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Old 21st Oct 2014, 17:57
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 18:06
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Thank you Mr More copied it to me desktop.
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 18:23
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OK I am upgrading my METAR from 'jolly hot' to 'very hot'. It is now 40 and we have run out of cold beer

Silly twisted boy! Self inflicted, I'm afraid. You know perfectly well where to find a decent brewery close by (relatively, on a continental scale).


Single again, you can give then people take it for granted.

Dodged a bullet, I reckon...
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 18:27
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I do wonder at the TV news producers smarts. We have two local news programmes that start at 0500 and 0530 respectively. Both insist on sending one poor sap of a reporter out every morning to places where something had happened - to stand there in the dark and often rain - with nothing happening - reciting the words already said by the comfy reporters in the control room - managing to look like a complete underpaid prat.
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 19:29
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The reason they do that is to fill in time between the commercial breaks.
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 21:23
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Clutching at straws here,anybody any ideas about this painting? tiz a painting hanging on a wall in a early photograph,looks first world war?,lorra points hanging on this,anybody??

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Old 21st Oct 2014, 21:28
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British Passport Renewal for those outside the UK.

Last year, my wife had hers back in less than 2 weeks.
As requested - my recent experience - in New Zealand.

Filled in the Online Form, got a reference number, completed a form that I had to download at the time of completing the Online Data ( so you need access to a printer somewhere )

Had two new photographs taken, sized to very precise requirements advised on the form, and fortunately my local Post Office is equipped to take photographs to the requirements of many administrations.

The photographs don't have to be certified by a local dignatory, as in the past - providing that they look something like the photograph taken 10 years ago in the old passport - which has to be sent back as well.

Paid some 108 quid via my British Barclaycard, then spent another 17 quid locally on a "tracked" Courier package from New Zealand to Liverpool.

On the 13th day after posting I got my new passport back in a Courier package from the UK, i.e. 13 calendar days NZ-UK-NZ but not the old passport, that came back in its' own Courier package 7 days later.

All done and dusted. By comparison, my son sent me a letter posted from London on the same day that I posted my passport application from NZ - his "normal" letter took 16 days to reach me, longer than the passport delivery, renewal and return.

Limeygal. - when in California this year I read in a UK Expat. Newsletter that passports were taking over 3 months to be renewed. No answer to that - dunno, not my experience but I wasn't doing it from the USA, either. No reason that it should be any different I guess, subject to the postal arrangements you make from the USA, maybe the UK P.P. Office have upped their game since the article I read was printed ?
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 21:38
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Thank you Mr More copied it to me desktop.
Me too. Well, it was me who remembered Trafalgar Day - and I'm a Crabfat



(PS: but I was brought up Navy.)
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 21:44
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British Passport Renewal for those in the US.

I renewed my long-expired British Passport a few months ago, right in the middle of all of the hoo-ha over the huge backlog.
Went to my local drug store for the pics, not available in exact UK size but I trimmed them to match.
Got online and filled out the form, paid with my CC, got the reg. no., printed everything out and sent it off via Fedex to Durham (12 miles from where I was born).
A little over a week later I got a new form back, normal air mail, saying that my signature exceeded the space provided and to please re-sign and return, this I did and sent it back again normal air mail.
Two weeks later I rec'd my new passport via DHL with a note that my old one would be arriving separately, which it did about another week later.
No bother, other than the total cost of close to $300.

A positive experience.

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Old 21st Oct 2014, 22:23
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A little shove up the page, guess what sunny again.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 00:04
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Bent UEFA refs. Saw the challenge never a penalty. Yet two of our guys got chopped down in the first half and nothing.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 00:59
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I have seen a Real wet and stormy prediction for the Liverpool area tomorrow.

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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 02:13
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Passports

.......saying that my signature exceeded the space provided........
Yes, they seem very adamant about that, and it isn't a very big box, my normal scribble is much bigger so I had to spend some time practising ! Not quite so easy as those ridiculous strips on the back of credit cards, but then no-one ever looks at those anymore, so not too important.

Thinks - some credit/debit cards don't even need a PiN number now, maybe I'll get lucky and pick one up in the street one day !!
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 03:15
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Single again, you can give then people take it for granted.
laser, my sweet, I am convinced that, for you, that is definitely the preferred condition.

It seems to be getting somewhat warm here today. I blame Ibbie.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 04:14
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Bluey, that is because Mr Ibbie supports a certain unmentionable football team who run around a bit in the UK. Strange really
as apart from that he seems a decent "sound" chap. Ah well must make some allowances as only women are perfect in every way.
( Well according to SWMBO that is, can't see it myself )
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 04:41
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Morning all, off to Taunton for my second MRI in two days in a mo, appt at seven am. Rather fear it will be a stay in for more surgery which does not really fill me with happiness, Hope to talk to you guys and gals again later.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 04:51
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All the best, Big Hammer. Thoughts with you.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 05:54
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Take care there, BH ... hope all goes well for you.

Ah well must make some allowances as only women are perfect in every way.
( Well according to SWMBO that is, can't see it myself )
This is entirely true of course, Nervous ... and you are not alone in not being able to see it.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 06:04
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Good luck BH. Lets hope the news is good for you this time.
Thoughts are with you.

Sounds like a near miss Nigel. Saves on the Christmas present list as well.

Just starting to get light on the horizon here and the winds have abated thankfully.

Off to Derby today in order to get Mrs HF's eyes MOT'd. She's considering having contact lenses and is having a trial with those at the same time. Should be fun and games.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 06:48
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Morning all.

Same day just dawning, they guess cooler from tomorrow but I wonder if leg covers will be required just yet. Still dry it seems.

Good luck with the procedure BH.
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