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Oh, someone told me about that this afternoon. Did it happen? I didn’t hear anything, but we had a movie on.

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Merry Christmas, folks. Sending love to you all. Would be nice to see some of you next year :’) xx

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Merry Christmas everyone.

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Did anyone here have Mousetrap as a kid? If so, do you remember the gameplay being that you built the games play as you moved around the board?

If so, they’ve changed it and you build the whole thing before you start.

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Merry Christmas everyone!

I remember building it as you go along too.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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I knew it! Now the game play is really short but the set-up takes an age!

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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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How odd. I ended up Googling it to see if I could find anything, and Wikipedia says this:

“Mouse Trap (originally Mouse Trap Game) is a board game first published by Ideal in 1963 for two to four players. It is one of the first mass-produced three-dimensional board games.[1] Over the course of the game, players at first cooperate to build a working Rube Goldberg-like mouse trap. Once the mouse trap has been built, players turn against each other, attempting to trap opponents' mouse-shaped game pieces.“

Though it goes on to describe some changes it never mentions that they remove the gameplay where you work to build the contraption.

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Yeah, I always remember building it being part of the game.


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 Post subject: Re: Bits and Bobs 51
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Yeah, the version we've got is utter shite. All built at the start and there's no consequences for getting trapped.


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The traditional christmas fireworks are going off here :roll:

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The traditional christmas fireworks are going off here :roll:

Didn’t you know? Since the millennium it’s customary to have fireworks every weekend from mid-October until 10th Jan

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Yeah, the version we've got is utter shite. All built at the start and there's no consequences for getting trapped.

In ours you ‘lose a piece of cheese’, which is something that you can do about twenty other times by landing on a yellow or steal square, of which there are loads and loads.

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Mimi wrote:
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Yeah, the version we've got is utter shite. All built at the start and there's no consequences for getting trapped.

In ours you ‘lose a piece of cheese’, which is something that you can do about twenty other times by landing on a yellow or steal square, of which there are loads and loads.

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Merry Christmas everyone, we've had a lovely day albeit with only one child (not Joans).

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Yeah, the version we've got is utter shite. All built at the start and there's no consequences for getting trapped.

:this: And also it's rubbish because the parts don't fit together very well at all, so we spent half the time trying to reassemble bits that had come apart. Don't think I ever played the original version.

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The traditional day-after-boxingday fireworks are going off here. Following the traditional boxing day fireworks.

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I've heard some fireworks but presumed it was to remind people that it's bin night.


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I realise my Grinch tendencies are showing but I think strings of lights should have a 400% tax and fireworks a minimum per-unit price of £4 (one rocket, £4; a 25-shot thing, £100).

The former because people seem to think 'oh it's only a fiver for 100 LEDs!' means they should have 17 times as many, turned on for longer, and why not buy another couple every year just in case, yay we're still fucking the environment!, the latter because massively anti-social projectile weapons are still legal somehow *and* colossally bad for the environment.

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Fireworks could go with nothing really lost, but Christmas lights have been a real highlight this year. We spent an hour wandering round one of the local neighbourhoods loving the displays. After a pretty poor year for a lot of people, the benefits outweigh the cost


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Broadband is down in our house (and half of South Devon by the sounds of it). It's amazing how much we've become dependent on it for our viewing habits! No Netflix, no prime, no Disney+, no sky movies, no catch-up, no YouTube, just what is on now, or previously recorded on sky+

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Coffee in bed, watching the sun come up.

What a nice start to the last day of the year.

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My stupid brain is keeping me up, it's now decided that I caused Brexit, because I didn't choose computer science as an A-level, didn't do it at uni, and didn't develop an alternative to Facebook.

I mean I didn't do those things, so it's not wrong, but I'm not sure, I can be held accountable, but try telling my brain that!

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My stupid brain is keeping me up, it's now decided that I caused Brexit, because I didn't choose computer science as an A-level, didn't do it at uni, and didn't develop an alternative to Facebook.

I mean I didn't do those things, so it's not wrong, but I'm not sure, I can be held accountable, but try telling my brain that!

No, I've thought the same thing but didn't want to say. I think it was pretty selfish of you to have not then studied virology and cured covid too.


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I mean I didn't do those things, so it's not wrong, but I'm not sure, I can be held accountable, but try telling my brain that!


Na, everything went awry after David Bowie died. Unless...


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My stupid brain is keeping me up, it's now decided that I caused Brexit, because I didn't choose computer science as an A-level, didn't do it at uni, and didn't develop an alternative to Facebook.

I mean I didn't do those things, so it's not wrong, but I'm not sure, I can be held accountable, but try telling my brain that!

No, I've thought the same thing but didn't want to say. I think it was pretty selfish of you to have not then studied virology and cured covid too.


It's not as far fetched as that (I know it's still extremely far fetched!). I ummed and ahhed about doing computer science for an A-level, but ultimately, my computer teacher told me, that if I dropped Chemistry, I couldn't do that at degree level, but if I dropped computers, I could still do that at degree level.

I really wished I'd gone with Maths, Physics, Further Maths and Computer Science for ages after I dropped out of the physics degree, I didn't study hard enough for.

Anyway, last night I got to the stage, where I was contemplating Mr Mitchel (my computer teacher) had been sent back in time by leave.uk to convince me to drop computers, and that the person who beat him up with a hockey stick wasn't a former pupil, but a remain time traveler, who got there too late, and he still gave me the advise!

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If it makes you feel any better, I share equal responsibility for not stopping Brexit.

I was also awake for most of the night. My wife went back to work today after mat leave with a 5am alarm call and our youngest decided sleep was for losers so it was down to me to sort things out. It's hard finding the balance between comforting them and letting them self settle with a second child since if she woke up first child it would have been even more difficult to get everyone back to sleep. I think it's her teeth but it took a good hour and a half to get her to sleep again with the help of some Bonjela and then, when I was getting really desperate some emergency Calpol.


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The lesser but still important ‘preventative Calpol’ you’re instructed to give when baby is getting vaccinations.

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The lesser but still important ‘preventative Calpol’ you’re instructed to give when baby is getting vaccinations.

My favourite of all the Calpols, since you know you're going to have a sleepy baby before any grumpy symptoms even start and it's based on medical advice!

My brain really isn't up to work today. I'm trying to do some statistical analysis in MiniTab on a manufacturing process we have in Mexico. So far I've opened the spreadsheet I've been sent by my colleagues in Mexico and I've opened MiniTab. Work has now ground to a halt.


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If it makes you feel any better, I share equal responsibility for not stopping Brexit.


A problem shared is a problem halved!


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I was also awake for most of the night. My wife went back to work today after mat leave with a 5am alarm call and our youngest decided sleep was for losers so it was down to me to sort things out. It's hard finding the balance between comforting them and letting them self settle with a second child since if she woke up first child it would have been even more difficult to get everyone back to sleep. I think it's her teeth but it took a good hour and a half to get her to sleep again with the help of some Bonjela and then, when I was getting really desperate some emergency Calpol.


When my youngest two were at that age, I found that music tv worked really well. My youngest loved "believe" by Cher, whereas my second born liked rock/nu punk/pop punk stuff.

The number of times I was in the living room, "dancing" with a baby in my arms at 03:00 in the morning doesn't bear thinking about!

Didn't work with the other two kids (Seb was such a good sleeper and Raven was happy with a hand to hold in her cot)

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