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Old 9th Jul 2018, 20:53
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Thanks for your kind thoughts.
My oesophagus is 'raw' (after 4 hours of retching) - and, even the prospect of drinking water is anathema, and oranges are off the menu for the next few weeks (like when you get drunk on cider and vow never to touch it again - ever).
I would normally drink milk, but fear that the solids would react with whatever was causing the stomach to reject its contents.

I had no premonition - though the fever was obviously not normal - just sudden vomiting and the squitters alternating rapidly for the 4 hours (when the fever was replaced by a severe chill - funny how the body gets fooled by temperature).

I was 'pleased' that it abated after the 4 hours - the media is full of warnings about Listeria . . .

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Old 9th Jul 2018, 21:23
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
On you reasoning then I advise you not to fly on ANY airline. The gripes on that thread are similar the world over; it's just that 'Fragrant Harbour' is a very localised community.
Well you can't beat experience in anything and certainly when it comes to driving the metal tube of heavier than air machines.
The experienced pilots are leaving in droves because of their "management" and are being replaced by very in-experienced
youngsters....according to them as I have no personal knowledge about that.
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Old 9th Jul 2018, 23:44
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G-CPTN ahh the brutal "sh!t yourself thin" diet. Looks like you had the weapons grade diet. I feel for you. Heat exhaustion? Although, it does sound like a virus. I find mangoes pretty tame post illness, lots of sugars and liquid which is what you need. Best thing, natural fibre to help bind stuff together. Easy to eat and easy to digest. I hope you feel better soon.

Meanwhile, I braved sitting on my MTB seat again after yesterday's big ride. A smidge tender but all was well. Fish n chips for din dins.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 00:18
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Ah well just started the ball rolling with regard to my future funeral, very simple it will be
as straight from where I fade away to the crematorium. No service wanted but apparantly
joining 3 or 4 free large cardboard boxes from the local supermarket is not allowed as one
has to be in a wood box. Told them they can do what they like to dispose with the ashes.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 00:54
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Some things I never think about. On purpose.
Ticking over to 67 in a few days. Yeah, the thing on the left is wrong.
Just glad most of the operating systems are performing like they're around 24. Maybe 25.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 08:29
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G-CPTN; The last time I had something similar to which you describe, it was malaria!

Only ever had one major episode of it but a few minor ones ever since, though the last time was at least seven years ago.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 08:32
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If all good things come in threes then so far this week, 1the Thai boys have been saved, 2 yesterday saw a splendid 100th anniversary RAF parade and flypast and 3 tonight......fingers crossed!
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 09:02
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Pinky: That was exactly my first thought, except for the backyard gallops. My last episode with malaria was 40 years ago now. Fingers crossed!
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 10:53
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1the Thai boys have been saved,
And what an incredible effort that was! They had it so carefully planned down to the last and smallest detail with absolutely nothing left to chance. Follow-up care is apparently equally as detailed and equally as carefully thought out. I have to admit I had knots in my tummy until the official report that all were clear of the cave ... children, coach, divers and medical personnel with the aussie doctor being the last to leave. Sadly, Dr. Harris's father died shortly after the cave operation was completed. It's probably not possible to choose adequate words to describe these rescuers ... "heroes" doesn't seem to come even close.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 11:30
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Bluey: Well said that man!
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 13:32
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Thanks, KelvinD ... I am in awe of what these people achieved: the bravery of the children, the selflessness of the coach who put his own life at risk by giving most of the food they had (basically snacks) to the children, the determination of the divers and support people and the unbelievable end result of everyone saved. The one casualty of course was the Thai SEAL diver who died trying to play his part in making it all happen ... and he, for certain, will never be forgotten.
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 01:49
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Part of what goudie said was "and 3 tonight......fingers crossed!" well that came true IF you
support Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland then.
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 19:43
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Sidewalk clock.
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 23:16
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Where is that? I saw a clock in the pavement when I was a small boy in England in the fifties but nobody believes me.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 01:47
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Perhaps you saw this one In Windsor UK?



In New York there is this one;-

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/10/t...this-footpath/
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 06:05
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Now that's a clever idea! When one is falling-down drunk, one can look at the clock and think, "Goodness, is that the time?" as one crawls one's way up the north face of High Street.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 06:59
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In the supermarket today I saw some pigs' trotters for sale, never seen 'em there before.

Was instantly reminded of Anthony Hope's Rupert of Hentzau where it's so charmingly put:

"It was a shop where provisions of the cheaper sort were on view in the window, things that one has never eaten but has heard of people eating."
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 07:04
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Clock in 8662 is in the sidewalks of New York. 1937.
I was not there at the time.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 08:15
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There was a clock in 8662, Meadowrun? Oh......so there is!

I was looking at the pair of legs.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 08:41
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SWMBO and a friend of hers went to just look ( yeah rite! ) at a new shop that opened 2 days ago.
Everything was 25% off it seems so when the pair arrived back I was greeted by the phrase "I have
saved just over $50!". Hang on I said, that means you spent over $150 then to be answered with "Ah
yes but it could have been just over $200 instead so see I have saved $50"
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