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Old May 26th 2020, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
My kids still can't get their heads around the time I went to London for a meeting, it was snowing there, yet I still came home with arm tanlines below my short shirt sleeves.....
​​​​​​​So, you were actually off in the Caribbean with a young blonde then? Good job you're not in the PM's cabinet. You might get a good talking to.

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Originally Posted by amideislas View Post
So, you were actually off in the Caribbean with a young blonde then? Good job you're not in the PM's cabinet. You might get a good talking to.
...swiftly followed by a request for the young blonde's phone number...
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I'm pale and have been known to get sunburn in England on a cloudy day in summer. It was bloody painful too.

You may have a less sensitive sun for me, but just fyi - you don't have to put "goop" on your skin. I use a spray like this. https://www.neutrogena.com/sun/sun-f...y-spf-70-5-oz/. It's very light and non-sticky and non-goopy.
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The Neutrogena one's great
Thanks for the Neutrogena tip. I use lots of sunscreen, being a pale and easy burner. It's very humid here in the summer, so any tendency toward stickiness is made worse, especially on the face.
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Old May 26th 2020, 1:35 pm
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So, you were actually off in the Caribbean with a young blonde then? Good job you're not in the PM's cabinet. You might get a good talking to.
Actually, there was a younger blonde involved. And a Parliamentary Committee.......

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...swiftly followed by a request for the young blonde's phone number...
I still have it......
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Old May 26th 2020, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
I can never figure out the conflicting needs of a) get some sunshine (for vitamin D) and b) avoid sunshine like the plague due to skin cancer! ...
Just like watering plants; don't water too little or too much.
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Old May 26th 2020, 3:54 pm
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My friend in London has now been detached from all machines and moved to a single room..... by which I assume they mean out of ICU, after 7 weeks.

Dialysis is not longer required, he was far more alert and the medics say they intend to get him sitting in a chair in the coming days.... a huge leap forward.
My only concern is that this presumably means he is no longer in the care of the same team..... but anyone else in that ICU is in good hands.

Still keeping my fingers firmly crossed until he is discharged
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Originally Posted by macliam View Post
My friend in London has now been detached from all machines and moved to a single room..... by which I assume they mean out of ICU, after 7 weeks.

Dialysis is not longer required, he was far more alert and the medics say they intend to get him sitting in a chair in the coming days.... a huge leap forward.
My only concern is that this presumably means he is no longer in the care of the same team..... but anyone else in that ICU is in good hands.

Still keeping my fingers firmly crossed until he is discharged
Spectacular.

What a tough guy.
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Old May 26th 2020, 4:39 pm
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Spectacular.

What a tough guy.
He owes me several bottles of Sagres for the worry!

I was discussing with SWMBO when he would last have gone 7 weeks without a beer......we couldn't settle whether it would have been before or after his First Holy Communion!! I would love to see the look on his face when he breaks his fast!!
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Old May 26th 2020, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by macliam View Post
My friend in London has now been detached from all machines and moved to a single room..... by which I assume they mean out of ICU, after 7 weeks.

Dialysis is not longer required, he was far more alert and the medics say they intend to get him sitting in a chair in the coming days.... a huge leap forward.
My only concern is that this presumably means he is no longer in the care of the same team..... but anyone else in that ICU is in good hands.

Still keeping my fingers firmly crossed until he is discharged
Having been through the ICU to chair phase myself it's not fun, you can't move yourself from the bed to chair and a view out a hospital window gets dull quick. I got a good view of the floor a few times.
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Old May 26th 2020, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by macliam View Post
My friend in London has now been detached from all machines and moved to a single room..... by which I assume they mean out of ICU, after 7 weeks.

Dialysis is not longer required, he was far more alert and the medics say they intend to get him sitting in a chair in the coming days.... a huge leap forward.
My only concern is that this presumably means he is no longer in the care of the same team..... but anyone else in that ICU is in good hands.

Still keeping my fingers firmly crossed until he is discharged
This is great news Macliam. I know that your friend probably won't have eyes on him 24/7 as in ICU, but I'd be astounded if he didn't receive the same top notch level of care. He'll be very well looked after. I bet you're looking forward to the day you can have a chat to him on the phone
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
My kids still can't get their heads around the time I went to London for a meeting, it was snowing there, yet I still came home with arm tanlines below my short shirt sleeves.....
Winter sun with snow can be harsh.


When I worked at the airport, I could usually get through the winter without sunblock, but on some of those sunny days when we had snow, it was sunblock or sunburn. Read heads with freckles don't handle the sun well.....

Despite being slightly noticeable, I found the zinc sunblock to work best for me, didn't run into the eyes like other brands did and really handles well if outside doing something physical and sweating.

Keep in mind also if swimming in the ocean, many brands of sunscreen contain chemicals that are bad for the ocean especially coral reefs, so if swimming in the ocean keep that in mind.

Namely those that contain the following are known to kill/harm corals, but there are ocean safe options out there so one doesn't have to stop using it, just know whats in it.
  • Oxybenzone.
  • Octinoxate.
  • Octocrylene.
  • 4-methylbenzylidene camphor.
  • Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
My kids still can't get their heads around the time I went to London for a meeting, it was snowing there, yet I still came home with arm tanlines below my short shirt sleeves.....
You must be one tough cookie! (and since you are a security guard, I guess that's not a surprise!). Not only was it snowing, but you were wearing a short-sleeved shirt and no outer jacket or even sweater, and your meeting was outdoors?
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Winter sun with snow can be harsh.


When I worked at the airport, I could usually get through the winter without sunblock, but on some of those sunny days when we had snow, it was sunblock or sunburn. Read heads with freckles don't handle the sun well.....

Despite being slightly noticeable, I found the zinc sunblock to work best for me, didn't run into the eyes like other brands did and really handles well if outside doing something physical and sweating.

Keep in mind also if swimming in the ocean, many brands of sunscreen contain chemicals that are bad for the ocean especially coral reefs, so if swimming in the ocean keep that in mind.

Namely those that contain the following are known to kill/harm corals, but there are ocean safe options out there so one doesn't have to stop using it, just know whats in it.
  • Oxybenzone.
  • Octinoxate.
  • Octocrylene.
  • 4-methylbenzylidene camphor.
  • Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
According to my g/f, who follows these things way more closely than me, there's been a whole new development in the sunscreen world ... something about all the previous ingredients being bad for you. She will only buy the ones that are (xxx)-free - but I can't remember what 'xxx' is
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According to my g/f, who follows these things way more closely than me, there's been a whole new development in the sunscreen world ... something about all the previous ingredients being bad for you. She will only buy the ones that are (xxx)-free - but I can't remember what 'xxx' is
Try a google search XXX
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
According to my g/f, who follows these things way more closely than me, there's been a whole new development in the sunscreen world ... something about all the previous ingredients being bad for you. She will only buy the ones that are (xxx)-free - but I can't remember what 'xxx' is
I'd be interested to know what xxx is.

But beware - there is a lot of BS about this subject.

Some even believe (there was a poster here a long time ago) that it's sunblock rather than the sun that gives you skin cancer.
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