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.....what shall we be doing with ourselves over the coming months?

Both me and my wife enjoy pottering around in the garden although due to a couple of health issues my participation veries from day to day. Our plan is to create a wild flowers area and crack on with rejuvenating our lawn which has more moss than grass at the moment. I've decided to give the horses a miss
even though it accounted for a couple of hours form analysis per day... the reason being.... l don't bet online and going to the local bookies is out of the question......It will be missed l can assure you.

I might turn my hand to making a few birds nest boxes, l might even try building an owl house.....They don't eat chickens do they?

So what hobbies will keep you from going stir crazy?

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I've just trawled through this weeks TV paper and recorded a bunch of light hearted films to watch if it's raining and we need cheering up etc. We have plenty of crosswords to keep the brain ticking over and I could doubtless find a few jobs to do around the place if I feel so inclined. Mobietta will probably spend extra time doing her watercolour painting and perhaps design next years Christmas Card along the way. At some stage the garden will deffo get a great deal of attention as indeed will the garage.

We will be going for walks and occasional drives, with a flask and sarni, even further into the countryside. We also intend to phone fellow ' self isolated ' chums every week or two to discover what they've not been doing.

At the moment I am catching up with you sorting out one's ' provisions ' for the foreseeable future. I believe that we presently have stock items, bar vegetables, for at least two meals a day for approx 7 weeks … 9 if we could live on soup and bread for a fortnight. We even have sufficient toilet rolls for the predicted 12 weeks.

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To my absolute shame, we have actually done nothing yet, to prepare for what may happen.

Oh ! hang on … I did buy a new pond pump so that will keep me busy for …. about half hour.

Mrs B is still opening her shop and she is still hearing the till ring, and will do so until the authorities tell her to close.

Then … well, I dunno really
Cycling along the Tarka Trail I expect, with a picnic.
Mrs. B got a new 'Mary Poppins' bike for Xmas and has only used it twice so far (due to persistent rain)

Personally speaking, I'm really, really good at lazing around doing very little so I expect to further perfect this skill.

We are supposed to be having a new kitchen fitted starting April 13th
I could always lend the fitters some of my advice on where they are going wrong :lol:

You don't wanna be doing it like that !
You wanna be doing it like this :lol: :lol:

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I've got a load of wood I was given to cut up for logs. A nice lot of cherry among the mix. Just need an electric chainsaw now. Any recommendations anyone?


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Me and lady Screwess might have to visit the bedroom more....just saying.
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I've got a load of wood I was given to cut up for logs. A nice lot of cherry among the mix. Just need an electric chainsaw now. Any recommendations anyone?
Hi Stephen....check out the battery powered Mountfield range. The most expensive part is the battery.....The 48 v comes in at around £138. The chain saw comes in cheaper. Cuts through your legs no problem and will last for over an hour constant use.... or before you bleed to death..whichever comes first.

Once you have the battery it fits to all Mountfield tools, hedge trimmer, pruner, etc.

Highly recommended

Stay safe my friend :wave:

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Better have a good drink first if I'm going to get legless

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I've got a load of wood I was given to cut up for logs. A nice lot of cherry among the mix. Just need an electric chainsaw now. Any recommendations anyone?
I bought one when I moved down here to remove the trees in the front garden.
I found it great fun but Mrs B was convinced I’d damage myself
Well , I didn’t.

I lent it to her nephew and has not seen it since.

Blowed if I can remember the make but it wasn’t expensive and did the job.

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Hi Stephen.....they've gone up a bit since l bought mine but you get what you pays for......worth the investment imo.

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I am working on a painting for a chap who wants two of his former ships in Sydney harbour with the bridge in the picture. There is so much detail and perspective to allow for. I am hoping he understands how much time it takes. Sue has made a wholemeal loaf, and 14 rock cakes this morning. Now she is cooking cod with tomato and garlic, with saute potatoes. Off out for a brisk walk after lunch.

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Hi Stephen.....they've gone up a bit since l bought mine but you get what you pays for......worth the investment imo.

https://www.mountfieldlawnmowers.co.uk/ ... s-chainsaw

HOW MUCH :o

Think I'll get Mrs S using the bow saw :D


I was looking at these two. The Oregon is the better of the two but is quite hefty though at over 7Kilo.




