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the bear - 4-12-2007 at 09:37

Another grey day on the shore.

Nothing much to do today!!!

Anybody got any interesting plans for the Day


Regards the Bear


runrig - 4-12-2007 at 09:49

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Originally posted by the bear
Another grey day on the shore.

Nothing much to do today!!!

Anybody got any interesting plans for the Day


Regards the Bear

Two baskets full of ironing, how interesting is that !!:P
I am still recovering from the weekend....it was our 21st wedding anniversary and we celebrated by going to a Runrig gig in Inverness........wow what a night,amazing,brilliant....but...I have gone deaf in my right ear and have ringing in both ears which is driving me mad...Perhaps I am getting too old for Celtic Rock gigs......Mrs. R. enjoyed herself and we had a great night.
Back to the ironing.
smokin:smokin:smokin:waveysmiley


victor - 4-12-2007 at 09:50

Good morning all.waveysmiley
No immediate plans will now have my third mug of coffee then spend a while on the allotment getting some fresh air. smokin:


LSemmens - 4-12-2007 at 14:53

It's morning here! Clear night, it is magnificent! (01:30 AM) Runrigs comment about 21st anniversary reminded me that it was 29 years ago on my birthday that SWMBO and I first met!


the bear - 4-12-2007 at 18:01

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Originally posted by LSemmens
It's morning here! Clear night, it is magnificent! (01:30 AM) Runrigs comment about 21st anniversary reminded me that it was 29 years ago on my birthday that SWMBO and I first met!



After 29 years together your birthday deserves extra congratulations,

Cheers Leigh


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 5-12-2007 at 13:35

Thank you, friend Bear, we've had our challenges, but are still in it for the long haul!


the bear - 14-12-2007 at 08:17

Friday morning, Christmas is looming large. The roof tops are white over with a fresh dusting of frost.

Lots to do today, but going to play "hooky", the mountains seem a nice place to be.

The Llangollen lite railway is are running "Santa" specials at the moment and if I'm right "Thomas the tank engine" will be pulling the coaches. Make a nice suprise for my grand daughter. ( and grandad of course) lol

Anybody got plans for the Day?

Our thoughts will be with Scholar of course, hoping he gets good news of his grandson.


Regards, the Bear


victor - 14-12-2007 at 09:49

waveysmileyAir temperature lifted here a tad in the Midlands -0.3'C so the white over effect gone dull and overcast so I do not think we will be straying far today.


the bear - 14-12-2007 at 17:31

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Originally posted by victor
waveysmileyAir temperature lifted here a tad in the Midlands -0.3'C so the white over effect gone dull and overcast so I do not think we will be straying far today.



We had the same weather here, not very condusive to visiting anywhere. still there is always another day tomorrow.


Regards the Bear


the bear - 19-12-2007 at 08:12

Just starting to break light here, very overcast and sullen, white over with frost to.

Busy day today, I have to pick up a parcel from the sorting office, then find a special something for Mrs Bear, its our Wedding Anniversary tomorrow. :love2)

Everybody have a really nice day, but wrap up warm
waveysmiley

Regards the Bear


scholar - 19-12-2007 at 08:26

Good morning to you, dear friend.

I had a snack just before laid down to sleep, and it has so upset my stomach that I had to get up again. It appears I may have to sleep in a chair to keep my stomach settled.

Have a good walk, and a good day.waveysmiley


the bear - 19-12-2007 at 08:36

Scholar you take, Have you got anything like "Immodium" that you could take to help settle things down?

Hope every thing is well with you real soon.

Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 19-12-2007 at 14:52

It must have been the food you've been serving in the late night club, my tummy is also a little unsettled.

Happy anniversary, o great Bear! How many years?


the bear - 31-12-2007 at 05:13

The eve of the New Year is about dawn, its a damp but not raining outside, not to cold either ( it usually warms up a little befor we have snow).

Got a busy morning, shopping, timber merchants for some moulding, Chandlers for a short length of heavy duty curtain rail.
Walk the dogs on the shore perhaps then home to finish a small DIY job.

Whats everybody else up to on this the last day of the year?


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 31-12-2007 at 08:24

You don't want to know! A comedy of errors, I might tell you later.


the bear - 31-12-2007 at 22:51

Go on leigh, we won't laugh, honest ( fingers X ed ) giggle giggle giggle.


Regards the bear


scholar - 31-12-2007 at 23:02

I have been reading, listening to the newstalk radio, and doing some computer stuff. The snow which was supposed to start about noon did not come, at least not yet.


the bear - 31-12-2007 at 23:17

We're forcast some very severe weather ( snow) nothing as yet, in fact its gone quite mild just now.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


the bear - 2-1-2008 at 04:28

Not exactly morning but getting that way, the weather has gone quite mild, clear skies (plenty of stars). No wind.

Got loads to do tomorrow, the DIY continues, also have a number of phone calls to make. First and formost though I need a motor mechanic to look at my car after tonights aborted trip. The car seems to have developed an overheating problem.


Regards the Bear


the bear - 24-2-2008 at 08:53

Sunday morning, Its so quiet outside, not even the noise of the odd car, very unusual.

Weather is a bit dull, gray but dry, no wind, infact very still.

Going to have a lazy start I think, going to get the papers, come back make some toast and a coffee, sit and read.

Sunday morning music, its got to be Neil Diamond, an old compilation cd, most of his good stuff on it.

For the rest of the day who knows??

What are your plans for this late winters Sunday???


Regards the Bear


SRD - 24-2-2008 at 09:49

Similarly grey here too bear, quietish day too I think.


LSemmens - 24-2-2008 at 12:02

Sunday is nearly over, here.


liz - 24-2-2008 at 14:09

I'm going to clean the house; do laundry; email more people about my new business; and take my son outside for a very short time so that he can play and get fresh air.

Boring, huh?


scholar - 24-2-2008 at 23:12

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Originally posted by liz
I'm going to clean the house; do laundry; email more people about my new business; and take my son outside for a very short time so that he can play and get fresh air.

Boring, huh?
I would be delighted to have a business to promote, for income, and a child to play with.

Do you have enough snow for sledding? When my son was small, I would drag him around on a sled and push him down small hills.:):)

On the sled, that is.:D:D:D:D


SRD - 25-2-2008 at 08:20

I don't know your situation scholar so this might well be a pointless suggestion, but can you not volunteer to help out in young person's groups, around here such groups as the Scouts etc, are crying out for help.


LSemmens - 25-2-2008 at 12:24

It's a good thought, Simon, but Scholar is desperate for paid employment and would dearly like a family to share the joy with.


the bear - 17-5-2008 at 05:51

Waiting for the dawn I stood at the door listening to the birds singing, as it broke light it startred to rain, a light sort of drizzle.

The herring gulls are wheeling around making a bit of a noise,
the tide must be coming in, ( chart says high water at 9.29),

Its a bit of a grey day but the weather forcast is for sunny spells.

Hoping to get out into North Wales today, take the dogs and the camera's

Whats everybody else got planned for the day.

Anybody doing anything exciting tomorrow

Best regards the Bear


LSemmens - 17-5-2008 at 13:11

Hi, Bear, haven't seen anyone in here for a while! It's nearly morning here, but I intend to have a little sleep before I go to Church as currently it's 22:43 on Saturday night.


scholar - 18-5-2008 at 12:02

Good morning, all. Happy Festival of the Trinity to everyone!:Dwaveysmiley


scholar - 20-5-2008 at 13:47

Good morning from Illinois.:D

The weather report said "unseasonably cool temperatures" for today.waveysmiley


John_Little - 20-5-2008 at 14:17

That'll be the global warming.


delanti - 20-5-2008 at 15:35

The weather here is running mid 70's daytime and low 50's at night, what more can you ask for? Soon enough it will be creeping into the high 80's and 90's requiring the old AC but until then I will enjoy what we have.:)


scholar - 21-5-2008 at 12:16

waveysmileyGood morning, all!

I failed to meet yesterday's goal of paying the utility bill because I could not find it when I looked for it in the hour before the post office closed. I was able to find some older bills, and I am hoping that today I can either pay by computer or telephone. The bill is due on the 23rd, and I figure it will not get there in time to be processed as paid on the 23rd. There is a charge for a phone payment, but I think it is less than a late charge.

If I can get this done this morning, I will be in good shape to go do other stuff I want to do from late morning through early evening.:)


Quaver - 21-5-2008 at 13:26

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Originally posted by scholar
I failed to meet yesterday's goal of paying the utility bill because I could not find it when I looked for it in the hour before the post office closed.

I always put all the bills that come in right beside the PC (special pile with bills placed in order of urgency). Once paid, it is marked in pencil the date it was paid, and put on the stairs. Next time I go upstairs, I take it with me and it goes into a well organized categorized box filekewl_glasses


the bear - 21-5-2008 at 13:33

My arnt we efficient, I have a filing system its called a cardboard box


Best regards the Bear


delanti - 21-5-2008 at 16:30

When I built my computer desk, the right end sets on top of a 30 inch deep 2 drawer file cabinet. On my desk is one of those plastic gizzies that hold your mail. Since the SS check comes the 4th Wednesday of the month and most bills are due between the 1st and 15th, when the check is in the bank I set down and pay the bills. I keep my check record on the PC and the top drawer of the file cabinet is set up with folders in alphabetical order for the bills where they get filed.

I think it is all my office experience and running my own business that makes me keep organized. sticktongue2


Nimuae - 21-5-2008 at 16:36

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Originally posted by the bear
My arnt we efficient, I have a filing system its called a cardboard box


Best regards the Bear


Sounds a lot like mine Bear !


LSemmens - 22-5-2008 at 13:17

I've got four of those plastic gizzies on my desk and a four drawer filing cabinet. My desk is still six feet deep in paper and the plastic things are also overflowing. Room in the filing cabinet? Not Much!


the bear - 6-6-2008 at 07:48

Good morning Simon, whats the weather like with you this fine Friday morn? Up here on the banks of the great Limpopo ( read river Mersey) we have a warm sunny day.
The start of a good weekend, we have the Wirral Folk festival starting today.

This year we have people like Harvey Andrews, and Pentangle headlining.

We also have Johnnie Silvo who will no doubt be singing "Silvest"
and last but not least our local Irish band "Reckless Elbow"

A good show for everybody.


Regards the Bear


Redwolf5150 - 6-6-2008 at 14:47

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:D


janet - 6-6-2008 at 16:18

Ahhh - that was me, yesterday. Entirely. A friend and I met to work and spent a lot of time looking at each other and saying, "Um, what?"


TooCute4Words - 6-6-2008 at 22:35

This can't be right confused2:P

it's morning in 27 minutes time and then it's time for me to goto bed :(


the bear - 16-6-2008 at 05:42

I was up very early today, just before the dawn, I listened to the birds singing as I stood on the veranda, cup of coffee in hand. The sun as it rose glinting of all the windows angled to it down the road.

I then watched about 20 seagulls making suicide runs against the cars coming up the lane as they squabbled with one another
over several disgarded bags of chips and chinese food, ( most probably thrown just after being purchased by people wanting to take a cab ( no food allowed) late last night).

The sun is streaming in through the windows, the temperature in the cave is already getting warmer.

If the weather stays fine ( forcast for cloud and showers), I can see the list of jobs to do today being turned face down and Mrs Bear and myself putting the dogs in the car and heading off for the day with the camera.
Lifes to short to be tied to household chores,

Whats the weather like with you this morning, what does the day hold for you ?

Regards the Bear


Mermaid - 16-6-2008 at 05:54

No sure yet, I like suprises.

The weather here is bright sunshine, but lots of clouds about.

M


the bear - 16-6-2008 at 06:44

I posted just on an hour ago, since the sun has really warmed eveywhere up still some high cloud about but its got all the hallmarks of being a nice day. What are you going to do with it ???


Regards the Bear


scholar - 16-6-2008 at 12:50

Good morning, O Bear.

I want to go in to the city and contribute some time to a group with which I work, but the grass in my yard is so long that I had better mow it. Yesterday was Father's Day here in the States, and I had hoped my son Tim would mow it for me, but he did not. If I can get the front yard and the longest grass mowed this morning, I could then go to the city late in the morning.

My area had a refreshingly cool night, and the high temperature today is supposed to be high 70s, I think--excellent weather for working outside.

It looks to me as if you are making a run for MotD. Well started, if you are. I like your several posts so far.kewl_glasseswaveysmiley


the bear - 17-6-2008 at 07:08

Tuesday Morning, A grey grey day, very overcast here, quite dismal in the cave despite the big windows,

Not raining yet but I dont think it will be long before it does.

The indoor jobs will get started for sure today. It could be a busy busy day

What have you got planned?


Regards the Bear


the bear - 17-6-2008 at 08:24

Just stopped for a coffee break, ( take tablets) Not only is it an unbroken grey sky, for some reason it seems quieter today,

The rain hasnt arrived yet, usually comes with incoming tide. High water at Liverpool is not for another hour yet (10.14).

Just for interest, I have just had a message from my son, its a hot humid night in Austin (Texas). The day time temperature went to 101 degrees yesterday and is forcast to reach 105 today.


Regards the Bear


delanti - 20-6-2008 at 08:37

Grumble, grumble. woke up about 15 minutes ago, the RLS was acting up and could not sleep. So what else is there to do at 4:30AM but to see who is alive and well on KF.

Bear, that Texas heat can be something else. Back in the late seventy's, the kids went to the Dallas area to visit their mother for a month. They went from the last week in June to the last week in July and the day time temperature hit 100 every day they were there. In 88 I took my youngest down to stay with his sister for a while and was building a screened in porch for the daughter and I never worked in such heat and humidity in my life. The water was pouring out of me faster than I could put it back in. I understand the reasoning behind noon time siestas after that. waveysmiley


scholar - 20-6-2008 at 09:43

Delanti, I knew a laborer from Mexico who had no trouble working in heat that made me wilt. He was younger than I, but he worked harder with greater ease than others of his age who were native to Illinois. He said he was just used to it.:o:o


delanti - 20-6-2008 at 18:48

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Originally posted by scholar
Delanti, I knew a laborer from Mexico who had no trouble working in heat that made me wilt. He was younger than I, but he worked harder with greater ease than others of his age who were native to Illinois. He said he was just used to it.:o:o


In 88 I was younger and I worked harder too but it was still hotter than a Jalapeno.:space)


the bear - 4-7-2008 at 03:18

I have just been standing at the back door with the dog, its still quite dark but you can tell the day is dawning, as I was watching the sky I heard the "maroons" go off and saw the flares.

The Lifeboat has been called for and will be being driven into the water by a tractor as I type.

The local lifeboat men have recently taken delivery of a new Hover rescue craft. I've seen them putting it through its trials over the past weeks.

I hope they've gone to the aid of someone who is sick and needs bringing ashore rather than going to a life threatening rescue


Regards the Bear


the bear - 4-7-2008 at 03:20

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Originally posted by the bear
I have just been standing at the back door with the dog, its still quite dark but you can tell the day is dawning, as I was watching the sky I heard the "maroons" go off and saw the flares.

The Lifeboat has been called for and will be being driven into the water by a tractor as I type.

The local lifeboat men have recently taken delivery of a new Hover rescue craft. I've seen them putting it through its trials over the past weeks.

I hope they've gone to the aid of someone who is sick and needs bringing ashore rather than going to a life threatening rescue.

The sky is really strange, I think the cloud formation is called "salmon back", either way the birds are singing for all thier worth.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


scholar - 4-7-2008 at 04:51

Good morning to you, O Bear, as I prepare to lay my weary head down.waveysmiley


the bear - 18-7-2008 at 03:37

Well its that time again, the day is struggling to break through the heavy blanket of grey cloud thats pressing low over the river.

Standing on the balcony the birds can be heard singing, over in the park. Its not raining at the moment but it has been, an early morning shower: everywhere smells fresh and clean.

The river festival starts today, most of the tall ships have arrived and are berthed around the dock system. All the ships will be open to visitors from Saturday morning. The big day being Monday when all the tall ships line up in the river for a parade of sail as they take thier leave.

Regards the Bear


scholar - 18-7-2008 at 03:53

I understand Chicago has such a ship parade as well.

I hear a few birds from time to time, but there is a big rabbit who is most interesting to watch around my home.


the bear - 18-7-2008 at 04:02

I sometimes spot the old ladies cat making its way home after a nights hunting in the cemetary and park. If its a sunny day the cat can often be seen basking on the shed roof after its nights labour.


Regards the Bear


scholar - 18-7-2008 at 04:22

It doesn't ask for a pet tanning bed? (Illustrated with a picture in another topic thread.:o)


scholar - 18-7-2008 at 04:49

Good morning, O Quaver. I don't remember ever seeing you up this early.waveysmiley I think you just missed the Bear, who dropped off the list minutes ago.


Quaver - 18-7-2008 at 04:55

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Originally posted by scholar
Good morning, O Quaver. I don't remember ever seeing you up this early.waveysmiley I think you just missed the Bear, who dropped off the list minutes ago.

Good morningwaveysmiley


the bear - 18-7-2008 at 10:11

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Originally posted by scholar
It doesn't ask for a pet tanning bed? (Illustrated with a picture in another topic thread.:o)



No pet tanning! Just the corner of a warm flat roof with shelter out of the wind.


Regards the Bear


the bear - 12-11-2008 at 07:05

I have revived this thread to give all posters a small space to share thier intended day or even to talk about points of interest from thier experiences of yesterday

A diary of life for us all to share each with oneanother.
Humourous or tragic, things that have made you smile or things that have annoyed you. lets all get a flavour of what goes on in your area.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


Nimuae - 12-11-2008 at 08:12

I will be working on my novel for most of the day, and then going to the theatre tonight to see 'Hello Dolly'. It should be good.

Yesterday, was supposed to be working on the novel ... was distracted by watching a major quarrel on the bird table(my office/craft room overlooks the back garden) Blackbird v Robin, Robin won - and saw off a few Starlings as well ! Made a cup of tea, lost train of thought, played Mah jong for a few minutes to gather my thoughts - and three hours(!) later returned to novel. Today the blinds are staying down, the PC will be off, and I will work in long hand !!!


the bear - 12-11-2008 at 13:51

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Originally posted by Nimuae
I will be working on my novel for most of the day, and then going to the theatre tonight to see 'Hello Dolly'. It should be good.

Yesterday, was supposed to be working on the novel ... was distracted by watching a major quarrel on the bird table(my office/craft room overlooks the back garden) Blackbird v Robin, Robin won - and saw off a few Starlings as well ! Made a cup of tea, lost train of thought, played Mah jong for a few minutes to gather my thoughts - and three hours(!) later returned to novel. Today the blinds are staying down, the PC will be off, and I will work in long hand !!!


I hope you have a splendid time when you go to see Hello Dolly. Where is it being performed?

I'm intrigued to know what your writing, your intustry puts me to shame.


This morning I was up and about at 05.00 hrs. It was pitch black and damp cold outside. Stood on the balcony I was surrounded by an eerie silence, almost as if I was up to early.

This morning I have been for my paper, cooked myself some bacon. I'm now getting ready to go off to Chester.

We now have clear blue skies and its an overcoat warmer.


Regards the Bear


DeWitch - 12-11-2008 at 16:31

same ole - same ole here


Nimuae - 12-11-2008 at 17:37

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
I will be working on my novel for most of the day, and then going to the theatre tonight to see 'Hello Dolly'. It should be good.

Yesterday, was supposed to be working on the novel ... was distracted by watching a major quarrel on the bird table(my office/craft room overlooks the back garden) Blackbird v Robin, Robin won - and saw off a few Starlings as well ! Made a cup of tea, lost train of thought, played Mah jong for a few minutes to gather my thoughts - and three hours(!) later returned to novel. Today the blinds are staying down, the PC will be off, and I will work in long hand !!!


I hope you have a splendid time when you go to see Hello Dolly. Where is it being performed?

I'm intrigued to know what your writing, your intustry puts me to shame.


This morning I was up and about at 05.00 hrs. It was pitch black and damp cold outside. Stood on the balcony I was surrounded by an eerie silence, almost as if I was up to early.

This morning I have been for my paper, cooked myself some bacon. I'm now getting ready to go off to Chester.

We now have clear blue skies and its an overcoat warmer.


Regards the Bear


Oh haven't been to Chester for years - would love to go again, it is such a pretty place.

'Hello Dolly' is be performed by our excellent local Amateur Operatic Society in town. They are really good - so I am looking forward to it.

Stuck at the writing today - I envy those authors who can write from 9:00am to lunchtime without stopping - I am not that disciplined ! It is a novel, Bear, all 158 pages and 37,000 words of it. One of the proof readers described it as a 'psychological romantic drama' whatever that means! Today has been difficult as I have just killed off one of the main characters (shhh, the rest of them don't know yet!), and I had to build the tension leading up to that - but it was such a lovely sunny day here, the birds were singing in my holly tree, and I didn't feel the tension when I read what I had written - so had to re-write the chapter. Aghhh !


LSemmens - 13-11-2008 at 09:32

I never get on here in the morning, it's eveneing here now. This morning i sat in front of the TV until lunch time! Bl***y 'flu. I've just been advised that I'll have to do a set of brake pads on second son's car when he finally gets home from work! Maybe he can take our car termorra and I'll do them then.


Dreamweaver - 13-11-2008 at 09:37

Today I am having an "at home day". Perhaps more packing, certainly more time with the pets.


victor - 13-11-2008 at 14:46

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Originally posted by LSemmens
I never get on here in the morning, it's eveneing here now. This morning i sat in front of the TV until lunch time! Bl***y 'flu.


I can commiserate with you Leigh, I had hardly any sleep last night for coughing, cant seem to shake it off.:(


scholar - 13-11-2008 at 16:32

Oh, Victor, Leigh. :( I feel for you.

Today, I plan to work in the garage. The goal is to efficiently store items which do not fit in the house, and remove items that I want to get rid of. I want to finish this, while there is no snow outside.

I also have laundry to dry and put away. It is too cold to dry on the clothesline, so it will be done in the machine.waveysmiley


LSemmens - 14-11-2008 at 12:31

I did his brakes this morning. Got the car jacked up and took the front wheel off, removed the caliper and brake pads, (rotors should really be replaced, but they'll work - for now). Crack open the box with the new pads in it only to find - wrong pads! Wander up to caravan to inform son, and he says, they are the right ones, and was I looking at the back? Minor detail he'd omitted. Reassemble front brakes and pull the back ones apart, yep! They need doing all right, and yep! The pads fit! Job done in less than an hour, including clean up and the false start!

That was my morning! Maybe I should awaken the goodnight thread, too, as I'm always here at night.


the bear - 16-11-2008 at 08:53

Another Sunday morning, I think Sunday mornings always arrive with more grace than weekday morns.
This morning is no different. The dawn eventually pushed its way through the cold grey sky. even so the mist clung tenaciously to the lighthouse and Fort Perch rock at the mouth of the estuary. I was able to walk the fore shore with the dog in complete solitude.

I felt like a character in Neville Shutes apocoliptic novel "On the Beach" with the exception of the noise of the waves there wasnt another sound, I could easily of been the last person on earth?

Anyway I'm back home now, and ready for my breakfast. then I'll meet the day head on.


Regards the Bear


scholar - 16-11-2008 at 10:11

Quote:
Originally posted by the bearI was able to walk the fore shore with the dog in complete solitude.
Regards the Bear
I remember when you told us your one little pal passed on. Is the dog of which you speak a new one?


victor - 16-11-2008 at 14:37

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear

I felt like a character in Neville Shutes apocoliptic novel "On the Beach" with the exception of the noise of the waves there wasnt another sound, I could easily of been the last person on earth?


