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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 14th Dec 16, 5:00 AM
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    Fall too Pieces
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    • 14th Dec 16, 5:00 AM
    Fall too Pieces 14th Dec 16 at 5:00 AM
    Hi Guys i am starting a new journal i am in the process of closing my former journal/account down.

    I will post on my former debt free diary so people know who i am soon. I recently went through a separation so things are not great at the moment.

    Alot of the guys will know me as the survey guru lol

    I will post again soon
    Last edited by Scott_Weiland; 14-12-2016 at 8:23 AM.
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    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 28th Sep 17, 12:39 PM
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    Great result on the phone!

    And sounds like a lucky escape on the date! You definitely need to meet someone through the exercise thing I'd say - is there a local cycling club or something like that which might be worth investigating as it will fit in with what you do anyway and give you a chance to meet new people in a more natural environment?

    Don't want to raise your hopes but Prolific has looked a little bit busier for me today so fingers crossed it might be picking up again.
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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 28th Sep 17, 3:29 PM
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    There kinda of is re the cyclists but there all roadies and they are dead dead boring. There top of conversation involves gram counting and silly things re aerodynamics.

    I went out with them once and was laughing at one trying to tell me the benefits of shaving my legs to go quicker. I tend to find gram counters and roadies very funny as they usually have silly light bikes but are over weight.
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    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 28th Sep 17, 6:58 PM
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    Yep.... absolutely true
    MTB club riders are TOTALLY different! Topics of discussion are usually, beer, music and how the hell does Danny Mcaskill do it????

    BTW check out Mr AL DEE for some good cycling gear mate, got an excellent MTB hooded jacket today
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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 30th Sep 17, 2:24 PM
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    Haha i have two pairs of shorts and a top and jacket from Aldi (not lycra btw). I have seen injuries when people come of wearing that stuff cling film gives more protection.

    I concur roadies are a funny lot. I love it when 45 year old fat men gram count there bikes hmmmmmm lay off beer and pies and get fitter, a friend of a friend bought a hand built wheel set by hope as it weighed 300, 400grams less. it cost him 350 quid. I was biting me tongue.
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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 1st Oct 17, 3:50 PM
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    Well this last week to ten days is one i really really want to forget. I was chatting to a friend on thursday and i found out that my oldest school friend had took his own life. The funeral is a week on monday :-(
    My mate had had mental health issues for years and i think he gave up and took a pill overdose. He was 38 too he took his own life by the sounds of it on his birthday.
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    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 1st Oct 17, 4:03 PM
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    So sorry to hear about your mate Scott
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 1st Oct 17, 4:58 PM
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    Thanks Scotty

    My mate was a smoker and a big rugby fan like me. I was at the Newcastle falcons game on friday night with some friends. We all went after the game to a local pub and had a guiness and lucky strike in his honour.
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    • JoJoC
    • By JoJoC 2nd Oct 17, 11:16 AM
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    So sorry to hear about your friend, Scott. It so sad to lose someone, but I think it's worse when they take their own lives. A close family friend of ours did this out of the blue around 10 years ago now and I'll never forget it. I hope you manage to raise a glass to your friend and remember the good times.
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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 3rd Oct 17, 5:59 PM
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    Yeah we all did on friday night Jojoc

    Its my mates funeral on monday coming. I am so so sad he didn't reach out more dealing with mental health is horrible. My friend had struggled and struggled with depression for years.
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    • Seasidegal58
    • By Seasidegal58 3rd Oct 17, 9:36 PM
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    What awful news about your poor friend Scott. I'm so very, very sorry.
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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 3rd Oct 17, 10:02 PM
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    Thank you x

    I am going to see him in the funeral home tomorrow x its crap as i feel more alone now than i ever did. I am back to work but i am so down, my mate was always there if i was low, i feel !!!! he didnt confine in any of us but he was in a dark dark place i think.
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    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 4th Oct 17, 10:36 AM
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    Scott I'm so sorry to hear your news - a lesson to all there about reaching out if things seem dark, I think. Glad to hear that a group of you were able to go out and have a drink in his honour and hopefully remember the good times.
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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 4th Oct 17, 5:32 PM
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    I am glad today is over i have being an said good bye to my friend at the funeral home. Before that it was a visit to his parents place to meet the priest to help put together his Eulogy.

    I agree and disagree with Essex sometimes reaching out some people just don't want to do it. My friend had family that are amazing and a lot of friends, he was religious, he was under the community mental health team buf all that was not enough.I had told him repeatedly i was there if ever he needed me, his sis had told him the same.

    Anyone with mental health issues do please reach out.

    I am going to miss my mate so much.

    Thanks for all your nice mesaages guys. I will post again next week i need some time.
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    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 4th Oct 17, 6:25 PM
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    Just wanted to say sorry about your friend, so so sad. thinking of you XX
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    • Seasidegal58
    • By Seasidegal58 4th Oct 17, 8:15 PM
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    Take all the time you need Scott. We' ll be here.

    SSG x
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    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 4th Oct 17, 9:29 PM
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    Right here for you bro, anytime...
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    • Cumbria lass
    • By Cumbria lass 5th Oct 17, 9:54 PM
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    Scott only just read about your friend , so sorry to hear this. Helping with his eulogy is a great thing to do. You will miss him and it is a tragedy but you were a great friend. Remember him for the friend he was . Hope you post again soon when you are ready.
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    • Scott_Weiland
    • By Scott_Weiland 11th Oct 17, 4:22 PM
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    I said i will be back and I am ��

    Thanks guys for all your lovely comments re my best mate.

    He had a lovely send off and its a reflection of the man the crematorium service was rammed. There was a wake afterwards that was the same, friends from university came up to give him a good send off and i dont mind admitting but there was not many dry eyes in the crem mine including mine.

    I am still in a bit of shock he is gone its surreal. It was only a few weeks ago i was sitting in his house having a coffee.

    I will update my journal re money in abit. I will be honest i have done nothing survey wise as i am just not bothered at the minute other things on my mind.
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    • JoJoC
    • By JoJoC 11th Oct 17, 4:43 PM
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    It's good to hear from you, Scott - I've been keeping an eye out to see if you've posted so it's lovely to see you back.

    Glad all went well at the service - despite the grief, it's always heartwarming to see a good turnout, knowing that your friend was so well thought of.

    Never mind about surveys, they can wait until you're in a better head space. For now, just be kind to yourself.
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    • Seasidegal58
    • By Seasidegal58 11th Oct 17, 6:22 PM
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    Yes - lovely to see you posting again Scott. You all did your friend proud.
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