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Old 29th Dec 2018, 05:25
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I think the thing about HCB in Australia is that both Coles and Woolies give a part of the sale to charity, that is their justification, anyway!
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 10:25
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Apparently putting mortar rounds the wrong way down the tube was a noted hazard. George M Fraser relates an incident in Quartered Safe Out Here. Didn't sound amusing.
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 17:46
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Imagine being the first Briton to cross Antarctica alone and unassisted (and only the second person to have achieved it) with the other person having finished only two days previously . . .
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 20:08
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I thought the American finished only a day earlier. I wonder of the British bloke thought "Bugger! So this is how Scott felt"?
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Old 30th Dec 2018, 18:19
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On my Monday morning walk when I noticed a small power boat on a trailer. Nothing too unusual
in these parts but then I happened to notice the boats name ..."The Wife's Pension".
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 04:56
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One's New Year's Eve champagne promises to "tease and allure", "just like a self-assured romantic character with a strong and chatty personality".
One will watch Casablanca, dvd received as a Christmas gift; and open the door at midnight to let in the New Year, and change the calendars, and listen to the fireworks and distant cheering.
Just over five hours left of this Old Year.
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 06:37
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Forecast for those attending the dropping ball in Time's Square this year is rain and no place to pee for 9 hours.
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 11:16
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I have a new 165mm circular saw blade.
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 12:52
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Took off the other day and the destination was Switzerland. That's all we knew for about an hour... The destination was below minima, pax's alternate said no, so we went somewhere else.
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 12:59
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I have a new 165mm circular saw blade.
"I've got a brand new pair of roller skates, he's got a brand new key" etc. Anyone left here that is old enough to remember the singer and a few more words, (sans Google).
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 15:05
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Red face

Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
"I've got a brand new pair of roller skates, he's got a brand new key" etc. Anyone left here that is old enough to remember the singer and a few more words, (sans Google).
Don't remember the original - unless it was Combine Harvester by The Wurzels
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 15:22
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It was originally recorded by Melanie - the Wurzels came later. Lyrics are available via Google.
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 15:23
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Melanie.
Who was kinda hot but the music was silly and a bit screechy..
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 16:00
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My chestnut purchase ratings for this year were:
Italian- 2 only out of a 3 net were bad, otherwise excellent.
Turkish- almost half were bad and ended up sent back to Tesco
Chinese- from local greengrocer. Variety very large nuts with zero flavour.

I also understand that the Spanish grow them in the south, and that their crop this year has been devastated by a chinese worm. Food for thought.
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 21:44
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On my Monday morning walk when I noticed a small power boat on a trailer. Nothing too unusual
in these parts but then I happened to notice the boats name ..."The Wife's Pension".
Driving along the Leach Highway some years ago I passed a 4WD towing a boat trailer. No boat on the trailer but a handwritten sign ... The Emperor's New Boat!

Happy New Year everyone!
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 22:49
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Wishing all of the Trabists? a wonderful and happy new year, wish we heard more from the FSL.

Health,wealth and happiness to all of you in 2019.
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 23:02
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Here you go,copied and pasted but available!!!??


I rode my bicycle past your window last night
I roller skated to your door at day light
It almost seems like you're avoiding me
I'm okay alone, but you got something I need

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them out, you see
I been looking around awhile, you got something for me
Oh, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key

I ride my bike, I roller skate, don't drive no car
Don't go too fast, but I go pretty far
For somebody who don't drive I been all round the world
Some people think I done all right for a girl

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them out, you see
I been looking around awhile, you got something for me
Oh, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key

I asked your mother if you were at home
She said "Yes" but you weren't alone
Well, sometimes I think that you're avoiding me
I'm okay alone, but you got something I need

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them out, you see
I been looking around awhile, you got something for me
Oh, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
Oh, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
Oh, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 23:31
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Happy New Year to all aboard the HM Trabbies. Special note for FSL Draper.

May 2019 be peaceful and contented for all.

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Old 1st Jan 2019, 00:38
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As the New Year's thresholds have been crossed around the world, an estimated $19.73 million has been expended in firework displays.
The climate warming figures are yet to be released but the carbon tax bills are being prepared.
In the Middle East, 695,327 noise-maker rounds were expended to threaten in the New Year but due to calendar differences and variable math skills, the figures could change.
Across the globe, world leaders have issued their New Year's word fabrications for the masses, and as usual the Queen's was the only one worth listening to.

My wish for everyone's 2019 is something that could actually be achievable in this dangerously topsy-turvy world.

Keep hydrated.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 10:04
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Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and all the good things we like to all in the New Year. May the good ship sail on.
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