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Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2020, 08:37
Replies: 153,074
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Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Deb, Andy, Bob, Ian, Richard, Steve,...

Good morning Deb, Andy, Bob, Ian, Richard, Steve, a hearty welcome to the day....Jambo! :}

Cheers Jeff, good morning :} the masks have to be changed after 4 hours and the flight to London direct...
Forum: Social Forum 5th June 2020, 06:34
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Morning all, whatís everyone up to? British...

Morning all, whatís everyone up to?

British Airways sent an email last night about flying. I usually have a low fat and low cholesterol diet on their flights. In future there will be no special...
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2020, 13:31
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
And the love seat is perfect for those romantic...

And the love seat is perfect for those romantic sunsets :}
Forum: Social Forum 4th June 2020, 12:56
Replies: 19
Views: 255
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thank you all for the beautiful birthday wishes....

Thank you all for the beautiful birthday wishes. I had a lovely day taking it easy, the penultimate was chocolate fudge birthday cake with the family, tea and lots of laughs :D:D:drool4:...love Phil ...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2020, 12:24
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By Gate Keeper
Driving down a mountain road in South Africa, I...

Driving down a mountain road in South Africa, I felt something crawling in my crutch. I went to scratch it and the beast stabbed my balls. The pain was excruciating, we pulled over onto the hard...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2020, 11:35
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Fred, We always lift up the...

Good morning Fred,

We always lift up the lid and toilet seat to check for spiders and snakes before sitting down. On my first trip to Namibia, I had to stay in a B&B out in the bush. The owner of...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2020, 11:26
Replies: 6
Views: 152
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Arnauld, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns...

Hi Arnauld, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Beautiful Day :pepsi::birthday2::birthday::band::party:
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2020, 11:22
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Gate Keeper
:wine::pepsi::birthday::birthday2::party: Hi...

:wine::pepsi::birthday::birthday2::party:
Hi Martin, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Great Day
Forum: Social Forum 1st June 2020, 09:18
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Fred, bad luck with the spider bite....

Good morning Fred, bad luck with the spider bite. Are you allergic to bee stings?
Forum: Photography Corner 1st June 2020, 06:42
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Mark, thank you for comments, much...

Good morning Mark, thank you for comments, much appreciated. I decided to sleep on your question as it involved much soul searching on my part. Am I used to the way of life here by now?

The...
Forum: Social Forum 1st June 2020, 06:04
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi John, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi John, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Great Day :wine::pepsi::birthday::band::birthday2::party:
Forum: Photography Corner 31st May 2020, 13:46
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Gate Keeper
Last year I had a SanDisk SD card fail on a dash...

Last year I had a SanDisk SD card fail on a dash cam. I was stopped by the police in Kenya and accused of speeding. I was then asked for a substantial bribe, but on playback to prove my innocence a...
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2020, 06:20
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Steve, yes thatís right, I will have...

Good morning Steve, yes thatís right, I will have to do 14 days quarantine when I arrive in the UK.

Thankfully us retirees have little to worry about and itís a great day for fishing. What about...
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2020, 06:10
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Morning all, another hottie today, not that I am...

Morning all, another hottie today, not that I am complaining. I received a promotional Covid safety video from Qatar Airways as I am in their flying club.....https://youtu.be/7WH5hMyw3w8 I guess itís...
Forum: Social Forum 31st May 2020, 05:49
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Steve, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Steve, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Great One:birthday2::party::birthday::band::pepsi::wine:
Forum: Social Forum 30th May 2020, 08:44
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Bob, if you get the chance take a...

Good morning Bob, if you get the chance take a few photos of Banana and Bear in action having their treats. Hay fever is issue here as we are surrounded by trees and forest. The joys of summer :}
Forum: Social Forum 30th May 2020, 06:25
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
A sunny and warm welcome to you all, 26C is...

A sunny and warm welcome to you all, 26C is expected.

From 8th June, flights to London are to resume on Kenya Airways :} The CEO of the airline says the middle seats on the B787ís and B737-800ís...
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2020, 16:45
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Gate Keeper
That is something not everyone can do Roy,...