Regards the Bear


Not the "On The Beach" you were thinking of but still enjoyable.

The one scene from that film sticks in my head is
John Meillon's charactor Ralph Swain (ashore in San Francisco)
he is fishing and the sub pops up at the side of him and Gregory Peck asks if there is anything he wants he says he has everything he needs. cry_mouse


the bear - 18-11-2008 at 05:59

I have just been outside, the air is chilly, damp, but still dark. even the dog is reluctant to venture out. I will have to see what the daylight brings.


Regards the Bear


scholar - 18-11-2008 at 11:43

Today, I plan to go into the city.

This morning, I have already paid to renew my prepay phone account for another month. I intend to also mail in payment for my electric bill.

Yesterday, I stored some more boxes in my garage. I have some child bicycles there, which I want to donate to a thrift shop, which will then leave me more floor space. I have more to do, but I've made a good start.

I would like to find a good, warm, insulated winter coat. I used to have one or two, if I can only find them.


LSemmens - 18-11-2008 at 12:53

It's not morning, yet, give us another half hour!


the bear - 20-11-2008 at 14:15

Thursday morning and the predicted artic weather hasnt so far arrived. This morning has be nice and sunny, I enjoyed a pleasant walk in the park with the dog, it was quite amusing watching the dog jumping and rolling in piles of dead leaves and then chasing the ones that swirled around in the wind.

The morning was made even nicer as I recieved a long over due email from a friend in Turkey. he had not been able to contact me as he had been sailing and diving around the isles in the Aegean sea and ended up being stranded due to engine trouble, they had had to moor up on the shore of an uninhabited atoll. they have all now been rescued and the boat towed back to Bodrum. ( excellent news).

My walk in the park seems very tame by comparison


Regards the Bear


the bear - 20-11-2008 at 14:29

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Originally posted by scholar
Quote:
Originally posted by the bearI was able to walk the fore shore with the dog in complete solitude.
Regards the Bear
I remember when you told us your one little pal passed on. Is the dog of which you speak a new one?


My old friend could never be replaced, he very definitley a one off. ( as of the moment I have no plans to get another dog.) the dog I speak of is my Yorkshire terrier, Poppy. She was Jacks constant companion and is in need of lots of walks and TLC to stop her pining for her lost mate.


Regards the Bear


the bear - 21-11-2008 at 07:52

The weather here this morning is quite cool with a little wind, the area forecast says its 6/7 degrees: but it feels a lot colder than that to me. The Artic Blast is supposed to arrive later bringing snow with it.

Today I have several jobs to do, I have to pick up a friend from the garage after he puts his car in, thats at 10am. later this afternoon I will be going to visit my friend in hospital.

I intend to walk the dog soon, another cup of coffee first I think.

What have you got planned for the day?


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


Nimuae - 21-11-2008 at 08:25

I have been commissioned to make 6 birthday cards - so will be up to my ears in embossing powder, decoupage, peel-offs, parchment, vellum, photo glue and water colour paint for a while. Then ... I really must return to the novel ... the police are looking for the body ...eek !!


LSemmens - 21-11-2008 at 11:08

That sounds like hard work, Nim, why don't you just slip out and buy six cards. As for the body, you could always pretend that it wasn't there when you went out to get the cards, and are "Oh, so surprised" to find it messing up your nice Turkish rug. You could ask the police, very nicely, to take it outside, so you can get back to writing.... after you've had the rug cleaned, of course! nananananananananananana


Nimuae - 22-11-2008 at 08:30

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
That sounds like hard work, Nim, why don't you just slip out and buy six cards. As for the body, you could always pretend that it wasn't there when you went out to get the cards, and are "Oh, so surprised" to find it messing up your nice Turkish rug. You could ask the police, very nicely, to take it outside, so you can get back to writing.... after you've had the rug cleaned, of course! nananananananananananana


LOL. Three cards done - three to go - and my printer has gone on strike! Ah well - let's just have another slice of toast - food for thought.


the bear - 23-11-2008 at 00:44

Slices of toast eh, is it sliced bread or cut to suit?

What do you have on yours, just butter?
Jam
Marmalade
Marmite
Vegimite
Honey ?

I loves honey ( bears do ) :)


Regards the Bear


the bear - 24-11-2008 at 08:56

The snow has arrived, not here though. As I walked the dog on the shore I could sea across the estuary and the Clwyd Range has a dusting of very light snow.
The North Wales web cams show both Snowdon and Tryfan with patchy snow. I believe further falls are forecast today.

The North East and Scotland seem to have caught the worst of the artic blast.

Whats the weather like you in your area?



Regards the Bear


scholar - 24-11-2008 at 12:45

It is a cold, rainy morning here, but the weather report says the rain will stop later in the day.

I still have a window air conditioner in one window which needs to come out, so that I can put down the storm window and shut the window, for the best insulation. Because of the furniture and clutter near the window, this is an awkward, unwelcome chore. Because of the rain, which shall not quickly dry in the cold weather, I expect the air conditioner will stay damp, so I'll probably put it off another day.

I plan to find a phone store where I hope I will be able to fix my cell phone problem (about which I shall make a separate post).


the bear - 26-11-2008 at 01:35

I knowits early but technically its morning. I've got a big day today, I'm going to visit friend Bill in hospital, this may be for the last time as he may possibly be discharged to out patients after the doctors meeting on Thursday.

I'm really looking forward to seeing him.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 26-11-2008 at 04:40

It's 24C in my office and not much warmer outside, what's this about snow? Never heard of it! nananananananana


scholar - 26-11-2008 at 04:58

Bear, I hope you have a real good visit with Bill. He has been in my prayers (as well as another who has been ill).


the bear - 26-11-2008 at 22:56

The visit with Bill went exceedingly well, he was laughing and joking, more like his usual self. He also looked well, very fit indeed. ( I often think that this is a contradiction in terms, How can you be the picture of health and be in hospital ).


Regards the Bear.


LSemmens - 27-11-2008 at 14:01

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
How can you be the picture of health and be in hospital ).
That's easy, Bear, haven't you ever seen the movies, there are actors who are killed quite regularly, and seem to survive for another event, look at Wylee Coyote! He's always a picture!nananana


the bear - 28-11-2008 at 02:51

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
How can you be the picture of health and be in hospital ).
That's easy, Bear, haven't you ever seen the movies, there are actors who are killed quite regularly, and seem to survive for another event, look at Wylee Coyote! He's always a picture!nananana



Leigh, that reminds me, I have to clean out the back of the TV and get rid of the dead baddies.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


the bear - 30-11-2008 at 16:41

This morning was very eerie, the dawn light was excluded by a thick covering of freezing fog, the shore was completely deserted. walking by the rivers edge nothing could be seen, not even the lights on the opposite bank.

The silence was broken only by the lapping water and the intermitant sound of various fog horns, mournful belows echoing across the water.

The shipping on the river was invisible, I new the boats were passing only by the deep dull throb of thier big engines, a sound both heard and felt as it vibrated through the water.

My dog barked and growled at something unseen, perhaps a shape, maybe a the scent of another animal.

By the time I returned the sun had burnt off the mist and a cool but sunny day arrived in all its glory.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 2-12-2008 at 10:55

Sounds like it was a wonderful morning, Bear.


the bear - 4-12-2008 at 04:29

Not been to bed yet, while I was making a drink a few minutes ago the kitchen window was battered by a flurry of hailstones. I opened the door and stood on the balcony and watched as the hail got heavier and heavier till it formed a vast moving curtain of white. The hailstones were bouncing off the flat roof, within a matter of minutes every visible flat surface was covered with pure white ice over an inch thick; just as quick as it started it stopped, as if it had been turned off, The roofs about look quite eerie now as the moon shines down between gaps in the passing cloud.


Regards the Bear


Quaver - 4-12-2008 at 08:52

No snow, just wet wet wet this morning:(


Nimuae - 4-12-2008 at 09:11

This is my street this morning! If that corner of your cave is still available, Bear, I'll be over on the next bus !


LSemmens - 4-12-2008 at 10:19

We actually had rain today, but, only enough to make the ground damp, I think it was around 25C at the time.


Theravad - 4-12-2008 at 11:12

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
We actually had rain today, but, only enough to make the ground damp, I think it was around 25C at the time.


Strong gales and heavy rain all night and now a sunny crisp winters day.

T


the bear - 6-12-2008 at 08:15

Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
This is my street this morning! If that corner of your cave is still available, Bear, I'll be over on the next bus !



Come on over if you find your snow shoes, stay warm. Take care.


Regards the Bear


scholar - 6-12-2008 at 17:36

This morning, I have been listening to several radio programs I enjoy, and I slept in.

My son got paid today; I am going to ask him for some of his back rent.

I am staying in; I don't have any urgent errands, and there is a winter weather advisory this morning (as in "Don't travel, if you can avoid it.")

What will I accomplish today? I hope to get some cleaning/organizing done.


the bear - 7-12-2008 at 11:16

The temperature reached -5 on Merseyside overnight, but the morning has arrived with clear blue skys and some sunshine, freezibg temperatures forcast for tonight but the rain arrives.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 7-12-2008 at 13:55

It's now morning, here, Just. 0017 to be precise. Today I went to church, then went to a friends place and rectified her computer problems (adjustments on the screen that I hadn't done when I set the box up for her) then to another friends place in another town to return their Lappy and set up a desktop which I was giving them. Had a laugh at friends expense, he won't mind. I told him I'd forgotten to set up his printer drivers and asked for the disk, as he'd bought it s/h he never got one, so I said, next time you're online, you can download the drivers and probably also the Image manipulation and OCR packages that were the default for the printer. He asked why he would need them. Fair enough, so I explained that if he chose to scan in an image or a document he may want to do something with it. "I have a scanner?" "Err.......yes!!!" He'd had the printer for a couple of months and hadn't realised that it was, in fact, an MFC, complete with a big button on top that said SCAN! Wooops! I stopped into YS's place on the way home and spent an hour or so with him, then home for tea and watched a show on making the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by a movie, then I came here. So.... Good morning people!


the bear - 9-12-2008 at 20:46

Writing this retrospectively, An appointment had been made with United Utilities to change my electricty meter. The man actually turned up this time. Excuse my sceptical tone but this was the 5th appointment .

I've had 1no no show, 1.no its to late in the day to start the job, ( strange considering it was an 8 till 1 appointment) 3rd visit the work couldnt be done because it had been raining. The 4th appointment the man couldnt carry out the work because he wasnt trained on my type of consummer unit..

5th time lucky, it took him all of 12 mins start to finish.

Its strange really, if I was to break the appointment I would be charged 42.50 (aborted call out) so I should be 170.00 better of now but I'm not. Anyway on the plus side "its done".

Spent the afternoon escorting someone to the local general hospital.

Quite a full day


Regards the Bear


Quaver - 9-12-2008 at 22:55

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
"I have a scanner?" "Err.......yes!!!"

roffle


Quaver - 9-12-2008 at 22:56

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Excuse my sceptical tone but this was the 5th appointment .

5th!shocked_yellow


LSemmens - 10-12-2008 at 07:50

I would be sending them a bill for your time! As you have said, if you break the appointment, they'll charge you. If you were running a business and had to delay your own appointments to suit them, how much could it have cost you in lost revenue. They may be a little less inclined to waste your time in future. If they don't pay, take 'em to court! Set a precedent! It's time that the "little feller" stood up to the corporate giants who think that they can dictate what sort of service that they can supply.


the bear - 13-12-2008 at 09:36

The day has arrived, or has it? the sky is so overcast and leaden with rain it has hardly come light. It seems warmer outside if a little damp.

The sea gulls are flying inland ( usually a precursor to inclement weather ). The tide is on the flood, high water just after 11.00am: its quite a high tide as well just over 30ft at the Alfred dock. It will be wild round the groynes along the North Wales coast.

I have some food shopping to do later, ( not the best time to go being just two Saturdays from Christmas).


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 13-12-2008 at 11:04

It's raining here, too, I've heard, up to 3" in the last 24hr and this is Summer!


victor - 13-12-2008 at 12:26

Rained all morning so far but at least the temperature has risen 5.4C at the moment.
I haven't ventured outside yet but this afternoon we are going to my daughters for the annual ritual of baking mince pies and drinking mulled wine. cheers:


scholar - 13-12-2008 at 14:14

Baking mice pies?shocked_yellowshocked_yellowshocked_yellow:P:P:P:P


victor - 13-12-2008 at 14:49

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
Baking mice pies?shocked_yellowshocked_yellowshocked_yellow:P:P:P:P


Should have gone to Specsavers. ;)


the bear - 13-12-2008 at 16:26

Quote:
Originally posted by victor
Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
Baking mice pies?shocked_yellowshocked_yellowshocked_yellow:P:P:P:P


Should have gone to Specsavers. ;)


why? do they do mince pies. lol


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 15-12-2008 at 01:15

Since it's still morning down here! Good morning peoples! The sun is shining and no rain in sight and this is supposed to be summer! I'm now going to see what I can do outside today. See you tonight!


the bear - 15-12-2008 at 06:40

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Since it's still morning down here! Good morning peoples! The sun is shining and no rain in sight and this is supposed to be summer! I'm now going to see what I can do outside today. See you tonight!


Have a nice day Leigh


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 15-12-2008 at 12:58

I did! I spent a good part of it baling out the pit I'd dug when I changed the engine on my car. with the rain we'd had over the last week, it had become a well! I just hope that, now it's empty, it'll remain so, if not, I'll have to wait for the water table to drop a few inches before I can consider lining it!

I then took my car into town to have the air cond, serviced and the gas checked out, it won't idle on gas, ok on petrol though. Since the service people are one and the same, they installed the gas in the first place, they can fix it. So, tomorrow, I'm at home, all day! I walked back into town from the mechanic so that YS could drive me home, I was about a mile short of his workplace when he came and got me. (4 mile walk, I think!)


scholar - 15-12-2008 at 13:10

Today's harsh, cold, icy weather is leaving the streets in deadly shape for driving. The freezing rain has probably left the car doors frozen shut. I plan to stay in.:)


Nimuae - 15-12-2008 at 15:48

I have been stricken by the dreaded lergy ! Don't know what it is - but I don't like it. Temp 105, Lungs feel like suet puddings, heartrate is faster than it should be, and six little men with JCBs are in my head disconnecting my brain. I am off to bed, will wake up when I am better!


scholar - 15-12-2008 at 18:39

Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
I have been stricken by the dreaded lergy !
For the benefit of other Yanks:
" A fictitious, yet highly infectious disease; almost always used in the phrase "the dreaded lurgy", sometimes as a reference to flu-like symptoms" from allwords.com

"Fictitious, yet highly infectious"???shocked_yellowshocked_yellow:P:P:P

I hope you are feeling well soon, Nim. Have a tea_breaky on me.


the bear - 15-12-2008 at 23:37

Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
I have been stricken by the dreaded lergy ! Don't know what it is - but I don't like it. Temp 105, Lungs feel like suet puddings, heartrate is faster than it should be, and six little men with JCBs are in my head disconnecting my brain. I am off to bed, will wake up when I am better!



When I was young and wasnt feeling well or if I hurt myself I used to go to my dad who would gather me up in his big powerful arms, he'd then put "R" on whatever was hurting to make everything well again. things would be instantly better when he did that.

Nim, from all your friends on KF I'm sending you a great big
"RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" Get well soon.
waveysmiley

Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 15-12-2008 at 23:37

The lurgy may well be "fictitious" Scholar, but it's effects are very real! For that fact, so is a "Wog" (for the benefit of you Brits, and others: Wog = Lurgy). I've had both, and the symptoms are very real! As is the cure! Often the doctor will call it an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, for the rest of us that is "The Flu" and everyone else, "The Lurgy" or "A Wog".

We had a laugh at a friends expense many years back, he was new to OZ and also new to Church. (Pommie). One of the girls had been away for a week or so and he was floored when she'd informed him that she's been "In bed with a wog".


the bear - 16-12-2008 at 06:53

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
The lurgy may well be "fictitious" Scholar, but it's effects are very real! For that fact, so is a "Wog" (for the benefit of you Brits, and others: Wog = Lurgy). I've had both, and the symptoms are very real! As is the cure! Often the doctor will call it an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, for the rest of us that is "The Flu" and everyone else, "The Lurgy" or "A Wog".

We had a laugh at a friends expense many years back, he was new to OZ and also new to Church. (Pommie). One of the girls had been away for a week or so and he was floored when she'd informed him that she's been "In bed with a wog".


Wog being confused with Westernised Oriental Gentleman I take it?


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 16-12-2008 at 11:27

If that's what you poms call them, yes! To us Ozzies a Wog, apart from being a name for a disease was also the name for New Australians who tended to orginate nearer the Middle East, without actually coming from there, Greeks and Italians, mainly. The term has largely died out now and those ethnic groups have become part of mainstream Oz. Nino Culotta's, "Their a weird Mob" was a product of that era. We may give the ethnic minorities a hard time, but if they show some intestinal fortitude and give as good as they get, then we'll happily buy them a beer, work and fight next to them any day. If we have a disagreement, we'd still do it over a beer.


the bear - 16-12-2008 at 14:40

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
If that's what you poms call them, yes! To us Ozzies a Wog, apart from being a name for a disease was also the name for New Australians who tended to orginate nearer the Middle East, without actually coming from there, Greeks and Italians, mainly. The term has largely died out now and those ethnic groups have become part of mainstream Oz. Nino Culotta's, "Their a weird Mob" was a product of that era. We may give the ethnic minorities a hard time, but if they show some intestinal fortitude and give as good as they get, then we'll happily buy them a beer, work and fight next to them any day. If we have a disagreement, we'd still do it over a beer.


Leigh I meant no offence by the statement, I was just voicing an alternative. Like yourself I have absolutely no racial bias what so ever.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 16-12-2008 at 20:39

I knew that my friend, I was explaining some of our "kulcha" to others who may have thought otherwise.


the bear - 16-12-2008 at 23:40

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
I knew that my friend, I was explaining some of our "kulcha" to others who may have thought otherwise.



Is that like the kulcha nann bread that I get from our local curry shop ( lol ).


Regards the Bear


Dreamweaver - 17-12-2008 at 08:32

Today is a busy day, I have to get the dogs innoculated(the yearly one), Pepe has a lump on his shoulder which has appeared somewhat quickly, so that needs checking also.

After unpacking the dogs I have to pack the 4x4 with cleaning materials and neccessay kitchen stuff for tea, coffee etc, then I have to drive to the new house(about 60 miles) and pick up the keys (today is completion day).
We will be visiting the house daily to check on the pony etc, so I will be packing as much of the small items and boxes into the car every day, hopefully reducing the work on moving day.

Izzy wizzy lets get busy>< I wish I had Sooty's macic wand lol.


LSemmens - 17-12-2008 at 11:04

I hope Pepe is ok! So the Big day has finally arrived! Yahoo! Let the hard work begin! I promise I'll behave here, if Scholar does, but only if he does it first!

Just my idle curiosity, your 4WD is good British Stock, I hope, and not the recycled coke cans from the far east? (so far east, it's almost west again, IYKWIM)


Nimuae - 19-12-2008 at 09:01

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
This morning was very eerie, the dawn light was excluded by a thick covering of freezing fog, the shore was completely deserted. walking by the rivers edge nothing could be seen, not even the lights on the opposite bank.

The silence was broken only by the lapping water and the intermitant sound of various fog horns, mournful belows echoing across the water.

The shipping on the river was invisible, I new the boats were passing only by the deep dull throb of thier big engines, a sound both heard and felt as it vibrated through the water.

My dog barked and growled at something unseen, perhaps a shape, maybe a the scent of another animal.

By the time I returned the sun had burnt off the mist and a cool but sunny day arrived in all its glory.


Regards the Bear


Just reread this one, Bear, and have to say I really love your gift for description. This could be a good opening for a poem/story !


Nimuae - 19-12-2008 at 09:08

Hi - I'm back ... well, I'm upright with both eyes open! Turns out that I have Bronchitis - painful as well as uncomfortable and inconvenient. Still, better now than next week. Doc says it can take a week or two to clear completely, but the worst is over. The cats are ignoring me - they think I am barking at them !!


the bear - 20-12-2008 at 10:36

Good morning to one and all, today is a Red Letter day.

Today is our Wedding Aniversary. Mrs Bear and Myself plan a nice day together. and an intimate meal this evening.

Enjoy whatever you have planned for yourselves

Take care

Very best regards, the Bear. waveysmiley


LSemmens - 20-12-2008 at 11:11

Enjoy your time together Mc Bear! How many years?


Nimuae - 20-12-2008 at 11:35

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Good morning to one and all, today is a Red Letter day.

Today is our Wedding Aniversary. Mrs Bear and Myself plan a nice day together. and an intimate meal this evening.

Enjoy whatever you have planned for yourselves

Take care

Very best regards, the Bear. waveysmiley


Have a wonderful time - and Congratulations !


the bear - 22-12-2008 at 05:02

Although its still pitch black outside I think technically its still morning.

I;m having a real bad night, not being able to sleep. I have just been stood on the balcony at the back door watching the rain dance off the road. Standing quietly in the dark I watched a man stroll round the corner with his jacket in his hand over one shoulder. he must have been soaked to the skin, clearly he was worse for drink.

He stopped and leant on the road crossing barrier and promptly burst into song. Singing quite loud in a beautiful baritone voice he belted out a litany of Christmas Carols. his performance could of graced any Cathederal choir.

As spontaniously as he started he abruptly stopped and continued on his nocturnal meanderings.

Regards the Bear


the bear - 23-12-2008 at 06:13

Well its here again, early morning that is. I've just had the experience of a life time, I've been where no sane man should go.
I suppose I can say I've had a baptisum under fire, I think medals should be issued for such episodes of valour.

Yes I went shopping to Tesco's. Having a brain burp I thought I'll do the shopping while the shops empty and quiet. ( Oh yeh), along with half the population of Wirral, I should of known when I saw the carpark, another give away was the shortage of shopping trollies and baskets.

Inside every till was open and in use and every till had a queue backed off down an ajacent isle. Some people were wheeeling two trollies back to back.

People were falling over empty boxes as they raced fellow shoppers to grab the last pack of pre buttered sprouts with chestnuts that rested precariously on a sea of empty shelves.

I watched fascinated as a young woman in her pyjamas, two young children in tow wrestled a overfull trolly that seemed to have life of its own; as it repeatedly attempted to demolish a standing floor display of some tinned repast.

I stood quietly in my check out queue, trying to avoid eye contact with anybody incase I got embroilled in a pre riot discourse over the check-out operator that had just closed her till and disappeared for here tea break.

I paid for my packet of mince pies and two tins of dog food and hurriedly made for the exit, just praying that I didnt have the tin of dog food from hell, you know the one that sets the alarms off.

I made it into the carpark slipping unseen into the night.

Christmas spirit ( I dont think).

Regards the Bear


Nimuae - 23-12-2008 at 10:16

I have bought and frozen/stored exactly what food I need to see me and mine through to Monday, and have no intention of going anywhere near a shop of any kind until then !


LSemmens - 23-12-2008 at 12:45

My sympathies, McBear! What time was it? I generally found the best time for shopping was at around 2AM.


the bear - 23-12-2008 at 23:16

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
My sympathies, McBear! What time was it? I generally found the best time for shopping was at around 2AM.



