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EC2
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Post by EC2 » Thu February 2nd, 2012, 10:47 am

EC! Yayyyy! And BOO. And yayy! And may I be a dorky American and say - "aww! a vicar in your house! yayy!"

Yes, even with Dibley, some of still think even the very word vicar simply must mean someone wee, just-right twee too, and absently adorable. I don't go in for cross-pond-al silliness much, but I do like my mental English cartoons.

LOL! Actually this street is going to end up being rechristened 'Vicar's Row' as we already have the Methodist vicar's house 3 doors down. They're a husband and wife team and share the ministry. I have no idea what sort of vicar will be moving into ours! I have a friend who's an Anglican vicar - fights on the battlefield as a Norman knight for Regia Anglorum and tells very rude jokes! I'm sure there are some twee absent-minded ones still around somewhere though :-)


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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by TiciaRoma » Thu February 2nd, 2012, 1:12 pm

Good for you, EC! Hope the precipitous move doesn't cut into your writing and reading time too much, but guess, from experience (18 moves in 30 years) that it may well do so. Best of luck.

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Post by EC2 » Thu February 2nd, 2012, 9:58 pm

Thanks! We're only moving a mile down the road, and we're getting the packing done by the removal company, so I'm trying to keep disruption to a minimum. My worst time is going to be time offline while we get the internet sorted out, but I should be okay for writing. (she says).
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Post by Nefret » Sun February 5th, 2012, 6:46 am

Going out of town... to a tea and game night.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by Brenna » Mon February 6th, 2012, 2:36 pm

Padfoot is having a ball at doggy daycare (they have cameras so I can watch him throughout the day) today and it makes the fact that it's a Monday much easier to get through!
Brenna

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed February 15th, 2012, 7:19 pm

I need an MRI scan of my back and legs to check for various things my consultant is concerned about. Now you're probably thinking: why has he put this in 'The best thing today'? Bear with me!

The good news is that I've just discovered it can be an open MRI. The last time I had an MRI (of my neck and shoulders), I completely freaked out - I hadn't realised I was claustrophic till I was encased in that horrid machine with that continually unnerving thumping and incongruous pop music piped through my headphones. So I was panicking overnight till my consultant phoned me today and I asked if it could be open and she said it could. Panic over!

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Post by DianeL » Thu February 16th, 2012, 1:41 am

Good for you, sweetpotatoboy!! :D
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Post by Madeleine » Thu February 16th, 2012, 10:03 am

That's great news SPB, my mum tried to get an open MRI and there are hardly any in our area so well done. Although oddly enough, my friend who is mega-claustrophobic and won't go in a plane, on the underground or in a lift, had a closed MRI a few years ago and wasn't at all bothered by it. Bizarre!
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu February 16th, 2012, 1:58 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]That's great news SPB, my mum tried to get an open MRI and there are hardly any in our area so well done. Although oddly enough, my friend who is mega-claustrophobic and won't go in a plane, on the underground or in a lift, had a closed MRI a few years ago and wasn't at all bothered by it. Bizarre![/quote]

Even in London there are few open MRI places, I believe. But I'm very lucky that one of them is literally two minutes from my house (and I'm far from centrally located), though I'd have a travelled a long way for it if necessary.

Odd that your claustrophobic friend was fine. I'm not normally claustrophobic. But the experience of a closed one for me was that I felt like I was in a..... well, in a place where I don't plan to be for a very long time yet!

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Post by TiciaRoma » Thu February 16th, 2012, 3:36 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""] I'm not normally claustrophobic. But the experience of a closed one for me was that I felt like I was in a..... well, in a place where I don't plan to be for a very long time yet![/quote]

I'm with you. I had an MRI, my first, that seemed interminable. When I finally got out and had just finished getting dressed, the tech came and told me they needed to "re-do" it. It was horrible. It's one thing to go to it unknowing, but quite another to willingly allow yourself to be so entombed. Glad you get to do an "open" MRI. I'm hoping that my neurosurgeon knows about those for the next time!
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