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    Post by Andy12345 on Thu Aug 02 2018, 10:09

    time is speeding up, i am trying to think of really boring things to do to slow it down but its not working, if i could live on long haul flights i reckon i would live forever
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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Sep 03 2018, 21:25

    I know it's only September but I have a confession affraid

    I bought some Christmas Cards from one of our local charity shops santa

    Next thing to do is to start saving for Christmas stamps! Postage is a ridiculous price isn't it.

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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Sep 08 2018, 11:30

    The weekend comes round again … but when you are retired perhaps every day is the weekend ! LOL!

    Whatever your plans, have a good one, hope the rain doesn't come your way …

    All the best Jan
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    Post by graham64 on Sat Sep 08 2018, 22:24

    @Jan1 wrote:The weekend comes round again … but when you are retired perhaps every day is the weekend ! LOL!

    Whatever your plans, have a good one, hope the rain doesn't come your way …

    All the best Jan
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    Alas the rain came our way it poured down most of the day and it's been chilly too wasn't much better on Friday either  rain


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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Sep 25 2018, 21:25

    Out shopping today, and it seems that some of the shops cannot decide on Halloween displays or Christmas displays …

    Of course many are playing it safe and doing both!

    ... did I tell you I've bought some Christmas Cards already  Razz

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    Post by chris c on Wed Sep 26 2018, 23:26

    Oh shush! <G>
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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Oct 13 2018, 00:10

    > > >

    Well I did enjoy watching the Royal Wedding today …

    The Royal family plus guests were all in Windsor for the Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

    I thought she looked lovely and I also enjoyed seeing the bridesmaids and page-boys … not so much Eddie's cup of tea … but never mind Smile

    There are so many different stories, videos etc just put Royal Wedding Eugenie and Jack in a google search !!!

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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Oct 16 2018, 23:40

    I happened to see this quote the other day … thought I'd share it here  Smile

    Nothing is impossible, the word itself says
    'I'm possible!'

    ~ Audrey Hepburn~


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    Post by graham64 on Fri Oct 19 2018, 22:28

    My annual retinal scan appointment arrived on Wednesday, Specsavers has lost the contract to another private company Emis Care and they have taken over in Lancs, as well as other areas of the country. The have changed from sending an invitation to call and make an appointment to sending pre -booked ones supposedly based on my previous records of chosen area for the scan, as the last ten years I've always gone to Chorley a ten minute bus ride away then why did they send an appointment for Leyland which is easily accessed by car but not on a direct bus route to be fair when I rang they changed my appointment to Chorley with no hassle.

    I still get do get a list of places for the scan but now it's all NHS clinics and a few hospitals the small independent opticians have also lost out on the contracts which some have had for years.

    https://www.emiscare.com/


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    Post by chris c on Fri Oct 19 2018, 22:40

    Could have been worse, they might have switched to Vision Express

    http://lowcarbdiabetic.forumotion.co.uk/t2264-retinopathy-a-pain-in-the-bum
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    Post by graham64 on Fri Oct 19 2018, 22:49

    @chris c wrote:Could have been worse, they might have switched to Vision Express

    http://lowcarbdiabetic.forumotion.co.uk/t2264-retinopathy-a-pain-in-the-bum

    Had forgot about that  Laughing mind you I've not been for the scan yet so don't know what to expect I'll only worry if they ask me to drop my jeans  bitenails


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    Post by chris c on Fri Oct 19 2018, 23:19

    Damn, I was trying to find the Two Ronnies optician sketch
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    Post by graham64 on Fri Oct 19 2018, 23:34

    @chris c wrote:Damn, I was trying to find the Two Ronnies optician sketch

    Found the sketch  Very Happy



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    Dammit "Please update your browser" I'm going to have to finish building my new computer any year now.
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    Post by graham64 on Wed Oct 24 2018, 22:40

    Had my eye test today I do need a stronger prescription must be four or five years since I last needed a change, good news is that my cataracts are stable and haven't altered much, no problems found with my eyes after last years debacle and the retinal scan was clear 

    Just leaves my annual diabetes retinal scan in December and I can't foresee any problems there


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    Post by chris c on Thu Oct 25 2018, 23:49

    Eye see.
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    Post by Jan1 on Fri Oct 26 2018, 22:11

    @graham64 wrote:Had my eye test today I do need a stronger prescription must be four or five years since I last needed a change, good news is that my cataracts are stable and haven't altered much, no problems found with my eyes after last years debacle and the retinal scan was clear 

    Just leaves my annual diabetes retinal scan in December and I can't foresee any problems there

    That is good news about your cataracts, and that no problems found Smile

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    Post by graham64 on Sat Oct 27 2018, 22:48

