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Re: An 'Otel Plus? (thread)

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Posted: 14 Minutes ago by: Penny

On Sun, 22 May 2022 19:46:01 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> scrawled in the dust... IANM but I say "an 'otel". A hotel feels too breathy for me. With my typo fairy hat on, I have found some people were plainly never ta

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 26 Minutes ago by: Penny

On Sun, 22 May 2022 20:10:14 +0100, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> scrawled in the dust... I don't know if this counts, but I read the Reader's Digest condensed version of 'To Sir, with Love' before seeing the film staring Sidney Poitier and

Re:_Is_Ambridge_a_‘Covid_Free’_Zone? (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 10 Minutes ago by: Sam Plusnet

Ambridge doesn't even seem to get a decent radio signal. Does anyone there listen to R4?

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 13 Minutes ago by: Sam Plusnet

It is pretty rare to see a film, after having read the book, and not think it falls short. I would be interested to hear where people have found exceptions to this 'rule'.

An 'Otel Plus? (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 37 Minutes ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Mike, do you pronounce the h in hotel? I was taught that you use "a" for most words, but "an" for words that start with a _spoken_ vowel - so "an hour", for example. And I _do_ say the H in hotel, so I would say "a hotel". (A horse, A

Re: An 'Otel Plus? (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: John Ashby

Wasn't Jazzer looking after it before he was poached for the pigs at Berrow? john

Re: An 'Otel Plus? (thread)

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Posted: 2 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: Clive Arthur

Are you sure he wasn't just a fish-whisperer for Adam's aquaponics tilapia things came along?

Re: An 'Otel Plus? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: Mike McMillan

Yup

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours 5 Minutes ago by: Sid Nuncius

With a small aubergine.

Re:_An_‘Otel_Plus? (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 5 Minutes ago by: krw

Different businesses. 1. The shoot is a combined Home Farm / Berrow Estate business. Will used to be the game keeper and still should be. 2. The fishing lake was on Home Farm land and is not Arkwright Lake and Country Park. We hav

Re: An ‘Otel Plus? (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Mike McMillan

The shoot was organised by BL and Brian used to ask Willyerm to be a beater and Effer did catering; the fishing used to be overseen by Adam TM, IIRC.

Re: An ‘Otel Plus? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Penny

On Sun, 22 May 2022 10:02:35 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan <toodle.pip1@virginmedia.com> scrawled in the dust... I thought the adjacent Golf Course was part of it in Jack's day. Then there's Arkwright Lake and the Country Park - were these s

Re: An ?Otel Plus? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Hours 53 Minutes ago by: Vicky

We stayed in a hotel in Eilat years ago with a basement shooting range. I shot with an Uzi!

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 10 Minutes ago by: Mike McMillan

But short on word-count if fee is based on this.

Re: An ‘Otel Plus? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 12 Minutes ago by: Mike McMillan

I’m thinking of an indoor shooting range.

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 18 Minutes ago by: Joe Kerr

Succinct, informative, honest.

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: Vicky

I read all of The Time Traveller's Wife but thought it gruesome. Wish I had not read it.

Re: An ‘Otel Plus? (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: Vicky

Didn't GG Have a shoot?

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 37 Minutes ago by: Serena Blanchflower

I don't know who read it on R4, but the audio book is read (extremely well, if I recall correctly) by Juliet Stevenson and John Nettles

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 40 Minutes ago by: Mike McMillan

Only if Sid took a double dose of the orange pills and laid off the purple ones…

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 44 Minutes ago by: John Ashby

You could get all that at home? john

An ‘Otel Plus?

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Posted: 10 Hours 21 Minutes ago by: Mike McMillan

Ardil has confirmed GG will re-open as an hotel but, will it be an hotel+? If so, what might the plus or pluses be? Perhaps one or more of the following: Indoor Shooting Range, Indoor Golf, Arts & Crafts Centre, Flying Club, Gambling Casino

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 10 Hours 50 Minutes ago by: Sid Nuncius

Sorry to be so late on parade here, but just to say that I read 100 pages or so of Shuggie Bain before deciding that an unremitting diet of rain, alcoholism, violence and misogyny was more than I could take at the moment and bailing out

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 10 Hours 53 Minutes ago by: Sid Nuncius

I liked the book very much but not the film. I thought it was one of those films which tells the story OK but misses much of the depth of the book, and hence lacked much of what stayed with me about the book.

Re: UMRA birthday info for 22 May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 12 Hours 57 Minutes ago by: Mike McMillan

Chilli tonight dear?

Re: New hope for sacked Grey Gables hospitality team (thread)

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Posted: 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Perhaps they would like to look at another local-to-them company West Cornwall Pasty Company; their Reading Station outlet shut in early-Covid times and has stayed that way as have many other branches I believe.

UMRA birthday info for 22 May 2022

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Posted: 14 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: Birthday Monitor

Birthday News for today, 22 May: Neil Carter.

