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Old 16th Sep 2018, 07:44
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Yesterday, one purchased two of the most humongous tuna steaks I ever seen on a whim having spotted the as I wandered through Costco (thats a 16 whim !) - Sunday late afternoon lunch will be said steaks seared in the pan with a touch of freshly ground black pepper, accompanied with pak-choi wilted in rapeseed oil and a splash of soy plus some new potatoes (tossed in butter and garlic).

One will work this morning until 1500 so Monday's desk will be 'in order' to attack the corporate challenges of Monday sharp at 0900, then retire to the pub for a couple of sherbets before returning to the kitchen (as above) - bottle of Chablis in the fridge awaits.

One is feeling very organised.


Sad to hear that Willum
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 10:47
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That's really sad, Willium. I had a similar thing happen many years ago at work when we arrived to the news that our boss had died late the previous evening. These unwelcome items of news are usually accompanied by feelings of shock and disbelief which can, at times be overwhelming. You had no time to "get ready: and there has been a major change to your life that you will find difficult to cope with. The only thing I can suggest is to just accept whatever feelings occur as a normal part of the situation and do not try to chase them away. Your friend deserves your grieving, your anger and your tears, just let them happen. It's a sad, personal loss and in time you will be able to cope with it.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 12:44
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I was born in Hastings. The one in Victoria, Australia, though.

The Bush Nursing Hospital.

Yesterday I wandered out to a food festival in Milton Keynes. Many interesting food carts to peruse. Today I went to the Woburn town farmer's market (and purchased a couple of pies, and a jet-black Charcoal Sourdough loaf) then wandered over to an Ampthill food cart festival. One van, "Bandit BBQ" themed their offerings after famous Bandits. The "Ned Kelly" was southern fried chicken and 'slaw on a bun. Now old Ned never saw a southern fried chicken in his life, I would bet. I also note that the van, although in the UK and run by British people, had no "Dick Turpin" offering...
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 13:40
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hyflymk3 Yes I`n a DFL also some 4 years now and don`t miss old smoky one bit. Took the shepherd round the alexandra park this am after his training in Sedlescombe. Love the old town of Hastings and will give Maggies a try next Weds. Some friends coming over from Bournemouth, themselves DFL`s!
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 14:20
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Today I am going on an aeroplane.
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 15:53
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Originally Posted by gemma10 View Post
hyflymk3 Yes I`n a DFL also some 4 years now and don`t miss old smoky one bit. Took the shepherd round the alexandra park this am after his training in Sedlescombe. Love the old town of Hastings and will give Maggies a try next Weds. Some friends coming over from Bournemouth, themselves DFL`s!
Be sure to book asap for Maggies, to save you the hassle their number is 01424 430205. If you can't get in there, the Crown in All Saints Street do a good lunch. Enjoy!
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 18:57
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Originally Posted by Senior Paper Monitor View Post
Yesterday, one purchased two of the most humongous tuna steaks I ever seen on a whim having spotted the as I wandered through Costco (thats a 16 whim !) - Sunday late afternoon lunch will be said steaks seared in the pan with a touch of freshly ground black pepper, accompanied with pak-choi wilted in rapeseed oil and a splash of soy plus some new potatoes (tossed in butter and garlic).

One will work this morning until 1500 so Monday's desk will be 'in order' to attack the corporate challenges of Monday sharp at 0900, then retire to the pub for a couple of sherbets before returning to the kitchen (as above) - bottle of Chablis in the fridge awaits.

One is feeling very organised.


Sad to hear that Willum

That worked

A nightcap - off to bed and an early start
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 06:19
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The crazy things we do...

A few days ago, Mme had created a thing of great beauty in the Bread Maker. When it had cooled, I took careful aim with the bread saw and carefully removed the first slice from the BOTTOM of the loaf. Naturally, it had a neat round hole in the centre where the paddle came out.

