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« Reply #1125 on: January 14, 2020, 08:37:54 AM »
Glad you had a lovely birthday, LR!

Isn't it wonderful how small children walk! After swimming on a Monday afternoon, I wait for my taxi home in the reception area of the Recreation Centre and many children come in for various activities. They add little skips and jumps and various arm waving to their progress from the door to the gate through to the pool etc. A joy to see.
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« Reply #1126 on: January 14, 2020, 11:46:23 AM »
If you dislike baked potatoes, fair enough, but I doubt that being forced to eat them as a child is the reason. We all have our food likes and dislikes, and they seem to be arbitrary, with no obvious reason for them. I detest apricots, and am not keen on carrots or broccoli, as I've just said on the sprout thread. Sprouts are okish.

Apricots if you ever have reason to wire brush a piece of rusty iron the smell of the brushed iron reminds me of apricots they even taste a bit like rusty tin must taste like.

I think it's the favour of the jam to put atop a cake before icing, UG.(rusty tin flavour).

I try to make my wife put anything apricot away in the shed at the bottom of the garden.

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« Reply #1127 on: January 14, 2020, 11:58:46 AM »
Apricots if you ever have reason to wire brush a piece of rusty iron the smell of the brushed iron reminds me of apricots they even taste a bit like rusty tin must taste like.

I think it's the favour of the jam to put atop a cake before icing, UG.(rusty tin flavour).

I try to make my wife put anything apricot away in the shed at the bottom of the garden.

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« Reply #1128 on: January 14, 2020, 12:29:19 PM »
Someone who detests apricots can't be all bad, even if they are a brexiter!

Can't think why you think I don't like Apricots?

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« Reply #1129 on: January 15, 2020, 12:33:50 PM »
I like apricot jam on croissants and apricot crumble from tinned apricots; when I've bought fresh apricots they didn't taste nice,interesting what you've said on here, I thought I probably bought them out of season which is why the taste was odd, but maybe they are always like that. Dried ones are lovely chopped up and put on cereal& porridge.
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« Reply #1130 on: January 16, 2020, 06:50:07 PM »
I like apricot jam on croissants and apricot crumble from tinned apricots; when I've bought fresh apricots they didn't taste nice,interesting what you've said on here, I thought I probably bought them out of season which is why the taste was odd, but maybe they are always like that. Dried ones are lovely chopped up and put on cereal& porridge.

Don't let it worry you too much Robbie there must be a treatment centre somewhere that'll have a cure for this dreadful affliction of yours!

Chopping them up must involve handling the blasted things, is there anywhere you can chop them up away from everybody else so that you don't spread any of the side affects or fumes of them effect anyone that has to live in the same house as your otherwise good self.

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« Reply #1131 on: January 17, 2020, 10:41:56 AM »
You alright L'lR?
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« Reply #1132 on: January 28, 2020, 12:49:47 PM »
Great-grandson born today just before 9:0 a.m. all well!  7 lb 8 oz
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« Reply #1133 on: January 28, 2020, 09:11:45 PM »
Excellent news  :)!  Lovely name too.
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« Reply #1134 on: February 01, 2020, 11:42:11 AM »
Nicola Sparsons is dead! Is this the end of 'Just a Minute'? One can't imagine it without him, but then, one couldn't have imagined ISIHAC without Humph, but it's still going, with Jack Dee in the chair.
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« Reply #1135 on: February 02, 2020, 06:19:02 PM »
Palindromic date today:

02.02.2020
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« Reply #1136 on: February 03, 2020, 10:49:20 AM »
Palindromic date today:

02.02.2020
Only if you use tiresome leading zeros. Until 30-odd years ago, when computers became common and started demanding leading zeros, we'd've written it "2.2.2020". I still do, except when an electronic form demands leading zeros.
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« Reply #1137 on: February 03, 2020, 03:37:42 PM »
Only if you use tiresome leading zeros. Until 30-odd years ago, when computers became common and started demanding leading zeros, we'd've written it "2.2.2020". I still do, except when an electronic form demands leading zeros.

