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Old 20th Oct 2021, 08:50
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I was in Tesco at 0630... now in a Spoons having second coffee before heading to East Croydon to catch the 0935...
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 09:05
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Treaders, such excitement would kill me. OTOH, I have had a blood test, then watched a series about someone called Nicola Gobbo - so not an entirely dull day. Curry for supper.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 09:45
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The excitement is never ending. The 0935 was 03 minutes late which makes my 0952 connection at Clapham a little tight. Will I make it? Can you bear to wait 12 minutes to find out?

I am assured roast lamb for lunch when I reach my destination, the task for today is to put up a wall clock and several grab handles for my elderly aunt who is none too steady on her pins these days... Rucksack contains my heavy old hammer drill, plus the things I need to put up - weighs a bloody ton and must be worth an extra mile on the step counter!

Edit: you can all breathe easy, I made it with several minutes to spare AND I am sharing the carriage with only one other person which means I needn't cover up with the old face mask and so breathe easily too!

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Old 20th Oct 2021, 10:18
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I am still getting over the fact you admitted to being in a Spoons before the drinking hour.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 10:32
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That's 3 hours between Tesco and the train with just 2 cups of coffee to account for. Your alibi doesn't stack up.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 10:56
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Shower, 4 mile walkies and brekkers too! Life is crammed, how did I ever have time to work...?
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 11:51
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You know, I went to Croydon once. It was shut.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 12:41
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I went to Croydon once too. Sadly it was open.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 12:58
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
You know, I went to Croydon once. It was shut.
Most people use a different vowel when using shut in the same breath as Croydon.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 14:26
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I had a very good dim sum there three or four years ago.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 14:34
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I went to a Spoons the other night for a couple of beers with friends.
The place was well staffed.
Wait at the bar went from zero to one minute.
Prices were very good for real ales.
Said real ales were well kept.
No Pride, but the Abbott ale was excellent, (unusually, IMHO)
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 15:15
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In my penultimate tour in the RAF, I had 2 offices, a main one in Gloucester and a second one in Glasgow. This involved a certain amount of aerial commuting which was pleasant. Debriefs and a lot of other business for the Glasgow office were conducted in the nearest Spoons, which was a far better environment.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 15:57
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Re #14628 on dogs

Simon,

if you weigh less than 10 stone, get a bloody poodle or something.
I think you mean a miniature poodle....a full size one could pull over lightweight person. They were bred as hunting dogs, after all!
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 19:47
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Must be a pub vibe going about, as Redsnail and I went to one of the local village pubs for a hotdog and beer (well, I had a beer, Reddo had a non-alcoholic Cider) - first time I've been in a pub for over a year, I think...

We were accosted by a very drunk 20 year old, who was celebrating his acceptance into the RAF. He was all slobbery and huggy about it - even though we had never met him before. I assumed Reddo knew him somehow, and she assumed I knew him ... :o
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 22:47
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
I went to Croydon once too. Sadly it was open.
Bought me wedding tie in Croydon. Found it five minutes after getting off the train, but Mrs Jim (to be) insisted that this would be a waste of her valuable time (whoever thought of 'shopping' taking 5 minutes?) and so we had to wait 2 hours, & bought it on the way back to the station.

Actually, I was also supposed to be getting measured for me wedding suit, but when we got to the shop it was closed. He had died (?Croydon?) and I eventually got married in a v. smart (Gieves) suit from Oxfam - unworn, by the look of it.

Boring and pointless enough for now, methinks.
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Old 20th Oct 2021, 23:25
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Rain should fall where it is needed.
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Old 21st Oct 2021, 04:06
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It did. Thank you, Lord.
Grumpy.
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Old 21st Oct 2021, 06:29
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Jimtherev, all of my proper suits have been courtesy Mark's and Spencer in Croydon, the exceptions being my secondary school uniforms which were supplied by the school - rubbish from 1st form to 5th, but rather nice in the sixth form. Why lower sixth and upper sixth. My suits were interviews, customer events and weddings, the current one has been almost exclusively funerals... I hope it stays in its bag for a long time to come now...

Journey back yesterday took nearly two hours which is slow... trains from Woking were all subject to delay due to severe weather - eh? Looked at my rain radar app - oh, lots of red in Hampshire and along the south coast! Got to East Croydon as the heavy rain was reaching the M25, waited for a bus which arrived with the first spots of rain. Hammering down 15 mins later when I alighted.
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Old 21st Oct 2021, 07:39
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If there is any doubt whether it will rain or not, the matter can be resolved by sending me out to do some gardening.
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Old 21st Oct 2021, 13:04
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The cat threw up on the carpet five minutes before the agent was due to arrive for a routine inspection. Despite the angelic, innocent-looking, sweet little tabby face, I have my suspicions that he knew the agent was on her way ... and did it on purpose.
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