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Old 5th Jan 2018, 18:02
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One finds a well constructed toasting fork a valuable tool during the short British barbecue season.
.. "Well constructed"? ...one not very wonky toasting fork, and one quite wonky bottle opener:



One confused wife:


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Old 5th Jan 2018, 18:54
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They look great, Checkers, well done you!
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 19:12
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You do have a.....

....very smart Egg BBQ, no? You could use your very elegant fork to do your own tandoori stuff. Just a suggestion.

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Old 5th Jan 2018, 20:33
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Checkers,
Thats a fine caliper you forged there.....
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 01:46
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My grandfather was a railway signalman (at Hayfield, Derbyshire) and made toasting forks out of twisted lengths of signal wire
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 03:17
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Absolute works of art, Checkers. Slightly reminiscent of the surrealist works of Dali or Magritte.

Okay, okay, I'm leaving ...
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 03:28
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Good news about TBird Frank! May his recovery continue smoothly!
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 07:40
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Morning folks.

Surprisingly mild outside - bodes well for a day on me canal. Yesterday was non-stop rain; got pi$$ed wet through, dropped the paddle windlass in the cut so today it's a magnet job to try and get the thing back.
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 08:24
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@Checkboard. I see what the problem is, that's a set of vernier calipers, not a bottle opener.

As a tea enthusiast, last year I found the perfect solution to getting 4 cups out of a litre pot without ending up with liquid tannin. I bought what I used to call a coffee plunger, but now know to be a French Press. I know this because last week my wife broke mine, so she bought me a new one. A Bodum, no less. The broken pot was an exact copy of the Bodum.

The drill is: tea in pot, boil water, pour on to tea. After 3-4 minutes the tea cascades from the top of the water column to the bottom. Job done, tea made. Press the plunger, the tea's off the leaves and can be enjoyed at leasure.

I'll be checking out the "French Press" at bedtime
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 08:41
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You fluent then Ken?
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 09:04
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Not sure your weather will stay that way 4mastacker - it's chucking it down
here.

I'm impressed by the toasting fork Checkers. You could use it to hurry along
the pax who are slow at getting down the steps. Turnaround times down to
20 minutes should be possible with the Checkers patented Prodapax.
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 09:16
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The rain has fallen on the Costa this morning and temperature is well down.

Think I have finally got rid of the bout of gastro I've had for last three days and the sore throat. Actually have had a full breakfast this morning and coffee didn't burn throat washing down.
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 09:31
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Ah, no WillumMate. I still have my school reports. They all show 37/37 for French and 1/37 or 2/37 for English. The girl who pushed me for 1st/2nd in English was my then girlfriend. She's now my brother's wife. Life's a funny thing.
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 13:06
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Morning peeps bright subshine here despite which daylight hours seem to be very tardy in increasing as yet.
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 18:44
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Lovely day on the banks of me canal doing lumberjack impersonations - then willow, blackthorn and hawthorn saplings don't cut themselves.

Only time it rained today was when we wuz inside our depot having a convivial mug of tea, mince pies and Stilton cheese from Colston Basset dairy.

Moussakka for din-dins.
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 19:22
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One is feeling a bit sore and achey this evening after playing me first game of football in, well, a long time. '30 minutes each way, non contact and non competitive' the lying barstewards said!

Yes, one has foolishly joined an over 50s 'Old Scroats' team.

Senora Lars is convinced I have gone mad and is checking my (non-existant) life insurance policies.

Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding tonight. the
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 21:33
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Originally Posted by larssnowpharter View Post
Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding tonight. the
Oh dear. It looks like the effort was all a bit too much for Lars who appears to have expired mid-post....
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 21:58
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Indeed!

Smoke in the kitchen from the pesky Yorkshire puddings.
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 22:03
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larssnowpharter and the.

He may well have been about to start a new sentence with, the:Theopneustic

I might tuck under the duvet earlier than normal.
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Old 7th Jan 2018, 02:57
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Anyone fancy trying this new treatment in Thailand - Slasher?
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