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Kev5

Well, I've been on my own now for 14½ months now and still surviving! I don't where the time has gone. Our three adult children have been very supportive and I am very please to say that my estranged wife and I are talking nicely to each other again, which is wonderful. Like all of us, for varying reasons, I sincerely hope that the New Year will bring new beginnings and a whole new happier and healthier world. Namaste, Kev.
Dec 26 2020 10:37 PM
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    Pat
    and you have a healthy, happy and safe 2021 xx

    Dec 27 2020 06:48 PM
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    Kev5
    Thank you, Chris and Pat. You are truly genuine and caring folk. I wish you both much health and happiness xx
    Dec 28 2020 12:15 PM
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    Kev5
    Oh...and sorry about the typos in my post!

    Dec 28 2020 12:17 PM
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Kev5

It's now late July and I have been in my new home for 4½ months and living alone for twice as long. I have made this little house and garden very cosy and comfortable with a pretty south-facing garden. I keep fairly busy these days with volunteer work and I look after my neighbours, who are very nice folk. No substitute for a happy marriage, but I'm getting by and enjoying helping others.
Jul 22 2020 05:53 PM
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    Garffey
    Good to hear, you are making the best of a situation Kev and importantly keeping busy!
    Take care.
    Jul 25 2020 12:44 PM
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    Kev5
    Thank you folks, for your kind, supportive comments :-)

    Neil - our rambling groups haven't started up yet and I haven't really got to know any of them well enough to start an "exclusive" group. Unfortunately I had only just started with them when 'lockdown' occurred. Nevertheless, I am keeping quite busy with the Volunteer Bureau, driving their hospital car service :-)

    Jul 28 2020 03:16 PM
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    Kev5
    The other thing - and I hope this doesn't sound silly or defeatist - is that the things I started doing when Caroline and me separated are no longer of interest because they take me back to an incredibly difficult and sad period. I am desperately trying to leave that behind now, so even the thought of the rambling groups, or the 'Men's Shed' fill me with a dark sadness that I cannot cope with. I expect I will see things differently in due course...but it isn't yet awhile.
    Jul 28 2020 03:24 PM
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Kev5

I have joined two rambling groups, so shall be walking myself to fitness (or oblivion!) soon :-)
Jan 07 2020 04:31 PM
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    Ali5
    That sounds excellent. My friend has joined a cycle club and it’s really worked for her, she’s out and about with one of her new friends most days now
    Jan 12 2020 11:34 AM
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    Kev5
    Many thanks for your positive comments folks! :-)
    Jan 14 2020 10:30 AM
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    badman
    Good to hear, Kev. :) That's two rambling group memberships then, as you certainly do ramble on on here. ;)
    Jan 17 2020 07:38 AM
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Kev5

No man is an island - John Donne.
Nov 15 2019 08:10 PM
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    Rosko
    But some are big enough to pass as one !

    Nov 18 2019 04:01 PM
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    Dewi RS
    Isle of Man??
    Nov 19 2019 10:31 PM
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    Kev5
    I have eaten so many mince pies now that my own RS is as big as any South Sea volcanic island! It could also erupt at any time!!! Sadly, I no longer 'have control' :-O :-O :-O :-O :-O
    Dec 28 2019 10:29 PM
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Kev5

Truth is, without 'life' my life would be quite bereft at this time, if I'm honest. PM me for details if you really feel a need to be depressed!!
Oct 30 2019 09:39 PM
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    Rosko
    I agree ,without the support of you lot I would have given up a long time ago. You know where I am Kev .
    Oct 31 2019 07:58 PM
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    Kev5
    Thank you, dear friend.
    Nov 05 2019 10:34 PM
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    Pat
    Yay :)

    Jun 02 2019 08:26 AM
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    Wrangler
    Good on you
    Kevin
    Jun 04 2019 10:24 PM
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Kev5

I am really leaning on the DVLA now, so much in fact, they have now put me on their URGENT list. I'm supposed to be picking up my ND this weekend!! DVLA hate me...do I care? Do I b**ggery!!
May 21 2019 03:00 PM
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    Rosko
    I do hope you get the go ahead re your licence this week ! I can reapply for mine on the 5th June they say they have all the evidence for my appeal but cannot give me a time frame for a decision ! Unlike Kev my date to commence driving should be the 31st July but with ,me it is not automatic , Bastards !!

