywhere but if not I either stay in or get it washed. My husband was fanatical at work. He at one time about 30 suits. ( he bought 21 in one go ) Having the restaurant at that time he would change twice a day.Here things are more casual and he wears jeans and tee shirt or shirt no tie and no jkt unless the weather calls for it. However cold it is he will not wear a scarf. Occasionally he wants to get “dressed up” as he used to especially if we go somewhere that merits more serious attire. I think the days of being dressed up are sadly gone. I have noticed though the young people here although casually dressed are really smart and we don’t see many sloppy kids, even the very young kids are smart. No trendy off beat fashion for them.

 

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nonna, the Italians have always had style and the cut of clothes is very smart. I was always brought up to dress nicely if going out although you wouldn’t agree if you saw me in my allotment garb. 

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17 hours ago, philmayfield said:

I can beat that. I haven’t worn a tie in seven years. I ceremoniously binned them never to wear a tie again. I’ve stopped wearing spats and plus fours as well. The 21st. Century is here at last! :biggrin:

I bet there's a cravat in your drawer!

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18 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

Great day today....wore a Tie for the first time in 4 years......

Following my OP on throat thought never wear one again due to position of 'Breathing button''

               Have always been a Tie wearer and finally worked out how to wear one again and still be able to Breath.......

            Went out for Breakfast with the wife and it felt great.....

Think i was just about the only bloke wearing one......you can guess where i was...........:)

Not in Bulwell, Ben! MacDonald's maybe?

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