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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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18 hours ago, philmayfield said:

Our village church had a recent interior refurbishment whereby they put in a counter down one side to serve post service refreshments. They chose to use white plastic for the counter and its front elevation. The place now looks very similar to the Chinese fish and chip shop in Southwell. I think it’s sacrilege in a 13C building. I wonder if they hand out menus with the hymn books?

Church buildings were built to glorify God and I feel certain that God wouldn’t disapprove of serving the community in this way.  Some people revere these ancient church buildings but care nothing about God for whom they were originally built!   It makes me sad when old church buildings and Cathedrals are treated more like museums than places of worship.
To me, this seems more like sacrilege than putting a white plastic counter in an old building, although maybe they could have blended it in better?  Whatever…… 

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Many churches now are furnished with Ikea sofas, chairs and coffee tables, the pews having been removed. The organ stands silent, replaced by drum kits, guitars, PA systems, etc. This is, apparently, what people want these days. I'm not a churchgoer, therefore it doesn't affect me.  I find it increasingly difficult to reconcile much of what goes on inside religious establishments with my concept of God. As Dave Allen was wont to say, "May your god go with you!"

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If it helps churches to stay open and attract more people through the door, isn’t that better than it falling into disrepair or, even worse, being turned into a Wetherspoons?

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Margie, there's many aspects I like about the Amish, we have a large community of Amish where I live, and growing yearly with Amish being persecuted in other states moving down here, one is they do not have churches. They call Sunday, meeting day, where the locals meet at each others houses and give blessing for their life on earth. My wife attends the local Baptist Church, no crosses, statues or other graven images.

Although the Amish do create a danger when driving on our narrow county roads, they do leave plenty of warning there's a buggy ahead of you, "horse apples" on the road!! One soon gets used to them, friendly people too!!

 

I live in what is known as the "Bible Belt", and believe me, there are loads of Churches in a small area and most are brimming full on Sunday and the Pastors very busy, many are full time Pastors, some hold a full time job down.

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Which Cods Scallops are you on about @letsavagoo?  The Carrington one is very local for us and we’ve used it a lot since it opened but just recently it’s gone downhill, so much so that a couple of weeks ago, having paid for very dry Cod and overcooked chips I sent them an email to complain, and that’s something I’ve never done before at any shop or restaurant.  I got a very apologetic reply offering me a complimentary meal next time I go in.  Yet to take advantage of their offer but hope they took note of my comments.  

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Lizzie you should have told them straightaway if the fish was dry. Restaurants prefer customers if they complain to do so at the time not later. Things are always corrected then. However they have done the correct thing in offering a complimentary meal.

We had a brass plaque made when we had the restaurant in R.O.T. It read “ If you like what we do tell others, if you don’t , tell us. Constructive comments are always useful.

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Today has been a sad day for us. We organized a BBQ for a few of the family (11 of us) As we were starting to set everything up outside my DIL asked me to ring my son straightaway which I did. He had found out that my nephew died at 5am this morning. I phoned his brother (M) and he said that he’d seen C last night and had told M to wake him up at 5am because he had to “fetch his scooter” He always was a joker and M said later “ C you had the last laugh”My 3 nephews have visited us here so the family knew them so we all drank a toast for him and sent a photo. He was only about 48. He had been I’ll for quite some time and was waiting for a transplant.

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So sorry nonna.  Thinking of you and the family xx

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nonnaB  so sorry to hear of your sad news. My thoughts are with your family. Take care. 
Mrs B

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So sorry to hear about your nephew nonna as if you had not gone through enough with the covid and now the war in the Ukraine our condolences to you all.

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Sincerest condolences Nonna from Tina and myself, to you and your family. B.

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18 hours ago, LizzieM said:

Which Cods Scallops are you on about @letsavagoo?  The Carrington one is very local for us and we’ve used it a lot since.  

It must be over a year since I went to the Carrington one. It was excellent but f & c is something I fancy occasionally so I’ve not been since. 

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Sorry to be late in thanking you all for the condolences sent for the loss of my nephew.

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On 4/15/2022 at 3:48 AM, Brew said:

Dr Col then self diagnoses and  self medicates

 

Not quite.  I took my own pulse and checked my BP. The use of prescribed drugs, for the purpose for which they were prescribed, does not quite constitute 'self medication'. :P

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You know very well what I mean young Col...   take it easy fer gawd sake..  ;)

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Yes Boss.. whatever you say Boss.... :rolleyes:

 

Haven't been in for a few days, so firstly, my condolences to Nonna, and thanks to all for Anniversary wishes.

 

As it is we had a lovely afternoon and evening with our oldest Liverpool friends, who even put balloons up for us and served up a truly delicious meal. These friends are Kev and Sheila.  Sheila was at school with Mrs Col. We invited them to ours a couple of days later, when they told us some very unwelcome news. Another friend, Joanne, was at school with Mrs Col and Sheila. She's also Kev's cousin. We knew she'd been ill but she's now in a hospice and in 'palliative care'. They knew on our anniversary but kept it from us until we met again a day or so later.

Unsurprisingly, we are all upset, but especially Mrs Col, who spent some time agonising about whether to go up to Scotland to see Joanne, but in the end we got back word that things are now 'immediate family only'.

 

Anticipating a need to drive up to Scotland sometime fairly soon I decided to give my car a long overdue oil change.  I decided  a while back to stop doing that sort of stuff, but nobody has a service spot any time soon for a sensible price so...  On the Civic, the 2.0 L engine fills the engine bay very full, and the oil filter is only accessible by reaching over the engine and feeling for it.  It wasn't me who changed it last time and the guy who did must have Herculean stength, because it took me an hour to get the filter loose.  I had a similar issue with the sump drain plug.  Still after a couple of hours of cursing, I'd completed the ten minute job. By the time that was done my knees were well and truly done...

Still no date for surgery.

 

Today I started re-polishing the headlight lenses on my car, as they are 'fogging' a bit. I'm using a Holt's Polishing Kit which is working well, but only got the job part done as after half an hour the knees gave up again...

 

Jim will be pleased to hear that I haven't swum or done weights since before my last 'wobble'.

 

I've got a few Cucumbers, Sweet Peas, Scarlet Morning Glory, Larkspur, Sunflower etc.. seeds started, and my Tomato 'Crimson Crush' have arrived from Sutton's.

All we need now is for the Siberian Hurricane to stop and all will be well. :)

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Sadly just heard that Joanne passed away around 3:00 a.m.

 

She had a very full and interesting life. I first met her when she and her then boyfriend Pat passed through High Wycombe, where  Mrs Col and I were.. on their way to a spell in an Israeli Kibbutz. That would be 1971.

Later, they both worked in educational development for the British Council and lived abroad for most of their working lives, with spells in Sweden, India, Africa, Turkey, the far east, etc., etc.

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Commiserations Col, sounds like she was an interesting lady...

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