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Sorry. From Friday I will be more intolerable than normal, as I will be internet broadband live, so I will be able to use my computer to be on here rather than using my phone data. TalkTalk, decent package.

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Sex and Money are like Oxygen

They're not important until you're not getting enough.

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Yesterday I did 2 hours in the gym, 2 hours of hot yoga, 2 hours of rugby coaching and walked 11 miles. It's days like this that I remember why it is so difficult for me to put weight on!

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40 minutes ago, Saint 1 said:

Yesterday I did 2 hours in the gym, 2 hours of hot yoga, 2 hours of rugby coaching and walked 11 miles. It's days like this that I remember why it is so difficult for me to put weight on!

Yesterday I finally got my weird & wonderful overdue biological drug infusion. Today I feel like I have been trampled over by a herd of cattle, it's a effort to walk and stay awake, tomorrow if all goes as usual I will feel the best I have felt for the past 3 to 4 weeks, reading your post just makes me feel even more depressed.

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1 hour ago, Clogiron said:

Yesterday I finally got my weird & wonderful overdue biological drug infusion. Today I feel like I have been trampled over by a herd of cattle, it's a effort to walk and stay awake, tomorrow if all goes as usual I will feel the best I have felt for the past 3 to 4 weeks, reading your post just makes me feel even more depressed.

Sorry to hear that! Those feelings are very familiar to me, they're a big part of the reason I took up yoga to be honest. I don't think anything has helped me quite as much as yoga has, this has been the most bearable Winter in years so far. 

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I'm in a pondering whether yoga would be a good idea mode.

I'm also in a "but I'm quite a tubby bloke" situation too.

Anyone out there with sensible comments ...?


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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I'm in the same situation plus knackered ankle, knee and hip, sport & Motorcycle's to blame.

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9 hours ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

I'll take your word for it as I doubt I'll ever be able to make that decision myself

That's something that's not necessarily true.  We sometimes fly BA business class for cheaper than equivalent advanced booking standard easyJet flights.  It's all about timing and getting them at the cheapest rate.  If you're booking at fairly short notice then business class flights can be ridiculously expensive, but then so can economy seats at short notice.

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43 minutes ago, ckn said:

That's something that's not necessarily true.  We sometimes fly BA business class for cheaper than equivalent advanced booking standard easyJet flights.  It's all about timing and getting them at the cheapest rate.  If you're booking at fairly short notice then business class flights can be ridiculously expensive, but then so can economy seats at short notice.

Business Class really comes into it's own for long haul, I spend most of my time asleep. 
I did get a free upgrade to First Class flyng to Paris from Heathrow, the lounge was nice but the actual flight, very little difference from cattle class. BA and Emirates Business long haul however....actually worth the money. 

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20 hours ago, gingerjon said:

I'm in a pondering whether yoga would be a good idea mode.

I'm also in a "but I'm quite a tubby bloke" situation too.

Anyone out there with sensible comments ...?

Obviously it depends on the yoga class but in my experience the classes are taught in the mindset that the instructor is a guide but everything is optional. Whether that means you do easier stuff than everyone else, harder stuff than anyone else or even just nap for the entire class, nobody really cares in my experience. Part of the point of yoga is that you notice without passing judgement on what you can and can't do. 

I took 10 work colleagues to Hotpod Yoga (yoga in a 37 degree heated pod) last night, and it was the first time 8 of them had ever tried yoga, with a real mix of fitness. They all enjoyed it and found it challenging to the right degree, because any decent yoga instructor will make things scaleable to ability.

I would just say go and give it a try. I started because I tried one class with my rugby team, and now I'm going to 10 - 15 classes per month. I couldn't speak highly enough of it, both for the physical and mental benefits. 

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On 11/7/2018 at 10:19 PM, ckn said:

I had a hearing aid fitted today. Left ear only. Within 30 seconds, my tinnitus was reducing and it was gone bar a faint outline in two minutes. When I turn the thing off, or the house gets too quiet, my tinnitus comes back fairly quickly. 

That’s an unexpected but very welcome outcome. 

I simply did not understand how bad my hearing was until I got this thing fitted.

We have a doorbell repeater upstairs outside my home office as I'd not heard the one by the front door a couple of times.  It went off this morning for our shopping delivery and I almost fell off my chair at how loud it was.  I'm used to it being slightly loud but not that much!

