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Post 801

Websailor

Scorp, such things are pr for the course everywhere. Heaven forbid I ever have to have carers smiley - doh

Good luck GB, they don't half try your patience.

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 802

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I've received the brand new Super Hub box from Virgin media so am about to switch off my old Ethernet cable/modem access so I can switch. I'm hopeless at techy stuff so I may be some timesmiley - erm


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Post 803

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

HA! I'm still using semaphore flagssmiley - laugh


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Post 804

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - laugh

I'm back, btwsmiley - hugsmiley - kiss


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Post 805

Websailor

Well done.

Websilor smiley - dragon


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Post 806

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

aw! "btw" don't tell me your pc's gone black and white now ? smiley - sadface


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Post 807

scorp

Had any chance to watch the air show GB? Daughter took a trip to Cleethorpes today (just on the spur of the moment) and sent a photo to my phone of the crowded beach. As you know, I've been coming to Grimsby/Cleethorpes for over 50 years; and have never seen crowds like it! Then she texted me about the air show and I understood.


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Post 808

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Yepsmiley - ok

Last year I went to the air show on the prom with my sister and it was so packed we could barely move. What with the other people's kiddie darlings screaming and being pushed and jostled about I didn't want to repeat the experience. So I was in my own garden when the planes went over. The Red Arrows flew right over my head. This was preceded by a Lancaster Bomber, which actually hurt my ears!

I managed to get some photos - they're on my Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152338585306185&set=pcb.10152338590766185


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Post 809

scorp

Loved the photos GB. I left a comment; but you may not recognise the name, as I use my middle and maiden names on there ie BW


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Post 810

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I know that's you, scorpsmiley - hugsmiley - smooch


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Post 811

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Wow, haven't been here for a while. Mum's still going and it's her 95th birthday in 3 weeks' time. I'm coping on my own at the moment as both the other two local siblings have jetted off on holiday for a fortnight, and the other did his usual half-day per 3 months visit 10 days ago. He can't afford a holiday this year as they're having a house extension built, I had to struggle to hold back the tears. I'm now on foot visiting Mum, 30 mins each way, but on the plus side I no longer do her shopping as I'm physically incapable. I've been told that the shopping was "topped up" by my younger brother before he went on holiday (yesterday) but I'm not there again until tomorrow morning so can't check up. I got Caroline (Ian's daughter) back last week to dye Mum's hair as I can't take her to the hairdresser anymore (which my sister wanted) as I haven't got a car. On Monday Mum had a bath given by the lunch carer and myself while we're still awaiting funding for an extra carer to do this. On Tuesday Mum got her feet attended to by her regular chiropodist smiley - footprintsso when I see her tomorrow hopefully she'll be feeling good as new.
smiley - footprintsand therein lies a tale. I booked the chiropodist and my brother left her a cheque at Mum's house, he asked me to let her know where it was as he was going on holiday. So I typed out a text message and sent it to the number I had stored in my mobile phone. That night I got a phonecall from her, asking what the message was, as I'd sent a text to her landline and the automated voice-thingy hadn't understood my accent correctly (I have an accent???) and all she could understand was "the cheque is in the breadbin". I actually had said this, but the rest, apparently, was gobbledygook. smiley - laughWe had a good laugh, which was some light relief.

smiley - islandI just had a weekend away in the Cotswolds to celebrate Ian's birthday and recharge my batteries, it was pure Heaven.smiley - zen


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Post 812

Websailor

You do have an accent GB and it is delightful smiley - smiley

Those landline text messages are hilarious, more like a Dalek.

Glad you had a bit of a break, take care. Glad you got in touch again I was beginning to worry where you had gone!

Websailor smiley - dragon


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Post 813

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

me mam's 88 next weeksmiley - smiley


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Post 814

coelacanth

That doesn't make sense. You typed a text message to her landline but it couldn't understand your accent? You text with an accent??? Or are you someone who still uses txt spk? smiley - yuk
smiley - bluefish


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Post 815

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5064696

maybe something like ??


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Post 816

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voicemail

I think that this is the one, mam had trouble understanding a "voice message" on her house phone


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Post 817

coelacanth

GB specifically said she typed the message.
smiley - bluefish


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Post 818

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

it'll be they way I read itsmiley - smiley and misinterpreted it smiley - biggrin


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Post 819

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I have a keypad on my mobile phone, so I don't have to punch 3 numbers for "C" etc. I've never used txt spk in my life! Maybe Justine couldn't understand the mechanical voice? I've only ever had one voice message on my answering machine sent via text, that was sent by me to test the system, when it was announced it was going to be Tom Baker smiley - tardis I sent myself an invitation for a trip in the Tardis the next time he was in my area and timezonesmiley - laugh


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