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40 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Everyone round to Marks.🥴

 

Allan

 

Ah but it's only a tasting box. Only five little jars, 150ml total, and one already gone, sorry🤩

They'll be lucky to last the evening. A birthday present from the children, they know me too well🍸

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2 hours ago, sb photos said:

My doctors surgery flu jab procedure was very efficient. Socially distanced queue at the door, checking name, appointment time and 3 questions relating possibility of you having Covid-19 symptom before letting you in. Less than a minute distanced in waiting room before being ushered into a one way corridor and being asked to roll up sleeve ready for jab. Nurse in doorway with trolly full of small flu vaccine syringes. A quick jab and out through the back door.  Speaking to a woman on the way out to our cars we both wondered why previous flu jab days couldn't have been so efficiently run.

 

I had a flu jab last year after being convinced to by a friend. All the supermarkets nearby were out of stock so I got one from a chemist. I'd phoned ahead but when I arrived they hadn't got the memo and tried to convince me to have it done another day. No can do as I've gone out of my way. The person who did it for me really seemed like they didn't even want to be there at all. The hilarity then ensued when I started to feel faint after having it done (this happens with me about 3/4 of the time I have an injection as I'm squeamish) so I then had to lie down on the floor for 10 minutes drifting in and out of consciousness while customers tried not to stand on me. About 2 weeks after I then came down with an awful "flu"/cold etc. I've had flu once before and this was probably as bad. Looking back a bunch of mates had something similar around this time and we all agree it could have been covid as there's loads of rumours and anecdotes to suggest it was circulating earlier than we thought. if it was just a reaction to the jab then sod having one again.

 

Would I have a flu jab again? Not sure. I'm not in an at risk group and I really really hate needles... and fainting.

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On 20/03/2020 at 18:14, Betty LaRue said:

Rather than talking about doom and gloom, post something good that happened in your day and days to come. Let’s spread joy.

Me? I was able to put in a pickup-grocery-order today. A couple of days ago there was no room at the inn. I can pick them up Monday. 🤗

And my Rose of Sharon bush has leaf buds. Spring is showing new life.

Betty

 

1. I'm 73 and I woke up this morning.

2. There are squash on the vines in our garden, I'll bake one tonight.

3. Before I went down this rabbit hole, called forums, I created a new Vector and uploaded it.

4. The lady on the corner is having her last garage sale for the season, and she makes pickles, dilly beans and jars of asparagus. At prices 1/3rd of stores.

5. I filled the bird feeders which are line of sight, just over the top of my monitor, while I'm editing.

6. The Green Bay Packers are 3-0

 

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18 minutes ago, Klinger said:

 

1. I'm 73 and I woke up this morning.

2. There are squash on the vines in our garden, I'll bake one tonight.

3. Before I went down this rabbit hole, called forums, I created a new Vector and uploaded it.

4. The lady on the corner is having her last garage sale for the season, and she makes pickles, dilly beans and jars of asparagus. At prices 1/3rd of stores.

5. I filled the bird feeders which are line of sight, just over the top of my monitor, while I'm editing.

6. The Green Bay Packers are 3-0

 

Oh, come on, "a good thing that happened in your life today"? That's six good things! Stop cheating🤩

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1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

Ah but it's only a tasting box. Only five little jars, 150ml total, and one already gone, sorry🤩

They'll be lucky to last the evening. A birthday present from the children, they know me too well🍸

 

Happy Birthday. And it sounds as if it will be.😵

 

Allan

 

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12 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Oh, come on, "a good thing that happened in your life today"? That's six good things! Stop cheating🤩

 

OK I'll settle for #1, I'm always happy when I don't wake up and find myself dead? Not like I'm a creaking old piece of rubble, but my brain still thinks I can do things, that my body say "oh no you can't". 😉

 

 

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Just now, Klinger said:

 

OK I'll settle for #1, I'm always happy when I don't wake up and find myself dead? Not like I'm a creaking old piece of rubble, but my brain still thinks I can do things, that my body say "oh no you can't". 😉

 

 

 

I'm 75 and woke up this morning. got out of bed at my usual time 6.30am washed and dressed then a leisurely breakfast. Can't remember what I did then.

Hooray it is nearly bed time.

 

Allan

 

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7 hours ago, Cal said:

Would I have a flu jab again? Not sure. I'm not in an at risk group and I really really hate needles... and fainting.

 

Needles don't worry me, but I realise they do some people. I could happily inject my own vaccine, I'm used to using the short needle in an insulin pen twice a day.

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16 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

Just now, I got my troublesome new radio working! I thought, what if I . . . and it's working! 😃

 

Can you remember what you did to get it going?

 

Allan

 

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Ahhh, no. Forgive me, Allan, but explaining tech stuff I have no real understanding of is not my thing. I got DAB working but not FM. 

 

I did write a manual for a light meter for Nikon. I had a terrible Japanese to English translation of the original. I remember their title. "How To Do Usefully." 

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12 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

Ahhh, no. Forgive me, Allan, but explaining tech stuff I have no real understanding of is not my thing. I got DAB working but not FM. 

 

I did write a manual for a light meter for Nikon. I had a terrible Japanese to English translation of the original. I remember their title. "How To Do Usefully." 