That is something not everyone can do Roy, clearly you have a special talent. Thank you for sharing :bowdown::}
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2020, 16:36
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By Gate Keeper
:wine::pepsi::birthday::band::party::birthday2:Hi...

:wine::pepsi::birthday::band::party::birthday2:Hi Martin, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Beautiful Day
Forum: Social Forum 27th May 2020, 05:16
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all and welcome to the day, I wonder...

Good morning all and welcome to the day, I wonder what it will bring?
Forum: Photography Corner 26th May 2020, 17:29
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
Ahh bless his heart :}

Ahh bless his heart :}
Forum: Social Forum 26th May 2020, 13:54
Replies: 103
Views: 4,436
Posted By Gate Keeper
Cool Hello Mike Itís great to hear the Swedish...

Hello Mike

Itís great to hear the Swedish Health Care system is managing and you are coping well :}

My flight has been cancelled but the airline had transferred it to an open ticket valid...
Forum: Social Forum 26th May 2020, 12:54
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Malcolm, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns...

Hi Malcolm, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Beautiful Day :party::birthday2::band::pepsi::wine:
Forum: Social Forum 26th May 2020, 12:51
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Les, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Les, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Fabulous Day:birthday::band::birthday2::party::wine::pepsi:
Forum: Social Forum 26th May 2020, 12:48
Replies: 14
Views: 174
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Mark, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Mark, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Fantastic Day:pepsi::wine::birthday2::band::party:
Forum: Social Forum 26th May 2020, 07:26
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, how is everyone?

Good morning all, how is everyone?
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2020, 17:22
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
What a treat :drool4::drool4: When we drive...

What a treat :drool4::drool4:

When we drive to the coast, a 9 hour drive, we sometimes stop for the night at the Sikh Temple in Makindu. Itís free accommodation for travellers and free food from...
Forum: Photography Corner 25th May 2020, 14:10
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Gate Keeper
Great photos and thanks for the memories. What...

Great photos and thanks for the memories. What did you think of Vegas, did you like it? I have only ever been there once through work for 3 nights. I had a penthouse suite to myself in a big hotel...
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2020, 08:41
Replies: 34
Views: 1,305
Posted By Gate Keeper
As you know Fred, I worked in the NHS for 30 plus...

As you know Fred, I worked in the NHS for 30 plus years. For most of that time we never found a vaccine for HIV and the virus killed millions globally. With educational models teaching the public...
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2020, 08:12
Replies: 34
Views: 1,305
Posted By Gate Keeper
I have been to India 4 times through work but...

I have been to India 4 times through work but never managed to get outside of the cities. Itís a fascinating country and apart from the corruption, I felt safe.
Have a great trip.
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2020, 08:07
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning, how is everyone? Yesterday, I...

Good morning, how is everyone?

Yesterday, I shot a home movie in the forest but it didnít come out very well because of the image stability being shaky, so I am going to have to do another shoot....
Forum: Social Forum 24th May 2020, 14:02
Replies: 34
Views: 1,305
Posted By Gate Keeper
No conspiracy theories here..... In the link...

No conspiracy theories here.....

In the link below Global Questions - Lifting Lockdown BBC World Service yesterday

The Panel:

Zeinab Badawi

Tony Blair Former British Prime Minister and...
Forum: Social Forum 24th May 2020, 08:16
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
[QUOTE=coolcat;2814337]Hi Phil, I've never...

[QUOTE=coolcat;2814337]Hi Phil,

I've never tried the live streaming on YouTube.....Must give it a go.
Not sure with only a few subscribers how popular it will be though!

So I guess for the...
Forum: Social Forum 24th May 2020, 07:55
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Steve, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Steve, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Beautiful Day:wine::pepsi::birthday2::band::party::birthday:
Forum: Social Forum 24th May 2020, 07:33
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
I can recommend people subscribe and for those...

I can recommend people subscribe and for those into participating, there is an option to join in the 'Live" action...is that only applicable to those on Facebook or YouTube?
Forum: Social Forum 24th May 2020, 07:05
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Jeff and other early morning risers....

