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Old 14th Sep 2015, 07:57
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Morning all.

Tis a lovely day.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 09:49
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When your lucks in you cant do nowt about it.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 09:57
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and if you're a Moslem in a sandy place, you don't even get to have a celebratory beer, after such a lucky escape.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 11:10
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Another leadership challenge to yet another Australian prime minister. I'm beginning to think we should do away with our politicians altogether and put Captain Draper in charge.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 11:24
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Another leadership challenge to yet another Australian prime minister. I'm beginning to think we should do away with our politicians altogether and put Captain Draper in charge.
He's ours Bluey, find yer own. After that Corbyn chap is now leader of the opposition it will be anarchy all the way until he gets the present government dumped. " Rent a mob" will get an early Christmas. Wish I could up sticks.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 13:33
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After that Corbyn chap is now leader of the opposition it will be anarchy all the way until he gets the present government dumped.
I find it ironic that a man said in the media to be a lifelong pacifist is also said to be likely to encourage class warfare in the attempt to beat the Tory government ...
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 13:47
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I would give you all your freedom Madam BD and let you all come back home.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 15:28
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That is extremely kind of you sir.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 15:53
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Just took a sliced brown loaf oot the cupboard that was opened yesterday morning and its got green fungus on it, I'm sure they mix fungal spores in with the dough these days, the robbin bastiges.
It's usually three days before it starts to grow penicillin and I have to hoy half a loaf out.
I rarely get to finish a whole loaf these days.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 16:09
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Originally Posted by 603DX View Post
I find it ironic that a man said in the media to be a lifelong pacifist is also said to be likely to encourage class warfare in the attempt to beat the Tory government ...
The media say a lot of things - should we believe them all?

More importantly RIP Brian Close - despite him form the wrong side of the Pennines. In the days when junior members got into test matches for free I was lucky enough to be sat behind the bowler's arm at Old Trafford for the legendary session in 1976 where he largely played Holding with his chest! the evidence
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 16:14
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I rarely get to finish a whole loaf these days.
I either bake my own or buy a half one


should we believe them all?
On that subject I see the Excess is forecasting record winter snowfall for the third year running SHOCK WEATHER WARNING: Britain faces coldest winter in 50 YEARS and MONTHS of heavy snow | Nature | News | Daily Express. I can probably make a fortune selling long-johns to the true believers here
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 17:25
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I have developed the habit of when buying bread and picking up the loaf for the first time - removing the closure and spinning the bag - then reclosing it. The manufacturers have a vested interest in a poorly closed plastic bag. I don't.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 18:31
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Lorra stuff gets hoyed oot when yer live on yer jack half a tin of this half a packet of that,usta stick a lot of stuff in those plastic boxes and stick em in the freezer but I just finished up with a freezer full of plastic boxes,daft thing is I dont really care what stuff costs just I feel guilty chucking stuff out.

Said it before Mr More, a real bad winter like 46? and a awful lot of people in this country would die,we would be much less able to cope than the peeps were back then.
Of course the prediction could be similar to the heatwave summer one we just experienced.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 18:37
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After that Corbyn chap is now leader of the opposition it will be anarchy all the way
I gather that Kim Jong Un was invited to join the shadow cabinet but he declined because he thought Corbyn's policies were far too left wing.

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Old 14th Sep 2015, 20:03
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I feel that I have 'lost' my elderly neighbour.
At 89 he is still alive, but creeping dementia has resulted in him having to go into sheltered housing.

Over the last couple of years I have received phone calls from him most days (except at weekends when his son was at home all day), sometimes to tell me something of local interest (such as workmen heading for the riverbank), asking the time (and whether it was daytime or night-time), or asking me to go down and deal with 'the people upstairs who were stealing his food'.
I would regularly go down to see him (for example if I returned home and there was a 'missed' call from him - it was easier to appear in person rather than explain who I was on the telephone) and I would sit with him until lunchtime or when his son was due back from work.

I have seen the deterioration in his mental (and physical) condition as the dementia has taken more and more of him.
Sometimes he would be 'completely normal' and other times he would be convinced that there were trespassers in his house (sometimes it was his own son who lives in the same house but is usually out at work from early morning to late afternoon).

Lately I was given a key and several times I had to let his carers in when he had returned to bed and was asleep.

A couple of weeks ago he fell down the stairs, and the medics have decided that he is no longer safe to be on his own all day in case he should fall again, so he has been sent to a 'nursing home' where he can be looked after.
Sadly there are no people there that he knows, and, I doubt that he would know me if I were to visit him.

In some ways I can remember him as he was rather than how he will inevitably become.

I have known him for more than 40 years, my children were always keen to see his outdoor O-gauge railway, but there will be no more displays to show my grandchildren when they visit.
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Old 14th Sep 2015, 20:37
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Its a terrible cruel disease allright.
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Old 15th Sep 2015, 01:59
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MIL, who is a frugal Dutch lady, buys a loaf and immediately splits it into three portions and then freezes two, nothing to be thrown away!
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Old 15th Sep 2015, 05:11
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Morning all, though that's hard to believe as it's still dark as hell.
The weather guessers are doing nothing to cheer me up either.
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Old 15th Sep 2015, 07:11
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Morning peeps,feckin horrible here rain and the cloud sitting about fifty foot above the chimney pots.
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Old 15th Sep 2015, 07:48
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One for the tractorists.....




A 79-year-old Norfolk farmer is preparing to sell off his vast 2 million collection of vintage tractors - because his family do not share his passion for the machines.

Paul Rackham has spent 25 years buying up and restoring more than 230 old and rare agricultural machines, amassing what is thought to be by far the biggest collection in Britain.
Farmer, 79, sells off 2 million tractor collection as family 'don't share his passion' - Telegraph
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