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 40 Minutes ago by: Sjouke Burry

Oh, if you install NOTEPAD++, that has a rot13 option under textFX options.

New hope for sacked Grey Gables hospitality team

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Posted: 22 Hours 51 Minutes ago by: Vicky

https://beertoday.co.uk/2022/05/21/oakman-group-archers/?fbclid=IwAR3CN_V477pnDN8fxgXyCXaArydIg2uVzEFOPJPqyvCf7WPF-si_ToR8IQo

This week's spoiler from the DF.

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Posted: 22 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: Vicky

How right have we been never to park in Ambridge. The high accident rate, plus the lurking threat of Alice with a brick, has put many of us off. Now there’s another reason to keep your wheels away from the village. A graffiti artist with

Re: Is Ambridge a ‘Covid Free’ Zone? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Hours 57 Minutes ago by: Axlegrease

A fair few years ago, there were occasional references to "the supermarket" but we were never told if it was Tesburys or Morritrose or even a new-fangled German incomer. I suppose it might have been Borsetshire Co-op.

Re: Is Ambridge a ‘Covid (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 20 Minutes ago by: Chris

It was a decision, but it was because tv was doing it and TA couodn’t do it in total lockdown Sincerely Chris

Re: Is Ambridge a ‘Covid (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 20 Minutes ago by: Chris

How easy was it to get a delivery slot from The Supermarket (chain and layout unknown)? All we know is Underwoods which isn’t a supermarket. Does Ambridge even have fast broadband? That would make a better plot than many. Surprised

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 9 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Debuggers have been busy have they?

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 9 Hours ago by: krw

Thunderbird seems to have gone a bit made recently with a daily update and two this morning to get up to date. Clearly this release was buggy.

Re: Is Ambridge a ‘Covid Free’ Zone? (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 11 Hours ago by: Penny

On Sat, 21 May 2022 02:26:11 +0100, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> scrawled in the dust... I've been watching NCIS season 18 - somewhat time-shifted from the Decenber/March broadcast on 5USA and first shown from November 2020 in the States, p

UMRA birthday info for 21 May 2022

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Posted: 1 Day 13 Hours ago by: Birthday Monitor

Birthday News for today, 21 May: John Anthony 'Jack' Archer.

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Ah! TB 91.9.1 64-bit here

Re:_Is_Ambridge_a_‘Covid_Free’_Zone? (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Was there a decision made by the editor to play down Covid? - too much reality?

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Sjouke Burry

Dont know . Works in TB ESR 17.0.11............

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

Does that still work in Thunderbird? Leet key used to do the job, but at some point (a while back) a Thunderbird update broke it. As far as I know, Mnenhy predates Leet key.

Re: Is Ambridge a ‘Covid Free’ Zone? (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Axlegrease

Very few masks in evidence in my corner of the East Midlands and all those foul-smelling hand cleansers are no longer the first thing you see when entering a shop or pub, etc. Ambridge is curious, isn't it? I keep wondering if Lily was sel

David’s Solar Panels

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Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Knowing how realistic tales of Ambridge aren’t, I expect to hear very soon that the 120 solar panels that Vince is so generously financing for the Archers future are installed and working. In Ambridge, Covid hardly happened and so the ong

Re:_Is_Ambridge_a_‘Covid_Free’_Zone? (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Kate B

Odd that, isn't it? About Ambridge, I mean. Scarcely a mention of the pandemic at all except where absolutely unavoidable. Meanwhile in London and also in Edinburgh, mask-wearing is not so much observed at the moment. In shops, occasio

Is Ambridge a ‘Covid Free’

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Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I cannot recall anyone in the shop or other communal areas sounding as though they are wearing a face covering recently - nor any references to ‘I’ll just grab my mask’ type comments. Back in TRW, I note that locals are still observin

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

I hope her (or your if you were with her) Flemish/French was up to explaining why, and that if so, she got a round of applause. I would have, or at least made appreciative mumblings.

Re: Never mind the Truth, it's aHeadline! (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I agree with you, thousands of time over!

Spoiler 19/05/22

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Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Mr. Aldridge, I understand you observed Mr. Christopher Carter accepting cash-in-hand from a client, is that right? Well, before we pursue this matter any further, please remind me, Mr.Aldridge, when you agreed to burying some barrels of ch

Re: Never mind the Truth, it's aHeadline! (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 8 Hours ago by: Penny

On Thu, 19 May 2022 22:04:13 +0100, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> scrawled in the dust... I blame the devaluation of the billion, rendering it fair game in any headline that really just means 'lots'.

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mike Ruddock

It is flawed as generally performed. The big ending in which the soloist holds the -cer- of vincero until he is about to collapse from anoxya is written in the score as vin-(dotted quaver) - cer - (semiquaver) - o - (semibreve). OK hold

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 12 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Outstanding! And a very fine KF, too!

