ARMANDII'S LAST AMBLE FOR A WHILE

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  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm sorry I haven't been around for a while but I've been in hospital for a week and on coming out I have felt very tired and found it an effort to post.
    I have to inform you all that due to my health problems I will be taking a break from my much loved GC and all of the gang so that I can go back into hospital for an indefinite period.
    I think you all know that I love GC and you all very much and I couldn't have asked for better friends than I have on GC and I have loved all the banter, humour, sympathy and support that the GC Gang gives to each other.
    Let me say that the Admin Team are among the finest people I know and that the effort and countless hours of their time, on a purely voluntary basis, confirms to me what a wonderful bunch of people they are. They have guided GC through many problems and done so fairly, honestly, and with a lot of stress and strain being placed upon them that the GC gang have never been made aware of, and my admiration for them is beyond bounds. But GC is not just about them but without you, my friends, it would be nothing. I have, over the years, been astounded by the friendships, support, advice, and sympathy that has been given to members when needed, but then I wouldn't expect less of the wonderful people who make up the GC Gang.
    GC is, and always will be, the friendliest, finest global Gardening forum around and that, my friends, is all due to every member of the GC Gang who keep taking the Blue Pills and wear the special jacket.
    I will try to pop in when I can but that might not be for a while, however to all those who I know to have become my friends over the years by banter, exchange of views, sending plants to each other, and they know who they are, I say THANK YOU.
    My last night here will be tomorrow night, Monday, and then I then I will have to take that break.
    So to the Admin Team and all those in the GC Gang I send my love and tell you all that you are the greatest and long may it remain so.
     
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    • JWK

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      Sorry you are having health problems. I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery. Thanks for letting us know.
       
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      • Upsydaisy

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        So very sorry to hear your sad news @ARMANDII , love and healing hugs to you.
        You'll be kept in my thoughts x

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        • Freddy

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          I’m so sorry to hear this @ARMANDII . Even though you only joined 3 weeks ago, it seems a lot longer (:heehee:) and during that time you have added greatly to this forum, which is very much appreciated by all of us, I’m sure. I remember meeting you at shineys ‘do’ some years back, and that you bought me a small plant to take home, I don’t forget things like that :thumbsup:, although I forget the name of the plant :doh:( if it ain’t onions, I struggle:biggrin:)
          I agree wholeheartedly with your comments regarding the mod team, the membership and the ethos here.

          All the best to you matey, you will be missed.

          Freddy.
           
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          • Marley Farley

            Marley Farley Affable Admin! Staff Member

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            Oh @ARMANDII This unbelievabley upsetting to read and I can only wish you all the good luck in the world that you will be back with us soon. We shall all miss you loads.. You have been and still are a huge asset to a GC.. We will carry on and keep a hobnob in the office for your return.. All the best my dear friend and in my prayers for a good outcome and your safe return..x
             
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            • Jiffy

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              Get well soon Armandii, i doo have some blue bills if you need them, i'm on the CBD oils now, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
               
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              • Victoria

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                My love and best wishes to you @ARMANDII. Trusting all will be resolved and you will return to good health. Take care. Vxx

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                • Snorky85

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                  Awww our mandy! I do hope 2019 gets better for you and your health. You will be in our thoughts that is for sure. I hope whatever you're dealing with is resolved swiftly. Was lovely meeting you at shiney's do last year - you really are a lovely bright and cheerful character. Hope to see you back on here again soon and hopefully see you at shiney's do this year! All the best for now xxxxx
                   
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                  • Redwing

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                    Sorry to hear this @ARMANDII . May you soon be well.
                     
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                    • Palustris

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                      Sad. Hopefully the hospital stay will restore you and you will be back to your ambling again.
                       
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                      • shiney

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                        Mrs Shiney and I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery. It has been an honour meeting you and seeing you each year on our Open Day. We hope you will be able to make it this year. :grphg:
                         
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                        • Steve R

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                          Armandii, I hope they can fix everything that is broken! Good luck.

                          Steve...:)
                           
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                            Hi Ed
                            This should not happen to such a lovely man ,Me and Mrs Roders are thinking of you and wish you a speedy recovery, and like others dearly hope to see you at Shiney’s

                            Your wisdom will be missed ,your view of the world and your intellectual spin on everything could not be replaced.
                            So get well soon mate and hope to see you soon.

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                            • ARMANDII

                              ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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                              Hi roders. thank you so much for your kind thoughts, it really is appreciated, and I have always valued the genuine friendship you both have given me.
                              Unfortunately, I don't think I will be at the Open Day this year, but my thoughts will be there among those of the GC Gang who will be there. Keep GC going as the best, most friendly Gardening Forum that there is, which is all about the members who make it so great.
                              I have to take my situation as it is but the good thoughts of all my friends will be a great help.
                              Thank you again for your much valued friendship.
                               
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                              • Logan

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                                @ARMANDII hope that you get better soon.
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