I arrived home at about 05.15am, after being out about 2 hours.

If I'd been an alien looking down, I would of thought people were expecting the end of the world, as it is the supermarkets are going to be closed a scant 24 hours. How much food can a family eat in a couple of days???


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 24-12-2008 at 14:01

We used to have this in Darwin, shops open 24 hours every day except Christmas Day, can you imagine the mayhem on Christmas Eve!


delanti - 24-12-2008 at 15:43

I guess I am weird when it comes to Christmas shopping. I have everything bought and wrapped in anticipation of tomorrow. That is except for a gift card that I want to give my 10 year old grandson. He will be getting some presents from me but since I know he will want some things that will be unknown to me I want to include this gift card which I have put off purchasing until today.

So with great joy and a smile on my face I am off to join all the last minute shoppers in their rush to finish on this last shopping day. I actually find it puts me in the holiday spirit being with the throngs while I can wander and watch with amusement since i am not under stress to get my shopping finished.

Merry Christmas to all no matter where you are or how you celebrate this joyous holiday.


the bear - 24-12-2008 at 22:25

Havent been through the front door today. ( the weather bleak and grey, cold although no rain).

Lots of queues in the shops here but not a lot of Christmas spirit.

When I let the dog out a few minuets ago it was quite eerie, it is so quiet with a noticable absence of cars on the road.


Regards the Bear


delanti - 24-12-2008 at 23:57

Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
Hi - I'm back ... well, I'm upright with both eyes open! Turns out that I have Bronchitis - painful as well as uncomfortable and inconvenient. Still, better now than next week. Doc says it can take a week or two to clear completely, but the worst is over. The cats are ignoring me - they think I am barking at them !!


My sympathies for your condition. I have been there and had that cough that feels like the linings of your lungs is ripping off. The quickest cure is to have someone rub the Vicks Vaporub on for you, opposite sex works best.waveysmileylips_sealed


the bear - 25-12-2008 at 00:41

Quote:
Originally posted by delanti
Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
Hi - I'm back ... well, I'm upright with both eyes open! Turns out that I have Bronchitis - painful as well as uncomfortable and inconvenient. Still, better now than next week. Doc says it can take a week or two to clear completely, but the worst is over. The cats are ignoring me - they think I am barking at them !!


My sympathies for your condition. I have been there and had that cough that feels like the linings of your lungs is ripping off. The quickest cure is to have someone rub the Vicks Vaporub on for you, opposite sex works best.waveysmileylips_sealed


I'll have to try that, I didnt know Vicks Vaporub comes in different sexes!!!!


Regards the Bear


the bear - 27-12-2008 at 14:32

This morning is a little late ariving, it was a moonscape outside at 7am this morning everything had a covering of shimmering frost that glistened in the light of the Moon.

Well the turkey is now well and truely stuffed and Christmas is as far away as it ever is, mind you I have already seen adverts for next Christmas ( Hampers) ever think your on some sort of tread mill?


Regards, the Bear


the bear - 29-12-2008 at 05:15

Well again I suppose it is morning, its just that I dont know if I'm up late or or up very early, either way I havent had any sleep yet.

Just been out for a few minuets with the dog, Its so still and quiet, I even heard the electric train running through to Liverpool and thats several miles away.

It was quite cold the cars and roof tops have a lot of frost on them, the flat roof has a few iced over puddles, the wag tales wil have fun when they come to feed at dawn.

Whats everybody got planned for to day, who's back at work.


Regards the Bear


Nimuae - 29-12-2008 at 07:50

I have four birthday cards to make - one for Jan 1st is started, two for Jan 3rd, have planned the design, and one for Jan 6th - no ideas at all yet ! Will have a very large cup of tea, and set to work !! Have already made one for Jan 28th - posted it in Arts.


LSemmens - 29-12-2008 at 12:28

I've just spent the last two days finalising all of my Christmas mail out! The more I use it, the more I'm convinced that Open Orifice has got a long way to go before it can compete with M$ Orifice! What should have been a simple mail merge (just to print envelopes) took me most of the day! I gave up on the e-mail front and ended up c&p the thirty odd addresses to the address field.


the bear - 30-12-2008 at 03:19

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
I've just spent the last two days finalising all of my Christmas mail out! The more I use it, the more I'm convinced that Open Orifice has got a long way to go before it can compete with M$ Orifice! What should have been a simple mail merge (just to print envelopes) took me most of the day! I gave up on the e-mail front and ended up c&p the thirty odd addresses to the address field.



Thats the problem with having loads of distant friends when a national holiday occurs everybody gets in touch, (which is nice) but when you need to respond to them it leaves you with a herculian task, Friends of mine end up getting New Year cards at Easter. lol


Regards, the Bear


Nimuae - 30-12-2008 at 11:56

Early January birthday cards all made and posted. When I cam out of the Post Office, I could smell that the village shop had just taken delivery of lovely crusty bread, so I bought some to have with home made leek and celery soup for my lunch. Then I am going to write all afternoon !


LSemmens - 30-12-2008 at 13:01

You are so right, McBear. I've actually handed out more newsletters today as friends, and family, who all know the news ,want the production anyway! I can feel another marathon coming on!


the bear - 31-12-2008 at 13:24

This morning brought with it icy weather and freezing fog,
( gone now).

Thoughts of the New Year. Walking in the Cemetry earlier everything had a supernatural feel, all white and glistening frost, peoples freezing breathe as they walk by.

My friend Bill phoned as well, he'd been to the hospital for a check up. Good news he's had the all clear and dosnt have to go back again as his medication has stablized. He also sounded in good spirits. He was out on his own having travelled on the bus, a little thing but a milestone for him considering where he was before Christmas.

All in all a good new morning.


Regards the Bear


the bear - 22-1-2009 at 04:10

Just had a look outside, raining again, and still bitterly cold with just a litle breeze.


Regards the Bear


scholar - 22-1-2009 at 04:19

An early morning for you, indeed, O Bear!:o

How cold is your "bitterly cold"? (Is it "Highlander cold," as our dear Runrig described?) Quaver was interested, should there be opportunity, in doing the demonstration of tossing a cup of water into the air and seeing it freeze before it hits the ground.

Temperatures where I am were milder, today. Snow and ice are melting from the roads and parking lots.:)


victor - 22-1-2009 at 11:01

Good morning waveysmiley 9.6C here in the midlands but overcast and raining on and off, according to the forecast its supposed to brighten up we hope.


LSemmens - 22-1-2009 at 11:26

I spent the day laying concrete so I'm pleased that our temperature didn't go above 32C, it would have been downright uncomfortable.


LSemmens - 1-2-2009 at 22:34

A big budgie has just taken off with one of our large goldfish from the fish pond. It was a pretty budgie, but if I ever catch it, it'll become a nice roast!


scholar - 2-2-2009 at 00:08

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
A big budgie has just taken off with one of our large goldfish from the fish pond. It was a pretty budgie, but if I ever catch it, it'll become a nice roast!
If it had been in the sun on the days past with the highest temperature, it might have been a nice roast without your intervention.:)

If this becomes a regular problem, I think the fishkeepers suggested protective netting above the water.;)


the bear - 2-2-2009 at 02:06

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
A big budgie has just taken off with one of our large goldfish from the fish pond. It was a pretty budgie, but if I ever catch it, it'll become a nice roast!



Sorry to hear that you've lost a goldfish. Are the budgies a problem? I have heard that in some places in Ozz they are in plague proportions some what like the sparrow over here.
People with garden ponds in Britian have to look out for the Heron which has been known to completely empty a pond of fish.

You'll have to stand by with your bow and arrow.


Best of luck, the Bear


the bear - 2-2-2009 at 08:31

The weathermen got it right, it snowed here in the night, and is snowing heavens hard right now. The snow is falling so thick that you cant see the lighthouse even when your right down on the shore, the Liverpool side of the river is completely blanked out.

Just as I returned home with the dog a few moments ago the "maroons" went up calling the lifeboat out. The visability or lack of it will certainly hamper any search and rescue operation.

I've just dashed to the door to see the obscured shape of a large helicopter go over flying quite low. ( by its size it could of been a Westland Wessex) if it was it could be the Air Sea rescue from RAF Valley on Angelsey.
I hope its a matter of lifting an injured or sick man from the deck of a ship to hospital rather than trying to find someone in the water.

Best regards, the Bear


LSemmens - 2-2-2009 at 10:53

Absolutely, Bear, I hope all is well on the waters, there.

The budgie that I mentioned was probably part of the heron family, it was certainly a lot bigger than a spoggie (sparrow), Nearer to Ibis in size but with a long straight beak. My terminology for anything with a beak, and feathers, is "budgie", only the size varies.


the bear - 5-2-2009 at 04:39

Good morning, Its very early ( perhaps to early for the majority of British KFers).

I have briefly been outdide with the dog, its very dark out there, even the residual light seems to be being absorbed. Its also very very quiet and still. ( a little to early for even the birds ). perhaps this is the lull before the storm and the return of the snow.

It remains quite cold but I dont think its freezing.


Whats the weather like with everybody else, whos got the most snow?

Regards the Bear


the bear - 5-2-2009 at 08:55

And then the snow started to fall, as of about 08.20.

Not sticking on the roads but falling quite heavy.


What about you


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 5-2-2009 at 12:09

No snow here! nananana


the bear - 5-2-2009 at 14:37

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
No snow here! nananana



Leigh it looks as if we'll have plenty to spare, the weathermen tell us to expect in excess of 10" over the next 24 hours, ( it will be interesting to see if they get it right for a change).

You enjoy your sunshine while you can.


Best regards the Bear


delanti - 5-2-2009 at 15:50

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Absolutely, Bear, I hope all is well on the waters, there.

The budgie that I mentioned was probably part of the heron family, it was certainly a lot bigger than a spoggie (sparrow), Nearer to Ibis in size but with a long straight beak. My terminology for anything with a beak, and feathers, is "budgie", only the size varies.


Boy Leigh I am glad you clarified your terminology of Budgie. When I was a young boy my Aunt had what she called a pair of Budgies and they were small Canary sized birds. As I read your first post I am trying to picture in my mind the size of a Budgie that could take off with a Goldfish and thought man they sure grow them big down under.scared_stiff


the bear - 6-2-2009 at 01:37

Quote:
Originally posted by delanti
Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Absolutely, Bear, I hope all is well on the waters, there.

The budgie that I mentioned was probably part of the heron family, it was certainly a lot bigger than a spoggie (sparrow), Nearer to Ibis in size but with a long straight beak. My terminology for anything with a beak, and feathers, is "budgie", only the size varies.


Boy Leigh I am glad you clarified your terminology of Budgie. When I was a young boy my Aunt had what she called a pair of Budgies and they were small Canary sized birds. As I read your first post I am trying to picture in my mind the size of a Budgie that could take off with a Goldfish and thought man they sure grow them big down under.scared_stiff



Everythings bigger in OZ it comes with the size of the country.


Regards the Bear


scholar - 6-2-2009 at 02:46

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Everythings bigger in OZ it comes with the size of the country.

Regards the Bear
That sounds like an adaptation of what they say in Texas.

If it is not original with you, I have an idea where you may have heard it. :D:P:P:P


LSemmens - 6-2-2009 at 12:14

Texas is just a fullstop in the page of history, and not much bigger than that on the map of OZ.


the bear - 7-2-2009 at 20:53

I know this is a little late but this morning was something of a red letter day!

Earlier today I met up with Bill, although I speak with him often I havent seen him for quite a while, the doctors were still trying to balance his medication.

When I saw him today he looked the picture of health, not at all what you would expect of a man recovering from a stroke.

We took a short drive and parked up by the big lighthouse, we walked and chatted as we made our way on to the sea wall and along the coast to Westkirby. After a while we found somewhere to shelter and sit. Bill resourceful as ever produced a small flask of coffee so we had a drink as we watched the waves and the seagulls.

We were out about an hour and half then I dropped him back home for his lunch. I came away with a nice warm feeling, Bill is going to make a full recovery.

We are going to meet up and do it again early next week.


Regards the Bear


Mermaid - 8-2-2009 at 04:28

It great to know that he's making steady progress, well done Bill


M


scholar - 8-2-2009 at 04:38

:banana) :banana) :banana) :banana) :banana)
Hooray for Bill! Congratulations on his excellent recovery.:D


LSemmens - 8-2-2009 at 11:37

What a wonderful day, McBear! It's good to hear that Bill is getting better by the day. I'm a little envious of time you've spent with him today, it sounds relaxing.


the bear - 9-2-2009 at 14:50

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Texas is just a fullstop in the page of history, and not much bigger than that on the map of OZ.



Oz looks a great place for a holiday according to your tourist map.


Regards the Bear


scholar - 9-2-2009 at 17:25

Good morning, all!waveysmiley

I've been up for a while, but I have just finished making a list of things I might accomplish today.

I have plans to look for my wallet. I have a list of other missing items to spot as I look for the wallet.

I will finish my laundry, which I started yesterday.

I will make efforts toward getting employment income.

I will inquire into a lesser source of income, to see if it will work for me.

I will check when my bills are due, and probably mail a check for one of them. (I won't be able to pay some utilities unless I find the wallet. I do hope to find it, before anything is turned off.)

If I find the wallet today, it will be a great relief. If not. . . well, I know the Lord will take care of me in some way. He knows I am inclined toward worry, anyway--my emotions don't always line up with my knowledge--and I hope for relief.

In any case, I expect to have a productive day.:)


the bear - 10-2-2009 at 09:09

Its a bright sunny morning here, although the mountains across the estuary still have a vestage of snow on them.

Whats the weather like with you?


Regards the Bear


waffler - 10-2-2009 at 10:58

49 derees here at 4 am gonna get into the 70s today :)


LSemmens - 10-2-2009 at 12:31

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Texas is just a fullstop in the page of history, and not much bigger than that on the map of OZ.



Oz looks a great place for a holiday according to your tourist map.


Regards the Bear

So? When are you coming?


the bear - 12-2-2009 at 08:48

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Texas is just a fullstop in the page of history, and not much bigger than that on the map of OZ.



Oz looks a great place for a holiday according to your tourist map.


Regards the Bear

So? When are you coming?


Thanks for the invite, I think I'll wait until you've fed all the poisonous spiders to the giant budgies. waveysmiley


Take care, Regards the Bear


the bear - 12-2-2009 at 10:13

Quite a nice day on the banks of the Mersey, its been cold overnight though as the puddles have have a thin ice layer on them.

The lake on the promenade is empty except for the sea gulls, I think the swans have flown further south due to the unusual artic weather.

Could have a busy day today, the starter motor packed up on my car last night, I need to find a replacement and then get it fitted.

Whats everybody else got planned for the day?


Regards the Bear


Nimuae - 12-2-2009 at 10:42

I am designing/making a special Mothers Day card for the Mum of one of my friends - she is into Pansies - so that will be my main occupation for today. As it is cold, grey, and unwelcoming outside just now, I am happy to hibernate in my craft room and play with my glitter glue !

Will ask her if I may post a photo of it when it is finished.


LSemmens - 12-2-2009 at 13:35

Don't have to worry about either spiders of budgies, now, they all got cooked!


waffler - 12-2-2009 at 15:32

I'm going to a Funeral . :(


the bear - 12-2-2009 at 16:03

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Don't have to worry about either spiders of budgies, now, they all got cooked!



One thing about the Ozzies, they love thier barbies.

On a sensible note I believe Melbourne is still experiencing temps of 40 plus, not good.


Regards the Bear


the bear - 12-2-2009 at 16:06

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
I'm going to a Funeral . :(



Thats not good, stay in good spirits.


Very best regards the Bear


LSemmens - 13-2-2009 at 12:17

The fires are slowly coming under control! They've arrested on person so far.


the bear - 14-2-2009 at 10:58

Today the weather is overcast, sort of dull and grey and still quite cold.
But today will be a sunshiny day all day, sort of a Red letter day, 15 years ago today I met Mrs Bear, and the magic is still with us.

No plans for the day beyond a little walk with the dog and a nice meal at home tonight.

I gave Mrs B. a very special beautifully hand made card this morning with her tea, she was moved to tears, isnt love beautiful yet strange.

Best regards the Bear


Nimuae - 14-2-2009 at 11:25

Congratulations to you and Mrs Bear - have a happy day !!


the bear - 14-2-2009 at 13:18

Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
Congratulations to you and Mrs Bear - have a happy day !!



Thank you. ;)


Best regards, the Bear


delanti - 14-2-2009 at 19:43

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Absolutely, Bear, I hope all is well on the waters, there.

The budgie that I mentioned was probably part of the heron family, it was certainly a lot bigger than a spoggie (sparrow), Nearer to Ibis in size but with a long straight beak. My terminology for anything with a beak, and feathers, is "budgie", only the size varies.


Budgies?


scholar - 14-2-2009 at 19:45

All those brightly colored birds look like a big flower!:D:D:P


the bear - 14-2-2009 at 22:24

I think the general term is "Grass Parakeets"


Regards the Bear


waffler - 14-2-2009 at 22:43

very colourful whatever they are


victor - 14-2-2009 at 23:47

I think I would rather have them around the cities and towns than pigeons.


LSemmens - 15-2-2009 at 12:09

Budgie!

The guilty budgie however looked more like this!


waffler - 16-2-2009 at 01:15

Looks like a heron to me roffle


the bear - 17-2-2009 at 00:07

This morning was full of suprises, a friend who I thought was in London isnt, hes in Liverpool and calling to see me before he goes home.

Bill, my friend who had a stroke before christmas called to se me, he'd been able to get a lift with his son in law. It was great to see him, he looked really well. He stayed a few hours during which time we enjoyed chatting about everything and anything. He even brought me a book for my collection. its good to know that hes really on the mend.


Regards the Bear


marymary100 - 17-2-2009 at 00:18

Good news Bear.:)


Nimuae - 17-2-2009 at 01:05

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
This morning was full of suprises, a friend who I thought was in London isnt, hes in Liverpool and calling to see me before he goes home.

Bill, my friend who had a stroke before christmas called to se me, he'd been able to get a lift with his son in law. It was great to see him, he looked really well. He stayed a few hours during which time we enjoyed chatting about everything and anything. He even brought me a book for my collection. its good to know that hes really on the mend.




Regards the Bear





Sounds like an interesting time, Bear. What sort of books are you collecting? Any particular author ?


delanti - 17-2-2009 at 02:02

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Looks like a heron to me roffle


If Leigh gets his hands on him he will be a hereafter.waveysmiley


scholar - 17-2-2009 at 05:37

O Bear, I'm glad to hear you are having such great visits.

Online friends are great to have, but friends in person are a more complete experience. greengrin


LSemmens - 17-2-2009 at 10:02

Back in an hour! Dr Who calls!


waffler - 17-2-2009 at 10:34

Cool here today 32degrees and frosty have to kick start old girl early this morning roffle


LSemmens - 17-2-2009 at 11:01

I'm back!


the bear - 17-2-2009 at 20:24

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
I'm back!


Did Doctor Whatsit call??????:P


Regards the Bear


waffler - 18-2-2009 at 01:59

Is someone sick ??????????????? :cool:


LSemmens - 18-2-2009 at 11:27

I've seen it, but it's good to re-visit old episodes, can't wait for the new series.


the bear - 20-2-2009 at 12:06

To day is a loverly day, as I sit here the sunshine is streaming in through window, earlier it was a little chilly and the sea and shore were covered with a rolling mist but by the time I had finished my walk the sun had burnt the mist away.

Perhaps to do with the fact that I was a little later going or the up turn in the weather but a lot more people seemed to out and about walking thier dogs. ( things getting back to normal after the bitterly cold weather, all we need now is for the swans to come back).

Going to a market in a nearby town soon, and I want to make a start getting all the patio tubs and window boxes ready for planting.

What have you got to do today and over the weekend?


Regards the Bear


scholar - 20-2-2009 at 12:17

Good morning, O Bear!

I hope to find my wallet with my ATM card and the business cards of various people in it this weekend. In particular, it has a card which is good for $40 towards a digital converter box.:)


LSemmens - 20-2-2009 at 13:32

I spent the day mulching a branch that had fallen off a gum tree. I really need a better machine than the little electric "shredder"that is slooooow! All day for three barrow loads! Aaaaaaaaaaargh! Tomorrow I may finish it, once I've cut up a branch for a friend who has had a similar occurrence at his place. That is the problem with living in a drought, trees like to drop their branches when least expected!


waffler - 21-2-2009 at 01:11

Tomorrow Saturday I will be in the garden tilling again getting ready to do some more planting


scholar - 21-2-2009 at 01:19

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Tomorrow Saturday I will be in the garden tilling again getting ready to do some more planting
While in the areas of Chicago and Rockford, Illinois, they expect to be buried under up to eight inches of new snow!:o:o

No global warming, here!


waffler - 21-2-2009 at 02:12

Move south to sunny Alabama no snow down here . Last time it snowed here was 1993


LSemmens - 22-2-2009 at 12:17

Snow? What's That?


waffler - 23-2-2009 at 02:34

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Snow? What's That?


I think it's white stuff penguiny and these guys love it . roffle


LSemmens - 23-2-2009 at 11:18

:D


DeWitch - 23-2-2009 at 16:08

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Snow? What's That?

16 more inches of the crap here today


LSemmens - 24-2-2009 at 00:03

Wrong colour DeWitch! And smells different, too, or so I'm told!


waffler - 24-2-2009 at 01:00

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Wrong colour DeWitch! And smells different, too, or so I'm told!


hahaharoffleroffleroffle


DeWitch - 24-2-2009 at 01:45

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Wrong colour DeWitch! And smells different, too, or so I'm told!


the bear - 24-2-2009 at 02:17

When the snows on the ground my front garden looks as good as next doors :D


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 24-2-2009 at 12:17

Why don't you move there, and then your front garden will look just like next door's all year round. nananana


the bear - 26-2-2009 at 03:07

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Why don't you move there, and then your front garden will look just like next door's all year round. nananana



I would settle for moving to somewhere with a garden, alas its not possible at the moment.

If we moved again it will be to somewhere very rural and countrified. The highlands of Scotland has always appealled it would be like going home.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 26-2-2009 at 03:57

There's No Place Like Home . Mine is 5 thousand miles away . :(


waffler - 26-2-2009 at 03:58

But then again they say Home is Where the Heart Is . :)


scholar - 26-2-2009 at 05:49

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
But then again they say Home is Where the Heart Is . :)
Which is like saying, "Home is where the wife is."

Do you visit your original home from time to time?


waffler - 26-2-2009 at 10:01

Went home last year to visit first time in 4 years .:)


LSemmens - 26-2-2009 at 11:50

I tried going home once, but they'd changed the locks and someone strange answered the door. I can't think why that would be...:huh)rolls_eyes


the bear - 2-3-2009 at 05:08

Just let the dog out, its rather cold out there this morning, all the cars have a covering of ground frost glistening under the street lights. very very quiet, no birds no cars. I wonder what the day light will bring! it has been forcast for the return of the snow!!!!

I will wait and see.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 3-3-2009 at 00:23

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
I tried going home once, but they'd changed the locks and someone strange answered the door. I can't think why that would be...:huh)rolls_eyes


Thats an old one Leigh but a good one waveysmileywaveysmileywaveysmiley


the bear - 29-3-2009 at 06:03

Hi everyone, Well its that time of day again, (or is it ) am I really writing this an hour before time?

