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by geron
Sat May 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Items on eBay
Replies: 182
Views: 22008

Re: Items on eBay

There's risk both ways. Thousands of customers demanding cash refunds could push the airline into administration but at least you should get your money unless you are last in the queue. Accept vouchers and the airline will be relieved and possibly prepared to bend over backwards to accommodate you ...
by geron
Sat May 23, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Items on eBay
Replies: 182
Views: 22008

Re: Items on eBay

Two foreign excursions went to the wall, even the one planned for September, so I expect it'll probably be next year before I can get off the Island and wrap my tongue around a foreign language, even if that language is English! Airlines aren't offering refunds on cancelled tickets, just vouchers t...
by geron
Sat May 16, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Postive Wife Support
Replies: 45
Views: 2588

Re: Postive Wife Support

Apparently [my wife] is ok with me wearing them providing I don't wear one she would wear? :o My wife, unprompted, used exactly the same words to me yesterday. So perhaps this is a common reaction. (Unfortunately it was in relation to denim skirts, but at least it's useful information!) Might it be...
by geron
Fri May 15, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Postive Wife Support
Replies: 45
Views: 2588

Re: Postive Wife Support

Yet another conversion with my wife about me in skirts. Apparently she is ok with me wearing them providing I don't wear one she would wear? :o My wife, unprompted, used exactly the same words to me yesterday. So perhaps this is a common reaction. (Unfortunately it was in relation to denim skirts, ...
by geron
Sun May 10, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Postive Wife Support
Replies: 45
Views: 2588

Re: Postive Wife Support

My wife says she's now getting used to seeing me in a skirt all the time, though she still objects to my two denim skirts -- she thinks they make me look like a drag act. So I'm having to revise my notions of what's invisible. She does like the one in my picture -- a Lightenup walking skirt by elkli...
by geron
Fri May 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Postive Wife Support
Replies: 45
Views: 2588

Re: Postive Wife Support

I've been skirted daily since our lockdown began, exercise walks with my wife and shopping expeditions included. To test the water, for four or five days I put on a knee-length denim skirt that she'd previously grumbled about (though I never understood why, since it's well established that denim ski...
by geron
Tue May 05, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Purbeck Revealed Ilay Cooper
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: Purbeck Revealed Ilay Cooper

The last time I was there, an onshore nodding donkey was beside the coastal path in Kimmeridge Bay, and it had been there for many years. And there has also been a drilling rig out in Studland Bay..
by geron
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Are you using the remain in place rule to your advantage?
Replies: 50
Views: 1416

Re: Are you using the remain in place rule to your advantage?

For Faldaguy and others; I originally had a Plustek Opticfilm 7200 which did a few slides at a time - hopeless for the many thousands I have. The Braun Multimag Slidescan 6000 does 50 at a time automatically, but at fairly high resolution (2500dpi) it takes about 2 1/2 minutes per slide. It also do...
by geron
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Are you using the remain in place rule to your advantage?
Replies: 50
Views: 1416

Re: Are you using the remain in place rule to your advantage?

How do you do that? I've thousands of slides from by-gone eras that I'd like to preserve and catalog better. Lost a wonderful collection of the Arctic from the late 70's to water damage when shipped to CR--sad, but I think it might be fun to print the resulting bled colors and sell it as modern art...
by geron
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Are you using the remain in place rule to your advantage?
Replies: 50
Views: 1416

Re: Are you using the remain in place rule to your advantage?

skirtedbrit wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:21 am
...am finally digitising thousands of 35mm colour slides.
I'm doing that too, but mainly as a winter job. And a very laborious one: it takes me about five minutes to do each slide, including infrared scan, colour correction and de-scratching. Not certain that I'll ever finish....
by geron
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Are you using the remain in place rule to your advantage?
Replies: 50
Views: 1416

Re: Are you using the remain in place rule to your advantage?

I decided early on to keep wearing skirts until it's over. I wonder how long i shall be able to keep that up.
by geron
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Postive Wife Support
Replies: 45
Views: 2588

Re: Postive Wife Support

So now I know as long as I stick with basic colours - black, grey, blue - and it doesn't look like something she could wear, it's ok with her. I've just encountered the reverse effect, after wearing my Skirtcraft Aqueous skirt (which I am very fond of) today. My wife likes the A-line shape -- but p...
by geron
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: What will you wear on St. Patrick's Day?
Replies: 24
Views: 689

Re: What will you wear on St. Patrick's Day?

There is only one way to drink Guinness and that is from the tap at about 50 degrees F Draught Guinness Extra Cold was introduced more than ten years ago to please younger drinkers, and some of them seem to like it: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/209/34781/ I visited the Guinness brewery...
by geron
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Items on eBay
Replies: 182
Views: 22008

Re: Items on eBay

Comme des Garçons -- but, in that case, possibly not pour les garçons....
by geron
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Health Concerns & Costs
Replies: 88
Views: 2048

Re: Health Concerns & Costs

The BBC's From Our Own Correspondent programme this morning included an alarming account by one of its US reporters of what happened when she broke her wrist and needed a titanium plate. The exclusions and excesses on her health insurance were -- to this European -- startling. https://www.bbc.com/pr...