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Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2019, 07:30
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Views: 1,195,362
Posted By WilliumMate

Forty years ago this week my oppo and me had a...

Forty years ago this week my oppo and me had a run ashore in Mombasa. He crossed the bar last Monday aged 58. Calm seas and a safe harbour winger.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2019, 07:24
Replies: 9,589
Views: 970,817
Posted By WilliumMate

Matliss was a disgrace. I am no fan of Boris but...

Matliss was a disgrace. I am no fan of Boris but when other candidates were allowed to speak with minimal intervention he was continually talked over by her. Moderators of debate should do just that,...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2019, 02:08
Replies: 9,589
Views: 970,817
Posted By WilliumMate

I voted about 1700 and for the first time I had...

I voted about 1700 and for the first time I had to queue up. A quick glance at the poll clerk's sheet saw more names underlined than was the case when voting at a similar time in the recent local...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2019, 07:57
Replies: 9,589
Views: 970,817
Posted By WilliumMate

When we lived and worked in Spain there were many...

When we lived and worked in Spain there were many ex-pat retirees living in the community. A lot of them were keeping under the radar. Paying no local taxes, living in long term rentals with all...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2019, 07:22
Replies: 10,323
Views: 1,195,362
Posted By WilliumMate

House move this weekend. Not far, just a couple...

House move this weekend. Not far, just a couple of miles. Third trip to the local tip today and a fourth to the charity shop to donate stuff we forgot we had, couple of things uploaded onto fleaBay....
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2019, 05:17
Replies: 9,589
Views: 970,817
Posted By WilliumMate

This latest effort from the PM amounts to nothing...

This latest effort from the PM amounts to nothing more than an open invitation to those on the leave side of the argument to vote for the Brexit party. Old Nige could not have issued a better...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2019, 19:22
Replies: 9,589
Views: 970,817
Posted By WilliumMate

That may well be so in London and among a certain...

That may well be so in London and among a certain demographic. However using my local as a bellweather where the punters represent all shades of politics. The Labour people are, apart from one chap,...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2019, 06:20
Replies: 9,589
Views: 970,817
Posted By WilliumMate

The manifesto would indeed be interesting. How to...

The manifesto would indeed be interesting. How to solve the conundrum of their present position regarding Brexit and their aspirations for re-nationalisation and state support. This, my dear Watson,...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2019, 08:48
Replies: 9,589
Views: 970,817
Posted By WilliumMate

I can only speak for mainline overgrond train...

I can only speak for mainline overgrond train drivers but here goes. Thinking back I must have trained over sixty drivers from an ab-initio position and more that were within the traditional...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th May 2019, 05:15
Replies: 10,323
Views: 1,195,362
Posted By WilliumMate

Up early to prepare to carry out the duties of...

Up early to prepare to carry out the duties of best man for my oppo who at the age of 66 is marrying again ten years after losing his much missed wife to MND. It will be a bit of a reunion as well...
14th Apr 2019, 03:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By WilliumMate

OK, I had ten minutes. Tramping all over the...

OK, I had ten minutes. Tramping all over the world. March itinerary was:

Melbourne - Darwin - Johor Bahru - Al-Ain - Prestwick - Stavanger - Moscow - Abu Dhabi - Dubai - Abidjan - Alicante.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Apr 2019, 01:55
Replies: 9,589
Views: 970,817
Posted By WilliumMate

As most of the colonising and raping as you put...

As most of the colonising and raping as you put it took place before the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922 then your statement is ill informed at best. When the bar on Irish Catholics serving...
11th Apr 2019, 01:59
Replies: 2,819
Views: 947,843
Posted By WilliumMate

Abellio, supported by the Dutch government, takes...

Abellio, supported by the Dutch government, takes over the MML franchise in August.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2019, 10:00
Replies: 9,589
Views: 970,817
Posted By WilliumMate

The central problem the SNP has is that should...

The central problem the SNP has is that should brexit be a success then their whole argument for independence (this time round) disappears, hence their vehement opposition.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2019, 09:24
Replies: 9,589
Views: 970,817
Posted By WilliumMate

It was, and the result of the 2016 membership...

It was, and the result of the 2016 membership referendum was also decisive. Leave or remain winning by one vote gives a decisive result.



Tell that to Wee Nicky Krankie who wants to re-run the...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2019, 02:23
Replies: 23
Views: 2,658
Posted By WilliumMate

You have done it now GTW. I had forgotten about...

You have done it now GTW. I had forgotten about the place last visited over 35 years ago, upstairs was a high class Indian restaurant and down in the basement was the epitome of industrial chic. bare...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 06:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By WilliumMate

This company has previous in this matter. Last...

This company has previous in this matter. Last year I took out a new contract with EE on-line, had my number ported across and took delivery of a shiny new phone. Within four days I was getting spam...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2019, 20:28
Replies: 10,323
Views: 1,195,362
Posted By WilliumMate

Memo to the chaps on here: It may be wise...

Memo to the chaps on here:

It may be wise that after watching the England v Scotland rugby match in the pub you do not return home, put some nonsense on the television, pour a large one in...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2019, 02:48
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Mar 2019, 02:44
Replies: 10,323
Views: 1,195,362
Posted By WilliumMate

Thankfully a man flu free zone here but up and...

Thankfully a man flu free zone here but up and about with a hurty neck. Convinced that using 'orthopaedic pillows' mean you soon need an appointment with a surgeon of the same speciality.

:sad:
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Feb 2019, 09:55
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Feb 2019, 10:27
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2019, 10:21
Replies: 10,323
Views: 1,195,362
Posted By WilliumMate

Many years ago I inherited a very nice alto sax...

Many years ago I inherited a very nice alto sax from a distant uncle in law or similar who I loved to listen to when he played with a jazz quartet. After many lessons kindly provided by the ships...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2019, 04:55
Replies: 10,323
Views: 1,195,362
Posted By WilliumMate

So much easier when having a couple of bob on the...

So much easier when having a couple of bob on the horses. 100/6 was six bob wins a fiver [16/1], likewise 100/7, 100/8, 100/9.......

Winning however is just as difficult today.

:(

edit.
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Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2019, 08:08
Replies: 10,323
Views: 1,195,362
Posted By WilliumMate

Used to be known as a Butlers Revenge, releasing...

Used to be known as a Butlers Revenge, releasing a SBD during a dinner party and staring accusingly at an awkward guest.
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