The morning light is creeping up the river, quite grey at the moment and despite forcasts of high winds the air is still: a sharp contrast to yesterday when we had high winds blowing in of the sea and high tide the waves were hitting the seawall and forcing plumes of water 30 / 40 feet in the air. The Coast Guard look-out post at the end of the promenade was completely engulfed at times. some waves even sprayed the viewing platform of the lighthouse at Perch Rock.

I noticed later in the day that the swans are back, I shall take them some food when I walk the dog in a little while.

This time of year brings lots of opportunity for catching that dramatic photograph.

Would anybody be interested in a Spring Photo gallery / competition?


Regards the Bear


the bear - 29-3-2009 at 06:15

Whats happening in your area this Sunday?


Regards the Bear


Snowy - 29-3-2009 at 08:52

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Whats happening in your area this Sunday?


Regards the Bear

Not much happens here until the start of the Highland Games which is usually in July/August. The area will start to get busy next week when the tourist season begins but most of them rush through our village on their way to the Orkneys. It will start to get busy with people doing the Lands End to John O'Groats trip which usually raises lots of money for charity.....Last year I saw a young man who had done the trip on a skateboard and 3 people who had danced all the way. It is a good way to raise money and for people to enjoy themselves. Most people do it on foot or bicycles and I cant help but wonder if they get blisters and a sore bum !
:)
Sorry, am I allowed to use that word ?confused2


waffler - 29-3-2009 at 09:27

Sunday morning 4am one day I can get a bit of a lye in and i'm wide awake with nothing to do , until 9 30 when it's time to go to church . The weather is a lot better than yesterday when it was thundering and lightening raining like a monsoon and tornado warnings , then after lunchtime it cleared up sun came out and temp shot up to mid 70s. Ah well that's what the weather is like down here in the south . :cool:


Quaver - 29-3-2009 at 11:48

Quote:
Originally posted by Snowy
Last year I saw a young man who had done the trip on a skateboard and 3 people who had danced all the way.

shocked_yellow


LSemmens - 29-3-2009 at 13:03

Quote:
Originally posted by Snowy

Sorry, am I allowed to use that word ?confused2

You got away with it, we do have a swear filter, but most of us are pretty well behaved here, so the occasional indiscretion can be overlooked.

It's not quite morning here, yet, give us another twenty minutes, then it will be the witching hour. Now, there's a term, that you don't often hear these days. I wonder why it was termed as such?


scholar - 29-3-2009 at 13:33

Snow is covering everything. The bare trees and pine trees, dressed in snow, look like a Christmas card. (I wish I could take a picture and post it.)

Lisa resides in a basement apartment that she gets at a discount, because the foundation leaks rain in with the result that the carpet becomes squishy when it is very damp outside. I joked with her Friday, that she could turn off the heat and have an ice skating rink in her living room.

After church, I hope I can get my son to go out with me to see if we can earn some money shoveling driveways.:)


Snowy - 29-3-2009 at 13:39

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Quote:
Originally posted by Snowy

Sorry, am I allowed to use that word ?confused2

You got away with it, we do have a swear filter, but most of us are pretty well behaved here, so the occasional indiscretion can be overlooked.


Sorry Leigh, I realise now I should have used backside, I dont use swear words, never have and never will. Sorry for the indescretion !
:(


waffler - 29-3-2009 at 13:46

Quote:

After church, I hope I can get my son to go out with me to see if we can earn some money shoveling driveways.:)


We need waterpumps down here to get rid of all the excess rainfall we had over the last few days :)


LSemmens - 29-3-2009 at 14:03

Don't sweat it snowy, I've been known to use stronger language than that from time to time, not that it is the norm!

You seem to be very comfortable here, judging by Scholar's last post

Quote:
Snow is covering everything




Sorry, my pathetic attempt at humour.


waffler - 7-4-2009 at 09:53

Was a beautiful weekend now we getting cold spell is in low 30s now and not getting out of 50s all day . Typical Easter weather for these parts . :(


the bear - 27-4-2009 at 08:00

What a change in the weather, my plans for today have just been crunched. The rain is bouncing off the road at the moment I had planned to paint a couple of walls outside with masonry paint before the climbing plants have a growth spurt.

Looks like I'm painting the bedroom later. Oh and inbetween I'm going to write some more of my story.

Whats your day got instore for you.

Regards the Bear


Snowy - 27-4-2009 at 08:34

I have always used Mondays as a house cleaning day, strip my bed, washing, and generally clean the house, hoovering, dusting etc, etc. I think I chose Mondays because I know then that the rest of my week can be used for whatever I want to do. So, Mondays is chores day.
I have to go for acupuncture tomorrow for my trapped nerve, I really hope it helps get rid of the pain.
On Wednesday I may get the bus to Wick and visit Tesco..(I hope its not foggy !!!):P
In between all that I will be walking my favourite walks (I cant sit still for long) and of course I will be doing my one hour in the shop. I havn't thought about Thursday or Friday yet, it will depend on the weather. I will of course be spending a lot of time on my laptop each day, its still like a new toy to me ?...So much to learn!
waveysmiley


the bear - 27-4-2009 at 08:41

What sort of shop do you work in, do you sell lotsof goodies?


Regards, the Bear


Snowy - 27-4-2009 at 08:47

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
What sort of shop do you work in, do you sell lotsof goodies?


Regards, the Bear

I'm sorry Bear, I thought you knew I work 1hour a day in our village shop to give the owner a break, I have mentioned it before in other topics.
It is just a general store that sells just about everything you need, the prices are a bit high but it is handy for locals and a bit of passing trade. I enjoy it because I get to meet different people, if I didnt do it I could go days without seeing anyone.
Do you do any work?
:)


the bear - 27-4-2009 at 13:34

Sorry Snowy, I new you worked but not where. It must be nice working in a village shop, you get to meet all your friends, I believe that the social life of a village often revolves round its shop / post office.

I take it you enjoy it, have you been there long?

I dont work now, I havent done for nearly ten years. ( I was badly assaulted at work, nearly lost an eye), I couldnt work now anyway as I look after Shirley ( my wife) who has a serious medical condition.

Regards the Bear


Snowy - 28-4-2009 at 09:12

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Sorry Snowy, I new you worked but not where. It must be nice working in a village shop, you get to meet all your friends, I believe that the social life of a village often revolves round its shop / post office.

I take it you enjoy it, have you been there long?

I dont work now, I havent done for nearly ten years. ( I was badly assaulted at work, nearly lost an eye), I couldnt work now anyway as I look after Shirley ( my wife) who has a serious medical condition.

Regards the Bear

I am so sorry to hear about your problems Bear, I hope things get better for you !!

Good morning everyone from a dull but dry and warm Caithness...and no winds which is a blessing.
I am just off to get my second lot of acupuncture, wish me luck.
waveysmileywaveysmiley


waffler - 28-4-2009 at 09:39

Morning all from a Warm Alabama 60 degrees and rising into the 80ssmokin:


the bear - 28-4-2009 at 20:08

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Morning all from a Warm Alabama 60 degrees and rising into the 80ssmokin:



Missed posting here this morning, it was raining anyway. had a sort of lazy day, cat napped, watched TV. wrote some letters replied to a few overdue emails.

Will have to try harder tomorrow. waveysmiley


Regards the Bear


the bear - 29-4-2009 at 01:51

Is 3am classed as morning??? waveysmiley



Regards the Bear


delanti - 29-4-2009 at 02:00

When I drove truck over the road, 11 PM was always my breakfast time. The eggs and bacon always seemed to taste better then.confused2


scholar - 29-4-2009 at 02:31

Bob, I think that may be an Americanism "I drove truck."

I'd guess the Brits drive a lorrie.:)


the bear - 29-4-2009 at 02:32

Quote:
Originally posted by delanti
When I drove truck over the road, 11 PM was always my breakfast time. The eggs and bacon always seemed to taste better then.confused2


I tend to class the new day as starting with or just before the dawn, I have a cuppa coffee then, usually do breakfast a couple of hours later.

Regards the Bear


scholar - 29-4-2009 at 02:54

Mmmmmm. . . bacon.

I haven't really caught up on eating bacon, since I gave it up during Lent.

Since I hadn't been eating bacon, I ran out of bacon grease to grease the skillet for my eggs, so I haven't even had that little bit of bacon flavor with my eggs.


the bear - 29-4-2009 at 03:14

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
Mmmmmm. . . bacon.

I haven't really caught up on eating bacon, since I gave it up during Lent.

Since I hadn't been eating bacon, I ran out of bacon grease to grease the skillet for my eggs, so I haven't even had that little bit of bacon flavor with my eggs.


One of the things my son misses is real english bacon, he says he just cant get it in Austin and the local stuff doesnt taste anywhere near as good. I wonder if Waffler holds the same opinion.


Regards the Bear

Regards the Bear


scholar - 29-4-2009 at 03:17

Why would Texas bacon taste different than English bacon?

Do the British swine take tea breaks which efffect their flavor?:P:P


the bear - 29-4-2009 at 03:21

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
Why would Texas bacon taste different than English bacon?

Do the British swine take tea breaks which efffect their flavor?:P:P


I dont know but I do know that best flich comes from beasts that arnt swill fed.

Regards the Bear


Snowy - 29-4-2009 at 07:40

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Is 3am classed as morning??? waveysmiley



Regards the Bear

shocked_yellowshocked_yellowshocked_yellow
I will have to start calling you "Night Owl" rather than the Bear !!....I dont know how you manage it.


LSemmens - 29-4-2009 at 13:57

Easy, Snowy, I generally crawl into bed at around 2. A late night might see sun up, but not for a few years. An early night would see me in bed by around 12:30AM.


Snowy - 30-4-2009 at 08:20

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Easy, Snowy, I generally crawl into bed at around 2. A late night might see sun up, but not for a few years. An early night would see me in bed by around 12:30AM.

I am always in bed for 10.00pm and always up before 8.00am !
Good morning from a wet and cool Caithness, not a good day for going out and getting some photo's for the competition on Spring !
I have also messed up the Questions thread again so not a good start to the day....It can only get better, I hope !
confused2


the bear - 30-4-2009 at 09:17

Dont worry Snowy, the sun will come out again, and as regards the forum, it tends to sort its self out ( like it has ). Worse things happen at sea, as they say. I'm still writting last months story, ( it will be finished soon onest ).


Best regards the Bear


scholar - 30-4-2009 at 09:39

Good morning!waveysmiley

Where I live, the clock is 6 hours earlier than London.

I'm trying to get ready, to get accustomed to rising earlier, in hopes of getting some general labor work. (No one seems to be advertizing in the paper for a scholar who has studied Greek, Hebrew, and Biblical doctrine and history.)


LSemmens - 30-4-2009 at 14:00

Maybe you should move to Israel or Greece. Seriously what about the local fast food store, the pay's not generally much, but it is better than nothing!


the bear - 30-4-2009 at 14:46

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Maybe you should move to Israel or Greece. Seriously what about the local fast food store, the pay's not generally much, but it is better than nothing!



Better than someone taking a percentage before you open the envelope.

Regards the Bear


scholar - 30-4-2009 at 16:23

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Maybe you should move to Israel or Greece. Seriously what about the local fast food store, the pay's not generally much, but it is better than nothing!

Better than someone taking a percentage before you open the envelope.

Regards the Bear

Actually, no, it isn't.

The labor agency must pay their laborers minimum wage, at least, and may pay a little more. So, they charge their client enterprises that much, plus enough to cover their expenses and a profit for themselves.

Stores pay minimum wage, or a little more--the same as the labor agency pays. But, store jobs can be much harder to get.

On the one hand, I am over-qualified--"We don't want to hire a man with several degrees. You ought to have a job making a lot more than we pay. When such a position offers to hire you, you'll leave us in a heartbeat."

On the other hand, for jobs like unloading trucks and stocking shelves, anyone would expect that a younger person would have more energy, speed, and endurance.

Sadly, I did not even get in to the agency today. I did not have a lunch packed yet, I was already well past the 3:30 get-there-first recommendation, and I was so tired. . . I was dressed, but lay down and dozed off. I failed.:(


marymary100 - 30-4-2009 at 16:54

The point is that you need something, anything, that earns you money. To be honest when I was unemployed looking for work was a full time job. Being up on time is essential. Being personable and dressed appropriately for the job is very important.

My daughter, at 18, earns enough to pay her rent, petrol etc and I only need to help her out with food which I would still be paying for if she'd decided to live at home. She got her job by going on interviews, submitting CVs etc until she got the job she currently has. Far from being worried that she will leave when something better comes along, her place of employment is keen to keep her and has offered her a promotion and asked if she wants to go to London to shadow the legal department for work experience in the summer - at their expense.

Perhaps if you made it clear that you have no intention of moving on when something better comes along you'll have a better chance of getting store work. waveysmiley


delanti - 30-4-2009 at 17:37

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar

On the one hand, I am over-qualified--"We don't want to hire a man with several degrees. You ought to have a job making a lot more than we pay. When such a position offers to hire you, you'll leave us in a heartbeat."


Why not just put High School graduate when applying for a lesser job? Don't over whelm them with your degrees if it will not get you work.confused2


delanti - 30-4-2009 at 17:38

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
Bob, I think that may be an Americanism "I drove truck."

I'd guess the Brits drive a lorrie.:)


I could not find a lorrienananana


the bear - 30-4-2009 at 19:44

Quote:
Originally posted by delanti
Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
Bob, I think that may be an Americanism "I drove truck."

I'd guess the Brits drive a lorrie.:)


I could not find a lorrienananana



If you google try "lorry"


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 1-5-2009 at 14:23

Quote:
I could not find a lorrie

Scholar, perhaps you should go back to school, you need a degree in spelling!nananana

Seriously, delanti's suggestion is not without merit. If you present a over qualified, you will never get work, even if you are overqualified. I wouldn't be too fussy about what you get to pay the bills, even a street sweeper uses the same money as the president, just not in the same quantities. Actually, that gives me an idea for a thread title. Look for a new one soon!


the bear - 2-5-2009 at 04:40

Its 5.30 on the banks of the Mersey, the maroons have just gone up so I take it the lifeboat crew will be rushing to the boat station.

The police helicopter has just gone over as well, it sounds as if someone is in trouble. I hope all ends up well. I will be taking the dog for a walk soon I might go down to the front and see whats happened. If I take the camera I may be able to get a few shots of the rescue craft coming back on the caterpillar crawlwer.
Best regards the Bear


the bear - 2-5-2009 at 06:56

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Its 5.30 on the banks of the Mersey, the maroons have just gone up so I take it the lifeboat crew will be rushing to the boat station.

The police helicopter has just gone over as well, it sounds as if someone is in trouble. I hope all ends up well. I will be taking the dog for a walk soon I might go down to the front and see whats happened. If I take the camera I may be able to get a few shots of the rescue craft coming back on the caterpillar crawlwer.
Best regards the Bear


Back from my walk,but no sign of the Lifeboat returning, I may drive down in a while and wait with the camera. its a loverly morning, warm and sunny, a good start to the bank holiday.
Anybody got any plans for the weekend.

Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 2-5-2009 at 13:35

It's half over down here!

I started filling in a hole that I dug looking for my sewerage pipes. Never did find them even though the hole was about 4 feet deep and about 10 feet long, dug at right angles to a line between my bathroom and toilet and the septic tank. Go figure, the septic tank is only about 2 feet below the surface. I'll dig another one closer to the tank when I've built the thunderbox that we've decided would be useful on days when we have lots of people over for a Barby.

Apert from that, I delivered a load of firewood to a friend who was in need of some and loaded the rest into my woodshed. I've still got some to cut, but my Kill1 is now very blunt and I can't find the file, which of you has stolen it? C'mon, own up! Or retribution will be severe! :smash)


the bear - 2-5-2009 at 21:59

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Its 5.30 on the banks of the Mersey, the maroons have just gone up so I take it the lifeboat crew will be rushing to the boat station.

The police helicopter has just gone over as well, it sounds as if someone is in trouble. I hope all ends up well. I will be taking the dog for a walk soon I might go down to the front and see whats happened. If I take the camera I may be able to get a few shots of the rescue craft coming back on the caterpillar crawlwer.
Best regards the Bear


Back from my walk,but no sign of the Lifeboat returning, I may drive down in a while and wait with the camera. its a loverly morning, warm and sunny, a good start to the bank holiday.
Anybody got any plans for the weekend.

Regards the Bear



An up-date. the Life boat is back in and everything locked up. I'd know what it was called out to deal with and I havnt heard anything on the local news.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 3-5-2009 at 01:53

how does the dog walk with 4 legs cocked up:)


the bear - 3-5-2009 at 02:29

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
how does the dog walk with 4 legs cocked up:)


It dosnt you take it for a drag. :P


Regards the Bear


waffler - 3-5-2009 at 02:35

Talking of drags , one of my first jobs over her was at a drug store and the manager was a young girl called Jenny , just after I started there I said to her i'm going outside to have a fag and she burst into laughter , as a fag over here is a queer , so I had to explain to her what I meant . So after that she used to say to me lets go have a fag .:)


the bear - 3-5-2009 at 02:58

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Talking of drags , one of my first jobs over her was at a drug store and the manager was a young girl called Jenny , just after I started there I said to her i'm going outside to have a fag and she burst into laughter , as a fag over here is a queer , so I had to explain to her what I meant . So after that she used to say to me lets go have a fag .:)


Could of been embarassing ;) I believe they have a brand of paint in Oz called Durex waveysmiley

Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 3-5-2009 at 11:43

It's called DULUX! And a fag is still a fag, smelly bl***y things! Quit now!


the bear - 3-5-2009 at 12:19

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
It's called DULUX! And a fag is still a fag, smelly bl***y things! Quit now!



Your a non smoker then Leigh?


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 3-5-2009 at 12:54

How did you guess?


waffler - 3-5-2009 at 12:59

I quit for 14 years then started again :(


the bear - 5-5-2009 at 08:15

Well back to work for most his morning, whats your day got in store for you. The weather on the banks of the Mersey is cold damp and breezy.


egards the Bear


Snowy - 5-5-2009 at 09:04

I have managed to do one walk already today. I have acupuncture later on and my hour in the shop followed by another walk and thats about my day.
It is very cold today again, quite dull and spitting with rain, not a nice day really.
waveysmiley


the bear - 5-5-2009 at 09:29

Quote:
Originally posted by Snowy
I have managed to do one walk already today. I have acupuncture later on and my hour in the shop followed by another walk and thats about my day.
It is very cold today again, quite dull and spitting with rain, not a nice day really.
waveysmiley



You wrap up warm Snowy, take the camera with you when you go for you walk and dont let people nedle you ;)


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


LSemmens - 5-5-2009 at 11:44

It's night time here, but not late enough to be morning, so good morning to those who are in the morning still, the rest of you can just ignore this!waveysmiley


the bear - 5-5-2009 at 16:30

Leigh you can always post about your morning in retrospect, or preempt the one to come, we'd love to hear how your days go.


Very best regards the Bear


victor - 5-5-2009 at 20:39

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
I quit for 14 years then started again :(


If you had today's Daily Mail it might have persuaded you to give up for another 14 years. waggyfinger


the bear - 5-5-2009 at 23:34

Quote:
Originally posted by victor
Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
I quit for 14 years then started again :(


If you had today's Daily Mail it might have persuaded you to give up for another 14 years. waggyfinger


That article makes for interesting reading. I have never smoked ( both parents smoked heavily ).

Mrs Bear gave up 8 weeks ago and seems very resolute and is doing well.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 6-5-2009 at 00:16

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by victor
Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
I quit for 14 years then started again :(


If you had today's Daily Mail it might have persuaded you to give up for another 14 years. waggyfinger


That article makes for interesting reading. I have never smoked ( both parents smoked heavily ).

Mrs Bear gave up 8 weeks ago and seems very resolute and is doing well.


Regards the Bear


Wish I could but I am trying smokin:


waffler - 6-5-2009 at 00:19

No chance for me
I smoke drink and love coffee smokin:


LSemmens - 6-5-2009 at 01:53

How do you keep your drink from making the paper soggy, and how do you keep the lit?
Scary though!


the bear - 6-5-2009 at 03:43

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
How do you keep your drink from making the paper soggy, and how do you keep the lit?
Scary though!



Its all a matter of balance I think. :D

Thanks for the help getting a photo onto the forum, this was by way of a test. Steam train at Llangollen

Thanks DeWitch :)


Regards the Bear


the bear - 6-5-2009 at 07:05

It was murky misty down on the river this morning, what happened to the sunny weather



Regards the Bear


Snowy - 6-5-2009 at 08:04

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
It was murky misty down on the river this morning, what happened to the sunny weather



Regards the Bear

Well done Bear on getting your photo posted, I told you it was easy if someone talked you through it. If you are like me it maybe best to write the instructions down so you dont forget.
Its a lovely morning up here so far, sun is shining and quite warm, but this is Caithness and all that could change at the drop of a hat. I hope it doesn;t though.

waveysmiley


waffler - 6-5-2009 at 08:51

it's dark here and 70 degrees hpoe it's gonna better than yesterday it rained on and off all day :(


the bear - 6-5-2009 at 09:29

Quote:
Originally posted by Snowy
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
It was murky misty down on the river this morning, what happened to the sunny weather



Regards the Bear

Well done Bear on getting your photo posted, I told you it was easy if someone talked you through it. If you are like me it maybe best to write the instructions down so you dont forget.
Its a lovely morning up here so far, sun is shining and quite warm, but this is Caithness and all that could change at the drop of a hat. I hope it doesn;t though.

waveysmiley


Managed to get it to work once but have tried over and over again without sucess. Must be doing something wrong.

I need help.


Regards the Bear


Snowy - 6-5-2009 at 09:54

My problem was that I was not resizing them small enough,I thought if I reduced them to 800x600 all would be fine until Leigh explained that they had to be under 200KB. So what I do now is resize to 800x600 and then check the KB by clicking on properties, if it shows it higher than 200KB I then resize down to the next size.
Dont worry Bear, I still struggle but it is nice when you finally get to do one successfully.
Keep trying !
waveysmiley


LSemmens - 6-5-2009 at 13:11

You are doing well, Snowy, see, you are helping people with your new found knowledge already! Well done!


waffler - 7-5-2009 at 00:50

Quote:
Originally posted by Snowy
My problem was that I was not resizing them small enough,I thought if I reduced them to 800x600 all would be fine until Leigh explained that they had to be under 200KB. So what I do now is resize to 800x600 and then check the KB by clicking on properties, if it shows it higher than 200KB I then resize down to the next size.
Dont worry Bear, I still struggle but it is nice when you finally get to do one successfully.
Keep trying !
waveysmiley


What prog do u use to resize
jpeg4 email is an excellent tool for resizing and it's a free prog :)


the bear - 7-5-2009 at 02:11

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
I quit for 14 years then started again :(


I know its early days yet, but Mrs Bear has now gone 8 weeks and 3 days without a cigarette.
Onward and upward.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 7-5-2009 at 02:14

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
I quit for 14 years then started again :(


I know its early days yet, but Mrs Bear has now gone 8 weeks and 3 days without a cigarette.
Onward and upward.


Regards the Bear


She is doing GREAT .I found on the few times I quit the first 3 days were the worst after that it was easy . Wish I could quit and wake up on the fourth day :)smokin:


the bear - 7-5-2009 at 02:23

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
I quit for 14 years then started again :(


I know its early days yet, but Mrs Bear has now gone 8 weeks and 3 days without a cigarette.
Onward and upward.


