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Rowen
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Here I am, an in-patient at Calvary John James over Easter.... Indeed well into next week...
Bored really.
Any Canberra folk out there with a spare bit of time? Beaming smile? Looking for a chat in a visit?
You would be welcome to pop into the hospital...

If over a meal time, that would be good too.... We could get some fascinating takeaway...

Anyway, do please consider this!
And thanks for the support in the Oz thread.,

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Doone
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A bit too far for me to visit I'm afraid, but wishing you many visitors and good cheer Rowen. [Axe murder]
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Rowen
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Thank you

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Sioni Sais
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My very best wishes. It must be breakfast time where you are. [Votive]

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Smudgie

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Rowen, how about Skype?
(Not right now, by the way, as I have just woken up and the sight of me may well put you off your dinner!)

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Rowen
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Lol.
I hadn't thought about that, but it makes sense. But not now, as we are getting ready for bed.
I will work on it tomorrow!
What a great idea.

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Sir Pellinore
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Sorry to hear about it Rowen.

Sadly a bit far from Brisbane.

Get better soon and Happy Easter.

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jacobsen

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Canberra seems to be a bit far from most places, Rowen, especially Oxfordshire in the UK, but I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery. Do you have a kindle? A portable library, if you are up to reading, is a boon. As is a pack of patience cards. [Smile]

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Moo

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I recently spent six days in a hospital, followed by four weeks in a rehab facility. I had my cellphone with me, and I sent many texts every day. Texts are better than phone calls because the recipient can read them and respond at their convenience.

My Kindle was also a great way to pass time. I downloaded quite a few 19th century novels which I had read before, but wanted to re-read. Just about all of them were free.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Moo

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Moo

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Of course, you can always e-mail if you have a computer with you.

Moo

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Evangeline
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery Rowen.
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Gee D
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Not present in person but in thought and prayer, for you and for those treating and caring for you (that includes BL).

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Rowen
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Thanks for your kind support and ideas. Much appreciated.

I have books downloaded on my iPad, which I am enjoying. I watch TV. I sleep. I think the significant thing, given the size of Australia, is that home and close friends are at least five hours away. I miss the familiarity of that with which I am most familiar!
Why chose a hospital so far from home? Well. It's the closest one that does my particular thingy. I wanted the operation to happen fast, but otherwise I could have chosen a public hospital, closer to home, and a many-many-many months of waiting list. That is one of the things about Oz. country people are a LONG WAY AWAY from professional helping services.
I hasten to add that the hospital pastoral care team send a visitor in every working day, and Banner Lady has been a fabulous visitor, coming in and collecting laundry every second day, and telling me of life on the outside.
Things are going well, physically, for me, which is great.

My first Easter in 27 years were in I haven't done the Whole Thing on a parish or institution. Quite odd

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Rowen
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Visitors today... Tukai and his wife, whose ship name I can't remember, very kindly visited me today, in hospital, armed with a most delicious pide or two.
We ate and laughed, and caught up with life.
It was all most appreciated!
Thanks, guys.

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Lamb Chopped
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quote:
Originally posted by Rowen:
My first Easter in 27 years were in I haven't done the Whole Thing on a parish or institution. Quite odd

Yes. Feels weird, doesn't it? I spent Maundy Thursday-Easter in hospital/ICU back in 2014, and when I got out, I couldn't shake the feeling that Lent wasn't over yet.

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jacobsen

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What is a pide?

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Pigwidgeon

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I assume the "d" is a typo.

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Curiosity killed ...

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pide = Turkish pizza

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Rowen
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A pide is kind of like a pizza, turned into itself.
Yummy.

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Lothlorien
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quote:
Originally posted by Rowen:
A pide is kind of like a pizza, turned into itself.
Yummy.

Very yummy. Big seller down here.

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Banner Lady
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Yes, we like our food, wine and coffee here in the nation's capital. For a not very big city we have an amazing cultural diversity in our eateries. Pretty sure it is a cornucopia compared to the remote area where Rowen works.

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Lothlorien
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Possibly quite different food. Different climate, different customer base etc.

That said, my son loves the Snowies and goes there when he can. He has found amazing cafés in basically tiny towns. Not at ski resorts or towns like Jindabyne, but what are really isolated general stores along the way, selling good coffee and food. And things like dog food and white generic bread.

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Piglet
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quote:
Originally posted by Banner Lady:
Yes, we like our food, wine and coffee ...

[nerd alert]
Am I alone in thinking that the term barista ought to mean a lady who makes coffee, and that a gentleman in the same profession should be called a baristo?
[/nerd alert OFF]

Perhaps one of the Ship's linguists will enlighten me. [Smile]

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Banner Lady
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True story: my brother-in-law is Greek and his sister recently introduced me to her son. She still has a heavy accent, and proudly told me what a good barrister he was, with many return customers wanting to be served only by him.

Cue son hissing loudly in his mother's ear "It's barista, Mum, BARISTA...NOT barrister!"

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Leorning Cniht
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quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:

Perhaps one of the Ship's linguists will enlighten me. [Smile]

AIUI, a barista could be a man or a woman, but several men would be baristi, and several women bariste.

I bet you get confused looks when you ask for a panino, too.

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quote:
Originally posted by Leorning Cniht:
... I bet you get confused looks when you ask for a panino, too.

[Killing me]

I've been tempted, I must confess.

I'm reminded of the story of a professor who was leading a research project into the properties of the pendulum. He was most insistent that his students used the correct Latin plural pendula rather than pendulums, and shortly before their paper was due to be published he asked them how things were going.

The reply was, "Very well, Professor; all that remains now is to sit down on our ba and do our sa".

[Snigger]

[ 30. March 2016, 14:25: Message edited by: Piglet ]

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Lamb Chopped
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I've done it. My inner pedant must have SOME exercise!

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Boogie

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My son is an excellent Barista [Big Grin]

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balaam

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quote:
Originally posted by Leorning Cniht:
quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:

Perhaps one of the Ship's linguists will enlighten me. [Smile]

AIUI, a barista could be a man or a woman, but several men would be baristi, and several women bariste.
A mixed gender group would be?

(Hope you make a full recovery, Rowen)

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