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JohnToo wrote:
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Happy Birthday The Real Ravenshurst. Have as good a one as you can under the circs.
Thanks John
I have started the day with a nutritious breakfast and mean to go on in a similar vein...
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Thanks John
I have started the day with a nutritious breakfast and mean to go on in a similar vein...
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Pan scourers?


Happy Birthday! :-*
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Post by Regulator » 3 months ago

We got a couple of miles walk in with Jack. Luckily we have a farm just across the road. Saw several other people walking digs but everyone kept their distance.

The house is beginning to smell of tonight’s dinner: slow cooked Moroccan lamb stew, using lambs neck, bursting with spices (coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, chilli) and dried fruit (apricots, prunes and figs). It won’t be ready for another four hours but the smell is already heavenly.
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Post by Joan » 3 months ago

I've just had to explain to my brother that saying I look like Peter Capaldi (with photographic evidence) is not a compliment.

I'm really pissed off with him.
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I've just had to explain to my brother that saying I look like Peter Capaldi (with photographic evidence) is not a compliment.

I'm really pissed off with him.
Apparently it was his way of saying I looked cool.

I think he's been socially distancing ahead of the rest of us.

(maybe if I watched Dr Who I would have got that, but no one wants to look like Malcolm Tucker)
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As mentioned elsewhere, I have just logged on to FB for the first time in years. Sadly, Facebook bullshit loyalty tests are still a thing.
I normally hate this kind of thing, but I could do with a pick-me-up, walk down memory lane....

I think a lot of people know me. Our paths in life crossed in different ways. I decided to participate in an experience called "a meeting". The idea is to see who reads a post without photo ' We are so immersed in technology that we forgot the most important thing, good friendship. If no one reads this message, it will be a short social experience. But if you read this until the end I would like you to comment with a word about us. For example, a place, an object, a person, a moment, things you make me think of. So copy this text and post it on your profile (don't share it) and I'll go to your profile to leave a word that makes me think of you. Don't write comments if you don't have time to copy the text. This will ruin the experience. Let's see who had the time.
ARGH!

On a brighter note, I am starting to lean into the Capaldi thing. 👴 👵
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Post by The Real Ravenhurst » 3 months ago

Joan wrote:
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As mentioned elsewhere, I have just logged on to FB for the first time in years. Sadly, Facebook bullshit loyalty tests are still a thing.



ARGH!

On a brighter note, I am starting to lean into the Capaldi thing. 👴 👵
I absolutely hate those things.
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I absolutely hate those things.
Me too, and would no more respond to them than I would send on a chain letter (showing my age there). I was recently tagged on FB to do one of those 'a favourite book every day for seven days' things, but I'm afraid I just ignored it.
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Post by LowlifeDes » 3 months ago

Yes they sit somewhere on a scale of needy to bullying.
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Post by Rutabaga » 3 months ago

The most difficult one I had (in the post, so some time ago) was from a friend's daughter who was desperately trying to raise funds for some training course or other. It was a chain letter where you send a pound coin to five different people, and allegedly eventually the originator gets an avalanche of pound coins in return. I sent her letter back to her with an apologetic explanation for why it wouldn't work, but I don't think she forgave me for a very long time.
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I've just renewed my car insurance and, despite a claim from last year, my premium has gone down by 10%.
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I've just renewed my car insurance and, despite a claim from last year, my premium has gone down by 10%.
It's your magical letter!
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Post by Regulator » 3 months ago

Some good news...


Despite all the Covid19 stuff, I'm getting a bonus - and getting paid it this week. It's not as much as it could have been but better then nothing.

I shall squirrel it away for when I can plan a Camino.
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Some good news...


Despite all the Covid19 stuff, I'm getting a bonus - and getting paid it this week. It's not as much as it could have been but better then nothing.

I shall squirrel it away for when I can plan a Camino.
That's lucky, at a time when so many people are suddenly losing their incomes altogether.
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Post by Greg » 3 months ago

I'm due a small dividend but have postponed, doesn't feel right at the moment.
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