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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 20:46
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How to survive a knife crime attack.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crim...-a3918946.html
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 04:27
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I do wish our Captain would drop in and let us know he's okay. Isn't there anyone in the UK who would be prepared to make that phone call we discussed some pages ago?
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 09:04
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Checkboard experienced yesterday what often happens to me. He thought he was going to take an airline to pick up a new aeroplane. What actually happened was that was cancelled and he had to hang around the airport...
Did Cap’n Checkers finally get to drive the shiny 321 that was delivered to Gatwick yesterday? Hope he remembered to pack his folding bicycle so he could pedal home to Luton!
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 12:18
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No he didn't. He was on standby instead.
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 22:11
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Mr Draper

I'm willing to make a phone call but I don't feel I'm the right person to do it as I am a recent interloper and lurker.

There are people on here who appear to know Mr Draper well and for some time indeed I have the impression that one or two knew him in "real life". I fear if I made the call I might tread on some toes.

However if I can be persuaded otherwise, and no one else comes forward, I'll do it.


Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
I do wish our Captain would drop in and let us know he's okay. Isn't there anyone in the UK who would be prepared to make that phone call we discussed some pages ago?
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 02:28
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Thanks, Davidsa ... that's a very kind offer. We'll see if anyone else is prepared to bite the bullet (I'd do it myself if I wasn't in Oz) but it matters not that you're a "recent interloper and lurker", it's good to have you on board.
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 10:47
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Ok, we'll wait a few days - until, say, Monday, and see if anyone else comes forward...

Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Thanks, Davidsa ... that's a very kind offer. We'll see if anyone else is prepared to bite the bullet (I'd do it myself if I wasn't in Oz) but it matters not that you're a "recent interloper and lurker", it's good to have you on board.
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 13:36
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So the Pope is in Dublin on a Saturday night ... it's going to be some party, if he can find a pub that sells Crème de Menthe by the pint ...
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 06:29
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The Things You Say (when not in full control):
My brother went into hospital on Thursday to have a hernia repaired.
Immediately after the operation, he was awake but still suffering the lingering effects of the anasthaetic, and asked the nurse of it would be OK to take a stroll. The reply was "By all means. We like to see patients mobile post op as it helps avoid DVT.
So, off he toddled outside for a fag and was joined by a rather nice lady of the Cheshire set and she asked him what he was in for.
It was only when he saw the look of horror on her face that he realised what he actually replied.
Instead of saying "Hernia operation", what came out of his mouth was "I'm in for a penis reduction operation"!
Oh dear!
(Of course, as soon as he realised what he had said, he apologised to the lady and gave the correct answer.)
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 10:52
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Scanning channels looking to see if there was anything decent to watch - came across" The MTV Music Awards.", fleetingly.
There was no music present. There was some talking loudly to drum beats, puerile choreography and garish clothing. Not a tune in the air.
Seems music has morphed into yelling and jumping up and down for the musically handicapped. I have termed it all C-Rap.
And I swear it has nothing to do with my getting older. I put a Stop Process order on that ages ago.
When later ages research music in the early 21st century - they will find big gaps.
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 12:24
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Heavy rain.

The long dog is pointedly ignoring me shaking the lead and making a fair fist at pretending to be not that much bothered about a walk. Tough, he is coming to the pub whether he likes it or not. Looks like a black pudding bribe may be needed.
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 15:58
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Next season (12) of "Big Bang" will be the last. Too bad. Found it usually funny and well done.
I am also sorry but was beginning to feel the writers had ran out of steam so in a way I am glad they have decided to end it.
BTW, "Young Sheldon" is worth a look as well.
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 08:39
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Seems music has morphed into yelling and jumping up and down for the musically handicapped.
I agree, bring back Vera Lynne, Deanna Durbin even ?
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 10:04
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The washing machine had been reprogrammed.
Adjustments are now made.
Who else is contemplating cutting the grass?
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 16:41
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I've done mine, Capn. Bribed myself with a chilled bottle of prosecco, to be opened this evening.
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 01:00
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Please tell me you're not cutting the grass with the washing machine Capn!!
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 11:46
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Apologies in advance for the aviation content, but there are some fabulous RAF photos here. My fave is the one titled 'Parallels'.
The ultimate daredevil selfie! Jet pilot's amazing photo among stunning images marking RAF centenary | Daily Mail Online
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 14:43
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Afternoon peeps,sorry for my long absence,beeb back in hospital,one has taken a vow to avoid that place as they keep removing bits of me, any way recovering slowly
and getting back on my foot so to speak, speak to you all again when my head works better.
take care
tony.
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 15:04
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Oh Tony ... so good to hear you're okay and making progress. Very good to hear also that you have taken a vow of rejection when it comes to hospitals ... if they keep chipping away at you there'll be nothing left and then where would we be? Keep relaxed and concentrate on getting fully well again and "back on your foot!"
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 17:17
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Tony,
It is good to 'hear' from you again - folks have been anxious waiting to hear from you,
Hope that you are recovering and that your return here will be soon be permanent.
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