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by Joan
2 hours ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 273
Views: 24871

Re: This made me laugh.....

In the little country town of Tallangatta in Victoria, Australia, there was a flea bitten motel named Travelodge. Google suggests it is gone now, but the owner travelled overseas, thought "that's a good name for a motel" and used it when he opened his business. Years later, Travelodge opened in oz, ...
by Joan
6 hours ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 273
Views: 24871

Re: This made me laugh.....

My guess is they got a cease and desist letter from Nandos' lawyers telling them to stop using the name Denandos.
by Joan
1 day ago
Forum: General
Topic: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread
Replies: 615
Views: 10870

Re: Covid-19 Pandemic Thread

In contrast with the lackadaisical response to Leicester, Australia is responding to 106 cases with locking down entire suburbs and - though this worries me a lot - putting 9 "council" tower blocks on hard lockdown. I'm impressed with level of response, but I am not sure telling hundreds of people t...
by Joan
1 day ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 2249
Views: 72292

Re: Meanwhile...

Anyone been to the pub yet?

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by Joan
3 days ago
Forum: General
Topic: In the news...
Replies: 158
Views: 14911

"Sir" David Starkey

...slavery wasn't genocide, because otherwise there wouldn't be so many damned blacks in Africa and...

Sorry, I tuned out at that point.
by Joan
1 week ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 273
Views: 24871

Re: This made me laugh.....

by Joan
1 week ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 168
Views: 15596

Re: Your Ride Today

LowlifeDes wrote:
1 week ago
Cockney?
Sorry, did I say George Cole? I meant Jamie Oliver.
by Joan
1 week ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Your Ride Today
Replies: 168
Views: 15596

Re: Your Ride Today

20200626_181348.jpg A very well behaved family of swans in Long Water, Home Park, Hampton Court. We booked a timed slot for Hampton Court gardens and it was glorious - so few people* and so few aircraft. * in the gardens. Plenty of large groups on the Thames towpath with not very much social distan...
by Joan
1 week ago
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter watch
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: Twitter watch

I read (or maybe reread) A Modest Proposal yesterday.

Well, half of it, it's a tough read, and so po-faced that it's an effort of will to remember it's a satire.

I do not think the piece would be well received now. I can imagine the cries of "cancel Swift"
by Joan
1 week ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Face masks on....
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Face masks on....

...it's flying ant day!
by Joan
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: This made me laugh.....
Replies: 273
Views: 24871

Re: This made me laugh.....

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by Joan
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Confessions
Replies: 45
Views: 3230

Re: Confessions

I'm sadder about Ian Holm than Vera Lynn