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He is 85 years old and counting.

He is also very much aware that this blog is of no significance whatsoever -

at the time of writing!

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Friday 2nd February 2024.

While we are waiting for the world to come to terms with an incredible new source of Renewable Energy I have drawn a few more birthday cards which you will find equally mind boggling.

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From the Hollywood 'Walk of Fame'

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Dear Deers in the snow.

Tuesday 6th February 2024.

There is an outfit called Gravitricitry.com who generate electricity by dropping heavy weights down deep holes and drag them back up again by using cheap electricity at night.  Wouldn't it be better to use Horizontal Gravity and generate electricity all day and all night long?  They have even got government grants to develop the ridiculous idea.   Gravitricitry.com don't talk to 85 year olds.  And come to think of it neither do Government Departments.  Sour grapes?

Wednesday 7th February 2024.

Come to think of it there is another ridiculous monstrosity called the Orbital Marine O2 which has cost millions in development but they don't talk to 85 year olds either.  And come to think of it neither do all those companies and Universities with testing tanks.  Sour grapes?

And in case anybody is interested (apart from family and Cherry that is) I am recovering from my parotidectomy reasonably well but getting used to no feeling in my left cheek, a droopy mouth, can't say effs and a sticking out left ear no problem.

Thursday 8th February 2024.

Yesterday, Dan popped in to prune the Bramley apple tree, he did a great job.  The tree was planted by Dan's grandfather (my father Reg) in the early 70's and last year was a bumper year for Bramleys so thanks Dad.  Dad was born in 1910 and was 19 when his grandfather John died, I never thought to ask him if he knew anything about his grandfather, his marriage to Annie or anything else about our family history, bit of a shame really.

Friday 9th February 2024.

Today is Happy Birthday to Marcia, she gave me three children, six grandchildren and 20,819 dinners, I really must learn how to cook!

And don't forget you can see another page of stunning birthday cards HERE.

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Mare and Foal in a surreal landscape

Monday 12th February 2024.

Thought for today.

 

'Horizontal Gravity' is a 'drag' based proposal which, perhaps, is not currently considered 'efficient' compared with 'lift' based turbines and other tidal energy devices but the 'raw power' that this proposal offers is surely something that can be tamed with inspired engineering design.

Wednesday 14th February 2024.

Thought for today.  Yesterday. 

Thursday 15th February 2024.

Thought for today.  I bet I've got more yesterday's than you but hopefully you've got more tomorrow's than me.

Sunday 18th February 2024.

Thought for today.

When the sun doesn't shine

And the wind doesn't blow

The tides will be running

To and fro

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Ready about Louis, sorry, Lee Ho!

Saturday 24th February 2024.

Dear Reader,

Apologies for lack of blogging but hospital appointments are filling the diary.  Yesterday Dept. A (where I have been attending for some months) requested an emergency appointment for me to attend Dept. B.  Dept. B is across the corridor from Dept. A,  Also, Dept. B is next door to Dept. C where I have years of history.  On arrival at Dept. B they knew nothing of my history.  Also, Dept. A arranged for me to attend Dept. D but Dept. D didn't inform me of two appointments and accused me of failing to attend.   I am beginning to think that medical history and requests gets lost in the corridors.

 

Sorry to complain but I had to tell somebody.  Thanks for listening.

 

Bob. 

PS.  Next Monday Dept. E are measuring me up for something or other but I'm not sure what!

Monday 26th February 2024.

Ushered into The Mould Room, ear plugged, eye plugged, hot plastic plopped on head/face, pummelled until cooled and solidified, into the scanning room, mould clamped on with 6 over centre clamps, scanned with tracer, into the dentists, x-rayed and free parking!  What more could you ask?

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You are reading Page 43 of Bob's Blog/diary/dream/story/journey/novelistic memoir.

He is 85 years old and counting.

He is also very much aware that this blog is of no significance whatsoever -

at the time of writing!

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