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    drlivingstone
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    Doogie, Sorry about that  Very sad. We love the photos you share and that photo you gave us has pride of place   on our kitchen wall..Gypsyspirit is OK.She has been quite active taking photos lately in our wonderful city. We are visiting her this weekend as we are doing a homesit for her whilst she wings off to meet her latest grandchild.We will convey your thoughts.Best wishes to you and Mrs Doogie. 😀

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    Doogie,

    I’m sorry to hear that too. I often wonder at the unfairness of such things.

    My mother was an artist who developed cancer that cost her her sight and her love. My husband is a musician who’s becoming very deaf which is affecting his singing and his ability to hear the high  and low notes. I’m a writer. My hands are getting arthritis and it’s painful to write. Too many years of too much hard physical work. I wonder how long I’ll be able to continue.

    🌊Arandar🏄🏽‍♀️

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    arandar
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    The winds of change seem to be blowing through this country as they blew in the US and in the U.K.

    🌊Arandar🏄🏽‍♀️

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    #1642063
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    Getting old is not for sissies.

    I have advanced gloucoma compounded by ongoing ateritis. Okay in my own environment but need to be carefull outside of it. The good thing is that I can still see.

    For those that have not had an eye test in over two years don’t be complacent. My two year check up showed up a well established g[oucoma problem. there are no early syptoms. Back lit screens are Okay,
    To keep this in a political sense, perhaps thats the cause of my bias

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    mommabear70
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    Photoqueen, a few points you may wish to ponder on.
    Sometime back you asked me ‘How do you think your electorate mp will go this election?’

    There are many Grownups Discussion  posts I ignore. This was one. I don’t have to give a reason. Many members operate as I do – To read or not, to comment or not, to comment once but not again, are all individual’s choices.
    But the thing that puzzled me about that particular question was I didn’t see you putting this same question to other members.

    Later, in a not so sisterly friendly fashion, you say ‘Stop avoiding the issue and answer the questions’.
    Bossybritches hmm? A retired sergeant majoress perhaps?

    Quite unexpectedly, Hero42 remarks ‘that everyone was free to answer the questions or not’.

    Then the other day ‘Where are those answers you promised.?’
    A bit strange this, I thought to myself ‘promised???’
    So I asked you ‘Which answers did I promise?’
    To which you respond with ‘Mommabear, You were going to tell us how your electorate MP was doing.’
    Then that odd word ‘us’ hmmm? Just yourself had asked that question.

    I suggest photoqueen, you read and digest what words are actually on the pages, rather than what words you’d prefer to see.

    However, you’re not the first to see words that aren’t typed.

    To take Doogie’s advice and make an eye appointment could be a good idea.

     

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    drlivingstone
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    Doogie, Old age is certainly not for sissies. And  I then presume Mrs Doogie has to drive for you so you have lost some independence too. We both sympathise and offer you our thoughts of you. as health issues have affected us both this year Desi has fibromyalgia  and tinnitus and respiratory problems I have a muscular condition  I have injections for every three weeks  and polymyalgia.We have curtailed most of our homesitting bar for friends like gypsyspirit and one or two others.Desi is having a run over by a bus day today she says.Thank goodness for our laptops, our opinions Grownups and Facebook Best wishes 😀  😀

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    doogie
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    We in life have to play with the cards we are dealt with. In many cases there is no reshuffling the pack.

    I wish you all well in daily struggles.

    I haven’t been driving for 18 months now

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    Well done,Robyn Lane. I imagine that took a fair bit of courage to point out to the PM how very difficult it is to cope on the low wages many are earning now.

    Politicians of all stripes are usually keen to avoid situations where any member of the public can tell them a few home truths while cameras roll,so either this was very unexpected or Bill English walked into a bit of a set up.

     

     

    Doogie,sorry to hear of your eyesight problems. Not sure who it was who said that ‘ageing isn’t for sissies’ but they were dead right.

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    Hero42
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    Looks like the Newshub poll was either a statistical anomaly or with the Colmar Brunton poll being later the public have rejected the $11B hole lie. A joint poll shows 49% of the voters disagree with National, 29% agree and 22% don’t know.

    So Colmar Brunton has Labour on 44%, up one point, with National on 40%, also up a point.

    The Greens reversed their decline, rising from 5% to 7%, while New Zealand First has continued its slide, down from 9% to 6%.

    The Māori Party is polling at 1% and The Opportunities Party is sitting at 2%, up one percentage point.

    That means on that poll the Labour Green coalition could govern alone on 51%

    The poll of polls has National on 41.9% with Labour on 41.6%

    Still too close to call.

    Cheers 🙂

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    The Government is being accused of a “cover up” as fresh allegations over the Saudi sheep deal emerge.

    Despite what was claimed by the Government at the time, there was no legal advice provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT) underpinning the decision to send pregnant ewes to the Saudi desert, an RNZ OIA request has revealed. This cost about the $11.5m of spending.

    Not a good look just before the election.

    Cheers 🙂

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