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Fri 15-Feb-19
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I envy you the bacon sarnie but that sounds like a massive weight loss - was it intentional?

I'll try that again!

Sat 16-Feb-19
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Oh yes TA, I had put on a lot of weight due to inactivity, however eating same items as usual but by watching portion size and not snacking,
Trouble is my clothes are all too big now.

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Mon 18-Feb-19
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You probably need a sewing machine...roll_eyes

I'll try that again!

Sat 13-Apr-19
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Today I spent hours spring cleaning my online presence by deleting every photo and post on Facebook. It seems if you close the account they still keep everything.......I'm not having that. everything had to be done one at a time but it's done now.. I do have patience.

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Fri 2-Aug-19
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The results from the scan was inconclusive , (but they did confirm that I do have a brain) however my sinuses are  badly blocked so more medication to clear that. My headaches are still continuing so I was put on steroids and something else for three months before proceeding to the next step (amputation I presume).
I was called in by the health team for my annual checkup of weight, blood pressure etc. who informed me that I have high blood pressure and should return in a fortnight for another check, but my weight has remained stable so I'm pleased with that, I even bought new smaller sized T shirts to celebrate. 

This inactivity is very depressing though, I'm struggling to find something to do other than watch television and there's a limit to what I can photograph in the garden.
I'm thinking of starting a home business producing and selling fleece lined belly button warmers as gifts for those that have everything. I've found faux fur off cuts at £9 a kilo on ebay 🙂 wonder if I could get the old enterprise allowance for business start up?
 

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Fri 2-Aug-19
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big_laughbig_laugh

I'll try that again!

Tue 13-Aug-19
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In keeping with the title of this topic, I have spent the past two days looking at what happens when I "Cross the Bar" (That's Jack speak for kicking the bucket)

Not wanting to be a hypocrite, I've opted for a no service cremation. That saves arguments amongst the family so if they wish to celebrate, they can raise a glass to me.

So first I tried Simply Cremations who advertise all in for £995. I emailed to ask if the price was for everything which they confirmed it was.
I telephoned to buy a plan and by careful questioning, discovered that there were extra charges such as Dr's fee, out of hours collection and collection from other than a hospital.....I declined.

Next the Co-op who gives a £150 discount for members. Fine until they told me I cannot pre-pay and their cost was £3600

Then I called Pure Cremations who does the lot for £1500, I paid one third deposit by choice and the balance over 5 years. No extras.

Peace of mind and I can enjoy the rest of my meagre savings 🙂

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Tue 13-Aug-19
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I am planning on leaving me to science...

I'll try that again!

Wed 14-Aug-19
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Morning Bob and TA.  Husband and I discussed this same thing a few months back, we've both decided on no service cremation too.  No fuss or bother, a damn sight cheaper, no waiting around weeks for funerals to be arranged.  Probably won't go down well with a few relatives, but that's tough.  

Our local crematorium does cremation only for £1350.  We've both decided we'd like a ring each with some of the ashes incorporated (unless we go together, of course), the crem can arrange that too, they're beautiful pieces of jewellery.  

We're in the process of putting together a 'death' folder, containing our (not a)funeral wishes, crematorium details, wills, insurance policies etc, handily labelled 'Death Wishes'.  We've also told close relatives what we want. 

I want the rest of my ashes scattered at Dunster beach, a favourite place to walk with our dog.  Husband's undecided about his so far....he's always said he'd like a Viking burial at sea!  I said I might chuck him off the side of a fishing boat big_laugh

Funny how we're filled with horror at the thought of discussing funeral preps when we're younger and refuse to even think about it, but at our age it's normal daily conversation.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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I can't edit my last post, but I've since had second thoughts and cancelled the instalment plan, I've now paid in full (well I can't take it with me!)
I won't be in a plastic tub on a mantelpiece as I'll be scattered in a garden of remembrance wherever my final destination is.

TA I thought about donating myself to science, they said no thanks so many are doing it to avoid funeral charges.....bu**er!

Sooliz...If you make an origami boat, put hubby's ashes in it, set it afloat on the local duck pond and set fire to it, he'll have his his Viking send off, just ripple the water to make a few waves 🙂

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