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Old 8th Oct 2017, 16:31
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Five pounds for a keyboard; to connect to my laptop.
The problems arose: oiling the mechanism and attaching the three pin plug.

We Ppruners should perfect a means of taking a computer's redundant heat and using it to warm our beds.
Must go: the tea mug is empty.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 17:54
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Ahoy peeps,late again, rearranging stuff this morning two lots of visitors this afternoon.
We used old ginger beer bottles for hot water bottles in the olden days.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 18:18
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Bugger. That's cost me 13.95.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 22:54
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I always said information came at a price and now we know the cost: thirteen ninety five.
Bed socks might be cheaper.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 04:53
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We used old ginger beer bottles for hot water bottles in the olden days.
Still have a cylindrical, porcelain "bottle", beige colour, large twist grip stopper in the middle of the side, i.e. fill it in the horizontal position not vertical, that was once used as a hot water bottle, now makes a useful doorstop.

( Never throw anything away - but where will I live soon, viz ... I'm sure you've seen those Hoarders TV programmes )
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 06:55
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Another day, another week.
Still dark but the weather thingy on my computer tells me that it is cloudy
and set to remain so. 12C.

On this day in 1962 Uganda proclaimed its independence from Britain.
In 1971 "His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor
Idi Amin
Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes
of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and
Uganda in Particular" took power.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 08:48
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Another Monday and washing machine event.
Do top loaders vibrate less?
Soundproofing might help or a larger cupboard.

Lady G is making tea.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 10:01
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Everyone laughed at Amin but the buffoonery hid a genocidal despot.

Not a funny man at all.

Top loaders vibrate less but are crappier at washing.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 10:28
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Originally Posted by ExSp33db1rd View Post
Still have a cylindrical, porcelain "bottle", beige colour, large twist grip stopper in the middle of the side, i.e. fill it in the horizontal position not vertical, that was once used as a hot water bottle, now makes a useful doorstop.
My uncle converted one of the old-fashioned metal biscuit tins into a bed-warmer by cutting a small hole in the base and inserting a 100 watt bulb.
My gran warmed the bed using a house brick, heated in the coal-fired oven and then wrapped in a piece of old blanket.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 13:04
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Word of the day....

Vegan

Comes from the Ancient Cromagnon for Crappy Hunter
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 13:25
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I have this bossy new Apple Watch III. Every hour it makes me stand up and walk about a bit. I've taken to walking about a lot to reach my "Exercise Target". Who would have thought a simple watch could replace RAF Physical Training Instructor Corporal Jones?
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 14:09
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Film of various roads in London in 1952, can you recognise all those old models of cars & lorries?

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Old 9th Oct 2017, 15:05
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Indeed - my era of when I would recognise almost every make and model.

From the time when you could park anywhere and everywhere.

I try to keep up today, but there are significant areas of confusion with current vehicles.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 17:04
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 20:09
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They are all designed in the same wind tunnel.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 22:41
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Who would have thought a simple watch could replace RAF Physical Training Instructor Corporal Jones?
You should try the combination of an apple watch and a bossy (concerned) wife! :o
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 23:25
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........can you recognise all those old models of cars & lorries?.......
Some of them, Morris Minors, Ford Prefects, Austin A-35's etc. !! Nice.
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 05:06
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Originally Posted by ExSp33db1rd View Post
Some of them, Morris Minors, Ford Prefects, Austin A-35's etc. !! Nice.
I wish that someone would start up an A35 or an A40 production line. Simple mechanics, easily fixed by a simple mechanic like me, spares easily available and reasonably priced.
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 06:44
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Today (1877) is the birthday of William Morris, the motoring pioneer and
English car manufacturer.
It is also the birthday of the Tyne Bridge. Opened this day in 1928 by
King George V.

Broken cloud about at 2000' but the vis is good. It's been remarkably warm
throughout the night, 13C at present.
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 08:10
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Thanks for the link to that lovely video, ricardian.
Recognised the Austins, Morris, Vauxhall, many others. They're the cars I grew up with.
Also noticed the man with the wheeled bin and broom, keeping the pavement clean; and so many pillar-boxes.
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