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2 hours ago, Smoggy said:

Ed, you dont have to talk about this if no good but interested. Was your brother born in Scotland and come over to Australia on the boat with you? Or is he a younger brother that was born in Australia?

I remember when i was told my grandad had not long and we would get together and go over the old stories around the table. Some that made us laugh out loud and some that made us go more silent.

Helps some to talk about these things, but not all i apprechiate.

Thinking of you and your family

:grouphug:

 

Happy to talk Boro.

He's 4.5 years younger than me, his 67th birthday in 11 days! He did come with us, as a 2 yr old, on the HMV Georgic in 1955.

My sister is the odd one out, which we used to tease her about, born here in 1956 - but conceived in Scotland.

Hey, @StringerBellend we boarded the Georgic in Liverpool, does that give me licence to support LFC?

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22 minutes ago, Edinburgh said:

Happy to talk Boro.

He's 4.5 years younger than me, his 67th birthday in 11 days! He did come with us, as a 2 yr old, on the HMV Georgic in 1955.

My sister is the odd one out, which we used to tease her about, born here in 1956 - but conceived in Scotland.

Hey, @StringerBellend we boarded the Georgic in Liverpool, does that give me licence to support LFC?

That would mean you have been to Liverpool at least once, which is somthing that can not be said about the majority of their fans

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This is a photo of the Georgic in Cape Town during an emigrant run to Australia. From reading a history of the ship just now, she only did one run via the Cape*. So either I'm on board in that photo or onshore riding an elephant.

We must have been too much for her - she was scrapped the next year.

* She did several other runs in earlier years via the Suez Canal. Between then and 1955 she was mostly a cruise liner again elsewhere for several years. If my memory isn't playing tricks, my Dad may have told us our original route was going to be via the Suez.

georgic-04-1.jpg

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My condolences on the situation you are facing Ed, losing a loved one (particularly a family member) is never easy.

There is little good that comes from a situation like this. A small "comfort" is that at least they are not taken from you instantly, and you have a chance to say goodbye. Or say anything you may have wanted to say before, but haven't. Losing someone instantly is usually even more difficult, but it is never an easy process.

I know with my old man, who died 5 years ago this year, it was difficult knowing what was coming, but it did help me process things a bit. Dad was only on dialysis in the last few days of his life once his kidneys gave in, he'd resisted doing it for a long time (and it wasn't critical that he had to do it prior). But I do remember it was a horrible experience for him, and he hated every second of it. Seeing him suffer and go through pain made things slightly easier when he went, as his pain (which had been going on for 5+ years) was over.

It's at times like this that we need to rally around our family and friends and be there for each other, through a difficult time.

And, unrelated, but watching what my Dad went through made me an even stronger advocate for euthanasia/assisted dying. I hate the fact that we make people suffer unnecessarily. But that is a discussion for another day.

Take care and look after those close to you.

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Alot of people go through watching loved ones pass as i watched both my parents go with cancer and it never leaves you, you can have some special last moments and enjoy the time despite the hard feelings. 

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OK Weather geeks...why is it so windy?

These are August /September winds! :angry:

Well...not as bad as those, but Autumn is usually calm...

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@wendybr

A very strong cold front is crossing the south east of the continent, attached to a strong low.

It might be 26 deg's here in Sydney atm but this front is bringing snow to the alps.

Tomorrow will feel decidedly cooler. Indeed, this evening will.

 

 

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Well...:angry: it's ruining what should be a calm, Autumn day! :lol:

Thanks WB.

:):)

 

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4 minutes ago, wendybr said:

Well...:angry: it's ruining what should be a calm, Autumn day! :lol:

Thanks WB.

:):)

 

You'll get your beautiful, cool autumnal day tomorrow Wendy. :)

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Haha...I didnt say I wanted a cool one, just a calm one! ;)

:D:D

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54 minutes ago, wendybr said:

Haha...I didnt say I wanted a cool one, just a calm one! ;)

:D:D

I know, playing havoc with my hair, double dose of sea salt spray today.

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31 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

I know, playing havoc with my hair, double dose of sea salt spray today.

:shok: You....went out?? :ninja:

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Posted (edited)
19 minutes ago, wendybr said:

:shok: You....went out?? :ninja:

He's exercising....:ninja:

 

My dad wanted to visit my sister today but we weren't sure if he was allowed so we rang the police hotline and they said for a visit....no......for respite care..yes.

I could drop him off but wasn't allowed to enter the property.

It's no wonder people are confused. On my way home the cops were pulling random cars over on the M7 for checks......I got waved on. 

Does it all depend on individual officers if you get pinged or not....?   Seems to be the case.

Edited by sonar

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, wendybr said:

:shok: You....went out?? :ninja:

lol I dug the scooters out and went around with the lad...trying a few tricks / made a ramp :D No broken bones to report so all good,:D

This was 'exercising' no one around. Have to get him off the screens for a bit at some point! I think that's reasonable...