There's always one numerical pedant to spoil things  ;)
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« Reply #1138 on: February 03, 2020, 10:40:03 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #1139 on: February 09, 2020, 08:53:27 AM »
Checking my diary to see what taxi bookings I need to make and thinking podiatry was the 13th,  I found to my horror that I'd missed the appointment which was 7th. I had not written it in because I had not checked the appointment card. It's not the end of the world, but I just really hate missing appointments.
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« Reply #1140 on: February 09, 2020, 09:36:31 AM »
Only if you use tiresome leading zeros. Until 30-odd years ago, when computers became common and started demanding leading zeros, we'd've written it "2.2.2020". I still do, except when an electronic form demands leading zeros.

Don't worry - there will be a proper one next year : 12.02.2021.
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« Reply #1141 on: February 09, 2020, 09:38:20 AM »
Don't worry - there will be a proper one next year : 12.02.2021.

Nah - you are still using the leading zero in the month.

Who knew pedantry was infectious ;)
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« Reply #1142 on: February 13, 2020, 09:49:29 AM »
Don't worry - there will be a proper one next year : 12.02.2021.
That's still got a leading zero, although if you express the year as the last two figures only, it becomes palindromic without a leading zero: 12.2.21.
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« Reply #1143 on: February 16, 2020, 09:21:47 AM »
So I have to put new batteries in hearing aids. I do it carefully because the teeny hinges are not very robust - unlike the old ones, I'm afraid - and what happens? The stupidly designed little hinged bit falls off. So now I'll have to go to the shop tomorrow and they'll have to send it away to get a new one and, I can assure all who are reading this, that is extremely annoying!!

Ah, well! You can probably hear the deep sigh which follows … ...
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« Reply #1144 on: February 18, 2020, 01:50:30 PM »
Our grandson, celebrated his 14th birthday yesterday by having a flying lesson, a present from his parents. He joined the Air cadets last year and has been anxious to see if being a pilot is something he would like to pursue as a career. His instructor was most impressed with the lad, saying he did extremely well in spite of the air turbulence. I am surprised that one can learn to fly at such a young age, but you can't learn to drive a car on the highway until you are 17.
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« Reply #1145 on: February 21, 2020, 10:29:30 AM »
Instead of a stop tap, we have a switch to shut off our water supply. It just looks like an ordinary light switch, put the bit you press is blue. So much easier than having to turn off a stop tap. Does any other poster have one of these devices?
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« Reply #1146 on: February 21, 2020, 01:08:24 PM »
Instead of a stop tap, we have a switch to shut off our water supply. It just looks like an ordinary light switch, put the bit you press is blue. So much easier than having to turn off a stop tap. Does any other poster have one of these devices?
Sounds like a very sensible idea.

About 15 years ago,  I was still a member of  a David Loyd Club and, when I could still get there by bus fairly easily, enjoyed using the facilities, particularly the 25-metre outside (roof over in winter)pool. Today my neighbour took me there just to see whether it would be possible to go and use it now. It is just the most gorgeous pool, but even if I joined for a short period just for fun, the cost of taxi there and back, the cost of even brief membership,  and the difficulties getting from the changing rooms to the pool are out of all proportion to the pleasure of using it! :) Ah, well!
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« Reply #1147 on: February 21, 2020, 01:38:06 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51586871

As from March 23rd 1st class stamps are going up by 6p to 76p, and second class stamps are going up by 4p to 65p!!!!!
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« Reply #1148 on: February 21, 2020, 01:47:02 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51586871

As from March 23rd 1st class stamps are going up by 6p to 76p, and second class stamps are going up by 4p to 65p!!!!!
If the cost of postage stamps had gone up in line with inflation since they were introduced, a first class stamp would cost over £2.
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« Reply #1149 on: March 02, 2020, 10:08:26 AM »
Word for the day - Kakistocracy.

I have no particular government in mind  ;)
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