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Feeling blue.

By mikbee
Hi folks.The reason for my absence on the site is not as I am too ill to come on,but more to do with time.The time I spend during the day on my nebuliser machine and puffing away at my inhalers,there is just no time left !! There is a definate improvement in my condition and hopefully the time spent puffing away on inhalers and nebulisers will be cut down.There is no problem with me stopping smoking.I no longer have time for a fag !! I have really missed you lot and making my comments on your pics.I am confident I will be fully active shortly to resume my critiques on your work.You have had a long enough break from me now,and I will expect to see a higher standard of work from you all.If not,I fear I will not be so soft on you as I have in the past.Make the best of what little rest time you have before I am back fully operational,and heed my warning.I intend to come back with a vengence !!

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pascalg Plus
10 37 France
31 Jan 2013 4:13PM
glad you're better mick nice to see you on site!

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woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 4:15PM
I hope you don't think because I am onto your photo within three minutes of you uploading it that I have been lurking, Mick. Even though like Frankie Howerd's Roman slave character I am reasonably good at hanging around for a chat when cornered, and even when not cornered Smile
Of course you have been missed, and by quite a few anxious people. Questions have even been asked in The House. Not the House of Commons, of course, though that might just have been the next thing. I have even tried assuring my various contacts that they can't get rid of you that easily. But some of them simply won't take my word for an answer. To put it in a nutshell, everybody is itching to know how you will vote in the Great Debate in 2014: are you going to become independent or not?

However, I have not attempted to answer the question for them. I can not see the Dockers' Club declaring independence from Leith; although I s'pose Big Aggie has already tried pouring the beer in the harbour. No Tea Party, just the Guinness Party Smile

SO: I am glad to learn that you are pretty much under control. For our part, while Moira has been practising her technique for converting colour to b&w I have perfected the art of toasting my toes with a fan heater. Not very photographic, I know, but at least I have avoided frostbitten chilblains for another winter.

Good to know you're around, sharpening your critical faculties and preparing to whip the R.A.S. into some sort of order in the very near future.

Best regards
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 4:15PM
It is so very good to hear from you Sir, your humour and images have been sorrily missed not just by me I am sure. Good luck with the treatment, and when you time upload more of your great images.

Take care and keep well Mike.

Regards as always Nathan Grin
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
31 Jan 2013 4:28PM
I suppose we are going to see more rubbish and rust for the rest of the year. Mind you it's taken you from August until now for you to upload this so I guess we will just have to see what happens.
What's the point in uploading an image anyway, so far not one person has commented on it.
A fine shade of blue with a down pipe just to prove your verticals are vertical. Keep them coming Mick but most of all look after yourself and when you pick up that Nebuliser just remember that old Chinese proverb... A puff a day makes you and play.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
31 Jan 2013 4:37PM
Good to see you around again Mick your satirical critiques have been sorely missed. This image is a particularly vibrant piece of grot with great detail and texture.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 4:41PM
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 Jan 2013 4:42PM
Rust has been notably absent of late, Mick. You return in time to oxidise the RAS into action Grin

Ploughman 5 28 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 4:47PM
Hi Mick,
I`m fairly new around here and have just had a look at your gallery. All dam good stuff. I will be looking out for your pictures.
Pleased to hear you are getting better, nebuliser machines and inhalers have been a big part of my life in the past. Got all that out of the way and now making good progress too.

My good pal Mick back from wherever you have been, your info is music to my ears missed you Mick just you been back has made my day, you are much loved by many... well maybe that's taking it a bit far but you know what I mean lol. good textures with grot and colour it's mick's of that there is no doubt. nice one mate.

Tibetan 6 3 England
31 Jan 2013 4:50PM
Micks feeling blue and Ania too lol. Well Mick it's been quiet without you; so much so the snoring was deafening lol. pleased your feeling better behind that blue door, I will get Ania, to come and let you out! in the mean time mate just keep puffing, cheers for now, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
31 Jan 2013 5:09PM
Very pleased to know about the improving condition, hope you get even much better each day. It's the kind of shot I like, great colours and textures and some rust, even if not much.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 5:16PM
Its sooo good to see you around - I know what its like being on a ventilator - I was in ITU on one for three weeks at one point - its hard going just to breath - hopefully you will soon be over the worst and with spring on the way which is something to look forward to as well SmileSmile
31 Jan 2013 5:18PM
Wonderful colour and texture in this one Mick. Glad to see you back on site. I can only echo the sentiments of the others but looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
31 Jan 2013 5:21PM
So, you've emerged from your shell like a languid old cRUSTacean. Great to hear it. Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 5:22PM
Glad to hear you are on the mend Mick and that you have successfully given up the dreaded weed. Love this colourful, textural shot.
9 10 10 England
31 Jan 2013 5:30PM
Normal service will be resumed - glad to hear it.WinkWinkWinkWinkWink
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 5:34PM
Good onyer Mick, keep at it !!!!

