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Old 08-14-2017, 10:46 AM   #151
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Oh dear Ailuros, such a difficult time for you. I am so sorry.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:32 PM   #152
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Thanks, Shy, Mimosa, Kissa. We’re off on Wednesday to take my mother to the funeral & stay for a few days. My uncle was in his 80s and I think funerals for people who’ve lived a full life aren’t always especially sad occasions. There’s a sense of loss, of course, but not of a life cut short.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:10 AM   #153
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I totally agree, on such occasions there is more of a feeling thankfulness for a life well lived. Still hard for those who loved them.
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I couldn't agree more about the celebration of their lives.

One of my 'life and soul of the party' uncles specified that at his funeral he wanted everyone in their prettiest outfits - and, as it happened in Summer - we wouldn't have done shame to a garden party.

Ex-Merchant Navy, PoW, worked on cruise ships - he reminded me of a phrase from an otherwise unreadable novel, "A smile like a lantern and a voice like Saturday nights". Yes - a real celebration of a life spent in dispensing warmth and love to all of those fortunate enough to cross his path.
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:51 AM   #155
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My uncle has specified brightly coloured clothing too, Slow — and also spent quite a few years in the Merchant Navy.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:55 AM   #156
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How lovely.

Vicky left last night and is now safely home with her husband. She sent me some lovely flowers so I have those to brighten my day. I shall miss her greatly but we are in touch often. She left one pound lighter than when she arrived, a triumph when you consider all the fun we have had.
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Good for her kissa, tho I know you will miss her loads

Ailuros trust all went well at the funeral

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The funeral went smoothly, Shy — in fact, the weather was lovely, and my Uncle’s house is only a hundred yards from the beach, so I actually managed a little mini-escape for a few minutes.

We also managed to get a place for my father in the home that we wanted, that’s only a mile from their house, so it’s very easy for my mother & other friends & family to visit. Now we just need to argue some more with the NHS about whether they should be paying for it.
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Oh I am glad you found somewhere ailuros, what a relief!! Fingers crossed it gets funded, not an easy task in these times unfortunately. Glad the funeral went well and you managed a little me time


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Old 08-23-2017, 04:19 PM   #160
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Hope they'll pay up Ailuros but who knows? Glad you have made some progress though.

I am off to Germany tomorrow for a couple of weeks. Looking forward to it, this week has been full on.

Missing Vicky and some emotional eating has happened. Hope I can stick with good foods in Germany.
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Hello strangers!

Hope all are thriving, even with current difficulties.

I had a great time in Germany except the DH forgot his driving licence so I had to do all the driving, I do not enjoy German Motorways, very stressful. Came home 1/2 a pound lighter than when I left so I am very happy with that.

We are in Devon for a few weeks which is lovely.

We did arrive to an infestation of fruit flies in one room, not nice, but we think we've got it sorted now. I found a rotting apple core in a little used bin. Someone must have thrown it in there ages ago! Still it made me give the room a good clean, lol.
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Well done kissa on the loss and the cleaning!!!! Hubby would love to drive in Germany as there are no speed limits on the autobahn

We are on holiday for most of October but I doubt I will come back lighter like you have unfortunately

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Well done on the weight and the driving, Kissa! We had a few bothersome fruit flies this year too. I couldn’t work out what they were living on, but they seem to have gone now.

Hope you’re heading somewhere nice and warm, Shy!

I have a weekend in France and a week in Venice coming up, but not till late October/early November. I’m really looking forward to getting away from everything for a little while. My father’s all settled in a nursing home now, but it’s still stressful trying to sort out the financing. We’re off up to see them tomorrow — fitting it in between getting various repairs done at home.
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gosh was an effort to find this thread lol

ailuros trust you enjoyed Venice, how could you not? hows things with your parents?

kissa hows you and your lovely girls? i heard something about Topsham on the news and thought ooh kissa lol.

after 2 holidays and bout of gastroenteritis I have weight to lose before xmas. i must be the only person who gains weight when ill as all i could face was digestive biscuits uggh

so how is everyone doing?
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Hello! Sorry about the gastroenteritis, Shy. I hope it didn’t spoil the holidays.

I had a lovely time in Venice — been back almost a week, so I’m still trying to get the focus together to lose the extra pounds!

I can’t remember where we were up to. My father is settled into a home now. It’s only about a mile or so from their house, so very easy for my mother to visit. She’s very sociable, but adjusting as well as you could expect to living alone for the first time at 80+. My father’s still deteriorating. Can’t even move his hands really, and can barely speak, so it’s not much of a life. He’s had another couple of chest infections since he left hospital (after having pneumonia), but he’s still hanging on. They have a new great grandson, which helps alleviate the sadness.

Our immediate household is all well. Bembo’s going to be three in a couple of weeks! He’s ageing even faster than Shy’s son.
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3 already, gosh where does the time go!!! My boy is 21 this year, very scary

Glad to hear your dad is settling but sorry to hear about the deterioration even tho it's to be expected it's still hard. At least you had Venice to enjoy

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Hi ladies. we have just arrived in Topsham, wonder why it was on the news.

All good here, we have had a lovely few days in the New Forest. Lots of walking, a good hotel and a massage! Came home a couple of pound lighter, which is always a bonus.

Vicky doing great and will be home for a while in January/February.

Tonda is doing well too, only on one drug now. Seems back to her old self.

As usual I am astonished at your level of organisation for Xmas, shy.

Bembo can't be 3, not possible.
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I have remembered!!! Were 2 girls stood outside a butcher with signs saying don't kill animals and he stood next to them with a sign something about them being idiots lol

Good to hear the girls are both doing well

Well this year I have a 21st as well kissa!!!!
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Bembo is learning Chinese calligraphy.

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Omg look at him!!!! He's like a little shaggy cute sheep lol
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He is delicious.

Shy you have a 21 year old and I have a 51 year old
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