Good morning Jeff and other early morning risers. By the way do you ever use a GoPro on Lady Emma?:p:

A lovely morning here and no rain last night which means I will be able to get to the bottom...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd May 2020, 14:26
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
I never you knew you wore Lycra Peter, but then...

I never you knew you wore Lycra Peter, but then why should I. The nearest thing I wear to Lycra is the swimming shirt which I put on when ever I go swimming or snorkeling :}

Itís very kind of you...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2020, 13:33
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
I won't ask if you are one of the Lycra brigade...

I won't ask if you are one of the Lycra brigade :D Well, Jeff uses a GoPro on Lady Emma ;) and I made in excess of 50 GoPro car meet movies over the years and numerous GoPro underwater movies, but...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2020, 11:32
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Checking my weather app, its going to reach 23C...

Checking my weather app, its going to reach 23C today, warming up over the weekend and getting up to 26C next week, with similar temps forecast for the UK next week 26C-27C. I wonder if that is going...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2020, 11:10
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Jake, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Jake, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Beautiful Day
:wine::pepsi::birthday2::birthday::party:
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2020, 10:56
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Fred, do you ever use a GoPro on...

Good morning Fred, do you ever use a GoPro on your bike rides?

Here is a rider in the link below, using a GoPro on his bike in the Red Bull Rampage 2019.....acknowledgement to Jeff ...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2020, 10:33
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all and good morning Peter. That is...

Good morning all and good morning Peter. That is quite a ride you had 14 miles. Bad luck about the puncture and the ballast! Keep on cycling :} You are doing well being able to get out and walk most...
Forum: Social Forum 21st May 2020, 09:14
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Fred and good morning to all of...

Good morning Fred and good morning to all of those chilling. I gather it was 27C yesterday and you had a lovely ride on the bike when you finished work. Cycling is very satisfying but after the leg...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 20th May 2020, 14:48
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By Gate Keeper
For sure itís not perfect and I can see how it...

For sure itís not perfect and I can see how it can be flawed in being exposed to the virus after having a negative test. Great point, thank you :} The airlines here stipulate how the negative result...
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 20th May 2020, 11:49
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By Gate Keeper
If I want to get on a flight to anywhere from...

If I want to get on a flight to anywhere from Nairobi, I have to get Covid-19 tested and the result must be negative. I must present the blood lab results at checkin showing I am safe to travel and...
Forum: Photography Corner 20th May 2020, 11:36
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thanks guys for liking the coastal...

Thanks guys for liking the coastal photos.....:bowdown: I took them with different cameras and sometimes used a camera phone. Occasionally, some of the locals object to having their photos taken....
Forum: Photography Corner 19th May 2020, 19:19
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
Here we have Jessica wearing a 3:1 swim suit.... ...

Here we have Jessica wearing a 3:1 swim suit....

Anti-shark in its design, made to confuse sharks
Factor 50 UV sunscreen
Anti-offend 'eyes of a certain culture/religion'
...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th May 2020, 18:58
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49905943547_b5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49905943547_b5b5562b71_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j321jx)

Checking the nets (https://flic.kr/p/2j321jx) by philip Gate Keeper...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th May 2020, 18:53
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49905088783_61...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49905088783_615b7c448b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j2WCee)

Takaungu Creek Cottages (https://flic.kr/p/2j2WCee) by philip Gate Keeper...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th May 2020, 18:20
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
Some more views from the coast...... ...

Some more views from the coast......

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49905892677_9d6a4e97d3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j31Kct)

Poolview Mnarani Beach Club (https://flic.kr/p/2j31Kct) by...
Forum: Photography Corner 19th May 2020, 18:14
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
It does indeed :} Hopefully when the restrictions...

It does indeed :} Hopefully when the restrictions here are lifted, we will be able to get to the coast and the lovely warm waters of the Indian ocean.
Forum: Social Forum 19th May 2020, 11:06
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Richard, good morning all. Of course...

Good morning Richard, good morning all. Of course your right about everyday sounds and about her being unreasonable. I have had a few runs ins with her over the years. She doesnít like it when we...
Forum: Social Forum 18th May 2020, 10:21
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, sunny and warm 28C..... ...