Coming back with a vengeance eh ????? knees are a'quaking already !! big rough thing you !!.GrinGrin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
31 Jan 2013 5:49PM
What a surprise to see you on site again and I am glad to hear that you are much better .WE ALL missed your rusty images and comments that brings a smile and many laughs .
Do take care ,and take things easy MickWink
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 6:08PM
Abstract lines, peeling (blue Smile ) paint, decay, a padlock, even a hint of rust in the drainpipe. Like a breath of fresh air... Great to see you back. We will try to keep you supplied with the finest grot but I must warn you that I have oil cans to upload... Wink
Take care, make sure you are waited hand on foot. Oh I forgot, you are doing that already...
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
31 Jan 2013 6:22PM
Looking forward to see you coming back with a vengeance Mick! Wink
I see you're taking it easy with the rust just yet, but the composition is excellent and the tones and colours and wonderfully mellow.
Once you're off those inhalers and nebulisers you'll start corroding our computer screens again! Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Jan 2013 6:29PM
Glad to see you making a reappearance, Mick, and equally glad to know you are steadily improving.
Just hope you continue in that direction and hopefully when the better weather comes in you will be able to get and about again.
And I would have guessed this was one of your' has that hallmark on it......excellent detail and textures in this 'blue image'.
Kindest regards,
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 6:33PM
Think I am scared? TongueTongue
Good to hear you are on the mend, so missed the laughsGrinGrinGrin
Oh .................. Great imageWinkGrin
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
31 Jan 2013 7:12PM
Mick -- good to hear of your improved health.
I will take your warning to heart and make sure my postings are of the highest quality.
Regarding this image of yours -- VERY nice. I like the comp. and the colors and detail are engaging.
Welcome back.
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
31 Jan 2013 7:33PM
What an odd placed to position a rainwater pipe GrinGrin

Just get back - vengeance or not Wink
31 Jan 2013 7:40PM
So glad to make this 30 Mick, and so good to see an upload from you, and a very good one at that.
Keep smiling mate, and I'm sure that the appearance of Spring (eventually) will make you feel a whole lot better Smile

John Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 8:13PM
I wish you well young Mik and look forward to that harsh critique promisedWink I know what you mean re time or lack of it, I am currently spending all my time up the doctors but hey ho! If they find the problem it will be worth it, so far nothing that makes me feel any betterSad Didn't Frankie Vaughan sing "what's behind the GREEN door"??? Or something like it! You only have the colour wrong but very nearly there - joking apart I quite like the colour of this doorWink and some good blue colour
co-ordinated tones to match
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 10:51PM
Hibernating for the winter isn't such a bad idea Mick - you should have read all the moans and groans about the snow!
Glad to see you're less rusty and just feeling blue.Now after reading all these comments, you must feeling quite perky!
Hoping to see back fighting fit very soon.
Dave87 Plus
11 42 5 England
31 Jan 2013 11:06PM
Superbly framed. The blue of the decaying door together with the white of the down pipe - cryes out for the viewers attention.
Thoroughly enjoyed my viewing time here.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 11:51PM
EXCELLENT! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 Feb 2013 12:06AM
So...We are being forewarned. Now every image we upload will have to be our best so we don't get the wrath of Mik put on us. I do think you are really an old softie so I for one am not too worried. Is good to see you upload again and such a pretty blue weathered door. Take care and get all better and return soon as you feel ready. ......Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Feb 2013 1:12AM
LOL---- I have been saving a very special bit of rust to show you-- will be watching this space--- Welcome back, J
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
1 Feb 2013 1:13AM
Bring on the critique! I am so happy to hear you are doing so much better!

