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[*] posted on 12-2-2015 at 21:07


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My wife and I back in the UK. Almost two weeks ago one of my wife's aunts died, which was sad, but we were expecting it because she had cancer and was very ill. A day later my wife's mother in law had a massive stroke and died soon after in hospital, which was almost totally unexpected. We are here to help with the family and attend the two funerals. It's been exhausting only two weeks after returning form international travel.


Very sorry to hear about the deaths in your family, Poly. It must be a trying time for you both.
However, I'm not trying to be disrespectful, but wouldn't your wife's mother-in-law be your mother? Or was your wife married before and you both kept up contact with her ex-husband's family?
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[*] posted on 13-2-2015 at 10:46


Yes, I'm an idiot. I had started by writing "my mother in law" and then changed it too hastily. I've edited the original post. Thanks for your concern.

My wife's name is Julie. Julie's dad has two sisters. It was his youngest sister that died. He has three children, she has four and the other sister has six, which is thirteen cousins on that side of the family. Several are married with several children and there are some great grand children in there as well. In contrast I grew up in Australia in a family of five. Julie finds all those relatives a bit claustrophobic, which I get, but I grew up in a very compact family which was very claustrophobic for me. Grand parents, aunts and uncles and cousins can provide you with different perspectives on your own immediate family that I missed out on. I've been kind of making up for it spending time with my French relatives which is a similar situation to Julie's.

The aunt's funeral was yesterday and so as you can imagine there were lots of people there. It went well. We're now preparing for Julie's mum's funeral next week. It's still a bit unreal.




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[*] posted on 13-2-2015 at 22:45


You're not an idiot - everybody mistypes now and again. I can understand your wife finding things a little claustrophobic vis a vis family matters. I used to have a grandmother (from New Zealand) who was the Archbishop of Claustrophobia. She used to spin little "amusing" tales, play family members off against each other, invent stories etc, etc. Plus, she used to have dogs that you had to take out for a "pull".
When she was alive, I was the one "stood up to her". Now, I regret having stood up to her and yearn for the good old claustrophobia of yonder year.
Anyway, all he best to you...
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[*] posted on 14-2-2015 at 01:21


This time not a typo, but a misunderstanding about numbers of children. Thirteen cousins not ten.

Hey Bonny, my post doesn't show that I edited it. A new feature?




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[*] posted on 14-2-2015 at 08:47


Yeah, turns out you can switch it off. I always thought it was a bit of a nuisiance.



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[*] posted on 15-2-2015 at 10:26


Sounds good, just don't let The Trendmonger in here. :lol:



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[*] posted on 15-2-2015 at 11:56


:D Fortunately he wouldn't come here if you paid him.



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[*] posted on 18-2-2015 at 01:55


Writing an article about Eindhoven, spent hours today making photos.



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[*] posted on 19-2-2015 at 10:55


The funerals have passed and we're heading back home on the weekend. My next ordeal is major surgery early in March. 2015 is already well off to an auspicious start.



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[*] posted on 19-2-2015 at 11:25


Goodness Poly... that's a trying time to be in. Be strong!



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[*] posted on 19-2-2015 at 11:43


Just heard Oliver Sacks has terminal cancer... :(



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[*] posted on 21-2-2015 at 12:45


All go now at the Zappa forum, this time with KUIII. Poor guy...



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[*] posted on 24-2-2015 at 00:55


To what are you referring Bonny? I see a post from earlier in February about his flatmate, but nothing else of concern.



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[*] posted on 24-2-2015 at 19:56


Yah his flatmate... can imagine that's quite a shock. He's on my ignore list, I'm not sure why, so it took me a while to notice.

I'm still making photos of Eindhoven and writing a little guide of the city, hope it's finished by March since I keep thinking of things I really need to include.




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[*] posted on 24-2-2015 at 21:43


Why did you have him on ignore?



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[*] posted on 25-2-2015 at 17:31


I don't know, possibly politics, possibly an argument that got out of hand, possibly because of an oversized sig pic.



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[*] posted on 25-2-2015 at 23:49


I remember thinking some time ago that he was a bit of a redneck so I'm pretty sure your objections would have been political. I can't remember exactly what bothered me about him but his opinions are a bit like pedro's only maybe not as backward. He seems like a nice enough guy but I probably couldn't be real world friends with someone like that without arguing all the time.



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[*] posted on 26-2-2015 at 10:49


Some people seem to argue for the sake of arguing, don't they?



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[*] posted on 26-2-2015 at 18:16


Quote: Originally posted by BBP  
Some people seem to argue for the sake of arguing, don't they?
I don't think so.;-)



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[*] posted on 27-2-2015 at 19:23


Aren't you nice and positive! :bald:
Sister's come round to visit today and I phoned my friend last night. They're both doing very well, great!




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