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Old 6th Aug 2016, 14:49
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Shortly after the war, us kids were taken by Mum to lunch in the delightful little restaurant under the Stock Exchange in Sheffield which had just reopened after the "duration". We had "best bib and tucker" on for the excursion with scones on a silver cake stand and tea from a large silver teapot.

We were very "POSH".

Mum had worked shifts making "Cannon Links" and did a second shift behind the counter at Liptons. Coming out of the shelters early in the morning to walk home over downed Tram wires and building rubble. The centre of the City was a mass of flattened buildings 5 years later.

Always wondered if the restaurant was still open, seemed to remember it might have been Browns ?

Edited to say, we were reminded of the great tragedy of "The Marples" and the death toll from an incendiary through the roof with hundreds in the basement cellars.

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Old 6th Aug 2016, 15:20
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Oranges.

Earlier in the year I could buy a variety of oranges that were deliciously sweet and reasonably-priced from several outlets, however now I can only find over-priced specimens that are inevitably 'dry' and tasteless.

I presume that there is a northern hemisphere 'European' season rather than a year-round supply from Orangia?
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 07:04
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A polar blast made its presence felt over much of the country and was expected to worsen overnight, with
more snow, rain and heavy winds.
Rugby fans were welcomed by a very chilly -1C at Wellington's Westpac Stadium last night.
Further north, hurricane-force winds and heavy snow lashed Mt Ruapehu, with the blizzard-like conditions
leading to the closure of Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields.
The strongest wind gusts recorded at Whakapapa measured 242km/h.
The polar blast forced at least one group of skiers to seek shelter for the day in a hut at Whakapapa.


So guess what, SWMBO moans " I feel hot" so turns the air-con on.
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 07:33
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Morning peeps,a dull Sunday morning here,SIL is making a steak and kidney pie today,great stuff,would have been a through the week dinner at one time but now it's a Sunday dinner.
My box set of the entire series of the Sopranos arrived yesterday,good for drowning out bloody olympics.
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 07:46
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Not too bad here. Sunny with a bit of cloud about.
The wind is a bit frisky though.

Trying my best to come round from my usual drug induced
sleep. The tablets are great at stopping the itching but make
waking up in the morning a bit rough.

I think we're having home-made fish cakes for lunch with things
that have vitamins in them
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 07:54
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Some &@@@**** scoundrels have broken into the lock restoration site on me canal and nicked all the tools. They left a shovel and a brush. Suspects are strongly believed to be from the "ethnic minority" who travel around the countryside making a mess of every place they stop to infest. Why do these thieving gits have such a special status that the law protects them??
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 08:02
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That is lower than low. I suppose they are also a protected species.
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 08:25
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Originally Posted by Avtrician View Post
That is lower than low. I suppose they are also a protected species.
It appears that way. They have their "rights" and wherever they pitch up, the local council has to ensure they have access to water, power, sanitation (although they seem to leave their [email protected] wherever it takes their fancy), schooling for their feral brats and other services that they may need - all at taxpayers expense! They are scum - nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 08:38
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So,
I'm taking it that they wont be invited to your next Birthday knees up then.
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 09:06
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They're certainly not on the xmas card list. Birthday knees-up?? I can barely stand up some times! Next birthday? It's something to aim for.
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Old 7th Aug 2016, 10:40
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That sucks, 4mastacker. Big time. After all your hard work.
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 00:54
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Still kicking just! 7 more work days then 3 weeks vacation in Lapu Lapu.
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 02:11
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then 3 weeks vacation in Lapu Lapu.

Definitely just a vacation then, Nigel, definitely not a honeymoon?
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 02:17
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Originally Posted by lasernigel View Post
Still kicking just! 7 more work days then 3 weeks vacation in Lapu Lapu.

Keep all your pills well hidden so that no-one reports you as a drug dealer and you end up deaded in the road.

Oh yes and try not to get kidnapped either as I doubt "we" could afford the ransome
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 02:28
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Fares there from NY are as low as $599.
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 06:25
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Morning peeps,bit nippy when I arose this morning,bloody wind last night kept me awake,windows open and could not be harrased to gerrup and shut em.
Speaking of wind.
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 08:12
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Fearsome stuff is nature.
I wouldn't care to be the man dangling off the helicopter.

Dull, overcast and windy here. Not that warm either, 13C.
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 14:57
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A pronunciation query.

I found myself, yesterday, on a railway train passing through the town of Teignmouth, which stands at the mouth of the river Teign, in Devon. Now I have always pronounced the name of the town as 'TinMowf' but the name of the river as 'Tayn'. With an obvious inconsistency.

So I started Wondering. Should it be 'TinMowf' for the town and 'Tin' for the river, or 'TaynMowf' for the town and 'Tayn' for the river. Or some combination thereof? Anyone lives round that way?
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 16:51
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'Tinmuff' for the town, 'Teen' for the river. The local council, however, Teignbridge District Council is 'Teenbridge'. No idea why!
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 17:02
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Currently on holiday at the second of 2 far flung locations. Travelling Yanks must be pleased- they are no longer the most irritating of foreign visitors by a long chalk! Staff at several places visited concur (without prompting!).
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