Regards the Bear



I'll tell her you said so, I must admit it doesnt seem to be bothering her to much, the odd pang from time to time. She is quite determined to suceed.

My fathe smoked very heavily and gave up after an illness I can remember him saying 25 years later that at odd times he still fancied a smoke.


Regards the Bear

She is doing GREAT .I found on the few times I quit the first 3 days were the worst after that it was easy . Wish I could quit and wake up on the fourth day :)smokin:


waffler - 7-5-2009 at 02:27

is she using anything to help ie- patches , gum . I used willpower . have tried numerous different things this time but they don't help :(


the bear - 7-5-2009 at 02:35

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
is she using anything to help ie- patches , gum . I used willpower . have tried numerous different things this time but they don't help :(



Yes she started on a Roy Castle quit course and has patches to use, although she is now managing several days at a time when she doesnt wear one.
There is a big Health Service drive to get people to quit, all the patches etc are free if you register on the scheme. I think they give you support for the first 3 months.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 7-5-2009 at 02:39

tell her to look here
http://mytimetoquit.com/sites/mttq/pages/index.aspx


waffler - 7-5-2009 at 02:42

Scholar & wolfie are quiet :cool:


the bear - 7-5-2009 at 03:34

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
tell her to look here
http://mytimetoquit.com/sites/mttq/pages/index.aspx


Thanks Waffler but in the Start pack a CD was included with all the info on it ( powerful stuff). The scheme also provides for fortnightly maintainance appointments. What ever it is it seems to be working for Mrs B.

Regards the Bear


waffler - 7-5-2009 at 04:28

Thats Good brshteeth well it's that time of day gotta go bed will be up again in 4.5 hours :(


the bear - 7-5-2009 at 04:44

Good nite my friend.bed_time


Regards the Bear


the bear - 7-5-2009 at 05:20

The Birds are singing loud and shrill outside. as it came light I stood on the balcony in the very chilly morning air, The dog was looking at me waiting for her walk. She will have to wait this morning as I have to get things ready for later.

The weather dosnt look to pomising for the rest of the day either but the dog and me will take it as it comes.


Whats everybody else up to today?


Regards the Bear


Mermaid - 7-5-2009 at 05:44

I'm looking forward to going out later, plan to be out by 08.30, the weather doesn't look good at the moment but it may get better.

Whats your day got in store for you>



M


Snowy - 7-5-2009 at 08:03

Its a lovely sunny morning here but a very strong wind which is making the sea very rough with large waves.
I am doing some ironing later on, not very exciting !
:)


the bear - 7-5-2009 at 08:28

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
The Birds are singing loud and shrill outside. as it came light I stood on the balcony in the very chilly morning air, The dog was looking at me waiting for her walk. She will have to wait this morning as I have to get things ready for later.

The weather dosnt look to pomising for the rest of the day either but the dog and me will take it as it comes.


Whats everybody else up to today?


Regards the Bear



Well I've been very busy since last posting I've done a job that I have been meaning to do for ages, I have collected all the things to gether ear marked for the tip. they are now in the back of the car and will get dumped later. Job done.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 7-5-2009 at 09:36


scholar - 7-5-2009 at 10:18

Good morning, everyone!

Waffler seems to be telling us that he expects to have SMALL WEATHER today! rollarf rollarf rollarf

I'm going to catch up on stuff at the house here today (laundry, dishes, etc.). I also have a friend in the hospital, in brother Vern's town, so I will be going in to visit her. Her son called and told me she has gotten weak from not eating--no appetite. She is elderly, with liver disease.


LSemmens - 7-5-2009 at 13:37

I got up early today expecting my son to arrive with his car for me to fix. Instead I spent a couple of hours waiting. While I waited I played with various video editing apps in Linux. I've yet to find one that does what I want. Anyone know a good alternative to Premier Elements?

Son finally arrived at about 1100 so it was down the back with the car over the pit.

I must line it. There was about 8" of mud in the bottom, after an hour of slopping around and nearly losing my boots, we pushed the car forward and shovelled it out. An hour later it was time to move the car back but there were cracks appearing in the soil on one side of the pit, in fact they were moving slightly when we jumped on them. No way was I going down there like that, I could imagine the sides caving in on me with a car on top! A bit of work with boards to spread the load and back down the hole! The first thing I try to make the floor less soggy resulted in me nearly knocking myself stupid on the tow bar! I removed the half pallet that I was jumping on and found three long planks for the floor instead.

Pushed the car back into position and commence attempting to remove the gearbox. 3 hours later I finally managed to remove

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wait for it

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one bolt! Who would ever willingly be a mechanic! Modern Cars (imagine the air turning a very deep blue!) I used to pull a gearbox out in about an hour in my youth! All I was doing, at this stage was undoing the starter motor, normally a 5 minute job, except the idiots who modify the design of modern engines for better...... never think about the poor bloke that has to fix it! The bloke who wrote the shop manual for the car certainly was no mechanic, he devotes five lines to removing the starter motor, 3 of them are to do with jacking the car. One says remove the bolts - it makes no mention of how you remove them! The top bolt is such that access can only be acheived easily by dismanting half the motor or, as is more reasonable, by a midget with arms that have about ten wrists and are about six feet long. And that is just to put a socket on the nut! It took me an hour just to achieve that feat! I then had to work out how to arrange the extension bars and universal joint into a position to attach the breaker bar. This is all in a space about the size of a small coffee tin that has had nails driven through it! Once the bolt was looser, I tried the ratchet handle which would only move about a millionth of a turn before hitting something! Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgh! Once I finally got that bolt out, the rest seemed like a breeze. There are now only two bolts left to remove which I shall do in the morning! Then comes the fun part! Manual gearboxes, I can lift, this is an Automatic and weighs about three times as much!

/Rant ends!

Good morning, you lot!


DeWitch - 7-5-2009 at 14:46

waveysmiley


LSemmens - 7-5-2009 at 14:54

Thank you young lady, I needed that.


DeWitch - 7-5-2009 at 15:04

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Thank you young lady, I needed that.

You are welcome - I liked your AussieBum so much that I "tubed" him and used him for an image to make a stationery for my OE stationery groups.
It was a big hit, especially with the ladies;)
Found a great tune for it too.

OOPS
won't play from there but you can save it and play it


waffler - 7-5-2009 at 22:42

Quote:
Originally posted by DeWitch
Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Thank you young lady, I needed that.

You are welcome - I liked your AussieBum so much that I "tubed" him and used him for an image to make a stationery for my OE stationery groups.
It was a big hit, especially with the ladies;)
Found a great tune for it too.

OOPS
won't play from there but you can save it and play it


Plays ok on mine :)


DeWitch - 8-5-2009 at 02:57

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Quote:
Originally posted by DeWitch
Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Thank you young lady, I needed that.

You are welcome - I liked your AussieBum so much that I "tubed" him and used him for an image to make a stationery for my OE stationery groups.
It was a big hit, especially with the ladies;)
Found a great tune for it too.

OOPS
won't play from there but you can save it and play it


Plays ok on mine :)

Oh good!
must be HISSta blocking it from playing here


LSemmens - 8-5-2009 at 14:33

Plays ok down here too. The image is not my original, one of the other members (can't remember who at the mo and am too lazy to look) found it for me and I promised to use it until I found another one.


LSemmens - 8-5-2009 at 14:38

I also managed to finish the gearbox job today! About 20 minutes before our dinner guest arrived. Fortunately she is a close friend and did not mind waiting until I cleaned up. I was rather chuffed as I took my boots off and went to go inside, I thought out loud that I should get some firewood before I got cleaned up. So, I closed the door and turned around to get my work shoes on nearly tripping over my 2yo grandson who was holding a piece of firewood up for me. I am so blessed to have such wonderful children in my life.


waffler - 9-5-2009 at 02:18

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Plays ok on mine :)

Oh good!
must be HISSta blocking it from playing here

Would only play music on WMP but worked great on VLC player .:) I was running XP at the time :)


DeWitch - 9-5-2009 at 02:52

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Plays ok down here too. The image is not my original, one of the other members (can't remember who at the mo and am too lazy to look) found it for me and I promised to use it until I found another one.

ummm
it was me:)


waffler - 9-5-2009 at 03:00

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Originally posted by DeWitch
Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Plays ok down here too. The image is not my original, one of the other members (can't remember who at the mo and am too lazy to look) found it for me and I promised to use it until I found another one.

ummm
it was me:)


Happens to us all , specially me when I try to add attachments or photo's . Some days it's good and other days I pull my hairout , at least I would if I had any . :D


the bear - 9-5-2009 at 03:47

Well the day is dawning, its the weekend. Whats everybody got planned over the next few days.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 9-5-2009 at 04:13

Gotta cut the grass and work in the garden , go to Walmart in Troy and if I get time I will get the grill going in the yard .smokin:


the bear - 9-5-2009 at 04:18

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Gotta cut the grass and work in the garden , go to Walmart in Troy and if I get time I will get the grill going in the yard .smokin:


The grill sounds good, cold beers included of course.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 9-5-2009 at 04:23

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Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Gotta cut the grass and work in the garden , go to Walmart in Troy and if I get time I will get the grill going in the yard .smokin:


The grill sounds good, cold beers included of course.


Regards the Bear


Of course maybe even a bottle of White Wine or a drop of Scotch . Will probably go for the Scotch . s_cots


the bear - 9-5-2009 at 04:29

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Originally posted by waffler
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Gotta cut the grass and work in the garden , go to Walmart in Troy and if I get time I will get the grill going in the yard .smokin:


The grill sounds good, cold beers included of course.


Regards the Bear


Of course maybe even a bottle of White Wine or a drop of Scotch . Will probably go for the Scotch . s_cots


Gets better all the time.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 9-5-2009 at 04:32

Sure does come and join us we got a spare bedroom .waveysmiley


the bear - 9-5-2009 at 07:14

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Sure does come and join us we got a spare bedroom .waveysmiley



I wish!!, When I visit my son in Texas?? it would be nice to think we could we could arrange to meet.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 9-5-2009 at 12:39

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I wish!!, When I visit my son in Texas?? it would be nice to think we could we could arrange to meet.


Regards the Bear


Thats a good idea


scholar - 9-5-2009 at 12:47

Hey, what's going on here?!! Have you guys formed a "Good Morning Club"?:o:o:P:P:P:P

Good morning to all.waveysmileysmokin:


the bear - 9-5-2009 at 17:00

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Originally posted by scholar
Hey, what's going on here?!! Have you guys formed a "Good Morning Club"?:o:o:P:P:P:P

Good morning to all.waveysmileysmokin:




Sssssh, dont tell everybody waveysmiley


Regards the Bear


Snowy - 9-5-2009 at 17:23

6.00pm seems an odd time to post in the "Good Morning" thread Bear ?.....Your time clock must be really messed up, 4 more hours and I will be in bed!
See you in the morning.......:P:P:P

waveysmiley


the bear - 9-5-2009 at 17:36

It will be morning somewhere in the world, its all a matter of timing.


Regards the Bear


Snowy - 9-5-2009 at 17:39

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
It will be morning somewhere in the world, its all a matter of timing.


Regards the Bear

Thats true..never thought of that !
I am going to ask that in the "Questions" thread..."Are you a morning person?"
I am, I love mornings !
waveysmiley


waffler - 10-5-2009 at 00:35

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
It will be morning somewhere in the world, its all a matter of timing.

Regards the Bear


It's Always 5 o'clock in Margaritavillecheers:


DeWitch - 10-5-2009 at 01:05

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
It will be morning somewhere in the world, its all a matter of timing.

Regards the Bear


It's Always 5 o'clock in Margaritavillecheers:

Wasted away:)


waffler - 10-5-2009 at 01:38

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Originally posted by DeWitch
Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
It will be morning somewhere in the world, its all a matter of timing.

Regards the Bear


It's Always 5 o'clock in Margaritavillecheers:

Wasted away:)


Hell Yeh


delanti - 10-5-2009 at 02:13

Quote:
Originally posted by Snowy

Thats true..never thought of that !
I am going to ask that in the "Questions" thread..."Are you a morning person?"
I am, I love mornings !
waveysmiley


Setting on the front porch with that first cup of coffee with the sun just breaking over the mountain out back with the dew on the grass. The birds chirping their wake up song is a hard scenario to beat.waveysmiley


LSemmens - 10-5-2009 at 12:00

It's not morning here, yet. I knew that it was you that supplied my Avatar, Witchie, but I was just testing. rolls_eyes


the bear - 11-5-2009 at 03:45

Dark and foreboding the weather this morning, it feels as if the weather being overcast and sullen is holding back the dawn.

I have a busy day ahead, lots of bits to do.

Yesterday was a very complicated day, but that will have to be later.


Regards the Bear


DeWitch - 11-5-2009 at 14:01

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
It's not morning here, yet. I knew that it was you that supplied my Avatar, Witchie, but I was just testing. rolls_eyes

Sorry if I had been a little dense and not around.
I thought my Jasper Jax was dying of cancer or kidney disease but just got his test results today and he will be with me for a while longer.
12 is much too young to go to the bridge.


the bear - 11-5-2009 at 14:04

Long Live Jasper. waveysmiley:)waveysmiley:)waveysmiley:)waveysmiley:)


Regards the Bear


Quaver - 11-5-2009 at 14:58

Glad Jasper is OKwaveysmiley


LSemmens - 11-5-2009 at 15:11

We hadn't noticed your concern, Witchie, but I'm glad that Jasper is ok. He reminds me of our last cat, Mambo. I fear that his fate was not as "humane" as cancer as he disappeared one night while we were living in a caravan and we never saw him again. There were some particularly nast dogs nearby and we suspect that he may have tried his luck.


DeWitch - 11-5-2009 at 23:29

Thank you friends:)

You did not notice my concern since I sort of just disappeared online.
I posted of it in DeKidz groups and then could not even read the mail, was too upset.
Jasper is a very loving little clown and I am so happy he will be around a while longer.

Leigh, I am sorry about Mambo:{


scholar - 11-5-2009 at 23:39

I, too, am glad Jasper is OK.

A little clown, eh? He must be influenced in his sense of humor from his Mama.:D:P


waffler - 12-5-2009 at 02:37

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Originally posted by scholar
I, too, am glad Jasper is OK.

A little clown, eh? He must be influenced in his sense of humor from his Mama.:D:P


Or from his mentor Jasper Carrot , You non Brits might not of heard of Jasper Carrot , he is an English comedian , and veryyyyyyy funnyyyyyy .smokin:


DeWitch - 12-5-2009 at 03:33

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Originally posted by scholar
I, too, am glad Jasper is OK.

A little clown, eh? He must be influenced in his sense of humor from his Mama.:D:P

Thank you Scholar and for your personal note too.
He is a delight and makes me laugh everyday,


DeWitch - 12-5-2009 at 03:35

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Originally posted by waffler
Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
I, too, am glad Jasper is OK.

A little clown, eh? He must be influenced in his sense of humor from his Mama.:D:P


Or from his mentor Jasper Carrot , You non Brits might not of heard of Jasper Carrot , he is an English comedian , and veryyyyyyy funnyyyyyy .smokin:

Actually that "mentor" would be Jasper Jax - a handsome Aussie soap star:)


scholar - 12-5-2009 at 10:01

Good morning, everyone!waveysmiley


DeWitch - 12-5-2009 at 12:18

waveysmiley


the bear - 12-5-2009 at 12:37

thats a real good morning, Thanks DeWitch.

I was a little confused for a moment, ( dosnt take much ) Dreamweaver has a cat called Jasper to, and her Jasper isnt well either.

This is by way of a get well wish to cats everywhere.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 12-5-2009 at 15:00

Gee, Dewitch, that reminds me of a rather old song.


DeWitch - 12-5-2009 at 16:35

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Originally posted by LSemmens
Gee, Dewitch, that reminds me of a rather old song.

Good one!
But THIS is the one used in the OE stationery that this image goes to:)


LSemmens - 13-5-2009 at 12:31

:)


Snowy - 17-5-2009 at 07:03

Good morning everyone!
I am hoping for a better day than yesterday, it was horrible, windy, lots of rain, rough sea's and a bit like winter.
Today looks much better, the sun is just coming out over the sea, the wind has dropped and it is a little warmer. I am going to load the washing machine then go for a nice long walk, I might take my camera with me and see if I can get some good shots.
Hope you all have a good day.
waveysmiley


LSemmens - 18-5-2009 at 10:44

Good Morning Snowy, it's night time here, so I cannot comment upon my forthcoming day yet, I'm still getting over this one!


the bear - 10-7-2009 at 21:25

Please dont be confused, I know its not morning here, ( it will be morning for some of our posters though).

This morning was a great morning, it started with a "bugle call" rather than a cock crow!

We had a phone call from Mrs Bears daughter who'sheavily pregnant. She was having pains, had been to her GP who said under the circumstances would like her to got to the maternity hospital for check up.

The hospital told her she was in slow labour and that her contractions had started.

Things eased up after lunch so she has gone off with her man to see the new Harry Potter film.

We now have a watching waiting brief, the due date was given as the 11th. tomorrow by the way.

Why doesnt the phone ring when you want it to.

Best regards from a very excited Mrs and Mr Bear waveysmiley


scholar - 10-7-2009 at 21:33

Watching Harry Potter during a break from labor? Think of the baby names one could get from the series. . . shocked_yellow I suppose a joke about her being a big Harry Potter fan right now would get a fish_slap.

In the US, instead of "slow labour" we sometimes say "union labor.":D:P

Here's wishing the very best for Grandson Baby Bear.waveysmiley


the bear - 10-7-2009 at 21:38

Psst Scholar, we are reliably informed that the new infant is a little girl.

A joyous occasion anyway.


Regards, the Bear


marymary100 - 10-7-2009 at 21:52

Congratulations Bear!


scholar - 10-7-2009 at 22:51

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Psst Scholar, we are reliably informed that the new infant is a little girl.

A joyous occasion anyway.

Regards, the Bear
It sounds to me as if somebody peeked!:D

Congratulations on your little princess, when she comes to greet the world..

Will you be hovering around in the hospital? If so, you must remember your KF password so you can log in and tell us on a hospital machine. (I know that with your big sausage fingers, you will not be using a smart phone or anything like that to post.)

Of course, if you are home and get the news by phone, you'll be able to post to us on your usual desktop machine.:)smokin:


scholar - 10-7-2009 at 22:57

P.S. If her hands are the size of shovels, we'll know she takes after her grandfather.:P:P:D


the bear - 11-7-2009 at 00:28

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
P.S. If her hands are the size of shovels, we'll know she takes after her grandfather.:P:P:D



I think not Scholar, were as I love Tasha dearly and have always looked upon her as a daughter she is Mrs Bears child, she is not of my blood line so the long awaited infant wont inherit any of my family traits. ( a young lady would look a bit strange walking in size 12 heels :P)


Regards, the Bear


Quaver - 11-7-2009 at 00:31

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
( a young lady would look a bit strange walking in size 12 heels :P)

:D
Congratulations Bearwaveysmiley


waffler - 11-7-2009 at 00:32

Congrats Mr B waveysmiley


the bear - 11-7-2009 at 00:37

Thank you all but we are still playing a waiting game. spoke to Tasha about midnight no change, still getting twinges, still fed up.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 11-7-2009 at 22:35

I'll try again - I'd just finished typing a long Good Morning and congratulations, and everything, and FF crashed never to resurrect. So, here I am, now using Opera. More on that one later.

Congratulations, Friend, Bear. You live in exciting days! I hope that this finds all going well, and you smoking like a chimney! (well, figuratively) at your new grandchild.


the bear - 11-7-2009 at 23:38

We are still playing a waiting game, I think this could be a long night one way and another.

I'll keep everybody posted.


Best regards the bear


LSemmens - 11-7-2009 at 23:47

SWMBO was like that. 24hrs was the norm!


the bear - 12-8-2009 at 10:09

Day had the hall mark of being a dull day, it has been raining of and on since dawn.

But things change, the phone has just gone, it was my friend Bill, He is home at the weekend and wants to visit on Tuesday, it will be great to see him, he did so well to get over his stroke like he did.

I have hust been down to the post box and found an unexpected card for Mrs Bear, from someone very special on the otherside of the world bringing her kind thoughts as she is unwell, that has certainly brought the sun out.

Second phone call from my pal in Spain, just a friendly chat hes good. and hopefully will see us in September.

Text just arrived, our friends are back safely in Brora in the Highlands of Scotland. we miss them already.

I will get my polyfilla today and start my jobs with gusto.

I hope things are well with you to.


Best regards the Bear waveysmiley


LSemmens - 12-8-2009 at 12:01

How is Mrs. Bear going? I hope she is feeling a little better. We had a lovely visit with an old friend from Darwin last night. She'd come down to see the birth of her latest grand daughter and to visit her Brother In Law who is in Hospital. We had a good night of reminiscing. The night was a success as one of us cried! (For some reason, whenever we got together with the family over the years someone would shed some tears, generally good tears IYKWIM) So now, whenever the family is together, the night is not deemed a success unless someone cries.


the bear - 12-8-2009 at 20:17

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Originally posted by LSemmens
How is Mrs. Bear going? I hope she is feeling a little better. We had a lovely visit with an old friend from Darwin last night. She'd come down to see the birth of her latest grand daughter and to visit her Brother In Law who is in Hospital. We had a good night of reminiscing. The night was a success as one of us cried! (For some reason, whenever we got together with the family over the years someone would shed some tears, generally good tears IYKWIM) So now, whenever the family is together, the night is not deemed a success unless someone cries.



Leigh its nice to hear that you have been spending quality family time.

Thanks for your concern over Mrs Bear, In fact she has had a couple of ok days, Mega stress tomorrow I suspect though, she has an appointment at the hospital with a neurologist. May know more in the PM


Best regards the Bear waveysmiley


Nimuae - 12-8-2009 at 21:03

I hope all goes well for you and Mrs Bear tomorrow !


marymary100 - 12-8-2009 at 21:15

I hope things go well tomorrow Mr and Mrs Bear.


LSemmens - 13-8-2009 at 10:32

Keep us in the loop, please.


the bear - 14-8-2009 at 01:13

Thank you all for your good wishes, I will explain in the morning


Regards the Bear


the bear - 14-8-2009 at 21:02

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Thank you all for your good wishes, I will explain in the morning


Regards the Bear
While getting ready for her hospital appointment Mrs B Blacked out and crashed to the kitchen floor (Bruised hip lump on head).

Kept the appointment with the neurologist, he is to organise more tests and monitors.

Back home, had evening meal, nice weather so we walked the dog on the shore.

Came home Mrs B sitting on settee blacks out again, did the usual, recovery position etc. Sitting up a few mins later she blacks out again.

Twenty mins later Mrs B does it again only this time I couldnt get her to come round. Paramedics attended, Mrs B conscious but confused, Paramedic called in an ambulance and it was blues and twos into hospital. this was 7.00pm.

When I got to the hospital it was all on she was on a drip, oxygen and a heart monitor and being attended by a doctor and two other people. Very scary to see. I was taken to a side room by a nurse.

About two hours later I went and sat with her, ( she looked somewhat better by this time ( no drip but still on the monitors) Mrs B was then taken for a scan.

The doctor came to see me at 03.45am an said that they were waiting to get the results but it was likely that Mrs B would be transfered to the neuro hospital in Walton.

I was told to go home and the hospital would telephone me, either way Mrs B was being admitted.


Regards the Bear


marymary100 - 14-8-2009 at 21:34

That all sounds very traumatic for you (((Bear)))


scholar - 14-8-2009 at 22:41

(((Bear)))
I wish I could be with you.

