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Old 13th Jul 2018, 09:07
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The was a pub called The Ship Inn in N Yorkshire that had a compass set into the bar counter top.

It showed the drunks the way home

The pub is still visible on Giggle Earth, dunno if the compass is still there. Been about 60 years since I was in there.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 14:21
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Thank you Nervous, sixty years of self doubt laid to rest.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 00:36
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I used to really enjoy Nutella but gradually stopped and after reading the quoted article I am very pleased that I did give it up a while ago.

In a 400g jar of the chocolate spread it contains over 227g of sugar.

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/lifestyle/...krp?li=BBqdg4K
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 12:11
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Work takes me to RAF Fairford tomorrow to pick up some manner of electronic wizardy gubbins and return it to it's owners. Think I will go down early and watch the last knockings of the Tattoo. Have to stay overnight so any tips on nearby beer and cheese establishments are welcome.

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Old 14th Jul 2018, 14:27
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Today I have been mainly eating strawberries.
Yesterday morning, I was tempted by a very large display of strawberries as I entered the local COOP - which were delicious.
When I returned for a second punnet, there were none to be had!
This morning I bought two punnets, though first sampling revealed them to slightly less delicious than the previous supply, so when I was in the nearby town I was tempted by the offer in Ic*l*nd, then saw more in the market at half the price (well, same price but double the quantity), so I ended up with five 400 gramme punnets.
4 down - one to go . . .
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 22:04
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Supply run done. Sort of summery out there. About time.
Endured two stupid shop staff, both in the wrong kind of employment. Seems asking for a pint bottle of any decent brandy is a request in a lost language.

Starbucks is to phase out plastic straws by 2020.
Such an efficient supply chain it only takes them two years to do it.
Vancouver will ban them by Fall 2019. (14-16 months).
De-criminalization of the possession of a plant here - oh...only 80 years or so. You know, to remove a law.
Technology and civilization's accumulated historical knowledge have made things so speedy these days.

Also decided SUVs are essentially London Cabs with four wheel drive and beefed up suspensions.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 22:11
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Talking of fruit, six cherry trees and for the umpteenth year the birds have had the lot. I ought to net the trees, but I let them grow to full height and I'm loth to hack them back. Looks like I'll be off to Lidl tomorrow to get my fix.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 22:29
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A house where I once lived near the airport had two mature cherries in the backyard.
We had a group harvest one day and I weighed it out of curiosity.
146 lbs.
Mostly given away to cherry pies all over.
And the birds were always allowed their share.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 23:29
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I dream of cherry pies...... (Sigh)
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 09:53
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Talking of fruit, six cherry trees and for the umpteenth year the birds have had the lot.
Are you sure they're not wasps.
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 10:24
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Are you sure they're not wasps.
I fond there is a distinct difference in taste between cherries and wasps.
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 10:45
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I had two cherry trees, netted and just ripening. I went away for the weekend and when I came back a hoard of wasps was just finishing them off leaving only the stones hanging from the stalks.
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 12:37
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On exercise in Germany, many years ago, we were camped out in a cherry orchard, adjacent to the airfield. They were just in their prime and the owner, who was probably getting compensated, said to help ourselves. We did and boy did we suffer. We couldn’t dig new latrines quick enough.
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 20:54
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and the best vanilla ice cream you can find.
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 21:53
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Are you sure they're not wasps?
I thinks it's probably birds, aided and abetted by squirrels, going by the amount of baby cherry trees that spring up all around the garden. No sign of the stones on stalks you describe. I have quite a few wasp traps around the garden as well. Perhaps I'll prune a couple of the trees this autumn and get some netting up next year...…….
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Old 16th Jul 2018, 00:35
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Removing plastic straws ? Why not just stop giving them out, regardless of what they're made of, who needs a straw anyway, didn't Mummy teach you how to drink out of a glass ?
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Old 17th Jul 2018, 21:32
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My oh my. What are you doing so close to the bottom of the page? Step lively, shipmates! This vessel could do with a bit of sprucing up. Where's the stowaway? He knows where all the stuff is.
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 05:14
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Yes we haven't seen our stowaway for a while, RbG ... I hope he didn't fall overboard! We can't have too many more go missing or The Captain will have words to say when he gets back. May even start laying about with the cat!!
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 08:11
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Fish oil for a healthy heart 'nonsense'
That will disappoint a lot of people who have spent years shovelling the stuff down their throats!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44845879
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Old 19th Jul 2018, 07:49
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Woken this morning at 4am by the police helicopter hovering overhead. Quickly went through a list of my recent misdemeanours before realising that putting out my rubbish the night before a morning collection probably wasn't it. Dog thought that barking loudly would scare it off. Ah well, it's a beautiful morning, and quiet after they left.
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