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Old 29th Sep 2017, 08:23
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An hour and a half late last night telling ASDA that my delivery pass (annual payment for delivery service) was valid yesterday, but not today - but would not let me 'buy' a new one because the old hadn't expired so it would only let me tick the box to auto renew and it was adding a delivery charge to the two orders for delivery today.

An hour later (c 9.30 pm - when I am up to my armpits in in thyme, lemon zest and pork chops for a much delayed dinner) some fool phones up to tell me that the problem is that my 'delivery pass' runs out tonight - no shit Sherlock !

This morning, my very explicit instructions last night to cancel the whole lot have been ignored and two orders (with delivery charges - 4 each) are 'being picked' and they have renewed the delivery pass (55 - nearly twice last year's cost).

Friday evening drinks may start very early !!

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Old 29th Sep 2017, 08:32
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Its a pleasant Friday in W-Oz, hope the weekend stays good.

Nice to see the Admiral back on deck, maybe the ship will sail in a straight line now..
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Old 29th Sep 2017, 11:40
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A somewhat different sea voyage for you to view Mr Draper whilst relaxing in front of your super-computer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHrCI9eSJGQ
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Old 29th Sep 2017, 11:53
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A'rternoon folks.

Gloomy today.

Bit late signing in but one has been to the car doctor cos the lectric windows appeared to have developed a mind of their own; opening without me pressing a button.

Problem now solved TF, otherwise one would have been limited on where I could park the car.
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Old 29th Sep 2017, 12:03
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Old 29th Sep 2017, 12:14
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Meanwhile in Mumbai.

Mumbai railway station stampede kills 22 amid heavy rain.
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Old 30th Sep 2017, 06:22
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Saturday and there was me thinking it was Monday until I looked
at the calendar. There would have been a lot of upset people if
the weekend has passed by without saying hello.

Lots of cloud cover at present but the forecast is for a bit of a
mixed day; some sunny periods but rain showers added to the
mix.

Today marks the death in 1772 of James Brindley, British canal
builder and eminent engineer of the 18th century. Brindley was
the engineer behind the building of the Trent and Mersey Canal
and others such as the Birmingham Canal which opened 9 days
before his death.
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Old 30th Sep 2017, 06:49
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Morning folks.

A bit overcast hereabouts so one shall take me waterproofs when I venture forth.

One is getting ready to do a bit of work on me canal which was built by one of Brindley's successors - William Jessop. Clever fellas them canal builders.
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Old 30th Sep 2017, 06:58
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Fabulous video, ricardian - thanks!
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Old 30th Sep 2017, 09:58
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Morning peeps,seems colder today,yer good stuff chaps though those box boats are ugly buggers.
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Old 30th Sep 2017, 13:51
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Have you ever been in seas like that, Captain Draper?
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Old 30th Sep 2017, 13:59
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Flat as babies bum most of the time,i was on ships that still collected rainwater on a long passage.
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Old 30th Sep 2017, 20:29
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Phew. Tech quiz done. LCOT next month.
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Old 30th Sep 2017, 21:57
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Originally Posted by Karearea View Post
"the sun pulls away from the shore and our boat sinks slowly in the west" here just now, so enjoy the dawn Over There soon
As a kid I thought that record was easily the funniest thing I had ever heard, ever.

Decades later, the City Slickers can STILL make me smile!!

{Spelled backwards is ULUL}.
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Old 1st Oct 2017, 06:10
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Morning all.
'Tis raining and overcast but warm, 13C.

Waiting for my nose to stop bleeding and then I shall have
breakfast.
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Old 1st Oct 2017, 06:17
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Likewise to the south, not the nose bit, the weather. Work again today.

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Old 1st Oct 2017, 08:07
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Morning peepe chucking it down here prevented my bool to the park,not a lot else to report.
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Old 1st Oct 2017, 08:09
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Morning folks.

Chucking it down here as well; a day for staying indoors.

Yer need to trim yer fingernails HF.
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Old 1st Oct 2017, 09:23
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New box of Manx kippers delivered on friday, distributed around the occupants on the local pub (Mr popular or what !) with 4 retained my month's Sunday breakfasts.

No 1 of 4 to be consumed shortly (fresh crusty bread today rather than the normal wholewheat approach, plain straightforward grilled kipper with plenty of black pepper and a pint glass of cold orange juice (with bits) .. perfect

... and then a day on Excel until 4 when I shall head to the pub !
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Old 1st Oct 2017, 09:31
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That explains the fragrance:
Each kipper eaten at a seven day interval!

To do: tidying up, shredding paper.
Tea drinking.
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