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 12 Hours ago by: Chris

It distracts my thoughts knowing it’s such a huge part of something that is nothing to do with the opera. There are plenty other bits in operas that have taken on lives of their own but didn’t impinge on my consciousness when they we

Re:_Never_mind_the_Truth,_it’s_aHeadline! (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: steve hague

As a friend of mine used to say "I've told you millions of times not to exaggerate."

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] [] Interesting. You obviously enjoy opera in general - as I said, we're all different. Do you dislike Nessun Dorma for itself, or for what it has become (a showpiece, and perhaps associated with football)?

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 22 Hours ago by: Sjouke Burry

Re: Never mind the Truth, it's aHeadline! (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Erme - that rather depends on how you define a specis. A popular estimate is 8.7 million overall but there are supporters for the arguments that it may be as few as 2 million or as many as 1 trillion. If it is the latter then wiping out

Re: Is there something Sid isn't telling us? (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

That explains the lyrics: Hey! You! Get off'a McCloud.

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Your head may vary (Mine certainly does).

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Chris

Nessum Dorma really upsets “Turandot” for me. One of my favourite operas. Sincerely Chris

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days ago by: Chris

Yus, fairly sure she did Sincerely Chris

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

It was the closing track on her first, Song To A Seagull. Loved that album, too, and bought it very soon after Clouds, then the others as they came out. (She lost me for a while in the Don Juan/Mingus period, but I like Wild Things R

Never mind the Truth, it’s

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Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Bl**dy Journalist: this time it is a journo in Central Queensland stating that Billions of Species have been wiped out in the recent disasters. Harrumph!!! (Heard on R4 at about 17:28).

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Vicky

My link no longer works, maybe because they are on sale?

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

There are three episodes here: <https://www.radioechoes.com/?page=series&genre=OTR-Comedy&series=Stilgoes%20Around> I tested one at random and it seemed to work. Nick

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] I have a couple of episodes - my filenames are "Christie's [cello; Henry Moore moth]" and "Health Farm [house of (credit) cards; Henry Moore moth]", which I could send (would have to reduce the quality to email - I've probably got t

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Penny

On Thu, 19 May 2022 09:46:40 +0100, Vicky <vicky.ayech@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust... He is, indeed. I saw him several times when he was touring with Peter Skellern, and I have some CDs. I don't think I heard those. There was a ser

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiQOaK8Mv6E - warning, the usual Python tastelessness - actually making the above joke, but rather well (and with a moderately memorable tune, or at least chorus). (As others have said, whicheverrat sa

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jim Easterbrook

He became ordained later on in life, after his pop career was over. KF by proxy: other half was one of Skellern's backing singers on You're a Lady, which is how she came to be on TOTP. This has caused her to burst into song in both a

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

You've lost me there, John. I was going to use the well-worn "Still composing? No. He's been decomposing for years" gag but thought I ought to check. It seems he's alive and well and still.. ...composing. Nick

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Oh, wonderful! Ignore the end of my last (the long rambling one, as mine tend to be) post. Not wonderful that Peter Skellern is dead, of course. (I gathered from some of the comments to some of the YouTube clips I found that PS was a Re

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] [] Thanks for that; they definitely captured the Stilgoe/Skellern feel. You might enjoy a full concert of theirs I found, "Rambling On...": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Vc0lOV6Iw - worth going back to and watching in bits, they'

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] [] [] Jazz, like opera (soprano at least), is - well, I was going to say an acquired taste, but at 62 I don't think I'm ever going to acquire it (them). I don't deny the skill of those able to improvise - it just doesn't appeal to me

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

Sorry - my forgettery in full play again. It was Peter Skellern who died. I have fond memories of Umrat Bob Archer & I seeing Richard & Peter perform in Bury St Edmunds some years ago.

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: Vicky

Oh dear. I can't find a record of this in google or Alexa.

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

Sadly, the correct verb is "was".

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 10 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I was going to insert my "Richard Stilgoe? I don't think he's still composing" joke at this point. Then I discovered that he still is. Composing, that is. Nick

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 11 Hours ago by: steve hague

Blue was her masterpiece I think. Ladies of the Canyon was superb too, and her double live album "Miles of Isles" got plenty of turntable time here. We don't have that album now, and if we did it would be of no use. We don't have a turn

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

I can't find his Walz but did find this on you tube :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqJPfoetuss RIchard Stiligoe is officially a lovely person. I used to listen to his radio programmes and one was from the Boat Show and he sung a son

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Sorry, forgot that sig line is deleted Linda signed off: Yvaqn Sbk

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Sbk? I use that to kill brushwood!

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

And returns next week too! ;-)))

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

Easy enough to translate in your head, though.

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

We used to substitute loo for zoo and incorporate another rhyming word. Childhood? This was just last week!

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

I did the same, but the jazz lost me. She did make some fine albums later, though. Night Ride Home and Turbulent Indigo are up there, I think. I agree about her songwriting. At her greatest she's almost unmatched, I think. Blue is

Re: Is there something Sid isn't telling us? (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

You've not met Matron, have you?

