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10p.m. today Sky Arts. Documentary on Sleaford Mods.

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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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Had a good day fly fishing on a small lake yesterday. Knocked two on the head for smoking. Filleted them and put in brine. Wish I could fillet trout neatly. Still untidy after 50 years of trying. Sea fish seem easier.

Fishing in a boat on Blithfield today. W/e of fishing to replace cancelled week away in the Highlands.

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Thought I was going to have a peaceful day after yesterday. I was preserving vegetables all day. I made 7 jars of Caponata ( aubergine, celery, green olives and capers in a sweet and sour sauce) . In the afternoon I made 12 jars of Vegetable Giardinera. A mix of veg in tomato base sauce. Its been a few years since I preserved anything so was eager to start before the gluts of fruit and veg arrive. 

Well today didn't commence how I thought and because its been so windy I decided to sweep up outside and wash everything down. Came in a while ago and put a lasagne in the microwave for my lunch. All the family are working today so I feel I've earned a rest this afternoon with a Magnum Purgatorio.

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Thanks Lizzie I'm about to taste my preserves, just to make sure they are ok you understand. I have some lovely fresh tomatoes so will have a salad with them. Deborah will probably be joining me. She had her 1st jab this afternoon.

 

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On 5/21/2021 at 1:43 PM, Beekay said:

..Bought this from a towpath artist, (Robert Brown 1992)

Looks like one of the lift bridges on the Llangollen 

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Give that man a carrot !!

Tilstock lift Bridge, no.43. Llangollen canal.

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My day was made at 1.30 this morning. Last night was very wet and after putting out the hedgehog supper, I didn't hang around.  I woke at 1.20 to the sound of someone ejecting a fur ball! It had stopped raining so, with a torch on a low setting, I walked carefully down to the bottom of the garden. Before I got there, I heard snorting and rustling together with the sight of something moving in a circular fashion. Horace...and Doris...the hedgehogs up to a bit of hedgehog hanky panky!  High hopes of babies next month!

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Lovely day - dropped off daughter and friend at  Butlins then saw acouple of familiar faces in Skeg.  

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That's the trouble with Skeg...  Full of delinquents from Nottm.  :laugh:

 

 

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Today I planted up the French Bean plants given by a neighbour,  they're in the borders on a wigwam of canes.  My own beans are now condemned to being outside full time but not planted out yet.

 

I then went for a walk and managed about 3500 steps.. every one painful... but it was nice to get out into a warmer wind and a bit of Sun.

 

Still getting to know the cameras on my new phone.. but these may give some impression of my surroundings.

 

Five mins from home. 250 year old farm.

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rwRDgvvjqK2aNsa99

 

15 mins from home: Liverpool skyline in distance.

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LSUH9bxpG4v84ijw6

 

Hawthorn Blossom Close Up.

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/uYvCchBKLExyaAx8A

 

20 Mins from home:

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PGeM5jbp4shsmfSR6

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They're quite good Col, it obviously helps that you have an 'eye' for composition, first and last are excellent. thumbsup

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Thanks Jim.  I know the middle two aren't photographically meritorious.. but they give an impression of what I saw.  One day I'll figure out how to get decent focus on distant skylines..

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Doing all me pink jobs whilst being stuck at Zouch because the rivers in floodthumbsup

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@IAN FINN  They certainly are!   Clue:  they apparently like cats...

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My lad once bought a baseball cap with a peak on either side. It had a caption saying, " I'm their leader, which way did they go?"

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39 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

 Those with peaks at the back can be bought on Bulwell Market.

I give Nulwell a miss these days since we were evicted nearly two years ago.

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