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Old 18th Sep 2019, 07:50
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I like prawn cocktail crisps. Prefer smokey bacon flavour though.

Washing machine croaked yesterday half way through a load. Just spent twenty minutes "walking" it from the old outside loo and through the house - it's sitting in the sunshine on the pavement waiting for the metal fairies to spirit it away. Which they probably will, otherwise I'll have to put my newly built furniture dolly to the test and skate it 200yds to the dump recycling centre... New one due Saturday, praise be to Amazon.
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Old 18th Sep 2019, 09:18
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Prawn cocktail flavoured crisps? Sounds fishy to me. Maybe you should crab a few more bags before they run out, Nervous.

Spent a night in a shitty hotel in Bordeaux.
Bet you were relieved to get out of there, Checkers.
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Old 18th Sep 2019, 09:52
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Living in the UK, from time to time I have a craving for Cheese Twisties. Not the chicken ones - never them.

... and Violet Crumbles. (The wife is partial to Cherry Ripes, which I can take or leave, personally.)
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Old 18th Sep 2019, 14:41
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Prawn cocktail flavoured crisps? Sounds fishy to me. Maybe you should crab a few more bags before they run out.
Yeah he usually lobster few bags in the trolley when he can winkle them out. It'd be shellfish not to.
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Old 18th Sep 2019, 23:11
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Got home at 2330 after a pleasant and relaxing day out; old washing machine has disappeared in the 14 hours since I buggered off out. Those industrious metal fairies have saved me a laborious trip to the dump at the weekend or 20 to the council to take it away - and the thieving [email protected] er, metal fairies would take it anyway.
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 05:44
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I'd be surprised to know that you still have wheels on your wagon if you leave it outside.

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Old 19th Sep 2019, 06:29
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treadigraph - not a dump, or a recycling centre, but a Resource Recovery Park; sounds so pleasant.
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 06:41
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A friend in northern Croydon had an expensive Bosch washing machine delivered several years ago; it was 10 feet away on his drive while he sorted a bit of space to store it at the front of the garage pending a new kitchen being fitted. He turned around to see two Eastern European gentlemen with a dilapidated white van lifting it up, complete with packaging... A Geordie variation on an Anglo Saxon theme and rather violently delivered might not be instantly understood by those for whom English isn't the mother-tongue, but they got message. He said they must have pulled in right behind the delivery truck as it left.

Originally Posted by Karearea View Post
treadigraph - not a dump, or a recycling centre, but a Resource Recovery Park; sounds so pleasant.
Don't give Croydon Council grandiose ideas, they are so pleased with designating areas of the town as quarters, I believe we now have five or six.

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Old 19th Sep 2019, 07:06
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We were having a ticket desk installed in the then 'new' Liverpool Airport Terminal back in the 80s. One of my colleagues was on site to supervise etc and called me about 9.30 to say it had all been delivered correctly and the installers were on teh way and should start work shortly.

He called me back 2 minutes later to report that during our previous - and short - telephone conversation he had turned his back on the installation location (not much more than 10ft behind him) and by the time he had returned his attention the 12ft long main counter top has 'escaped' (presumably to be installed in some scouser's new kitchen !!)

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Old 19th Sep 2019, 12:27
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mmmmm Cherry Ripes.
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 23:31
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I was surprised to discover that beef-flavoured crisps are OK for vegetarians but cheese & onion flavoured crisps are non-vegetarian!
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 05:55
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This was me this morning!!! Luckily I am known at the cafe and when I went back they handed my phone back to me.



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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 07:11
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A large, do you know what I mean by large, I mean LARGE ! flock of seagulls has just flown over the hovel. As we live "some considerable distance " from the sea, and they was heading North East, do they know something we don't ?
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 07:34
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Thunderstorms supposedly around a fair swathe of Britain today; some years ago I watched a huge flock of gulls wheeling around ahead of a series of cells which passed over London, soaring the storm front I guess.

Looking at a lightning detector site, there have been some recent strikes in a line from just south of Manchester to the Carlisle area. Nothing elsewhere as yet; London is supposedly getting some but it's just damp here so far.
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 08:47
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I'm told i'm going to Lidl's this morning - not my idea
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 08:55
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Car designers often try to project a car's "personality" through the front end grilles.
Currently it seems there is an awful lot of big and ugly going around.
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 10:50
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The latest BMW grilles are a prime example. Tesla goes the other way, can't say that "no grille" is any improvement. Bring back the E Type Jag. That was a classy-looking car.
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 10:47
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there is an awful lot of big and ugly going around
In many cases that applies to the whole car, not just the radiator grilles.

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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 11:00
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I have removed tomato plants from the greenhouse.
It is not green only the produce.
No more tomatoes this year.
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 11:15
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A large, do you know what I mean by large, I mean LARGE ! flock of seagulls has just flown over the hovel. As we live "some considerable distance " from the sea, and they was heading North East, do they know something we don't ?
Possibly some serious ploughing going on north of you?
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