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Old 21st Aug 2015, 16:04
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Got a new SIM card this morning. Didn't work. Apparently not registered to my number. Yesterday the guy in the EE shop at Manchester Fort said he couldn't issue me one as I was still a T mobile customer, which I am not. Phoned again after the first guy who said he would phone the EE shop and leave me a voicemail didn't. New guy says I am EE and to go back to the shop and demand an EE sim card with my original number. We will see how it goes tomorrow when I have transport. Basically phone now 2 weeks old and it has only been live for 4 days.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 16:04
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 16:15
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I started out with Orange.

Suddenly my sim was 'invalid'.

I went to the Orange shop (which is now EE) and was told that the sim had been cancelled due to inactive use, and that they could issue me with a new EE sim - but on a new number.
I'm afraid that I 'lost it', and, after much delving into her computer, she discovered that my number was still 'active' (the previous information had been off the top of her head) and I eventually got my original number restored, albeit on a new cheapo crap handset (it was the only way that they could get the sim to work (it seemed that my original Orange handset was 'corrupted' and wouldn't accept any sim).
I also got to keep my contacts and my PAYG credit.
Now I have a sim-free robust 'contractor's' phone from ALDI which is fitted with two sims (one EE, one Orange).
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 16:41
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Octopussy2 I don't give this recipe to anybody but in your case I'll make an exception.

This is a traditional Guernsey recipe, pretty basic but extremely delicious.

Guernsey Gache Melee. This is for 2 persons.

1lb Cooking apples (weighed after paring and coring)
5 oz Self raising flour.
5 oz Sugar
3 fl. oz milk
2.5 oz suet
pinch of salt

Chop apples into small pieces. Place all ingredients into bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed.
Place mixture into a well greased 7"x9" baking pan and bake at 300F, 150C(Gas 2) for 1.5 -1.75 hours, until golden brown and apples are cooked. Serve cut into squares. Now, it should be served with fresh Guernsey cream, but you will probably have to use some of that funny mainland European watery stuff. I also pour a generous dollop of calvados in with the cream.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 17:09
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If you throw a ships anchor into proper cream it should float.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 17:13
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You must have huge jugs FSL
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 17:23
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bottle of Pimms was rather ancient
Old booze? Who are you and what have you done with Octo?
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 18:08
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You must have huge jugs FSL
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 18:29
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OOOOOOOOOOOH yes. Mobile phone companies!

Just had beautiful lambs steaks, boiled potatoes and runner beans with the obligatory mint sauce. Yummy.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 18:30
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Limey -

Lon -

I've always wondered why people bother with single cream. It has to be extra-thick double. Clotted is acceptable as an alternative.

BUT FOR (as we lawyers like to say) the strawberries had lumpy bits of half-dissolved gelatine
No worries. One of the skills of cooking is to disguise a disaster. And I should know! Warm the strawberries up, chuck the ice cream over everything and then pop some fresh sliced strawberries on top with a crumbling of meringue.

Or, get everyone pie-eyed first and they won't notice.

Seriously, everything will be fine. Relax and enjoy!
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 19:26
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I'm not too impressed with EE at the moment. Internet connection has been playing up for the last few days after BT finished playing at some nearby cabinets, with pages refusing/ taking ages to load. Rang EE who said check the line speed on a specific web-page. Told them the page wouldn't load having already told them of the problem so EE lady says she will do a line check from her end. She couldn't see a problem so it must be my router. Went through the routine (again) of unplugging/switching off/re-plugging/switching on, all to no avail. EE person was telling me to press this button/that button on my router - problem, my router doesn't have any buttons. Lady finally says "We'll send you a new router". Put the phone down and low and behold, internet connection working properly even though EE lady said she hadn't re-set anything. A friend down at the gym said he has exactly the same problem as me and he lives over half a mile away. He's also with EE.

No 1 son has just delivered a large carton of clotted cream, fresh this morning from a dairy in Devon. One already has the strawberry jam and the scones awaiting to be paired with the cream. This weekend I am not diabetic.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 20:26
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Had a pleasant day in Kirkwall but early start to catch the 7:30am boat. On arrival in Kirkwall at 9:30am:
Visit #1 - barber for a hair cut
Visit #2 - dentist to replace a missing filling
Visit #3 - Albert Hotel for fish 'n chips
Visit #4 - Balfour Hospital for annual retinopathy check.
And the weather was unbelievable. It was warm, there was no howling gale and it only rained once, just as I got on the 4pm boat back to Stronsay.
Hopefully that's my last trip to Kirkwall this year.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 20:46
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The only really buildings I can recall of my visit many years ago were the Cathedral & the Kirkwall Hotel.
(not on the same day I should add)
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 21:08
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One already has the strawberry jam and the scones awaiting to be paired with the cream.
Now is that jam on cream or cream on jam ?

(One is Cornish and one is Devon I believe)
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 21:32
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IMHO the Cornish have it right (cream on Jam), but really it's one of those dilemmas that is a delight to be confronted with.

Enjoy your cream tea as you prefer 4ma! And ricardian, sounds like a lovely day apart from the fang fettler!
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 21:40
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Now is that jam on cream or cream on jam ?
I like the jam on cream.......but I also like the cream on jam. Decisions, decisions.

Don't know what's going on with me internet connection. It's bl££dy slow again. Of its own volition, it had logged me out but the little green light remained on showing me as logged in. I have had to log in again to reply to thread. This electronic electrikery stuff baffles me.

Puzzled of Harrowby and Londonthorpe Without.
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Old 21st Aug 2015, 22:15
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The easy answer to that dilemma is to have two - one in Cornish style and one as they do in Devon.
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 05:07
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To convert Cornish scone to Devonian scone or vice versa just turn the damn thing upside down
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 06:59
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Morning peeps, a indiferent start here certainly not summerlike but what is the! they are speaking of tornados thunderous downpours floods befecked!! dont they realise this is England we dont go in for that sort of thing.
Well done those Murican chaps on that train.
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Old 22nd Aug 2015, 07:19
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Greetings,

Blue, clear, 25, donkey's tail in 31, as it is for most of the coming week.

30 years since the Manchester Air Disaster.

My Paddies are on their way, Should be with me about 12.00.

It is Saturday for those confused.
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