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philheybrookbay last won the day on June 26 2020

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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Just got Britbox . I have to say I'm pretty impressed with the content- I spent a day binge watching Dan Jones' historical documentaries on War of the Rose's and medieval Kings Kings yesterday. Well worth a look if you've a day to spare.
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    Musings on Life Expectancy

    Looking at my family Mum 74 and Dad 76. Still going Paternal Grandad died 95 Paternal Nan died 58 (brain cancer) Maternal Grandpa died 79 Maternal Nan died 69 ( pancreatic cancer) Going back in the history of both sides, my Nans both died very much younger than expected although there are some who got well into the 90s (back in the 19th century even!) One thing which does seem to be a common link in the maternal side is problems with pancreas- cancer and diabetes causing a lot premature deaths with aunts and uncles.
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    The 13th Death of 2020

    Jimmy Carter.. Well it is election year.
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    How many hits this year?

    1 more and I'm in the driving seat. But this year is different.....
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    Dying Off The Radar

    Just watching the reruns of Take the High Road on STV and we've got to the first appearance of actor William Armour back in 1981 playing the regular character Hamish McNeil. But he clearly died off the radar under his real name back in 2017.
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    Death In The Family

    Thanks everyone. What I found slightly annoying/funny yesterday was the speed by which on social media he achieved virtual Sainthood status. By his own admission Si was a troubled fella so I think/know he'd find it funny that suddenly he apparently did no wrong over the years.
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    Glee Stars

    I'll get my own coat....
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    Death In The Family

    You know its never good thing when your mobile starts pinging with message notifications at 230am. And so it transpired. Sadly a good friend of mine was found dead at home yesterday evening from what I can gather. Whilst it was a shock, it wasn't a real surprise, as he had a long history of substance abuse (Columbian marching powder a favourite), mental health issues and a long term damage to his heart having survived to my knowledge at least 4 heart attacks. So to get to mid 50s well- he did well. As I put on social media it was complex emotions today on hearing the sad news about Si. But that was him. Loveable, exasperating, kind, annoying, laughter. He could be the best friend in the world or the biggest cunt. There was little in the middle and life was certainly never dull with Si in the room. Worlds a little darker today.
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    Betty Driver Memorial Soapstar Superstar Thread

    Joseph McKenna https://www.businessoffashion.com/amp/community/people/joe-mckenna Was still alive in 2017 according to this. Given his appearances were in mid 70s I'd put him born about 1960?
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    Crashing Companies

    Plymouth council staff facing redundancy as huge cuts announced https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-city-council-staff-facing-4260337#ICID=Android_PlymouthHeraldNewApp_AppShare A bit close to home. They've opened up an enhanced release scheme for us employees and they want minimum of 200 to go. Nipped into work yesterday to work out my figure should I take it (a shock at the amount -much higher than I expected) but it's a real stick or twist choice...
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    Drunk? Bored?? Psychopath???

    Thanks all. I've been really lucky this time! Referred to the local mental health team, and as I'm in the system I've started new treatment called DBT. In fact in the most positive way, I've been using the sick period to study like crazy so the result is that my Doc at mental health team is seriously impressed with not only my actions but my progression. In other good news- it's made a massive link between my use of alcohol and my depression, so much so, I've not touched a drop since 31st May and whilst I'm not promising a totally ban for life I can honestly say, this is the longest I've not touched a drop for over 30 years. The big test will be the return to work in 10 days, but I have a few ideas for that. So all in all, positive etc.
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    Clive James

    Still the best cover version in history! Shame they dont make Sunday night TV like this anymore.
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    Barbara Windsor

    Equally and very sadly, that's not a guarantee with this illness. I know of a neighbour who suffered in a nursing home for about 4 years with this disease before she passed away. In an ironic sick twist, her husband now has dementia and is in the same nursing home some 3 years after her passing.
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    how long till' the next hit ?

    12th July.
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    The 11th Death in 2020

    Philip the racist.

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