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Leave the 'All in wrestling alone Nonna, just give it a miss. Take care.

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Nonna, so pleased to read your positive  posts.  You must be relieved that the operation is over and you can now just concentrate on your recovery.  I think your caring grandson sounds a real treasure!

 

We've had a busy day today with 2 funerals!   The first was at midday in a neighbouring village and it was standing room only for some people, who had to stand in a side room - the church was full to bursting!   The deceased was a gentle man who had touched many lives by his caring attitude and his wisdom.... loved him!  

 

We couldn't stay for the wake as we had to rush back to our village for the funeral of a lovely lady who was part of our church fellowship.   This time there were only about 100 people there so no-one had to stand!   Bit crowded in the back room, though, when everyone came in for the wake afterwards.....

 

Sobering  thought.... both of the deceased were only 10 years older than us :wacko: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I know what you mean Margie.  I’ve spoken to various folk about our neighbour who we discovered deceased yesterday, everybody has said ‘oh well he had a good innings’, (he was 92) well a few years ago I would have agreed with that statement but now I’m in my 70s (only just I hasten to add) it’s not many years more than me!   

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Lovely to see you posting again Nonna and enjoying walks with your grandsons. Just let everyone spoil you that's the best medicine to help you get well.

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Good to see you back, Brenda. I'm so pleased that things are now going well for you.

 

Very best wishes

 

John

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Thankyou all for your kind words of encouragement. I have put on my fitness tracker again so I can see exactly how I'm progressing. I got fed up of counting the number of times I went up and down the driveway, I kept losing count with all the thoughts going through my mind. 

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When I was sitting in the dentist's waiting room this morning there were 10 other people.

 

3 of them were reading traditional waiting room material (housing and travel magazines) and the other 7 spent all the time looking at their phones. The 3 magazine readers were obviously the oldest, and the 7 phone readers were all noticeably younger.

 

In a few years time, there will be no need to have magazines in waiting rooms; no-one would know what to do with them.

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Good On Yer Nonna!!

 

Yesterday I met Picko and Daz from Nottm in Liverpool.  We didn't go into the Cavern because Tony wasn't playing and they've slapped a £2:50 door charge on during the day.. which I think is a real mistake.  Had a modest few scoops, in a couple of different pubs, and a nice (and very rare for me ) bit of Cod in the 'Famous Docklands Chippy'.. plus a general wander about.

 

Today we are off to a wedding shortly.  Will be a long day....

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10 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

When I was sitting in the dentist's waiting room this morning there were 10 other people.

 

3 of them were reading traditional waiting room material (housing and travel magazines) and the other 7 spent all the time looking at their phones. The 3 magazine readers were obviously the oldest, and the 7 phone readers were all noticeably younger.

 

In a few years time, there will be no need to have magazines in waiting rooms; no-one would know what to do with them.

Maybe CT., in that few years there will be smart phones on chains dotted around the waiting room.

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Col, how come you had some cod yesterday?  You don't like fish!!

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That's what I'm having. DIY unfortunately, restaurants very very busy and as usual at these times short staffed. Alex stays with me as long as possible then has to dash leaving them all to finish off. So I've just put some Findus breadcrumbed cod in oven. I don't usually like this sort of thing ready frozen but I've had these before and they are quite nice so of course I'm getting a little more exercise which can't be bad.:victory:

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No doubt you’ve lost a few pounds while being in hospital for nearly 2 weeks Nonna, as well as muscle loss through not being to get out of bed.  Take things steady and eat whatever you fancy whenever you feel like it.  Your strength will return but you’ve been through a serious procedure, the only way is up now :bighug:

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Well only 48 hours after our old neighbour’s  body was removed by Lymns his nephew has been up from Herts with a big van and taken what furniture he wanted from the house!    I think the only items still in the house will belong to Red Cross ....... ‘hospital type’ bed, chairs, Zimmer frames etc.  Sad innit? 

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Sad yes, but life goes on Lizzie. 

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Always best to get rid of the valuables before the valuers come in to assess for inheritance tax. This is usual in families. You can only be assessed on what’s there. The only problem is if there are other potential beneficiaries. That’s when the family fireworks start!

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21 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

Always best to get rid of the valuables before the valuers come in to assess for inheritance tax. This is usual in families. You can only be assessed on what’s there. The only problem is if there are other potential beneficiaries. That’s when the family fireworks start!

He came up the day we made the grim discovery.  He found the Will and told me everything is split 4 ways between him and his 3 other relations.  The solicitor is the executor so I’m sure he will drag everything out, time is money!   As for anything valuable, there was very little in the house and I think the nephew has got it now, but it only amounts to Danish retro furniture really. The house will sell for a good price so yes Phil Inheritance Tax will definitely come into play.  

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One way to solve the problem.

 

We could start to follow the old Egyptian practice of being buried with all our goods and possessions to help us in the afterlife.

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14 minutes ago, Cliff Ton said:

One way to solve the problem.

 

We could start to follow the old Egyptian practice of being buried with all our goods and possessions to help us in the afterlife.

 

LOL, I put my Dad’s watch and favourite knife and fork in his coffin! 

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They keep telling me I can't take it with me. That was of course before travellers cheques and credit cards!  ;)

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When my mother died the assessor ‘phoned to say they were coming to value her furniture and chattels. She lived in the adjoining granny flat with a connecting door. I asked them what they expected to find? ‘Ah,’ he said, ‘we’ll put the value in at nil then.’ That still didn’t stop me having an eye watering assessment for her house, bank account and investments. I did get the house and land plus a few quid. She was 92, suffering with Alzheimer’s and generally making our lives very difficult. There was enough left in her petty cash for the four of us to have a slap up lunch at the Sagar after the cremation!

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If you can't take it with you, then I for one am not going !

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52 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

She was 92, suffering with Alzheimer’s and generally making our lives very difficult.

I don't doubt that there were times when, at a considerably younger age and with all your marbles, you made her life very difficult! 

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