Without being too specific about your home location (so as not to let burglers know, when you may be absent), is the Walton hospital a quick or convenient trip for you?

You might take your KF password with you to the hospital, if they allow guests on a connected computer there. I can well imagine you spending a lot of time there, especially if the trip back home is a little longer.

Here's hoping the blacking-out problem can be figured out. If your hospitals are like ours, they are well equipped to prevent falls--beds with railing, wheelchairs, escorts--so at least Mrs. Bear will not become bumpy like a potato.

As one who has spent a lot of time in the hospital, I recommend bringing reading material for you to pass the time while she sleeps. When she is awake, but not conversing, you might try music. I have been known to sing from a hymnal, or even to bring my guitar!:o


the bear - 15-8-2009 at 00:16

Thanks for the kind words.

Scholar

Walton hospital is about 35 minuets drive away, all through built up areas, bad trafic at rush hour.
Its a little less accessable due to being on the otherside of the river so you have to use the Mersey tunnel system and pay tolls.
1.40p each way. ( 2.00 each visit) to park the car.

Visiting is strictly kept to 3 to 4 in an afternoon and 7 to 8 in an evening. ( afternoon visiting sees you tied up in the early evening traffic. journey time could then be an hour and a quarter.

And as much as it might amuse Mrs Bear if I were to sing when visiting I would likely be removed by security.

Regards the Bear


Nimuae - 15-8-2009 at 14:22

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Bear))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

and


(((((((((((((((((((((((((((Mrs Bear)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


LSemmens - 15-8-2009 at 16:08

I hope they can find a cause, O'Bear, I know how you feel, it's downright frustrating (can't think of a more appropriate word) watching someone you love suffer fo no aparrent reason. If there is a reason, at least you can come to grips with it. Give her my best wishes, her symptoms are not unlike SWMBO's. Her BP woud drop something badly causing her to black out temporarily. There is certainly something to investigate if the situation is as dire as you describe. I would like to be there, if only for support, but know that you, and she, are in our thoughts and prayers.


the bear - 15-8-2009 at 19:09

Thank you all once again, I'll let you know how things go. waveysmiley


Regards the Bear


the bear - 31-8-2009 at 06:15

Good morning.

I have been awake most of the night so watched the dawn arrive, sadly its was a wet one, no sooner coming light than it started to rain. Its just overcast a gloomy at the moment.

The tides are getting bigger, if its windy this evening the high tide around 22.00 should be quite spectacular.
Its a full moon on Tuesday and one of the highest tides of the year, 8.85m.

I have to do some shopping later, I just hope it isnt like Saturday, Asda was like the Somme!!. No prisoners taken.

I plan to visit my grandchildren at some time, and on the way take my printer back to Staples. (Its gone crook but I took out extended warranty when I bought it) so it wont cost me anything.

Jobs done, I'm just going to spend some quality time with Mrs Bear ( several games of Scrabble possibly).

What are your plans for today???


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 31-8-2009 at 13:35

I spent the day running around car yards and wrecking yards with second son looking for a replacement bumper bar, spoiler, front indicator and a few other cosmetics that were destroyed when he fell asleep at the wheel a week or so ago. He was lucky that all he did was take out a wire fence and scratched the duco! Any other part of the road there were trees and/or heavy duty crash barriers. Fortunately he ran into a paddock which hadn't been used for a few years by the look of it. His car now looks almost normal again despite having to re-fit the rather badly damaged bumper (none to be had s/hand).

This evening we had a look at youngest son's new home. They have been waiting to get access for several weeks as the builders hadn't quite finished it. Nice place, considering it is brand new, the "detailing" wasn't brilliant and he has complained loudly to the agent. (He is a car detailer by trade, but has, in the past, worked in detailing houses, so knows the tricks. They are gradually moving out (they've been living in one of our "sheds" in our back yard), so, eventually, we may have the house to ourselves again. (As an aside: The "shed" is lined and set up as a billiard room, store room, and guest quarters, so it's not too spartan.)

I trust that Mrs Bear is rapidly gaining ground and soon she'll be thrashing you at scrabble again. waveysmiley


the bear - 11-11-2009 at 06:17

Well its just after 6 am here, its damp outside but not raining.
I went to the all night Tesco's a while ago and it was still foggy.

I dont think I will get to have any sleep now as I have a medical examination over in Liverpool at 09.30 hrs.

After the medical I'm hoping to grab a couple of hours to myself to go and take photo at a nearby Red squirrel colony, and possibly the sculptures on the beach at Formby.


What have you got planned today.


Regards the Bear


Quaver - 11-11-2009 at 06:30

Damp but no rain here too...
Good luck with your medical and good photo shootingwaveysmiley


LSemmens - 11-11-2009 at 13:34

Hope the medical went well O'Bear. Post some piccies of your squirrel "pets", please.


the bear - 12-11-2009 at 03:38

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Hope the medical went well O'Bear. Post some piccies of your squirrel "pets", please.



Crashed and burned, sadly I neither made the medical or went on to take photos, infact I have not been out of the cave at all to day.

Mrs Bear was unwell again this morning so I didn't want to leave her. ( re-scheduled the medical, it will be in another 2 weeks. its not for anything important and the squirrels will wait, I've put the big bag of nuts away).

On the plus side my friend Bill ( the man that had the stroke this time last year) visited, he brought Mrs Bear the biggest bunch of Oriental Lillie's, they will make a splendid display when they all open.
I received an email from my Turkish friend in Bodrum, it was good to have news of him.

I've also had a phone call from my Irish mate who now lives in Spain, he is back in England for a while and will visit in the next few days.

Then to complete the day a lady that we hardly know did us a kindness, this was totally unexpected and all warmer for its spontaneity.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 12-11-2009 at 11:52

Give our love to Mrs Bear, friend, and tell her that we are fighting similar battles too. Seen the inside of more hospitals than I like in the last couple of weeks! Good news is, that we get to see our 1 year old grand daughter tomorrow, Haven't seen her for a couple of months.


scholar - 12-11-2009 at 17:51

Here's hoping Mrs. Bear and Mrs. Semmens have a string of good days. Health problems can be very trying.

I was on the phone with my sweetheart last night, and shared with her my hope that, if we have a future together, we would do a lot of things to build memories now. That way, if we become physically limited later, we will be able to talk about the adventures we've already shared.


marymary100 - 12-11-2009 at 18:12

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Hope the medical went well O'Bear. Post some piccies of your squirrel "pets", please.



Crashed and burned, sadly I neither made the medical or went on to take photos, infact I have not been out of the cave at all to day.

Mrs Bear was unwell again this morning so I didn't want to leave her. ( re-scheduled the medical, it will be in another 2 weeks. its not for anything important and the squirrels will wait, I've put the big bag of nuts away).

On the plus side my friend Bill ( the man that had the stroke this time last year) visited, he brought Mrs Bear the biggest bunch of Oriental Lillie's, they will make a splendid display when they all open.
I received an email from my Turkish friend in Bodrum, it was good to have news of him.

I've also had a phone call from my Irish mate who now lives in Spain, he is back in England for a while and will visit in the next few days.

Then to complete the day a lady that we hardly know did us a kindness, this was totally unexpected and all warmer for its spontaneity.


Regards the Bear
Some really nice things in there Bear. I hope Mrs Bear feels better soon.


the bear - 13-11-2009 at 05:24

Managed a little sleep but woke up at about 03.30 hrs, Outside its raining ( just for a change, a big storm is forcast with very heavy rain ).

I have an early morning appointment, one that I can,t miss. after that I would like to get to Borders bookshop as I want to order a book.

My friend from Spain is likely to call today so I plan to be be back early. It will be good catching up with him.

Anybody else go a busy day ahead.


Regards the Bear.


the bear - 13-11-2009 at 05:49

I have one other thing to do today, I have just realised that I missed my appointment for my flu jab this afternoon. I will have to phone up and apologise and book another date.

It went completely out of my head. :(


Regards the Bear


scholar - 13-11-2009 at 07:04

You've had a lot on your mind, O Bear.
(I know the feeling.)
Here's to a good day for you today!:)


LSemmens - 13-11-2009 at 12:38

You've been a busy bear, do you need a note for the teacher? I'd try and forget an injection too! You know that all doctors and nurses are secret masochists, all they seem to want to do is inflict pain!

We had a lovely visit with our grand daughter today, she is growing! And so she should! Can now walk unaided and is into everything!


the bear - 14-11-2009 at 03:49

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
You've been a busy bear, do you need a note for the teacher? I'd try and forget an injection too! You know that all doctors and nurses are secret masochists, all they seem to want to do is inflict pain!

We had a lovely visit with our grand daughter today, she is growing! And so she should! Can now walk unaided and is into everything!


Great that you got to spend time with your granddaughter Leigh, I bet it was a real tonic for SWMBO. The little one will grow up with a special place in her heart for you both. :)

Coincidently the reason that I forgot about my flu jab injection was because Natasha and her husband dropped by unexpectedly to bring baby Amna to see her nan. The afternoon flew by with everybody having a lovely time, my appointment time came and went with me completely forgetting all about it. I cant really say it was because of the injection itself for I have no problem with needles. ( just so long as my skin dosnt leek afterwards shocked_yellow )No real harm done I will reschedule it on Monday.


Beswt regards the Bear waveysmiley


LSemmens - 15-11-2009 at 11:56

Say hi to Natasha for us!
Deb did enjoy her day with bubs. Though the subsequent days haven't been much fun, she was admitted to Hospital last night! I camped at my son's place in town as the hospital that we go to is 100 Km away. I came home tonight to get a good nights sleep and have to be back down there in the morning! Only the 11th visit to a hospital in the last 3 weeks. Ho Hum......tung1tung1


LSemmens - 15-11-2009 at 12:06

Double post for some silly reason,

Move along, nothing to see!


the bear - 22-11-2009 at 08:15

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Say hi to Natasha for us!
Deb did enjoy her day with bubs. Though the subsequent days haven't been much fun, she was admitted to Hospital last night! I camped at my son's place in town as the hospital that we go to is 100 Km away. I came home tonight to get a good nights sleep and have to be back down there in the morning! Only the 11th visit to a hospital in the last 3 weeks. Ho Hum......tung1tung1


Leigh, I'm so sorry I missed this post, I'm all to familar with hospital visiting scenario, visiting a loved one can be very stressful. You just want them back at home as soon as possible.
Take care my friend, dont get to tired.

Natasha will be delighted.

(Nb. I know from other posts that that Babs is now back at home, give her our love.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


the bear - 22-11-2009 at 08:20

Good morning everyone.


Another rainy day :(

Another hospital visit :)

Business as usual waveysmiley


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 22-11-2009 at 12:23

Who is Babs? shocked_yellow nananana

I'll give Debs your love, if that's ok.


the bear - 22-11-2009 at 13:14

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Who is Babs? shocked_yellow nananana

I'll give Debs your love, if that's ok.


So sorry Leigh, just a simple typo. Head not attached to fingers

I hope SWMBO forgives me.

Take care



Regards the Bear


the bear - 22-11-2009 at 13:24

Reference my previous post,

ITS STILL RAINING confused2


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 22-11-2009 at 13:35

Just giving you a hard time, my friend, how is your little lady going?


the bear - 22-11-2009 at 13:44

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Just giving you a hard time, my friend, how is your little lady going?



Mrs Bear was taken back into hospital last week due to the side effects of the drugs she has been on, the doctors are do in tests for a twisted bowl.

I will be visiting her later.

I'm thinking of applying for a hospital season ticket :D.


Take care. Regards the Bear


the bear - 23-11-2009 at 07:56

Better day today, Mrs Bear was allowed home from hospital yesterday which was a nice suprise.

I plan to leave her in bed, go and do a food shop, call in at the bank and the doctors.

I will cook a brunch type meal and hopefully get her out for a little while. (better than another hospital visit , no matter what happens.

What are you doing today.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 23-11-2009 at 13:32

Today started early for me. Had to go and pick up some furniture for our local secondhand shop (keeps me in money for bowls). Then, in the afternoon we had to change our plans to go to the city with a friend and, instead, visit a nearby town to speak to a financial counselor who is helping us to "make ends meet" until I am eligible for a pension next year. We then visited our grand children before coming home to tea and Dr Who.


the bear - 25-11-2009 at 09:12

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Today started early for me. Had to go and pick up some furniture for our local secondhand shop (keeps me in money for bowls). Then, in the afternoon we had to change our plans to go to the city with a friend and, instead, visit a nearby town to speak to a financial counselor who is helping us to "make ends meet" until I am eligible for a pension next year. We then visited our grand children before coming home to tea and Dr Who.



Sounds like you had a busy day Leigh, I'm a little late with this post this morning, I've been waiting for the rain to go off.

Its been raining quite heavily here for the last couple of hours.
I had intended to go down to the river this morning with my camera. The New Brighton Life boat station has just aquired a new superfast inshore rescue craft that they will be putting through trials today, but dont think the photos will be very good taken in the rain :(

Most probably go for a walk along the cliffs with the dog, although the dog dosnt seem to keen to go out on days like today.

Anybody doing anything exciting?


Regards the Bear


the bear - 25-11-2009 at 12:25

Being in Victor Meldrew mode, I don't believe it, it has actually stopped raining!!!

I might just go and take some photos down at the river.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 25-11-2009 at 12:28

Today I went to a fellowship group where we shared lunch, then a quick trip to see the GP ( 1 hour round trip travelling). I thought, "I've got time to wash the car" which I did, of course, now the car is clean this planet decided that now would be a good time to dump buckets of water from the sky on it! :D


the bear - 25-11-2009 at 13:29

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Today I went to a fellowship group where we shared lunch, then a quick trip to see the GP ( 1 hour round trip travelling). I thought, "I've got time to wash the car" which I did, of course, now the car is clean this planet decided that now would be a good time to dump buckets of water from the sky on it! :D



Its called rain Leigh, we've plenty spare if you want some more. smokin:


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 26-11-2009 at 04:26

I wondered what that stuff was! smokin:


the bear - 28-11-2009 at 07:41

The weekends here again, and yes you guessed it, its raining again.

Was planning to go to a Christmas Market, may have to take a rain check on that ( no pun intended);););)


Whats your plans for today.


Regards the Bear


scholar - 28-11-2009 at 10:32

I am running out of time to prepare for Christmas caroling, tomorrow. I am unable to open a file that has all the words and guitar chords, so I will be spending some time looking for them at internet pages. I will also give blood plasma today. If the timing works out, I will see Ruby at her work.:)


the bear - 6-5-2010 at 00:38

Well I suppose the morning has started although its only 01.39
Mrs Bear has settled and will hopefully sleep for a few hours now.
( she's out of pain when she sleeps).

While she.s sleeping I'm going to go off to the Tesco Superstore thats open all night for some much needed shopping.
I should be there and back in about an hour and a half so I will see everyone later. waveysmiley


Regards the Bear


the bear - 6-5-2010 at 03:30

04.30 and I'm back from Tesco's, going shopping in the middle of the night has its pro and cons.

On the good side, not many cars in the car park so you can park really close to the entrance.
The down side, there are so many wharehouse trollies in the isles with produce waiting to be put out you can't get to the shelves.

never mind battle was entered into and I return unscathed and victorious. just got to put the shopping away and make Mrs Bear a warm drink as she's awake.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 6-5-2010 at 11:32

I must admit, Bear, that I used to love shopping at 2 in the morning, you usually had the shop to yourself! South Oz has yet to work out that some people actually like shopping at night. They've not long discovered weekend trade and late night shopping (9PM closing on Thursday night). In the Territory, it was, "If I can make a buck, I'll open!"


the bear - 8-5-2010 at 06:11

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
I must admit, Bear, that I used to love shopping at 2 in the morning, you usually had the shop to yourself! South Oz has yet to work out that some people actually like shopping at night. They've not long discovered weekend trade and late night shopping (9PM closing on Thursday night). In the Territory, it was, "If I can make a buck, I'll open!"



Got to go shopping again today, but it will have to be 9 / 5 as the shops I want dont do late nights. Tescos will close at 10pm tonight as well.



Regards the Bear


Quaver - 8-5-2010 at 07:33

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
04.30 and I'm back from Tesco's, going shopping in the middle of the night has its pro and cons.

When our Tesco started 24hr trading, I assumed the shop will be deserted in the middle of the night. How wrong I was:o Like you say, it was full of trolleys blocking up the isles...


marymary100 - 8-5-2010 at 08:23

Just try getting any of their electrical goods out of the bond in the middle of the night though - managers need to be called with "special keys".


the bear - 9-5-2010 at 08:11

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
Just try getting any of their electrical goods out of the bond in the middle of the night though - managers need to be called with "special keys".



Given the trollies and shelf stackers I still find it helpful to have the choice of shopping during the night.



Regards the Bear.


scholar - 9-5-2010 at 22:48

I used to like when, in many states in the U.S., stores were closed on Sundays. No store clerk was scheduled to work then. Everybody bought whatever they needed on other days. (Gasoline stations were an exception. In former times, they only sold gasoline and a few car necessities.)


LSemmens - 11-5-2010 at 14:36

Back in the old days down here, you couldn't even buy petrol after midday on Saturday or 6pm weeknights! How times have changed.


scholar - 11-2-2011 at 11:04

Good morning, everyone.waveysmiley

When I saw the "Good Morning" thread, I thought to myself, "We already have a good morning thread that could be revived and serve the same purpose." We'll see if it catches on.


Nimuae - 11-2-2011 at 11:06

Good morning - on a wet and winter day here in the wilds of deepest Yorkshire !


scholar - 11-2-2011 at 11:07

O Bear, if you click on the first page of this one (at its present state of pruning), you'll see it has a post from our dear departed Runrig.:D

Ooops! This one does not conform to the "Good morning" template.:P:P:Plips_sealed


the bear - 11-2-2011 at 11:07

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
Good morning, everyone.waveysmiley

When I saw the "Good Morning" thread, I thought to myself, "We already have a good morning thread that could be revived and serve the same purpose." We'll see if it catches on.



Perhaps it would be better if the Mods removed the new one, it would avoid a lot of confusion


Regards the Bear


scholar - 11-2-2011 at 11:12

Aha! Caught you lurking! :jester)


(No complaint. I know you sometimes don't sign on, because you sometimes leave the machine on when you step away from the keyboard.;))


John_Little - 11-2-2011 at 11:24

Good Morning (still 11:24 here)

Is MM feeling better?


the bear - 11-2-2011 at 11:27

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
Aha! Caught you lurking! :jester)


(No complaint. I know you sometimes don't sign on, because you sometimes leave the machine on when you step away from the keyboard.;))



There's nothing like a good lurk smokin:


Regards the Bear


the bear - 12-2-2011 at 07:53

Nearly 8am (no up yet).

Very overcast here but its stopped raining, the garage still has my car so I'll be making just one trip to Tesco's ( better make a list).


MM, I think we should go with this good morning thread/

Catch everybody later


Regards the Bear


Quaver - 12-2-2011 at 09:09

Good morningwaveysmiley


the bear - 12-2-2011 at 09:24

Quote:
Originally posted by Quaver
Good morningwaveysmiley



Morning Quaver, what have you got planned for this sunny Saturday.

Are you back in the UK again now


Regards the Bear


Morticia - 12-2-2011 at 11:01

Morning guys waveysmiley
I'm alert early this morning ... must be the lovely weather.
I'm tempted to get out and sweep and tidy my back garden.

Hope everyone has a good, stress free day.


John_Little - 12-2-2011 at 11:43

Not that good where I'm sitting, Morty.


giron - 12-2-2011 at 11:58

You should consider moving to Coventy, John, bright sunshine here, marvellous.

The city itself is a bit of a sh!t hole, but the weather's good.


John_Little - 12-2-2011 at 13:42

I was watching that Reggae Britania last night on BBC4. That's where all the rude boys came from.


giron - 12-2-2011 at 19:19

Ah yes, The Specials ......

This town, is coming like a ghost town
All the clubs have been closed down
This place, is coming like a ghost town
Bands won't play no more
too much fighting on the dance floor .....



wasn't it ?


Quaver - 13-2-2011 at 06:15

Good morning everyone!waveysmiley


the bear - 13-2-2011 at 07:39

Quote:
Originally posted by Quaver
Good morning everyone!waveysmiley


Good morning Q, your up early for a Sunday, got abusy day ahead?


Regards the Bear


John_Little - 13-2-2011 at 13:48

Good morning.


the bear - 14-2-2011 at 04:52

I know its a little early, but I'm up, ( to be honest I havent been to bed yet.


Good morning to Scholar ( still logged on) and good morning to everybody when they eventually wake up.


Regards the Bear


marymary100 - 14-2-2011 at 09:14

Good morning all. I have the day off today. Happy Valentine's everyone!


the bear - 14-2-2011 at 09:53

Happy Valentines to you to, are you going to do anything special with your day off


Regards the Bear


the bear - 15-2-2011 at 07:51

Goodmorning, grey and overcast, but at least its not raining..

Bad day today, dentist at 1.30 argh. I hate the dentists even if its only a for a check up.


Regards the Bear.


marymary100 - 15-2-2011 at 09:30

Morning all. I'm going to get a fish foot treatment today. lips_sealed


victor - 15-2-2011 at 13:58

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Goodmorning, grey and overcast, but at least its not raining..

Bad day today, dentist at 1.30 argh. I hate the dentists even if its only a for a check up.


Regards the Bear.


I did the dentists yesterday plus the hygienist,
the dentist told me he wants to remove one
I put him off till it gives me grieve, and the hygienist
told me to stop using Listereen.


victor - 15-2-2011 at 14:01

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
Morning all. I'm going to get a fish foot treatment today. lips_sealed


I didn't know fish had feet, does it suffer with bunions. :D


Nimuae - 15-2-2011 at 16:32

Quote:
Originally posted by victor
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Goodmorning, grey and overcast, but at least its not raining..

Bad day today, dentist at 1.30 argh. I hate the dentists even if its only a for a check up.


Regards the Bear.


I did the dentists yesterday plus the hygienist,
the dentist told me he wants to remove one
I put him off till it gives me grieve, and the hygienist
told me to stop using Listereen.


What is wrong with Listerine ?


victor - 15-2-2011 at 20:46

I use Sensodyne toothpaste and the hygienist asked if I rinsed or spat
after telling her I rinsed and sometimes used Listerine she said I should spit and not use Listerine because it was alcohol based and a couple of other reasons that I didn't catch.

Google Listerine oral cancer.


scholar - 16-2-2011 at 04:59

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
Morning all. I'm going to get a fish foot treatment today. lips_sealed
Marymary, I think someone may be trying to fool you. I have never seen a fish foot. I don't think they have any.shocked_yellow


the bear - 16-2-2011 at 07:35

Good morning to Dreamweaver and Quaver nice to see you both, its still ver quiet outside, its stopped raining so it could be a nice day.

Are you doing anything interesting today?

Regards the Bear


the bear - 16-2-2011 at 07:45

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
Morning all. I'm going to get a fish foot treatment today. lips_sealed
Marymary, I think someone may be trying to fool you. I have never seen a fish foot. I don't think they have any.shocked_yellow



I quite often come across fish fingers so they could have feet as well lips_sealed


Regards the Bear


the bear - 17-2-2011 at 15:54

Couldn't post here this morning, had a really bad night, I suppose Good Day will do just as well.