Good morning all, sunny and warm 28C.....

my flight to London on 31 May has been cancelled by the airline Kenya Airways. When I rang them up, I had my ticket changed over to an ďopenĒ ticket...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th May 2020, 09:57
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By Gate Keeper
My apologies. How tragic and a shock for all of...

My apologies. How tragic and a shock for all of those who knew and loved David. We send our condolences. Rest in peace
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2020, 11:46
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, 29C here and it feels humid...

Good morning all, 29C here and it feels humid with it. A few days ago I had a bad headache which went on and on, I can put it down to Hay Fever/Sinus. Last night I had a large Scotch and by this...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2020, 06:29
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, good morning Jeff, a sunny...

Good morning all, good morning Jeff, a sunny start to the day :}

I could certainly do with a preset for batch editing. So far I have not found one which picks up the feather details of birds and...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2020, 00:11
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
No problem Jeff, I see you have the matter in...

No problem Jeff, I see you have the matter in hand. I add, I would like to see the Flickr app improved with bbCode for embedding being available on the mobile. It would make life much easier. Have...
Forum: Photography Corner 13th May 2020, 00:03
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
I am changing track and revisiting coastal photos...

I am changing track and revisiting coastal photos starting with a Go Pro selfie I took whilst swimming off shore 6 months after I had a bypass. The water was warm and clear....within a reef and was...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2020, 23:47
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Evening Jeff, in post edit why not try it in...

Evening Jeff, in post edit why not try it in black and white, add in some HDR for the cracked look or add in the fem smooth features in portrait to soften those lines, not forgetting the main thing -...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2020, 14:25
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
I think I would be in the same boat as yourself...

I think I would be in the same boat as yourself Ian. I donít have a credit card or a mortgage, I get by using a debit card and PayPal. All the property we have, we own and I am happy driving old...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2020, 11:31
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Welcome to the chill out lounge, put your feet up...

Welcome to the chill out lounge, put your feet up and relax :}
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2020, 11:27
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Ian, I do sympathise with your...

Good morning Ian, I do sympathise with your difficulties with the DVLA. A few years ago, after I sold a car with road tax on it, I visited the DVLA offices in Borehamwood, had a face to face and...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2020, 11:09
Replies: 103
Views: 4,436
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Mike Thank you very much for telling us...

Hi Mike

Thank you very much for telling us how things are in Sweden. How are you coping?

Here in Kenya, we are restricted to staying in the city of Nairobi, no one is allowed out of the city...
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2020, 09:40
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Fred, thats two things I miss and...

Good morning Fred, thats two things I miss and that is bacon sandwiches and cycling. One of my free lance jobs before I retired, involved visiting the detention centre near Heathrow and escorting...
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2020, 15:15
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Nigel, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Nigel, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Fantastic Day:wine::pepsi::birthday::birthday2::party:
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2020, 14:27
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Gate Keeper
My apologies Tony. How very sad to hear your Dad...

My apologies Tony. How very sad to hear your Dad passed away last week.

We send you our condolences at this difficult time.
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2020, 13:24
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good afternoon everyone. 23C and rain is forecast...

Good afternoon everyone. 23C and rain is forecast for later and tonight. Fairly busy day clearing out old timbers and weeds from behind the pump house and the pergola. I had seen a Cobra go into the...
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2020, 14:04
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Great shot Jeff and nicely presented.

Great shot Jeff and nicely presented.
Forum: Photography Corner 9th May 2020, 19:49
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
Pink Hibiscus, part of a tree of pretty vibrant...

Pink Hibiscus, part of a tree of pretty vibrant flowers in the garden.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49873969553_997f69e1c5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iZc8yM)

Pink Hibiscus...
Forum: Photography Corner 9th May 2020, 19:46
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
A light blue winged butterfly seen visiting the...

A light blue winged butterfly seen visiting the blue Plumbago flowers in the garden.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49874270766_376cab0e60_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iZdF77)

light blue...
Forum: Photography Corner 9th May 2020, 19:44
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
Here is a subject I am not particularly fond of...

Here is a subject I am not particularly fond of and it is spiders.

This spider has fangs and its leg span can reach 15 cm or 5.9 inches. The venom is neurotoxic and it is used to...
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2020, 07:38
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Gate Keeper
I found ďthe usual suspectsĒ comment to be witty...

