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Old 20th Jun 2017, 07:36
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Morning folks.

Damp and muggy here at the moment although the guessers are predicting the big golden ball to appear before too long. T'was bliddy hot on me lock restoration project yesterday - must have shed pounds with all the sweat that was produced.
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 11:09
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Wimpy are alive & well in this southern colony!
https://www.wimpy.co.za/index.php/menu

I did read that the SA company was/had doing/done a reverse buy out and bought the UK parent company.

Though maybe it was a dream.
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 13:57
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minimum charge of 20p
I think it was 1/3d in our day.
When Wimpy came to Teesside we decamped from Palesci's and moved to the Wimpy Bar. One plate of chips and four coffees could last eight of us a long time before they got fed up and asked us to order more or leave. [Well, you don't get rich from a paper round] I think old man Palesci was glad to see the back of us
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 14:01
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I presume that Palesci's was an Italian ice-cream and coffee bar?

We had one in our town where I grew up - that survived several changes of ownership (though always Italians).
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 15:09
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Still love a Wimpy occasionally. There is a branch in Lewisham and also there was one on the coast road between Brighton and Newhaven (at Peacehaven?) although I would say it was three or four years since I went to the latter.

Must say, a knickerbocker glory for 25p would hit the spot right now....No old jokes please!
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 23:01
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When we moved back to the UK in the mid 1980s, we took the children to a seaside cafe for an evening meal.
My 7 year-old son set his eyes on a knickerbocker glory (which seemed expensive) and wouldn't be swayed by alternatives - but it was a treat so we gave in.
When it arrived he picked at it before deciding that 'it wasn't for him' and he lost interest and gave up.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 06:56
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Morning peeps,awoke by teriffic thunderstorme seemingly right overhead this morning,moved off now,chucking it down now buggrit.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 07:21
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Back home to what I suspect will be a swelter of a day. Only
12C at present but the air is heavy and 30C is predicted along
with the chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon.

A very pleasant time was had oop north of the border. The
scenery on the West Highland Line from Glasgow up to Oban
is quite spectacular. Probably didn't see it at it's best either as
the vegetation along the line was so lush and verdant that some
of the views were blocked by a wall of green. The journey down
the east coast from Leuchars back down to Derby is also well
worth experiencing. The Flying Scotsman was hiding by the side
of The National Railway Museum at York as we passed. All
coaled up but not in steam.

Came back to a very pleasant surprise. I was expecting a 6 foot
high lawn after 2 weeks of rain and sun but my very kind
neighbour mowed both back and front lawns for me in the
morning.

Today will be an avoiding the heat day.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 08:14
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Morning all, 32 deg forecasted for today and 34 tomorrow.

One should mow the higher grass in the "remote" part of one's small garden as it seems to be full of ticks. Had four already this year, detected early enough to remove them quickly. One hates ticks as they transmit encephalitis and other nasty diseases.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 08:45
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Morning folks.

Bright and sunny with more warmth predicted. Gazebo erected and paddling pool watered in preparation for keeping grandsons cool.

The south lawn requires the attention of the mower, but in this heat it will have to wait.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 11:41
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Twas my job growing up in Australia to mow the dust. Had to blow my nose several times to remove the stuff afterwards...
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 11:59
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To the Nor'ard and East of the land of Geord there appear some quite active and sparkly CuNims. Coming to somewhere near my own QTH, apparently, so a bad day for me to do the annual maintenance clamber up me wind turbine. I think I'll just leave the poxy thing alone and harvest some frames from my beehives before the girls start getting cranky with the approaching Cbs.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 13:25
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Good luck with that, Cazalet. My girls used to get very vexed when a thunderstorm was in the offing - couldn't go within 10 feet of the hive. Let us know how you get on.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 18:26
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65lbs of honey duly centrifuged and filtered, ready for decanting into jars when I retrieve my ultra-fine filter which I lent to a chum who displays and competes at the Highland Show.

The Cbs never materialised and now won't.

I've now totally run out of excuses for avoiding doing the maintenance work on that poxy wind turbine. Bugger.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 20:08
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Really REALLY bad idea!

Those thunderstorms kicked off about ten miles away just after I climbed the mast. Phuq that for a game of soldiers!
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 20:20
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WRT Wimpy circular sausages, I suggest that the skins are cut along the side in several places and when the sausage is boiled it curls into the shape.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 21:20
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G-CPTN - I had just seen the hot dog query and was about to reply in exactly the same manner as you.

Too bloody hot here, mid-90s in old money. That may be okay on the Algarve beach but not in Green Witch Borough.
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 21:51
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OK - when the latest internecine galactic warfare episode of SWMBO's family subsides and grandchildren are again allowed to visit I shall conduct an experimental presentation, to test your theory, of curly hotdogs (they are particularly partial to hotdogs) with something piled in the middle to confirm their belief that I am a polite version of Gordon Ramsey
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 21:53
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Curly Chien Chaud a la Wimpy avec fruity salsa and frits ??
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 07:24
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Morning has broken and with it a welcome coolness. Trying to
sleep last night was near impossible even with the fan going full
blast.

I spent yesterday planting up the many pots dotted around the
patio. Also put in some Ffrench pencil beans and some White
Lady runner beans that the nice lady across the fence gave me.

Watering duties now to be done and then breakfast.
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