In many ways, it been great. No more FOMO, just lots and lots of JOMO. The opportunity to learn something new (my Spanish lessons aren’t going too well), pig out on old films, go for a few more bracing walks and ponder what next essential item to purchase on Amazon.
But, and it’s a BIG BUT, bouy-o-bouy (sic) I miss standing in a pub, beer in hand, singing sea shanties with my mates. It’s got so bad that the ‘ear-worms’ have started driving me crazy…
Graham generally sees the funny side of life, which is just as well as he spent 35 years working for the telephone company. He started scuba diving with the British Subaqua Club at the age of 16, rode horses through his 20's, became an obsessive windsurfer in his 30's and had a go at free-diving in his 40's. While all of this was going on he rode a bike to keep fit and get to the pub. In later life, in an effort to stave off dementia he has taken up singing and dancing. You may see short stories about these pursuits, but don't expect to read about any degree of prowess as the experiences he can still remember generally relate to (in order) getting bent, crashing a horse (yes, crashing, not just falling off), Windsurfing stupidly in a storm 10, wreck diving without an aqualung, time-trialling with a hangover, singing out of tune and falling on his arse (dancing).
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Yes it’s awful. There is one way out of that, buy a pub (regrettably there will be a lot on the market) get a music licence, a good sturdy bar to lean on and a dialysis machine but it would be worth it. On Mon, 28 Dec 2020 at 09:54, O’Neill’s Publishing wrote:
> Graham O’Neill posted: ” In many ways, it been great. No more FOMO, just > lots and lots of JOMO. The opportunity to learn something new (my Spanish > lessons aren’t going too well), pig out on old films, go for a few more > bracing walks and ponder what next essential item to purchas” >
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