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Last ooorders!… We’re sorry but for now, due to resources, we need to close the Money Savers Arms including Discussion Time.

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Money Savers Arms CXXVII - serving beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee - all welcome

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    Happy New Year guys!! :beer:


    Sleazy wrote: »
    Somebody (forget who) was asking about you on the Elite thread Savvy - told them you came here sometimes ...
    Aww thanks Sleazy....lol yeah when I get 5 mins I do! ;)
    Fruitcake wrote: »
    Good morning all and one.

    I have no idea what was going on last night after we went to bed. It sounded like an invasion or WW2 battle enactment with things whizzing and banging without for nearly an hour.
    I shall make discrete enquiries and try to find out what it was all about, then report back.
    Ugh we had some going off here at 2.30am........talk about late to the party!! I love fireworks, but not when you want to sleep!
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    FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    edited 2 January 2019 at 9:56AM
    Sleazy wrote: »
    Fruity, 'er what rules me 'eart has been eatin' sauerkraut daily since last week, and I thought it must be grumpy Germans (If you'll excuse the pun) expressing themselves noisily.


    Ah, I hadn't thought of excessive Rumbletum gaseous by-products as a cause.

    I will go and make sure the outside dunny is still standing. The Thunderbox has suffered panels being blown off in the past where the, um, er … sitter has made a good seal, thus causing increased pressure in the … waste-product processing chamber.

    As for sauerkraut, it is not on my list of flavourite foods.
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  • FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    Hello and welcome BlueTickle to the Arms.

    Thank you for your salutation, and may you have a joyous new year as well.
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    I don't have a sister. :D
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
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    Morning Fruity!

    Blue, what drink tickles your fancy?
  • FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    Good morning Mr Sleazy. How bis?

    I have been a short well for several days so will be orf to the Quack laterer. I have got, The Cough. :(
    I married my cousin. I had to...
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    Fruitcake wrote: »
    Good morning Mr Sleazy. How bis?

    I have been a short well for several days so will be orf to the Quack laterer. I have got, The Cough. :(

    Don't forget ....

    "It's not the cough that carries you off,
    It's the coffin they carries you off in
    "

    Hope you feel betterer soonest.
  • FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    Darn it. Missed BT again.

    I'm on the wagon due to illness at the mo, but am partial to proper beer and cider.

    Other than that it's good old tea for me. The drink that refreshes but does not inebriate.
    By tea I mean mostly Breakfast, Indian, China, Earl Grey, and the odd cup of Gunpowder, although I was given some very nice black tea with vanilla by *MFTE* last year.

    Conversly I am not partial to Peppermint, Green, Flower Petal type teas.

    *(Master Fruitcake The Elder, in case you were wondering)*
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  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    Welcome BT!!! :wave:



    Blimey it's dry January in here then :rotfl::rotfl: no problem since I drink and can't get drunk these days, waste of money after the first two :eek:
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    Zinco, thanks for letting us know. :( indeed.
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