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Agreed. A pure gem.

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

For which I have never forgiven Julie Felix. God, what a boring, annoying record! (Which, of course, I shall now have as an earworm for the foreseeable...) Tom Paxton, of course, can do whatever he likes and still command my affecti

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: Min

One of my absolute favourites - I have seen him in this country and the US and have a CD signed by him <kf>.

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: Min

Sorry, Chris - that was/is written by Tom Paxton.

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Vicky

I usually see him when he is over giving concerts in the UK. Going to the zoo is one of his songs for children and I had the tape of these to play to my daughters and then the cd to play to grandchildren. I tried to play guitar at vario

Re: Is there something Sid isn't telling us? (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: BrritSki

true, but it could have been Matron, singing strong and loud...

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tony Smith

Your storm in Luxembourg must have been the same storm as my godfather's in Saarbrücken.

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: BrritSki

She sang a version of it but it was written by Tom Paxton [kf] who I saw live in a small upstairs room in a pub in Coventry when I was still at school, so must have been 1964/5.

Re: Is there something Sid isn't telling us? (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike Ruddock

I thought that was Constable McCloud Mike Ruddock

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

That 0 "Ill Wind" - is indeed the classic such. To get into the hall of fame, they have to fit so well that you can't hear the tune without hearing the words. The one that comes closest IMO is indeed the above-mentioned Richard Stilgoe

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: Kate B

The best of all is the Mozart Horn Concerto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHWnFJ4_61U

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: Chris

“We’re going to the zoo” (and we can stay all day) was written and sung by her. Sincerely Chris

Re: Is there something Sid isn't telling us? (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Would you care to shed some light on that Britters?

Re: Is there something Sid isn't telling us? (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Perhaps she's using it as a step up so she can swing on the chandeliers ?

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Vicky

I remember it being sung to me as a child.

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] [] I would hope so, though I fear just general enthusiasm. It's "just" mathematics, or ridiculously thorough analysis of previous calendars. I put the "just" in quotes, because I have considerable admiration for those who _do_ the

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Now you mention those words, I think you're right, that the Wiegenlied did have words. But the ones I've come across in the last month or so are different ones, to the extent that I didn't immediately spot what it was, though I knew I

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

J. P. Gilliver (John) <G6JPG@255soft.uk but there Brahms' Lullaby is in every collection of Brahms Lieder which I think suggests it had words in the first place (Guten Abend, gut' Nacht). There have probably been many sets if translation

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Is that what one might call eclipsing their offer?

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 9 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

I see your Mary Hopkin and raise you Judy Collins (I think)

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 9 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

We went on a coach trip to Luxembourg to see it. Total cloud cover so we never saw the sun. We did notice it getting darker and cooler and afterwards the strange phenomenon of the light slowly rolling towards us, not just all around us gr

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I also associate Elaine Stritch with the part of Helene Hanff but have failed miserably to find the evidence - as apparently has the writer of the Helene Hanff Wikipedia page where it reads: "Elaine Stritch also played Helene Hanff in a

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: steve hague

I first heard JM on a juke box in a pub. It was her single "Woodstock", so that dates it pretty closely. We bought all her albums as soon as they were released untill the middle of her jazz period, at which point we decided she'd lost h

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

It took me until not that long ago to be able to just stop reading a book or watching a programme.

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: Penny

On Wed, 18 May 2022 06:23:39 +0100, Sid Nuncius <nuncius@hotmail.co.uk> scrawled in the dust... Judy Collins (bro#1 gave me an album) was my gateway to Joni Mitchell too.

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 12 Hours ago by: Penny

On Wed, 18 May 2022 00:54:58 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> scrawled in the dust... I'm not sure, somewhere in my head I associate it with Elaine Stritch, in fact it may have been her interview on Parkinson I'm thinking

Re: Is there something Sid isn't telling us? (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Blimey - Matron on the telly? She kept that quiet!

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 15 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

No, Paul Simon wrote both music and lyrics - and used to get quite annoyed that people assumed that Art Garfunkel was the lyricist. :o) Other outstanding partnerships of musician and lyricist include Carole King & Gerry Goffin, Jerry

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Now you mention it, I might have heard it on R4 first too. Did Helene Hanff read it for them?

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

Mary Hopkin. Be still, my beating.

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Penny

On Tue, 17 May 2022 13:52:21 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> scrawled in the dust... I've spent years trying to persuade D#1 that this is not a good way forward, while realising I do it myself to some extent. Money, time

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Correct; it suits he gentle style. (Not to say that it also doesn't suit some of the other 435!) Or rather her gentle style suits it. IMO of course. Unusually for Nana, I only have an English version ... (-: [Checking ... I see she

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jim Easterbrook

I didn't know it had one.