I found ďthe usual suspectsĒ comment to be witty and harmless. Although I wasnít on the receiving end of it, it helps to have a sense of humour with these things and not take it too seriously. Have...
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2020, 07:26
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, good morning Bob, have a...

Good morning all, good morning Bob, have a beautiful day :}
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2020, 07:08
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Gerard, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Gerard, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Great One:birthday2::birthday::band::party::pepsi::wine:
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2020, 07:05
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Ray, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Ray, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Fantastic Day:wine::pepsi::party::birthday::birthday2:
Forum: Photography Corner 8th May 2020, 12:03
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Gate Keeper
Can you please give an example or quote a post...

Can you please give an example or quote a post where white lettering on black background is seen?
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2020, 10:26
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Tony, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Tony, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Fantastic Day :wine::pepsi::party::band::birthday2::birthday:
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2020, 10:23
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Gate Keeper
Happy Birthday David, Many Happy Returns Have...

Happy Birthday David, Many Happy Returns
Have a Great One :birthday::birthday2::band::party::pepsi::wine:
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2020, 10:18
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, good morning Richard and thank...

Good morning all, good morning Richard and thank you for explaining how lockdown is in relation to working.

Here in local news, a football stadium has been converted into a magistrates court to...
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2020, 14:52
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good afternoon Richard, I hope it all works out...

Good afternoon Richard, I hope it all works out for you when you return to do your job. Will you need a work pass if you get stopped by the police, is that how things are?
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 17:24
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thanks for the memory Bob :} On 8th August,...

Thanks for the memory Bob :} On 8th August, 1982, I started work at The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. Part of my job involved working in the community and in 1983 driving a lease White MG Metro...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 12:45
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
We both remain well thank you Rod. I like...

We both remain well thank you Rod. I like WhatsApp, I am in a small group of former Rover 75 enthusiasts where we talk about anything. We donít talk about the OC, anything else is ok, itís an escape,...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 12:31
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Gate Keeper
I understand, thank you. Do you want him to...

I understand, thank you. Do you want him to return to the uk?
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 12:06
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
I received a private message from someone who...

I received a private message from someone who ought to know better. It was sent from messenger on Facebook, how this person was watching over me at night like an angel and if I didnít send the...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 11:22
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Gate Keeper
Just a thought, did your son manage to take out...

Just a thought, did your son manage to take out travel insurance for his trip? To give you an idea as to the cost of worldwide travel insurance for 12 months and for someone my age with pre existing...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 11:06
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Gate Keeper
Yes itís blanket advice applicable to all...

Yes itís blanket advice applicable to all countries. Itís the UK government telling its citizens to return. Itís not Australia wanting him out. If his visa to stay expires, he should be able to apply...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 10:08
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Stephen, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns...

Hi Stephen, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Great Day:wine::pepsi::birthday::birthday2::party:
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 10:04
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, light rain last night and now...

Good morning all, light rain last night and now the sun is out, I am going itís going to dry up everything. The 4x4 bonnet is covered in muddy paw prints from the farm cat. I donít mind really as we...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 09:42
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Gate Keeper
In the link to the UK.gov and FO,...

In the link to the UK.gov and FO, https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/australia/return-to-the-uk

Look down the page of UK.gov, as there is another link to the British High Commission for...
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2020, 14:12
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Keith, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Keith, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Brilliant Day:wine::pepsi::birthday::party::birthday2:
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2020, 14:09
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Steve, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Steve, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a fantastic day:party::birthday2::pepsi::wine::birthday:
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2020, 14:06
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Congratulations to Fiona and yourself Richard....

Congratulations to Fiona and yourself Richard. Have a happy wedding anniversary :}
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2020, 08:58
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, itís already hot and humid...

Good morning all, itís already hot and humid after a night of heavy rain. Jessica would like her hair cut shorter, so I am going to add that onto my list of tasks. The camera club wants me to do a...
Forum: Photography Corner 3rd May 2020, 19:17
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
Seen yesterday in the garden, a young Ibis...

