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Old 7th Mar 2016, 07:11   #101 (permalink)

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Good morning all. A tad dull here but at least dry.

Paperwork all day. L1 visa application then expenses. Not looking forward to being that desk jockey today!

Just had pate on toast for breakfast and a cup of tea.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 07:11   #102 (permalink)
 
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Most alcohol free bier can be very good provided they are served in very low temperature - a few degrees warmer and it tastes to sweet for my me. This sweetness is what renders the beer undrinkable - to me at least.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 07:26   #103 (permalink)

 
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Nervous do I read between the lines correctly that SHMBO daughters have not sprung from your loins?
And does that perhaps make it harder for you to let them know that their Mum is sad not to have heard from them yesterday? Or perhaps easier?

Eighth day in a row with (heavy) snow and now there´s wind too.
My comfort zone includes less and less snow.

On the other hand, zip lining upside down over jungle and canyon was well within it.


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Old 7th Mar 2016, 07:47   #104 (permalink)
 
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Looks like this might be another winter Gateshead sees absolutely zero snow,I can see in ther furture we crumblies telling younsters about snow and being sneered at,
"Yer yer old timer, white stuff falling from the sky?of course it did, here's 250 quid go and buy yerself a cuppa tea"
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 07:50   #105 (permalink)

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On the other hand, zip lining upside down over jungle and canyon was well within it.
Looks fun but upside down?

Sun is slowly making an appearance
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 07:53   #106 (permalink)
 
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Very disappointing. I think after that month I started not caring for alcohol.
I'd happily drink alcohol free beer, except that there are very few that are palatable. Swan Brewery, Perth, W.Aus. used to make one for Saudi Arabia that was actually quite good, but I haven't found it for many a year, and certainly not in NZ at the moment.
On my one and only visit to your Land of the Long White Cloud, in Auckland on my 1st confrontation with a NZ beer machine, that dispensed 8 or 10 unknown beers, I made an instant decision to start at the left hand tap and continue along the row until I found a beer that I found palatable.

I was lucky, I enjoyed the 1st one

As we toured North Island I stuck with this beer and happily asked for it by name at each port of call.

On arrival at my brother in law's place near Wellington, we are promptly taken out to his excellent RSA club and I am asked, 'What are you drinking?' when I say's 'I'll have a Speights!" he responded, 'But that a South Island beer'. In the same Yorkshire ascent and tone of distaste that he would have used to describe Watney's.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 07:55   #107 (permalink)
 
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How on earth is there a phantom page already after just 5 pages ???
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 09:00   #108 (permalink)
 
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white stuff falling from the sky
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You might get their attention Mr. Draper.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 09:47   #109 (permalink)
 
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Good morning. After a glorious dry sunny almost spring-like day yesterday, woke up to a bit more snow this morning here in the Scottish Borders. Beautiful morning now. Just been for a walk alongside the river and did some snaps. Work looms later.

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Old 7th Mar 2016, 10:28   #110 (permalink)

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Swan Brewery, Perth, W.Aus. used to make one for Saudi Arabia that was actually quite good, but I haven't found it for many a year, and certainly not in NZ at the moment.
I used to like that too, Speedy. It was, as I recall, less than 1% acohol but had a lovely beer taste. This is the critter ...



I'm not sure it's available anywhere any more.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 15:58   #111 (permalink)

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Zip lining upside down would certainly not be in my comfort zone...

Not a fan of zero alc. beer either. However, visiting Lagunas (?) brewery in Chicago last year, most of their stuff is now over 10% and way too sweet at the same time and I was asking myself: Why?? One likes a good strong Bock beer now and then, but there are some very reasonable beers out there in the standard range of 4.5 to 6%.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 16:10   #112 (permalink)
 
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A cracking golden sunset going on here at the mo.
Dunno what that implies for the morrow.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 17:09   #113 (permalink)
 
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 18:51   #114 (permalink)
 
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 19:53   #115 (permalink)
 
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I can only see page 6 if I use the quote post thingy. Anyone have any ideas as it's only happens on this one thread I can see every page on every other thread.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 20:11   #116 (permalink)
 
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Hi Juud, yes SWMBO's daughter is my step daughter and yes that does make it a lot harder for me to say anything. The daughter finds it very easy to be offended by her mother so if I say anything it could well result in a total end to all communications between them.

Ref my previous post about page 6 not being visible unless I use the quote function if I try on my phone I can see everything as normal - it's just when I use this computer - weird. As I said it's only this thread in Jet B. everything else anywhere else is fine.
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 22:16   #117 (permalink)
 
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Last night (Sunday) we had a spectacular display of the Merry Dancers (Northern Lights). Here's a photo from the Orkney Aurora Group

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Old 8th Mar 2016, 00:11   #118 (permalink)
 
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Yippee! I followed advice from Rob and now here I am back to idiocy I was going to say "normal" but decided truth is better than fiction.
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 06:25   #119 (permalink)
 
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Absolutely beautiful, Mr Ricardian.
The Lights are way up high on my list of things to see before the Grim
Reaper comes to call.

No chance today of seeing them today. Overcast and 0C.

Had a 5 hour session in the garden yesterday, chopping up the last of
the tree prunings and then raked and mowed both lawns.
I now ache.
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 06:45   #120 (permalink)
 
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Morning peeps,seen the lights in a very spectacular manner way up in the Hudson Bay, spiffing shot Mr Ricardian.
Fell asleep way to early last night thusly wide awake a 5am,used to be able to stay awake until 1 or 2 am no pobs so woke at a sensible hour like 7am,we crumblies only seem to need five hours kip to feel well rested.
Perhaps fortified by a hours kip posts dins on ones settee in the afternoon of course.
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