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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.

  2. 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.

  3. [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

    I can only agree with these thoughts.  Thinking of you both. xx

  4. 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[:(]


  5. 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


    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

    WITNESS: By death.

    ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it

    WITNESS: Take a guess.


    ATTORNEY: Can you describe the

    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


    ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a
    urine sample?

    WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that


    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

    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,

    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.

  6. [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!

  7. 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!
  8. [quote user="just john "]

    forgot to mention the important bit, that you should notify DVLA when diagnosed and not drive . . .


    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...........

  9. 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.
  10. [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.[:-))]

  11. [quote user="NormanH"]I can confirm your memories Cendrillon.


    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'.




    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



    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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