Seen yesterday in the garden, a young Ibis cleaning its feathers in the sun.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49850753698_2dec226a61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iX99iq)

Preening Ibis...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2020, 09:42
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
How is everyone? Ian, good morning sir! your...

How is everyone?

Ian, good morning sir! your photo as a young one, Iíd say your looks these days have improved with the years :}

More rain last night and more is forecast next week. Since we...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2020, 14:37
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Phil, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Phil, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Beautiful Day from Jessica and I x:birthday::wine::pepsi::birthday2::band::party:
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2020, 14:28
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
I like the look of those jeans planters, I really...

I like the look of those jeans planters, I really do. How imaginative of those “up north”

Today.....dot dot..this morning I cut Jessica’s long hair. She now has a tidy medium length curly bob....
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2020, 10:52
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all :}:} its currently 23C, a...

Good morning all :}:} its currently 23C, a thunderstorm is forecast for tonight with the temp dropping to 15C. We had our TV package upgraded at no extra cost for 7 days free trial and we can get to...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2020, 10:25
Replies: 41
Views: 1,293
Posted By Gate Keeper
How are you Mr K, coping without any alcohol...

How are you Mr K, coping without any alcohol during lockdown? I gather the sale of alcohol has been banned in South Africa.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52358268


The family in the...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2020, 20:30
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Here is something different for you Rod. In 1959...

Here is something different for you Rod. In 1959 I was aged 4 and remember learning to read and write in Nursery school. I was taught in a Convent school by the nuns. If I made a mistake in my...
Forum: Photography Corner 30th April 2020, 19:57
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Phil, what beautiful and heartwarming photos,...

Hi Phil, what beautiful and heartwarming photos, thank you for sharing. Out of interest when setting the colour profile in camera, do you have a preference, sRGB or Adobe RGB?
Forum: Photography Corner 30th April 2020, 19:52
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
The Butterflies, visiting the garden and basking...

The Butterflies, visiting the garden and basking in the sun :}

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49838583412_96d21aea53_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iW4LuU)

Bush Brown Butterfly Nairobi...
Forum: Photography Corner 30th April 2020, 19:44
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
The farm cat lives wild and it is not...

The farm cat lives wild and it is not domesticated, hence its rough looking coat. Here it is in anticipation next to an active mole hill.
...
Forum: Photography Corner 30th April 2020, 19:41
Replies: 280
Views: 24,735
Posted By Gate Keeper
A few more shots taken recently in the garden,...

A few more shots taken recently in the garden, thanks for looking.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49837748613_27044bb5fe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iVZukP)

Variable Sunbird in the rain,...
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2020, 08:05
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning everyone, how are you? ...

Good morning everyone, how are you?

Currently waiting to pick Jessica up from the chiropractor at his practice in the suburbs, we are the only ones here. Weather is 24C, rain expected this...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2020, 11:19
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, I proceeded on with cleaning...

Good morning all, I proceeded on with cleaning the pool, then sweeping and washing down the floors as they get muddy and dirty. Itís just as well we have stone floors. The sun managed to break...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2020, 11:12
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Rod, before I left Bristol for my...

Good morning Rod, before I left Bristol for my return flight last month, I put an order in online for the repeat prescription. When we joined the practice we were told by by the GP, it’s standard...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2020, 07:13
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, an overcast start to the day :}

Good morning all, an overcast start to the day :}
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2020, 09:54
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, seeing everyone is keeping...

Good morning all, seeing everyone is keeping themselves busy with things to do, this morning I have been clearing away the overgrown bushes on the pergola and chopping the branches off an old Avocado...
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2020, 10:11
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Andy, whatís the story behind the...

Good morning Andy, whatís the story behind the planters?

The President of Kenya condemned the deaths from the police beatings for the curfew breakers. A human rights organisation noted he has not...
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2020, 07:17
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all and welcome to the day :} ...

Good morning all and welcome to the day :}

Yesterday the government here renewed curfew for another 3 weeks. Everyone must wear a mask with social distancing. No one is allowed out of the city in...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2020, 10:07
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all from a wet and chilly Nairobi,...

