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What I Did This Weekend - In Pictures!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by That-Crazy-Rat-Lady, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    Away for three days in the van!
    Lovely 15m circular walk around Llangollen!
    Had to be pulled up the hill to the castle, said 20mins on the sign - lies!!
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    I'm going to roll with this, because i'm one of the people who works weekends so that you can have them.

    So Tuesday was my Saturday, in real terms, so have some of this -

    All is lovely, sun is shining, i'll go for a bike ride methinks >

    up to Walton > round the path between the playing fields > down the bridle path past the golf course to Brocton > down to the quarry and up Oldacre Valley to the Chase Road
    Stop to take awful picture of unidentified butterfly for laters -

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    despite terrible quality, 100% confirmation as Green Hairstreak ...

    > up to the top of Sherbrook Valley and round the horseshoe past the German War Cemetery > take pictures of the 'virtual' fencing ( ibid.)> up to Brindley Heath > go a bit further so i can do that bit of the Dog with the Evil Step on it so i can clear the Evil Step like i have failed to do all the times that i've tried to do it since it became the Evil Step rather than the Evil Root that preceded it that i could clear > fail once again to clear the Evil Step > just after encounter a dead Adder -

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    - which was most definitely and lamentably dead...

    > onwards via Tackeroo, i veer left rather than taking the obvious line down the Dog, and jink about a bit to take me to the Shooting Butts > now's the sport > i know there are many lines that will take me from the top of the Butts side of Abraham's Valley down into it, but i don't know any of them and that's why i'm here - will this one be any good? > yes it will, technical and swoopy, tight through the trees, a slight OTB leaves me with a bleeding wound on my ankle but very minor > ok so back to Abraham's Valley, fire roads, and down to Seven Springs > turn to the track up to Stepping Stones > just as i crest the incline to level me out, see a man crouched over a prostrate geezer on the floor, obviously performing CPR over him, and rather glad to see me...

    The day takes something of a turn...

    So, now we're trying to keep this guy alive, taking turns to do the chest compressions that will do it > the chap who found him is already on the phone to Emergency who are audibly talking us through it > i've taken over the CPR to keep pumping the blood through the guy's body as the chap gives more info to Emergency > i tire from the exertion and feckin ^hero guy gets back in position > Emergency are still on the phone and talking us through it as we wait for an Ambulance > hero guy tires and i take over> one-two, one-two, feckin' Staying Alive, Staying Alive, go, go till it burns and "i'm almost done here, can you take over?"> joined by another who takes a turn in the rotation and a wonder woman who goes proper IC comms > the Air Ambulance circles overhead, obviously determining that they can't safely land > we keep rotation of CPR, pumping the guy's blood through his body until > finally the Ambulance crew arrive and take over...

    F**king Hell

    That was pretty feckin intense...

    Take a step back. It's out of your hands...

    It's a lovely day, blue sky and sunshine...

    OK so our casualty is bagged up for breathing, first defib + adrenaline shot has done nothing, ten minutes pass > adrenaline shot + defib 2 brings a heartbeat, he's back in the room > stabilised and stretchered he's in the back of an Ambulance and moving onwards.

    I left my number with one of the Police guys who was also attendant at the scene, and he called me this morning.

    He dead.
     
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    There but for etc
     
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    There's nothing really to say to that, but it must have been a really intense experience; look after yourself.
     
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    > up to the top of Sherbrook Valley and round the horseshoe past the German War Cemetery > take pictures of the 'virtual' fencing ( ibid.)> up to Brindley Heath > go a bit further so i can do that bit of the Dog with the Evil Step on it so i can clear the Evil Step like i have failed to do all the times that i've tried to do it since it became the Evil Step rather than the Evil Root that preceded it that i could clear > fail once again to clear the Evil Step >

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    My grandparents lived in Brindley village. Some unknown person put the above sign at the site of their old 'house' some years ago. Eric was my dad, Harold, Phylis, Beryl, Lol (Lawrence) were my aunties and uncles.
     
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    Bloody hell @Withnail , Tuesday certainly took an unforeseen turn for you. What a huge shock it must have been and the outcome so very sad.
     
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    Oh my goodness @Withnail , what a day!

    That was a very interesting post, from the butterfly to the snake and your route round the Chase, but the last bit.....
    Well done you for doing your bit.
    You called the other guy a hero, but you were a hero too for doing your very best to try and save someone’s life.

    It’s very sad that he didn’t make it but you should be proud of yourself for trying.
     
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    Sorry @Withnail - I just wanted to say how much it must mean to his family that you fought so hard to save his life.

    No everyone gets that much compassion on the way out xxx
     
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    :hug:
    I found myself in the same position a number of years ago (although without the bike ride, butterfly & snake) and it's an utterly shite feeling afterwards.

    You did your very best & should be immensley proud of yourself. You take care of yourself X
     
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    Monica (not her real name) used a de-fib on a gent who looked to be a gonna, who was then carted off by para-medics

    We enquired his condition the next day

    The gent's wife reported his heart had stopped and that without intervention she would now be a widow and please thank Monica (not her real name)

    Monica (not her real name) was informed of what had occurred...

    Monica (not her real name) sobbed/cried/wept .........
     
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    Thanks for all the good vibes you lovely people.

    I'm quite sanguine about it really - if we hadn't been there, and had done nothing, it would have ended the same way. But we were, and we did what we did, and it was what it was.

    I'm not going to beat myself up about it, i know i did as much as i could.
     
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    A common Sunday morning condition at Trumpet Towers

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    We're well into a month later and I didn't think I could fear the photos any more than I originally did. Is this the wrong time to be buying shares in Severn Trent?
     
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    Came across a pair of Canada Geese on the canal just by the Radford Bank bridge with an unusually (?) large brood of goslings (unless they were baby sitting for some other geese too).

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    You have stumbled upon their secret of success.

    Behold the power of the Crèche.

    This is one of the reasons that we are what We are.
     
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    There are two families of these fellows on Tamar Lake which I walk most days. They stick together all the time. One family started with seven sprogs and the other with four. I saw them the other day and they were down to five and three, so some haven't made it.:(

    Judging by the sign they come up onto the shore at night, not sure what would taken them out, foxes maybe ? … it's mostly open country around the lake with some wooded areas. I guess that's why they stick together. :soz:
     
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    Just got back from Islay!

    Pictured below is one of SIX whiskey distilleries we visited!

    Now I need a nice sit down and cup of tea! IMG_20190529_122416.jpg
     
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    Only just spotted this post @Withnail

    Gosh what a day you had , well done to you and the others for trying so hard to save the blokes life. Shame he didn't pull through in the end.
     
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    Ooooh...glad you posted this @Studio Tan . I'd been watching the mother on her nest and the male swimming close by for weeks. Then suddenly couldn't see the mother's head popping out over the reeds and wondered what had happened to them.
     
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    Us too!
    (although we are still crawling along the M6)
     

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