1 Feb 2013 6:55AM
It's great to see you back on site, Mick. Look after yourself and go from strength to strength.
Today's upload is super, grand colours and I just love all the flaking texture.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 8:08AM
Oooooo can't wait for all the promised mental flagellation! Smile good to hear your news Mick - it all sounds very positive and you'll be pleased to see that there hasn't been a coup for the RAS presidency in your absence.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 10:59AM
I have been doing my homework honest - I have been taking rusty old images over and over, trouble is Nick is getting fed up with posing for meWink
So glad you are improving steadily.
Great textured image too!
RobinF 11 83 1 England
1 Feb 2013 4:38PM
Mick, I have been EPZ absent for a few months and didn't realise you had gone AWOL. Sorry to hear of your troubles and glad to hear you are 'getting there' as they say. My very best wishes for a speedy recovery and hope the inhalers 'an stuff' is not too troublesome for you.

kind regards,

RobinF 11 83 1 England
1 Feb 2013 4:41PM
Sorry! having another senior moment! What a fabulous shot, one of your very best! I am not going to compete with Moira's description as she has nailed it for me, so ditto!

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
1 Feb 2013 6:53PM
Good to hear you are on the mend ,Mick,hope it continues.
meniko 7 Cyprus
1 Feb 2013 9:27PM
to see you back on site!
You see, it seems e v e r y single EPZ member missed you!!!
Blue colour stands for HOPE -
thats a good start Wink
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 11:13PM
Ditto to all the above.
Hope the comments bring a smile to your face.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
2 Feb 2013 7:40AM
We've missed you too, Mick. The site's been way too shiny and spotless 'cos of your absence Sad

Glad to see you again even if just for a pop-in GrinGrin And glad to hear the faglessness hasn't been getting to you! Awesome. I've gotta pull up my socks with my images before you get back...thanks for the warning. Hang on...I'm not wearing socks. I'll just scratch my ankles a bit then.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
2 Feb 2013 2:48PM
A subtle ploy, or a cunning plan? Playing the sympathy card first, tightly followed by (not so) veiled threats of all kinds of dire consequences for those falling below your high standards. A true man of Leith Dockers Club indeed, and nothing less would be expected.
Good to see you have entered a Picasso inspired blue period, although I do not recall his use of locks and rust. Nor drainpipes, either.

(busy planning the 2013 Norse Jock Jorvik Expedition)
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Feb 2013 3:37PM
a fine capture and presentation, Mick...hope you're feeling a little less blue now! Wink
Trev Smile
2 Feb 2013 11:08PM
Good to see your efforts back on site. Eric. Nice Capture of my front door, did not paint it because you would not have took a photograph of it, and I wanted one. Eric.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 3:33PM
Good to see you again Mick and I hope your health continues to improve.
Great image!
Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
8 Feb 2013 9:35AM
Oh…Mick, what pleasing news as I have missed you so and your rusty shots.
Keep up with the repairs with your treatment. Hope that it works quickly for you now.
Peeling paint is a change from all rust, I like it…….

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 5:50PM
you are sounding well chirpy!!!!
i am saving some goodies for you to get your claws into
dare I mention neighbours parties ....Wink
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
9 Feb 2013 10:09PM
you've been missing, Mick.
glad to ear you're getting better, looking forward to read your comments

10 Feb 2013 9:29PM
Mick. Missing your funny comments..........great image, brill detail and colour, strange door in the wall, but has made a great comp. Hope you are feeling a bit better........

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Feb 2013 6:45PM
Glad to hear that you are on the mend Mick, I look forward to seeing you back on site again in the not too distant future. It makes a change for you to be puffing away on your nebuliser machine and on inhalers rather than ciggies! No doubt you will reap the benefits in due course
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
21 Feb 2013 11:48PM
Hope to see you back to your self soon, we need your guidance.Wink
Great shot, interesting how vibrant the door is against the bland walls of the building.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2013 10:02PM
Reading your long speach above I am sure, you were not really feeling blue Mick! I hope to see you back to your old self in short time, and leaving your witty comments on our pfs again. Ye're missed here!
LexEquine 12 19 United States
28 Mar 2013 11:31PM
'Superlative & beautiful color Image,' Mick~ Smile

"Where have You been, Friend??" I too took off about a Month & 1/2,...a little bit ago.

I Hope that You get back into good Health & "Start Feeling better." Miss your Photo's & Comments.~

~ Stay Well ~

Ciao ~ Peter Smile
Glad to hear you are on the mend..I am just back on the site after a longer than intentioned break.
Really like the composition of this shot.. All elements work well together Wink
16 May 2013 8:43PM
Great to see your on the mend Mick,have missed you on site,great shot too..Lin

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