Good morning all from a wet and chilly Nairobi, apparently we have had 9 inches of rain. I have had to put a fleece on brrrrrr :} Col Mustard, is heartwarming :drool4: :}:}
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2020, 09:54
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Gate Keeper
Happy Birthday Christopher and Many Happy Returns...

Happy Birthday Christopher and Many Happy Returns
Have a Great One:birthday::wine::pepsi::party::birthday2::band:
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2020, 08:53
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Richard, here is story which might interest...

Hi Richard, here is story which might interest you, as it relates to car finance. A new UK law starting on Monday 27 April allows for payment freezes and it prevents cars being repossessed for non...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2020, 08:05
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Rod, your in North Yorkshire and I...

Good morning Rod, your in North Yorkshire and I am Kenya, so there are bound to be differences in Wildlife. I am in 2 Photography clubs. The one in the UK is predominantly UK based with the folks...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2020, 07:49
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Congratulations! It a relief to get a pass.

Congratulations! It a relief to get a pass.
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2020, 07:46
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Jeff, good morning all :} Do you...

Good morning Jeff, good morning all :} Do you wear any protective gear like a helmet and gloves in the event of a fall? If you get a tandem Jeff, Ros could enjoy the experience sharing the ride or...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2020, 10:54
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, another night of torrential...

Good morning all, another night of torrential rain and no sun today so far. This morning I have been out cutting the hedges and clearing overgrown bushes from an iron bridge we built, then pool...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2020, 10:40
Replies: 56
Views: 1,908
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Wes, Jessica and myself send you and the...

Hi Wes, Jessica and myself send you and the family our condolences. What a shock for all of you. Rest in peace
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2020, 07:34
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, how is everyone? After the...

Good morning all, how is everyone?

After the farm cat had left its mucky paw prints all over my gleaming and recently polished 4x4, I decided to leave it out of the car port last night in the...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2020, 10:07
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Andy, your story about the creme...

Good morning Andy, your story about the creme eggs reminded me of a friend who would do something sexual to the egg, wrap it up then give it away as a present. That put me off eating a creme egg ever...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2020, 05:58
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, whatís everyone up? I can...

Good morning all, whatís everyone up?

I can see a few stuffing themselves with creme eggs and chocolate. Itís sold out here in a lot of supermarkets, I guess itís comfort eating clearing the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2020, 14:07
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thanks anyway :} Jeff, the very best at the cat...

Thanks anyway :} Jeff, the very best at the cat rescue today. All of you carries out important humanitarian work helping our four legged friends. I will send an email to support at Flickr and in the...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2020, 11:55
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Jeff, good morning all. I ask you...

Good morning Jeff, good morning all. I ask you because I know being an Apple guy and a user of Flickr, you might know the answer? ;)

Last night it was heavy rain again and today itís hot. I am...
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2020, 09:32
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Andy, I saw the photo of your...

Good morning Andy, I saw the photo of your scuffed pride n joy. Someone at work you said. That not very friendly or responsible of them not to leave a note offering to pay for the repairs. I wonder...
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2020, 09:26
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, welcome to the day :} No...

Good morning all, welcome to the day :}

No mains power since 2pm yesterday. The solar was exhausted after someone forgot and tried to run an electric drill from it. Last night a storm of heavy...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2020, 15:52
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Gate Keeper
Belated birthday wishes Paul. I donít see you...

Belated birthday wishes Paul. I donít see you much on the forum. I hope everything is okay with you.
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2020, 15:49
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thanks for sharing. Wildlife and nature is...

Thanks for sharing. Wildlife and nature is something I can easily escape into, that and movies or a good book. Your photos are a big help.
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2020, 15:42
Replies: 103
Views: 4,436
Posted By Gate Keeper
A worrying and stressful time for Marina and...

A worrying and stressful time for Marina and yourself. How astute and considerate of you Dave to buy PPE for her and the care home staff. My sister-in-law is a registered nurse working on a hospital...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2020, 10:07
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, how is everyone?

Good morning all, how is everyone?
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2020, 10:07
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Jeff, that looks like a fun thing to...

Good morning Jeff, that looks like a fun thing to do. I have an issue with Flickr at the moment. My login and password is recognised on the MBP, but not when using the Flickr iPhone app. I deleted...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2020, 10:00
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Andy and welcome to the lounge. Any...

