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Taranis

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #800 on: February 28, 2021, 05:19:16 pm »

For a really good laugh search for schafers caulk and deck sealant on you tube


A spoof kiwi advert about decking
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #801 on: February 28, 2021, 05:22:03 pm »

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #802 on: March 08, 2021, 12:12:37 am »

Do we retirees all look forwards to Monday! I certainly do as the world seems to stop for the weekend  {:-{
 
I love Mondays  O0  now get to work you lot
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« Reply #803 on: March 08, 2021, 12:14:44 am »

I'll second that statement Andy! 😁


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #804 on: March 08, 2021, 04:19:32 am »

When I was working, way back in the 20th century, I used to hate Mondays, but now, like you, I love Ďem O0


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« Reply #805 on: March 08, 2021, 02:07:46 pm »

Noticed how Saturdays and Sundays are really busy shopping wise - considering its still lockdown  >>:-( must mean people are going to work in non essential businesses instead of 'staying at home', wouldn't surprise me if their companies are claiming the furlough as well
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #806 on: March 08, 2021, 02:13:57 pm »

If you find a quiet time in a supermarket DON"T tell anyone because next week it will be full  {-)


Tuesday was good for a while but everyone gets to thinking the same eventually
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #807 on: March 08, 2021, 02:28:20 pm »

Our local M&S store is bounded by the current track and trace for the cases of the Brazil variant , hardly anyone around, car park empty.
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #808 on: March 08, 2021, 02:51:45 pm »

We have an M&S simply food on a city centre retail park.
Usually more staff than customers.
The negative is that a £60 Aldi shop is nearer a £100 there


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« Reply #809 on: March 08, 2021, 04:20:59 pm »

We take the wee dogs for an early walk on Mondays just to wave the wage slaves off. Well that's when I remember it is Monday
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« Reply #810 on: March 09, 2021, 04:54:25 am »

Well I do my shopping on a Saturday morning as I am working from home the rest of the week, I do work in an essential industry (you do all want the electricity to stay on dont you?), so as before any of this i have to do my shopping at weekends, and that is the one day i leave my house.
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #811 on: March 10, 2021, 10:10:31 pm »

I've just remembered I must put the bins out so tomorrow is Thursday
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« Reply #812 on: March 10, 2021, 10:14:13 pm »

Hi all a lady I used to dance with lived only 100 yards or so from a food M&S and never bothered to keep food in her freezer, just popped round to the big ones that M&S had.
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« Reply #813 on: March 10, 2021, 10:23:14 pm »

She must be well heeled  O0
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #814 on: March 12, 2021, 08:12:42 am »

I decided not to have a drink yesterday to see if I'm missing anything.


Pros.
Time goes slower
I can remember what I bought on eBay/amazon
Cheaper.
Optical focus sharper.
Lower BP long term.
Lower weight long term.

Cons.
🤔


A pretty strong argument  {-)

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #816 on: March 12, 2021, 11:09:43 am »

The first sales rep for whisky
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/felipeschrieberg/2017/06/30/5-reasons-drinking-whisky-is-healthy-for-you/amp/
Excellent!  I will enjoy a wee dram or two even more, now I know all the benefits I'm gaining.  Why worry about a clear memory when you can defeat womblying in the stomach!  %%

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« Reply #817 on: March 12, 2021, 05:15:06 pm »

It is amusing reading for sure for 16th century  {-)


On a personal note I am now T total 3 days out of four until further notice.
My next intake of pop will be Sunday evening. I'm feeling quite dry after 42 hrs 14mins 32 seconds  %%
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #818 on: March 13, 2021, 01:55:25 am »

I could only recommend Twinings.......[by appointment to Lizzie.. :kiss: ]....packed in Poland  <*< from local & imported ingredients 


One cup of tea with breakfast toast ....that's all...no need for more until the next day


Need to leave plenty of space for other fluids of choice O0


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #819 on: March 13, 2021, 07:34:21 am »

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #820 on: March 13, 2021, 07:50:57 am »


I don't know that we have Yorkshire Tea in OZ, however I am pleased to try any alternate quality brew......[except Earle Grey & any other  >>:-( exotics]


So I suspect your packets of the said Tea confirms origins as follows? 