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I am working on a painting for a chap who wants two of his former ships in Sydney harbour with the bridge in the picture. There is so much detail and perspective to allow for. I am hoping he understands how much time it takes. Sue has made a wholemeal loaf, and 14 rock cakes this morning. Now she is cooking cod with tomato and garlic, with saute potatoes. Off out for a brisk walk after lunch.
Hi Frank,

Sadly to the untrained eye skilled work often go unappreciated.

I don't know what your artestry level is but if you have been commissioned to paint two pieces then l'm sure he/she will see something new in the pictures every time the look at them.....which l'm sure you will agree is the sign of a good painting?

Enjoy!

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Stephen wrote:
18 Mar 2020, 13:18
Onelife wrote:
18 Mar 2020, 13:02
Hi Stephen.....they've gone up a bit since l bought mine but you get what you pays for......worth the investment imo.

https://www.mountfieldlawnmowers.co.uk/ ... s-chainsaw

HOW MUCH :o

Think I'll get Mrs S using the bow saw :D


I was looking at these two. The Oregon is the better of the two but is quite hefty though





Just as well you've only got one pile to do :sarcasm:
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If I wait for the NHS I'll wait forever :)
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Onelife wrote:
18 Mar 2020, 13:29
Frank Manning wrote:
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I am working on a painting for a chap who wants two of his former ships in Sydney harbour with the bridge in the picture. There is so much detail and perspective to allow for. I am hoping he understands how much time it takes. Sue has made a wholemeal loaf, and 14 rock cakes this morning. Now she is cooking cod with tomato and garlic, with saute potatoes. Off out for a brisk walk after lunch.
Hi Frank,

Sadly to the untrained eye skilled work often go unappreciated.

I don't know what your artestry level is but if you have been commissioned to paint two pieces then l'm sure he/she will see something new in the pictures every time the look at them.....which l'm sure you will agree is the sign of a good painting?

Enjoy!
I do enjoy painting, although some commissions have more inspiration in the subject than others. I mainly do seascapes, although I have begun to do some landscapes. Creeping up the beach. :crazy: Old Blue Fox has got a print of mine and several can be seen on Facebook but dont look under Frank Manning, because that is a non de plume. A few years ago on a fore runner of this forum a member researched all about me and contacted me unpleasantly to tell me what he had found. So I came up with a new name. As my dad was Frank, and as a boy I was called young Frank, it seemed appropriate. I quite enjoy Ch 3 racing on TV in winter, and Sue loves horses, but I dont gamble. The stock exchange is enough of a casino for me. :thumbup:

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You'll do for us Frank.....or whatever your name is :D :thumbup:

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I can vouch that Frank is very good and even with my 20% agent's fee I am sure his paintings and prints would sell well on P&O ships and return him a good profit. Certainly upmarket on some of the tat they currently sell. He won't say so himself but he is very good.
I think my wife has decided she has her very own version of "The Repair Shop". Only two days into isolation and she told me one of the chairs in the conservatory needed attention. Close inspection discovered the webbing had stretched so I had the seat dismantled and the webbing pulled tight. She then produced the other chair with the same problem. No doubt there will be more jobs in the list. This afternoon we had a ride out to Lorton to the in-laws graveyard to take a few flowers - got mud on my newly acquired Beemer!! Aaaargh!! so that had to be washed off on return. Then it was an hour's walk just for the exercise.
Once the weather improves we will be able to get out in the garden but it seems strange not being able to go to the shops as and when. When we came through Cockermouth this afternoon it was eerily quiet.
Tomorrow we are going to get up early and go to the supermarket in the hopes that the shelves have been filled and we can get some of the items which were missing from the shelves last week. Hopefully we will be there before the hoarders!!!

