Posted: 06/11/2015 at 17:52
Hi everyone. I'm back from Fuerteventura and slowly adjusting from the hot sunny days I had become accustomed to (28 degrees) to the UK's cloudy wet ones (17 degrees).
Some thoughts after having skimmed through the postings while I've been away ..
BIW - sorry to hear you need your other hip done. Margaret had her left one done in 2000 but so far (fingers crossed) it has not worn out and needed replacing and her other hip is fine too. Glad to see you got your computer sorted (scroll bars). Never heard of that conker trick for spiders but I shall try it.
Red - an answer to my lack of upper body strength may have turned up - a local gym offering cheap (£10/mth) off-peak (9am - 3pm) membership.
HS - glad you weren't taken in by that phishing email about a so-called virus. I see you posted some good 'action' shots of you at your race.
Matsmum - welcome back - and good luck with building up to 2017's marathon. BTW, I didn't understand the reference to the 84th problem either until Exhausted explained it! I see Red is 60 in 2017 and you'll be 70 - I'm in the middle as I'll be 65 that year.
Columba - if my boiler had a name (it doesn't) it would probably be Betty.
Re calls about PC 'problems' .. if I have time I 'play along' for a bit then tell them there is someone at the door and leave the phone on the table until they get bored (I do the same with other unwanted callers). My favourite story was someone who said he pretended to start following the instructions then said the hard drive had started to run a defrag - he v-e-r-y slowly said its at 1% .. 2% .. 3% ..until they eventually got the message he was winding them up and hung up. At least doing things like that wastes their time and stops them hassling anyone else.
I saw several postings about U3A. Margaret had mentioned people organise themselves into groups depending on their area of interest. She has also told me to look into the WEA (Worker's Educational Association?) to see what's available with them (but I gather future funding may be cut which will have a drastic effect).
I ran 4mls earlier - my first run for over three weeks. It went fine but I should steer clear of running when the schools are turning out. An obnoxious little t**t tried to trip me up as I passed him - I shouted over my shoulder as I ran on telling him I thought he was a stupid little w****r