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Old 6th May 2016, 08:37
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Old 6th May 2016, 16:28
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In my old airline in Australia (Ansett), the staff travel involved 12 free tickets (as many sectors as you could write on the ticket) per year. They were standby, but First Class was available, and indeed I had crayfish and other delicacies like fresh berries and ice cream, warm cognac etc etc on board
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Old 7th May 2016, 07:08
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Morning peeps,dull start here,family friend had his house burgled on friday night,they took everything including all his tools(he's a self employed electrician)very secure door they must have battered down,he lives in a busy street you would think someone would have heard summat but no.
Time was when there was always a busybody or two in every street who would have been there like a shot at any strange noise.
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Old 7th May 2016, 07:25
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Neighbourhood Witch

It all started going downhill when net curtains became unfashionable, Mr D. Your Mark IV Doris needs a set of nets to twitch if they're going to peek at the neighbours.

Quite shy, your solitary Mark IV, even though they can be deadly in a post office queue or in control of a supermarket trolley. Not a lot of people know that.
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Old 7th May 2016, 07:53
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Good morning all. A bit of a lie in this week seems to have caught up with me
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Old 7th May 2016, 08:38
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I remember we had a old schoolmarm spinster lived opposit,I had advertized a amplifier for sale a bloke had rung and said he was about five minutes away and would like to see it so I left the front door open for him,she rang Bro Draper and told him a strange bloke had just gone into Tony's house,bloke looking at the amp when Bro Draper came storming in ready to commit murder.
People like her could be a pain in the arse but in reallity they were worth their weight in gold,they missed nowt.
PS Sold he bloke the amplifier.
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Old 7th May 2016, 08:38
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Dogs and their Funny Little Ways

Fascinating to watch a dog's habits and routines. Belle is very different from her predecessor in some ways. Take grass, for instance. She has her particular bit of 'special grass' that she nibbles daintily when the fancy takes her. Out of interest, when she wasn't looking one day, I dug up the clump and moved it elsewhere in the garden, replacing it with one that was the same size and shape. She trotted up to the new one, sniffed it for a bit then went off and found 'her' grass. Looks absolutely the same to me, but what do I know? It obviously has some arcane doggy-healing properties that humans can't sense Odin used to eat whatever grass was nearest.



"Touch my special grass again and I'll rip your throat out!"

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Old 7th May 2016, 09:54
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A lovely looking hound you have there RBG.

This year's cherry blossom is rather lovely too but as usual I'll
get up one morning to find that the cherries that result will have
been gobbled by a mass of thrushes and blackbirds.
Good for them say I.

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Old 7th May 2016, 11:05
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Rather partial to the odd cherry.
Fruit in supermarkets at the moment devoid of taste. If hopefully my visa comes through will miss the English strawberries this year. Those Spanish ones are awful.
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Old 7th May 2016, 17:04
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Watching the footie. To say it is coming down in buckets at Leicester would be an understatement.
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Old 7th May 2016, 20:06
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I think I'll have a shower and then some wine.
All day in the garden.
Nothing on the telly: too narrow to balance owt.
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Old 7th May 2016, 20:51
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Friends over from UK, plan was to take them out for lunch to a historic and picturesque little town nearby, got there to discover it was the arrival point for the final stage of a four-day international bicycle race. You couldn't park within a mile of the town centre.

We booked the restaurant days ago, they might have warned us we couldn't actually get there.
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Old 7th May 2016, 21:08
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Mr Draper's story about selling an amplifier put me in mind of this cartoon and the folk who spend a fortune on a 3 foot length of "special" mains cable for their HiFi outfit, disregarding the umpteen yards of common or garden mains cable between the mains socket & the main distribution board

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Old 7th May 2016, 22:43
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Originally Posted by lasernigel View Post
Rather partial to the odd cherry.
Fruit in supermarkets at the moment devoid of taste. If hopefully my visa comes through will miss the English strawberries this year. Those Spanish ones are awful.
Oddly enough, 'erindoors bought some strawberries the other day. V. suspicious, I was: they're usually tasteless, as you say, Nigel. But how wrong could I be! We scoffed the lot. Supposed to last two days, inc guests: no chance.
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Old 8th May 2016, 06:09
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Good morning folks.
Up early as we're off to the land of the haggis.
Going by train this time which will be a nice change from driving.

Important stuff to do, as in making Mrs HF an honest woman.
We've finally got round to signing the bit of paper after 23 years of living together. Wednesday is the big day.
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Old 8th May 2016, 06:37
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Morning peeps,dullish start here,high level cloud,very fond of strawberries and cream meself,though being a simple man prefer Carnation Milk wi em,bugs me that always seems to be a layer of good berries on the top conceaing a lot of spoiled ones underneath,dunno whether tiz a fault of nature or scallywaggery on the part of the packers.
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Old 8th May 2016, 07:36
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Well Congrats handsfree. 23 years, are you sure you're not rushing into it? All the best.
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Old 8th May 2016, 08:03
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Good morning all. Sunny here. Just seem to be permanently tired at the moment.

Congrats Handsfree.
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Old 8th May 2016, 08:25
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Felicitations to HF and Mrs HF!

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Good stuff Mr Handsfree.
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