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4 hours ago, Beekay said:

Just been looking on All Activity and the list just seems to be nearly all Anything Political. 

 

I apologise for starting it. It seemed like it might be a good idea at the time.

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CT I think the Political thread is interesting and it generally keeps these discussions off the others!

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No apology needed CT. I have every faith in your judgement. I look on All Activity andif there's  nothing that interests me then I  don't get involved. No point in me going on 'Political' as I know bugger all about it.

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My wife keeps a careful check on me, in fact she writes in her little book every thing I spend and all expenses incurred by me. This is only because when I kick my clogs she will receive half of my pension , so she keeping her eye on the ideal time for me to go. That's why I do the cleaning, washing ,ironing etc , I am trying to make myself indispensable.

PS  Have you ever know a man to tell a lie.

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29 minutes ago, trogg said:

PS  Have you ever know a man to tell a lie.

 

It is an indisputable and universally recognized fact that the male of the species incapable of telling a lie...

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To be honest Jill my wife has been on morphine for over 20 years and like me we both have bad days, we both do everything together, Today she was having a bad day so straight after dinner she laid down, I was doing the ironing listening to music when I looked in on nottstalgia and wrote that. I find it strange that some men when they retire don't help around the house. A few months ago I spoke to a friend whose wife went into Hospital for a few days and stayed 6 weeks. He was lost, he didn't have a clue about shopping, cooking, washing, anything to do with the house, now his wife is out of hospital I hope he changes his ways.

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Trogg, I know exactly what you’re saying there, a very good friend of mine (been friends since starting at Carlton-le-Willows in 1961) passed away 2 weeks ago after 3 months in and out of QMC.  She did all the banking, shopping, cooking and cleaning.  Her husband hasn’t got a clue what to do now.  He’s been unable to even access their bank accounts and is stubbornly refusing to ‘learn’ how to cook for himself.   Fortunately he’s got two daughters who are taking the initiative and working around the issues.  I know that if I dropped dead tomorrow my husband will cope admirably, he already does most of the cooking and although I deal with all the banking I have pins and instructions tucked away.  Likewise, if anything happens to him, I can cope. 

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Well I'm ok with the cooking, corkscrew and bottle opener, but Dysons, washers and ironing..... Nah ! I'd have to employ a housemaid !

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When I was single, two million years back, I started buying expensive shirts, so washed them myself, didn't want Mother to machine wash them, I learned to iron them myself.

I also learned to cook, as Mum and Dad had their holidays when I couldn't take them from work.

Then after I was married, I had a couple of spells being Mum and Dad when the ex was in hospital.

After she and I parted company I was on my own for a few years, apart from one live in G/F, so washed, cooked and looked after my flat.

Only job I hated, and still do is washing and waxing the car/truck.

I'm still chief cook and bottle washer as the wife has a business to run, but I don't do ironing these days.

I'm also the carpenter/plumber/mechanic/electrician/farmer....list goes on and on..I often wonder how I ad time to go to work years back..

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9 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

All to be read to the tune of Copacabana by Barry Manilow..............Her name was Lola  (joyce)  she was a show girl 

 He was escorted to to his chair, he saw Lola dancing there

And when she finished he called her Rover

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I think it's admirable that blokes do the housework, wash, iron, clean and cook. My father was very skilled where cooking was concerned and always insisted on pressing his own trousers/slacks.

 

I happily admit that I can't cook and have very little interest in food per se. I detest housework too.

 

Every now and then, I'll blitz the place but I would rather find more interesting things to do.

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Home late last night after a nine day tour of Tuscany. Tired, achy, a few insect bites, and a few Euros left.

It's sooooo comforting to be back in ones own bed, despite staying in some very nice hotels. 

Ah, endless police sirens, litter and a garden that badly needs attention ! Oh well, I'll just browse through the brochure for next years treats before making an effort to face the day !

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Pay some to do it for you. They do it quicker and better than you will ever do it.

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17 hours ago, Cliff Ton said:

 

I apologise for starting it. It seemed like it might be a good idea at the time.

 

It was a good idea Kev, and I don't think you need to apologise.  It performs a useful function of keeping politics 'contained' and who knows?.. might even be 'educative', as various views get aired.

 

It's also the case that, just as with all threads.. reading of.. or participation in.. are entirely voluntary.