    May 21 2019 07:22 PM
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    Pat
    So you should be urgent Kev !!

    May 22 2019 01:47 PM
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I should be hearing about the end of my wretched licence revocation this week, but there has been a delay due to sheer incompetence and sloth-like lethargy between my medical specialist and the KGB (DVLA). Despite my vociferous protestations over many phone calls to both parties, I will have been off the road for an unnecessary total of 14½ months!!!
May 12 2019 08:42 PM
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    Pat
    Hope you hear very soon Kev :)
    May 13 2019 06:10 AM
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    Kev5
    Many thanks, Pat - I phoned DVLA again this morning but they said it can take another 5 working days for them to even start to process the e-mail from my doctor!!!!! Then it has to go to their medical team for assessment, then, and only then, will they begin the process of lifting the revocation.
    May 13 2019 09:28 AM
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    Pat
    Grrrrr
    May 14 2019 04:19 PM
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Kev5

For what it's worth, I have only one month to go before I can drive again, as long as I can convince the KGB (DVLA) that I am fit to drive again. I have been fit to drive for the past 11 months if truth be known, but the wretched KGB (DVLA) are unmoving in their dogmatic inability to judge each case on it's own merits. Due also to their tardy processing of my case, I will have been off the road for a total of nearly 14 months! This is only assuming that I will be granted a new dri...
Apr 15 2019 07:08 PM
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    Pat
    I am sure you will get your licence back very soon Kev x

    Apr 17 2019 06:05 PM
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    boxerdog1
    We are all routing for you Kev
    Apr 18 2019 04:19 PM
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    Kev5
    Many thanks for your kind words, good folk :-) :-) :-)
    Apr 25 2019 09:48 PM
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Kev5

Oh, how life can dish up a s**tstorm, just when everything looks cosy. I can really only blame myself. Well, mostly.
Feb 21 2019 10:36 PM
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    Pat
    :(
    Feb 22 2019 06:48 PM
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    Garffey
    Sorry to read this Kev....Knowing you though I can't think all the blame is yours!...Chin up.
    Feb 23 2019 09:01 AM
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    Kev5
    Thank you for the kind words, Pat and Chris. It is going to be a long haul, but we have started talking again thankfully. Caroline is on an emotional roller-coaster at present so I never know how each day will pan out. I have moved back home, but we are effectively living separate lives in the same house. I can only hope and pray that things will work out for us eventually. Being on our own at our time of life is not great, to put it mildly.
    Mar 01 2019 09:52 PM
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Kev5

Yippee!! Five months to go!!
Dec 15 2018 09:41 AM
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    Garffey
    See... time flies Kev!
    Dec 16 2018 01:10 PM
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    Pat
    that will soon go x

    Dec 17 2018 07:22 PM
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    Wrangler
    Time does fly Kev. I’ve been retired over 10 year. Seems it should be no more than one.
    Dec 22 2018 09:10 PM
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Kev5

Halfway through tomorrow!!
Nov 14 2018 12:31 AM
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Kev5

Eight months, three weeks and one day still to go. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.
Aug 21 2018 12:11 PM
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    Ali5
    :( x hugs Kev x
    Aug 22 2018 09:53 PM
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    Kev5
    Thank you, ladies, your kind words mean so much xx
    Aug 27 2018 07:59 PM
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    Bradders
    Keep your pecker up Kev.
    Oct 29 2018 12:58 PM
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Kev5

Sometimes I sits and thinks...
Sep 08 2017 10:02 PM
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    Garffey
    Ha Ha!....I knows a rhyme to match that Kev....Just can't repeat it here!....lol
    Sep 09 2017 12:19 PM
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    Kev5
    ...and sometimes, I just sits.

    PS: Please feel free, Chris!
    Aug 11 2018 10:57 PM
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Kev5

I am delighted to report that I am now as well as I can be. Thank you, dear folks, for all your kind messages.
Jul 29 2017 06:05 PM
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    Garffey
    Great news Kev....Take care mate!
    Jul 30 2017 07:02 PM
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    ChrisR
    Good news !

    Jul 31 2017 12:19 PM
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    Kev5
    Thank you for your kind remarks, folks.
    Aug 06 2017 02:57 AM