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Old 21st Dec 2015, 19:44
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Just trolled through the ARGOS Catalogue on a kettle seeking exercise,half a million electricty operated ones which I do not want, I want a no moving parts none clockwork one,finally located one, 14 bloody pounds 99 pence and it dont look very robust,do they think we are made of muny? think me last one was four pounds at the Amble car boot sale,mind you it was brand new I would never have paid that much forra second hand one.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 06:33
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Morning all.
It's OURS I tell ye, OURS !!
The Winter Solstice took place at 04:49 GMT.
Shackle it up and get it back here pronto.

Cloudy, windy and wet but +12C.
Madness.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 07:50
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Moning peeps, another wet miserable day dawns here,rather have snow anyday than this.
A small saucepan is not really suitable when ones goes through dozens of cups of tea a day.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 08:59
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Morning folks Miserable but warmish here. Some emergency crimbo shopping to do. SWMBO dropped a heavy hint and I had the 'Oooooh shee-ite' moment.

Mr D sir, why don't you try one of them outdoor activity shops that sell stuff for the camping fraternity.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 09:15
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Nay Mr D, get yersen into your local Aga Shop and spend a reassuring 100
on a kettle.
Some around here have
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 10:01
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Next door have to visit retail world this morning so one has tasked em to return wi a kettle, told em if'n it had a wire an a thirteen amp plug on it not to get out of the vehicle.
A attached whistle is acceptable.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 11:32
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One has to report one is all kettled up now, a rather flimsy construct with a whistle,never mind twill surfice.
One suspects tiz a product of China,what with this countries metal working ability now we would probably have difficulty producing a tin egg cup.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 17:24
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One has returned from the emergency crimbo shopping run. Took senior daughter for advice and living to regret it - I'm absolutely cream-crackered . That girl can shop for Europe/The World.

HF,
If you are thinking of going over to Nottingham - forget it! There's nowt left cos daughter bought it all and the shops are having to re-stock - at least it feels like that.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 18:10
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Lovely day on Sunday! Nearly 15C, wind - such as it was - from the SW so took Senora Lars and the sproglettes for a longish hike along the North Norfolk coastal path. Great views spoiled by wind farms but the wildlife did not seem to mind. Note to self: must brush up on my seaside plant identification.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 21:09
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Evening all, just returned from the Christmas market (yet again) where two Gluehwein were had, probably the last this season as one will refrain from going there again tomorrow.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 21:58
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Don't worry 4mast I kept well clear of Nottingham. I know the dangers.
I did venture very briefly into an "independent" bookseller in Derby and got
some final prezzies for our grandchildren and my mother.

To the local Coop tomorrow morning to buy Christmas Eve fodder for when senior daughter and family come round for present opening (we follow the Austrian timetable). Being kept simple this year - bangers and mash along
with other nice bits.

Then off to Staly Vegas to collect the aged mater for Christmas respite.
It will also give us a good chance to assess her health as her short term memory is rapidly becoming non-existent.
I suspect 2016 will bring some major decisions with regards to her future.

Thoughts with you Ibbie.
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 22:53
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Well well well is all I can say about the following story.


TV One has been ordered pay a woman $1000 after the Broadcasting Standards Authority found its show Dog Squad had failed to keep her identity properly hidden.
The woman appeared on the sniffer dog programme attempting to smuggle tobacco in to her husband in prison.
Although her face was blurred, she complained she was still identifiable by her clothing, body type and voice. She said the fact her husband was in prison was a highly personal detail.

TV show in dog box over identity complaint
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Old 22nd Dec 2015, 23:40
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her short term memory is rapidly becoming non-existent
Just found myself not wearing my reading spectacles (I had them within the last half hour).
No idea where they are - had to resort to a spare pair.

I guess I will have to get one of those strings that fastens between the legs so that the specs are always around my neck.

In fact, a few weeks back I bought one off eBay - Lord knows where it's gone . . .


Edited to add:- just found the first pair of spectacles - in my other pocket (not the one that I usually keep my spectacles)
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 07:49
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The loss of ones spectacles is the sole responsibility of shirt manufacturers who no longer make shirts with pockets. It should be a Capital Offence to manufacture shirts without at least one breast pocket.

My local general emporium is now even selling trousers ( pants ) with no belt loops, what is the World coming to ?

My mum instilled in me a Leaving House Check List viz. Money, Handkerchief, Keys. I have modified the "Money" to "Wallet", to ensure various credit cards and "Affinity Coffee Cards" are included.

Much more difficult to ensure is "where did I park the car?"
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 08:12
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Morning folks. Crimbo shopping just about completed, all that is needed is another roll of sticky tape then one can wrap the prezzies.

Nervous, that link merely proves the world has gone bananas and here was me thinking the UK had sole rights to that nonsense. When I become world president for eternity, the first thing I will do is have all the PC-zealots/jobsworths put up against a wall and shot. The rapists, murderers, kiddy-fiddlers, cold-callers and traffic wardens can wait their turn.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 08:13
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Originally Posted by ExSp33db1rd View Post
The loss of ones spectacles is the sole responsibility of shirt manufacturers who no longer make shirts with pockets. It should be a Capital Offence to manufacture shirts without at least one breast pocket.


My mum instilled in me a Leaving House Check List Handkerchief,

ExSp33db1rd, are you sure that you are not related to my father; When I was about 7 or 8 I think he offered me a serious amount of money for me (30 USD the time being 1978) if I had a handkerchief with me. Obviously I did not have he knew that's why the money was offered. I did not learn to carry one but I run the checklist. I have included a pen in the checklist as well.

Also we are ordered to but shirts with breast pockets particularly polo type shirts for summer where he carries wallet, glasses and who knows what else. So I know what you mean.

In the summer time I prefer bermuda shorts with large exterior pockets on the legs which I consider much more practical to carry wallet. I don't need to remove it when I arrive home.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 08:20
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Morning peeps wet and horrible again here.
I have a shirt with dummy pockets! dummy pockets on a shirt??what kind of madness is that!
I blame the French.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 08:21
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Morning fellow travellers.
Clear, chilly and windy here.

I thought the check list was "spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch"

Awful night had trying to get to sleep with an aching hip that was determined
that I shouldn't. Managed a little bit from 5:30 onwards.
A quick mug of tea then it'll be time to get started on a very busy day.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 12:42
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I have worn nothing but Pilot Shirts for years. Two pockets to keep fags and other essentials in.

We were so poor I didn't have a handkerchief until I started work.

Kids at school called me 'silversleeve'.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 15:43
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Good morning all. Stopped raining here. Decided they can do without me tomorrow. Christmas day is down the Duke where the owner is getting Christmas dinner fixed up for me.

Horrible when your kettle claps out! Here have to suffice with hot water outlet on the coffee machine, so water never boiling.
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