A Diary Of a Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #Asbestos -Rays Birthday so a Chatty Blog Trains Meetings and Doris


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Its been a busy week so far.

Tuesday we had a meeting in Richmond to go to. It is an easy journey to Victoria then underground to Richmond. The Office we had to go to is overlooking Richmond Green by the Thames.

It was sunny so it looked so nice. Fancy seeing this view everyday as you worked.

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Even though it was a meeting they had a cake for Ray as it was his birthday the next day so there was a lot of laughter as he blew out the candles.

We were there 2 hours and then we headed home in the rush hour which wasnt as bad as we thought it might be.

As Ray got off the train at Whitstable I reminded him about the huge gap I said “mind the gap” as we stood waiting to pull into the station. A woman was listening and offered to drive ray home. He must look a lot older to people and with his back bad and a walking stick she was very worried about him.

I said we had the car in the car park but thanks anyway.

I tell you it’s not so bad being old people are so kind, but it worries you that you must look old as people give up their seats on the train and now even a lift home.

We must have a facelift ha! ha!

So yesterday on Rays birthday we went to Faversham to meet my brother. We had nice walk through town and he went to the model shop for some glue but they didn’t have it. Why has the glue got short?? I don’t understand. It is coming in March.

No shops have it so he will sort it out on-line.

have you seen the price of Railway models now. I was shocked. I walked around and was amazed. We should have looked after our own things better as they would be worth a fortune.

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/all-sets.html

This is cheap to what the shop had 265 for one train by the time you set it all up with all the extras must take all a young boys pocket-money

Hitachi IEP Bi-Mode Class 800/0 GWR Five Car Train Pack

£374.99

We walked around to my Bank and it was closed –Wednesday closing I didn’t know that happened nowadays how quant.

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Described by others as a jewel of Faversham, this hand pump was built in 1855, although it is known that a water pump has been on this site since 1635. It was once a water source for the Market Place area, and despite piped water being available to the town from 1864, it was still being used in living memory, although no more.
The pump once had a lantern at the top, and it is hoped one day to replace that feature. Folklore say’s that on Christmas Eve, beer, not water, has been known to flow from it, although being the home to Britain’s oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame, it may well have a ring of truth about it.

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At least we were able too have lunch at the Swan This pub has closed (2009) and undergone conversion to a cafe. They have kept the wooden floors it is so nice and old. and the food was just great.

So all full up we walked back to the cars and went our separate ways.

I had a Telephone Conference in the afternoon that I was so worried about doing but in fact it all went very well and it did save another journey to London.

You dial a number and enter a pin number and there you are talking to 5/6 people Technology is amazing today. I’m so pleased I have a chance to keep up with it all.

Today we have woken up to a storm called Doris.

It is so bad that our son phoned to make sure we were OK and as he spoke to me a branch of a tree fell down by the side of him and made him jump.

He said the roads are full of trees though and it is so dangerous out there.

Waves crash over a lighthouse in Newhaven, East Sussex

Waves crash over lighthouse in Newhaven, East Sussex

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39060095

Gosh looking at this link I didn’t realise just how bad it was so think we will stay in.

Snow wind and rain mother nature is  cruel at times.

Senior meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said the storm would bring “very strong winds and gales”, and that the centre of Doris was expected to pass over into the North Sea at around lunchtime.

Snowfall is expected on higher ground in Scotland, affecting Falkirk, South Lanarkshire, East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway and the Lothian region.

Heavy rain is also likely across the UK, with some snow possible on high ground in parts of north Wales, north-west England, the Midlands, Yorkshire and East Anglia.

The strongest winds are expected to be “short-lived” and gone by the evening.

Stay in the warm and keep safe x

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