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World War Two / Re: HMS Arethusa November 1942
« on: Today at 17:27 »
That's correct. For some reason I had it in my head it was R D Wood and then I made a note as to Ralph W Wood but still entered Ralph D.
Abject apologies.

World War Two / HMS Arethusa November 1942
« on: Today at 15:49 »
I wonder is there any way I can obtain a photo of a cousin, in uniform, who was killed in the torpedo attack on HMS Arethusa November 1942 Mediterranean

He was Musician Ralph D Wood RMB/X 1725.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 16th June 2024
« on: Saturday 15 June 24 23:05 BST (UK)  »
My sister swears by onion and sugar but not drinking it ..cutting in half putting in a saucer of sugar and leaving in the bedroom overnight breathing in the fumes

I wouldn't like the smell.would rather have Vicks vapour rub
But it can't do any harm to try .

KG hope your balance sorts out
My BVVP. ( Crystals in ears causing vertigo) Sorted itself after 10 days
I didn't like the in  bed ;head turning exercises  that were recommended

They made the room spin ..I don't know how much the medication helped I've reduced from 3 to 1 at bedtime and will stop soon if he's is definitely clear

Still taking care to stay hydrated and eat frequently+ not  carry much .
If possible I get company to go out with . + Lady who lives in flat above knows where I hide emergency key

Am I being dim ...can someone explain how russian cyber attacks effect blood banks
I can't make a connection.
I have also had a couple of remedial sessions for BVVP. Seems to be working OK but still have to be careful. rj

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 26th May 2024
« on: Sunday 26 May 24 09:08 BST (UK)  »
Belated best wishes Viktoria

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 12thMay 2024
« on: Sunday 12 May 24 10:55 BST (UK)  »
Yesterday I spent a very pleasant afternoon in the Somerset village of Rode, near Frome. It was the occasion of a musical Garden Party in the grounds of the local Methodist Chapel and the small Brass group to which I belong, Bath Vintage Brass ,(the name will give you a clue!) had been booked to play for the last hour. This was the first time I had met up with the Band members since last September, when Jane's condition had started to deteriorate. What a lovely welcome they all gave me- I was not playing, but enjoying their "musical" contribution to the proceedings, including, much to my joy, an arrangement which I had recenty done for them of Ride the Chariot, an old negro spiritual.
This will be another step along the road to some form of normalisation and I think I will soon be ready to start playing again with them.

The Common Room / Re: Old Houses / Todays houses
« on: Thursday 09 May 24 16:47 BST (UK)  »
I had the opportunity a couple of years ago to visit the house in which I was born and grew up in for the first nine years of my life. I knew that it had been extended but I think , on reflection , that I would have rather not visited. There was very little of the existing layout of the house which had not been changed in some manner. It was hardly recognisable as that in which I had grown up. Sad really, but I guess it fitted the requirements of the subsequent owners.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 12thMay 2024
« on: Wednesday 08 May 24 10:23 BST (UK)  »
Today marks the first significasnt milestone since my dear Jane died. Her birthday. We started going out just before her 17th birthday 57 years ago and got engaged on her 18th. So many happy memories. Today will be one of quiet reflection on those 57 years we were together.
A beautiful floral tribute from Andrew and the family in Australia delivered first thing this morning from the local florist.
Sadly Mark will not be down today because of the train strike disruption but he will be down later in the week.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 28th April 2024
« on: Thursday 25 April 24 14:17 BST (UK)  »
No three-up either! ;)

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 28th April 2024
« on: Thursday 25 April 24 12:37 BST (UK)  »
Two "Old Comrades" chatting before the Parade. The lady was wearing her dad's medals- RAAF Pilot. She told me she was not aware until quite recently of his WW2 experiences and had only just received his medals, which she wore with great pride.

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