What Were You Doing Five Minutes Ago?

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Was fitting mums new kitchen popped out for some materials, when I got back they've gone out somewhere so I'm sitting on the front step waiting for them :(
Something like this?
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Just now someone rang me for advice. Well, they wanted advice for someone else.

Seems their neighbour was punched in the face yesterday and has since been seeing 'floaters' and having blurred vision and dark patches, all in one eye.

I told him it's a detached retina and the neighbour needs treatment ASAP. Ambulance job, in fact, if he wants to save his sight in that eye.
We have the NHS so he can pop along and have it sorted in no time. I bet he won't though.
 

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Watching a fire stick thing my Dad mailed to me a couple of weeks ago that contains stuff about my Mum. I've been putting it off because I was expecting to squirt a few tears but I was ready. I haven't watched all of it yet but I watched a couple of gentleman give speeches about her at a track meet held in her honour for 'The Low Flyers'. This lot blat Lotus Super 7's round race tracks and in the 80's she decided to organise track meets for them, sometimes up to 80 people a time that she'd get into hotels and everything that comes with that. The good news is that I didn't sniffle once, both speeches were ace and pitch perfect .... I had no idea that she'd sometimes take balloons to hotels and when they were all pissed up, she'd make large balloon animals and leave them in the lift/elevator for staff to find :cool:

I'd already told them the story of how she once patted a dwarf on the head by accident because she thought it was me: "Oh I'm so sorry, I thought you were my Son!" .. "I can be if you'd like me to be Madam!" ..

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After seeing the bus crash photo in the Peculiar Images thread I tracked down the location on Google Earth.
It's not where I was told it happened. I already knew this because I remember it.

I LOVE doing this. :)
 

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Screaming like a girl and ripping my t shirt off in the garden.

I'm removing two compost bins and their contents. I coaxed a massive spider out of compost bin, as phobic as I am of them I don't want to kill them.

A couple of minutes later I felt a tickle on the back of my neck. I scratched it and said massive spider ran down across the front of my t shirt. so I ripped off my t shirt sending said spider flying. It is now sat in the long grass.

A photo of said beastie:

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It's just a male house spider.
 

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Was allowed to keep one game from my collection.
Was tempted to hang onto Scotland Yard, which has to be the best implementation of hide and seek ever in a board game but, in the end, my Fortean mentality won through and I plumped for this:

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Was allowed to keep one game from my collection.
Was tempted to hang onto Scotland Yard, which has to be the best implementation of hide and seek ever in a board game but, in the end, my Fortean mentality won through and I plumped for this:

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I use to enjoy playing 'escape from colditz' but nobody like to play the German guards.
 

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Was allowed to keep one game from my collection.
Was tempted to hang onto Scotland Yard, which has to be the best implementation of hide and seek ever in a board game but, in the end, my Fortean mentality won through and I plumped for this:

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I shall have to steal borrow this soon...
 

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I use to enjoy playing 'escape from colditz' but nobody like to play the German guards.

No-one could understand the massive volume of rules!
I played it a couple of times with mates from school and we seemed to be reading up on obscure rules to solve points of contention more than rolling dice and moving pieces ("your guard can't possibly see me from there!" "Of course he can because the searchlight turned that way!").
 

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Just posted on FT and checked my bank out a few minutes before to find out i have had £602.15 deposited , apparently it is from my old workplace, i had to hand in my notice officially a couple of weeks ago as i had not worked there since July 2019 and it was some holiday money, hoping that Universal Credit will let me keep it, they did when it was higher than that a few month ago :D
 

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I was listening to Juliet Stevenson in R4's Film Programme discussing her seminal 'ugly crying' scene in Truly Madly Deeply where she tells the counsellor about her grief over her partner's death.
Beautiful writing, directing and acting. Powerful stuff.
 

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Watching a video about learning Icelandic. Think I'll abandon the idea of learning Icelandic - it's as difficult as learning Irish, Scottish or Welsh.
They don't pronounce words as they are written and even leave out words.
 

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DEPRESSING POST WARNING ..

I've just taken an unexpected messenger pone call .. I was excited a bit and hoping it was someone else calling me but ... this guy I know personally. I detailed his problems, he told me he's considering suicide, I told him "PLEASE do not do that" .. he's in his 60's .. I thanked him for calling me and told he can keep doing that and also gave him all the different routes available .... to skip to the end, he's freaking (understandably) because some doctor has decided she's going to cut some pills he's dependant on from 8 to none at all overnight. The NHS are supposed to bring patients down slowly. I've told him to change doctors.
 

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DEPRESSING POST WARNING ..

I've just taken an unexpected messenger pone call .. I was excited a bit and hoping it was someone else calling me but ... this guy I know personally. I detailed his problems, he told me he's considering suicide, I told him "PLEASE do not do that" .. he's in his 60's .. I thanked him for calling me and told he can keep doing that and also gave him all the different routes available .... to skip to the end, he's freaking (understandably) because some doctor has decided she's going to cut some pills he's dependant on from 8 to none at all overnight. The NHS are supposed to bring patients down slowly. I've told him to change doctors.
That doctor sounds completely unprofessional.
Quite a few medications have to be wound down slowly. A sudden transition can be seriously damaging to health.
 
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