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Andrew Duncan

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Hello Andrew,
Thank you for your concern. I am not feeling too bad but still have bouts of tiredness throughout the day. After a 999 call the paramedics found me a jibbering mess slumped in a chair at home. It took some time for A&E doctors to figure out that I had excess fluid in my head. I was operated on a while later and had a shunt fitted to drain the excess fluid and reduce the pressure in my head. It appears that no actual damage has been caused to my brain(!). The scars from the operation are healing nicely so it should be just a matter of time bfore I am back to normal - apart from the SOS alert bracelet I will have to wear for the rest of my life - at least it will make diagnosis easier if anything goes wrong in the future.

I hope you are managing some sense of normalitity since your sad loss and hope you are in good health.

Rob
Hello Rob
Well, what an exciting life you lead, holes drilled in your head, and you're still alive after all that, well done! So ok, joking apart I'm really pleased that your ok and the prognosis is good. The bracelet sounds intriguing.

As for my family and me, yes we are keeping well and occupied, learning to live without Babette, which while sad has, as these things very often do, had some surprisingly positive results, with old friendships renewed and new friendships beginning. So given that I can't change anything, really the support we have had, and certainly that I've had, has been huge. And whilst it doesn't stop feelings of loss especially when I wake in the middle of the night (as now!) the ability to be able to talk this through(as I am now) is very helpful and is, I believe, part of the healing process.

So back to you Rob, and I'm very glad you're ok.

Hello Igor, thank you for your post, really very kind and generous of you, as always!

Andrew

Sorry to hijack the thread everyone. Back beautiful pictures....!
 
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Hayfield

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I remember Martin bought a boat kit but lost the thread, so posted it here

I decided to take the plunge and asked for a radio controlled yacht for my birthday, when I got the hull out of the box the wife said I thought it would be bigger, changed her tone when I put the mast and sails on

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There ia a large boating pond in Maldon
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Around 2.1m tall, and 1m long This is a relatively cheap entry level boat, but as I have no idea if I will get the bug a good way of learning how to sail without spending a small fortune. Certainly its easy to sail, but I have not quite got the trimming yet

In Heybridge there is a RC yacht racing club, both me and the yacht are no where near the standard required. But very enjoyable to sail
 
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Yesterday was the first time I have alighted at London Bridge station since it was rebuilt. Wow what a difference! Before retirement spent a lot if time commuting from there to Brighton.

The dirty grimy brickwooooork arches in St. Thomas street have cleaned up well to reveal the Yellow london bricks used.

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A few repairs here and there.
 
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I thought we might add some live streams to this topic.

Right now it's a lovely sunny morning over Ribblehead Viaduct.

Click to play live. Click [ ] icon bottom right to go full-screen:



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Ribblehead - I am not sure if it is rain or snow,or both, but there is a lot of it, moving fast!

It's not much better in daylight! Now you see the viaduct, now you don't.

A complete contrast from the blue skies of Tuesday.

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Much brighter today.
 
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Estimated time of a train passing? Every half an hour?

with best regards Igor K

Hi Igor,

Live train running information at Ribblehead, passenger and freight is here:

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/detailed/gb-nr:RHD

Click the +1 Hour buttons to see future times.

Click on each train to see its detailed timetable.

(p.s. currently in the UK there is a lot of disruption to railway services due to strikes.)

Ribblehead Viaduct is a famous iconic structure on the Settle & Carlisle railway line in northern England. See pictures:

https://www.google.com/search?q=ribblehead+viaduct&tbm=isch

Here is a map of the location -- the camera is installed on the Stationmaster's House looking North-West:

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/54.20632/-2.36252

Zoom map out to see the viaduct.

Google Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/zKcbfGg2kDb3mEzH9

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribblehead_Viaduct

cheers,

Martin.
 
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