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|Had some fun around Thruxton yesterday|
at 23:04 19 Jun 2019
Nice wheels. I've been trying to justify swapping my Triumph Thunderbird 900 in for a new Triumph Thruxton 1200r. Got great reviews but thinking if I spend the extra £6,000 then the missus will want another £6,000 for herself.
Was wondering how long I could ride it be she realised its a different bike.
|Our defence is awful|
at 08:09 19 Jun 2019
I think that Bosman chappie is now our only hope.
|Jeremy Hunt’s radical new policy|
at 16:21 17 Jun 2019
My mum was always glamorous so the thought of losing her hair and being sick through chemotherapy was a non runner especially as it wasnt a form of cancer that would be cured by treatment.
She was given approximately six months and she was determined to go to her granddaughter's wedding which was five months away. We spent last summer taking her on trips. She was independent and didn't show she was in pain but she wasn't able to eat so she lost all her weight.
NHS put a mesh in her throat to help her swallow and kept her medicated to try to stop stomach acids etc. They sent nurses round every night to check on her but she wouldn't allow any other medical visits.
She made the wedding and went downhill immediately. She could only eat a couple of biscuits and no hot drinks.
The day she agreed to go to the Hospice (which didn't happen), was the day we knew she had given up. In the hospital they start medicating with a no resuscitation rule.
You don't realise this is the doctors way of easing them to final death, but I was aware of it having gone through the same unwittingly with dad a year earlier.
I had a bizarre conversation with the doctor the night before she passed who said she may last another month which was complete nonsense as she wasn't eating or drinking and at that time caughing up blood. I was lucky that I was with her when she passed and fortunately it was quick.
I feel sorry for anyone who has no relatives to look out for them in hospital as I love the NHS but the palative treatment is very dis jointed. Most of the nurses are good but they don't have time to sit with patients to ensure they eat and drink. Dad was almost blind and couldn't hear without hearing aids. These unfortunately got lost in his bedsheets when he fell asleep. He then started missing meals as he couldn't hear the nurses or locate his food. We made suee we were there everynight to feed him. Sadly others were not as lucky.
at 15:49 17 Jun 2019
Saw second half and it was better than most pre season games. Was funny watching john terry getting beat by an amature for the equalizer.
|Jeremy Hunt’s radical new policy|
at 12:51 17 Jun 2019
Having seen both parents die in NHS hospital beds in the last couple of years, I am a strong advocate for a better system than the current palative care system.
After seeing my dad die in hospital, my mum was given six months to live. She correctly declined cancer treatment so that she could enjoy the last months of her life.
Her only wish was for a dignified death. Several months prior to her death she was promised a bed in a local hospice by a charity in her 'final phase'. Alas, once we realised she would not be returning home when her health declined, the Hospice had no beds available and couldn't review her case because it was a weekend.
She died in the very same bed my dad died in the year before.
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|Insect of the day....|
at 12:36 17 Jun 2019
I've always liked horseflys. Now you've gone and spoilt it with that last sentence.
|So Paul Lambert reckons he’s a public relations wizard?|
at 09:23 15 Jun 2019
Ignoring the troll post, but wish to make a comment about the funding anyway.
I dont think the club should make up the shortfall. The beat is a fan hero and all the efforts from fans and ex players is where the funds should come from. It doesnt matter if it takes a little longer to raise. We know it will get there eventually. It has less significance if the club just funds the baulk of it. Leave the club to assist with proving venues etc for fundraising. I want to look on the statue knowing it was the fans and his friends that put in the effort to honour him.
|Insect of the day....|
at 08:24 13 Jun 2019
We think things are though as a human. The dally life for insects and animals can be horrendous. Born, if your lucky procreate, eat or get eaten.
Even watching Springwatch become like an animal version of Game of Thrones sometimes. Thank god were further up the food chain.
|UK wage growth faster than expected.|
at 13:12 12 Jun 2019
The changes in everyone's state pension (not just women) were put in place years ago and done on a sliding scale so that nobodys retirement date just suddenly jumped.
Mine in now 67. Problem is there are many tradespeople who will find it impossible to continue their trade until that age due to health and although they may have some private pension arrangements; many will have counted on the State pension to kick in at 65.
I was fortunate to have worked in the pensions industry prior to becoming a tradesman so I was aware how much was needed in retirement. Even though I put aside more than 12% of my income (which was more than I could actually afford at that time), its still not sufficient to retire on. Remember that there is no employer contribution to top up the plans.
Ive seen roofers and decorators sell up and move abroad in order to be able to retire as their bodies were no longer able to take the strain of their life long trade.
Can you imagine being a roofer at age 65.
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|This must be the cruelty free fox hunting you hear about all the time|
at 10:15 12 Jun 2019
Fox hunting debate aside. I don't understand how any human gets his kicks out of throwing a terrified live aninal into a pen of blood hungry dogs.
I'm quite level headed but I do think that I would end up in prison if I was left in a room with the smug little pr1ck.
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at 15:28 3 Jun 2019
There are loads of decorators who hate Laura Ashley paper. I've had a couple of ok ones but I try to avoid hanging it where possible.
I hate to see seam lines in paper joints but with some papers it is unavoidable due to the way they are cut. I have two Next papers in my own home. One is absolutely seamless and you would struggle to know where one piece starts and the other finishes. The other one shows every joint upon close inspection. It drives me crazy as im really fussy.
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at 10:14 3 Jun 2019
Got to love You Tube vids and tv adverts. Painting fences that dont have thorny shrubs in the way or sheds that are in the middle of a lawn and no trees to contend with!
I spend nearly as much time sanding walls and preping as I do wallpapering. Use snap off blades with a caulking board as a straight edge as well as scissors. Snap off blades every couple of paper drops as they are very sharp and give a nice clean cut.
If the instructions say ready mix paste then use it. Dont cheat by using a powder mixed packet as they aren't strong enough to hold heavier papers.
Measure all the time and definitely use a spirit level (or plumb line) before you start as a slightly off line first drop will get more noticable on patterned papers as you get towards the end of the wall. Nothing worse than having a whole flower / shield etc at the top of the wall and only half of it showing by the end of the wall.
I also paste the wall first as well as the paper to ensure the wall is 'sized' correctly. Let the wall dry a bit first as you don't want loads of paste squeezing out of the seam onto the paper even though you will be washing each piece down after hanging.
Maybe you can tell why I was pleased for the Mick tenure to end at ITFC (although he did a good job). Watching paint dry all day for a living then watching Mick's team on a Saturday was not fun.
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|Donald starting the trip off well haha|
at 09:40 3 Jun 2019
But he is arrogant enough to claim its fake news if he is quizzed on it.
Just hope he doesn't pinch Megan's bum during the visit.
|Fans who get depressed when no football?|
at 08:30 2 Jun 2019
I quite like it when there is no summer football. A nice 3 month break then go at it again fresh in August.
Maybe its something to do with being a town fan though.
|Bournemouth expect a bidding war for Mings apparently|
at 10:58 1 Jun 2019
Listening to radio pundits talking about Arsenal rebuild but only having £45 million to spend (poor souls). Apparently they need a Toure type leader. Maddison was mentioned but apparently he would be worth 60 million now!.
Cant see either that figure or stating him as a midfield general as being true. Could you imagine maddison in your face telling you to pull your finger out. I think I would deck him.
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