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About taurean

  • Birthday 27/04/1950

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    In recovery
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    Northampton, England
  • Interests
    Olympics (especially London 2012),Athletics,Swimming,Photography, Astronomy, Archaeology, Antiques Programmes on TV,Art. Choral and Classical Music, Jazz, Fishing, Aerobic Exercise, Gardening, National Trust, Wildlife

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  1.  A £50 tax rebate coming so I will donate it to our wonderful charity OCD-UK. 


    1. daja


      Nice one Roy 🙂

  2. The football club I supported as a teenager, Coventry City, has just won - in the curtailed season - promotion to the Championship, despite having to play their home games this season at Birmingham City, quite a trek for the supporters.
  3. Here is how the city of Newcastle acquired its name. Having defeated Malcolm in Lothian in the autumn of 1080, Robert, son of William the conqueror, returned home via Monkchester where a wooden castle was built to fortify the area and ensure that its advantageous position as the main crossing point of the River Tyne remained under Norman control. The area was then called Novum Castellum, meaning ‘New Castle’ and a castle has remained on the site ever since. The stone Castle Keep which still remains today was built by Henry II between 1172-1177. The main gatehouse, known as the Black Gate, was built by Henry III between 1247-1250.
  4. Just noticed we have reached 10, 000 registered users of the forums 😊

    It's a great milestone to achieve and shows just how important the offering here is to all those affected by OCD. 

  5. The sandstone is at the moment just looking beautiful, we are not planning to plant up the rockery this year, as I think that ship has sailed 🚢😊 But the border is looking nice just with the planting we have made.
  6. I had to laugh today. Driving through a village with a closed down pub on the market, the estate agent's sign proclaimed a "fantastic business opportunity". I doubt it was, before Covid-19, that anyway as it had already closed down. But I very much doubt it might, sadly, be considered it now.
  7. From me to all the workers and volunteers, and mental health specialists giving freely of their time, at OCD-UK. Where would be without them, especially during the tough times now, and beyond, attributable to the pandemic.
  8. What happened when a man "took the King's shilling"
  9. I drove past a farm today displaying the notice "cracking eggs for sale" 😁
  10. Please click on blogs from the forums menu button (browse then blogs) and read my latest entry. I look forward to any comments ☺️

  11. My wife and I are doing OK, obeying the government rules on the Covid-19 pandemic, and hoping others are too. Because only if we keep infections down will the government be able to make further lockdown easures. We are both good spiritually and, generally, physically - though we have conditions that we have to manage. Being able to go fishing - as you see I have enjoyed such a trip - and go to the Garden centre is perfect for us. We are concerned about everyone affected by the pandemic - but refuse to worry as there is nothing more we can personally do. Having the gardens has been our salvation during lockdown - the picture shows some of the work in progress to bring colour to the back garden through planting - and we are now starting a new project for climbing plants, probably clematis.
  12. Have a safe, sensible, bank holiday weekend in UK folks. Weather looks good. 

  13. My wife Julie has been really active encouraging me to get involved in cooking (and photography) again. And she has been showing me that a way simpler than the razzmatazz of recipe books can bring great results too. We defrosted two thin rump steaks. Trimmed off surplus fat at the edge. Then fried the steaks in a large frying pan, using just enough cooking oil (we use walnut, it is brilliant) then adding water periodically so the meat simmers in the pan. Turn regularly, cover in between. Until fully cooked. The surprise is how simple this is. And the water keeps the meat succulent and juicy, stops it shrinking. We teemed it up with mashed potatoes and cabbage. Delicious ☺️
  14. Happy Birthday for yesterday, Roy! Sorry I'm a day late. I hope you had a wonderful 7Oth at home. :)Was there cake?  :happybirth:

    1. taurean


      There was a cake. My favourite cake, carrot cake, delivered by our best local friend and her son and daughter. 

      We had a lovely, socially-distanced little mini do in the garden. With cake, and squash in disposable cups. 

      On Hal's thread for my birthday party loads of links to you tube videos were posted, and one was of Andre Rieu and orchestra and choir singing happy birthday, then he's a jolly good fellow. 

      I played it for us all in the garden, linking my phone to the "aux in socket of a small portable radio so as to get good sound! 

      I enjoyed the other videos later, and posted some of my own. 

      Now I am 70 I am worried Boris will want to extend my lockdown


    2. snowbear


      Yay! Your own birthday thread - wow, you're practically royalty. You always did say Roy meant king. :king:


  15. It's Roy's 70th birthday today folks. Feel free to join the virtual party via emojis. 

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