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Colin Bishop

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #950 on: May 26, 2021, 12:57:39 pm »

I have always scanned our passports and printed out copies. Colour photocopying works too.

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« Reply #951 on: May 26, 2021, 01:41:02 pm »

I am surprised Colin :o , next you will be colour photocopying ten Pound Notes  :-X  ... Derek
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #952 on: May 27, 2021, 05:02:31 am »

I have always done the same as Colin, but have never tried it on bank notes :o


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #953 on: May 27, 2021, 07:51:48 am »

Australian authorities recommend you make 2 copies of your passport but it is illegal to photocopy banknotes.  :police:
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #954 on: May 27, 2021, 05:11:02 pm »

I'm pleased to report that on the last four visits to mother she has shown improvement time and again. Conversational alert and witty. This tells me she's got the grief and drinking under control and it's a relief to see that for now dementia is not an issue and the periods of symptomatic behaviour were alcohol driven.
She's making plans little by little so hopefully plenty of years in the tank yet.
Thank you all who showed concern and for the pm's
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #955 on: May 27, 2021, 05:24:23 pm »

Some might remember my earlier ramblings about dabbling a stocks and shares?
Kier construction is the one I've followed and now into a third year.
I think I've made about 8k over 2yrs and set to make more from a share placement offer from them to raise capital.


My son has drawn me into Crypto  %%  as a result I have a playful investment in XRP since Elon Musk put a big investment into it.
Hopefully just like SpaceX it will rocket  {-)
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #956 on: May 27, 2021, 06:00:57 pm »

Regarding my passport
This is photographed multiple times with my iPhone which also backs up to iCloud so it's accessible from any of my apple devices  O0



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Re: Retirement
« Reply #957 on: May 27, 2021, 06:41:31 pm »

Good to hear your Mother is showing improvement. Must be a weight off your mind. It is a sad situation and has to be managed as best you can. Could come to all of us really.

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #958 on: May 27, 2021, 07:15:50 pm »

And keep strong yourself Andy  :-))


PS Colin you can have the 10 pound note back  {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #959 on: May 27, 2021, 07:19:10 pm »

I phoned to remind her to put her bin out and sheíd had a drink. She drinks to console herself but it brings up so many sad memories that itís counter productive. I shed a tear but Iíll see her tomorrow and sheíll be right as rain.


Thank you both  :-))
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #960 on: May 27, 2021, 08:01:15 pm »

Some economising is to be expected. Over the past decade I've kept abreast of phone technology but today I made the final payment on my iPhone 11 Pro max so that's about 20 months. I normally trade in every year but now I'm focused on making this excellent phone do until my state pension in Jan 2024. I've never had a mobile as long as 4 yrs plus  %%  but I'm sure it will do  {-)


I don't want to hurry time along but when I get my pension it is surplus to our needs and we won't be saving it for the kids
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« Reply #961 on: May 27, 2021, 08:28:22 pm »

Hope your mother keeps getting better.


For passports: Well technically I work abroad for at least 6 months of the year (or should do) and I keep copies of mine.  Rest assured so far not one single person will acknowledge a copy as ID apart from my works travel agent.  It's just a handy way to have a back-uo of the details.  I don't get the chance to renew mine by mail / post office. I've had to book the 30min turnaround at the passport office in Glasgow when I'm home the last few times.  Costs a fair bit more but not bad considering the validity.


For phones I'm still convinced you're at the mercy of the software.  I change every 2-4 years but the phone itself seems OK after.


Take care,


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #962 on: June 02, 2021, 05:34:34 pm »

Mother is up and down but mostly up. House will be finished on Friday and she's making plans.,


I'm finding more and more that my right elbow is tender and I've discovered today that it feels very much colder than my other elbow. An elbow cuff is on order to address this anomaly in the hope it will improve circulation and reduce the pain/discomfort. I will let you know the result.
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« Reply #963 on: June 02, 2021, 06:24:01 pm »

Andy I have an elbow cuff and it really helped me, just wish I could be less stupid and stop trying to lift heavy things (especially as I had a heart attack last November) Still my daughter and son in law live the other side village (yes we call it a village) so I have them on speed dial... :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #964 on: June 02, 2021, 06:28:53 pm »

Good to know, perhaps I need to stop building 75lb boats  {-)


Didn't know you took a hit  :((  take care!
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #965 on: June 02, 2021, 06:35:23 pm »

As you get older things stop working in the way you are used to and sometimes altogether. So you have to adapt accordingly.

On the plus side it is better than everything stopping working as has sadly been the case for too many of our friends over the last year or so.

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #966 on: June 02, 2021, 07:43:37 pm »

My late uncle used to say "as long as your bowels are working"  :-))
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #967 on: June 02, 2021, 07:43:50 pm »

When I wake up in the morning, before I get out of bed, I run a system check.  I can remember what was working and to what a degree the night before, and a quick check around the bodily functions allows me to assess what tasks are on the cards for the following day.  I do find that things take it in turns to give you grief, like last week it was my hands that were stiff , this week not so bad but nervous co-ordination has gone astray , have not been able to bowl a decent wood to save my life. . 
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #968 on: June 02, 2021, 08:06:28 pm »

Up to press I have enjoyed my work free days always things to do keeping the grey matter working and only 2 pills a day. But one thing is for sure the clock is ticking  so enjoy what you can while you can.


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #969 on: June 02, 2021, 08:16:11 pm »

Thanks Andy, didn't really want to post at the time... {:-{
Stan, I am on 6 pills a day, made my self a Great Wall chart (no not boat shaped  :(( )


But agree I will keep winding the clock.....until I can't find the key........ O0
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #970 on: June 02, 2021, 08:20:50 pm »

I think our mothers are a good guide to our longevity. I'm quite realistic and I think I can knock out another ten years of boats before I become a spectator  O0


My father was already punch drunk in his mid 20's having fought 363 boxing matches, he lost 2 of those  %%
Died on my birthday a few years ago after a lifetime of 60 fags a day
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #971 on: June 02, 2021, 08:24:30 pm »

Indeed, I am good for at least another 2 steam plants and a few more boats. O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #972 on: June 02, 2021, 08:31:37 pm »

Hopefully many more models to build problem where to keep them.


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #973 on: June 02, 2021, 08:33:17 pm »

Yes that's the crux  <:( 
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #974 on: June 02, 2021, 09:24:21 pm »

Today we booked the Shard and the Walkie Talkie view deck for our impending trip to London. The latter is free for 1 hour. The Shard is currently £25 no frills.
Last year we had to cancel but we plan on using the river buses hop on and off to see all the sites on offer. These are now run by UBER  %%  £18.40 each all day.
It seems a long time since our last stay at Crystal Palace and the purchase of the Lobster Boat kits.


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