Hi everybody. waveysmiley


Regards the bear


victor - 18-2-2011 at 15:35

Hi Bear.waveysmiley


Morticia - 18-2-2011 at 16:03

Hi Bear waveysmiley

Hi Victor waveysmiley


waffler - 18-2-2011 at 16:26

Morning all waveysmiley


the bear - 20-2-2011 at 09:48

Good Morning everyone, not a very nice morning here weatherwise dull and overcast and cold. The weathermen say we could see some more snow.

Whats everybody got planned for today


Regards the Bear


John_Little - 20-2-2011 at 10:57

Last few bits of painting to do. Probably finish the top coat tomorrow. Had friends around last night so slightly hungover this morning.


the bear - 20-2-2011 at 17:04

Quote:
Originally posted by John_Little
Last few bits of painting to do. Probably finish the top coat tomorrow. Had friends around last night so slightly hungover this morning.



Its allowed ;) Just be careful you dont put the paint on upside down. waveysmiley


Regards the Bear


the bear - 24-2-2011 at 04:40

Good morning everyone, its just gone 4.30 its clear skies out but still quite cold. The birds are singing outside and the milkman has just gone by on his float.
Merseyside is coming awake for another day.



Regards the Bear


John_Little - 24-2-2011 at 08:59

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear

Its allowed ;) Just be careful you dont put the paint on upside down. waveysmiley


Regards the Bear


Thank you.:D


Nimuae - 24-2-2011 at 09:16

Wet and soggy here today and, from the look of the sky, it is not going to improve. I shall be putting two new shelves up in the kitchen, and trying to convince the ceiling that it really should be UP and not dangling down beyond the light fitting !!


John_Little - 24-2-2011 at 09:44

If its plaster board you could just screw it back up. You might get away with that even if its lathe and plaster. I did it with ours when I replaced one of the floor joists in the upstairs bathroom.


giron - 24-2-2011 at 19:46

Alternatively, you could simply loosen the screws in the light fitting, thus allowing it to dangle below the dangling ceiling. ;)

That's what we do at the GPO.


the bear - 24-2-2011 at 21:34

Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
Wet and soggy here today and, from the look of the sky, it is not going to improve. I shall be putting two new shelves up in the kitchen, and trying to convince the ceiling that it really should be UP and not dangling down beyond the light fitting !!



Water and electrics don't mix, it looks like replace not repair.


Regards the Bear


Morticia - 25-2-2011 at 11:07

Morning everyone :)

I've got a bit of a sleepy one on me this morning ... though I did notice one thing.

Do your favicon things ever mess about?
On my tab for here ... it's got the e-bay logo for some daft reason.


John_Little - 25-2-2011 at 11:12

I've noticed that, too. But it will put itself right next time you visit. I think. and, when you clear your cookies, all your bookmarks take up the favicon thing of the first site you visit.


the bear - 26-2-2011 at 05:03

Just gone 5 am, the first bus has just left the promenade on its early morning run.
Its tippling down with rain jut for a change,

Have a nice day


Regards the Bear


Nimuae - 26-2-2011 at 08:23

Somewhat later - also raining here !

I am off to the theatre this afternoon to see "To kill a Mocking Bird". Duncan Preston (from 'Dinner Ladies' and 'Surgical Spirit' ) is playing Atticus Finch. I am looking forward to seeing how he handles that having only ever seen him in comedy.


the bear - 26-2-2011 at 08:39

Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
Somewhat later - also raining here !

I am off to the theatre this afternoon to see "To kill a Mocking Bird". Duncan Preston (from 'Dinner Ladies' and 'Surgical Spirit' ) is playing Atticus Finch. I am looking forward to seeing how he handles that having only ever seen him in comedy.


I think Duncan Preston will make an excellent Atticus Finch, the play has brilliant write ups, I might try to get to se it myself when it comes to Blackpool.

Nimuae "Enjoy"


Best regards the Bear


victor - 26-2-2011 at 10:24

waveysmiley Raining here although it did brighten up ten minutes ago and the sun did try to break through, maybe this afternoon will be as sunny as forecast.


John_Little - 26-2-2011 at 10:42

And here. But we're not going out.


Morticia - 26-2-2011 at 13:22

Afternoon guys waveysmiley


waffler - 26-2-2011 at 13:24

Morning Folks it's a beautiful sunny day here with temps in the upper 70s smokin:


marymary100 - 26-2-2011 at 14:10

Afternoon. Have been to the library to pick up 48 books, the bank to pick up oodles of dosh to pay a builder, visited the old dears, washed, ironed, vacuumed and dusted, made the kitchen and bathroom spic and span and am finally sitting down to watch a film and have some lunch.

I'm meeting up with the "rowdy girls" tonight which I'm greatly looking forward to.


John_Little - 26-2-2011 at 14:46

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Morning Folks it's a beautiful sunny day here with temps in the upper 70s smokin:


That sounds perfect to me, Waffler.

But......................

.........................48 books!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????


marymary100 - 26-2-2011 at 15:05

I'm a "giver" at World Book Day next weekend.


giron - 26-2-2011 at 15:59

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100

I'm meeting up with the "rowdy girls" tonight which I'm greatly looking forward to.


Ah yes, the rowdy girls, will you be posting any photographs of your exceedingly rowdy behaviour ?

The last lot were marvellous, although that policeman didn't seem very amused about what you did to his helmet. :o


Nimuae - 26-2-2011 at 22:38

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
Somewhat later - also raining here !

I am off to the theatre this afternoon to see "To kill a Mocking Bird". Duncan Preston (from 'Dinner Ladies' and 'Surgical Spirit' ) is playing Atticus Finch. I am looking forward to seeing how he handles that having only ever seen him in comedy.


I think Duncan Preston will make an excellent Atticus Finch, the play has brilliant write ups, I might try to get to se it myself when it comes to Blackpool.

Nimuae "Enjoy"


Best regards the Bear



Well ... he may not be as handsome as Gregory Peck - but WOW - that man can act!

From the minute he made his first appearance the stage was his. His accent, his gestures and his attitude were all perfect. I found it difficult to believe this was the same person who played Dr Haslam or Stan, the odd job man. The court scene in the second act was brilliant.

Obviously the restrictions of time and available space made changes to the story inevitable - for instance - an adult 'Scout' was narrating the story and conversing with the child 'Scout' (also played by an adult) throughout, and there were images projected onto the back drop. In the opening scenes I found this irritating but as soon as Duncan Preston arrived I ceased to notice them.

The play is on tour so if you have the chance to see it - DO !!


the bear - 27-2-2011 at 01:44

Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
Somewhat later - also raining here !

I am off to the theatre this afternoon to see "To kill a Mocking Bird". Duncan Preston (from 'Dinner Ladies' and 'Surgical Spirit' ) is playing Atticus Finch. I am looking forward to seeing how he handles that having only ever seen him in comedy.


I think Duncan Preston will make an excellent Atticus Finch, the play has brilliant write ups, I might try to get to se it myself when it comes to Blackpool.

Nimuae "Enjoy"


Best regards the Bear



Well ... he may not be as handsome as Gregory Peck - but WOW - that man can act!

From the minute he made his first appearance the stage was his. His accent, his gestures and his attitude were all perfect. I found it difficult to believe this was the same person who played Dr Haslam or Stan, the odd job man. The court scene in the second act was brilliant.

Obviously the restrictions of time and available space made changes to the story inevitable - for instance - an adult 'Scout' was narrating the story and conversing with the child 'Scout' (also played by an adult) throughout, and there were images projected onto the back drop. In the opening scenes I found this irritating but as soon as Duncan Preston arrived I ceased to notice them.

The play is on tour so if you have the chance to see it - DO !!


The nearest it comes to me is Blackpool ( previous post). Taking on board Nimuae's post it will be well worth making the effort to see.

Thanks for sharing.


Regards the Bear


John_Little - 27-2-2011 at 10:02

Morning all. We'll look out for that play, Nim.


the bear - 27-2-2011 at 11:27

A little later than normal but good morning to everyone, snny and dry here today


Regards the Bear


Morticia - 27-2-2011 at 11:39

waveysmiley Morning all ... it's grizzly grey and raining here.
I shall stay indoors and do my best to slob and not find any little jobs to do


the bear - 27-2-2011 at 16:26

Weather up date, its still very cold yet deceptively sunny, the arrival of HMS Liverpool at the pier head has brought people out in droves. The ferries are very busy.


Regards the Bear


the bear - 28-2-2011 at 02:57

3 am. technically morning, dark black the night and very very cold

No birds singing yet either.


Regards the Bear


victor - 28-2-2011 at 14:01

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
3 am. technically morning, dark black the night and very very cold

No birds singing yet either.


Regards the Bear


The birds have got more sense and stay in bed. :D


the bear - 28-2-2011 at 17:34

Quote:
Originally posted by victor
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
3 am. technically morning, dark black the night and very very cold

No birds singing yet either.


Regards the Bear


The birds have got more sense and stay in bed. :D



Not round here, the dawn chorus is something not to be missed.


Regards the Bear


the bear - 5-3-2011 at 03:31

03.30 am, very dark and quiet outside yet,

Another weekend is here, have you got any plans?


Regards the Bear


scholar - 5-3-2011 at 04:24

Good morning to you, O Bear.

I'll be driving Dagwood to work, then catch a breakfast buffet put on by my spiritual life classmates, which will be followed by a class. Then, some banking (Son must cash his check), and I'll drop him off at work. Dagwood may need a ride back, or he may catch a ride with his workmates--he'll phone me to let me know. I'll catch Son in the evening.


Redwolf5150 - 5-3-2011 at 05:16

To all our friends in the HOMELAND of KF, I offer this little greeting for the weekend.

kewl_glasses:Dkewl_glasses


John_Little - 5-3-2011 at 08:36

I love the smell of napalm in the mourning.


marymary100 - 5-3-2011 at 09:05

Mourning being entirely correct...


Morning all, no sign of the builder but it is dry so hopefully he'll be along soon.

I'm going to book my train ticket to the English seaside now that I have a definite date in mind. A beach walk today if the builder can be left. It's annoying when they need access to power even when working outside the building. Kind of traps one in the house with nothing to do except run after them with cups of tea etc.


marymary100 - 5-3-2011 at 09:22

Damn, the builder's not coming today afterall. He's bringing extra hands tomorrow which is quite some trick really.


John_Little - 5-3-2011 at 09:59

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
Mourning being entirely correct..

Exactly.


giron - 5-3-2011 at 10:40

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
Damn, the builder's not coming today afterall.


Never mind, at least it will give you more time to make some more posts, although 17 ain't too bad a score. waveysmiley

BTW - the builder is probably busy doing his other job as a bus driver.


Morticia - 5-3-2011 at 23:44

kissykissy time for me to crawl off into my pit now guys.

brshteeth shall brush the fangs and slap on the tetrion (anti-wrinkle cream)

see you tomorrow


the bear - 6-3-2011 at 05:47

Another long rough night, its gone an overcoat warmer outside, the sun will be up just before 07.00am. I wonder what the day will bring? waveysmiley



Regards the Bear


the bear - 7-3-2011 at 05:20

Start of yet another week and its frosty frosty, cars and roofs white over, I believe more snow is forcast in the north and Scotland.

Trip to the Libary today and hopefully the mechanic will have finished my car repairs ( cylinder head and a top end over haul plus water pump). In the afternoon I plan to do some more story writing.

What does the day hold for everyone else.waveysmiley


Regards the Bear


John_Little - 7-3-2011 at 09:45

Off to my parents house this morning/afternoon. To do some gardening and to re-load the loft after the insulation man has been.


Morticia - 7-3-2011 at 10:13

Morning guys waveysmiley

I'm sipping a nice cuppa tea here ... and anyone who knows me also knows I'm not the brightest spark first thing in the morning.
I shall be a domestic goddess today though once I start to function.


scholar - 7-3-2011 at 13:41

Good morning.

Today is Ruby's birthday. I shall, at the least, be attending her party and dancing with her.

I also have my usual taxi duties and a few odd tasks to perform.waveysmiley


John_Little - 7-3-2011 at 15:53

Happy Birthday Ruby!


the bear - 12-3-2011 at 05:21

Good morning, the wekend is here again, and the weather looks to be quite good.

Its still dark outside but the birds are singing.


Perhaps we should all spare a minutes thought for the peoples of Japan today.


Regards the Bear


scholar - 17-6-2011 at 04:43

Good morning, Nim!:D

Freshly-baked bread sounds good. Do you put jelly on it, or butter? Or perhaps cream cheese?


scholar - 17-6-2011 at 04:59

Does the cat wake up before you do?

There is a famous talk show host in the US whose cat kneads him to try to get him up in the morning to feed her. It wakes him, but he refuses to get up until he is ready, because he does not want the cat to control him!


John Barnes - 17-6-2011 at 18:18

I alwys wake up with back ache due to Sciatica 7 am is late for me but i do sneak off some times for a kip in the afternoon jmb


giron - 17-6-2011 at 20:19

I used to wake up with a headache due to Chris Moyles on his Radio 1 breakfast show, so I chucked my alarm clock/radio out of the bedroom window.

Job done, sorted .......


scholar - 17-6-2011 at 20:43

:love2) I look forward to waking up with company in my bed--that is, my wife--in a little more than a week.


giron - 17-6-2011 at 20:47

Yes, Ruby has to get up early to go to work, doesn't she ?


the bear - 19-6-2011 at 03:49

I have just been out with the dog, the dawn is breaking, its very overcast and looks like being another dull day. :(

One bright spot, my son arrives from the States in a little under 3 hours, :) I'm cant wait to see him and his wife, its nearly two and a half years since I saw him last.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 20-6-2011 at 13:32

Time flies! I can't believe that it's nearly only a week to go!

We finally got rid of the last of the flood "damage" today. They came and removed the last shipping container from our front yard! Our home is "almost" back to "normal"! Oh, well, not quite, I'm in the process of making a new vanity for the bathroom, and the tiler's still got to do the toilet. I "christened" the toilet that I installed in place of the bathtub, today, so I have had some wins.


scholar - 24-7-2011 at 04:39

Good morning, Jmb and Quaver!waveysmiley

With our six hour time difference, I am about to go to sleep. :)


scholar - 24-7-2011 at 04:42

And now, good morning to Dot, who has just shown up as well.:Dwaveysmiley


John Barnes - 24-7-2011 at 04:44

Good morning both I could not sleep, (back trouble whilst laying down also I was up to watch the Amir khan boxing match


waffler - 24-7-2011 at 12:56

Morning everyone . Another beautiful day here , gonna be another hot one smokin:


LSemmens - 25-7-2011 at 14:25

In five minutes it'll be morning here, so, Good morning everyone!


scholar - 25-7-2011 at 14:43

It's a good morning in Illinois. We had rain yesterday, and the heat wave broke.:D


LSemmens - 25-7-2011 at 15:29

Who broke it? You're not blaming Obama, I hope?nananana


waffler - 5-9-2011 at 11:51

Morning Q and Nim waveysmiley


victor - 6-9-2011 at 08:52

Good morning.
Wet and windy but still warm.
Lost all enthusiasm so maybe I should hunt around and find some.


LSemmens - 6-9-2011 at 15:41

Don't wear yourself out looking for it! It would be much better to let it come home when it wants to. Hunting for it is a sure way to an early grave.


the bear - 3-8-2012 at 01:27

Anybody doing anything exciting at the weekend?



Regards the Bear


Nimuae - 3-8-2012 at 05:13

Gardening - if the weather stays fine. Writing - if it rains !


marymary100 - 3-8-2012 at 07:35

Birthday celebrations today and Highland Games tomorrow. Swimming on Sunday.


the bear - 3-8-2012 at 11:25

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
Birthday celebrations today and Highland Games tomorrow. Swimming on Sunday.



Busy girl, :)


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 4-8-2012 at 01:22

Good morning, my friend, long time no see, this thread, that is.


the bear - 16-11-2012 at 06:30

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Good morning, my friend, long time no see, this thread, that is.



Here it is again! Like a true Scotsman I've had my porridge :) Just off to walk the dog, round the grave yard today.
(at least nobody will argue with me there). It seems extra dark this morning, its dry at the moment but hey who knows.

Chores and shopping later then a little DIY job. Off to the hospital at tea time to visit Mrs Bear.:)

What does your day have in store for you?


Morning Regards, the Bear


the bear - 11-2-2013 at 05:24

04.30 hrs and its started to snow quite heavily, I'll have to be extra careful on the rocks when I go for my swim in the river later on.


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 11-2-2013 at 09:39

I spent the day sorting out a nursing home for SWMBO, Only for respite at this stage, but, very promising, all the same.


victor - 11-2-2013 at 10:49

I just cleared last nights snow from the drive, although it is thawing the sky is overcast and there are a few flakes of snow falling.


the bear - 16-2-2013 at 07:14

No trace of snow on the shore this morning but a bitter east wind, the waves all had white tops. Quite a bracing swim though really invigorating, if the wind drops it could turn out to be a nice day.

What does Saturday hold for you?



Regards the Bear


the bear - 13-10-2013 at 09:05

This thread hasn't been used for quite some time,

Sunday Morning is here and wearing a grey overcast sky, loks as though we'll have a dull showery day, whats the weather like with you.

I have a busy day ahead as I have to start emptying the loft,
(I have a company coming to lay insulation in a couple of weeks)

The only problem being when we moved in here 12 years ago anything that we couldn't find a home for went up in the loft and most of it has been up there ever since pluse layer of attendant dust. Still it has to be done as the date is set so the times ticking.

What is everyone else got planned today? waveysmiley


Regards the Bear


Regards the Bear


scholar - 13-10-2013 at 21:00

Perhaps you can simply dispose of some of the stuff that you haven't needed for twelve years. I have been working hard to reduce my belongings.

Today's plans--breakfast out, then church. Chores in the afternoon (laundry, paperwork). Television in the evening.


marymary100 - 13-10-2013 at 21:17

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
I spent the day sorting out a nursing home for SWMBO, Only for respite at this stage, but, very promising, all the same.


I hope it does give you what you need.

My mum is terribly unwell and one of the things suggested was "respite". She suggested that my dad went into respite, quite overlooking that there would be noone to look after her if he did. :/


delanti - 13-10-2013 at 23:41

Up and off this AM with oldest Son for breakfast downtown. Tomorrow is his birthday but since he will be working we would probably not have time to do such tomorrow. Called a friend this afternoon to see what she was doing and swapped a piece of Cherry pie for a cup for a cup of coffee at her place. By the time I got home, the pork roast with potato wedges was done so added my cucumber/tomato/onion in Italian dressing salad to the mix and I am stuffed. Off to the showers and then the couch for the rest of the evening.waveysmiley


the bear - 14-10-2013 at 01:19

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
Perhaps you can simply dispose of some of the stuff that you haven't needed for twelve years. I have been working hard to reduce my belongings.

Today's plans--breakfast out, then church. Chores in the afternoon (laundry, paperwork). Television in the evening.


Cleared a lot more stuff out of the loft, found a lot of nice things we'd forgotten all about, got rid of a lot of unwanted things to, some of it should go to a charity shop so I'll see what time I have tomorrow.

Regards the Bear


the bear - 26-10-2013 at 07:01

Another wet morning, rain with showers in between at the moment.

Looks like another day in the loft clearing out all the things that might come in useful one day shocked_yellow.

A walk on the shore with the dog if the rain lets up and possibly a drive out to see my son and the Grandchildren at tea time.

What plans have you for the weekend.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


the bear - 27-10-2013 at 21:05

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Another wet morning, rain with showers in between at the moment.

Looks like another day in the loft clearing out all the things that might come in useful one day shocked_yellow.

A walk on the shore with the dog if the rain lets up and possibly a drive out to see my son and the Grandchildren at tea time.

What plans have you for the weekend.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley



It looks as though everybody has stayed in bed this weekend.


Regards the Bear


waffler - 27-10-2013 at 22:09

same old same old work on saturday church on sunday :D


LSemmens - 28-10-2013 at 00:10

It's Monday and my plans for the week have changed, yet again. Hopefully, I get to finish my fence this week ran out of bullets for my (nail) gun. All I need to do is finish the gates. As for the change of plans, looks like YS and family are coming home again. They just cannot afford to rent on his wages, it's a pity 'cause he loves his job but wages are quite low. This means that I need to clean out the store room, rumpus room, and my office, again, to give them some room. Oh well.....


the bear - 3-11-2013 at 12:03

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
It's Monday and my plans for the week have changed, yet again. Hopefully, I get to finish my fence this week ran out of bullets for my (nail) gun. All I need to do is finish the gates. As for the change of plans, looks like YS and family are coming home again. They just cannot afford to rent on his wages, it's a pity 'cause he loves his job but wages are quite low. This means that I need to clean out the store room, rumpus room, and my office, again, to give them some room. Oh well.....


Happy families is good :):):)



Regards the Bear waveysmiley


scholar - 3-11-2013 at 12:15

I can say good morning, as it is 6:12 here in Illinois. I have slept poorly, and expect to go back to bed for a while.

I usually take a single allergy tablet that has the sleep side-effect, but I lost the box in which they were kept.:(


waffler - 3-11-2013 at 23:25

taken 4 allergy pills today :(


Nimuae - 4-11-2013 at 07:08

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
taken 4 allergy pills today :(


Good grief - that must be some serious allergy!


I am waiting for a phone call to say which day I will crewing on my friend's boat this week.


the bear - 4-11-2013 at 07:55

Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
taken 4 allergy pills today :(


Good grief - that must be some serious allergy!


I am waiting for a phone call to say which day I will crewing on my friend's boat this week.



What type of boat is it Nim? :)


Regards the Bear


delanti - 4-11-2013 at 14:05

Monday morning, clear blue skies and a cool 48 degrees F. Lit the wood stove at the shop and does it feel good.waveysmiley


waffler - 4-11-2013 at 23:51

Little bit cooler here Bob:)


LSemmens - 5-11-2013 at 12:06

Nim's all at sea! I hope.

Up early tomorrow to go and pick up eldest from the airport, he's flying in for a week to say "hello". He would have done Christmas, but the airfare for Christmas was about 4 times the price it is now.


waffler - 6-11-2013 at 00:30

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Nim's all at sea! I hope.

Up early tomorrow to go and pick up eldest from the airport, he's flying in for a week to say "hello". He would have done Christmas, but the airfare for Christmas was about 4 times the price it is now.


These people take advantage :)


Nimuae - 6-11-2013 at 07:16

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Quote:
Originally posted by Nimuae
Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
taken 4 allergy pills today :(


Good grief - that must be some serious allergy!


I am waiting for a phone call to say which day I will crewing on my friend's boat this week.



What type of boat is it Nim? :)



Regards the Bear



It is a 4 berth cabin cruiser, Mr Bear. They have a summer mooring here. Mr and I are taking it up river to Ripon and his wife, is going up by car to meet us at the marina where they over-winter. Not sure yet which day we will be going.


