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    • Meg so sorry that you have had a nasty fall, quite a shock to the system besides the aches and pains arising from it.  You are better to keep moving and I find that a heating pad for the worst aches is quite soothing, don't know if it takes the pain away, but it is a comfort anyway.  Glad you didn't need to go to the hospital.  Take care, and I hope your aches will be mostly gone by Christmas so that you can enjoy the season.
    • Moving very slowly and carefully at the moment. I tripped over the doorsill on Friday and ended up flat on my back, completely winded, on the narrow (and rain-soaked) path between us and the neighbour's garden wall. How I didn't end up in hospital is a wonder. It frightened me a bit, and frightened Mr meg a lot, as he thought I'd broken my back. I have bruises and pain in muscles and joints all over, goodness knows what I hit on the way down ! Mr meg wanted me to take to my bed, but I knew I would seize up if I did that, so have kept moving and gradually the various aches are reducing, and I am a bit less stiff.    At least I can be fairly sure that I don't have osteoporosis!
    • FATHER'S GHOST I am thy father's spirit,
      Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night,
      And for the day confin'd to fast in fires,
      Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature
      Are burnt and purg'd away. But that I am forbid
      To tell the secrets of my prison house,
      I could a tale unfold whose lightest word
      Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,
      Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres,
      Thy knotted and combined locks to part,
      And each particular hair to stand on end
      Like quills upon the fretful porcupine.
      But this eternal blazon must not be
      To ears of flesh and blood.   Shakespeare, Hamlet I/v
    • Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Castorbridge, Tess of the D'Urbervilles A four book box set.
    • On Monday, when the sun is hot
      I wonder to myself a lot:
      “Now is it true, or is it not,
      “That what is which and which is what?”

      On Tuesday, when it hails and snows
      The feeling on me grows and grows
      That hardly anybody knows
      If those are these or these are those.

      On Wednesday, when the sky is blue,
      And I have nothing else to do,
      I sometimes wonder if it’s true
      That who is what and what is who.

      On Thursday, when it starts to freeze
      And hoar-frost twinkles on the trees,
      How very readily one sees
      That these are whose - but whose are these?

      On Friday -   [At this point Kanga interrupted, and the rest of the poem is lost.]   A.A. Milne – ‘Lines Written by a Bear of Very Little Brain’
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