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New experiences

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    So for the first time in a long time (33 years) I'm going ice skating...

    I'm so doing my ankles in on this. So what new experiences have you had recently?
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  2. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    For the first time in 20 years, the most unbearable back pain. Five days of Diazepam seemed to fix it, but when I 'came down' oh my God, it was ten times worse! Am now seeing an osteopath (at £50 a pop) and he is hopeful that the pain will subside. I have a repeat prescription for Diazepam but will do my best to resist!
  3. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    have fun!
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  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Turns out MrsLan is very good at this... i'm having a little sit down.
  5. Mathsteach2

    Mathsteach2 Established commenter

    Pleasure or pain, what shall I post? Definitely the pleasure, tomorrow my wife and myself celebrate 25 years of marriage. This will be a new experience. We have both been married before, none of which worked out.
    We will have a bottle of wine (no rum!), just our two selves, and Jesus.
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  6. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    We went canoeing this morning-nothing pro, just family mess around style- and I was amazed at how big the geese look when you are right next to them on their level, and they make little chuntering noises which you don't otherwise hear, but I am never going again because it would be warmer standing with your bare arrus in the fridge for half an hour.
  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter


    He will come in useful if the wine runs out.
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well this is hellish
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  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Only fell over ten fifteen times. Managed three circuits.

    Little rest.
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  10. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Love Ice Skating - got good at it when I lived in Canada

    I'm not working on a Sunday - a bit of a rarity of late
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  11. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter


    I'm no expert, but surely ice skating is marginally more difficult if you are also simultaneously posting about it on your device?
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  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'm not posting while on the ice!

    Have to have little breaks because I'm sweating like crazy. This is tiring.
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  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Doesn't help when someone appears to deliberately knock you flat out... elbow and wrist are ruddy sore
  14. Grandsire

    Grandsire Star commenter

    I went to one of those ‘Paint Your Own Pottery’ places fhe other day and had a wonderful time being quietly creative. Although I paint and draw quite a bit, I haven’t done anything involving ceramics since I was at school, and loved the feeling of being artistically creative to make something which is going to be used rather than merely decorative.

    I’m already planning my next trip!
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  15. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    We stayed at son2s house where he lives with his partner. He's been there about a year and we'd never stayed before. We also got taken out for dinner at a private members club. It meant a lot to us to be invited.
  16. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

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  17. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    My son turning up within an hour of the stated time. Still waiting. :mad:
  18. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Jesus doesn't want to be the gooseberry. Give him the night off.
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  19. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Quit while you're ahead! (You'll feel it tomorrow! :eek:)

    My new experience: swimming in the outdoor pool at the gym in December in the UK - that's a first for me. OK, it is heated (sort of). Very energising!
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  20. 10000YearsBC

    10000YearsBC Occasional commenter

    Bark tanning ox intestines, using haggis casings and sweet chestnut bark. Every year I go on a prehistoric skills course to keep my work authentic and this year was hide and gut tanning. It's like retro CPD. You find out about the newest silicon chip technology and I find out about the oldest chipped silicon technology. :)

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