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Today I have mainly been v3

Discussion in 'off topic' started by TalYWaun, Jun 8, 2022.

  1. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Kids bought us RHS Membership for Christmas so today we had our first look at the new-ish RHS Bridgewater in the posh bit of Salford where the kids live.
    For those who don't know it's on the site of Worsley New Hall, which was demolished about 1949 and was just over the road from Worsley Old Hall, which wasn't...and still a pub- restaurant.
    Anyway, well worth a visit even though most plants only just emerging.
    Think I'll be going regularly to watch the seasons change.
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  2. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Back from the GREATEST London. Wouldn't have known there was a train strike. Nice night in last night in Marylebone - nice pubs and a great fishnchip dinner.

    Off to WGC and BTB for a few later.
  3. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    Raining hard early on so having a lazy(ish) day, mostly indoors.

    Cleaned 20 LPs with Knosti record cleaning contraption this morning, and now my arms ache :(.

    Lunch midday, then cleaned and fitted new batteries in a couple of nice old Gucci watches belonging to a woman friend. Currently debating whether to fit new straps. Existing are original but a bit tatty. I'm concerned changing them will spoil their well used look which matches the current owner so well.

    Sun has now come out so late afternoon dog walk beckons.
  4. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Early morning wake up from OH who had an eye problem, potentially detached retina. Took her to eye hospital, waste of time. Wouldn't even look at it. Quick eye test and said all is fine......same happened to sister in Scotland who listened to them and now has sight only in one eye. To be continued...

    Tried to drive to Hammermith as trains cancelled. Gridlocked M4, gave up.

    Got home and found a bottle of wine had smashed in boot. Now smells of Chablis.
  5. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    Wow hope she finds someone to look properly at that
  6. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    On a spiritual retreat today near oswesty .some time for quiet reflection this morning , however some of the members have a rock band and this evening the place is shaking !! Louder than concorde !!

    One wonders how the mums trying to setting their babies will react !!
  7. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    'Puggled' (wonderful adjective, Rose!) after a fantastic week way up North visiting with my oldest friend Adam. The kind of friend where half-finished taglines from 35yrs ago are still funny / picked-up mid-sentence/ no explanation needed between us - to the utter bafflement of everyone else.

    Flight home hopelessly late.*
    After getting home & addressing the domestic quotidian - visited the Barber.

    I need to look through what's on the camera; probably tomorrow.

    Meanwhile - currently roasting a wide cast of mixed veg, for late supper; v nearly done. Wine open, soon.

    * & no harm done.
    It is substantially much -more offensive/ inexcusable/idiotic - that I could have SIX round-trip flights at the price I paid, vs the ONE return journey via rail (via London to visit Daughter, on the way) The 6 round-trip flights would only have cost me a whole £1 more ... A rant for another pfm room / day
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  8. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    last time I had a drink in WGC was circa 1969 at the ??The Cherry tree??, long time ago. it was an old mod/early skinhead gaff
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  9. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    In Yorkshire.
  10. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    where is that
  11. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    @canonman - I hope you can get your OH's eye problem dealt with quickly if not sorted already.

    My wife had a similar problem a few years ago. Rather than go to A&E we contacted her optician who saw her almost immediately. They were able to diagnose the problem and refer her directly to the local hospital opthalmology department for treatment, completely bypassing her GP, A&E etc, for which we were very grateful.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2023
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  12. hc25036

    hc25036 pfm Member

    ^^^. This. Mrs hc25036 had exactly the same experience.
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  13. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    We had friends over yesterday for a meal.
    They are both vegetarians and don’t drink alcohol.

    We had a good time, and the veggie lasagna was better than we thought it would be.
    (charred smokey aubergine flesh, lots of spinach and mushrooms, with a ratatouille layer)

    I didn’t say anything stupid, or inadvertently insult anyone ( o_O my usual m.o. )

    The Daughter came over this morning (from next door) and moaned about her ex-husband being an idiot. We knew he was an idiot before The Daughter realised, but what can you do? I gave The Daughter a big hug. I have special powers.

    Daughter wouldn’t take any lasagna…
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  14. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Hi MikeMa m, thanks. It was very frustrating. Optician wouldn’t deal with it, advised eye hospital immediately. Doctor there said that she needed to go to optician!
    Fortunately, 2 of them checked her vision and said that they were convinced it wasn’t a detached retina and that should go back to optician after the weekend for a more intensive check and not to worry.
  15. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Today l have been trying to wear out a 15 week old Rottweiler puppy.....#devildog
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  16. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    finishing the Lego piano. Fitting a bathmat
  17. Went to see ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’ at the National Theatre last night, I dislike musicals generally but it was excellent. First time at the NT too, a lovely venue.

    Daughter #1 coming over shortly to give Mrs BB her gift and then we’re heading to Whitstable for lunch with the MIL.

    Cheers BB
  18. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    up in the loft moving some boxes about.

    thinking about making the onion gravy for latter - to go with a toad.
  19. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Had a home haircut (the usual). I start it off and my wife finishes it. Shaky hands and forgets how to use the electric clippers. But I got my retaliation in first; I trimmed hers earlier. :D
  20. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    witnessing a will. Making red wine onion gravy. Pre cooking and refreshing some veg. Listening to Rodigan on 1XTRA.

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