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New Year's Irresolutions.

Old Jan 2nd 2022, 1:42 pm
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Default New Year's Irresolutions.

The whole new year thing is pretty arbitrary, imo, just a random date on one of several types of calendar, but since we live under it what do people see coming up for them in 2022? Doesn't have to be the stereotypical goal-setting stuff, unless you want it to be of course.

Me:

1. Getting us moved from the US to the UK after a very long time here, and starting on another adventure.

2. Bringing about the downfall of the UK government





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Me:

1) Having surgery on my spine (or not, have to wait a month for that decision)

2) Getting out and about on my trike again
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Spend less time on TIO, read more books instead!

Controversial, moi?
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3/4 of the family will be able to file for US citizenship this summer, elder son is almost a year behind.
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To see more of the towns and countryside around us. We have been in Italy for just over two years and done hardly any exploring.
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Originally Posted by Expatrick View Post
Spend less time on TIO, read more books instead!

Controversial, moi?
I just got hit by the karma police on that one ...
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
Me:

1) Having surgery on my spine (or not, have to wait a month for that decision)

2) Getting out and about on my trike again
Just make sure that #2 doesn't lead to #1 again.
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Originally Posted by Lugsbug View Post
To see more of the towns and countryside around us. We have been in Italy for just over two years and done hardly any exploring.
Excellent. Get out there. It must be beautiful.
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Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
3/4 of the family will be able to file for US citizenship this summer, elder son is almost a year behind.
Non-trivial cost there.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Just make sure that #2 doesn't lead to #1 again.
Indeed, I think I've learned my lesson, after no trike outings for 4 months, being blue-lit into hospital for a 4 day holiday and two un-sedated gastroscopies.

Not to mention the 'Robocop' look currently ongoing.

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Indeed, I think I've learned my lesson, after no trike outings for 4 months, being blue-lit into hospital for a 4 day holiday and two un-sedated gastroscopies.

Not to mention the 'Robocop' look currently ongoing.

Why no sedation?
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Why no sedation?
Seems to be the norm here.

I think it's done under sedation in Canada and other places, I can't say for Switzerland, as when I had it done there it was part of the 'double', and if anyone tried that kind of thing on me un-sedated, it would get very ugly, very quickly.
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Oooh, oooh, forgot one.

c) Dropping the "potential" when referring to my potential future son-in-law

Game on, this one's going to be great, they're currently living in Geneva, he's German, and the wedding will be here in our commune in Belgium.

Annetje will know where, if she's reading this.

As projects go this is massive. I've block booked one hotel's entire rooms for two nights (and their entire restaurant facility the day after for brunch), I have an option on a further 20 rooms in another place 100 metres distant. The food is excellent in both of these.

We've reserved the old town hall for the ceremony, it's woefully small, so we're having the whole thing live streamed back to the party venue where the majority of the guests will watch on big screens, also with internet feeds for family in Florida and elsewhere unable to attend in person.

We've got one of Belgium's top DJ's for the evening party, and a couple of mini-busses to ferry people around as they need during the afternoon and evening.

Catering still being worked on, photographer is in the net, flowers and hairdressers sorted, probably loads of other stuff too.

Around 160 guests invited, not sure what the take-up is, not my problem
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
Seems to be the norm here.

I think it's done under sedation in Canada and other places, I can't say for Switzerland, as when I had it done there it was part of the 'double', and if anyone tried that kind of thing on me un-sedated, it would get very ugly, very quickly.

I had an endoscopy (think that is the same thing) with just a local spray in the back of the throat, in the UK. It was part of a list shortening attempt by the NHS, they introduced evening appointments but only if you were happy to not be sedated.
Quite possibly the most unpleasant thing that I've experienced at the hands of medical staff, give me the steroid injection down beside the eyeball any day of the week over doing that again!

Fair play to you for putting up with that torture twice, never again without sedation.
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