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hobbo

Welcome to my Portfolio, as you can see, I like capturing a broad range of subjects .......ENJOY!
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  • Because of me, our house is filled with books, enough for a small lending library.....mostly non-fiction though.....I canít remember not being able to read, so must have been an early starter.

    Nowadays, I get threatened with a divorce if I bring just....one-more-book....home....I still near them in every so often.

    So pleased to learn that we have other avid readers on here.

    Hobbo
  • Not at all now.....much of it, like the three major TV soaps are used for Social Engineering, or forcing unwanted adverts down your throat for far too long innevery episode.
    Read a good book, paint a picture, find a craft, or join a group instead of wasting your life...

    Hobbo
  • Since retiring over ten years ago a pattern has developed were I like to be in bed for a good read between 9:30 and 10:30 pm.....sleep like a log until nature and my bladder wake me, with the lark, at circa 05:00 as fresh as a daisy, all set for another day.
    As a morning person, all my best efforts are done between then and lunchtime, then I fade rapidly for a midday siesta....afterward,,,refreshed, I get my second-wind and begin again until bedtime....

    Hobbo
  • If Corbyn should win the next General Election...Britain will bask in a beautiful golden glow, each and everyone of us will receive a minimum state income plus a home to suit our needs, public transport will be free, the NHS will be free for all no matter who, no one will be cold in winter or hungry .....clouds will contain cuckoos and loud grunting and flapping of porcine wings will be heard overhead....

    Honest!

  • Quote:I have one on the NHS. It is sat in the draw. I have tinnitus and where I got issued it they will only do an adjustment every 2 years. If I went for batteries or tubes they always said we are low on stock so can only let you have a couple. I would wear it if I was able to adjust it myself.




    I find that quite amazing...where are you approximately in the UK?

    Iím in the Midlands.....My local NHS Hospital has a almost daily, half-day open clinic....no apointmwnts required....tubes almost as required, after a check.....batteries every 9-12 weeks......test if considered necessary......same with mounded inserts ......Automatic renewal after three? Years

    There can be a bit of a wait in a first-come-first served clinic...but that is just part of the course.

    I have no grumbles whatsoever...

    During the past six years the NHS has restored my hearing and then my sight after cataract and then very serious retinal surgery.....

    Hobbo
  • I lost my high end and high pitch hearing around 8 years ago now....couldnít hear the TV or radio, childrenís vouces hardly registered, I could hear most of what my wife was saying..

    A visit to the GP....followed a few months later by thorough testing an an NHS hearing unit....High-end hearing loss was confirmed.....within 8 weeks I was issued with a pair of tiny hearing aids that work beautifully....I honestly couldnít believe what I had been missing....Bird Sing....all the high notes in music....TV speech clarified ....absolute heaven....Free batteries, and free follow up/maintenence clinics requiring no appointments.....CANT FAULT THE NHS HERE.

    One important rider.....hearing aids when first put in can cause confusion and a cacophony of sound....but remember that your old head has adjusted to the fuzzy sounds of deafness....give them three or so weeks and your brain sorts all those noises into beautiful natural sounds.

    Hobbo
  • Two to three times a week....a sachet of oats and golden syrup topped by a few more Scots Porridge Oats, a tad of sugar, then mix in the bowl with full cream milk. Allow to soak overnight in microwave ...zap for 2 minutes whilst I shower.....add a dash more milk then zap for a further 2 minutes....add sultanas are dried apricots too if you like them.

    A perfect start to a winters day.

    The other days? Three slices of Vogelís seeded bread, as toast and marmalade.

    Hobbo
  • During WWII we would eat or drink anything to Ward of the hunger pangs of rationing....we poorer ones would even attempt to scrounge the Apple-core from a fellow apple eater....no lie.

    That free milk, orange juice, cod liver oil and malt were real life-savers.....we also ate...horse meat....whale meat....and a very strange fish called...Snoek.

    ĎTis all true...look them up connected to the 1940s

    Hobbo
  • Ken Dodd.....is as modern as they get.....

    The rest, just havenít got the stamina or the wit.....hate public swearing....a generational thing?

    Hobbo

  • Quote:Did you go bare-footed as well?


    I wonder why there is always a mickey-take when a mature person has childhood memories......it seems to be part of the current trend on Facebook too....but staying polite and answering your question....

    No! We didnít go barefoot, but because I was one of 5 kids then, and my dad was away fighting for your freedoms of today........we relied on Charity boots.....if you think that is funny.....I give up!

    The free milk etc was essential or we might have been at very real risk of malnutrition ....YES! ....it really did happen ....you might not have been here, had your parents/grandparents hadnít had their meager rations supplemented

    Hobbo

    Hobbo
  • From wartime until the 1980s all children were given a third of a pint of full cream milk at school every day.....sometimes it was the only source of calories we had.....this, plus the free orange juice, cod liver oil and malt prevented us from getting rickets or worse..... it didnít stop us getting ...chilblains, impetigo, whooping cough, measles, German measles or the mumps though.

    Hobbo
  • Yes! But only for making my breakfast porridge. Oh!....and in my coffee.....

    Skinny milk ruins both.

    Hobbo
  • Hi Canonshots.....I had serious retinal surgery almost three years ago....it stopped my for a month or three, but I soon learned to cope one-eyed until serious double vision was corrected......

    You hang in there......I wish you well.

    Hobbo
  • Not forgetting E-Enders annual Christmas Fare of dire..... misery....Rows.....distorted faces and horrible story lines......
  • I find myself being quite amused by this.....

    Being a genuine Old-Fogey...80 yrs very, very soon, I feel qualified to reply in all seriousness...

    As a school lever of 15 yrs in 1953 I recall seeing the only television receiver in the Street, it belonged to our next door neighbours ....I obviously watched the Queens Coronation, but later lots of wrestling and boxing.

    During the interim years including producing a family, we could only afford old S/H TV sets....but during these dark days of mono....then the first garish colour sets, through to those HUGE grey monsters...the program content from the three main (and only) Chanel’s couldn’t be bettered ...it probably never will....the program list is far too long....but we all know them because they are still enjoyed as repeats today.

    Since the coming of the Flat Screen....Full Stereo....High Definition....Voice Control ....Satelite etc...plus dozens of Chanel’s ....picture and sound quality are first class......BUT...

    Program content and quality has dropped like a stone....we have to suffer 15 mins of adverts every hour.....Sports programs advertise Gambling....whilst the same Chanel’s bleat about it....So called celebrities dominate the schedules ......Whilst the BBC does its usual ...Social Engineering and bias.....

    Our TV has been off for most of the holiday....I even switch the news off now.....

    Hobbo
  • There you go!.....gifts all gone......now you can thank....this Bearded one.

    Happy New Year!
  • presents! Gifts! and food ad-lib...... but we should look towards the Crib....
  • With five others, plus, good Cheer......
  • We really need to gather speed as that special night is drawing near.....
  • YOH ! HO ! HO! ......I know....
  • A whiter shade of pale, footprints in the snow....
  • Just copy Slade.....they had it made......
  • The bells of the tills....go ....Ting-a-Ling-aLing
  • He hits the Triangle....TING ! TING !
  • Címon Rudolph .......UP WE GO ! GERONIMO !!! ......
  • His little winkie.....and his bootleg Drinkie....
  • His Y-fronts that are vast.......... and wide......
  • Buckle up.....enjoy the ride.....
  • He also has a red one......
  • santaís Belly shakes with mirth....as he releases his its full girth....