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nick Odell

According to https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/2558 there are 436 cover versions of Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now and I'm guessing - not entirely without evidence - that John has the Nana Mouskouri version in mind. If I hadn't

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: steve hague

NM? JM shirly.

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

The thread title had me mentally humming it (if that's a thing), as I rather like the tune, then checking, and I haven't got a copy (on my computer; I'm sure I have on hard media, probably by Nana), so I'm going to go find one. [] Ind

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] I must get better at that. Trouble is, one has put effort into some things which it seems to be a waste to discard. I keep wondering about TA: maybe when I lose my "Fridays off" (only another one or two to go!), though I suspect I w

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Vicky

I think I might have seen he Shipping News too, liked it and don't remember it :) Oh no, googling finds the content and I think I'd rememebr that. Not seen it.

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Kate B

snippety-snip I think they're called Misery Memoirs. Apparently sometimes also Misery Porn... FWIW I don't remember much about The Shipping News but I remember quite liking it.

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Kate B

It always makes me think of Wozzeck. Also not light-hearsted...

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: steve hague

Yes, I know about the bonkers stuff, but the term was being used on the mainstream news, so I don't think it's just a religious thing. I've never seen the phenomenon, but my wife has, whilst camping on Bodmin Moor with friends a good fe

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: Tony Smith

We went to Szeged in Hungary to see the 1999 eclipse. The day began cloudy but the hotelier said it was reported clearing from the west and lake Balaton was already clear. Se we drove off in that direction (we had brought the car) and it

Re: I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT. (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 11 Hours ago by: Jim Easterbrook

That's just how it is for British astronomy enthusiasts. There's an old clip from The Sky at Night with Patrick and someone else desperately trying to see anything through a load of cloud in a live broadcast. PS "Blood moon" is not a

I've looked at clouds from both sides now. Completely OT.

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Posted: 5 Days 11 Hours ago by: steve hague

It seems that when any spectacular astronomical event is due to be visible from hereabouts, heavy clouds form. When the solar eclipse happened in 1999, we lived in a village right in the middle of the path of totality. The clouds rolled

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

‘Enjoyed the film’? Err… do you expect the Germans to Bight on that?

Re: Is there something Sid isn't telling us? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Ooo-er…

Re: chris n Aliss n Brine (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

And there will be eggs on faces - let’s get cracking I say!

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: Penny

On Mon, 16 May 2022 11:10:34 +0100, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> scrawled in the dust... I did read Angela's Ashes and don't recall having a problem with it - it was a while ago and I also don't remember what it was about.

Call me a cynic, but... (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

I agree, any suggestion of price drops looks like being pie in the sky at the moment; however, I think it's a good idea - (a) the changes won't be quite as much of a shock, and (b) if the companies are forced to sell at below cost price

Is there something Sid isn't telling us?

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

One of the contestants on Beat the Chasers to-night was a lady from Shepherds (Shepherd's? Shepherd'?) Bush who said she sometimes had to act as a Matron.

chris n Aliss n Brine

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Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Chris

Ooh errr. Maybe a lot of things are coming home to roost ……. Sincerely Chris

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

I (usually) don't mind the emails, since I can either read or delete without causing unnecessary waste.

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

It really pays to read the instructions first.

Re: BBC don't like Russ either (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Chris

He isn’t there, never has been Sincerely Chris

Re: Call me a cynic, but… (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

It's obvious from the way that retail prices change that expensive energy travels very fast but cheaper energy takes ages to reach the consumer. Given this basic law of physics, changing the price cap more frequently isn't likely to h

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Like Audrey Niffenegger's Time Traveller's Wife I should have thought that The Shipping News would have been unfilmable. I think that the books are too big for the screen but fit comfortably inside the head. Nick

Re: fb reaction to last night's TA (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: carolet

Jake was born about 2004. I don't believe that we have and exact date.

If Alice feels out of her depth…

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Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

There must be an awful lot of vodka in that bath!

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

Can't say I thought much to the film.

Re: Call me a cynic, but… (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

YANAOU.

Re: Call me a cynic, but... (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I don't think it's being done for our benefit, Mike. If they go ahead with the proposal there's a chance that, whilst sacrificing a few thousand more households who can't pay their bills, they may save a couple more energy companies from

Call me a cynic, but…

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Posted: 6 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

The proposal is being made to review the price cap on energy on a three-monthly basis now; it was stated that this means ‘if the price drops, we would benefit sooner’. Harrumph! As we have also been told that the price is likely to rise

Re: BBC don't like Russ either (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 9 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] I've more than once tried to get "Rip Off Britain" and similar prog.s interested in what I prefer to call the "non-DD surcharge", since it is in practice a _lot_ more than the extra processing cost involved in taking payments almost

Re: OT: Oral exams (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 10 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

....and still not understand un mot sanglant.

