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Old 30th May 2019, 12:52
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
And obviously only one watch......
(I have five, but they go with different clothes and jewellery).
When we moved up here 15 years ago we were advised to throw away our watches and buy a calendar...
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Old 30th May 2019, 17:20
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I stopped wearing a watch or looking at the time during my chronic insomnia period,
Beforehand I would get stressed because I hadn't slept for 72 hours and that stress grew as 'time' passed.
Once I abandoned time and slept or woke as my body dictated, there was no longer any stress involved - I did things when I could (or not).

My GP developed a regime of medication for me that now guarantees me some sleep during 24 hours, and usually during 'night', but if I don't wake up 'in time' I don't do whatever it is/was.
My sleep pattern is generally 'normal' though occasionally I revert to chaos - but no longer worry about it.
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Old 30th May 2019, 17:49
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Why Orkney got the latest tech before London.
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Old 31st May 2019, 10:12
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When we moved up here 15 years ago we were advised to throw away our watches and buy a calendar...
Wasn't it a QANTAS Capt. who, approaching Auckland a few years ago said " Ladies and Gentlemen, we are about to land at Auckland, please set your watches forward 2 hours and back 20 years" ?
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 07:04
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Been sunk in misery the last few weeks and not even feeling like looking in here after the loss of my dear little 19 year old cat. Small, dainty cat with huge personality and the ability to expand to fit a whole king-size bed. We get so attached to them don't we?
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 07:50
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Oh, we do, Bluey. I'm sorry for that. Wishing you the comfort of happy memories.
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 07:52
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Sorry to hear that Bluey, we do. I got rather attached to an erstwhile neighbour's delightful cat who spent a lot of her time in my garden - wish the current lot had cats rather than dogs and chickens.
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 08:17
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Been sunk in misery the last few weeks and not even feeling like looking in here after the loss of my dear little 19 year old cat. Small, dainty cat with huge personality and the ability to expand to fit a whole king-size bed. We get so attached to them don't we?
Yes we do, and as with other posts on here on the same topic, their passing will always be felt as acutely as with any family member....because they are.as much a family member as a human is. As I've said before, treasure the memories.....the spirit lives on.

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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 11:28
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Just been on a touring holiday daun sauf. Stopped at Tescos in Berwick upon Tweed and picked up two litres of duty free whisky at 16/litre to take back to Scotland.
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 11:37
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We're with you Bluey.
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 11:38
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Sorry Bluey. Used to have a West Highland White that had those magical powers of expansion. Miss her so very much 😢
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 17:32
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I'm not a 'cat person' but I am very much a 'pet [dog to be honest] person' - so I share your pain Bluey
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 17:55
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Very sorry to hear that, Bluey. Big hug from me.
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 20:25
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Oh Bluey what a shame they have to go...Take care and remember your dear little kitty well.
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 20:26
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@Fareast. So how much is it Scotland?
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 22:14
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Ayatollah Sturgeon has decreed that it WILL be 20 minimum/litre. Not that it worries the Scottish Parliament crowd, their expenses will cover the difference.
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 23:21
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Deepest sympathy, Bluey. Yes, disproportionate to their size, the effect that lovely small friends has on our lives.
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 23:30
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Dear Bluey, I'll bet Christopher Hitchens is holding your beloved kitty in his lap right now. They give one another great comfort in their new and amazing life. As Mr. H. said:“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”

Either way works for me! A long distance electronic hug for you....

- Ed

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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 23:53
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So sorry to hear that Bluey, a well loved member of the family gone. Sympathy and thoughts are with you.
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 00:14
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So srry to hear of your loss, Bluey.
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