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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 03:31
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Happy Birthday Threadie!

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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 07:47
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Off to the Prefecture this morn to (attempt to) get a French driving licence. I have every piece of paper, in triplicate, they say they require. Experience of French bureaucracy leads me to expect disappointment.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 08:15
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Another birthday. Yippee !!
Happy One Threadie.

Foggy here today and a miserly +2C but the forecast is looking good.

On this day in 1926 the first directional road markings were introduced onto British roads (Hyde Park Corner, London). They caused confusion and led to seven accidents on the first day.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 08:26
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Many happies!

Have a good one TB
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 08:29
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I can remember when it was 4/11d per gallon
I can remember when it was 1/9d ( at least, that's what my dad paid then ) and can remember the Shock ! Horror ! when it burst the 5 Bob barrier.

They caused confusion and led to seven accidents on the first day.
At 05.00 next Sunday, NZ changes from a long-standing give-way-to-the-RIGHT-rule at uncontrolled intersections, to the opposite give-way-to-the-LEFT-rule.

IMHO the give-way-to-the-right rule was stupidity personified, priorite a droite is OK in France, where they drive on the droite, but NZ drives on the LEFT !!

The excuse was that they were following the Victorian Aussies ( State, that is, not Dynasty ) but even the Aussies admitted that they were wrong - 'll repeat that, the Aussies admitted that that they were wrong ! and repealed the decision a long time ago.

Watch this space.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 08:51
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY your Baronship
Much more importatly I can remember when beer (Tuckers Scotch) was 1/8d a pint,and that in the old proper pre digital money.
Another sunny start here,this could get boring) not!
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 09:18
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Good morning all. Sunny but chilly here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TB
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 09:46
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Prog that would interest some of the Trabby ladies on the Yesterday channel last night, 'I was a Jet Set Stewardess' about the life of ere,Airline Stewardesses in the sixties,being repeated today.
One poor lot had to wear paper mini skirts,that's disgracefull.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 09:51
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Oh dear,a bold pilot not a old pilot one suspects,apparently nobody was seriously hurt.
And there, by the grace of God, has gone many a young aviator, yours truly included!
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 09:58
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Happy Birthday, TB!

First recollection I have of petrol prices would be about 1957, on holiday in Stromness. 4 gallons - 10 bob exactly. It was one of these pumps where the petrol was hand-pumped into a glass container at the top, then just gravity-fed into the car.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 10:08
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Thank you, friends. Your thoughts are appreciated ... very much so.

Juud requested a PSOIT:

I have just completed my birthday bath, and I now smell of nectarine and white ginger, courtesy of Dove.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 10:16
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Results of an unintended experiment:
I had to place outside an arrangement of tulips, daffs and hyacinths (for obvious reasons - what a florist would have 5 (!) hyacinths in a bouquet? Although very beautiful - but even 1 is enough for a headache for some people, when inside). A big one. And 2 days ago there was sleet that turned into snow, -4 C at nights, me really sorry I hadn't removed it in time, and guess what? When the snow melted, the blossoms looked fresh and bright. I'd expect the hyacinths at least get wilted or sth (especially as it has been there for a week already).
Well, they're beautiful´, sth like that



which also could be the appropriate one for those smelling of nectarine, ginger and myrrh.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 10:46
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Bah! blokes should smell of Wright's Coal Tar Soap and nowt else.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 10:48
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Just a minute there Mr D!

Lifebuoy was acceptable as well.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 10:48
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Not had time to read in but Trabforce as always to those in need.

Happy Birthday TB.


You are looking at a prospective student of the University of Manchester! Just need to get my grades over the next 12 timetabled weeks!
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 10:55
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I have just completed my birthday bath, and I now smell of nectarine and white ginger, courtesy of Dove
The Baroness must be straining at the leash to get at you TB

A Very Happy Birthday to you
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 10:56
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Carbolic soap always provided in the communial bath after rugby.

Speaking of which...What glue did they use to put the Imperial leather bit on the soap?? It was always there at the end!!

Memories of Gran putting Thom's soap flakes in my bath.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 10:59
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Happy birthday Threaders

Yeah, the Victorian (Australian state) give way to the right in all cases was nuts. We in NSW didn't adopt such silliness.
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 11:01
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I have just completed my birthday bath, and I now smell of nectarine and white ginger,
That explains the pleasant pong around the place this morning.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 1
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Old 22nd Mar 2012, 11:02
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Memories of Gran putting Thom's soap flakes in my bath
Must be getting Alzheimers, found I said that in a post in Feb when I was googling Thom's soap flakes.
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