Why I asked myself, could it be that there must be a first time for everything?, is some dreadful malady affecting the few cells I have left?, could it be that not wearing specs might have contributed but, the loaf is definitely "loaf shaped" with a fine crusty top, and a smooth; flat bottom.

The reason continues to elude me and the loaf is history, but I am now carrying the weight of this conundrum around like a sack of millet.

Am I alone in my insanity?

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Old 17th Sep 2018, 13:38
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She bakes bread in a canoe????

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Old 17th Sep 2018, 15:48
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Oh dear, what a shame....... Not

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Old 18th Sep 2018, 07:57
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Nostalgia rules!
Watching last night's episode of "Reported Missing" on BBC1, I was hit by the opening scene, showing a small village (Thornton Hough) on the Wirral. This turned out to be a tad unfortunate for my son, who was also watching with me. "Bloody hell son! That was my primary school and there is the village green where we had our school sports as we had no playing field". Soon to be followed by "Gordon Bennett son! This lady was travelling toward Neston, where I grew up". It turned out this poor lady, who was the missing person subject of the programme, was heading toward her GP. Cue more outbursts: "Bloody hell son! That was the clinic my mum used to take me to as a baby, where I was issued with Ostermilk, concentrated orange juice and bloody cod liver oil"! Quickly followed by "And if you look over the ear of the copper now speaking, that was the house I grew up in". And so it went, hurtling down Nostalgia Lane for the duration of the programme. Kudos to my son though, he sat and watched the whole thing and never once complained about the repeated outbursts from Dad!
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 19:02
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I was issued with Ostermilk, concentrated orange juice and bloody cod liver
Wot?..No Lucozade?

(Lucozade now made by Suntory)
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 19:19
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I don't remember the name of the dried milk powder, other than it was labelled 'National Dried Milk', though later the name Cow and Gate seems to have crept in . . .
I loved the concentrated orange juice and hated the cod-liver oil.

I have vivid memories of travelling in the Tan-Sad pushchair (the acquiring of which involved a sleight of hand using the birth certificate of my older cousin before I was born). Apparently my heavily pregnant mother produced the birth certificate and nothing was said . . .
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 01:20
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You had a push chair: Apart from being born in a helicopter. I wonder what was the most unusual first transport?
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 02:58
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I wonder what was the most unusual first transport?
"Matchless" Motorbike and sidecar.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 04:20
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Well on today's date, ( 19th September ) in 1893 NZ made a decision that has caused chaos around the world
for 125 years. Indeed it commenced the end of civilisation as it was known in those days.













Wiminz were allowed to vote
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 07:03
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World leaders, Nervous! It took Australia another nine years to follow suit and there are STILL some countries where women are prevented from voting! Saudi Arabia, dragging its heels in the sand, finally acknowledged that women too should vote ... albeit only three years ago but better late than never. The one remaining place where women are prevented by law from voting is ... oh, surprise, surprise ... Vatican City.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 08:41
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The one remaining place where women are prevented by law from voting is ... oh, surprise, surprise ... Vatican City
Yeah, they might actually do something about the voting child abusers.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 12:42
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My first mode of transport was the railway train. From Cape Town to our home in Paradise Road, Simon's Town. Mum and Dad walked to the station from the Peninsula Maternity Hospital to the station, not very far away, with Dad doing the carrying. Or so our Mam told me.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 14:39
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I once flew a boy who had a bad case of yaws to Jessleton, now Kota Kinabalu, hospital from a longhouse near the Indonesian border. His uncle accompanied him and there was no problem with my helicopter because they were used to hitching rides to Pensiangan to flog their chickens, monkeys, etc.

On arrival at the airport the arranged ambulance was awaiting us. They disembarked and then flatly refused to get in the ambulance. The reason was simple; it didn't have a rotor on top. The ambulance crew didn't speak Murat and they didn't understand any other lingo. Eventually I had to go across and assure them with sign language that the ambulance was OK and they could get into it. Because I had flown them in they believed me and off they went.

About three weeks later they were flown to the airstrip where we operated and they walked about eighty miles down river to get home.
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