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Woosie :)

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Well day 2 for me of self isolation. It will be broken up with essential visits to Mam to check she’s ok. I’ve ordered Wiltshire farm foods for her to be delivered straight to her home - trying it as a back up should my sister and I not be able to shop for meals for her at M&S. I have decided to keep a journal of my days in isolation and hope to look back at it when this is all over - don’t know how I will feel then but I’ve had no face to face contact today so I’ve stuck to the rules. Had several phone calls and FaceTimed my family. My son and wife are teachers so will be online teaching from next Monday - something they have prepared for. Now watching one of my favourite programmes The Repair Shop :thumbup:
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I can vouch that Frank is very good and even with my 20% agent's fee I am sure his paintings and prints would sell well on P&O ships and return him a good profit. Certainly upmarket on some of the tat they currently sell. He won't say so himself but he is very good.
I think my wife has decided she has her very own version of "The Repair Shop". Only two days into isolation and she told me one of the chairs in the conservatory needed attention. Close inspection discovered the webbing had stretched so I had the seat dismantled and the webbing pulled tight. She then produced the other chair with the same problem. No doubt there will be more jobs in the list. This afternoon we had a ride out to Lorton to the in-laws graveyard to take a few flowers - got mud on my newly acquired Beemer!! Aaaargh!! so that had to be washed off on return. Then it was an hour's walk just for the exercise.
Once the weather improves we will be able to get out in the garden but it seems strange not being able to go to the shops as and when. When we came through Cockermouth this afternoon it was eerily quiet.
Tomorrow we are going to get up early and go to the supermarket in the hopes that the shelves have been filled and we can get some of the items which were missing from the shelves last week. Hopefully we will be there before the hoarders!!!
Hi Foxy...do they not do home delivery in your area?

I've been in touch with a couple of our neighbours this afternoon offering to add items to our online shopping order but the supermarkets are placing restrictions on how much you can have of any one item, this could make things a little more difficult especially on every day items. I'm sure this will be resolved in due course perhaps by adding your neighbours tel number to the order.

I'm glad you mentioned your chairs needing a bit of work as this has reminded me that our outside wicker furniture could do with some yacht oil before it goes out.

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If anyone lives near a National Trust property whilst all the halls, shops and restaurants will be closed, the parks and gardens will be open free of charge but social distancing has to be adhered to. It’s worth checking any properties near where you live.

For me, I still have paperwork to catch up on. As a lot of functions are being cancelled locally I have to find items to fill a 44 page magazine.

Perhaps we could try and make sense of the three word story and get it published...

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oldbluefox wrote:
18 Mar 2020, 20:01
Two days into self isolation
No meetings for us until September at the earliest.
I expect that we will just start this year again.

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barney wrote:
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oldbluefox wrote:
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Two days into self isolation
No meetings for us until September at the earliest.
I expect that we will just start this year again.
Ditto barney. We should have had a meeting on Tuesday and resorted to our Whatsapp page for the 10 o'clock toast. I suppose it was what may be termed a virtual meeting. As WM I had put my phone on charge upstairs and forgot!!! I am hoping it is just for four months but anything could happen. :(


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I can vouch that Frank is very good and even with my 20% agent's fee I am sure his paintings and prints would sell well on P&O ships and return him a good profit. Certainly upmarket on some of the tat they currently sell. He won't say so himself but he is very good.
I think my wife has decided she has her very own version of "The Repair Shop". Only two days into isolation and she told me one of the chairs in the conservatory needed attention. Close inspection discovered the webbing had stretched so I had the seat dismantled and the webbing pulled tight. She then produced the other chair with the same problem. No doubt there will be more jobs in the list. This afternoon we had a ride out to Lorton to the in-laws graveyard to take a few flowers - got mud on my newly acquired Beemer!! Aaaargh!! so that had to be washed off on return. Then it was an hour's walk just for the exercise.
Thankyou Foxy. I still haven't done Aurora passing Calshot. Currently I am doing Orontes on a fairly large canvas coming alongside the cruise terminal at circular quay circa 1960, with Shaw Savills 'Illyric' going out stern first.


Beemer? Beemer? What happened to Mercedes? I bought a new Merc two years ago 2.2 litre automatic, lovely smooth ride.