Good morning Andy and welcome to the lounge. Any chance of posting up some photos of the birds you are seeing?
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2020, 09:01
Replies: 103
Views: 4,436
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Simon. Agreed about the fines being...

Good morning Simon. Agreed about the fines being loaded up according to income or benefits. It would be okay to relax the rules for going out as long as people kept to the 2 meters social distance...
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2020, 08:36
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, how is everyone? I have...

Good morning all, how is everyone?

I have had breakfast, now going out to wash the 4x4 as it’s looking rather filthy.

When we go out of the house in the 4x4, it’s law we must wear a face mask...
Forum: Social Forum 13th April 2020, 15:18
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By Gate Keeper
Congratulations to Jan on getting to 35 years of...

Congratulations to Jan on getting to 35 years of marriage and wonderful birthday wishes to you Ian from us in Africa :band::party::pepsi::wine:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th April 2020, 15:11
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Deb, I am glad to hear you are okay and...

Hi Deb, I am glad to hear you are okay and hopefully tomorrow is a better day.
Forum: Social Forum 11th April 2020, 06:06
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning all, whatís everyone up to? ...

Good morning all, whatís everyone up to?

Good morning Richard, thanks for your pm. There is no reply ;)
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2020, 17:27
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Nice one Richard :} :}

Nice one Richard :} :}
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2020, 17:24
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Byron, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Byron, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
Have a Great One :}
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2020, 17:22
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Gate Keeper
Hi Paul, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns ...

Hi Paul, Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns
I hope you have a great day :}
Forum: Photography Corner 10th April 2020, 09:55
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Gate Keeper
Gosh Bob, how clever and fantastically authentic...

Gosh Bob, how clever and fantastically authentic looking, keep posting!
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2020, 09:35
Replies: 96
Views: 3,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Given Simonís association with the club and going...

Given Simonís association with the club and going to the meets I will ask the Directors to change the club banner to honour and remember Simon. Please, no thanks.
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2020, 09:15
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Richard, good morning all ;) I donít...

Good morning Richard, good morning all ;) I donít smoke, I donít drink, there is none of the other and no fry-ups :drool4: such is life :D

Remember when you started the thread to guess what RWPC...
Forum: Technology Forum 10th April 2020, 07:12
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Gate Keeper
Thanks for the feedback David, it is appreciated...

Thanks for the feedback David, it is appreciated :}

I hope everything works out. Having made 100+ videos over the years as a hobby, I have found they are time consuming and to make a video blend...
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2020, 06:47
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Gate Keeper
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283566677031 ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283566677031
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401797389465

See above: a reusable finger stall in leather or plastic could help, cheap as chips :}
Forum: Social Forum 10th April 2020, 06:31
Replies: 96
Views: 3,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
How cruel and tragic Simon lost the battle. Rest...

How cruel and tragic Simon lost the battle. Rest In Peace
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2020, 08:19
Replies: 153,074
Views: 4,954,814
Posted By Gate Keeper
Good morning Ian, what’s cooking today, what are...

Good morning Ian, what’s cooking today, what are you going to tantalise our tastebuds with? :drool4:

I don’t really want to go out again and run the gauntlet of the police/army road blocks, but I...
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2020, 08:10
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Gate Keeper
I am sure he will appreciate your support and...

I am sure he will appreciate your support and take comfort from it and will boost his morale :bowdown: :bowdown: I was a patient in ICU in 2011 and in 2015. Itís a miserable place to be in with...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th April 2020, 07:45
Replies: 68
Views: 4,421
Posted By Gate Keeper
There are a few jobs to be done on the V6 now in...

There are a few jobs to be done on the V6 now in its 21st year. Currently in the UK in storage, they are not big jobs and could be a cure for boredom. Although one opinion was to scrap the car.
...
Forum: Social Forum 8th April 2020, 07:23
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By Gate Keeper
I am due to fly to London on 30 May on a direct...

I am due to fly to London on 30 May on a direct scheduled flight on Kenya Airways. The ticket was not cheap at £530. When I spoke to the airline about cancellation, they said the ticket was...
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