"Yorkshire Tea uses varieties of tea grown in India,,Sri Lanka & Kenya blended to form five varieties".

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« Reply #821 on: March 13, 2021, 08:34:30 am »

Hi Derek I take my tea bags with me when visiting the backwaters of OZ.  I also bring my coffee of choice.  I will allow that Twinings breakfast tea is OK, I assume it is packed in Poland as it saves time as it is on the way!
My son has an automatic coffee maker just put your cup underneath and wait......  So I bring my own Cap Columba instant with me and have to choose my moments when I sneak a cup!  I shall return knees willing in 2022.
We do however eat a lot of fruit, grapes coming from India now.

Currently the EU has decided that if we can't be beaten they will drown us in burocracy and forms, this does limit our imports.
The last time we left France waving 2 fingers at the French bowman,  I think now we should use the same 2 fingers but have a thumb between doing the action, mimicking a syringe.

Cheers Derek
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #822 on: March 13, 2021, 09:05:16 am »

ahah.....Hullo Roy........do you have your own version of Herts - English British tea? ....and do you declare your Teabags on arrival at Sydney  :police:


I must admit, to some 50+ years of working life, each day I looked forward to my 9:00 AM cuppa + Vegemite SAO biscuits


In earlier years , in an enamelled mug :-)) then later in life Cafe-Bar-Cups :embarrassed:  .......until retirement, now in a Royal Daulton Mug {-)


Derek


oh...PS......don't worry about bringing your own Indian grapes, our OZ harvest [be it red or white] goes from better to even better each harvest  :kiss:
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« Reply #823 on: March 13, 2021, 10:14:43 am »

Hi Derek, Vegemite?????  Never thought of that for breakfast!  I have the Gold version of Yorkshire tea, much smoother so I will be introducing Oz to them next year, hopefully Feb 22.

 I am guilty of smuggling tea bags.  Having watched the Sydney airport customs TV shows I was very careful on my next trip and declared the rest of the peanuts in my snack bag from the flight over.  She smiled and just waved me through, they were filming at the time, I suspect I am on the cutting room floor (nice CD that Cara Emerald).
But I got through the system much quicker and Andrew had only been waiting a few minutes.  I am a convert to 4 wheel drive cases though so much easier to move around.
Just finished my brekkers, Croisants and marmalade.  The French do have some good ideas, OK I know Brunel went to school in France.  That's the trouble with the English, they think all you need to know can be summed up in a degree in the Classics.  My son in law is currently a Programme Director here for one of the two most well known universities, post grad courses and trying to dig them out of the past.

Hopefully things will change and we will not have a Tory government as we had under a Mr. E. Heath with all his Etonian school friends in the cabinet.  M. Thatcher used to say that Yes, Minister was her favourite TV show as it was so much like the way it was then.

Hey Ho things will change, I hope you are all keeping well in the antipodes.  I think the current common crisis has brought a lot of political decision making to the surface as the effect of making rules and timing of them plus their effectiveness can be measured and is being measured.  No hiding behind obfuscations and throwing dead cats into the arena!
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« Reply #824 on: March 13, 2021, 10:37:39 am »

Been in the Twinings factory in Andover, helping to design and install some scrap tea bag paper/tea separating equipment, the tea is quite valuable to the manufacturer so separating out the paper from the tea is cost effective, also in the Manchester branch of Unilever we supplied two quite small fans per packing machine to replace their positive displacement blowers that cost an arm and a leg to maintain and they also saved a lot of loose tea in the process.


there was talk then (many years ago) that they were packaging tea in Poland as it was more cost effective.
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