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Old 15th Jun 2018, 09:02
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Ooooooh ... someone said "fish." I haddock good idea that might happen but I know my plaice so I'll clam up. I'll kipper couple of good fish puns in reserve though ...
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 09:14
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^ Well! I must admit I'm left floundering...
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 10:18
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Yeah, salmon said you might have a problem, Karearea ... that could be a bit orcaward so perhaps we should de-bait the issue.
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 11:43
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Not sure where that 'other place' is. Surely not the House of Lords?
Congratulations to Mr Fair on his arrival in the Land of Grandfatherhood.
Senora Lars announced yesterday that she had drawn Germany at her work World Cup sweepstake. "Is that any good?", she asks.
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 12:45
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Achilles, the deaf psychic cat, fancies their chances, Lars.

PS. Many congrats on grandfatherhood, Mr Fairr!
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 14:10
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Well, doesn't look like he will be coming back from this one ...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44494734
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 22:01
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What a day. Any way. It's all over for 5 days.
Congrats JF
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 09:58
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Mornin' all. Anyone at home?
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 12:55
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I'm at home until 5pm. Then I'm off to work through the night.
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 13:20
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I'm at home, dodging the showers. The derelict plot next door (long story but empty house, built without planning permission) now has two lovely ponies on it. Have just been out to give them a couple of carrots. Checked with their owner first. Beautiful animals - one a pretty Welsh mare and one a cute little highland pony.
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 14:48
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A lady friend has a handicapped teenage daughter with problems standing. Friend asked me to make a standing desk so daughter can get some "exercise" while doing her homework. This is it. Friend of friend visited and said "I'd like one of those", so I've made a second. FOF was ecstatic when she came to collect it. "Jumping happy" as my wife puts it. I enjoy this kind of work , I've made a few squid , and everyone's happy Goody.
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 15:37
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I'm at home, dodging the showers.
They told me the English were like that when I was back in Australia!
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 15:55
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Brings back memories of the witty banter in St Cat's (UWA), Checkers!
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 19:41
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Originally Posted by Yamagata ken View Post
This is it. .
Excellent!
Well done!
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 22:00
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
There are some really wonderful pieces of music, many of which I have known and enjoyed since I was a young man (and some date back to my schooldays).
There are far too many to incorporate into my funeral- so I am enjoying listening to them (and enjoying recalling the memories that each brings back).
Currently listening to Mozart's 'Hoot and Flarp'.
Just listened to '
' - I had forgotten that that was one of my (boy soprano) solos.
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Old 17th Jun 2018, 17:50
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Not a good day. Spent four hours trying to open flat door from the inside. Mortice lock has called it a day. Locksmith en-route. To make it worse, a new mortice lock is sat in the car waiting for me to fit it.

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Old 18th Jun 2018, 02:13
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Now that's funny.
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 05:13
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Well, good way to get the alternate fire exit methods reviewed.
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 07:41
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Are you out now, Willium, or do you want us to slide some pizzas under the door?
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 09:22
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On the subject of classical music, it's amazing how many pieces can be identified by hearing the first two notes.
Also, the background harmonies are sometimes 'music' in themselves - for example, Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba has a simple descending (then, later, ascending) series of chords from the cellos:-

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