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Old 9th Dec 2019, 07:01
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Think it was about King Tutt and the Wars of the Roses. Don't know what all the fuss about global warming is about, the north of England looked hot and sandy then. Good programme, I learnt a lot.
Thus proving my point ! As far as one is aware, King Tutt wasn't involved in the War of the Roses....just civilised society on the West of the Pennines and that lot of barbaric heathens ( Newcastle and Geordies excluded of course ) on the other.....who lost ! ( just saying )

And..... the North West still has sandy bits....such as Southport beach and, erm, Lytham St Annes.....well ok, maybe not quite as warm, cough !, but, we've still got the sand !
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 13:29
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I'm here, JSP ... been somewhat sidetracked over the weekend. One shall take oneself off to the norty corner and do suitable penance. This will not involve the plank-walking or keelhauling of earlier mention! Been musing somewhat on the insistence of wishing people :"Happy holidays" rather than the traditional "Happy (or merry) Christmas" and wondering how people who use that phrase reconcile themselves to sending Christmas cards, eating Christmas dinner and Christmas pudding, putting up Christmas trees and Christmas decorations and having a Christmas Eve followed by a Christmas Day. Holiday cards, holiday dinner, holiday pudding, holiday trees, holiday decorations, holiday eve and holiday day just don't seem the same somehow. I'm not all that keen on the whole Christmas thing I must admit ... but that "happy holiday" phrase gets on my t!ts as they say.
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 18:50
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"Enjoy the rest of the day" is what is now getting on my t!ts. Well no I won`t enjoy it, I`ve got nothing to be cheerful about this year. My wife is now in a home with chronic Alzeimers, and she barely knows me, but when I take the Shepherd in to see her she even remembers his name.
I have had to give up my Sunday job, as my Dupuytrens Contracture has worsened over the last six months, and my keyboard skills have taken a nose dive as a result. However there is some comfort as it will be operated on in the new year.
All in all Christmas is cancelled this year. Even relatives who said they would help out with some respite for me all came to nothing, so no Christmas cards either.
Still, l have my sanity and sense of humour.
Don`t know whether to post this or not.....
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 21:14
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I would have posted if I had half these issues. However, my complaints now sound a bit paltry so I'll gracefully withdraw. If it's any consolation, I have instigated a parish meeting tomorrow for which no doubt I'll have to show some leadership skills and, even less hopefully, some stirring words.
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Old 10th Dec 2019, 06:42
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We don't have any of the critters here in Oz, and we certainly don't dress like that at Xmas time, being 36 degrees C, but today I bought a very nice stuffed toy. A moose, dressed in Lumberjack gear and looking very Christmassy.

I will have to call him Chris Moose. I will add him to the list of moose items we bought in Canada last year, Bruce the Moose, a set of pajamoose, and a shirt saying "I moose have a beer".
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Old 10th Dec 2019, 13:49
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...but that "happy holiday" phrase gets on my t!ts as they say.
OK Bluey - Make it Happy Géohol then.
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Old 10th Dec 2019, 18:53
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Hi Bluey, likewise hate some of the newer phrases which are I assume to sound more trendy than the original one they replace. My personal hate one is "Going forward" and I'm just about getting over after years and years of gnashing teeth when I hear and see it demonstrated..........instead of saying Quote the speaker puts his arms up high and waggles the first two fingers on each hand and says in inverted commas.....Aaaaarghhhhhh
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Old 10th Dec 2019, 20:13
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The newest word is "Boss"*. In adverts it's, "...like a boss". or "Boss it like..." Aaargh!
*JPS, apologies for the inverted commas.

A promised squall line is hitting us at the moment. The roof tiles are rattling and I can here wheelie bins scampering about.
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Old 11th Dec 2019, 09:13
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Here ya go, Ascend Charlie ... a chocolate moose to go with your collection.



We're going to be in for it over the next few days here in the west of Oz. 40+ revolting degrees C. every day. That dull, whining sound you hear will be me. Sigh.
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Old 11th Dec 2019, 09:27
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You have to feel sorry for the poor frog really.....travelling half way round the world only to end up in Northampton ! ( for overseas readers, said town is unlikely ever to be overloaded with tourists due to the attractions on offer ).....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-50734441
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Old 11th Dec 2019, 13:24
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They don't know what kind of frog it is. They need to call in David Attenbrough
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Old 11th Dec 2019, 14:19
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Home for a few weeks. Time to let the jet lag settle.
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Old 11th Dec 2019, 23:49
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Oh goodie a certain company has just started its Boxing Day Sale because they say that It's "too good to wait": ugh:
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 11:14
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Don`t know whether to post this or not....
Glad you did... I find the relentlessness of the ever-longer Christmas buildup nauseating and while there is a focus on homelessness at Christmas, other circumstances are often overlooked. Having spent three Christmases on my own with an increasingly fragile mother, I really began to resent the whole bloody charade more than ever. Two years ago I stayed with my sister and we spent part of Christmas day serving lunch to people who i thought would be down and outs. Nope, they were mostly elderly or "care in the community" people some of whom had been left on their own by family who couldn't be arsed to look after their mum, aunt or whoever... excellent organisation by the local Rotarians with goodies donations from Sainsburys, tesco, waitrose, et al and deliciously cooked by local hotel and takeaway staff. Sorry, bit of a rant...
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 11:32
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70% of the shoes sold in the US are made in China.
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 12:50
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Since mooses have been mentioned........one kindly wishes to provide this musical offering......free !

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Old 12th Dec 2019, 14:40
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I think that was a very kind thing to do, treadigraph. Some of our bigger stores here have a Christmas tree with labels that have first names and a description on them. The idea is that you detach a label from the tree, buy a suitable gift , wrap it, attach the label you took then put the gift in a collection box under the tree. I've always noticed that people seem to go for the "Amy age 10" or "William age 3" type of thing while the "Granddad age 70" and "Sarah age 32" are largely ignored. I would deliberately choose one of the "less popular" labels and challenge myself to find a suitable gift for "Granddad age 70" and I'd always include a little personal note wishing them well and hoping things would improve for them.
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 17:49
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Just opened a bottle of champagne, and had it foam all over myself. I now smell like champagne - I think I have become a few points more attractive to my wife.
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 17:58
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Just opened a bottle of champagne, and had it foam all over myself. I now smell like champagne - I think I have become a few points more attractive to my wife.
Better keep the cockpit door locked until the pax have all gone otherwise you’ll be on the front page of the Mail tomorrow 😁😁😁
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Old 12th Dec 2019, 18:10
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