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    • Glad
    • By Glad 3rd Jan 14, 6:38 PM
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    Money Savers Arms CXXVI - serving beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee - all welcome
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    • 3rd Jan 14, 6:38 PM
    Money Savers Arms CXXVI - serving beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee - all welcome 3rd Jan 14 at 6:38 PM


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    a place to chill and chat

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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 18th Mar 17, 5:07 PM
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    I would have been a bit less confused it it'd just disappeared completely (IIRC, that's what happened irritations mark I), but it says it's been moved. So it was moved then deleted? See, this is one of the many reasons I only last a few months at a time here. The mods seem to do some rather odd things and I'm not good at things without explanations.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    It happens all the time, it used to drive me bonkers. I am used to it now.
    I post on a thread log off, come back and it's gone
    You can post here, but I do post some silly Gifs sometimes.
    The choice is yours Penitent. We don't bite
    Tips x
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 18th Mar 17, 6:44 PM
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    The Last Username
    AarghhH!


    The forum gremlins are at it again, eh?
    Is it a plot to thin out contributors?
    I said just a few days ago that I find myself posting less and less; this is one reason why.
    So, Penitent, I know what you mean.

    I hope your MAR is OK Fruity?
    You have my sympathies for this too - my father has regular-ish TIA's & my mum is so dementia-stricken that TBH she has very little capacity for anything much.
    And I am 300 miles away - but my sister is near, for which I am very grateful.

    I hope you continue to improve?



    Tips, I visited Skeg today (and this was probably the last time until October; end of "season") just for an amble and top-up shop.
    And it has been a warm if grey at times day; the drizzle held off until after we returned (bonus!).

    There are lots of great beaches without needing to visit the main places - and we have a few nearby. A mile walk from our front door is a lovely beach.

    I try to avoid the south of the county. South of Boston that is, so I haven't visited Stamford in quite a while.
    The reason is simple.
    Navigating Boston during daylight (& especially business hours) is an absolute nightmare.
    Once a bypass is built things will be better but there is only one road through town.
    Result = chaos.

    Have you decided what to cook yet Tips?
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 18th Mar 17, 7:17 PM
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    Good evening all.
    Fruity I hope things are OK.
    So much worry, I do feel for you.

    The Last Username I do rather like Stamford. There is a very large supermarket on the outskirts, I think I recall.
    I cooked steak and it was horrible. The neighbours dog got a treat.
    More and more I am going off meat.
    More and more I am choosing Halloumi cheese.
    Have a lovely evening folks.
    Tips x
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 19th Mar 17, 9:16 AM
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    Another dull and windy day by here today.

    R Mar didn't appear to be any different to normal so I don't think there is anything more to worry about than normal.

    She was her usual self, a mixture of lucid moments and periods of confusion and repetition. She has survived bowel cancer, several strokes and TIAs, a heart attack, and pneumonia, and we wonder how she is still with us. She will be 91 next month.

    I am recovering nicely. The DVLA say I can drive again in a month's time so I just need to let my insurer know about the bionic implant now.
    Then there's travel insurance to sort out ...

    I only ever visited Skeggy a few times, but I remember the ads on the buses for it when I was a kid. Skegness is so bracing. Days out to the seaside for us was a short trip to Clee, or sometimes Humberstone, fishing off the North Wall in Grimsby, or watching the big ships dock at Immingham.

    Although I live near the sea now, I prefer the countryside, although when I get back into my walking regime I plan a couple of walks along various parts of the Atlantic coast.

    Posts and threads disappearing. Nothing new there but it is frustration when you don't know why. I shall just have to keep my head down and try not to be contentious. Due you think a thread about string would be too racy?
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 19th Mar 17, 11:30 AM
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    Do you think a thread about string would be too racy?
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    A thread on String Theory would be perfect.

    And Knots - they're good, too.
    Last edited by Mandelbrot; 19-03-2017 at 11:32 AM.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 19th Mar 17, 12:09 PM
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    Fruitcake
    A thread on String Theory would be perfect.

    And Knots - they're good, too.
    Originally posted by Mandelbrot


    The theory of string beans it is then.

    I would find it hard to keep up with a thread about knots though.

