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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by littleme, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    That

    Apparently

    Some people

    a Lot of people

    On antisocial media

    Believe that

    Dettol

    Can Prevent the Coronavirus



    It certainly cannot

    Everyone knows it's only God that can do this

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  2. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Unless God doesn't like you......


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  3. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    We've had a chat
     
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  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    ... out that we have muscles in our ears.

    I 'know' this because I had to Google it, to put my mind at rest about the fact that, for three days now, one of them has developed a twitch, producing a gentle drumming sound in short bursts, but for about 50% of the time.

    Imagine a twitching eyelid, but about twice as fast and set to 'music'.
     
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  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    ... a secret stash of DVDs that I had laid down for emergencies such as this.

    So secret is it, that I had no knowledge of it myself.

    Having exhausted the supply that I brought with me, I was about to rewatch the Beiderbecke Trilogy, but I now have the entire first series of The Sweeney, some Likely Lads, Citizen Smith, Michael Palin, even some Tony Hancock.


    In terms of the previous post, I note that, for the last three days at least, I have not had a hard disc chattering away in my ear.
     
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    ... we were in the 21st C.

    I know, came as a surprise to me, too.
     
  7. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I have watched Car Share last week, I understand that was made in the current century.

    The car gives it away.
     
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    Going for the best & brightest then?
     
  9. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Reading the Sweeney DVD notes answered a question and then revealed a, to me, astounding fact. I had for some time been trying to remember the name of a 1970s TV series with a name something like, but not, Paper Tiger. One of the people mentioned was Prunella Gee, whose full-frontal scene was what made it, and her, noteworthy. The further fact that I subsequently discovered about her was that for five years, she was married to Ken Campbell.

    I suspect that, if I was to launch a dating agency, it would fail.


    Ah, it was Shabby Tiger.
     
  10. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    ... a chap who has found his niche in life and is prepared to come at things from a different angle.

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    What between them and Daisies .. toughest things on the planet ... :eek:
     
  12. Gramaisc

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    ... a sweet pea hedge, in the middle of nowhere.

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  13. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Beautiful.
     
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    The fox gloves have gone mad in the garden this year. I'm sure you're not supposed to leave all the self setters in but who cares. IMG_20200610_162528_931.jpg
     
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  15. Gramaisc

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    Self-setters are an engine of the evolution that got us this far.

    They know what they're doing...
     
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  17. Gramaisc

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    ... that a memory that I had begun to doubt was actually correct.

    In the 1970s, there was a level crossing here and I used it a couple of times, having a cup of tea with the lady keeper. I looked for it again in the mid-90s, but there was no sign of it - no vestige of it remains there at all. I began to wonder if it was somewhere else, but all the other road/railway intersections along that section are via the original 1840s structures.

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    The road was very little-used in those days and the few locals that I've quizzed about it have been unable to verify my 'recollection'.

    So, I ventured out on the bike, with the intention of exploring the location on foot.

    Approaching from the far side in the above picture, I encountered a bloke in a field* and accosted him. He turned out to be the last crossing-keeper's grandson and, despite never having seen the original crossing, it being replaced by the bridge around 1990, he was able to confirm my retained information, down to where the keeper had gone to school.

    The keeper's house was on the right in the picture, but had to go when the cutting for the road was created. The Railway built her another house a few miles away, on the family farm.

    I was glad to have this confirmed, as it's annoyed me for ages now.


    * That's him on the bale in the distance.
     
  18. Gramaisc

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    ... my debit card.

    I knew that I had used it in Lidl last night and my habit (now that I don't really use cash at all) has been to leave it in the car with a mask, so that I am fully armed, should I go anywhere.

    Deciding to have a look around the Katharine House shops, I was alarmed to find that the card was not there - not even under the seat, where it will sometimes migrate to.

    I defaulted to the credit card, although I purchased nothing.

    A good search of the car revealed that it really was absent and I considered reporting it lost, although a check of the account balance showed no activity pending, beyond last night's Lidl expenditure.

    Before I could actually make the phone call, I finally realised that I had been due to go out last night, using the bike for transport, and I had handily placed the card in my cycle helmet, so that I wouldn't forget it.

    Then decided not to go and promptly forgot it.
     
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    Did you take your phone (or do you) on your journeys ?
     
  20. Gramaisc

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    No - I rarely do.


    Luckily...
     

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