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Instructables Show and Tell in the UK!

I'm going to do it.

I'm going to organise a Show and Tell event in the UK.

Eric, the grand chap, has given me permission to use the Instructables' name to promote the event.

It will be in the East of England, probably in Beccles, Suffolk.

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However, I cannot yet give an exact date, as we have just discovered that #2 son needs kidney surgery, and we will not find out the date of the op until late in April. The main reason I'm posting this thread is to cut down on the excuses I can make for not doing organising it.

So, the good news is, it will happen, the bad news is, I don't know when.

If you want to be involved, then join the group or email ideas / offers of help to the address in the second image.

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NatNoBrains6 years ago
I won't be able to come... Too far away :(
Kiteman (author)  NatNoBrains6 years ago
The next actual event is likely to be further north and west.

See this topic.
Goodhart9 years ago
Cool. And when did you grow a beard ? :-)
Kiteman (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
It's not me, I'm afraid, merely an image culled from the net. I did used to sport a beard. It was dark red, which contrasted nicely with my brown hair. I shaved it off about seven or eight years ago, when my eldest decided he was scared of it, and I won't grow it back because it doesn't come through red any more.
Despite my wife wanting me to have one, I break out in pimples and it just doesn't go away....I prefer the daily face scrape then the pain of acne :-) I hope your son will be ok (kidney). And hopefully your Show n Tell comes off nicely too.
Kiteman (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
Thanks - it's an on-going thing. He's 7, and has had kidney stones since around birth (possibly before). This will be his third op to remove the constantly-growing beasties, on top of numerous rounds of lithotripsy. He's on permanent medication to try and ease the condition, but the only time he seems ill from the stones is for a day or two after surgery.

He has, we think, a very high pain threshold, which helps greatly. The morning after his first operation, not even two years old, he pulled out his own morphine drip because it got in the way of him crawling around the bed. He made do with oral paracetamol after that.

The happy chap in the 'ibles ( here, here (with video) and here ) is him being his normal self.

(Me, I can't sit still when the dentist scrapes my teeth.)
Aww, For someone so young, still he sounds like quite the trouper :-)
I have a friend that goes through this frequently too, but he is nearly my age.

(Me, I can't sit still when the dentist scrapes my teeth.)

Sometimes it depends on the "type" of pain too. I can't stand myself when I have a headache, but I have also plunged a large flathead screwdriver into my palm (about an inch or so in, at an angle), cursed myself because it was REALLY dirty and greasy, and then scrubbed the wound out with rubbing alcohol and a toothbrush (realizing that an infection would become much MORE painful :-)
We are all different (thankfully :-)
I can relate - I sliced open my knee pretty badly unloading fireworks several years ago on the back of a trailer hitch cover. I did realize I was cut but I didn't notice the streaming blood that was everywhere. It really felt fine actually until people pointed out how much blood there was. I've also fallen and cut the skin very close to my eye (I was almost blinded) and hadn't realized it until I woke up the next morning. First Picture is of the eye scar. It's right at the end of my eye. The trailer hitch cover actually slipped up under my kneecap when it went in :D
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Kneecap.....OUCH. The eye, yeah I have a similar scar (yep still with me as I approach 50 LOL) above the eye where I ran into a fence post with a sled. The head of a nail was sticking out of the post.....that could have been "messy". Head wounds like that REALLY bleed a lot too. 12 stitches without being anesthetized (because of the location). Fun times.....not.
Not that I want to play scar wars, but I also had open heart surgery when I was 2. 15 years later and the 6 1/2" scar still stands out. I would take a picture, but my camera is nowhere to be found... That's awful about your eye. I know someone who's brother did the same thing minus the blood and stitches but plus one major concussion.
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