Arnold

Thank you for looking at my profile. I am Married to Jane who is sadly suffering from depression. I am close to retiring, but have been off work with back problems since March this year. I am trying to balance everything in my life at the moment as it seems to feel out of kilter. I have some interests, such as my garden, my sports car and self built camper. but can't do much with any of them at the moment. Hoping thing will change.

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    • Learning the Piano
      Arnold 23rd September 2021 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you everyone for your suggestions. i will look into this more. i do feel that 1-1 lessons would work better for me. I will look at my options.

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    • Hi
      Arnold 29th September 2021 at 11:39 am

      Ilkeston Derby 😉

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    • Pictures of your dogs! #DogsOfRestLess
      Arnold 30th September 2021 at 3:48 pm

      My king Charles Ziggy with his mate Charlie.
      And they called it puppy love…

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    • Has anyone ever had an outer body experience? Or dropped into someone else’s consciousness, I...
      Arnold 1st October 2021 at 3:23 pm

      Hello Lois, I am so glad I came upon this post. I have had flying experiences that I would not put down as dreams. I have loved how I have been left feeling when I wake or come back into what we would call reality.
      I would like to share an experience I had years ago, which is as clear today as it was when I had this amazing journey. I have tried to share my feelings as well as my journey.
      It all took place in Twickenham south east London a place I know very well.
      For those of you who know Twickenham the police station is found on the London Road just down from the railway station.
      Please bear in mind that this experience took place before the changes to the town centre.
      I am walking along past the police station, when for some reason I found myself in the air only about 10 maybe 15 feet off the ground. I initially feel unsure at what is happening, far from being scared I am excited as I remember even in the grips of this experience that I had flown before. I found myself trying to find my balance getting used to being in the air again I settle, my arms are by my side, and I am floating, just floating in the air above the pavement; it is a surreal feeling. What do I do now? Do I paddle my legs, use my arms like I am swimming? How do I move? when I relaxed, I moved with what seemed like the grace of a bird resting on the wing, enjoying the thermals that lifted him in the air. I am now elated and taking in the view from up here. I wish you could be in my head right now, imagine how I feel, its beyond amazing, surely this is everybody’s wish, to float in the air like you were in a pool. I’m moving past the police station, there are cars going past, a bus has just passed me I am just above level with the top deck passengers, they did not see me?? there are market stalls along the road going into the main high street opposite Barclays bank. I wonder why they are there as it is usually just shop fronts. There are lots of people milling around shopping and looking at the stalls going about their day seemingly unaware that I am hovering above them, some people look up as I’m passing not because they have seen me. Or have they? Did they just think what was that I just saw out of the corner of my eye? people often look up when walking, but in this case, they do not see me. I can’t understand why everything is so brightly coloured. The whole street looks so alive from up here, I wish you could see what I am seeing, I am aware that my speed is changing, at this moment I am moving at the speed of someone walking with purpose, I feel amazing, this is brilliant, I can see the whole street, the buildings look so different from this height, as I reach the corner over the top of the traffic I start to move faster, I am now passing over the busses and people, I pass my ex brother in laws flat on Kings street, I look in the window as I pass, his former flat is above a shop I am chuckling to myself, I am aware that I feel like a child who does not know what to do with this incredible amount of excitement. I am fighting the urge to shout down and get someone’s attention, I am moving faster now, the speed is amazing, I have mastered my balance, it is no wonder birds soar and play on the wing, I know I keep saying this is amazing, but the truth is THIS IS AMAZING. I am warm and feel the blood pumping in my veins as I’m sure the adrenaline is taking over. I pass Alsford’s timber merchants on the left as I fly down Heath Road heading towards Twickenham green. I fly over the railway bridge and notice the railway tracks, the bridge is dirty and covered in rubbish, as I approach the green at the very end of the high street, I decide to fly towards Fullwell Twickenham Green is lush with grass and a couple are walking their dog I am now flying over the huge Victorian houses that furnish Hampton Road leading towards Teddington. I am astonished at how much I can see, the back gardens with outside seating, green houses, sheds, I notice the shed roofs with peeling felt, dustbin lids missing, broken toys, bicycles laying on the grass, slides discoloured by the sun. washing hanging on lines broken pathways, and people enjoying the sun. I am aware how much detail I can see as I’m passing over their houses, to much detail to write. I am aware that I now feel a little lonely up here on my own, so much to see and no one to share it with. I want to land and take in what I have just experienced. I’m a little scared and not sure why. I can’t remember landing, but I think I woke or came back to the moment. I’m in bed. I’m laying here wondering what just happened. If this was a dream, then wow. If this was an out of body experience, what a journey. To be allowed to go where I could never suggest in my wildest moment.
      This experience will stay with me along with my other out of body experiences. I wish you could have come with me on that journey with me.

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    • Feel good films ……
      Arnold 1st October 2021 at 4:05 pm

      On Golden Pond, an amazing film in my opinion

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    • Has anyone ever had an outer body experience? Or dropped into someone else’s consciousness, I...
      Arnold 1st October 2021 at 4:15 pm

      That must have been a very personal experience and scary at the same time.
      I do have a recurring experience of testing a flying machine, being very apprehensive of the ability of the inventor and being high in the air, seeing the ground race beneath me as I try to control this machine around a field with very high hedges.
      Your post has awakened all the memories of these experiences, as you have said they remain very vivid.

