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The Worst Thing Today

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Tue July 14th, 2009, 10:26 am

Sorry to hear that Carine. A friend's neighbour, 23, has just been murdered while out on the town - kicked in the head by drunk thugs. It's just horrible. Own son of 23 has a second interview to join the police next month and it just sets me on tenterhooks. Hope the lad makes a full recover.
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

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Tue July 14th, 2009, 3:18 pm

Oh that is awful - it's hard to even fathom how human beings can behave like this.

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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Wed July 15th, 2009, 6:06 am

Thats terrible! It makes my bad back seem nothing. (Weeding the garden has a lot to answer for.)
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Wed July 15th, 2009, 8:12 am

Diamondlil, EC, Sweetpotatoboy, Pat : I know, isn't it a terrible world sometimes !
Apparently they wanted to steal to boy's car because the one they had stolen earlier broke down !!! He seems to be recovering well but for the mental side of it he will get help from a victim support organisation.

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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

Postby Ken » Wed July 15th, 2009, 8:28 am

It's Saint Swithin's day and here in Cornwall it's raining cats and dogs! Forty more days of this??

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed July 15th, 2009, 3:51 pm

"Ken" wrote:It's Saint Swithin's day and here in Cornwall it's raining cats and dogs! Forty more days of this??


Similar here on the outskirts of London, been raining on and off all day. They said on GMTV that whilst the 40 days etc might be stretching it a bit, the forecast for the next couple of weeks or so wasn't good :mad:
Currently reading "The Dark Angel" by Elly Griffiths

Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Wed July 15th, 2009, 4:59 pm

Ken, I'd still rather be in Cornwall...
If I promise to bring the weather with me, can I come??
I've been pricing flights to London today; the worst thing is I can't afford any, and I still don't have my copy of Cleopatra's Daughter.

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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

Postby Ken » Wed July 15th, 2009, 6:10 pm

"Chatterbox" wrote:Ken, I'd still rather be in Cornwall...
If I promise to bring the weather with me, can I come??
I've been pricing flights to London today; the worst thing is I can't afford any, and I still don't have my copy of Cleopatra's Daughter.


Hi Chatterbox!

Rain stopped and It was a glorious afternoon! Played 4 under my handicap of 18 at Truro golf club and enjoyed a pint with my friends. Not really a 'worst thing today' as it turns out then! St. Swithins day my ...........!

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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Wed July 15th, 2009, 7:42 pm

Got the wrong medication. Luckily I've been on it before so I knew not to take the dosage listed. Both the pharmacy and Dr's office claim the other one is to blame.

Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Wed July 15th, 2009, 8:01 pm

EC, that is dreadful. It continues to astound me how some people are able to completely insulate themselves from the damage -- physical and/or emotional -- that they cause to others. Sociopaths? I dunno. But kudos to your son for signing up for the forces of order. That is an increasingly grueling profession, and it will take its own toll, I'm sure. It's hard to hang on to one's ideals in this world, but without them, we become part of the evil.


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