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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 8:02 
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This might fit better in our recent airport anxiety dream chat but yesterday my usually excellent diary keeping failed me.

For months I've had Thursday 12th May in my calendar for a trip to the theatre to see Nish Kumar, so after a tedious work meeting that ran late I dashed down to Oxford.

It was only as I approached the venue and started finding the ticket on my phone did I notice young families going in.

"That's odd", I thought as I finally dug up the right email, but I guess I could see how he might have some appeal to the Mr Tumble crowd.

I was about to cross the road and enter the theatre when I suddenly noticed the date on the ticket:

Tuesday 17th May.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 8:58 
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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 9:15 
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Kern wrote:
This might fit better in our recent airport anxiety dream chat but yesterday my usually excellent diary keeping failed me.

For months I've had Thursday 12th May in my calendar for a trip to the theatre to see Nish Kumar, so after a tedious work meeting that ran late I dashed down to Oxford.

It was only as I approached the venue and started finding the ticket on my phone did I notice young families going in.

"That's odd", I thought as I finally dug up the right email, but I guess I could see how he might have some appeal to the Mr Tumble crowd.

I was about to cross the road and enter the theatre when I suddenly noticed the date on the ticket:

Tuesday 17th May.

I hope you still went to see Mr Tumble.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 14:48 
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My brother in law got his monthly energy bill.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 17:13 
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£33 DD is surely an error.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2022 18:06 
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I didn’t even notice that.

But goodness, could you imagine being an older vulnerable person who has been heading about meteoric rises in energy charges and getting a bill like that. Not everyone would know it was a mistake and could cause some real distress and knock on health issues.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 14:00 
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After all the excitement of Eurovision (and surprisingly no hangover) I sat down to watch Britain play Norway at the ice hockey World championships. Clearly it was going to be another walkover with the plucky Brits putting up a valiant if doomed effort.

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For periods 1 & 2 I was right. Norway 3, GB 0.

Was going to start making plans for the day when with seven minutes to go in period 3 GB got one in.
And the another 40 seconds later.
And then an equaliser in the final 2 minutes!

Overtime here we go!

Neither side had much luck on the 3v3 so it came down to penalties.

Norway won but blimey, what a game!

Too much excitement and joy for one weekend so I'm off to the symphony this evening to be reminded of the futility of it all by some Mahler.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 19:26 
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The view from our hotel terrace is a bit special.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 19:27 
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Didn’t realise you were taking Davpaz with you.

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That sunset looks like it is made from ice cream.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 19:50 
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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 20:55 
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Spent the weekend clearing the spare room out. Took apart a bed in the kids' room, then reassembled it in the spare room. Disassembled the day bed in the spare room, then reassembled it in the kids' room. Now they have separate rooms. They had walkie talkies so they can communicate, so all dandy. Lasted ten fucking minutes before BigOne had a change of heart. Fuck's sake. The wankers.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 7:59 
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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Kern wrote:
After all the excitement of Eurovision (and surprisingly no hangover) I sat down to watch Britain play Norway at the ice hockey World championships. Clearly it was going to be another walkover with the plucky Brits putting up a valiant if doomed effort.

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
For periods 1 & 2 I was right. Norway 3, GB 0.

Was going to start making plans for the day when with seven minutes to go in period 3 GB got one in.
And the another 40 seconds later.
And then an equaliser in the final 2 minutes!

Overtime here we go!

Neither side had much luck on the 3v3 so it came down to penalties.

Norway won but blimey, what a game!

Too much excitement and joy for one weekend so I'm off to the symphony this evening to be reminded of the futility of it all by some Mahler.


The lady that does my sports massages, plays for team GB. SHe is bloody awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 11:09 
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The lady that does my sports massages, plays for team GB. SHe is bloody awesome.


Excellent stuff! They had a brilliant season from what I've heard.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2022 10:54 
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Why would you advertise the fact that you'd won £184m on the lottery? The first things this couple need to do are stop dreaming, hire bodyguards for the kids and move a secret location.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Why would you advertise the fact that you'd won £184m on the lottery? The first things this couple need to do are stop dreaming, hire bodyguards for the kids and move a secret location.



If think the answer is something along the lines of "we'll sort out financial planning and do all the dull grunt work for you, and we will be on call if you have a few photos taken, if not good luck have fun".

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2022 11:44 
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Well either that or they just want everyone to know. It's not entirely uncommon for rich folks who often advertise their status by living in mansions and driving supercars etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2022 13:36 
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I imagine they get a hard sell to go public from the euromillions people "you need to control the message, it'll get out anyway, this way you do it on your own time etc.." as they want the publicity.
Similar to timeshare sales tactics :) Personally I would tell them to get fucked.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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I imagine they get a hard sell to go public from the euromillions people "you need to control the message, it'll get out anyway, this way you do it on your own time etc.." as they want the publicity.
Similar to timeshare sales tactics :) Personally I would tell them to get fucked.


I'll do your PR.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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He, Mr Winner, is my age. I'd swap him the money, but not the life. Gosh.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 15:43 
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I haven't posted here in four years it turns out. I've given up on Twitter recently and binned off Facebook a while ago and one of the few things I have missed are the updates of the people that reside in here, so here I am.

Since I last posted I have got married, had a dog die, turned 50, got a new dog, had my daughter change gender to be my son, moved house, changed job, gone bald, lost weight, seen Tool and Dad had a stroke. Oh and a pandemic, dunno if you had that round here but it was quite bad.

That's you lot all up to date on me, how's tricks?

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Not much has changed but we live underwater.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 16:27 
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That’s a lot of big life things, Trousers. I hope you’ve weathered it all as well as can be hoped, and sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and your dog. And hooray for gaining a new dog (pics please) and the growth of your boy into himself. Are you enjoying your new job? It’s only recentish that I’ve seen you about Twitter and the rest so it doesn’t feel like you’ve been ‘away’ away.

The pandemic hit our little family hard in ways other than direct illness, but we are all well. We also moved into our first house, which was ace. We have a garden now so we’ve been growing vegetables, and generally being outside as much as we can). D is in school now (year one), and Russell has changed jobs maybe two times since you last posted. x

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Welcome back Trousers.

Thank you for the update. Sorry to hear about your losses but glad there's been joy too.

See you at Cottage? Or perhaps a Tuesday Zoom?


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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That's you lot all up to date on me, how's tricks?


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Hey! Nice to see you again! Sounds all in hand

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Ah man, Trousers is back! Hide your high score tables!

Seriously though, good to hear from you!


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 20:40 
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Yay, Trousers! Sounds like you've really been through the mill what with one thing and another. Glad you're doing okay now.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2022 21:04 
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Hey trousers! You know rentaghost is on Britbox now?

Sounds like you've been through some seismic stuff, hope it's been as smooth as can be.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2022 8:40 
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On Tuesday I found a young woman’s driving license in the road. It had a Derby address on, so I decided to see if she was on Facebook to check the address was still current so I could post it to her. The next day she contacted me back, was very pleasant and said she lived here in Walsall now, would it be ok to pop by to pick it up. I said sure, or just drop me her address and we’d pop it through her letterbox if that was easier (and wouldn’t risk us being out). She read it immediately as I was typing it, looked like she was about to respond, then nothing, and I’ve not heard back since then, so I’ve got some random woman’s driving license. I’ll wait a few more days and try again, but after that :shrug:

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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The highlight of today's hike was seeing this old railway sign in a bus shelter in a village in Gloucestershire. Achievement Unlocked!


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