    ... I'll get my coat.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 19th Mar 17, 1:28 PM
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    Afternoon all.
    Hope your weather is better than mine. The wind is getting up.
    String? Wasn't there something called silly string?
    Tips x
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 19th Mar 17, 2:27 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Afternoon all.
    Hope your weather is better than mine. The wind is getting up.
    String? Wasn't there something called silly string?
    Tips x
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    I doubt it. Still dull and windy with damp in the air by here.

    Silly string came in a pressurised can so it could be squirted out in a long stream. I once saw it being used to check for trip wires on a military combat competition.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 19th Mar 17, 2:55 PM
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    I doubt it. Still dull and windy with damp in the air by here.

    Silly string came in a pressurised can so it could be squirted out in a long stream. I once saw it being used to check for trip wires on a military combat competition.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    The sun is peeping through
    My hubby was investigated for TIA, they said it was optical migraines. He says that people's faces go all weird like in a horror movie - scary stuff.

    Yes I remember now, that silly string. Someone sprayed our cat with it, many moons ago.
    I have never seen it now for years.
    Tips x
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 19th Mar 17, 2:59 PM
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    Fruitcake
    We have a friend visiting for a few days. I have just been forced to visit the local shops to buy some beer as we didn't have anything he likes.

    It's hell but somebody has to do it.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 19th Mar 17, 3:08 PM
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    We have a friend visiting for a few days. I have just been forced to visit the local shops to buy some beer as we didn't have anything he likes.

    It's hell but somebody has to do it.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Forced! Oh dear, to the shops on Sunday
    You just reminded me - I need carrot's
    Tips x
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 19th Mar 17, 3:32 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Forced! Oh dear, to the shops on Sunday
    You just reminded me - I need carrot's
    Tips x
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    sunday is no different to any other day of the week for a Gentleman of leisure such as I.

    Mandelbrot has one you might be able to borrow.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 19th Mar 17, 4:25 PM
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    sunday is no different to any other day of the week for a Gentleman of leisure such as I.

    Mandelbrot has one you might be able to borrow.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Oh my Mandelbrot would have no nose.
    Tips x
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 19th Mar 17, 4:37 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Oh my Mandelbrot would have no nose.
    Tips x
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Well that might be better than smelling carrots all the time.

    It's raining now. I am glad the medicinal beer run was done in the dry. We would have got severely wetted had we walked to the shops and back in this weather.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 19th Mar 17, 4:45 PM
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    Well that might be better than smelling carrots all the time.

    It's raining now. I am glad the medicinal beer run was done in the dry. We would have got severely wetted had we walked to the shops and back in this weather.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Don't blow South Fruity, we don't want rain.
    When is Spring going to arrive?
    Tips x
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 19th Mar 17, 5:03 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Don't blow South Fruity, we don't want rain.
    When is Spring going to arrive?
    Tips x
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Well tomorrow is Ostara, the Spring Equinox. A day of equilibrium, neither harsh winter nor the merciless summer.

    It is also sometimes called the day of flying pigs ...
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 20-03-2017 at 9:15 AM.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 19th Mar 17, 5:10 PM
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    Well tomorrow is Ostara, the Spring Equinox. A day of equilibrium, neither harsh winter nor the merciless summer.

    It is also sometimes called the day of flying pigs ...
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Yep when will they fly
    Spring Equinox? Is that when they all head to Stonehenge, and dance around the stones or something?
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 19th Mar 17, 5:18 PM
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    Yep when will they fly
    Spring Equinox? Is that when they all head to Stonehenge, and dance around the stones or something?
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Followers of some belief systems do that sort of thing at both equinoxes, as well as at the Winter and Summers solstices.

    Tea is imminent. Take care and chats soonly.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
    "You're Safety Is My Primary Concern Dear" - Laks
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 19th Mar 17, 6:04 PM
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    Followers of some belief systems do that sort of thing at both equinoxes, as well as at the Winter and Summers solstices.

    Tea is imminent. Take care and chats soonly.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Rather like the wind watchers
    Enjoy your tea Fruity.
    Tips x
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 19th Mar 17, 7:18 PM
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    The Last Username
    All this talk of wind and rain, carrots, silly string and beer - sounds a lot like a summer barbecue!

    A mild breeze here but still very mild and more importantly dry.
    typical Lincolnshire, really - though not of the past few years which have been wet.
    In fact the only difference in seasons over the last few years has been how warm (or indeed cold) the rain was.

    Are we seeing a return to normality?

    In the weather of course, not on these forums.
    "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
    Spike Milligan
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