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How long have Neanderthal cave women been playing tennis.

Just been watching Jelena Ostapenko playing down at Eastbourne.

With all the grunting she's doing, I've had to put me ear phones on with noise cancelling switched on. It's bloody awful and unladylike. 

And don't tell me it's necessary because of the effort. The other girl ain't doing it !! Your's, disgusted of Tunbridge Wells.

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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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On 6/20/2021 at 3:34 PM, catfan said:

bumped in to my mate Ian Dawson Over from Spain

 

Good to see you all looking well x 

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Don't  mind groaning Catfan. What I don't like is grunting.

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Have not posted for a few days. 

So I keep up to date by reading all post!!

 

jonah sorry to hear about your fall and illness try to keep smiling I know its a long road, but chin up we are all friends on N/N.

 

PP do as you are told don't work to hard, save some for to-morrow.

 

Ben do behave  your self, but i surpose  while the wifes away ? the cat  TRYS to play?

 

DJ360 CONGRATULATIONS on having a grandaughter please, please send me the recipe. We had 2 boys and they have also had boys.. Just a thought suggestion name as your little girl arrived at 06.10 in a morning "a Dawn arrives as Dawn is breaking. Sorry should keep my nose out.

 

Beekay  my friend hope you and her at home are well.

 

To all I have not gave a mentioned too sorry!!  but keep smiling. 

 

Reason not posted for a while Doc put me on some new meds and they knocked me for six,?     no not cricket me!!

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Well Mary, as well as echoing all your good wishes to others.. I hope you soon get acclimatised to your new meds.

 

As for 'baby', what can I say?  Thank you. We have two girls and we now have one Grandson and two Granddaughters.  'Baby's' name was officially announced yesterday....and you weren't too far out. She is 'Soleil Nahara'

 

Soleil, for those who remember their school French..means 'Sun' and 'Nahara', apparently means 'light'.. It seems to be of Aramaic origin.  So all very appropriate for a child born early on Midsummer's Day.

 

And easy pronunciation.  Soleil is  simply pronounced 'Solay'.. although for 'yer actual French' there is a hint of a ee at the end as in 'Solayee'.  Nahara is like Sahara with an N. 

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Pretty name but she’ll spend her whole life spelling it out for people (although so much is done online these days - filling out forms etc - that may not be a major problem). I know a couple of girls called Summer but have never come across a Soleil before

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Wot abaht Circus Soleil, Margie?

 

Incidentally, I were right, the nights are drawing in . :rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

Pretty name but she’ll spend her whole life spelling it out for people (

 

She'll get used to it Margie.  I have to spell out my surname for people. I've even had people telling me I'm spelling it wrong! 

Depends how she uses it too. We gave our daughters two first names each so they could choose which , or which combination, or which diminutive(s) to settle on.

Victoria Kirsty has used Vic, Vikki, Vicky.. etc.. as the mood took her.. but never Kirsty as far as I know.  Stefanie Jane has used Stef, Steff, Steffi etc... but not Jane. So it only partly worked...

 

Not sure what Soleil will do.. but it could easily become just Sol. Not sure where Nahara came from but she is half Carribean so her Dad called Nash.. full name Nashon.. may have had an input.

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Beautiful name for a little girl.  Well done to your daughter and hubby/partner

 

 

 

PS Have stopped taken meds feel much better thanks.

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Was watching the Belgium v Czecoslavakia match last night and I couldn't help noticing that the Belgian goalie was I'm positive, none other than Novak Djosavik. Maybe he's moonlighting to supplement his loss of earnings from Wimbledon last year.

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Wife returned today from her 4 day jaunt.............Picked her up from the Station...just like ''Brief Encounter''  as we ran with arms open in slow motion along the 'Platform' to greet each other...........:rolleyes:

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Thought i'd just show you a clip from mine and Donna's courting days....:rolleyes:

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And did you wipe out a bit o grit from her eye Ben, then arrange to meet tomorrow?

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Play it again Benj opps sorry wrong flim

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This morning I planted small rows of Radish and Beetroot.  There's only me who likes them..so I won't need many.  Just a repeat sowing every few weeks. Next up... Tuscan Black Kale.. aka 'Cavolo Nero.'

 

Then this afternoon, I waxed my car.  I'd already jet washed then hand washed it yesterday,for the first time in about 18 months, but as I was using up an old bottle of 'Mer' polish wot I found in the garage.. I found myself thinking how long it is since I last waxed a car.  Basically, it is so long that I'd forgotten how hard it is when you are an old git and only marginally enthusiastic.  I also found out how much I missed by not using a 'detailing' brush yesterday..

 

Naturally.. the minute I finished.. it started peeing down...

 

Tomorrow.. the wheels need a major cleanup and I need to do the whole 'back to black' routine on certain plastic bits.  And of course the inside is filthy... and the engine compartment... well..:ohmy:

 

But, I will finish giving it a good clean and then no doubt ignore it for another couple of years.

 

Ooops!..nearly forgot..  Need to change oil and filter..

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Wax on DJ san, wax off, wax on....

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Waxing lyrical will continue.. waxing cars is done, for the forseeable... :laugh:

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Some one told me about this no wash wax/polish.. 

No way i said Yes said my friend Try it and see    Well as we live in a complex and have not got any chance of useing a hose pipe,

(have always used the car wash with the boys doing all the work)   (last time though not happy with them)  Well I said to my friend my new car's colour is black it won't do any damage will it? No said friend.  So sent for some of this for want of a better word, stuff 

So when it came still not sure how do you wash a car with out water?  and not scatch it?   

Well you have 2 magic cloths one to put the stuff on with then one to take it off (don't get them mixed up)  IT WAS AMAZING IT DID WORK!!!!!     and it looked liked it had just come out of the showroom.   Still don't belive it.

 

And  the name of the stuff (you'r not going to belive this)  

 

""GREASE LIGHTNING!""  yes thats its name.

story not yet finished.

This magic stuff cost me £39 99 for 2 bottles and cloths.

Spoke to another friend the other day it seems he has being using it for quite a while (Never told me)  but they sell it at Halfords and it's a lot cheaper than what i paid.

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In a fit of madness I bought an attachment for the pressure washer that spays the car with thick foam. It works well and is quite impressive, especially when I didn't bother too much about getting the mixture right. 

Unfortunately we live on a big hill and since having the kerb drop downs extended it all drains down the drive and  along the pavement, not into the road.

Next door has a drive that slopes away from the pavement towards his house, he was not impressed when he came out and was ankle deep in foam... ah well back to the car wash.

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We live in a tower block & my lad rang & asked if I had a hose pipe he could borrow. ? 

Sometimes I do worry about that boy.

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Feeling a bit down and under the weather with my hay fever this morning so decided to have Alexa play some 60’s music to cheer me up. First three songs were

Unchained Melody .. Righteous Brothers

Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any more ... Walker Brothers

and then Never Walk Alone Gerry & The Pacemakers. 
Seems like Alexa feels like me this morning!

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