Sunday, June 08, 2008

IOW Trip

For those of you who think the trip I mention above is some drag induced experienced your wrong! I have never been into cross dressing,Well except for the odd period in my life when I used to wear an "A" l,ine, "shift" with my 13 studded, issue, black leather boots, Levis jean jacket, floppy hat and a "poachers bag" that sure got me noticed for a while especially in Paris where I was based at the time, or perhaps it was the goatee beard.

Anyway I went to the Island on Thursday to help a client/mate of mine with his sea trials. I stayed in the same art deco hotel as last year (photos to follow when I have sorted my desk top which went to blue screen for some reason. We had a great time sorting the boat out and manouvering in and out of the tiny creek without going aground was fun. in the evenings we ate out with me returning to the hotel at around midnight. The night manageress was convinced that I was up to no good, as I was gone before the reception was really manned and with being back so late, (with no real traces of me having used the room, as my rooms are always left almost with military prescision, as I had found it). in fact I found out later that she thought I had recently released from Parkhurst the islands "Maxsec", prison, can you believe it? Me, Nah never.

I found out that my mate who is ex special forces, had suddenly aquired Meneures desease, and that I could expect him to suddenly become dizzy and fall over, wherever he was, so to lighten his already over burdened feelings that he was the only person in the world who had this incurable desease and wouldn`t ever be able to work again because of it (after all what wealthy Arab wants a personal bodyguard that periodically throws himself on the floor and projectile vomits?) I threw myself on the floor of sainsbury`pretending to vomit to see what his and everybody elses reaction would be. He just walked off and just left me, or so I thought, and everybody just walked around me, it wasn¬t until I got up that I found that he had found an empty larger can and surrepticiously left it on the floor behind my back, so the passers by thought that I was drunk and showing their distainlike him ignored me. I quickly realised that he wasnt going to come back, having found the tin, and got up and joined him in the car where he was laughing his head off. I now feel guilty for such a show of extrovert ineptitude :o((.

I can understand now why ordinary people could just walk by and not assist, and discussed this with my mate who having spoken with the relevant society, and is "T" total, now carries a card explaining his predicament.

Well I had a great visit and we laughed a great deal and we were both sorry that I had to return to the mainland, I had long standing a lunch date in Southampton. Having not encountered his problems, other than my exhibition in sainsbury`s for four days, my mate decided that I had cured him, (he had been suffering attacks every three days which lasted for a couple of days each) I rang him when I got home only to find that he had just started an attack and wouldnt be answering his phone for a couple of days :o((. About three hours later he rang me back saying that he was back on his feet and that he was OK and that I may not have cured him but I had given him a tonic by visiting, great news.

My journey back from Cowes (the sailing Mecca of the western world) to southampton was an hour and even before we left cowes/medina, river a sailing yacht had slowly overtaken the ferryon its port side and pulled across its "slowly increasing in speed" bow. the skipper signalled three toots and stopped the ferry in a very short distance narrowly missing the yacht. The Yachtsman just turned and looked and carried on (almost in distain). he was under power at the time although he had his sails set. Being compitent in both sail and power I believe that there is often a time to stand on but this wasn`t one of them! Pr*t!!!!! The rest of the journey was without incedent and I had a perfect Tai lunch with Dim sum to die for (best I have ever tasted) in a fairly recently opened Tai "Tapas" restaurant in the student digs area of Southampton, with superb company.

Upon arrival at home I found that my Compbox was "Kaput" as I stated previously and to get my lap-top (this one) to work I had to check out and find a fault which I first thought was the battery but turned out to be a " shorting joint" on a spurious plug. So pleased with my efforts I drone on here for a bit :o))

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

No connection to text, but sorry i was brief on the phone, i was at work and the phones went crazy! Hopw to catch up with you soon and catch up on all the gossip. Love to the family for me.

Tugmeister xx

rob said...

Hi Tugs! always good to talk to you, no matter how brief! big hugs as always!

bowiechick said...

I have an uncle who suffers from Meneures and it took several years to get a med-mix right and at doing better than ever at 80+ years young. One of my colleagues father suffers too and one of my best friends (she's 44) is currently being tested for the problem.

rob said...

Wow Tana thats bad! I have suffered all my life with debilitating Migrane which is similar without so much of the vertigo and thats bad enough. There is a meneures society who are doing a great job and its worth a look at their site, they also have a forum which is quite illuminating. we have tried both and got some very good information from it and its members I self administer acupuncture and have had a lot of success with my migrane symptoms.

bowiechick said...

Recently I discovered Cranio sacral therapy as I was developing carpal tunnel in my writs as severe shoulder pain that any repetitive movement like rolling a paint roller or splitting wood was a miserable experience. The root of the trouble was in my jaw actually.

I am telling you going for Cranio sacral was the best thing I ever did. I no longer have the chronic pain I used to get. It was all very subtle but better than traditional physio therapy to be sure.

I'd bet on it you'd get help from your headaches with it.

rob said...

Hi Tana! Thanks for the advice I too had carpul tunnel syndrome some years + ago and had it operated on which maybe was a bad idea, perhaps I would have been better off putting up with the numb fingers. Since practising Acupuncture on myself initially guided by a chinese doctor of acupuncture (reluctantly)I dont have any head pain with the migrane only the flashing, nausea and slight sickness, which lasts about an hour so I feel that I am pretty much cured, compared to the usual three days float on my back. I will mention the sacrio sacral treatment to my mate who is at present about to visit an acupuncturist? it sounds like a chiropractor would be a better bet and the cranio sacral therapy? Who administered it for you? were they registered chiropractors or osteopaths? Thanks again for your help. i just thought is this where they sit at your head and manipulate the head and the base of your neck, if so I have had some treatment and while doing it the Chiropractor mentioned that they use the technique on babies and children too. I benefitted from it quite a bit as my back was in spasm at the time and it was part of an holistic treatment at the time.

bowiechick said...

There are craniosacral (one word - my mistake) specialists world wide I imagine. My guy Fred's web page is here, not much use for you over in England.

http://integratedphysio.com/

Of course I just did a quick google and found this which would be a good starting point for you.

http://www.craniosacral.co.uk/

Yes, avoid being cut wherever you can. Hope that helps!

bowiechick said...

I googled "craniosacral therapists, UK" and found lots of links.

rob said...

Thanks for that Tana! very much appreciated. I will delve deeper.
Take care

Eternally Curious said...

Happy Father's Day, Rob! (Well, it is here in the US - don't know if it is in the UK? Or if you celebrate such? Anyway, just know I was thinking of you...)

rob said...

Thanks for that Pat! yes we do celibrate it here too I trust that you are well. Thanks for popping in.

Jamie said...

Hey Rob, where've you been lately? Seems a while since a post and I miss your comments ~ hoping all is well with you! Craniosacral has worked for several people I know as well ~ highly recommend it!

rob said...

Hi jamie! I am fine thanks,its great to see that you are enjoying life, the boat sure looks good, I promise to comment soon :o))

Fuff said...

Cam on Orb! Bloog post please...