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Helen F
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691 of 725  Sun 18th Jul 2021 7:01pm  
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Hi Philip, no thanks needed as I very much understand and agree. There is nobody as close as those we've grown with. Often we agree and on those we don't we at least understand the other's motives and know that our thoughts don't always match our behaviour. I might threaten the bunnies in the garden with the chop but I'd never do it. I wouldn't turn down a rabbit pie either. Big grin The whole nation is trying new boundaries for what is acceptable and what's not. Some subjects might be safe but you never know until someone objects. Close family are hopefully our safe space. It's the rocky nature of discussion that has made it a necessity to limit it here on Rob's site. If I want to discuss something different, I visit other venues but none are so gentile. I've never met up with anyone from those sites, even though I've known them longer. I often wear a mask. Just posting as a man rather than a women or or with another ethnicity or religion will change how people judge what you write. Sometimes the mask is liberating, sometimes it's depressing. On the net you can usually walk away but in real life taking off the mask can be more risky. The other person might be a bunny hugging, vegetarian, axe murderer.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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692 of 725  Sun 18th Jul 2021 8:47pm  
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I was Miss Marple, once. It was filmed around Baddesley & Grendon about twenty five years ago. That was a new venture using big screen technology, so a drama could have outside scenes.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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693 of 725  Tue 20th Jul 2021 10:25am  
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Hi all, For most of us, life is old hat as we get older, yet so much is completely new, at my age, born in 1947. I'm learning all over again to drive a pre-selector vehicle, only I'm the vehicle. The first month on my own, businesses kept me so busy, I hardly had time to think about breakfast. Think? Serial in a bowl & add milk. Porridge in a pot! Life for me, strange as it is, is kind of settling into a Covid boundary time routine. I'm seeing a bit more clearly what needs doing around our home, kicked off as a waste skip arrives on Thursday (NOT FOR PAM'S TEDDIES). I served an apprenticeship having groceries delivered, what with Pam poorly but also the pandemic, so I kind of got used to working out what we needed for a week's supply. I got things wrong sometimes, so we finished up with a pantry filled with twenty tins of tomato soup, but no bread to dip in it. An accountant can only work by thinking ahead, so I'm now enjoying armchair shopping. Yes, enjoying. I keep seeing the tin men in the advert for Cadbury Smash, when I see folks unloading car boot loads of groceries, when mine simply arrives at my door. My orders now include extra items, like a Pyrex jug, or plain yoghurt as I try my hand at Asian mint sauce dips. I enjoyed a big thrill last evening. An episode of "Open all Hours" where Granville plucks up courage to ring a favourite lady friend. He rubs his hands with excitement after she answers his phone call. Well, I made phone contact with a very special lady to me, last evening. My breaky this morning of egg & cheese on toast has never tasted so good. I've a visitor, so will break for coffee. Have a good day all.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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694 of 725  Tue 20th Jul 2021 11:00am  
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More jottings from Grogley Maltings. Does the tail wag the dog? My delight in amateur drama begs that question to me. Has drama planted itself on to me, or am I just that way inclined? Even me writing these jottings, I'm in a Hinge & Bracket mentality (NOT DRESSED). I'm the right age for their comedy, but I feel so upbeat this morning, that I could be singing the "Hills are Alive" adding with midges for our friend in Aberdeen. I'm sorry that you on our forum have become the buffer of my jottings, puss has gone out bored, but I will confine it to this thread. Maybe the the thread title should have a severe health warning. Good day all.
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Helen F
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695 of 725  Tue 20th Jul 2021 11:12am  
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Performing on stage is an inner drive, it would terrify me. Oh my I enjoy painting set and producing the publicity material but that's as far as it goes. I'm really quite chuffed with my poster for Under Milk Wood for the next production but who knows when it will be needed.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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696 of 725  Wed 21st Jul 2021 12:05pm  
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Hi all I suppose most hobbies are some form of escapism. I get lost in our railway room when I'm enjoying a cuppa inside Pam's tea rooms, but when someone comes to our door, I don't greet them with a train whistle & pretend that I'm Henry the green engine. In amateur drama, I did become the character that I was playing. Even if I had no acting part, but was providing the musical accompaniment, I was often a fictitious character sat at a keyboard. I want to become myself, as myself certainly during this period of major adjustment to my life. Life without Pam, but with no pretence.
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Midland Red
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697 of 725  Wed 21st Jul 2021 9:05pm  
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Saw this today, and, for some unknown reason, immediately thought of Philip Wink
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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698 of 725  Wed 21st Jul 2021 9:44pm  
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I was taken to see the lighthouse during a trainspotting trip to Folkestone. I didn't know that it was still there.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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699 of 725  Wed 21st Jul 2021 9:45pm  
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Hi all, I've been a bit melancholy today. The loss of my friend Carol, has hit harder, partly because I haven't got Pam to share with. That makes the tenderness being shared in conversations on our forum, so sweet. Sweeter than honey. Brill!
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Helen F
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700 of 725  Wed 21st Jul 2021 10:15pm  
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I really can recommend comedy for melancholy. ‘I'm sorry I haven't a Clue’ has a new series out. The film ‘Yesterday’ was a gentle comedy romance. Iplayer has a lot of decent box sets like ‘Death in Paradise’ or ‘Blackadder’ (series 1 was rubbish but the others are good). I know you want to be you without a mask but like a wound, sometime you need something soft to wrap around your hurt and wait for the sting to ease.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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701 of 725  Thu 22nd Jul 2021 8:34am  
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Thank you Helen, I feel brighter today. I like your social bandage analogy, the kind folk on our forum spring to mind. Brill.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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702 of 725  Thu 22nd Jul 2021 10:15am  
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In fact so much brighter that I have cleaned my toaster this morning. Not just the crumb trays, a complete wash & clean. Just enjoyed tea & toast to test.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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703 of 725  Sat 24th Jul 2021 1:43pm  
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Hi all, Eight weeks ago, Pam left her home for the last time, a home that she loved & worked for. She left in an ambulance.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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704 of 725  Sun 15th Aug 2021 9:14am  
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What a difference 24 hours can make. The song Wednesday morning I felt as though I had a bit of a tummy bug, I had forgotten about it, as it came to nothing, until Friday morning, after I had eaten normal breaky, I don't know what happened. The next thing that I was aware of were loads of folk in our lounge including three ambulance crew & my daughter in law who just happened to have the day off work. How many times or for how long I haven't a clue, but I had obviously been unconscious, certainly dizzy as I couldn't get out of my chair. The analysis showed that my BP had gone through the roof. Stress & some virus infections can do that. What a difference a day makes. I'm feeling ok now, hence telling you on here, but I've been ordered off all duties until my next examination on Monday evening. No church, today or a funeral that I was booked to play for on Monday, yet I feel ok just now. I'm up, bathed & ready to be picked up ordinarily, but all on stop. No one is coming. I have got a forthcoming family event which is causing some concern, but otherwise I don't know why I'm stressed. I'm hoping that it's the virus. Love to you all.
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Midland Red
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705 of 725  Sun 15th Aug 2021 9:31am  
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So glad you’re feeling a deal better Thumbs up
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