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    Default Greetings from isla

    On another thread I noted we hadnít heard from isla in a while. I PMíed him and heís fine, except for some eye surgery planned for December 7th, pending which he canít see the screen well enough to partake in the Bilge.

    He sends greetings to the crew for a Happy Christmas and New Year. If he hasnít returned by Hogmanay, I propose that we raise a glass to him and any other absent friends.

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    Good to hear that he's OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    If he hasn’t returned by Hogmanay, I propose that we raise a glass to him and any other absent friends.
    I reckon if he hasn't turned up by then we should all pack a bag and just lob on his doorstep. Lets find out what sort of a host he is

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    Here's wishing him the best of all possible outcomes with the surgery... and a triumphant return to the Bilge <G>
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    isla for brothm january
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    Thanks for the update!

    My wishes for a speedy recovery.
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    Glad to hear he's OK & thanks for taking the time to check on him!
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    That's good news thank you!

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    I had noticed his absence and would like to than C.Ross for the update.I hope that in a few more weeks we see him posting again.

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    Glad to hear good news about our friend, Isla.
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    Sincere thanks to Cris for reaching out to check on me, and for starting this thread. Also thanks to all of you who posted here with kind words.
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    I hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year - see you next year.

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    Seasons best!
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    Thanks and hoping for a speedy recovery!
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    Merry Christmas! You’ve been missed!

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a Happy New Year!
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    Wishing you both all the best.
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    Merry Christmas isla!

    Best wishes for a warm holiday and quick recovery.

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    Glad he is well.

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    Thanks Cris, I was wondering.
    Merry Christmas and hoping for a good result.

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    Merry Christmas to both of you.

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    Hoping for a good result. Merry Christmas.

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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours, Isla. Speedy recovery after surgery.
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    Merry Christmas! Good to hear from you.

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    Merry Christmas isla!

    Best wishes for a warm holiday and quick recovery.
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    I hope you do see us before too much of the new year has elapsed.Have as jolly a Christmas as the circumstances permit.

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    Thanks for keeping us in the loop, I've been kinda worried.

    Best wishes for a great recovery, as well as best wishes for the season.
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    Happy Christmas!

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    Have a good Christmas, and all the best for 2023.

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    Frohe Weihnachten Isla!
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    Health Check!

    Isla,

    I hope you are well. I miss your posts!

    Funny I can go a couple of weeks and realize...Hey wait?

    Where is the person, whom.....I have never met...but am still fond of and formed some kind of bond with....and really dream of meeting in person?

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    Miss you Isla! My heart is with you!
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    I sent our friend a PM on the 22nd. Haven’t heard back yet. Hoping for the best!

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    As are we all! Thanks Chris!
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    Wishing you and yours well Isla
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    Yep, what they said.

    Hope you are well. Stick your head in and say hello, if possible.

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    Hi all! Sincere thanks to Skip for emailing to check on me and apologies to Cris for missing his last PM.
    The eye surgery seems to have worked out OK but - Shakespeare was right when he wrote "When sorrows come they come not single spies but in battalions".
    OK exaggeration! Not battalions, just one additional problem.
    Just after Hogmanay I started having serious breathing issues - no I didn't drink lots of whisky, just a couple of drams, and I toasted you all as promised. Turned out I had a serious lung infection (I have a long history of lung problems). So I have spent all of January pretty much chained to my bed. This means I had to cancel my 19th Jan. post-surgery optician's appointment, so no new prescription glasses yet, and I still find it hard to read text on-screen. Herself is typing this to my dictation.
    Anyhow, thanks again for all the kind words. I miss you all and will be back ASAP.
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    Have you had your pneumonia shot yet? I recently changed GP’s and the new one kept after me until I got one. Something to do with age although age although I have never I have never had chest issue in my life.

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