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Stephen wrote:
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If I wait for the NHS I'll wait forever :)
:lol: that one went over my head :)

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Thankyou Foxy. I still haven't done Aurora passing Calshot. Currently I am doing Orontes on a fairly large canvas coming alongside the cruise terminal at circular quay circa 1960, with Shaw Savills 'Illyric' going out stern first.


Beemer? Beemer? What happened to Mercedes? I bought a new Merc two years ago 2.2 litre automatic, lovely smooth ride.
Well that's my second home in the Bahamas gone then!!! I was counting on Aurora. :lol:
I wanted something bigger than the A Class so it was a toss up between the C Class and a BMW Series 3. After a test drive in the Beemer and the great deal that was on offer, plus all the reviews I had read it was the Beemer for me. It seems to do everything you ask of it apart from steering although a degree in engineering would help with all the features. Very pleased with it - pacey, nice smooth ride, quiet and comfortable.
Trying to get a decent deal from Mercedes was like getting blood out of a stone so they missed out!!!

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Just to rub salt into the wound we should have been going up to Tigh Mor in the Trossachs next week and had a cruise booked for April 11th. Both have had to be cancelled, my little social club is shut down, no footie and to cap it all no baked beans or loo rolls in the supermarket because some greedy so-and-so's have hoarded more than they will ever need!!!


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I post below, a letter by Peter Humphreys from today’s Guardian. I was a touch confused by the term Moocs but realised that I have actually done two Futurelearn courses. The ones I did were run by University of Edinburgh (The Jacobites) and Glasgow University (Robert Burns). The courses were free( there is a option to pay for courses and this gives greater flexibility over the time the course is available to you.) but the free versions are fine. There is no pressure to finish the course if you find it unsuitable. There is a wide range of courses available in most disciplines. I don’t know about the other providers but Futurelearn courses and their resources were very good.
Given the government pronouncement on self-isolation for the over-70s, might it not be an ideal opportunity to look into the potential of Moocs – massive open online courses? These are free and open to all, and cover a myriad of topics to cater for all interests. Two platforms I have used are Futurelearn and Coursera, but these are not the only ones. In addition, might I suggest the Open University, which makes some of its courses available at more flexible enrolment dates and at reduced prices. This would make a very positive contribution to the wellbeing of many over-70s at this difficult and stressful time.

Hope this may be useful to while away a few hours whilst not cruising.
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I saw that Morrison’s are launching a delivery service on Monday, where you order a box with a set list of items.

I thought this was a good idea, as you’d know exactly what you were getting and it would be simple to order. They are also setting up a telephone ordering service for the box, to help people who don’t use the internet.

At the moment, if you do an online order for delivery ( if you can get a slot) or Click and Collect, you don’t know for sure what will be available on the day
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oldbluefox wrote:
18 Mar 2020, 21:22
barney wrote:
18 Mar 2020, 21:14
oldbluefox wrote:
18 Mar 2020, 20:01
Two days into self isolation
No meetings for us until September at the earliest.
I expect that we will just start this year again.
Ditto barney. We should have had a meeting on Tuesday and resorted to our Whatsapp page for the 10 o'clock toast. I suppose it was what may be termed a virtual meeting. As WM I had put my phone on charge upstairs and forgot!!! I am hoping it is just for four months but anything could happen. :(

We experimented with a Zoom session last night. Worked quite well
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I'm using Zoom this morning to participate in a Nia class - the teacher is streaming it to us - Monday night 10 of us danced together online - it was a bit of fun and obviously exercise too. After reading about Frank and his painting I am going to dig out my paints and have a go again - cannot just sit around it's driving me crazy :crazy:
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Your never alone with us lot around Jan :thumbup:


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A lot of my time has been spent taking John to various hospital appointments as his Vasculitis is still not under control after he reacted badly to a new drug meditation he started a couple of weeks ago. Our local NHS hospital has been marvellous. There is a helpline attached to the department he deals with and when two weeks ago Sunday he left a message on their helpline telling of the reaction to the drug. He was phoned back within an hour by a Nurse and then a Doctor called back within two hours - amazing.
He was advised to cut the dose which he did but then come Monday he was no better so another call to the Helpline resulted in an appointment on the Tuesday with his Consultant. We had another appointment yesterday to see one of the Registrars and the difference in the hospital from a week previously was amazing. Usually we have to allow at least an extra half hour to park but yesterday there were lots of spaces, no problem. John had to have a blood test which was done within 5 minutes and then when we went into the Department it was practically empty and we saw the Registrar about 15 minutes later. The hospital has transferred a lot of their appointments to telephone ones which has really cut back on the number of people using the place. Lots of anti-viral foam around, no longer gel.
The hospital really couldn't have done more and now we wait for him to get an appointment re starting the new drug which hopefully will suit him.

