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Thu 25-Aug-16
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It's good to get a Bargain, Happy Days out, Bob. x

Fri 9-Sep-16
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Final day of the Nordic Walking course, I even got a certificate so now I can Nord with the rest.
Cycling more each day yet still the doctor won't let me back to work until I have passed the DVLA heart stress test. 

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Sat 17-Sep-16
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Doing two walks a day with the dogs to reduce their waistlines. Hope it does the same for me!

Nordic walking poles are popular here. Looks a bit weird marching up a road!

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Thu 6-Oct-16
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Final visits to the hospital for tests to satisfy DVLA. Radioactive dye injected, pedal machine, stress inducing drugs and cardiac photos taken, at one point I thought I was done for......I've had enough. Now the waiting game begins to see if I go back to work or become a government statistic.

Meanwhile
Today whilst using the self service till at Tesco (A rare visit) I INSERTED my non-contactless DEBIT card and waited for the pin request.
It failed to ask and instead printed out my receipt marked "paid by contactless CREDIT card?
I checked to make sure I had inserted the correct card and satisfied I had, called the Tesco staff over to show them, the darn  thing had read my credit card which was in my wallet.
The card was refunded, a new manual scan of my items taken and correct  payment made.
Calling the bank by phone proved pointless and so I went to my local branch to argue my case, a very nice young lady phoned card services on my behalf.
It seems that contrary to what I was told, ANY use of a contactless card will activate it negating the need for a pin.
Also contrary to what I was told NON CONTACTLESS credit cards CAN be issued on request but must be requested again on expiry. Twice I have been told different but now my bank have been assured I will have the safer old style card..
Time will tell aargh

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Fri 7-Oct-16
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Feel vexed for you Bobby, hope all goes well. xbig_hug

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WOW!!!
Is it really two years since my last post on this thread? time certainly does fly.

So to bore you all with an update,
I did get my licence back, restricted for three years instead of the usual five, and I returned to work for a while, but in spite of all my efforts,  it was not meant to be. My arthritic hip has worsened making driving heavies difficult and so I took the decision (for safety reasons) to retire. 

The Nordic Walking had to be put on hold as did the cycling. My beloved BMW motorcycle had to go as it was too heavy to hold and that was replaced with a little scooter so I get to enjoy the two wheeled thrill now and then..in the garden..or in my imagination.....still..it's very economical.

I'm sure I told you that after we lost Buster, we did rescue another dog, a furry white terrier x called JoJo. Well the lady who owned him got in touch and asked if we would take another...JoJo's son Lucky!

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It seems that at 7 months of age, days before we took him,  he had relations with her lady chihuahua and Lucky (on the right) was the result, so now we have two and what a pair they are, so loving but a handful.
Having shifted three stone, I manage to take them out twice a day round the field (or is it they take me?)

The garden is now very low maintenance with just grass, pear trees and a few pots of tomatoes. The recent heatwave was a blessing as the grass stopped growing and the toms and pears were plentifull.

 I had computer problems caused by a win 10 update and had to reinstall the entire system,  trawling through a lot of disks I managed to find a backup of passwords and urls and so I'm back here, also thanks to TA for finding me on FaceBook.

Thats me up to date for now...Just remember..... YOU MATTER....

unless you multiply by the speed of light then..... YOU ENERGY 🙂

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Sun 9-Sep-18
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Aww, I am glad that you have taken the time to write here Bob, we are in dire need of our oldies to come back and revitalize the old place. 

Sorry to hear that you had to stop working but hope that you find enough things to do that you don't get bored.

I retired from driving this year too, it works out that taxis are cheaper and safer!  I do miss popping off to Tesco once a week in my little old smartcar but since that was the only time it ever got used it made sense to retire.  My smartcar, Vincent, now lives in Bulgaria and, since he is left hand drive, must feel more at home there than her.

Good to hear from you!

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Good to see you Bobby, and looking forward to more of your 'Joke of the day' contributions. I still have a giggle at the former posts on there. 

It's a pain - this getting old lark - and an awful lot of us are suffering this condition (getting older).

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Fri 14-Sep-18
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Thanks TA & Val

As always I make the best of a bad job so it's my full intention to grow old disgracefully big_laugh

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........and rightly so !!

We're allowed, aren't we? No need to impress anyone anymore! whistle

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As it's Sunday, raining, and not a lot going on, I thought I'd fill you in on my latest escapades also known as Bobby's Bloopers.

I love taking photos, nothing spectacular, just flowers up close or whatever takes my fancy. I even bought a brand new camera in 2008, a Sony A330 (remember the numbers)
Now this camera at the time was their latest entry level DSLR . When I tried following the various photography books, I found a few features were not available that the older models had. I found a cheap used 2005 Sony A100 that had these features and so all was hunky dory.

 I was reading a feature on old lenses and decided to have a go with a 1980's Russian lens costing £15. A bit of a challenge as the electronic focusing was not available back in the day, but I could change the camera's focus screen with a part from china, which I did......then found it did not work as it should.

Returning the original screen, I managed to badly scratch the surface and spares are no longer available, no problem, I found a cheap donor A100 on Ebay so problem solved ?.............read on.

The two cameras were sitting side by side when I started the operation and somehow I managed to  disassemble the screen thus allowing dust in to my beautiful A330, fixing at home impossible and too expensive to get professionally sorted.

Now I am back to square one and I have two cameras with dust/scratches in the viewfinders for no reason at all. I'm also £45 lighter in my pocket (unless you add the cost of a nice Sony A35 that SWMBO knows nothing about because they all look the same) 

You'd think at my age I'd know that if it ain't broke....DON'T FIX IT!

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Sun 23-Sep-18
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Oh dear, you sound exactly like my husband!  I've promised him that if he attempts to 'improve' the crappy broadband we have here any more (perils of living deep in the countryside), I'll whack him round the ear with one of his shovels.  The last time he tried, the signal to my laptop kept dropping out every 5 minutes, instead of the 2 or 3 times a day it had been previously before he fiddled with it.....aargh

Living where we do, I'm just grateful that we have broadband at all!

On the subject of cameras, years ago when we'd not long moved into our first (bought) house, one day I discovered a brand new camera (he was photography mad then as well as you) hidden away in a cupboard.  He confessed he'd got it on a fortnight's trial from the camera shop he frequented a lot.  As we had bare floors upstairs as we couldn't yet afford carpet, I wasn't best pleased (to put it mildly) steam.  He took it back to the shop.  How he thought he was going to get away with explaining a brand new camera to me I don't know - he never has been able to pull the wool over my eyes devil.

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

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roll_eyes Men - eh?!  big_laughbig_laughaargh

I'll try that again!

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Women!!!...first you want carpets........now it's laminate , just no pleasing you lot. 😉

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I went for wood for my floors...

I'll try that again!

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