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 10 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

@Vicky Yes,I agree with you. I don't know what the proper name for the genre is but I call it bleak and full of despair. Some people really can't get enough of them. My mother (MSRIP) gave me "Angela's Ashes" which I dutifully read and t

Re: BBC don't like Russ either (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

This (American?) expression or ufamizzum ‘Let you go’ meaning ‘We are giving you the Push, now and without ceremony.’ is one I hate and feel they should be honest and use the expression ‘We are dropping you’ [perhaps the Merki

Re: BBC don't like Russ either (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 11 Hours ago by: krw

The maintenance of web pages is probably an unsupported activity at the BBC these days. One would imagine that the contents of the card index were computerised when Keri was in charge of the website and the subsequent use of the inter

Re: OT: Oral exams (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

Those are very fine items of underwear, Mike. I am surprised, but not shocked, but the number of frills etc, but am open-minded.

Re: UMRA Bookgroup (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

checking on Amazon A heartbreaking novel, a book both beautiful and brutal . . . All that grief and sadness and misery has been turned into something tough, tender and beautifully sad. - The Times Leaves us gutted and marvelling: Life

OT: Oral exams

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Posted: 6 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mike Ruddock

I have two grandchildren taking public exams this year. The girl, Bea (1) is taking A level and was told after she had come to the end of her oral French that the examiner could listen to her speak French for hours. Her brother, Leo, is t

fb reaction to last night's TA

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Posted: 6 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

Talking about liking Weaver, the only good thing last night, together with the solution to puddinggate 'You do know it’s being played by the same dog that played Scruff, don’t you?' Listening to part of Farming Today this morning there

UMRA Bookgroup

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Posted: 6 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mike Ruddock

I am approaching the end of Shuggie Bain, a book which has won at least one literary prize. Has any other 'rat read it? I will continue with it because the daughter who lent it to me assures me that it is well worth the effort. I have ab

BBC don't like Russ either

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Posted: 6 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/3VLG6MxxfQpKXF2Chky4Fmh/characters He is not on this page, even among the odds and sods. Or am I having an OAP can't see in front of her nose moment?

Re: UMRA birthday info for 15 May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Run by a chap named Denny Are?

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 15th to 19th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Omni*Buses*?

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: John Ashby

OK, Rodger that. john

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Joe Kerr

You could try dropping it back in the post marked Return to sender: Not known, but they might take you off the email list (if you are on one) or add you back next time you order.

spoiler 15.5.22

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Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

Another depressing episode. A public information issue, again. Many kids have exams now. They are worried. Talk t someone and you will feel better,. And Chelsea sounded really unpleasant, bullying Freddy. Is she hoping to control one of th

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 15th to 19th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

It's the way of the world. You can wait ages for an Archer, and then four come along at once.

Re: UMRA birthday info for 15 May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

Wasn't that a brand of tights?

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

<Swerving grumble> Ah yes duplicates. There are a few firms which we only ever deal with on-line. Despite this, they _will_ keep on sending me, at what seems like monthly intervals, catalogues & other marketing stuff in the post[1]. Th

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Mike McMillan

Methanes you might be right.

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

True. Gravity would ROT/unROT on request, but now I fall back on: https://rot13.com

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Tony Smith

A dozen bottles ordered up plus the Brexiteer tax work out at £9.34 each. A bit much for a Vinho Verde. I doubt if I'll buy them again.

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Nick Odell

BTN (Well, it certainly left a bad taste in my mouth) Nick

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

Don't you hurry with the slurry With the crust On the top.

Re: Spoiler 11/05/22 (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sally Thompson

And ours. There's nothing more calculated to bring out my cynical side than those selling techniques.

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Penny

On Sun, 15 May 2022 15:28:14 +0100, Jenny M Benson <NemoNews@hotmail.co.uk> scrawled in the dust... Well these things are much easier to cope with if you go paperless. I think it was Hafren Dyfrdwy I asked for just English. Scottish Powe

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 15th to 19th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: John Ashby

If a husband and wife from Norfolk move to London and get divorced, are they still brother and sister? john

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 15th to 19th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

‘Norfolk and Good’?

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 15th to 19th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: John Ashby

It points to something going on in The Orangerie. john

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 15th to 19th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: John Ashby

I submit that by only going back as far as Dan Archer's parents you are being unnecessarily restrictive and we actually have no idea how many blood relatives of Brookfield are in the cast, or, indeed, in Ambridge. john

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

The most farcical thing I've come across there is the instruction from my Health Authority to go for my booster vac which said something along the lines of "take identification, for example passport, driving licence or a utility bill I

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

One envelope but it varies whether it's separate sheets of paper for Welsh and English or everything jumbled togetter. The latter system makes it quite difficult to read either version - which is perhaps the intent. It's all gone int

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 15th to 19th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] [] I've not come across that usage before. "... trouble at" yes, but not "served". (Unless it is in the food or something.)