So apart from that what have we done, not a lot. John very irritated that he can't do active things as he used to and is finding it difficult to accept the fact. We were going to one of our daughters on Sunday for Mothers' Day lunch but that's off. As we live next door to the family business which one of our daughters and our son-in-law now run we see people around and our daughter goes to collect prescriptions for John which is so good. We intend to do the same as others have mentioned and go out in the car and take some lunch with us on sunny days. We're not far from the New Forest and near the coast so there's lots of places to go within easy reach.
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Your never alone with us lot around Jan :thumbup:
Thanks Stephen I do appreciate the banter on this forum although I am quite self sufficient I am a “people” person and enjoy company which now is the online kind. Oh well have to make the best of it ;)

I attend an over 50’s dance class and this has been suspended but the lovely girl who runs it is posting dances on YouTube for us - bit of fun and who cares how silly we look jiving or yesterday cha cha cha-ing in the lounge - as Brucie used to say ”keep dancing” :lol:
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Is she young and fit .. :P

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Is she young and fit .. :P
Yes - very :lol:
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How about this for a quick turnaround.......recived my long awaited hip appointment 10am yesterday asking me to confirm my appointment by email (25th March) which l did straight away. By 10.15am l recived a phone call to say my appointment was cancelled until further notice.

Understandable considering the circumstances but frustrating nevertheless.....l've been suffering with back and hip pain for 18 months now :(

I think the only thing that would cheer me up is if you were all to club together and buy me a ride on mower :thumbup:

Thanks in anticipation

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Stephen wrote:
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Is she young and fit .. :P
Don't be so cheeky Stephen, you've only got to look at Jan's avatar to see she is young and fit :thumbup: :angel:

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How about this for a quick turnaround.......recived my long awaited hip appointment 10am yesterday asking me to confirm my appointment by email (25th March) which l did straight away. By 10.15am l recived a phone call to say my appointment was cancelled until further notice.

Understandable considering the circumstances but frustrating nevertheless.....l've been suffering with back and hip pain for 18 months now :(

I think the only thing that would cheer me up is if you were all to club together and buy me a ride on mower :thumbup:

Thanks in anticipation
My sympathies. But take heart, apparently in Ireland the waiting list is in excess of 4 years!
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GillD46 wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 14:12
Onelife wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 14:03
How about this for a quick turnaround.......recived my long awaited hip appointment 10am yesterday asking me to confirm my appointment by email (25th March) which l did straight away. By 10.15am l recived a phone call to say my appointment was cancelled until further notice.

Understandable considering the circumstances but frustrating nevertheless.....l've been suffering with back and hip pain for 18 months now :(

I think the only thing that would cheer me up is if you were all to club together and buy me a ride on mower :thumbup:

Thanks in anticipation
My sympathies. But take heart, apparently in Ireland the waiting list is in excess of 4 years!
To be fair Gill l've had several investigations during the past 18 months which are now pointing towards my sacral joint as being the problem.

I don't know the reasons why Ireland NHS is in such a mess as my undrstanding is that they get the same amount of money (per capita) as what we get?

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Onelife wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 14:03
How about this for a quick turnaround.......recived my long awaited hip appointment 10am yesterday asking me to confirm my appointment by email (25th March) which l did straight away. By 10.15am l recived a phone call to say my appointment was cancelled until further notice.

Understandable considering the circumstances but frustrating nevertheless.....l've been suffering with back and hip pain for 18 months now :(

I think the only thing that would cheer me up is if you were all to club together and buy me a ride on mower :thumbup:

Thanks in anticipation

Join the club. I've got another appointment on 6th April at a private hospital but as a NHS patient for my left hip area. But I'm just waiting for a letter to drop through the post saying it's been cancelled.

