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Old 5th May 2018, 19:31
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Shaping up to be a nice spring day here. Not a canal near.
Wondering where to borrow one of these for some afternoon puttering around.
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Old 6th May 2018, 05:06
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Another Summer's day is about to start.
The birds are singing their little hearts out as the sun is pushing itself up above the cloudless
horizon. It's one of those truly wonderful mornings that you instinctively know that all is well
in heaven and earth (even if the deeply entrenched cynic inside knows the world is just the same
old nasty place it always has been).
Today is also a rarity in that Mrs HF has also risen early from her pit. I think she does it every now
and again to stop me getting complacent and enjoying myself too much.

The ancient mater is not as good as we hoped for. The scan of her head showed a fracture of one of
her cervical vertebrae and a not insignificant bleed on the brain. Fortunately the blood from the bleed
has pooled in an "empty" space and so is presenting with no internal pressure and the fracture is being
treated with a neck brace. She was comfortable enough when we left her at the Royal yesterday evening
although she was adamant that she didn't want to play football.
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Old 6th May 2018, 07:25
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Worrying times HF, fingers crossed that things get better.

T'is indeed another glorious day.

Last night's chilled beer didn't touch the sides as it went down. More in the fridge for when I get home after today's session at me canal.

Must remember the suncream.
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Old 6th May 2018, 08:47
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Best wishes for your maternal parent, handsfree.
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Old 6th May 2018, 10:21
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Oh HF will your Mum be in shape for this year's Redbull Rampage? Might be a bit soon? Perhaps some off piste freestyle snowboarding? Hope she's on the mend and all goes well.
When England does Spring. Wow. What fabulous weather. Did a spot of gardening and then attacked the local trails. Today off to the local lake for some windsurfing. Finish packing this arvo and then tomorrow we're off to the Caribbean.
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Old 6th May 2018, 10:48
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I normally jet wash my patio with variable results but yesterday I sprayed it with 50% water and sodium hypochlorite.
Amazing results, within minutes it was fizzing away and then I hosed it down, thoroughly. It was laid 30 yrs ago but looks as good as new now.
You’re right there Redders, Spring is definitely bursting out all over, Enjoy your hol.
Enjoy the sunshine... while it lasts!
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Old 6th May 2018, 11:02
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We moved to Denmark in January 1981 - it was so cold that the sea froze!
The countryside was bare - so bare that I had never seen such desolate environment, however, when May came, everywhere began to burst forth with vegetation until it overtook back home in England.
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Old 6th May 2018, 12:19
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In no rush yesterday afternoon driving back to Bedfordshire from a job to Bristol I puposefully kept off the motorway and trunk routes. Took forever but the Wiltshire and Oxfordshire countryside was a delight. Fizzy pop and a sandwich at a pub in Nether Westcote followed by a lazy drive back home. Not like work at all.

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Old 6th May 2018, 19:13
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One is currently consuming a chilled Wobbly (two more in the fridge) after a thoroughly enjoyable day showing visitors around the restored lock on me canal. Met some very nice people enjoying the fresh air of the countryside.
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Old 6th May 2018, 20:08
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I presume that your wobbly is some sort of jelly (or blancmange) - we need a compendium of PPRuNe meanings.
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Old 6th May 2018, 20:17
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Earthquake!
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Old 6th May 2018, 21:03
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Earthquake!
Reminds me of an ex girlfriend.
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Old 7th May 2018, 05:43
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Looking at that "wobbly" for any length of time is not good for the senses.

According to the guessers today is the height of our Summer. Wall-to-wall
sunshine all day and a high of 25C predicted. After that it slowly gets back to
normal.

Mum is doing ok. The bleed stopped by itself without intervention but the fracture in
her neck is creating a lot of pain for the poor soul. They seem to be getting on top of it though
with judicious use of oramorph.

This morning's before breakfast task is to bundle up all the cardboard boxes that the dialysis "stuff"
comes in. Dustbin men come tomorrow.
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Old 7th May 2018, 07:26
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
I presume that your wobbly is some sort of jelly (or blancmange) - we need a compendium of PPRuNe meanings.
Wobbly = Warsteiner. A term known to many who served in Germany. Gained its name from its effect if you drank too many.

Another sunny day is due to be spent as tour guide on me canal.
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Old 7th May 2018, 17:21
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Apparently, many folk have spent the day stuck in cars in traffic jams as they struggled to reach the coast or some other outdoor attraction.
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Old 7th May 2018, 20:48
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A cool 9C up here today with low cloud and general dreichness. Although it's a Bank Holiday the only thing that shuts is the Doctor's surgery; the two shops and the Fish Mart hostel/cafe carry on as usual. And the Hotel bar is closed on Mondays, as usual. The Weather Guessers say tomorrow we should see 12C
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Old 7th May 2018, 22:58
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We haven't heard of the cruise ships for a time, Ricardian. Have they given you up?
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Old 8th May 2018, 05:38
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Looks like today is the last day of Summer for us. High of 23C forecast but back to mid-teens after today.
Still, mustn't complain it's looking good for today and I can guarantee that we'll see no cruise ships here.

Off to the Royal this morning to see mum who is feeling a little more comfortable. While I'm there I'll pop
into the dialysis unit and see if I can scrounge some IV dressings from them. They're usually very good for
extras.
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Old 8th May 2018, 05:53
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Full of cruise ships here.
Semi-morons at the port complaining that the new breed of super-dooper floating villages won't fit under the Lion's Gate and they will lose money.
Good. We won't be lifting it for them.
Plenty of the only just gross big ships still working.
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Old 8th May 2018, 16:11
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What on earth do they expect anyone to do about it, meadowrun?
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