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Offline sedge

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Happy Birthday
« on: 21 April 2017, 11:40:36 AM »
Happy Birthday to our Glorious Leader !


Very happy 21st, Patti - and ditto to your lovely husband.


Have to say my very favourite card this year was from Corinne (my eldest step-child shares my SOH and I guffawed - if I'd seen it in the shops you'd have most likely got it from me)  An 'Emotional Rescue' one with the usual black and white photo of the lady, head in hands, elbows on desk, in front of a laptop.


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She found the most time consuming part of online shopping was scrolling down to the year of her birth!


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Jenny & Pete
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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #1 on: 21 April 2017, 12:58:54 PM »
Many thanks Jenny

I too am guffawing at the card!  It's so true!

We are off out in half an hour as a friend of ours who owns a very nice restaurant has invited us to lunch with him there  :)
Patti


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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #2 on: 21 April 2017, 02:28:03 PM »
OOOh ! lovely.  (I just finished my sandwich LOL)
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #3 on: 21 April 2017, 05:47:05 PM »
It was lovely!  We sat on the terrace in the sunshine overlooking the pool (as yet still covered) and the harbour.  See this picture for the view
We all had fresh crab linguine, then Julian had a spiced ginger pudding and I had a white chocolate pannacotta with orange and liquorice ice cream (divine) and our host had Almond tart   all washed down with a couple of bottles of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  Perfect!!

Now home and going to sit in our tower looking at the view for a while.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #4 on: 21 April 2017, 05:59:02 PM »
Happy birthday Patti🎉🎂🎁💐

Your day sounds lovely , good food drink and company x
Poppet x

I have Coeliac disease.

Diagnosed Type 2 16/08/2010

OCT 2013 2 X 500g Glucosaphage

Current slow release Metformin 2000g

Victoza 1.2 daily

36 Units Insultard

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16/11/2010 1st HbA1c 8.5, HDL 1.1, LDL 2.7, Trigs 1.6 
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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #5 on: 21 April 2017, 09:07:06 PM »
beautiful view, happy birthday patti!
Type: Lucy. A1C 44 / 6.0% Jan17.
Lantus, Victoza and Apidra. Metformin XR, Bisoprolol (for SVT). Dexcom G4 with xdrip and nightscout.

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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #6 on: 21 April 2017, 10:51:19 PM »
Meal sounds lovely except your dessert LOL - not fond of either white choc or liquorice.  The orange on its own, yes.  But doubt if I'd ever be offered it - so I shan't lose any sleep!

It's been as grey as the Ark Royal here all day.

Looking forward to the snow next week are we all ?
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #7 on: 21 April 2017, 11:09:57 PM »
Honestly I'd have been pushed to tell what the ice cream was (apart from delicious) if I hadn't read the menu!

Sorry about your weather... hope it's decent here, or at least dry as it's Julian's birthday and we are going to Porthleven Food festival on the bus!  Decent lunch somewhere with some wine!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #8 on: 22 April 2017, 11:21:49 AM »
Thought his was before yours, between me and you.  Ooops.
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #9 on: 22 April 2017, 12:42:51 PM »
Happy Birthday (again) Patti.

DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #10 on: 22 April 2017, 01:05:18 PM »
Belated happy birthday wishes, Patti, it sounds like you had a very lovely day! Hope you have a lovely year to come x
Maureen

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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #11 on: 22 April 2017, 07:37:52 PM »
Thank you again every one.  We've had a great day out, pity about the weather but Julian got his choice of restaurant and food and we came home to Penzance and met friends for a quick drink.  I will not describe the odd experience of the diverted bus service leaving us in the middle of a housing estate miles from anywhere!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #12 on: 23 April 2017, 11:02:38 AM »
Oh - please do Patti !
Jenny

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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #13 on: 24 April 2017, 04:15:19 PM »
Hiya

Well, perhaps "miles from anywhere" is a touch of over exaggeration.  However, the bus to Porthleven normally goes right down to the harbour where the road skirts the inland side of the harbour and then exits the village by another road almost parallel with the road you enter on.  Between the road and the drop to the harbour is a long stretch of grass where they normally set up the marquee that houses a lot of stalls selling different produce and the chef's demonstration theatre.   This year they closed the road.  Goodness knows why - I can see them not allowing normal traffic through, but the bus is 1 per hour and there are enough marshalls to clear people away.  Anyway about a mile outside the village the bus took a left up a very very narrow country lane that was very steep (about 1:3) with low hanging trees. The (double decker) bus struggled, at the top there was an acute corner which required much backing up and virtually turning back on itself.  Further along the 2nd road we emerged into a social housing estate with no garages or driveways, so both sides were lined with parked cars.  The bus could only just make it between the parked cars.  At the end of the road it stopped for quite a while and eventually everyone on the packed upper deck realised that this was our stop.  We all filed off... and looked around us.  Nobody had any idea where we were.  However using the logic that we must have to go downhill to reach the harbour we all set off in a long crocodile.  Sure enough, about a mile or so down the road we reached the harbour, but everyone was muttering about where the bus stop would be to catch the bus home again. 

After lunch we had a swift look around again, bought some raw "duck burgers" for our dinner (which were absolutely delish) and tromped up the hill again.  On the corner were about 30 people and at least 20 dogs all looking lost and sitting on the grass verges.  No one seemed sure where exactly the bus was coming from or where the temporary stop was.  After about 35 minutes a bus came on the other side of the road headed to Helston and about half the crowd ran over the road and got on.  We continued to wait for about another 10 minutes until one came in the opposite direction saying "Penzance".  According to the timetable on the harbour it should have passed by at 4 minutes to the hour, this came at about 40 minutes past.   Prior to this we had no idea this housing est even existed!

On the journey over there everyone on the upper deck had been plagued by 2 children about 6 and 8 who were in the seats in front of us.  The parents were downstairs, and the children had been allowed to go up on their own.  They then decided they wanted to go back down, but the bus was packed and there was no room downstairs.  The elder child, a boy spent the whole 45 minutes of the journey shouting to his parents downstairs over the stair rail.  The little girl refused to sit in the seat and was standing up on the seat and trying to sit on the bus windowsill in between arguing with her brother and having temper tantrums accompanied by loud fake sobs.  Eventually I leaned over to her and said quite pleasantly and mildly "Darling please sit down on the seat properly, because if this bus stops suddenly you will fall over the back of the seat, hurt yourself and hurt other people on the bus".  She was silent about 2 minutes and then started screaming.  Eventually the mother came up and told them to behave, the girl said she was crying because someone  (me) had told her off.  Fortunately the mother said "you must have been doing something wrong then".

On disembarking in Penzance on the way home another lady from a party of 4 said to me "What a relief to have a nice quiet journey home without those children".

Completely off topic and of no consequence!  LOL!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Happy Birthday
« Reply #14 on: 24 April 2017, 05:16:44 PM »
It's when you really really miss a conductor - but there again several times over the years on a driver only bus, the driver has stopped (at a stop LOL) and got out of his cage to deal with whatever the fuss is about.  I daresay they're not supposed to do it these days for fear of being attacked - they all have thick Perspex screens alongside them now because of being attacked and/or spat at - so I can't say I'd blame any of them for not doing it.

What a dreadful community we live in, for them to have to do that.
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4