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Onelife wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 14:05
Stephen wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 13:47
Is she young and fit .. :P
Don't be so cheeky Stephen, you've only got to look at Jan's avatar to see she is young and fit :thumbup: :angel:

No one likes a crawler :)

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Stephen wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 15:20
Onelife wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 14:03
How about this for a quick turnaround.......recived my long awaited hip appointment 10am yesterday asking me to confirm my appointment by email (25th March) which l did straight away. By 10.15am l recived a phone call to say my appointment was cancelled until further notice.

Understandable considering the circumstances but frustrating nevertheless.....l've been suffering with back and hip pain for 18 months now :(

I think the only thing that would cheer me up is if you were all to club together and buy me a ride on mower :thumbup:

Thanks in anticipation

Join the club. I've got another appointment on 6th April at a private hospital but as a NHS patient for my left hip area. But I'm just waiting for a letter to drop through the post saying it's been cancelled.
Ditto
Mine’s April 1st for my ‘good’ knee but I fully expect it to be cancelled.
Put in proportion, my issues are minimal

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CaroleF, I hope your husband is on the mend soon.

I envy you your dolls house never had one but always wanted one, used to play with a girl across the road when possible as she had a dolls house and a silvercross dolls pram. She was an only child so I expect that explains a lot ;) enjoy your research :)

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Best wishes to your husband Carole - understandable he is frustrated at not being able to do things he used to.

I love the idea of having a dolls house to play with and refurbish. My father was a carpenter and made me a dolls house when I was a child which I loved. In later years he made several bungalows which were gifts and he left the decorating to my mother. We used to buy miniature patterned paper/carpets etc. I remember it was quite tricky to “paper” a room. My niece (aged 45) has a dolls house which my sister has ended up decorating etc.- I think she secretly enjoys it :D
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Stephen wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 15:20
Onelife wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 14:05
Stephen wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 13:47
Is she young and fit .. :P
Don't be so cheeky Stephen, you've only got to look at Jan's avatar to see she is young and fit :thumbup: :angel:

No one likes a crawler :)
Maybe so, but Jan loves me and that's all that matters :D

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Onelife wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 16:39
Stephen wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 15:20
Onelife wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 14:05


Don't be so cheeky Stephen, you've only got to look at Jan's avatar to see she is young and fit :thumbup: :angel:

No one likes a crawler :)
Maybe so, but Jan loves me and that's all that matters :D
Of course I do - you must be suffering like my mother with the racecourses closed - she will really miss the racing :(
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Jan Rosser wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 09:18
I'm using Zoom this morning to participate in a Nia class - the teacher is streaming it to us - Monday night 10 of us danced together online - it was a bit of fun and obviously exercise too. After reading about Frank and his painting I am going to dig out my paints and have a go again - cannot just sit around it's driving me crazy :crazy:
Jan, Get those paints out. Always begin with a 3B pencil sketch, and observe the rule of thirds. Keep the colours subtle. It's a fabulous hobby. I admire anyone who can dance. I am 6ft 4in, with size 14 feet. I have the musicality but definitely not the physical grace. Add to the fact that Sue is only 5ft 2in and you can see that we have a problem. :lolno:

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Making heavy weather of this self isolation. I don't know how I am going to cope!!! If you're going to self isolate there cannot be many better places...........if the weather is good!!!
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Contrast this with Morrison's at 7.00 this morning. I had the bright idea that the supermarket shelves would be re-stocked overnight and it would be quiet at that time of the morning. We therefore arrived (with many others) only to find the shelves had not beed re-stocked but they were in the process of doing it. There were crates and boxes all over everywhere, no meat, no bakery goods just empty shelves from the night before. We did manage to get some things which were missing earlier in the week but I think we will have to re-think our strategy. I wonder if it will be any better when they open for the pensioner hour next week. I'm not holding my breath.
Crummockwater above was a haven of peace and tranquility by contrast and hardly another soul in sight.
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