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Old 1st Jan 2019, 11:03
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And may I add my good wishes for the New Year to those of hiflymk3!
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 11:17
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All the very best prospects for the New Year, amid peace and joy, family and friends, good nourishment and happiness.

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Old 1st Jan 2019, 15:11
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I'm feeling quite upbeat, despite advancing years. I can remember 2018 as if it was only yesterday. Haven't lost it yet.
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 10:45
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Now here's something you don't see every day ...

Where the "F"?
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 12:43
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On New Year;s Eve I completed my final health walk of the year 2018. A grand total of 1040 kilometers in 168 hours spread over the whole year. Oddly, it doesn't seem like that long, but it's all in 30 minute bursts so one doesn't notice..
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 05:56
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Matpakke Lunches
The most typical filling is sliced cheese, especially a brown, sweaty type made from cream and goat’s milk, known as ‘brunost’. It has an unusually low melting point, so it perspires at room temperature – and it’s also highly flammable (the cheese made global headlines back in 2013 when a lorryload caught fire and burned for five days).
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 10:04
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Belated Happy New Year to all Trabbists...!
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 12:40
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Doing the semi-global Winter tour of the sprogs and sproglets

Out and about fetching and carrying this morning and it's -15, copious tea required on our RTB.

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Old 5th Jan 2019, 08:02
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Come on folks, we're nearly relegated to page 2.

Haven't decided what I'm going to do today.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 11:08
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Had a text message on Friday,saying that my neice had just given birth.Speaking on the 'phone last night,my Mother asked if I had sent a congratulatory card? Thing is,my neice has just turned 16,is still at school (or should be,but has 'bunked off' for the last 2 years} has no home of her own,no job,no qualifications,and no prospect of being able to provide for the child f0r years.(the father is equally feckless,and even younger).I don't feel able to send a card in these circumstances.Am I being mean ?
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 11:57
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This event might be the making (or breaking) of the young lady.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 12:07
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It depends on the relationship you've had with your niece. If you've had little to do with her then NO, you are not being mean. On the other hand, if you had a close relationship with her a card with a bit of good uncles advice in it wouldn't harm. I found my aunts and uncles were good mentors.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 12:39
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hiflymk3,

I appreciate your comments.I've always had a good relationship,given Birthday & Christmas presnts etc,and taken her on the odd outing to London,but I feel it is too late for avuncular advice.Her mother and older sister gave her good advice while there was still an opportunity to 'put matters right',but I only learned of the situation when it was a 'fait accompli'.By sending a card,I feel that I would be endorsing reckless and irresponsible behaviour.I still intend to maintain a good relationship however.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 12:47
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You're right, congratulations isn't the best sentiment on this occasion.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 12:58
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Children having children is one of the saddest things. Once a girl finds herself pregnant she is faced with only three choices ... keep, abort or offer for adoption. There are no other options and each one of those three choices carries its own specific consequences ... consequences that last for the rest of that girl's life. Having to make such a choice when one is still a child oneself is horrific. I feel that sending a congratulatory card is not quite the right thing. Congratulating her for what? Putting herself in such a position at such a young age? Hard line on my part? Not really ... what I feel for children like your niece, ex82watcher, is actually a deep sadness.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 17:20
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Perhaps a "Welcome to the world little bub" card would be appropriate? Afterall, the infant is the innocent one here. If you've historically sent cards for birthdays etc, then I think a simple gesture would be sensible.

Alarm set for 3am....
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 21:22
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Thought it time to be really boring and totally pointless so...

UP we go!
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 12:31
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I have to retire shortly. The problem is, I don't know when. I have to carry on as if nothing has happened until such time as I receive my redundancy notice. I think perhaps those who were denied access to the building on Friday morning were the lucky ones.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 14:15
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
I have to retire shortly.
I have to carry on as if nothing has happened until such time as I receive my redundancy notice.
I presume that the former is as a result of the latter?

Monarch Aircraft Engineering falls into administration.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 10:11
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Blacksheep - just possible, being senior and close to retirement, you will be required by the liquidator to help dispose of the assets, either as a whole company or in bits, the liquidators will need technical expertise so you may be 'it', or a part of 'it'? Possibly even last you through to retirement?
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