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Message 92719 - Posted: 5 Sep 2019, 22:12:26 UTC - in response to Message 92718.  

Yeah, she kinda is. Due to the whole thing I cannot go into. But she's coming, and this time I am going to hold her to it. She's my best friend, she's not my lover. But she knows I will do anything to help her. Especially in this shitty situation.

So I will have her over for 7 days, we'll make it a ball. That she can let her hair down. And relax for a bit.
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Message 92723 - Posted: 6 Sep 2019, 16:58:15 UTC

Still can't believe it, Isa's coming with me on vacation. You know how long it's taken me, how many times I've asked?
And now she just said yes, even while she was a little angry with me. I love her dearly. She's weird. :)
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Message 92746 - Posted: 9 Sep 2019, 18:57:30 UTC
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Two more days. In two days time I'll be in the UK, this time in the evening. Just. Seeing if I can still drive on the left side. :)
And yes, she's still coming, although she's thrown me another bone. Couldn't I have offered the vacation in the school's Autumn vacation? As that's easier on her mind, with her kids being home (well, at grandma's). So that's got me thinking... and I can still change things. I can go to the UK 11-09 till 25-09, then return and come back 12-10 till 20-10 with Isa. Offered that one back to her. TBC. :)
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Message 92747 - Posted: 9 Sep 2019, 20:59:48 UTC

One thing of worry though. Today I was at my physiotherapist who made a scan of my foot, to check for the status of my calcaneal spur and he found that the fascia plantaris under my right foot shows holes, one of which is at the bone where it's attached to. My physio advised me to walk as little as possible and if I do, to build up the walks and stop when I feel pain. In other words, I can throw the walks I had planned out the window. It may even not be a bad idea that I take Isa up on her plan to come back later, leave my foot to heal some more.

And perhaps that Bob can find time in his agenda in the 12-10 to 20-10 span for a visit of two Dutch people. :)
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Message 92751 - Posted: 10 Sep 2019, 3:51:52 UTC - in response to Message 92747.  

Jord I'm sorry about the pain your in. I can relate with my congestive heart failure. a year ago i thought i was going to die. i couldn't breathe and i had terrible heart pain. i now go every two weeks to our local heart rehab center. last week i had my A nuclear heart scan. this is an imaging test that uses special cameras and a radioactive substance called a tracer to create pictures of my heart .... one hour on a scanning table. the test can detect if blood is not flowing to parts of the heart and can diagnose coronary heart disease. Now if i now go through airport security i light up like a Christmas tree. the hospital gave me a special card to show airport security.
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Message 92767 - Posted: 10 Sep 2019, 21:12:42 UTC

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Message 92781 - Posted: 12 Sep 2019, 16:24:53 UTC

I have arrived in Reading. Glad I have navigation or else I would still be in the outskirts of London.
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Message 92799 - Posted: 13 Sep 2019, 21:16:42 UTC

Next up Eype Devon, on the beach. Yay.
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Message 92801 - Posted: 14 Sep 2019, 12:26:23 UTC

Well, there's that bone. She's not coming. She's asked friends who told her not to go on vacation with me, and who then asked her to go to Germany for the Autumn holiday week... She told them that was okay.

I give up. 🤷🏼‍♂️
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Message 92803 - Posted: 14 Sep 2019, 18:15:04 UTC

Decided I am staying a week longer in the UK, although that may give problems with my return ticket for the ferry. But nothing I can't solve I bet.

So I am going to Richard from next Sunday or so. See how long he can stand me before he throws me out. More like how long I can stand being there with his fickle shower. 😁

Not in the best of moods now, but other than that decision I haven't made up my mind yet about the situation I find myself in all of a sudden.
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Message 92849 - Posted: 19 Sep 2019, 17:06:38 UTC

Left Eype (pr. eep) and have arrived at the Woodview B & B again. Went through the Dartford tunnel, asked my landlady for her Debit card as other than by credit or debit card there's no way to pay that thing.

Drove a new record, 396 kilometers on 20.5 liters. That's 1:19.2
Not bad for my Swift factory rated at 1:14.5

Next up, visit the Ross Revenge.
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Message 92859 - Posted: 20 Sep 2019, 11:33:08 UTC

Changed my return ticket to the 6th of October.
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Message 92870 - Posted: 20 Sep 2019, 22:31:27 UTC

I noticed on the weather outlook pages that Richard is dancing his wildest voodoo and hoodoo dances to get me the wettest weather he can possibly come up with. Thanks. Although I see it ain't better in Ye Olde Oosterhout, not that it can't be wet enough there for all I care. 🤣😂

I'll move down south again for the last week, it'll probably be better there. Having that birthday on a beach again. All alone. 🥺
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Message 92882 - Posted: 21 Sep 2019, 15:30:58 UTC - in response to Message 92870.  

Just been outdoors for three hours plus: walking into town, eating lunch al fresco in the outdoor cafe courtyard, walking back. Bright sun, clear blue sky, literally not a cloud in the sky. Walked back past the local canal boat club, who had chosen today to celebrate their 60th. birthday. They obviously know a thing or two about local seasonal weather patterns.

But Monday is the autumn equinox, and the usual disturbances are due to arrive - as they do every year, and have done since long before I had any role in influencing them.

Another temptation for the weather gods is that the 2019 UCI Road World Cycling Championships start tomorrow in Harrogate, just up the road - though they have shown leniency for the para-cyclists today. There are many road closures, so be careful not to overshoot Wetherby: the route we worked out in the Spring should be clear, although it's likely to be busy with out-of-towners trying to find their accommodation and a good viewing spot. Whatever you do, don't go north of the River Wharfe: after what happened last time, you may not be able to get back for a year or more!
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Message 92899 - Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 6:33:03 UTC

Been out to the Ross Revenge yesterday. We had perfect weather for it, a bit of wind and the sea was slight, but sunny all the way.

I was the winner for distance traveled to get there, and for having visited her before (32 years ago). She's a beaut.

Won't be able to visit her again in another 32 years as then I will be too old. 😏
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Message 92900 - Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 7:52:28 UTC
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I see Richard is lighting up the sky for me. Just a tad early. Not there yet mate, not leaving Birch till ten or so.
http://www.lightningmaps.org/
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Message 92901 - Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 8:40:07 UTC - in response to Message 92900.  

Actually, it's just gone very dark here. The equinoctial rainstorm has arrived, with a vengeance.
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Message 92905 - Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 12:12:40 UTC

At Dark o'Clock this morning there was a really cracking thunderstorm in the Stone/Stafford area, along with a copious amount of rain.
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Message 92906 - Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 13:47:27 UTC - in response to Message 92905.  

At Dark o'Clock this morning there was a really cracking thunderstorm in the Stone/Stafford area, along with a copious amount of rain.

Which has just reached Cambridge a few minutes ago.
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Message 92909 - Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 15:47:10 UTC

Things travel slowly in the Fenn lands.....
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