Edited by Smoggy

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On 08/04/2020 at 8:32 PM, Edinburgh said:

What a bastard of a day today has turned out to be!

My brother is a heart transplant recipient. The cumulative side effects and damage to other body organs have become extreme. He has been on nightly dialysis for the past 2 and a bit years - which in his case is about as long as it is effective.

Today he has decided he can no longer cope with the situation and will stop using the dialysis. So, his body will start to shut down and he will slip into a coma and then ...

*^#%*#^

Oh Ed, sorry to hear that. Thats so  tough to deal with. Hugs :grouphug:

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17 hours ago, Smoggy said:

lol I dug the scooters out and went around with the lad...trying a few tricks / made a ramp :D No broken bones to report so all good,:D

This was 'exercising' no one around. Have to get him off the screens for a bit at some point! I think that's reasonable...

I took the boy to Sydney Park (st Peters) the other day to scooter  round I figure that counts as exercise. Was good for the sanity too. People generally observing social distances. Lots of people sitting out in the grass with big 5-10 metre gaps between them, does sitting around wearing active wear count as being active though 

 

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4 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

I took the boy to Sydney Park (st Peters) the other day to scooter  round I figure that counts as exercise. Was good for the sanity too. People generally observing social distances. Lots of people sitting out in the grass with big 5-10 metre gaps between them, does sitting around wearing active wear count as being active though 

 

Recovery session?

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26 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

I took the boy to Sydney Park (st Peters) the other day to scooter  round I figure that counts as exercise. Was good for the sanity too. People generally observing social distances. Lots of people sitting out in the grass with big 5-10 metre gaps between them, does sitting around wearing active wear count as being active though 

 

Lol active wear is a fashion not a statement on activity.

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27 minutes ago, StringerBellend said:

I took the boy to Sydney Park (st Peters) the other day to scooter  round I figure that counts as exercise. Was good for the sanity too. People generally observing social distances. Lots of people sitting out in the grass with big 5-10 metre gaps between them, does sitting around wearing active wear count as being active though 

 

Is that the park with the big hill and chimney? If so know that one well as worked dowb that way for a few years and had my lunch in there. It has a good bike track thing from memory.

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Yes that's the one.

Before they did it all up it was an abandoned brickpit and tip.

Was a bit different back in those days.

 

 

Ramraid

 

I'm at the back somewhere, pretty sure...

 

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Tina Arena Australian singer complain that she cannot pay the mortgage for her 5.6 million mansion in Toorak Melbourne , she brought it in 2017 and says she has not worked in 18 months.

Tina says the government should offer mortgage help , like effin help the government should use my taxes to support people like that , sell the effin house :xmad: 

  Private jet lands in paris with 8 wealthy fellas on it from England with 3 escorts  heading for Cairn to a luxury resort for a bit of fun French Police  intercepted them and sent them back to England.

Fuuk me these 8 people should be locked up and send the escorts back home. effin idiots:diablo:

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5 hours ago, Smoggy said:

Is that the park with the big hill and chimney? If so know that one well as worked dowb that way for a few years and had my lunch in there. It has a good bike track thing from memory.

That’s the one, they’ve done a good job on it, 

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5 hours ago, marron said:

Yes that's the one.

Before they did it all up it was an abandoned brickpit and tip.

Was a bit different back in those days.

 

 

Ramraid

 

I'm at the back somewhere, pretty sure...

 

Back in the day 

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Finally get an email response from a specialist doctor who I've been trying to see and finally is opening up but only doing half sessions and still wants full price $360, lol and still a 3 week wait. 

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25 minutes ago, HollowedHeart said:

so fricken cold and it isnt winter

Yeah rug up put on a heater it is a cold few days even going for a walk was chilly today. 

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7 minutes ago, Burgerman said:

Finally get an email response from a specialist doctor who I've been trying to see and finally is opening up but only doing half sessions and still wants full price $360, lol and still a 3 week wait. 

:grouphug:

Half sessions?? 

Are you back to normal after your injury, now?

 

 

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33 minutes ago, HollowedHeart said:

so fricken cold and it isnt winter

I thought today was a beautiful day....sat out in sun in the backyard for a few hours....thermos of coffee and a book................quiet bliss. :D

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1 minute ago, sonar said:

I thought today was a beautiful day....sat out in sun in the backyard for a few hours....thermos of coffee and a book................quiet bliss. :D

The Sun was glorious - and NO WIND!!

That said, I went for 2 walks - but did have a few layers on - plus a scarf in the evening.

But yes - it was Wanderboy's promised lovely Autumnal day!

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14 minutes ago, wendybr said:

The Sun was glorious - and NO WIND!!

That said, I went for 2 walks - but did have a few layers on - plus a scarf in the evening.

But yes - it was Wanderboy's promised lovely Autumnal day!

I promised, and delivered. :)

Be prepared though, for some nice warmth and unlikely Autumnal heat by the end of this week though.

It will be the last true warmth of the summer/warm season.

Edited by Wanderboy

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