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Wots R and D work PP?

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Thanks for the offers but I have been informed that I am now banned from the lawn mower and my son who lives 200yds away will be doing it, in return my wife will be doing his washing and ironing. Its a sign of the times once I used to be able to do things and make decisions now I am just an onlooker.

PS several years ago my trusty strimmer broke, it was years old so I purchased the  best I could all gadgets on it so the plants wouldn't be damaged , rollers to keep the cut straight, levers all over to adjust height and cutting angles it was the bees knees, only one problem it was too heavy for my back. As the wife has just said you done it again you daft old sod. I hate it when she is right.

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Thank you Lizzie darlin, but what does one research and develop in the autumn of ones life?

Did think it might be rythm and dance.;)

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You’ll have to ask PP Barrie but I have a suspicion it’s something to do with fly-fishing, I do take note when he lets me in on his ideas ........ 

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I've  twigged it. His real name is J.R. Hartley, and he wrote a book on fly fishing, but can't  find a copy anywhere!

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12 hours ago, trogg said:

once I used to be able to do things and make decisions now I am just an onlooker.

Stop beating yourself up, Trogg. You've done your share, now sit back and enjoy a rest. You've earned it. :rolleyes:

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Sorry Trogg for all the problems you've had and are having. Despite all the problems that have come my way ( uninvited) it makes mine seem like a common headache. It very difficult when you've been used to doing everything yourself then having to force yourself to hang back. It's then that you look back and think what have I done to deserve it. I can think of loads of things that on looking back , I shouldn't have done. Sit back even for a while and have another coffee.

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Hey Trogg - we may lose our physical ability but if we have respect from others and retain out self esteem who cares?

Last week I really struggled to keep up with the rest of our fishing group in the Highlands. Thought I may need helicoptering in at one stage. Just kept falling down trying to circumnavigate a wild Loch in a gale....but I (hopefully) retained respect for trying in spite of being a bit silly taking it on. 

Think it's safe to say that you have a lot of respect on here :cool:

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Beekay - Lizzie is correct. I am developing a style of fly fishing that requires a special rod and other bits and bobs. Was out on Blithfield Reservoir today doing more testing :rolleyes:

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Often wondered what bait you would use to fish for flys. :( must be tiny hooks and rod too. What do you do when you've  caught a fly? Does one stuff it and put it in a glass case or photograph it and put it back?

It's  tongue in cheek, before anybody extracts the urine !

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Beekay - I have caught my flies, my ears, my head, hat and most other items of clothing. My boat partner caught my nostril last season - I was at his mercy like a bull to market.

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Just goes to show PP, fishing should be listed among the dangerous sports. Maybe you should take up something safe, like swimming with sharks or bungy jumping.

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5 hours ago, IAN123. said:

Sun, Never Say Die up loud, good coffee.

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Its just you and me Ben, every one is out and about in the sun, always the same Bestwood Boys stay till the end or they may have other reasons.

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Yes trogg,,,finished up with many a lovely 'Wallflower''...............fancy town tonight ?      Whistle stop '' ?

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Been like this for a couple or three days.... I was wondering what was going on! (Or more correctly, why was NOTHING going on!!)

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Been around and about looking at old things.

 

Last Saturday I went up St Mary's Church and took photos.

 

Midweek went to Nottm University Kings Meadow site (the old Central TV) for a look at their manuscripts/library section.

 

Today had a look around Peoples Hall on Heathcoat Street.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

Been around and about looking at old things.

 

You'll have more opportunity for that at the meet up!  

I presume it's still on - we are coming to Nottingham for FOUR nights/five days, so hope we'll see several 'old things' while we're there..... if anyone can't make the arranged date,  we'd be pleased to meet individuals on another day as well.....

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