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Iris wrote:
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My Dad (78) has at last decided it's time to retire from his (unpaid, sometimes just about full-time) cathedral job. I don't suppose he'll retire from the other things he does.

I (50 as of a few days ago) am also looking at how best to move away from full-time work.
Belated Happy Birthday. I trust a good dinner was involved?
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Post by Rutabaga » 1 month ago

Radio 4 is serialising a reading of Elena Ferrante's new book The Lying Lies of Adults. I've not read any of her stuff, although I've heard radio readings and dramatisations - it seems OK, although I can't see what people get so excited about really. Unfortunately the current reading is ruined for me by the reader adopting the voice of Marge Simpson for Aunt Vittoria, I can't get the blue hair out of my head ;D.
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The Real Ravenhurst wrote:
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Belated Happy Birthday. I trust a good dinner was involved?
Yes thanks. Another one next weekend - we're thinking of the Hawksmoor at Home steak blowout to go with the bottle of self-vintage Barbaresco and one of the bottles of self-vintage port I was given.
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Post by Lullabelle » 1 month ago

Good morning all, I am now officially half a century old..
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Post by Rutabaga » 1 month ago

Congratulations Lullabelle, and happy birthday!
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Lullabelle wrote:
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Good morning all, I am now officially half a century old..
You youngster.

(From someone who is officially half a century and 17 days old)

Happy birthday. I hope your day is whatever you want it to be.
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Lullabelle wrote:
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Good morning all, I am now officially half a century old..
Happy Birthday.

I'm a few months behind you.
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Post by JohnToo » 1 month ago

20200919_202751.jpg
Took my multitool out of the pannier today for the first time in months, and found that one end had disintegrated. I'm none too sure I've retrieved all the bits - and there are three different size washers and I've no idea which goes where....
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Post by LowlifeDes » 1 month ago

Think of it as an opportunity to remodel it as you would prefer.
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Be sure to have a washer or two left over, then you can be sure you've put it together properly.
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Post by Sonic Budgie » 1 month ago

@Lullabelle , is @Dunckel ok, we've not seen him for a while?
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Post by Greg » 1 month ago

Blimey are we all the same age, i was 50 at the end of July.
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Greg wrote:
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Blimey are we all the same age, i was 50 at the end of July.
No we're not. You lot are all over 50.
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Greg wrote:
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Blimey are we all the same age, i was 50 at the end of July.
I was 51 during lockdown, but as far as I'm aware it doesn't count and there's been an extension put on birthdays similar to the one on MOTs, so I think that means I'm still 50.
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JohnToo wrote:
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20200919_202751.jpgTook my multitool out of the pannier today for the first time in months, and found that one end had disintegrated. I'm none too sure I've retrieved all the bits - and there are three different size washers and I've no idea which goes where....
I am going dark here, and possibly too far into David Croenenberg's back catalogue, but that looks like props from Dead Ringers.
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