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The Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information Thread XXIV

Old 18th Oct 2014, 07:20
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Yer one visits strange places whilst asleep.
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 07:22
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Just plain old boring grey here.

Time to get a flu jab sorted I suppose.
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 07:30
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Morning folks. Grey and windy at the moment. Mrs 4ma is venturing forth to the county's capital to re-energise their economy.

My task this morning is to book train tickets as Mrs 4ma and I wish to visit the Poppy Field at the Tower of London before it is removed.
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 07:39
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Just noticed,37 quid to get to Australia? It were only a tenner when I were a young lad.
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 08:33
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Originally Posted by tony draper
one visits strange places whilst asleep.
Me too - astral planes . . .

Last night I was armed with a very pistol trying to head off an insurrection - the rebels had a heavy machine gun.
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 08:50
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Morning all,
Tis another beautiful day hereabouts, still, blue and clear, at least it would be clear if the locals hadn't started the ritual rubbish cremation.

I have 5 security lights to erect (Lidl special offer) perhaps later still thinking about the menu through the weekend.

One is busy scanning mediocre laptop for foreigners, one perceives a slowness greater than usual.
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 08:54
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My task this morning is to book train tickets as Mrs 4ma and I wish to visit the Poppy Field at the Tower of London before it is removed.
Not the cheapest way to do it 4mast but rather civilised. 1st class, free car parking, breakfast if you go on a Saturday and a one day London travel card.

National Rail Enquiries - London Day Out with East Midlands Trains
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 09:45
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Morning.

In town to see a friend who has had part of a lung removed and is now on chemo and radio therapy. He is still operating his bar though So would be rude not to have a beer.
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 10:09
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Apparently chucky eggs are brown in the UK because that it was the people want. Eggs could be produced in any colour the punters want, mainly by putting additives into the feed.
An interesting day today, we go to Spain tomorrow courtesy of the Captain Checkers Line. I have persuaded herself to travel with just a carryon bag because we are only going for 7 days. I have put my pile of gear out which takes up half a bag, mrs 1DC is now trying to get her stuff into the remaining bit. Great horror when she realised that her handbag had to go in as well. She pointed out that "in the good old days" her shoe bag was bigger than what she has to use today for everything.
Methinks this will be a one off exercise..
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 10:18
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Morning all-mornings are really lovely at the moment. Cool. Ice hockey season is upon us. Going to an exhibition game tonight against our rivals the Louisiana Ice Gators (bunch of thugs ). Our local derby days against the Mississippi Surge are over as the team has folded. Opening a big can of whoop arse in readiness Go Flyers!
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 11:37
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Bluey said
We are actually having a real thunderstorm! Not spectacular as these things go, but plenty of growly and flashy stuff. Love it!
My sister recently moved to Claremont and said that the storm looked quite spectacular from five floors up. And she sent a photo
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 12:18
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SRT They still haven't got the fence straight we are now on attempt number three. The crew chief who is a Zimmy is blaming his local labour force.

Huge argument about how much I owe him for the five day job that has taken three but he wants paying for five because they worked harder and faster (and sloppier). I have never seen a local work hard and fast, and still haven't. We settled at four days pay. Nether of us are happy so it must be a good compromise
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 12:54
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That's a great photo, ric! And the thunderstorm lasted quite a while too so that was a bonus!!
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 13:52
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Grey and windy here. Crap really.

The north London dinner party was as bad as I feared and was preceded by a two hour drive with over an hour at a virtual standstill on the North Circular due to a broken down HGV and a car that had run out of petrol near it.

I remember when they charged more for brown eggs because there was a curious idea that they were superior in nutritional value!
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 13:57
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Ice hockey season is upon us.
Oooh! Photos of Limeygal in Hockey supporter mode, shirt and war-paint, waving one of those BIG FINGERS?
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 14:04
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Auntie Beeb is broadcasting Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood" on Radio 4 at this very moment, and the mellifluous tones of Richard Burton are just leading appreciative listeners into the alliterative, onomatopoeic, bizarre and marvellous world of that inspired but sadly drink-flawed genius ...

The musical cadences of delightfully Welsh-accented English are once again bringing Willy-Nilly postman, Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard, Organ Morgan, Captain Cat, the Reverend Eli Jenkins, Polly Garter, Dai Bread, and all of the other weird and wonderful creations of that brilliant son of Wales (who, I was astonished to discover, couldn't actually speak Welsh!), and entertaining the many listeners who, like me, savour the free-flowing tide of freely associated ideas. Bliss!
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 14:42
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Tiz on youtube to watched and listened to any time you wish.
It is in a number of parts.
It is indeed a work of genius
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 14:47
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You can even get a thingy to make chicken eggs cubed - after laying obviously =, otherwise the sound of them all snapping shut would be deafening.

Beautiful day here. Just spent a couple of hours on the terrace with a good book. Feeling slightly sunburned, temp was up to just over 25 C. Not a bad end to summer.
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 15:01
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Bloomin' drummers everywhere these days.
Here's one of my kits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMi4-iTgLAI
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Old 18th Oct 2014, 15:19
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Beautiful afternoon here just been for a back lane wander wi SBWH in me shirt sleeves.
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