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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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Some people have all the luck. LL., Funny that though, I  allus  thought it were a made up name. Never realised it was a real bird. Just shows what I know. Stay safe cocker.  englandflag

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1 hour ago, loppylugs said:

Wait 'til you get one of the Whipoorwills we've got here.  Those so and so's can go half the night!  :rolleyes:

 

I remember when I could do that....  :laugh:

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In other news...  My brother in Nottm ordered three grafted Tomato Plants for me from Dobies.  They arrived today.  One with main stem broken off about 2" above soil.  One out of its pot with about 80% of sideshoots broken.  Third with lead shoot broken and a couple of leaves missing.  Overall about 80% of stems and shoots had to be thrown away. Worst example of packaging I've ever seen.

 

On a brighter note I was asked to be a 'surprise guest' in a play performed by various neighbours as part of our weekly socially distanced street party. I sat watching and listening until a few lines before my cue, whereupon I ducked into the garage and donned my black fleece with police badge and handcuffs hanging from a pocket.. put on my police hat and imitation 'Ray Bans', picked up my plastic truncheon and emerged just on cue.  I only had four lines and I knew them by heart until I started to speak...

Got the first two lines out then had to look at my crib sheet for the last two.. but hey..  all the others read everything from their A4 scripts.

 

I'm not expecting a call from the RSC any time soon...

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, siddha said:

Tomorrow is Dawn Chorus Day.

Always worth getting out early doors and having a listen...……………..

 

Happy to... so long as dawn doesn't happen much before 11am

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I'm not even going to ask what you are doing with handcuffs and a plastic truncheon.   :blush:

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9 hours ago, loppylugs said:

Wait 'til you get one of the Whipoorwills we've got here.  Those so and so's can go half the night!  :rolleyes:

bit like Corncrakes on the Broads. Like Marmite, you love it or hate it.

just in for another of Lidls' finest Columbian beans. Just my front drive is a stand of the old ancient hedgerow kept by the developer as a ransom strip (made an offer on it three days before lockdown). I'm no "twitcher", but amazed at how happy they seem to be to be alive. Afew of them get in the way of my spade when I'm in the border. They run from the tiniest sparrows, through thrush, blackbird and robin, up to some bad tempered magpies and crows.

lovely. Made up for falling off the bike yesterday in Asda car park. Went to meet my daughter and put the heavy stuff in the pannier.

covered in cuts and bruises, which, these days, take forever to heal up.

still, back on again in a bit.

have a nice day whatever you're doing and wherever you're doing it.

 

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9 hours ago, loppylugs said:

Wait 'til you get one of the Whipoorwills we've got here.

Just for Loppy

Frank Sinatra and My Blue Heaven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25Ik6jNR5YA

 

 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Brew said:

I'm not even going to ask

 

They were provided by the 'producer' of the play. Hat, badge, handcuffs (complete with keys) Ray Bans and Truncheon. 

 

.. He's not getting them back though.... :laugh:

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Just took delivery of 9 bags of compost and some Miracle Gro.  Let the planting commence!!!

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When Dobies send replacements for the ruined Tomatoes I'll need to pot them up in big pots.  I'm also growing on lots of seedlings and cuttings etc., for the girls, who now both have gardens.  Also planning on some more carrots and other veggies in pots/containers. Mrs Col has plants on order too, and a lot of stuff needs re-potting.

Plenty to keep me going for a few days  ;)

 

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Beekay, you might like to know that producing a vanilla fragranced soap is one of the creat challenges of the perfume industry. If that bar of soap is anything other than dark brown and really does smell of vanilla, the challenge has been met!

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Spot on Jonab !! Just opened the said bar and your right. The colour is more of caramel/cappuccino, but the fragrance is definitely vanilla.

I can relax now I have a matchbox size soap and a little tube of hand cream, I get through another year.

All respect to them, at least they're doing something. Stay safe mate.

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Brilliant sunshine here.. but a biting easterly wind... again..:(

 

Is it just me who thinks we've had a lot more wind than normal this year?

 

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Just mowed half an acre of grass in the orchard. It looked sunny outside so I was in shirtsleeves. It was absolutely bloody freezing. When I came back indoors the radiators were red hot to maintain 20 degrees in the sitting room. Remember the old adage ‘nere cast a clout ‘till May be out’.

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Lovely warm weather here, although a slight breeze.  Went for a lovely long walk in the village this morning.  Walked through the 'Bonfire Field' , two wildflower meadows and along a cinder track next to a lake.  Took about an hour and it's made me feel really happy.  Saw very few people out... just 3 dog walkers and about 6 other people.  There were quite a few cars on the road as I walked back home, though.  

Why is it that having some decent exercise makes you have more energy, while sitting around doing nothing much makes you more tired!

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I’ve been out ‘proper’ today. The first time since my hip replacement. The surgeon had cleared me to drive again ( over the ‘phone!) and my wife’s car was low on fuel so we went to Waitrose in Newark where you can pay at the pump. I did take the precaution of donning a pair of disposable gloves from the workshop. There was quite a queue at the supermarket although not for fuel so we called at Fiskerton shop on the way home to get food and wine. It was amazing to see how springlike the hedgerows had become. There were loads of walkers and cyclists about and the traffic was fairly heavy. It felt rather strange seeing the real world again after such a long time. Bleasby is awash with scarecrows, new ones appearing everyday. The sad thing was seeing that the pubs were closed. Locally made sausages and mash washed down with a glass or two of Merlot, purely for medicinal purposes, this evening! All part of my recovery. Now my car needs a good thrashing. Perhaps a trip to Lowdham tomorrow to collect my prescription. That’s a permitted errand isn’t it?

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