 

I'm pretty certain that the main posters there don't post any less elsewhere on the site just because we have our little political debates.  I certainly don't.  I just haven't anything much to say about Nottm. at the moment.. though I am working on a couple of 'snippets'.

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Fly, did you visit Civita di Bagnoregio in Tuscany? A friend recently went there on an excursion from her ship, and said the hike up to the hill town was a weeks worth of gym workouts!  The only way to get there is the hike. Googled it and the path looks something else! We have booked 2 weeks in a villa for next August in Tuscany and will visit said town. Been in that region before but didn't know about this place.

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Cliff Ton said:

 

I apologise for starting it. It seemed like it might be a good idea at the time.

You don't need to apologize.

I don't often post there because I'm an old fossil when it comes to British politics Thus I often read there to learn more of people's thoughts and viewpoints.

The standard of posting there has been good and it gives folks a place to sound off without bringing it into every other thread.

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Raining. 

Today I will not be continuing my epic garden re-organisation, or planting any of the many bulbs wot I 'ave bought.

 

Also, I'm expecting delivery of a new electric radiator fan for Mrs Col's ageing Punto, to replace the one which fell to bits last week.  It's been a bugger to track down this one, and since there was no picture of it online, it's still not certain that it is the right one.  About 50:50 chance I reckon.  All to do with Mrs Col's ageing Punto having air con..which was a very rare 'extra' on Puntos back at the dawn of time.

 

When the fan died, causing overheating.. Mrs Col called the AA and I went the few miles to where she was 'stuck'.  AA bloke got her running again and we took her car to our usual MOT/repair place and left it on their forecourt as they were closed.  Thing is, good as they are.. they don't much like having work 'dumped' on them.. so I don't reckon they tried too hard to find the right replacement fan.  I ended up sourcing it myself and brought the car home while we wait.  Driveable with care, close attention to the temp gauge and keeping the heater on full blast with open windows as a sort of 'back up' radiator. Meanwhile, after removal of the fan assembly, the radiator is temporarily held in place with cable ties. The repair shop said it's difficult to fit the new fan and they seemed surprised that I was planning to do so myself, so I've left the option open to take it back to them if necessary.  I 'can't be doing' with cars anymore.

 

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Wet here, so it's jeans, long sleeved top, socks and walking shoes. God Almighty, everything appears to be so tight, as I've only worn shorts and sandals for weeks. Oh well, breathe in and hopefully my belt will still fit in the same slot ! 

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If it's  any consolation Fly, it's  bloody raining down here in E.SX too.

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2 hours ago, FLY2 said:

Wet here, so it's jeans, long sleeved top, socks and walking shoes. God Almighty, everything appears to be so tight, as I've only worn shorts and sandals for weeks. Oh well, breathe in and hopefully my belt will still fit in the same slot ! 

 

Too much pasta and good food Fly? Hope you enjoyed it and the weather was kind.

Its cooled down here but still very sunny.

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I won't give you a run down of my ex's but my husband especially at the moment won't give me chance to do anything. If I say I have to do something his reply is "leave it I'll do it". While he's out I've just done a load of ironing, done all the house work , had lunch so when he comes in he can doze as long as he likes on the settee. He can cook (obviously), use the washer, iron, and everything that I can do also he can sew buttons , alter trousers. There are a lot of things that he leaves alone as he's not sure about them but I can't grumble because he'll try anything.

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How a man can cope and survive on his own all boils down to their early days.  A man who lived with his Mummy until the day he moved in with another woman is quite often useless in the kitchen and dealing with housework etc.  He probably grew up with a Dad who went out to earn the money and a Mum who kept everything else going at home, very often doing a job as well, to earn a few bob.  

My husband went away to University and then lived on his own for a few years before he was fortunate to find me one night in The Flying Horse!

I have 2 sons, both brought up in the same way, encouraged to be independent caring individuals who’ve been saddled with mortgages for the past 20 years.  They both work hard and can look after themselves, their families and their homes. There is one major difference with them.  The youngest could turn his hand to anything DIY whereas the older boy will get straight on the phone to get a tradesman in to deal with anything more than changing a lightbulb! 

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Lizzie Alex is the eldest of 7. He started work at 11 with his uncle on the fishing boats. Kept his family until he found a chance to move away by going to work in Jersey. He's had to learn fending for himself. James is very capable of doing many things in the home , even the grandchildren learnt to sew buttons on

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