LSemmens - 6-11-2013 at 11:46

I had an interesting day. Nothing seemed to go right, nothing bad, just nuisance value. Until I was returning home after picking up Son. Three quarters of the way home we encounter a police roadblock which diverted us about 20Ks out of the way. (Fairy Snuff: Scrub fires take priority.) Then after returning to the highway car gets hot! Turns out the rubber band holding the engine together had broken. A car stopped about minute after we stopped and offered assistance. He drove home to get some tools and a spare belt that he had there. After about half an hour of trying many, and varied, combinations we determined that the fanbelt was about 6" too short despite coming off a similar model. Tried to 'phone a friend' after trying the other options and still didn't win a million dollars! He wasn't home. Bugga! We'd been sitting for about an hour by then so engine had cooled a bit. I decided that we may as well drive and stop as the temp climbed too high, hoping to get home 1Km at a time. Anyway; started off and accelerated up to highway speed, we got about 3Km before temp climbed too high, which was better than expected. Stopped and waited another ten minutes, killing a million flies whilst we waited. Next time, we managed about 5Ks because, with no fan belt and there was no power steering, I decided that, once I got to speed, I could shut down the engine and coast. (I also broke the law by a little bit to improve my distance on coast) Godd thing we live on a plain! Took us about 2 hours to travel the last 40Ks home. Very pleased! When I get home, cannot find the spare belt so had to walk down to the servo to order one, should be here in a day or so!


the bear - 8-11-2013 at 05:30

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
I had an interesting day. Nothing seemed to go right, nothing bad, just nuisance value. Until I was returning home after picking up Son. Three quarters of the way home we encounter a police roadblock which diverted us about 20Ks out of the way. (Fairy Snuff: Scrub fires take priority.) Then after returning to the highway car gets hot! Turns out the rubber band holding the engine together had broken. A car stopped about minute after we stopped and offered assistance. He drove home to get some tools and a spare belt that he had there. After about half an hour of trying many, and varied, combinations we determined that the fanbelt was about 6" too short despite coming off a similar model. Tried to 'phone a friend' after trying the other options and still didn't win a million dollars! He wasn't home. Bugga! We'd been sitting for about an hour by then so engine had cooled a bit. I decided that we may as well drive and stop as the temp climbed too high, hoping to get home 1Km at a time. Anyway; started off and accelerated up to highway speed, we got about 3Km before temp climbed too high, which was better than expected. Stopped and waited another ten minutes, killing a million flies whilst we waited. Next time, we managed about 5Ks because, with no fan belt and there was no power steering, I decided that, once I got to speed, I could shut down the engine and coast. (I also broke the law by a little bit to improve my distance on coast) Godd thing we live on a plain! Took us about 2 hours to travel the last 40Ks home. Very pleased! When I get home, cannot find the spare belt so had to walk down to the servo to order one, should be here in a day or so!


I had a similar problem with a car a few years ago where I had to wait for the engine to cool down, refill it with water then go as far as I could get; fortunately I was on a road across the Peak District so I was able to coast long distances down the hills. Eventually made it to my sons at Sheffield. The kind AA man brought me and the car home.
The car incidently was a "write off". :(


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


LSemmens - 8-11-2013 at 12:02

Got the new belt today and put it on. Had to take SWMBO to the Hospital so, first stop, the servo to put some petrol on "tic" until pay day only to find the belt slipping when I accelerated. When I arrived there I asked them if it was usual for a new belt (one that drives everything: (I won't comment on that, but it ain't polite) and all they could do was make snide remarks about amateurs. I had of 7 pulleys, I managed to fit the belt around one pulley on the wrong side of another. 5 minute fix.

How did you manage to write the car off? Surely not by blowing the engine? (Have had to replace one of those in the past owing to a blown hose.)

Actually, O'Bear, your story reminds me a little of a story that I read, some years back, called "Blast The Bush" by Len Beadell. It was the story of nuclear testing at Maralinga around the war years. One of the supply trucks managed to destroy a radiator hundreds of miles from anywhere. Fortunately, they were the water truck so they plumbed the water tank to the engine. When they finally got back to camp, the drinking water had a decidedly "mechanical" taste. :)


the bear - 8-11-2013 at 12:23

The fault on my car turned out to be the cylinder head gasket had blown and the head was going to need skimming plus several other jobs ie water pump. The cost of having the work done far out weighed the value of the car so I scrapped it. :(


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


delanti - 8-11-2013 at 16:04

Years ago I bought a cheap Pontiac car to drive back and forth to work. One morning on the way to work the tranny would not shift out of low about half way to work. Nursed it into work and decided I had got my moneys worth from the old girl so was going to drive it as far home as I could. Made about 8 miles of a 12 mile drive and she got so hot she just went pop and died so my brother came and towed it home for me. About 3 years later my brother was looking for a car to run in a demolition derby and I told him he could have the Pontiac if he could make it run. He put in new spark plugs and it fired right up so he ran it in the derby until it died again. This was back in the 60's, they don't make them like that any more.


LSemmens - 10-11-2013 at 00:55

I have an old XP Falcon (1965) in my back yard, when I get the time and money, that will become my daily drive, much easier to work on.


the bear - 11-11-2013 at 05:57

Well on this wet and dismal morning I intend to walk the dog on the shore fairly early ( No swim this morning).
A crew of heating engineers are due to arrive at 8am to install a new Combi boiler. :) I hope they don't make to much mess.


Regards, the Bear waveysmiley


the bear - 20-11-2013 at 05:39

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Well on this wet and dismal morning I intend to walk the dog on the shore fairly early ( No swim this morning).
A crew of heating engineers are due to arrive at 8am to install a new Combi boiler. :) I hope they don't make to much mess.


Regards, the Bear waveysmiley



The boiler was installed as arranged and is up and running, so much better than the old one. The work was carried out by a young man in his twenties, very effcient and he left the kitchen nice and clean, he took all his rubbish with him. (" many thanks to the boiler man"). :)


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


the bear - 22-11-2013 at 02:22

02.14am

Not a very promising start to the day, I'm waiting for the Out of Hours doctor to phone as Mrs Bear is experiencing a very bad "flare up" and is in tremendous pain. I made the decision to call the doctor as she has had two black-outs tonight which have left her feeling very sick. :(

I have no idea which way my day is going to go today confused2


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


Quaver - 22-11-2013 at 06:34

Oh no, how is Mrs Bear now?:(


Nimuae - 22-11-2013 at 09:08

Hope Mrs Bear recovers Ok - give her a big hug from me!waveysmiley


the bear - 22-11-2013 at 12:53

Quote:
Originally posted by Quaver
Oh no, how is Mrs Bear now?:(



Mrs bear is a little better now, :) She's tucked up in bed and will most probably sleep for quite a while now. Hopefully she'll wake up with a lot less pain later. Something nice for tea and a quiet night in front of the TV I think.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


Quaver - 22-11-2013 at 22:44

Glad she's feeling betterwaveysmiley


scholar - 23-11-2013 at 01:11

So am I. Tell Mrs. Bear (aka the Mermaid) that Scholar is wishing her well and praying for her.waveysmiley


the bear - 23-11-2013 at 01:19

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
So am I. Tell Mrs. Bear (aka the Mermaid) that Scholar is wishing her well and praying for her.waveysmiley


Thanks Scholar, in fact thank you all :)

Mrs Bear is much improved having had something to eat I've just got her back into bed and she has settled. I hope tomorrow brings a better day.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


LSemmens - 23-11-2013 at 01:27

Hope all is now well in the Bear household, I know how you feel.


delanti - 23-11-2013 at 16:54

I know that Bear and Leigh both have spouses who require substantial care. I am not sure if there are other posters in the same boat or not but it made me stop an think a bit. I know that both Bear and Leigh also have their own issues to deal with as do I and I tried to imagine dealing with my issues and having to assist a spouse with theirs and came to this conclusion. Their spouses are fortunate to have picked a couple of great people to spend their lives with. In this world of me first people it is rewarding to know there are loyal compassionate people who go beyond to do what is necessary. Good going guys. Just my thought for the day.waveysmiley


Nimuae - 23-11-2013 at 19:38

Quote:
Originally posted by delanti
I know that Bear and Leigh both have spouses who require substantial care. I am not sure if there are other posters in the same boat or not but it made me stop an think a bit. I know that both Bear and Leigh also have their own issues to deal with as do I and I tried to imagine dealing with my issues and having to assist a spouse with theirs and came to this conclusion. Their spouses are fortunate to have picked a couple of great people to spend their lives with. In this world of me first people it is rewarding to know there are loyal compassionate people who go beyond to do what is necessary. Good going guys. Just my thought for the day.waveysmiley


What a lovely thing to say !kissykissy


LSemmens - 23-11-2013 at 22:28

Thank you delanti. I'm touched.waveysmiley


the bear - 23-11-2013 at 22:44

Quote:
Originally posted by delanti
I know that Bear and Leigh both have spouses who require substantial care. I am not sure if there are other posters in the same boat or not but it made me stop an think a bit. I know that both Bear and Leigh also have their own issues to deal with as do I and I tried to imagine dealing with my issues and having to assist a spouse with theirs and came to this conclusion. Their spouses are fortunate to have picked a couple of great people to spend their lives with. In this world of me first people it is rewarding to know there are loyal compassionate people who go beyond to do what is necessary. Good going guys. Just my thought for the day.waveysmiley




We all have our paths to walk in this life, some difficult some easy but an encouraging word from a friend as you pass by certainly puts a spring in your step and a warmth in your heart.

Bob thank you for your kindness :):):)


Very best regards, the Bear waveysmiley


the bear - 26-11-2013 at 07:15

OOOOh, its dark out there, the dawm isnt far away but looks very ominous. :o

I have to take the dog to be clipped later, not the full works just her face, paws and nails (At the moment its hard to tell if she's going forward or backwards). ;)

Hopefully I'll get chance to finish sorting out my planters and pots, I've already potted an Amyarillis this morning :)

What have you got planned, anything of note.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


LSemmens - 26-11-2013 at 19:10

It's just on Dawn, Here and SWMBO is yelling at me already! We must leave for the city in around 10 minutes. She has surgery on her eye today!


the bear - 26-11-2013 at 23:00

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
OOOOh, its dark out there, the dawm isnt far away but looks very ominous. :o

I have to take the dog to be clipped later, not the full works just her face, paws and nails (At the moment its hard to tell if she's going forward or backwards). ;)

Hopefully I'll get chance to finish sorting out my planters and pots, I've already potted an Amyarillis this morning :)

What have you got planned, anything of note.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley



My little dog "Poppy" is back from the beauty parlour, shampoo'd and clipped, she looks wonderful and has her puppy face again :) but I sort of like her better when she's a scuffy muffin it sort of adds to her character. :):)


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


the bear - 4-4-2014 at 12:01

Well Spring is most certainly here to day, I'm busy sorting out plant pots and sowing seeds.

How are you spending your time today? :)


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


delanti - 4-4-2014 at 18:38

Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Well Spring is most certainly here to day, I'm busy sorting out plant pots and sowing seeds.

How are you spending your time today? :)


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


Spring is here also. I seem to have a slight problem however, I have no seeds to plant and no functioning tools to plant them with. Now what do I do? drop_down


the bear - 4-4-2014 at 20:40

Quote:
Originally posted by delanti
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
Well Spring is most certainly here to day, I'm busy sorting out plant pots and sowing seeds.

How are you spending your time today? :)


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


Spring is here also. I seem to have a slight problem however, I have no seeds to plant and no functioning tools to plant them with. Now what do I do? drop_down


Hi Bob, sorry to hear that but I manage with a fork and trowel, a dibber and a dust brush as all my planting is done in pots. :)


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


LSemmens - 5-4-2014 at 08:40

You'd better watch your language, O'Bear, I'd hate to have to moderate you! "fork 'n' trowel", indeed! waggyfinger;)

Planting stuff is easy, Bob, stick it in the ground, if it grows, well, and good, if not,,,, stick something else in. Works for me.


the bear - 5-4-2014 at 14:11

Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
You'd better watch your language, O'Bear, I'd hate to have to moderate you! "fork 'n' trowel", indeed! waggyfinger;)

Planting stuff is easy, Bob, stick it in the ground, if it grows, well, and good, if not,,,, stick something else in. Works for me.



Philistine ;)


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


marymary100 - 5-4-2014 at 14:23

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaGpaj2nHIo


the bear - 5-4-2014 at 19:47

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaGpaj2nHIo



Excellent, one of my favorite sketches, thank you MM :):)


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


LSemmens - 6-4-2014 at 00:40

Thanks, mary, made my morning! :D


the bear - 7-4-2014 at 02:50

I need a couple of those four candles to light my way. :)

( see my other post) :))


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


the bear - 11-4-2014 at 06:16

A nice bright sunny morning, and a bonus for lots of people, its Friday.

Busy day ahead, food shopping, several letters to write and a trip to the doctors. :)

What have you got ahead for the day?


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


Nimuae - 11-4-2014 at 07:18

I am off to Farndale with friends - we are going to do the 'Daffodil Walk'. It is bright and sunny - so it should be good.


scholar - 11-4-2014 at 23:30

I worked from 5:30 to 5:30 at the food plant, and came right home to my dear wife afterwards.greengrin


the bear - 12-4-2014 at 01:22

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I worked from 5:30 to 5:30 at the food plant, and came right home to my dear wife afterwards.greengrin



When there's nowhere else to go you can always go home :)


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LSemmens - 12-4-2014 at 01:34

Good morning, coffee in the cup, later on heading out to assist removal of some people. might get to mow the lawn if I'm lucky!


the bear - 12-4-2014 at 01:56

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Originally posted by LSemmens
Good morning, coffee in the cup, later on heading out to assist removal of some people. might get to mow the lawn if I'm lucky!


I.ve still got several letters to write, the planting work is very much on going with lots still to do.
If time permits I would like to go and take photos of the White Water Kayak championships over in Wales on the River Dee.



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the bear - 12-4-2014 at 09:03

Quite a chilly grey day, the water down at the river was freezing when I went for my morning swim earlier. ;)



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marymary100 - 12-4-2014 at 10:06

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Originally posted by LSemmens
... later on heading out to assist removal of some people...


were they bothering you?


LSemmens - 13-4-2014 at 00:57

Absolutely! ;)


the bear - 14-4-2014 at 03:02

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Absolutely! ;)


Did you polish the shot gun to make it look official smokin:


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LSemmens - 14-4-2014 at 09:01

Definately not! I wasn't paid that much!!! :D


victor - 7-5-2014 at 09:28

Good morning.
Bright start to the day but it has started to cloud over now forecast for the rest of the week
doesn't look promising but maybe they have it wrong
Might try and do a bit on the allotment but then again hedges to cut and other jobs to be done around the home garden so I think it will be a case of tossing a coin as to what will be done.


the bear - 8-5-2014 at 00:31

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Originally posted by victor
Good morning.
Bright start to the day but it has started to cloud over now forecast for the rest of the week
doesn't look promising but maybe they have it wrong
Might try and do a bit on the allotment but then again hedges to cut and other jobs to be done around the home garden so I think it will be a case of tossing a coin as to what will be done.


If the rain stays off I still have lots of planting to do, and the dreaded Rusian Vine needs trimming already:(

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LSemmens - 14-5-2014 at 01:11

Top of the mornin' to ye! It's a loverly day outside and I hope that I can achieve a few things, though, I'm not sure what. (My list will last a few lifetimes)


the bear - 24-5-2014 at 12:54

No the best of mornings here, Rain with showers inbetween,

Its a day by the fire, watch a film or two. Play on the Pc and cook a nice meal for tonight.

What plans have you got for a wet bank holiday'

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waffler - 24-5-2014 at 12:58

Mornin Mr B beautiful morning here in Mississippi gonna be in the 90s smokin:


LSemmens - 25-5-2014 at 10:24

The banks have holidays?shocked_yellowshocked_yellowDoes that mean I don't have to pay my loans for a day.


the bear - 25-5-2014 at 18:52

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The banks have holidays?shocked_yellowshocked_yellowDoes that mean I don't have to pay my loans for a day.



They say nobody cares, sure just miss a payment:)


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scholar - 25-5-2014 at 19:41

Today, Ruby was over-tired and sleeping when it was time for church, so I did not wake her, and went to church without her.

Even though she has no PAP machine, she does have a supplemental oxygen line to wear overnight--but, sometimes, she doesn't have it in, or it falls out of place while she sleeps! (Especially if she does not wear the chin strap she is supposed to wear.waggyfinger) It was out for a while this morning, so she got less help from the sleep than she would have.


waffler - 27-5-2014 at 00:09

I hate my cpap machine waggyfinger


the bear - 22-6-2014 at 04:37

Another fine sun-rise, the water was most refreshing down at the river this morning, and quite calm just right for a swim.
Back home now with a nice cuppa. :)

Not sure what today has in store yet!


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the bear - 7-10-2014 at 04:57

First time in ages, the breeze was really brisk down on the shore. I was surprised to see several others taking a morning dip.

Ready for a nice bowl of porridge and honey now.


What are you up to this morning anything interesting?devilhot



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waffler - 7-10-2014 at 09:34

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What are you up to this morning anything interesting?devilhot



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Starting a new job :)


LSemmens - 8-10-2014 at 00:14

Hopefully, I'll finish brushcutting the yard today, gotta go to the Hardware store and get some more line first.


the bear - 8-10-2014 at 23:50

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Hopefully, I'll finish brushcutting the yard today, gotta go to the Hardware store and get some more line first.



Don't have those problems as I have a large roof garden, one corner of which is heaped with salvaged wood that is ear-marked for a winter project; what i do have to get to grips with are all the pots (large and small) that need putting to bed for the winter. :)


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waffler - 9-10-2014 at 11:21

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Don't have those problems as I have a large roof garden, one corner of which is heaped with salvaged wood that is ear-marked for a winter project; what i do have to get to grips with are all the pots (large and small) that need putting to bed for the winter. :)


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I salvaged a lot of wood and made a lean to on my shed to give me extra storage room and park my mowers to keep some of the weather off them :)


scholar - 11-10-2014 at 01:07

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What are you up to this morning anything interesting?devilhot



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Starting a new job :)

A new job? As in, new employment?:o


waffler - 11-10-2014 at 05:25

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What are you up to this morning anything interesting?devilhot



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Starting a new job :)

A new job? As in, new employment?:o


Gone into the food industry


marymary100 - 11-10-2014 at 10:21

There's a wholemeal thread about it scholar.


waffler - 20-1-2015 at 12:22

Good Morning World It's a Brand New Day

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm Lyrics from an old song methinks :D


LSemmens - 21-1-2015 at 23:44

Yep! I just checked, it's still morning down here! :)


waffler - 22-1-2015 at 01:47

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Originally posted by LSemmens
Yep! I just checked, it's still morning down here! :)


Night Time here now brshteeth


the bear - 7-6-2015 at 07:04

Another beautiful day, clear blue skies and bright sunshine at 7am. Think I might just go for a swim off Perch Rock ;)

What have you got planned for the day? anything interesting.


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LSemmens - 7-6-2015 at 09:40

Don't forget to take the ice pick with you, O'Bear. I turn 14 tomorrow! :). We celebrate the Queen's Birthday tomorrow and that was the same date that my Brother-in-law was killed (MVA) and also the same date that the drunk tried to kill me! :D


waffler - 7-6-2015 at 13:31

We celebrate the Queen's Birthday tomorrow


how old is the old girl


LSemmens - 8-6-2015 at 03:22

89


the bear - 14-6-2015 at 05:07

Dull and dismal here ,quite chilly as well.

Bit later than normal but I'm off down to the shore for my morning dip.

Back later a few odd jobs to do then a run out down the Clywd Valley perhaps:)


Whats everyone else got planned for this sunny Sunday?


Regards the Bear


LSemmens - 14-6-2015 at 12:24

I spent the day moving furniture for different people, so, nothing unusual.


the bear - 2-7-2015 at 01:29

2Am. and it,s still very warm, a few clouds about and an occasional rumble of thunder.

It's going to be another hot one!

I have a busy day planned, final trip to the tip, (I hope). I have been going through a rather radical clear out. When it's complete I can start the new design for the roof garden and the yard ( aim to have it complete for planting time next year).
The scheme includes a small but intimate candle lantern sitting area :D

What have you got planned for the next few days and the coming weekend?



Regards the busy Bear. waveysmiley


LSemmens - 2-7-2015 at 01:57

I hear it's only about 36C, lovely day for a run in the country.......;)


Take it easy you Brits, Drink plenty of fluids and do not exert yourselves. I'm used to that sort of weather, but you lot aren't. Heat stroke is no fun! I've had it, only once, but that was enough. My problem? I was working outside all day (like I did every day) but did not drink enough to replace the fluids lost from perspiration. My normal daily intake was about 10litres of water on top of other drinks. That will be way too much for you lot, but I was tree lopping, so it was hard, heavy, work. If you couldn't wring your shirt out by 8AM, you were being slack.


the bear - 2-7-2015 at 02:02

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Originally posted by LSemmens
I hear it's only about 36C, lovely day for a run in the country.......;)


Take it easy you Brits, Drink plenty of fluids and do not exert yourselves. I'm used to that sort of weather, but you lot aren't. Heat stroke is no fun! I've had it, only once, but that was enough. My problem? I was working outside all day (like I did every day) but did not drink enough to replace the fluids lost from perspiration. My normal daily intake was about 10litres of water on top of other drinks. That will be way too much for you lot, but I was tree lopping, so it was hard, heavy, work. If you couldn't wring your shirt out by 8AM, you were being slack.


Being a warm balmy night it will be pleasant when I go down to the river later for my morning swim ;)


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the bear - 13-7-2015 at 04:16

The biggest British cruise liner the Britannia is due to enter the river in just over a couple of hours so I intend to go down to the shore and get some photos if I can.
The ship leaves again at about 10.30 tonight en route for Dublin then Guernsey.

When the ship leaves tonight there will be a big firework send off.

I hope it doesn't rain. :(



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Nimuae - 13-7-2015 at 05:35

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The scheme includes a small but intimate candle lantern sitting area :D

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That sounds really romantic, Mr Bear, I am sure Mrs Bear will love it!


the bear - 13-7-2015 at 06:47

I will be going on my own unfortunately as Mrs Bear is all but immobile, besides sandy beaches and crutches aren't a good mix.

Sadly it started to rin quite heavily here a little while ago, I'm still going to go but don't know what sort of results I'll get. :(



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Nimuae - 13-7-2015 at 06:51

I was thinking more of your candle lit garden, Mr Bear!


the bear - 13-7-2015 at 06:55

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I was thinking more of your candle lit garden, Mr Bear!

Sorry Nim, All cleared away and some of the setting out already done!:)


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Nimuae - 13-7-2015 at 08:35

Sounds good to me!


LSemmens - 13-7-2015 at 10:48

I hope You do get some good shots. Can mrs Bear not go with you even if she must sit in the car and look, or is car parking such that she would not be able to see?


the bear - 14-7-2015 at 23:27

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Originally posted by LSemmens
I hope You do get some good shots. Can mrs Bear not go with you even if she must sit in the car and look, or is car parking such that she would not be able to see?



What a complete washout, the morning was wet and misty, the very fine rain that soaks you through. Not only that I missed the ship entering the river as she arrived an hour and ten mins early. it had been and gone by the time I got there.
I didn't even go down the pier to see the ship leave as we had torrential rain across the weather. Visibility zero.


Another ship, another tide :D


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LSemmens - 16-7-2015 at 00:44

Oh! Toyota!!!!


the bear - 16-7-2015 at 16:23

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Oh! Toyota!!!!



confused2confused2confused2


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LSemmens - 17-7-2015 at 12:43

Toyota ;)


the bear - 13-9-2015 at 07:54

Very quiet here this morning, slight sea mist. Going to give the morning dip a miss today as I have a bad chest, just a walk on the sand with the dog I think :)


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LSemmens - 14-9-2015 at 13:41

With the temperatures that you lot live through, I'd be more likely to be walking on the water without even getting my feet wet! I allergic to being cold! ;)