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Old 21st Apr 2018, 18:01
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Whoever / whatever is selecting the 'items of interest' available on eBay and then emailing them to me couldn't be further from my interest - as I discount every one of their suggestions.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 06:21
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Don't worry Redders, she's never remembered mine.
Children at school, post delivered mid-morning including one to youngest son, around 11 if I recall, from Buckingham Palace !

Wot have you done ? We said, when he came home from school

Oh ! I just wrote to Prince Charles and said that his birthday and mine are on the same day, and wished him a Happy Birthday, he explained.

The Royal letter, from an equerry of course, said that his Royal Highness wished him a Happy Birthday too.

Nice, I think he still has it, framed somewhere.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 07:34
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A promising start. Sunny, 15C and CAVOK.

I wish you a very transient lurgy Avitrician. Nasty stuff if it gets a hold.

I was surprised to see that today is Sunday when I looked at the calendar
this morning. Thought we were mid-week. Definitely losing my grip on reality.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 07:53
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Get well soon, Avtrician.

A cracker late-autumn day here, clear blue skies and sunshine; one has been visiting out in the countryside and the moo-cows are being fed silage, or haylage or baleage or something similar, very redolent and reminiscent of vieux fromage, and I think the odour in the air has clung to one somewhat

It cooled down very rapidly towards sunset, may be a frost tonight.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 08:34
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Morning folks.

The boys wore themselves out yesterday charging around the garden and spending hours giving the trampoline a hammering. Once they were in bed, eyelids dropped faster than a lead ballon and silence reigned.

Come 6 o'clock this morning ..."NAAANNNNYYY"!!

Anyway, bright and sunny outside, paths still wet after an overnight shower. Predicted thunderstorms didn't happen.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 08:40
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Same here 4mastacker. The threatened Apocalypse manifested itself as a few drops of rain.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 08:42
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On the way home from Reims and parked up late last night close to the Ancre British Cemetery. Just had a thoughtful stroll through the beautifully kept grounds where over 400 sailors of the Royal Naval Division are buried, killed in almost the last action of the Somme battle. Mind you, they weren't too keen on their CO one Maj Gen C Shute, as A P Herbert (later an MP) documented:

The General inspecting the trenches
Exclaimed with a horrified shout
"I refuse to command a division
Which leaves its excreta about".

But nobody took any notice
No one was prepared to refute,
That the presence of shit was congenial
Compared to the presence of Shute.

And certain responsible critics
Made haste to reply to his words
Observing that his staff advisors
Consisted entirely of turds.

For shit may be shot at odd corners
And paper supplied there to suit,
But a shit would be shot without mourners
If somebody shot that shit Shute.

Breakfast, then off to catch the ferry.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 09:07
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Had the mother of all thunderstorms last night, here in Herts. I was well tucked up under the duvet!
Rather fresh this morning but at least the sun’s out.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 09:13
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One is recovering rapidly, and its time to pop down the road for

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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 18:36
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The new hound, let's call her 'Tee', had her first sight of the sea today. She walked up to it, sniffed it, dipped a paw in and leaped in. Those Labrador genes were working overtime as she retrieved ball after ball from the waves coming out of the water with a doggy grin on her face as she shook the water off next to the sproglettes thus soaking them.
Great fish and chips on the way home.
Now raining with a rumble of thunder but what a lovely day 😀
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 21:23
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Some say if you have worn bills in your wallet you tend to spend more quickly.
Sub-conscious reaction to the dirt associated with so many other hands handling the bills before you. You tend to spend less quickly if you have all crisp new bills in there.

They also say that to spend less at the market, buy toilet paper first. Sub-consciously you're a little disgusted and buy less food.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 00:10
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I tend to go to the super-market after lunch as not to have appetite to buy a lot of food.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 03:27
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Originally Posted by Rwy in Sight View Post
I tend to go to the super-market after lunch as not to have appetite to buy a lot of food.
That is a guaranteed one of two ways to save on groceries. The other is using a list.

But speaking of grocery lists, a new ( to me anyhow) development here recently has been on-line grocery shopping which results in pulling into a designated part of the parking lot and having your groceries placed in the car minutes later and on your way.

The establishment also 'remembers' what you have ordered in the past and prompts to be sure you don't forget something you need. If there is any additional cost to this service, which can save an hour or more of wandering up and down 28 aisles of merchandise and then waiting to have it checked out --- I have not noticed it.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 05:41
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Our local supermarkets do an on-line shopping service and while they do have a pick-up function they also do deliveries. If your order will cost over a certain amount, (about $160) and if you choose a "wide" delivery window, (say, 12.00 - 22.00) then delivery is free.

It's a fairly simple matter to get organised to do the on-line shopping every couple of weeks and just fill in with bread and milk as needed. On your chosen delivery day you will get an email specifying the actual time of delivery and I have never yet known a driver to be late! Thumbs up to a great service!
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 07:08
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+8C, 10km or more vis and scattered cloud.

Today has been designated a paperwork and admin day.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 07:09
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The BIG problem with home delivery is that most of the stuff you order has short sell by or use by dates. That is because the 'shopper' takes everything off the front of the shelf.

A weeks shopping delivered on a Monday is no good if half of it expires on Wednesday.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 07:54
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A rare day off.

Just been informed that it is a recycling day whatever that means. I fear that it means that a visit to the pub may have to be delayed in favour of a trip to the local tip.

Today is St George's Day.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 08:02
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Just been informed that it is a recycling day whatever that means. Today is St George's Day.
yeah, that one got recycled from last year, too...
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 11:19
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I tend to go to the super-market after lunch as not to have appetite to buy a lot of food.
A better lunch could fix that.


I have a list in my head, fresh loaf, staples, anything decent on sale?, what looks good today? and how fast can I do this?
But not in foreign supermarkets. They are usually full of new stuff, sad copies and can be fun.
Did you know Mountain Dew tastes quite different in Mexico. It's the cane sugar.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 15:56
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Both sproglettes are keen footballers training once a week and normally playing one or two matches for either club or school. Senora Lars has little or no interest but still supports them.

On Saturday, sproglette junior, now 10 but always the smallest player on the pitch, had a great game. After the game, the coaches told Senora Lars, 'She was a little Messi today'.

Cue Senora Lars getting really upset and telling the coaches that she always makes sure the girls' are well turned out.

Words of explanation and much mirth followed 😀
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