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  1. Poll: ​Aha! The plot thickens . . . like gravy.

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    ​Aha! The plot thickens . . . like gravy.
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  2. Poll: Bisto :confused::confused: Well, how about...

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    Bisto :confused::confused:

    Well, how about some of that Discworld's Dwarf Bread? It keeps well. In fact it's just as inedible fresh as it is stale.
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  3. Poll: I use Amazon Music. There is a £7.99/Month option...

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    I use Amazon Music. There is a £7.99/Month option but I just use the free version. No adverts, it just stops occasionally (perhaps once per album or playlist) to ask if you want to pay.
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  4. Poll: The solution is simple. Buy a selection box,...

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    The solution is simple.
    Buy a selection box, and after a few days see what ones are left in the tin.
    Those are the ones you should buy in the future.
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  5. Grandson on his first BMX bump-track race (#520)....

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    Grandson on his first BMX bump-track race (#520). He came 1st in the 7-11 novice section.

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  6. Pilates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black...

    Posted by Oakbank, 23-08-19
    Pilates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Leotard (sorry, not food related, but I couldn't resist it)

    Citizen Sugar Cane

    It's a Wonderful Loaf

    Tarzan the Grape Man

    Howard the Duck...
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  7. Thanks everyone who voted for me. As Nataly...

    Posted by Oakbank, 01-08-19
    Thanks everyone who voted for me.

    As Nataly said, this month's theme is a green theme, 'Human Powered Transport'. Toddlers on balance bikes, teenagers on skateboards, MAMILs (Middle Aged Men in...
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  8. Hmmm, 11/14. Clearly I must brush up on PP's...

    Posted by Oakbank, 01-08-19
    Hmmm, 11/14. Clearly I must brush up on PP's T&Cs. :confused:
    17 Replies
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  9. Poll: Apple: They just work out the box, though I...

    Posted by Oakbank, 31-07-19
    Apple: They just work out the box, though I wouldn't consider the latest 'all singing, all dancing' models. Mine's an iPhone 5SE.

    Android: Too many operating system 'flavours'. Like religion,...
    36 Replies
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  10. I like ginger. Must try that next time I think I...

    Posted by Oakbank, 31-07-19
    Thread: Healthy bodies
    I like ginger. Must try that next time I think I have a cold coming o - o - on. ATISHOO!

    Right. Kettle on.
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  12. Whenever I even think I have a cold coming on I...

    Posted by Oakbank, 28-07-19
    Thread: Healthy bodies
    Whenever I even think I have a cold coming on I drink hot toddies. Black coffee sweetened with honey and fortified with rum. I'm not 100% certain it helps, I just don't care.

    As ano domini wreaks...
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  13. July's been a very busy month for me and my...

    Posted by Oakbank, 28-07-19
    July's been a very busy month for me and my family. We are an incredibly fortunate bunch and as much as I love them all I do like to get away on Ladybird, on my own, and recharge my psyche. This...
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  14. Pastaway. Pie Hard. Mad Max - Curry Road. ...

    Posted by Oakbank, 28-07-19
    Pastaway.

    Pie Hard.

    Mad Max - Curry Road.

    Crouching Tizer, Hidden Flagon.

    Raiders of the Lost Fridge.
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  15. Unless you have teenagers in tow, quiet places...

    Posted by Oakbank, 29-06-19
    Unless you have teenagers in tow, quiet places are the best places. When our kids were young we camped or caravanned on Forestry Commision campsites or small, working farm campsites. We found the...
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  16. Jon ​That is one beast of a caravan; a bit...

    Posted by Oakbank, 27-06-19
    Thread: Caravans
    Jon

    ​That is one beast of a caravan; a bit bigger than mine.

    I believe the term for people doing what you plan is "Snowbirds". They chase the sun, driving north in the summer, then as soon as...
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  17. It's not just me then :confused:

    Posted by Oakbank, 27-06-19
    It's not just me then :confused:
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  18. Caravans

    Posted by Oakbank, 27-06-19
    Thread: Caravans
    Many many years ago, when the kids were young, money was tight and fuel was around £1.35/gallon, we used to borrow my father-in-law's old caravan to go on our holidays.

    Fast forward nigh on 40...
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  19. I went for a wee potter about on Ladybird today....

    Posted by Oakbank, 25-06-19
    I went for a wee potter about on Ladybird today. Very little wind, but it was 'Taps Aff!', just shorts and sunblock, plus floppy hat and sunglasses. I didn't go anywhere, just out to the Tail o' the...
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  20. Poll: I asked my optician about getting me contact...

    Posted by Oakbank, 21-06-19
    I asked my optician about getting me contact lenses. She said I'm not suitable as my prescription changes every year, and not just for the worse. Some years my distance vision improves!

    The net...
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  21. Poll: I used to write a lot of emails to colleagues for...

    Posted by Oakbank, 21-06-19
    I used to write a lot of emails to colleagues for whom English was not their first language, and frequently not even their second. To get the message across I had to simplify, to the point of being...
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  22. Clean Energy to dominate energy market

    Posted by Oakbank, 21-06-19
    Interesting article in the BBC today Clean Energy
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  23. Picked the first ripe strawberry out of the...

    Posted by Oakbank, 20-06-19
    Picked the first ripe strawberry out of the greenhouse yesterday, and being the kind, generous fool that I am, gave it to the wife.

    Anyone know how to remove strawberry juice from a white blouse?
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  24. Poll: It all depends. If it's a topic that interests me...

    Posted by Oakbank, 20-06-19
    It all depends. If it's a topic that interests me and is well written I'll read it thoroughly . . . until I come across something that jars, be it an overt political message or a glaring grammatical...
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  25. I use a metal handled Gillette mk5 and I find the...

    Posted by Oakbank, 18-06-19
    Thread: Razors
    I use a metal handled Gillette mk5 and I find the blades last weeks, if not months. I reckon the time to change blades is when I walk out the bathroom with little bits of toilet paper stuck all over...
    37 Replies
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