 

Ah yes. The good old translations of instructions. AH SO!  I used to ignore them and work out how to use the instrument myself. It was easier in those days, not lots of menus to sort out.

 

Allan

 

Anyway who buys a DAB radio to listen to FM?  As I see it FM is there just in case.

 

ITMA

 

 

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When ferreting out the wine kit (I think I reported elsewhere on making a small amount of Müller-Thurgau/Rivaner from a friend's grape crop) I found a 35-year-old tin of Boots beer concentrate (they were the go-to guys for brewing and winemaking then) and an immersion heater. So I have two gallons of alleged bitter🍻 on the go as well as wine🍷, and either some ants are having a Scuba party down there in the brewing bin, or it's fermenting.

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29 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

As long as I can find a bottle of Pinot Noir or Sancerre, I won't be brewing my own. In the States, that would be bootlegging.

Well at our rate of consumption it's not a serious attempt at replacing any of it. Just a larf and something to do, again. Rivaner is an indifferent wine grape at the best of times- although there are some promising ones in the Mosel lately- but it's one of the few white wine grapes that will even bother ripening in northern climes- read England. It's why Mr. Müller created the variety in the Thurgau in 1882.

Although we haven't had any draught ale (as opposed to lager or bottled) since February. It's rather alarming that I don't particularly miss it.

I don't fancy filling in a passport application just to get a drink.

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Good to hear that things are going well for you in the well-run city state of Singapore, Gui. 🙂

 

Last night (today starts at midnight) I slept soundly until the phone alarm woke me at 7:30. That's the first time in many years that I did not wake up with foot and leg cramps. Why? Two months ago I decided to stop taking the statin Rx that my NYC doctors prescribed. 

 

 

Edo

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6 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

Good to hear that things are going well for you in the well-run city state of Singapore, Gui. 🙂

 

Last night (today starts at midnight) I slept soundly until the phone alarm woke me at 7:30. That's the first time in many years that I did not wake up with foot and leg cramps. Why? Two months ago I decided to stop taking the statin Rx that my NYC doctors prescribed. 

 

 

Edo

 

Have you checked with your local doctor if it is safe to just stop taking the tablets?

 

Allan

 

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23 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

As long as I can find a bottle of Pinot Noir or Sancerre, I won't be brewing my own. In the States, that would be bootlegging.

Only if you sell it to others. You can brew and consume your own brew.

Some years ago, there was a recipe for making homemade wine. Grape juice, I think. You mixed up the ingredients in a gallon jug, usually a cleaned out milk jug, then put an uninflated balloon over the neck. In a few weeks (don’t remember) when the balloon inflated, the wine was ready.

Hubs & I went on a camping trip with my sister and brother-in-law in early autumn, October, I believe. We had brought some cheap, but very good apple wine. One was called Easy Days, the other Mellow Nights. My sis also brought her homemade wine.

At the end of the day, we’d sit around the campfire warming our feet and have a glass or two of the apple wine.

So, while sis & I were at the showers, the guys polished off all the apple wine. No sharing. Sis & I were furious. So while the guys were fishing, we decided to polish off the homemade wine which as wine goes, was just barely drinkable. We each had one glass down, and poured another into our plastic cups.

About then, we heard the guys rattling fishing gear and talking behind the hill on their way back from the lake.

Our eyes bugged out and we chugged that second glass of wine so the guys wouldn’t catch us at it. These were camp cups, probably held 10-12 ounces.

As we sat around the fire on a chilly, misty day, that wine hit me like a ton of bricks. My eyes crossed, the world spun and I thought I was going to lose my cookies. The wine was very sweet.

I signaled sis that we needed to walk. So we take off around a winding road in the campgrounds, while the mist hitting my face worked its magic. I’m sure the guys, walking well-behind, wondered why my gait seemed to cover the whole road, one side to the other. My sister was not affected as much.

I never touched homemade wine again. Never will.

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9 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

Good to hear that things are going well for you in the well-run city state of Singapore, Gui. 🙂

 

Last night (today starts at midnight) I slept soundly until the phone alarm woke me at 7:30. That's the first time in many years that I did not wake up with foot and leg cramps. Why? Two months ago I decided to stop taking the statin Rx that my NYC doctors prescribed. 

 

 

Edo

 

Coincidentally I was told today that a lack of salt in the diet can give rise to leg cramps, however we don't use salt in cooking and we don't suffer.   Not sure what to make of that.

 

I was advised to take statins a few years ago, but decided against. The case was marginal. Instead I changed my diet to limit fat intake to reduce chlorestrol, which, in practice, has made no difference. I suspect it's to do with my genes, therefore doomed!

 

Edo, did you notice that you had a pic in the Times today?  Won't make you rich, but a cheering step in the right direction.

 

Good thing today, I heard that the other party's insurers are going to pay to have our car fixed, I was concerned that it might be written off. We might still get away in our caravan this year.

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1 hour ago, Bryan said:

Edo, did you notice that you had a pic in the Times today?

 

I did? Couldn't fine it. Can you post it here? Or just tell me what the subject is? 

 

My son has been eating  21 eggs a week forever and he has low chlostorol. I use a little sea salt when I cook. I eat everything but mostly what''s healthy. I've never smoked—that's important. I do 16-8 intermittent fasting. That is I eat just 2 meals a day. 

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