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Taranis

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #875 on: April 13, 2021, 08:41:07 pm »

Heck itís nearly 47 ooroes %% 


Even with free delivery its not viable. Carefour here we come
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #876 on: April 13, 2021, 09:20:15 pm »

The wife just let me buy this £29.95 but I can't taste it until Thursday.
Very good reviews
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N3SVH6J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Just finished a bottle of this (Loch Lomond 12 YO) which #2 daughter gave me for my birthday - she knows me too well.  Well worth the wait to try it Andy.


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #877 on: April 13, 2021, 09:28:41 pm »

Good to know Ralph
It arrives tomorrow so I can ogle it in anticipation.  {-)
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #878 on: April 14, 2021, 03:57:44 pm »

Och! deery deery me  %%  jus stupit


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #879 on: April 14, 2021, 04:12:54 pm »

Quick touch with a fretsaw Andy and all sorted.

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #880 on: April 14, 2021, 04:22:02 pm »

Galway Crystal birthday present found a use 🤓





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Re: Retirement
« Reply #881 on: April 15, 2021, 12:10:26 am »

Itís much more posh to pour it from a crystal decanter Andy ok2


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #882 on: April 15, 2021, 06:49:18 am »

I thought the idea of decanters was so your guests cannot tell itís the cheap stuff  {-)
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #883 on: April 15, 2021, 06:53:54 am »

Of course it is, thatís why posh people do it, especially if theyíre not as well off as they pretend to be  O0

Itís called keeping up appearances  %)

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« Reply #884 on: April 15, 2021, 08:56:49 am »

I read in one of Sir Pterry's books that spirit decanters were engraved "NIG" and "MUR" so that the butler would not know which he was topping up with "ERINU".
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #885 on: April 15, 2021, 03:50:37 pm »

 {-)   :-)


I decided today after all my jobs being done that beer o'clock commenced at 15:00hrs  :}
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #886 on: April 15, 2021, 04:22:15 pm »

you lot will get Old Farts a bad name with all your boozing
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #887 on: April 15, 2021, 04:24:51 pm »

Iím making a huge sacrifice to set an example  :((   I have over 30 days dry since 10th of March  :}  how many can equal that 😜
Expect my typings to get blurrrrrrry as the evening progresses 🤣🤣🤣
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« Reply #888 on: April 15, 2021, 04:47:50 pm »

OK I've just had  2 Belgian small but strong beers and that's it today.
Now I just went for that Irish decanter and nearly sprained my wrist getting it from the cupboard to the glass  %%  AND spilled two drops  <:(  I guess it will get less of a strain as the contents deplete  {-)


I wrote that in a mix of Irish & Scotts accents







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Re: Retirement
« Reply #889 on: April 15, 2021, 05:03:52 pm »

My impression of Loch Lomond 12
No negatives it's really nice and drinkable for as long as you can remain compos mentis {-)

There are loads of options at this price point equally desirable so for me the price on the day wins.

£30 seems to be the mark for me as many more expensive bottles often drop into this territory on Amazon then buy!


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Re: Retirement
« Reply #890 on: April 16, 2021, 11:39:11 pm »

A change of programme. With the easing of lockdown I cannot be going out for a meal only to say I cannot have a drink because of my current regime  %%
So from now I will drink Friday and Saturday only but no drink tomorrow because I drank yesterday already  :police: {-)
Confusing maybe but now itís SIX days before my next tipple 😱


I like a challenge 😟
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« Reply #891 on: April 17, 2021, 02:37:18 pm »

Andy, I like your regime, but oh the temptation with a cellar like you have, you have some very nice ones, with my favourite hiding in the background. I remember the first time I had a Tinnamens fruit , dubious I was but surprised how refreshing it turned out to be. Keep well, nemesis 
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #892 on: April 19, 2021, 06:05:07 pm »

Yes that Timmermans really is like drinking cherries but you will soon be realising its not alcohol free  {-)


Half way through my 6 dry days and I'm browsing Amazon for another bargain  :embarrassed:


Edit that Ardbeg AN OA was really nice last Friday  O0
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #893 on: April 20, 2021, 03:30:22 pm »

Andy, I like Ardbeg 10, never tried OA, is it worth a punt. I know it will be ok. What is the difference, bill
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Re: Retirement
« Reply #894 on: April 20, 2021, 05:37:03 pm »

I am thinking of getting some A over T  from the Hogs Back Brewery in Tongham . One of their specials.


  Along the way a lot of customers asked what the name A over T stood for and so as not to afront their delicacies they have said it stands for "Aroma's over Tongham"   But we know better.


https://www.hogsback.co.uk/2017/12/hogs-back-brewerys-t-worth-wait/





 
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« Reply #895 on: April 20, 2021, 06:12:23 pm »

Andy, I like Ardbeg 10, never tried OA, is it worth a punt. I know it will be ok. What is the difference, bill

It is very nice but I haven't tried the 10 yrs so I cannot compare
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« Reply #896 on: April 20, 2021, 06:13:14 pm »

A over T  {-)  won't take many at 9%  %%


I'm in new territory now at 4 days dry and two to go  {-)   but I can drink Fri & Sat  :police:
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« Reply #897 on: April 20, 2021, 08:32:03 pm »

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Re: Retirement
« Reply #898 on: April 28, 2021, 01:03:07 pm »

The number 50 is significant today. 12 days with drink and 38 without  :police:


My regime now is a bit more flexible. I can drink on 2 days only with a choice of FRI/SAT FRI/SUN or SAT/SUN


Not sure about holidays but probably have a little every day. First break is at Sandringham mid May 7 days



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« Reply #899 on: April 30, 2021, 06:30:45 pm »

I think we have to cancel Sandringham. My mother requires a lot of help just now due to burdens she has taken on over time that are now too much to cope with at 85. A male friend who she took in some years ago due to a knee replacement op and stairs at his own house now has severe dementia. Getting care for him is proving extremely difficult and if SS don't get their finger out we'll be needing two placements. She also took on stray cats that are now defecating anywhere as she cannot cope with litter trays. There were five but today I managed to re home the two oldest with a couple of Philipino health care workers.
Anyway we can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
So as an alternative to a week away we will go to Hebden Bridge CC fairly local and for the first time with a dog. We don't have grand kids for various reasons but we have a grand fur baby William a retired gun dog and he is gorgeous. This will be a new experience for all of us.
7 yrs old this week


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