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Old 6th Apr 2015, 14:57
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Last thing I would ever think would go into a tin. I tried one, and I was right
Compo babie's heads were very good when I was in. (Steak and Kidney puddings for the uninitiated).
As were the tinned compo sausages.

Fry up tonight.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 15:45
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Evening all,
in German, the hippo is called river horse, too, and sometimes Nile horse.
Mrs Hopper's favourite African animal actually, ever since we spent a couple of nights on the banks of the Luangwa, with the occasional dark, grunting sound of a male hippo marking his territory and making clear who the boss is.
The Spitting Cobra one almost stumbled upon was a different story though.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 16:14
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Re FB pies, never had the urge to revisit them BUT Vesta chow mein, came in a box, was a favourite as a kid. Tried one a couple of years ago and the anticipation outweighed the reality.


Good health to all who need it.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 17:36
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When I was a wee urchin scuttling round the cobbled back lanes I took a oath that when I grew up and was rich I would have a large bowl of tinned Mandarin Oranges and Ice Cream every day of me life,of course it never came to pass, I never got rich and some would say never grew up either.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 17:59
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Has anyone seen TBF recently
Seen a photo of him in Bispham Kitchen this weekend
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 18:29
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Back to work tomorrow after quite a long time off. (sim, leave and sickness).
Nice gentle start? Like ****. 04:15 local show. Therefore, I'll be getting out of bed at roughly the same time Checkboard is returning home.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 18:40
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Originally Posted by lasernigel View Post

As were the tinned compo sausages.
Once got a messing complaint from the airmen's mess. They said the quality of the sausages had gone downhill. Turned out that a Warrant Officer liked the compo ones so much that he swapped them for inferior supermarket ones. That little scam was stopped and I gained a lot of happy airmen and one grumpy, belligerent old WO!
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 19:08
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Heads Up!! Ten o clock BBC4 The Titfield Thunderbolt.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 19:19
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Tony
Taped it !
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 19:24
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I'm hiding here reading the posts because University Challenge is on in the other room..........I just don't want to look totally ignorant by all these 20 year old graduates.....speshully at my age !!!
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 19:41
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At least you won't oversleep *reddo*. The glamour of aviation eh
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 19:55
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Sorry if I've missed anything significant, folks. Felicitations, commiserations and trabbforce where they are due.

Been "retired" for a week or so now, and still don't quite know what it means. Much work in the house has been done, scandihooligans have been and gone (we're off to Denmark next easter, it appears), and gardening aplenty is in my immediate future. Once SWMBO is back at work in 2 weeks, I should be able to take stock and decide what new things I want to do other than the things I've been planning to do all along if work hadn't got in the way. Reports will follow in proper TRABB tradition.

How's Fluffy?
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 20:11
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and still don't quite know what it means
It means the holiday never ends and that sinking feeling the day before you go back to work never arrives either.
It takes a little while to get used to the idea but when it dawns it is Liberation Day with a capital L

Welcome to the fold
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 20:46
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BBC Radio 4 at 1130pm, episode 1 of Sir Terry Pratchett's "Good Omens". A repeat but still worth hearing again
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 21:15
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Oh well better to lose with pride than be a team that bends the books.
Officials can cost a club fortunes. Should have gone to Specsavers.

Therefore, I'll be getting out of bed at roughly the same time Checkboard is returning home.
Thought there were restrictions landing after midnight at most places??
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 21:27
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Positively tropical here in the West Midlands. And Octokitten2 discovered that a walk in the countryside wasn't the terrible ordeal he had feared, AND it involved trees that could be climbed (it's not that we don't take them to the countryside at home - we do; they ski in it - but not much hiking so far).

Turns out I can't count - it's 2 more sleeps from tonight...
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 22:20
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A great day at Midland Railway Butterley today.
Nothing fell off the loco.
I didn't fall off the loco - or anything else.
The sun shone.
Lots of people came.
I'm tired and still greasy under the fingernails - both to be addressed after I'm up the wooden hill to bedforshire.


Oh, and my trousers didn't fall down.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 22:38
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In the olden days a entire section of the entertainment industry called the Whitehall Farces relied upon trousers falling down.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 22:43
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I actually attended a live performance by Brian Rix and Peggy Mount on the London stage, though I don't recall the title of the play.

Might've been Sailor Beware!
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 02:32
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most places
There's the clue. "most". EGGW is 24 hours.

glamour
Bwahahahahahahahahaha. Sigh...
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