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Result........CT Scans all clear......just got letter..been sweating for a fortnight......

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

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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Jim, it's possible you are just out of practice, but also that you are wearing the wrong footwear or socks.  Worth investing in a pair or two or 'proper' walking socks. The type which have two layers which can move against eackh other,  minimising the movement of foot/skin against shoe.

 

 

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Meanwhile in other news.. Yesterday was murky here.. so I took the opportunity to collect the last few cut pavers from my daughter's. Even a decrepit old git like me can lift a 2'x1' flag, so I carried them in and stacked them neatly.  In a few months when I have recovered.. I may lay them..:laugh:.

 

Today by contrast was almost wall to wall sunshine, so that even though Alexa told me it was only 8 degrees out.. I spent five hours in the garden in ray catching attire.  I made a few basal cuttings of Lupins,, and a few semi-hardwood cuttings of a nice Penstemon which I need to dig out and replace with a younger plant as it has got a bit too old and rangey.

 

Then, I decided to drag my sun lounger out of winter storage at the side of the house and use it...

Two hours of utter bliss lounging in surprisingly warm sunshine.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a touch warmer, just as sunny and with lighter winds.  Fingers crossed.

 

We're at that time of year where low temperatures battle with increased day length and a sun higher in the sky. You win some.. you lose some..

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49 minutes ago, DJ360 said:

'proper' walking socks

Not out of practice... I was never in.

We've been good children and stayed indoors as per and it's amazing how far we have fallen, we are almost institutionalised. At the start of lockdown it was frustrating not being allowed out but now finding the the will or energy to go out means climbing out of a very comfortable rut. 

 

This weeks total of about two hours 'amble' left us both in pain, herself more than I and me gasping for breath. We're not hugely overweight though our sylph like silhouettes are long gone. Perhaps using the walks to break in new shoes was not the best idea I've ever had...

 

Thanks for the tip Col, I've never heard of them, investigations are called for...

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13 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

I've never heard of Easter trees.

Neither have I but we do have Easter Bilbies here in OZ. The Bilby is an endangered native marsupial with long ears like a rabbit. I understand that Easter eggs are symbolic of the empty tomb after JC was resurrected but where did the Easter Bunny come from? Bunnies don't lay eggs, at least none that I know of do. I could understand Easter chickens but not bunnies. (Image from Save the Bilby Fund)

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RE: 'Easter'

 

Surely we all know that both Christmas and Easter are festivals which contain a mix of Christian and Pagan elements?  

 

Eggs are of course a symbol of new life.  Bunnies?  Well they certainly breed like..

 

Holly and Ivy.. both evergreen.. symbols of life through the winter..

 

Etc..

 

 

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You do not break in shoes if they do not feel right first time you do not buy them & when buying shoes buy them early in the day when your feet are rested, no walking into town to try them on. I now only own 2 pairs of shoes, both Dr Martins boot & shoe, 1 pair of Adidas runners, 2 pairs of Merrells for work, like slippers.

Socks the more cotton the better, I started buying these for work https://www.decathlon.co.uk/search?Ntt=Walking+socks+mens short, mid & long depending on weather, I now wear these socks when not @ work, normal socks (even my best £18 Fred Perry) now feel shite. 

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Appreciate the tips RR. Decathlon are the last pace I would have considered for buying socks.

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Got a thing about 'Socks'..and Feet'''   Socks.......they must be ...

Thick...

Black or dark blue...

Knee Length..

Only taken off for....Shower/Bath...Bed...or when Paddling.......

Men who wear shoes with no socks i would Prosecute.....Likewise those ''Cut away socks''.

Would never allow 'Bare feet'' in the house......

Never visit a house where you must remove shoes....

'Mind..i'm not one for visiting anyway...........

Apart from all that..i'm very sociable........:)

All above only applies to mens feet....womens are ok...........

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I never wear shoes in the house. Bare feet are much less painful if you happen to catch a cat's paw or tail!  In my younger days, I always wore heels. Now I only wear flatties. Much more comfortable. I seem to live in trousers at the moment, so don't wear tights either! Getting sloppy!

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I find Merrel walking shoes/boots very comfortable.. but not especially durable. Even with proper care I've had the uppers splitting.  I've just worn out a pair of Karrimore which were OK.  It's worth going to somewhere like Go Outdoors, or Cotswold preferably at off peak times and getting some help with choosing and fitting boots/shoes.

