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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Alien Aspie, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And a lovely part of the world you are looking at. E bikes are great, you still get a good workout, just make sure your battery is always fully charged before setting out as they are hard to ride if it goes flat. My next Mountain Bike will be an e Bike, I am waiting until one certain very steep technical hill on Cannock Chase defeats my peddling efforts then if I have enough pennies will purchase one. :)

    Edit. I agree with you about those flat lands to the South East, endless miles of nothingness. :joyful:
     
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  2. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Norwich and Lincoln may be many things but The Fens ™ or Cambridge they ain't. Just sayin:angelic:
    @Muddy Cyclist: I agree with you about those flat lands to the South East, endless miles of nothingness. :joyful:
    What about the sky and light? Both, apparently, much valued by artists. I agree Norfolk and Suffolk ain't too spiffing.
     
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  3. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Wales - brilliant - e-bike - brilliant - apartment - whatever - hope it has a balcony and a pleasant view - not too far up as you have to lug an e-bike
     
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  4. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thanks Ian - for someone with COPD she has been brought round very quickly. Mind you, she is in a teaching hospital and a good number of the staff are military so she has probably been shouted at and told to stop malingering.
     
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  5. Alien Aspie

    Alien Aspie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm definitely not in the @Muddy Cyclist league, my days of riding a mountain bike around Wales have long gone. Last time I did that was 30 years ago and no COPD, so I'm no competition :)

    It was my doctor's idea, he reckons it will less stress than my cross trainer and as it will be used for local trips I could always walk back ;)

    In the meantime, I need to chuck some weight so I am back on I.F.

    Famous artists will tell you that the light from both the Gower and Lleyn peninsulas is epic. Well, they would if they weren't dead :)

    I used to watch the fields and sheep turn golden in the dying light, and Cardigan Bay has the longest unspoilt beaches I've seen, not to mention dolphins!

    @dunelm most of those that interest are ground floor with an occasion 1st. Three have sea views, another three are riverside so a fair selection.
     
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  6. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I don't know about that but the hill up to Lincoln Cathedral from grandson's uni accommodation is a bit steep too steep for me anyway. :)
     
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  7. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thanks @Muddy Cyclist, she seems to be a lot better than she was a couple of days ago.
    I have not used the acetone technique before but saw it being demonstrated so decided to have a go - Mrs Miggins will not miss such a small amount of nail polish remover. The grainy effect is due to using old ink (I just let the ink dish dry out and then add a bit of water) - will have a go with new ink later today I think.
    Edit: just poured new ink - still grainy.
     
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  8. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Sea views - bonus - rivers even. Cardigan Bay is fabulous. Mind you, our flat, sandy beach runs for 8 miles.
     
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  9. Alien Aspie

    Alien Aspie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I completed my pilots licence out there, we'd fly a lot from Derby to Wickenby then out to Grantham. My instructor, on the day of my exam, told me not to hit the cathedral ;) They had no night flying capabilities back then so I took that license at Leicester flying to Bristol. However, my best flying days were on a Sunday and running the RAF route down through the valleys. Brylcreem boys didn't fly it on a Sunday. Fun days :)
     
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  10. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    good news about your sil dunelm :)
     
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  11. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @dunelm
    Glad for SIL x

    I have always been told to leave fridge 5 hours before turning on...last time I was in a hurry, and I only waited an hour...the fridge gurgled when I turned it on, and has been gurgling at me every time I walked into the kitchen the last 10 years...

    I'll have to Google the acetone trick...I don't think I have any...I have isopropyl and I have floetrol, possibly other stuff in that garage of mine...

    Randomness I like...

    Love both your paintings...
     
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  12. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That sound a brilliant plan @Alien Aspie
    Good wishes from me in finding your ideal place.
     
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  13. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Well I have not been to Cardigan myself but did stay at Fishguard about 20 miles from there a while back when caught up in some nasty weather of the Irish coast we made it to Fishguard where we had to stay until the weather had abated enough to make it back to Plymouth.

    I liked the area well enough though on one occasion my self and a friend wandered into a local shop immediately we entered every one switched from speaking English to welsh.

    My friend was married to a welsh girl and had learnt to speak the language fluently and told them that being the topic of their rather derogatory conversation was not going down too well with him and told them in welsh as good as their own.
    I do have Welsh ancestry and have lived in wales in fact my daughter was born in Clwyd but I don't speak the language.

    So @Alien Aspie I hope you are a welsh speaker. :)
     
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  14. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah @dunelm nail polish remover, is that was acetone is? Oh I got that in my garage...I also used to add it to coloured Indian inks...and apply to photographic paper...
     
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  15. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is a long day here. I did fall asleep at at just after 6pm last night. I was tired.

    The darling cat woke me up at 2:30 am this morning. He wanted feeding. He did not get fed, and sat on my chest the next hour in the most disgruntled fashion.

    So far, I have done the equivalent of a days work...postcards, letters, emails etc

    I fell asleep earlier and I was in the most interesting dream where my son tells me Ihave a thousand pounds in my bedroom. I most certainly do not have a thousand pounds in my bedroom. I would know if there was. But the darling cat woke me up before I could ask my son where it was...

    And I looked at of my bedroom window to see a pair of magpies looking in the window at me. They looked massive and powerful. They were real. Probably they were wondering if the cat was stalking and hunting a human.

    I shouted at them, they went on my bungalow roof, and have been tossing off huge clumps of moss...

    Then I look at the wall where my lottery tickets are pinned...I need to download the lottery app...
     
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  16. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Rain what rain ...i've developed webbed feet
     
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  17. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My stomach gurgles when I open the fridge ;)
     
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  18. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A not too shabby 6.1 which is surprising seeing as I had very poor sleep ( once again ) and indulged in a big slice of cherry cake before bed , which probably contributed to the poor sleep !
     
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  19. Alien Aspie

    Alien Aspie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    First thing I did when moving to Wales in the 70s was give the language a crack. I can hold my own in most cases unless they go off at lightspeed. First time I walked into my local after moving it was a case that the room switched to welsh, then the landlord looks at me and says "You're not English!" and once I'd confirmed the whole place went back to speaking English.

    When my friend moved from Bham to Wales a couple of years back I helped him move in and introduced him to the locals (my old 'home town'), he thought it was hilarious that I could switch to welsh. Now he's busy learning :)

    It's funny how many times I've entered a conversation with a welsh person in welsh and been told they don't speak it. The English forget that the Welsh language was not encouraged in their own land and I can appreciate why they dislike the English so much.
     
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  20. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Yep - nail polish remover. Have fun - open a window when you do it.
     
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