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I am just being rather nosy but am intrigued to know whether you have ended up where you always wanted to live or if you have a burning desire to have a foray/end your days somewhere else? I am a country girl born and bred but following my marriage break up I lived in Bournemouth for a year where I just didn't earn enough money to live so headed for London - twenty six years now and I have never had a single second of regret at doing so. I love the general buzz, the diversity, the history - in fact everything! So, are you where you are because of circumstance? Happy there? Wish beyond anything that you were elsewhere? I'd love to know.
I was out doggie walking on Sunday evening, I wandered down a trail that I haven't followed for a few years, it was quite muddy part way down and as I didn't fancy retracing my steps through even more mud I kept going. I came to a barbed wire fence that wasn't there the last time I walked the path. What should I do, go back the way I had come through the gloopy mud, or shimmy up and over the barbed wire? I elected for the latter, and after weighing things up I felt confident that I could get over a puny 1 metre high fence. There were some tree branches piled up against my side of the fence which provided a handy 'stepping stone' that some other walkers had obviously used. So, I stepped up onto the branches and swung my right leg over the wire (I hate barbed wire, and it scares me) I was just about to place my right foot on the ground when...the branches under my left foot collapsed and I fell onto the wire! My jacket and walking trousers were caught up in the wire and I had a bit of a struggle to get free, when I did eventually escape the wire's clutches I discovered that my left wrist, left inner thigh and tummy were scratched quite badly and I was bleeding profusely. I limped off home to clean myself up with antiseptic wipes and apply a few plasters. It was only then that I realised how close I had come to slicing into my femoral artery. If that had happened then I would not be writing this, I would be in the mortuary, because I was completely alone, apart from my dog and I hadn't taken my phone with me. I would have bled to death trying to get help, gulp! I spent much of Monday cursing my stupidity and swearing never again to attempt to climb a barbed wire fence. Have you ever done something silly, as a senior, that you were lucky to get away with?
I have been vegan for 22 yrs my reasons are :-
1 I dislike of how animals are treated and killed.
2 Concern for the Environment
3 Concern for the hungry
4 My health
What are your opinions about vegans and veganism?
I loveeeeeeeee Baking and have some wonderful recipe’s if anyone is looking for anything in particular drop me a line my cooker is always on the go be it for home/school hubby’s work place or charity.
So many people who are so alone, some are even homeless, by not any fault of there own. So any sad folks who have no one to talk to, does anyone take the time to say hello to a lonely stranger, to make someone smile, so they feel there are people who care?
I do, does anyone do as I do?
I live in Gosport and have a passion for being on or in the Solent. Used to have a yacht but now boatless😩 I am good crew and have a wicked sense of humour.
Cruising only, racing days are over.
I live right by Gosport Marina so that would be ideal, but happy to travel
Autumn is here and we are now using our central heating, how do you run yours?
We run ours in a semi-manual way.
We have the boiler and house thermostat, the boiler is manually turned off every night, and at about 7-30am it is turned on and only the kitchen radiator is opened, at about 9-00am the sitting room radiator is turned on so that about 11am the room is comfortable the radiator is turned off at about 5-30pm and the room stops comfortably for the next couple of hours.
We very seldom use the bedroom radiators as the bedroom gets too warm in the night even when the house heating is off,
What is your system?
Coping with stress is one main problem in life, for me, I love to do meditation, at least once a day, it helps you to deal with many stress levels.
I find myself it takes your anxiety away, and fear of what troubles you, it also helps to clear your mind and be in touch with your inner self, mind and body becomes one, all in tune with each other - you also learn more about yourself then you could ever think possible.