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Two separate envelopes (and presumably thus postage), or in a common one? The suggestion anotherrat made of just asking them might be worth a try .... Trying to get companies to actually do something that requires programming effort

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Philip Hole

T24gMTUvMDUvMjAyMiAxMDowOCwgSmVubnkgTSBCZW5zb24gd3JvdGU6DQo+IE9uIDE0LzA1 LzIwMjIgMjM6MDQsIGtydyB3cm90ZToNCj4+DQo+PiBXaGlsc3QgVHVybnBpa2Ugb2YgYmxl c3NlZCBtZW1vcnkgaGFkIGFuIFJPVC0xMyB0aGluZ3kgYnVpbHQgaW4gSSANCj4+IGRvbid0 IHRoaW5rIHRoYXQgVGh1b

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 15th to 19th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

I suppose four Archers is an improvement on some weeks but it does not feel right!

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

It should be in this week's Omni unless it got cut.

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

That was how my thinking started. I thought it must be there somewhere. Oh no it isn't. I was a fairly late abandoner of Turnpike - but I think it was Win 10 64 bit and alleged incompatibility although I believe some people made it

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Vicky

I changed to get Bulb bills on paper as well as pdf and viewable online, thinking I might understand better one of the ways.

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: John Ashby

Think what makes up the slurry. john

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Penny

On Sun, 15 May 2022 10:17:25 +0100, Jenny M Benson <NemoNews@hotmail.co.uk> scrawled in the dust... I recently asked one of my utilities to bill me in English only (possibly the water company, whose new name I still can neither spell nor

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

It's about companies that want all their customers to go paperless but then expect to receive genuine paper documents for identification purposes. IOW they let the other companies carry the cost of their ID requirements whilst they cut t

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I think you would have to ask the Government of Wales about that one: from what I understand, the law requires English and Welsh, not English or Welsh and there are strict rules in other areas about signage, subtitling and dubbing videos

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Ah but, Jenny; doing this requires one using a brain cell or two….

Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 15th to 19th May 2022

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Posted: 7 Days 10 Hours ago by: carolet

Note that spoilers are included below the cast and crew. Cast : Adil Shah - Ronny Jhutti Alice Carter - Hollie Chapman Brian Aldridge - Charles Collingwood Chelsea Horrobin - Madeleine Leslay Chris Carter - Wilf Scolding Fallon Rogers -

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

Before E-on went Next generation I used to pay the whole bill quarterly. They did keep saying there'd be a small discount if I opted to pay a fixed amount monthly, but I didn't wish to do so. Now I am obliged to pay monthly, but it

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

Thanks, K Richard! I was thinking TB used to have a ROT-13 decoder and was going to ask if I'd imagined it, but I used to be a Turnpike user, so that will be where I remember it from.

Re: UMRA birthday info for 15 May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

And what ever happened to the moped/scooter?

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

A Slurry with a fringe benefit on top for some?

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Vicky

I don't think I have missed an episode but can't remember that scene.

UMRA birthday info for 15 May 2022

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Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Birthday Monitor

Birthday News for today, 15 May: Polly Perks.

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: tiny hadron

QVL. a-n b-o c-p d-q e-r f-s g-t h-u i-v j-w k-x l-y m-z

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

There's even rot13.com Nick

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Penny

On Sat, 14 May 2022 21:21:33 +0100, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> scrawled in the dust... Gosh, it's so long since I saw any rot-13, I'd forgotten which menu it was on. (I quite agree with the sentiment(?) though.)

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Joe Kerr

No, but there are websites that do it for a little copy and paste effort. E.g, https://www.boxentriq.com/code-breaking/rot13

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

It's turds, Jim, but not as we know it.

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: krw

Whilst Turnpike of blessed memory had an ROT-13 thingy built in I don't think that Thunderbird does.

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] I certainly find the one I have paperless billing with (Octopus-pretending-to-be-M&S) is the source of the most problems. I was transferred to Eon-next from Eon without being asked. The only difference has been I finally had to give

This week's spoiler from the DF.

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Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

The burdens of one generation are dumped onto the shoulders of the next this week in Ambridge. Chelsea takes over from Tracy as she steps up at the veterans' cricket team practice, where chaos, egos and ageing bones prevent things from goi

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Nick Odell

Because - and this is especially true if you are on the SVT - they are still charging domestic customers hopelessly less than it's costing them to buy the energy and by racking up the standing charge they are recouping some extra money a

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Nick Odell

ICBW(IUA) but it looks to me as if one thing you and the otherats with energy company ishews have in common is paperless billing. A meringue? I was transferred to Eon-next from Npower without being asked but there are three reasons why

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

One of my bugbears. I accept that the cost of _energy_ has shot up, but how does that justify a massive increase in standing charges?

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Chris

*fond*

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Chris

Late 1970s it was. Right smart arse I married - even if it was true. Sincerely Chris

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Joe Kerr

You're lucky to get a anything from BT. I've been unable to access any billing or usage information for almost a year; since they messed up my account when I upgraded to fibre. You can't actually contact them about existing problems or

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Penny

On Sat, 14 May 2022 17:32:57 +0100, Vicky <vicky.ayech@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust... Bulb have already gone bust, I don't think there is any danger of your losing any credit you have(had).

