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PostSubject: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:32 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !

Best wishes to you and I hope you have a great day.

Try not to overdo it old chap....those bath chairs can get a bit unwieldy
after a few......

All the best.
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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:32 am

Happy Birthday Mark!

@Stan - bath chairs? :-)
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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:51 am

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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:39 pm

Stan Giko wrote:

Well, those are news to me...kind of like rickshaws for Brits lol.
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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:09 pm

I hope Mark went for a good walk in the hills, somewhere adventurous, maybe got lost for a bit, then found himself in a pub for a good dinner and drinks beermugs

Happy birthday, Mark!
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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:52 am

Many thanks to all. The bath chairs brought a grin - but unfortunately they are all too close to the mark. I had a fall whilst on holiday in Dorset and cracked my hip. They succesfully pinned it on Friday and I returned home Tuesday just in time for my birthday. Still a few weeks rehab and crutches I fear. Though Stan if your volunteering to pull my bath chair that would be great help!
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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:01 am

Hey Mark
Major ouuch.  I just hate those gravity attacks.
I Hope your birthday brings you some serious fun.
Quick healing & best wishes.
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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:08 pm

Ow !  that must have been a wry grin Mark .
I hope you have a speedy recovery...`course i`d pull your bath chair.
to a cheery refain...they don`t write `em like this anymore......

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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:22 pm

Belated birthday sympathies, Mark! My best wishes to you also for rapid healing.
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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:36 am

Stan, my brother, I fear I've gained weight since we last met!
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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:05 am

I know the feeling well i`m afraid Mark.
Not to worry.....we all get to lose it in the end  Ha ha ..... ahem.
Just not too soon eh ?
Stay upright my brother.  :-)
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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:06 am

To mash Dillon Thomas' Fern Hill:

Now, as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
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Time held me green and dying
Though I sang in my chains like the sea.


Himself reading the whole eulogy to lost innocence at:
http://youtu.be/8XG1B_7r4y8
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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:38 pm

Hi Mark,
Just got round to Dillon Thomas` Fern Hill eology to lost youth/ Arcadia.
I thought it might be like his `Do not go gentle into that good night` which always makes me groan.
This was such a pleasant surprise...what wonderful use of imagery !  the man`s a master of his craft, that`s for sure.  I liked how all the verses were `land` related until the very last word...seemingly out of context..." the sea".
Pity that he seems to interpret things as a lament or loss though. never noticed what was permanent and under his nose......
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PostSubject: Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK !   Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:09 am

Stan Giko wrote:

This was such a pleasant surprise...what wonderful use of imagery !  the man`s a master of his craft, that`s for sure.  I liked how all the verses were `land` related until the very last word...seemingly out of context..." the sea".

Lovely poem...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/wales-dylan-thomas/10760157/fern-hill-dylan-thomas-poem.html
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