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    • What’s the one thing you wished you’d done in your youth. But didn’t
      Arnold 3rd October 2021 at 11:31 am

      I wish I had joined the RAF. I have always wanted to be a pilot, but I think as a young black kid back in the seventies, I may not have been taken seriously. I have had a couple of flying lessons, but sadly it was to expensive to pursue. now in my mid sixties it is far to late. I worked for Lufthansa at Heathrow when I was in my thirties, we had a role called a ramp assistant; some of my duties was pushing back aircraft off stand, fuelling them, transferring fuel from the wings to the belly of the aircraft when it was overnighting on stand, this involved making sure the aircraft was safe for the night. and in the mornings preparing the aircraft for the oncoming crew. this meant sitting in the cockpit using some of the instruments. and controls. This for me was as close as I would ever come to feeling like a commercial pilot, well one that never actually took off. Happy days

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    • Look at signs of the end of the world
      Arnold 3rd October 2021 at 12:55 pm

      I love the questions this subject brings up, my imagination goes into child mode at the wonder of it all.

      To quote a line from the film Contact 1977 Ellie Arroway; [to a group of children]
      I’ll tell you one thing about the universe, The universe is a pretty big place. Its bigger than anything anyone ever dreamed of before. So if it’s just us…seems like an awful waste of space. Right?

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    • Paddington Station
      Arnold 10th October 2021 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I often wonder where he went, and where he came from. I now look at people who have drunk a lot and are still able to speak with some clarity with a little more grace.

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    • Paddington Station
      Arnold 10th October 2021 at 4:42 pm

      Oh wow! This is such a small world…

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    • Paddington Station
      Arnold 10th October 2021 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you Gerard. I’m flattered.

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    • Paddington Station
      Arnold 10th October 2021 at 3:22 pm

      Hello Lois, I too have wondered if someone was trying to contact me. I did wonder if it was my Dad, but it is not something he would usually say. It was a strange but a wonderful experience. I have also heard that people who are drunk are open.

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    • Paddington Station
      Arnold 10th October 2021 at 3:15 pm

      Good to make your acquaintance Andy.

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    • Paddington Station
      Arnold 10th October 2021 at 3:06 pm

      Hey Ralph.
      My name is Les, Arnold is my middle name.
      Thank you for your compliment.

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    • I did not know much about my parents…
      Arnold 4th October 2021 at 10:21 am

      Thank you Alexandra, I hope their curiosity will encourage them to find something out about their family history. I do plan to it presented as a book when I have passed on.

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    • I did not know much about my parents…
      Arnold 4th October 2021 at 10:18 am

      Thank you Sonja. It has been said that a picture tells a thousand stories, I am hoping that the pictures ignite an interest in my children and grandchildren.
      I am enjoying the process of writing though.

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    • Look at signs of the end of the world
      Arnold 3rd October 2021 at 1:59 pm

      I believe If the end of the world happens in our life time, we wont have time to ask why we will be atoms floating in space…

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    • What’s the one thing you wished you’d done in your youth. But didn’t
      Arnold 3rd October 2021 at 11:49 am

      I totally agree with you, I wish I knew more. x

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    • I have had flying experiences that I would not put down as dreams. I have...
      Arnold 1st October 2021 at 8:56 pm

      I did read your reply Lois, Thank you for that. I just thought it might make easy reading as a short story. 😀

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    • I have had flying experiences that I would not put down as dreams. I have...
      Arnold 1st October 2021 at 8:01 pm

      This is beautiful, such depth. I love that arms were there to cradle when she was struggling. awakening knowing gods love is eternal.

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    • My experience, NOT the answer, but just my experience
      Arnold 30th September 2021 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments, I’m totally flattered. x 😀

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    • My experience, NOT the answer, but just my experience
      Arnold 30th September 2021 at 7:59 pm

      Hello Daisychain, Can I ask why you are impressed. I’m flattered if it’s for the message I have written, but it was not set to impress anyone, just wanted to share how I coped.
      However, I would love to start a group on working with loneliness and sharing my ideas.

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    • My experience, NOT the answer, but just my experience
      Arnold 30th September 2021 at 3:42 pm

      It works Ralph. when you cook, don’t have a takeaway, buy nice ingredients of your favourite main meal, follow a recipe. even making an amazing sandwich for yourself which you can replicate if someone calls round. Imagine how good you would feel at offering something about your favourite tastes. a great conversation starter.

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    • My experience, NOT the answer, but just my experience
      Arnold 30th September 2021 at 3:23 pm

      Ralph, I am so pleased that it has given you food for thought. I do not have the answers to this situation., But I found that liking myself did help. Sadly bad things happen to good people, I worked hard to be a better person and it fell into place. x

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    • Hello, I’m Les. I live in Ilkeston in Derby. I’m Married to Jane. We have...
      Arnold 29th September 2021 at 11:19 am

      Hello Leigh, I’m sorry for the late reply. Thank you for your welcoming message. I am learning my way around the site. I am grateful for the information. is there a friends list section where I can make a list of people I want to keep in contact with?
      Thank you again for letting me join.
      Les

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    • Learning the Piano
      Arnold 23rd September 2021 at 10:16 pm

      Hello Caroline. i would happily have keyboard lessons if i could find someone near. Thank you for your reply.

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    • Anybody out there learning a new language such as Spanish?
      Arnold 23rd September 2021 at 3:48 pm

      Can you give me some more information please Steve?

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