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The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread XXVI

Old 26th Aug 2015, 10:42
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It's a start....
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 13:04
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Tiz the 669th anniversary of the Battle of Cressy today,one feels duty bound as a Englishman to let this be known.
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 14:16
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Thanks for that snippet of information, FSL. One had to look it up though, to confess. Interesting, it appears the longbow came to use en masse for the first time.
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 15:35
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Cressy is where The Prince of Wales gained his three feathers.
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Old 26th Aug 2015, 20:57
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Some 500 tin-tents destroyed
Anybody seen Radz recently?
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 06:34
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Morning all,
another fine start of the day wx wise and a (last?) warm summer weekend ahead of us.
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 06:37
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Not too bad here either.
Makes a pleasant change.
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 07:01
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Morning peeps,seemingly a fine start looking out me porthole today.
Todays idiot health story ont news is, fat is good for you and your heart,
Get fit eat fat!!
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 07:19
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Good morning all. At least its not raining at the moment. Knew I had to pay for breakfast at the hotel, but only saw the prices today. 4 squid for 2 eggs! Still I'm not paying.
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 10:54
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Presumably you have seen the golden goose laying them, Nigel?....( look in a mirror )
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 11:26
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Talking of mirrors, whey do all gents hairdressers have large mirrors in front of the customers?
After I arrive and arrange my mop into the general arrangement that I normally adopt, I issue the instruction "Trim and thin" or "Make it look like it hasn't been cut" - I don't do military haircuts . . .

I leave it up to the hairdresser (that's why I pay them).

I don't even look in the proffered rear-view mirror - what's done is done and it's too late to amend.
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 11:46
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G-CPTN wrote:

I don't even look in the proffered rear-view mirror - what's done is done and it's too late to amend.
I've often wondered what they would do if you said "Don't like it. Put it all back!"
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 12:51
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Breakfast

Many years ago, ten at least, one was plonked at Elmdon for a few days, probably a strike at MAN and the only hotel available was the Metropole. I think it has morphed into something else now.
Anyway the girly responsible for these things neglected to book us in for B & B, just B. So we had to take Breakfast and claim it back. Normally we would have just signed for it.
I ramble, it was 15.99 for full English then.
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 12:51
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Presumably you have seen the golden goose laying them, Nigel?....( look in a mirror
Not paid that much!!

Engineer in Spain has replied to me copying upper management that I criticize him to much as he goes into BIOS, Disables alarms, Partitions discs etc, and has been known to use fine sandpaper to try to take a burn off a fiber. Font size 16 in bold red. He complains he is too busy to repair systems that he has been doing for 30 years apparently. Then re-visits 3 weeks later. Just come back after a month off. Now saying systems have been down too long and wants to return everything for repair. Hopefully management will be giving him a big kick up the rear end. We will see!
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 14:15
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I really must stop buying strawberries.

Whenever I go into town (usually to buy milk and/or apples and oranges), I am tempted to buy strawberries.
There are three outlets, and I check whether the prices are within my price range - sometimes not, but usually yes, sometimes well under.
On occasions I have bought up to two kilos . . .

Of course, the cheaper prices are usually for fruit that 'will not keep', so they have to be eaten the same day.

Today I restricted my purchase to just one punnet (sometimes the offer is three punnets for 2), however, on arriving home I tasted them and they were so delicious that I didn't stop until they are all gone.

I guess that supplies will dry up soon, or get too expensive for me to consider.
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 14:41
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At that rate G-CPTN you will turn into a strawberry yourself.
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 14:47
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At that rate G-CPTN you will turn into a strawberry yourself.
Would that be better than a PPRuNe?
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 15:04
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Spookily SIL purchased a large punnet of strawberries yesterday half for them half for me,I find large one all to myself defeats me and grow sick of strawberries before the whole punnet is devoured.
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 15:41
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Is it just me are have all the soft fruits eg strawbs, raspberries, blackberries etc been exceedingly tasty this year.
As for sloes, we are inundated with them this year.
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Old 27th Aug 2015, 15:47
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I haven't been buying raspberries, but the strawberries have varied greatly between delicious and disappointing - often from the same outlet - I guess they get to sell what they get in the markets.
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