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  1. Hello all... It's been a while since I have been on the Forum but i heard that Rose was ready for her Camino and I wanted to wish her well. Rose, you will have a wonderful time and you'll meet such wonderful people from all walks of life. It will really be a life changing experience and once you get into your rhythm, you'll wonder why you were so anxious. I'll be thinking of you... On the 6th October I'll be going back for another 300k from Burgos to Ponferrada (I did Ponferrada to St. J. de C in 2012) and then perhaps next year I'll do St.J.PdeP to Burgos to boucle le boucle. And if I can't get it out of my system (it does that to you, Rose!) I might attack the Camino one last time when I'm 70. The advice everyone has given Rose has been perfect and the weather at this time of the year is just about perfect. So just enjoy yourself. Jen
  2. What a lovely eulogy Ian ans how brave to be able to stand up and speak in both languages in such difficult circumstances. Debs would have been very proud of you.  A truly remarkable lady.
  3. Ian your tribute to Debs moved me to tears.  You expressed the respect and love you had for her in the most eloquent way and it's not difficult to see why so many people admired her so much.  I met Debs at the Bergerac lunch during her Itchy Feet tour and admired her modesty and simplicity and her courage in the face of everything that had happened to her.  She was an intelligent, loving, amusing person who will be greatly missed. You will have some difficult times in the months, even years to come but the mutual love and respect you had for each other will help you through.
  4. Such sad news. Debs was a wonderful caring person with such good advice to so many.  She really will be missed.  You are in my prayers.
  5. [quote user="Patf"]Like the others, I come onto the forum each day to see if you've updated, and just hoping for better news. Pat. xx [/quote] I can only agree with these thoughts.  Thinking of you both. xx
  6. What horrible news. I'm thinking of you both.
  7. Just caught up with this thread and I'm so sorry to hear the news about Debs.  Please give her my love and a big hug.  I'm thinking of you both.
  8. Thanks Baz. Guess I should have read the operations manual[Www]
  9. When I was tapping an email message I accidentally pressed 'control' with another key and the presentation on the page shrank.  The size of the page is perfectly normal but the words are miniscule.  Anyone know how I can get back to normal? My  reading glasses can just about handle it[:(]  
  10. These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.. ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active? WITNESS: No, I just lie there. ______________________________ ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory? WITNESS: I forget. ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot? ___________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo? WITNESS: We both do. ATTORNEY: Voodoo? WITNESS: We do. ATTORNEY: You do? WITNESS: Yes, voodoo. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Now doctor, "isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?" WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam? ____________________________________ ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year- old, how old is he? WITNESS: He's twenty, much like your IQ. ___________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken? WITNESS: Are you shitting me? _________________________________________ ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time? WITNESS: Getting laid. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: She had three children, right? WITNESS: Yes. ATTORNEY: How many were boys? WITNESS: None. ATTORNEY: Were there any girls? WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney? ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated? WITNESS: By death. ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated? WITNESS: Take a guess. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual? WITNESS: He was about 20, medium height, and had a beard. ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female? WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town, I'm going with male. _____________________________________ ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people? WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight. _________________________________________ ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to? WITNESS: Oral. _________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m ATTORNEY: And, Mr. Denton was dead at the time? WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample? WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question? ______________________________________ And the best for last: ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing? WITNESS: No. ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? WITNESS: No . ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor? WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless? WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
  11. Yes, thanks Sweets! With all the sport on at the moment there's a good excuse to escape into the garden and weed, weed, weed. The horrendous cold in February must have done a lot of good as the garden is looking quite spectacular. It's a lot of work, though.
  12. The trouble is, Sweets, you are just such a nice person that everyone wants a piece of you[:D] A bit too late for tonight,  but couldn't you 'put your back out' when you are gardening this week? That will take care of the Wimbledon finals.
  13. It was probably the cold weather in February.  Mine did exactly the same and the replacement mitigeur and labour were covered by insurance[:)]
  14. [quote user="Pads"]My husband is happy if im happy , I run all the house hold stuff , as he works abroad anyhow and is seldom home , he worries more about me struggling than him. He has a big fishing lac near by , A big garden to keep him going for years , also enough house jobs to do to keeep him going for many years , a woman who adores and does everything for him... I think he will be happy ;) He has worried over the years about moving from rented to buying , from London to Lanc's and then Lanc's to Cornwall he is just a worrier , as long as me and his dog are there trust me he will settle in ....bless his little cotton socks ....[/quote] That's just so lovely!
  15. So glad everything went well today, you must be so relieved.  If the weather would only improve the convalescance would be more interesting but at least your OH will be home soon. And a very Happy Birthday for next Monday!
  16. La Redoute is brilliant and if you don't like what they send or it doesn't fit or whatever, you just send it back,  Their range of household linens is pretty good.
  17. So glad everything is going well. Bon courage for the operation and the convalesence.
  18. [quote user="just john "] forgot to mention the important bit, that you should notify DVLA when diagnosed and not drive . . . [/quote] Normally one has sleep apnoea when one is asleep, so driving shouldn't be a problem unless one usually drives while asleep[:-))] Narcolepsie, on the other hand...........
  19. I find the best coffee in France is always in the PMU.
  20. Yes twin, definitely.  My guest room which may become a chambre d'hote has two singles which I transform into a king but I have to saya it's a real b*tch changing them over.  If you can keep a twin as a twin, then you'll save yourself, well, your back, a lot of aggro.
  21. [quote user="woolybanana"]Now listen you morbid lot, it is a delightful Sunday and I am feeling good so do we have to discuss this topic today? Can't we wait until a cold freezing day in January, svp? Besides, I have a seven year guarantee to outlive and, more important, my two doggies.[/quote] Wooly, in freezing January I am usually so depressed that discussing funeral arrangements would push me over the edge.  However, I agree with Idun. No frills, just the simplest casket (cardboard?) and no flowers. I would leave word that in lieu of wreaths and all that nonsens, people planted trees. I have a friend who went to basket making classes as she wanted to 'weave' her own casket.  How weird is that.[:-))]
  22. [quote user="NormanH"]I can confirm your memories Cendrillon. [/quote] I remember the daily dose of cod liver oil. Vile, but I guess it helped.  I don't remember ever being ill in those days either but I think it was down to the fact that there wasn't central heating and we were raised 'tough'.  
  23. [quote user="NormanH"] On the other hand I can buy  a small tin of 'foie de morue' in my Local Monoprix http://www.telemarket.fr/dynv6/produit/939116000-Balthor-Foie-de-Morue-Gout-Fume-121-g.shtml for 1.69€... [/quote] I buy it quite often and delicious it is too[:)]
  24.   DEER MEAT A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner. Both he and his wife decide that they won't tell the kids what kind of meat it is but will give them a clue and let them guess. The kids were eager to know what kind of meat was on their plates so they begged their dad for a clue. The dad said “Well, it's what mommy calls me sometimes”. The little girl screams to her brother “Don't eat it! It's an a** hole!”   Sorry, double post
  25.   DEER MEAT A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner. Both he and his wife decide that they won't tell the kids what kind of meat it is but will give them a clue and let them guess. The kids were eager to know what kind of meat was on their plates so they begged their dad for a clue. The dad said “Well, it's what mommy calls me sometimes”. The little girl screams to her brother “Don't eat it! It's an a** hole!”
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