    @Jan1 wrote:
    @graham64 wrote:Had my eye test today I do need a stronger prescription must be four or five years since I last needed a change, good news is that my cataracts are stable and haven't altered much, no problems found with my eyes after last years debacle and the retinal scan was clear 

    Just leaves my annual diabetes retinal scan in December and I can't foresee any problems there

    That is good news about your cataracts, and that no problems found Smile

    All the best Jan

    Thanks Jan got to admit it was a relief to get the all clear  Cool


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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Nov 03 2018, 11:03

    It's Saturday again and for many around the UK there will be the sounds of Fireworks later today as a lot of towns have their annual bonfire night …

    Of course the weather forecasters are talking of Hurricane Oscar affecting some parts of the UK
    https://stv.tv/news/scotland/1432484-flood-warnings-issued-as-hurricane-oscar-hits-scotland/

    Whatever your Saturday and weekend plans are I wish you a good one.

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Nov 04 2018, 18:40

    Well I enjoy swimming and I enjoy walking, although I tend to do far more walking than swimming these days!

    But I have to congratulate Ross Edgley.  cheers

    He has become the first swimmer to complete a circumnavigation of Great Britain - a 1,780-mile (2,864km) trip that took 155 days.
    The 33-year-old was joined by 300 fellow swimmers as he made his triumphant return to dry land in Margate.

    Mr Edgley had left the Kent town on 1 June and had not set foot on land throughout his challenge, which at times involved swimming for 12 hours a day.

    Pictures and more details here
    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/swimmer-completes-epic-1780-mile-journey-around-britain/ar-BBPjDrd?ocid=spartanntp

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    Post by graham64 on Sun Nov 04 2018, 21:20

    @Jan1 wrote:Well I enjoy swimming and I enjoy walking, although I tend to do far more walking than swimming these days!

    But I have to congratulate Ross Edgley.  cheers

    He has become the first swimmer to complete a circumnavigation of Great Britain - a 1,780-mile (2,864km) trip that took 155 days.
    The 33-year-old was joined by 300 fellow swimmers as he made his triumphant return to dry land in Margate.

    Mr Edgley had left the Kent town on 1 June and had not set foot on land throughout his challenge, which at times involved swimming for 12 hours a day.

    Pictures and more details here
    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/swimmer-completes-epic-1780-mile-journey-around-britain/ar-BBPjDrd?ocid=spartanntp

    All the best Jan

    Amazing feat of endurance and as your link shows Jan he now has three entries in the Guinness Book of Records that's a real achievement  Cool


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    Post by chris c on Sun Nov 04 2018, 23:06

    Amazing character!

    Margate took me back, my mother took me there a couple of times in the fifties. Pretty sure I can still remember trolleybuses, and there was Dreamland and the Shell Grotto, and lots of jellyfish though not the stinging types.
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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Nov 06 2018, 00:19

    @chris c wrote:Amazing character!

    Margate took me back, my mother took me there a couple of times in the fifties. Pretty sure I can still remember trolleybuses, and there was Dreamland and the Shell Grotto, and lots of jellyfish though not the stinging types.

    Yes, we often went to the Kent coast. Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs but it was Margate that had Dreamland - an amusement park and entertainment centre based on a traditional English seaside funfair . The site of the park was first used for amusement rides in 1880, although the Dreamland name was not used until 1920 when the park's Grade II* listed Scenic Railway wooden rollercoaster was opened.

    More here
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamland_Margate

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    Post by chris c on Tue Nov 06 2018, 23:17

    Small world! First time we went by train, and I remember taking a bus to Ramsgate, or was it Broadstairs. Where we lived was London Country and all the buses were AEC. In Margate there were Leylands and Guys - I remember the latter with their slow-revving Gardner engines and the clunky David Brown gearbox



    at least one was open top with wooden slatted seats upstairs

    By the second time we went, she had bought her own car, a Roman nose Ford Popular called Annabel, which we loaded up with our luggage, and Gran, and one of my cousins.

    I was allowed to have Coke, or Pepsi, as a special treat, and candyfloss, and play the penny-in-the-slot machines.

    Mostly we went to Hove (never Brighton!) and although Eastbourne was one of her family destinations we never went there until I took her one time and she had difficulty recognising the place as it had been bombed and rebuilt since she was last there.

    Father didn't have so many holidays back then, and we always went to the New Forest with him.

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    Post by Long birder on Thu Nov 08 2018, 15:34

    I remember those wooden slatted seats on buses in Lincoln.
    Our first land rover when I was in the Beeb had a gear box which you had to double de-clutch it really sorted the men from the boys.
    They didn't like cattle grids you had to nurse them over else they snapped half shafts.
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