 

With shoes in general I have always gone for a minimum of Clarke's type quality.  I also have wide feet and not all manufacturers allow for that.  Some people don't seem to get it either and end up with a size 15 shoe a yard long, when all they actually needed was a size 9 in the correct width.

 

All above said.. I'm generally very light on shoes and a decent pair can last me a lot of years.

I don't wear shoes or socks either indoors or in the garden if the weather is OK. I work on the basis that we weren't born with shoes on and that with care and attention, our feet benefit from being unshod.

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12 hours ago, Brew said:

This weeks total of about two hours 'amble' left us both in pain

 

Two hours probably too much for 'newbies'.  But there are many variables..  time spent, speed of walk..terrain.. weather conditions etc. It shoudn't feel like a punishment.

 

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/walking-for-health/

 

If you can manage it, a 10-15 minute brisk walk is good.  It gets the heart and circulation going. Of course then it is 'what is brisk?'  Generally if it makes you slightly breathless , raises your heartrate and maybe gets you a bit warm.. it's 'brisk'. 

Sometimes I just do a walk which I know to be about 4500 steps.  Thats about 40 minutes steady walking for me.

Around here I've worked out a selection of routes.  Some flattish, some more hilly.. though as I've said many times'' wherever you go around here there's a hill involved.

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In trouble Again

 

Orderd some flowers to be sent to my sister in law in Germany for April 1st (yes I know its April Fools day) any way it was her first day of retierment. At the same time sent a card by internet post. YES the jokes on me The flowers did not arrived even after live chat to the flower people and the card not viewed this is the 4th time that I have sent cards via internet to them  and  non have been   viewed. The flower people offerd a full refund which i accepted. This though is not good enough, looked for tracking to-day and they are still out for delivery., Orded from another florist this morning at 6 00am ticked box which said deliver to-day. Just looked at tracking and date is arriving 7th April. 

I did send e-mail to my nephew as the card still had not been looked at and told him to tell his dad to get into the 21st century this has not gone down well, as  message came back from borther "I sent you my e-mail address two weeks ago"   I am sorry I'm not just on aboutr e-mails. Watch this space.

 

PS What has happend to Customer service??

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Hi Beekay yes did send reply not sure where it went thought you had received it, any way the card was just beautiful could not have chosen a better one my self. 

Big thanks once again it made my day.

 

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Hey Margie, will you be nipping down to the river to see the boat race this afternoon? Should be passing close by your gaff. Have a nice day ya'all.

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On 3/30/2021 at 6:39 PM, carni said:

WELL, have I been spoilt today. It seems that my family have clubbed together and bought me an ACER Swift 3 for my birthday later in April.

Would you believe it. After spending all that money on me for my birthday; the bo99er broke down. First of all one of the keys became loose, almost completely off and quickly followed by the pad freezing! Son was not a happy bunny. All that dosh and it was faulty. To cut a long story short, it was taken back to Curries on Friday and no problem, refund straight away and a new one ordered. That came yesterday and we are up and running again. Missed you all.x

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Glad you're back Carni... If you brek this'un it's the naughty step for you m'girl..  

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4 hours ago, Beekay said:

Hey Margie, will you be nipping down to the river to see the boat race this afternoon? Should be passing close by your gaff. Have a nice day ya'all.

No chance of watching the races on the bank - all the roads and footpaths have been closed off because it would have been  impossible to do distancing.  Shame really but necessary.  We would  have gone otherwise.  There was mention of £200 fines but I notice a few stragglers managed to get on to the banks, probably because it was next to their own land?

Anyway, most importantly, the Cambridge ladies won!

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On 4/3/2021 at 12:40 PM, DJ360 said:

 

I don't wear shoes or socks either indoors or in the garden if the weather is OK.

I never wear shoes in the house and to walk on the lawn barefoot is heaven, even more so if it has been raining. One problem.....always got mucky feet. No not from the carpet, from the lawn?

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Margie, there were quite a few locals at the finish, probably standing in their own gardens. Two good races. Cam.2  Ox.0.

By the way, we will be coming past your neck of the woods, on our way to Wroxham, in two weeks time.

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2 hours ago, carni said:

Brew and BK, It wont my fault. I dint do owt. I was very gentle with me new toy.:Fool:

 

Oh aye... like me mam used ter say" it's that there Mr Nobody again 'int it"...

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