We went out last night to a restaurant that is notoriously bad for acoustics and I can rarely hear my wife in it at busy times or engage in conversation.  Switched it to the directional setting and done, easy conversation despite the table next to us being a bunch of older lads out enjoying themselves in the loud way that men can get.

And that's a standard NHS digital hearing aid.

The tinnitus thing is still pleasing me a lot, its amazing how much that actually affects you until you can easily turn it off and on again.

Another example of me putting things off and then being unhappy with myself for what I'd missed by delaying it.

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


Sex and Money are like Oxygen

They're not important until you're not getting enough.

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With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

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Sex and Money are like Oxygen

They're not important until you're not getting enough.

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We Shall Keep the Faith

by Moina Michael, November 1918

Moina Michael

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet - to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.


Sex and Money are like Oxygen

They're not important until you're not getting enough.

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On 11/9/2018 at 1:55 PM, ckn said:

I simply did not understand how bad my hearing was until I got this thing fitted.

Me too.  I thought my car indicator was silent until now.  Went to go round a roundabout and it went CLICK CLACK, CLICK CLACK.  Birdsong was another thing, how long had it been since I heard birds singing?  And then left home to get in the car when it was raining.......sound of rainfall was literally thunderous.  Had to turn it off at work though.  Receptionists are a bunch of b'*%dy fishwives ?

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That dawning realisation that politicians are worse than the Mafia

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Horse running today called Rat Face Mcdougall... funniest name of the day for sure . It ran creditably in fourth 

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3 hours ago, DavidM said:

Horse running today called Rat Face Mcdougall... funniest name of the day for sure . It ran creditably in fourth 

I stopped betting on horses after my last bet came in 3rd, in the race after.


Sex and Money are like Oxygen

They're not important until you're not getting enough.

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On 11/8/2018 at 5:10 PM, gingerjon said:

I'm in a pondering whether yoga would be a good idea mode.

I'm also in a "but I'm quite a tubby bloke" situation too.

Anyone out there with sensible comments ...?

I have been the middle-aged man at the back of the yoga class.

It is OK.

A specialist yoga place will be full of young athletic women and you will stick out a mile.  A leisure centre will be more mixed and you will still stick out. 

Keep yourself to yourself and be polite and you will be accepted.  No-one cares if you are terrible.  And, I was terrible.  As in I told each new teacher before class that I was not ignoring them, but was that inflexible.  Then in class they thought I was ignoring them and they tried to correct me. 

There was a shortage of blocks one day, so the class was told by the regular one each and only if you need it.  When I opened my eyes, she had given me five blocks.

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22 hours ago, Bob8 said:

A specialist yoga place will be full of young athletic women and you will stick out a mile.

No doubt . But they have cold showers I guess 

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First night out with work folk with my new hearing aid. Obnoxiously loud pub in Wapping followed by a stupidly busy restaurant but I could hear individual conversations relatively easily for the first time in years. 

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DWP have paid me £580 Universal Credit this month, £550 of which is rent, leaving me £30 for Electric, phone, Internet, & Council tax


Sex and Money are like Oxygen

They're not important until you're not getting enough.

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Just had an automated call saying ‘ you’re internet has been compromised and will be shut off within 24 hours ... ‘ . Bye . I didn’t get to press 1 for this or that . I’d luckily heard of this scam before. 

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My son’s friend rides a unicycle to school and has been teaching my son how to ride it before school starts. This has been going on for a few months.

I recently bought my son a unicycle and he now charges around the neighbourhood and elsewhere looking like a circus act.

He is begging me to buy another unicycle because he really wants to go unicycling with me. The task looks impossible but my son REALLY wants to do this with me. 

I’ve sent off an email to a major online unicycle store requesting suggestions for a model suitable for a guy my height and weight.... I’m still not sure though. It’s really testing my commitment to being a great parent!

This is a scenario I never anticipated..

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2 minutes ago, JohnM said:

Are you wheely sure you want to do this?

I’m not sure but I’m seriously considering it. It just looks really hard with a lot of falls between starting and competence.

My partner said something (all in good humour) along the lines of “ha ha! You already have a ukulele and now you want a unicycle. Where is this heading?”

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1 hour ago, Copa said:

I’m not sure but I’m seriously considering it. It just looks really hard with a lot of falls between starting and competence.

My partner said something (all in good humour) along the lines of “ha ha! You already have a ukulele and now you want a unicycle. Where is this heading?”

"Where is this heading?"

Obviously, that's up to U.

Sorry!

 


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