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Chris

I have very find memories of your kitchen, LFF. Mrs McT

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Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: Chris

Berloimy! Mrs McT

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

No, I’m sure it will not, I hope that our own power generation will cover more than half of our annual consumption, maybe even 65% as, during the sunshiney months (technical term there) the panels should generate far more energy than w

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I believe there is a procedure in place to re-imburse funds to luckless customers when energy suppliers go down the plug-hole - but I think that timelyness does not come into the equation. Of course, some of the increase in standing charg

Re: OT: Another complaint about bills (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Vicky

Bulb do tell me but now not any more as I cancelled the DD and just pay what is owed monthly. When I searched advice websites to change supplier they advised staying for now as Bulb are in administration, but I don't want them to finall

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Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: krw

I do not know about BT as I am with Plusnet. Plusnet, Barclaycard and American Express all tell me how much they are collecting. I thought all DD users had to actually say how much they were collecting.

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Grump away Jenny! Won’t amount to a hill o’ beans compared to my grumps with Eon - that is why we are signing up with Octopus Energy on the 29th. of May, (making the most of our fixed rate tariff that runs out in early July.) [Thank y

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Posted: 8 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Asking on Twitter, I'm afraid, is more likely to get a response. Unless they actually pay you (calling it a "DD discount" or similar), opt out of DD. Then they _have_ to tell you how much they want. I _think_ they may be obliged not to

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Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

Now that E-on have managed to get their act together sufficiently to send e-mails saying how much they are going to take from one's bank AND when they are going to take it, why the heck can't they also say whether it's for gas or electri

Re: Spoiler 11/05/22 (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 9 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

There still seems to be a trickle of salesmen knocking on doors (1) who reckon that my old double glazing could be replaced with the latest specification and offer me a payback. I am not convinced, even at current energy prices, and an o

Re: Spoiler 11/05/22 (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

When living at our previous address (very close to what is now known as the A3290) we had sound reducing secondary glazing fitted on all the windows facing the noisy road; subsequently, I had double glazing fitted to replace the outer sin

Re: Spoiler 11/05/22 (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

I was fine with kitchens. But sadly not so good with double glazing. I think I made a sensible choice when I got it done...

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Posted: 8 Days 11 Hours ago by: Penny

On Fri, 13 May 2022 21:18:11 +0100, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> scrawled in the dust... That's what I did, the second time* I encountered the ploy, the moment the salesman asked to use the phone** to talk to his manager, I told him to get

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Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Penny

On Fri, 13 May 2022 14:18:29 +0100, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> scrawled in the dust... We had a few who did exactly the same thing, paying off what they owed, in cash, before officially going bust. Then there was the love

Re: Spoiler 12.5.22 (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

Amongst pensioners?

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

This, and any similar "buy right now or..." suggestion would win a quick visit to the egress at our house.

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Posted: 9 Days ago by: Nick Odell

If you share my (un)sleep patterns then you will probably already know that quite a lot of duplicated and triplicated material on Radio 4 started its life on the World Service. So: quadruplicated and quinted, then. Nick

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Vicky

Micheal Mosely advertising his programme and books?

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Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: Vicky

The sounds podcasts were very annoying this week as at the end of each was an advert for ..forget what :) But it was the same daily. I began rushing to turn it off at the end.

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Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Yeah, they need that 90 minutes for one or three programmes that are only being repeated the once (ie. Broadcast just twice in one week) so that they can p*ss us off even more - and I hear there is another round of cuts on the way… And

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: John Ashby

I have two theories, one benign, one malignant. The benign one is that the SWs are having a private competition between themselves to see who can slip the most ludicrous storyline past the editor. The malignant one is that since RobGat

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Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Vicky

It is good that at least it finished and he got to enjoy it for a short while. But yes, sad it was so short.

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

You may all be thinking I was talking foopball references, but my mind was thinking of council taxes.

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I have heard the ‘working for one or two companies only’ as ‘Marks & Spencer Syndrome’. In my part time recording work, I worked for some hundreds of clients and rarely had problems, though, over the years, I had three defaulters

Re: Spoiler 11/05/22 (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

We needed a complete re-fit and contacted three companies. Two of them told me to go to their showrooms. I said I thought that was pointless without them first having seen my unworkable kitchen and taken measurements, so could they please

Re: Spoiler 11/05/22 (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

It's been another strange week in Ambridge. Since Nigel did his death-plunge all those years ago and I switched off my radio in protest, I've gradually come back to having the radio on more-or-less all day. The question then is whether

Re: Spoiler 12.5.22 (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

They call her Natasha when she looks like Elsie. Nick

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

As I was discussing earlier this week in a different group, I was taught always have a second source for any components you depend on and never let any one customer provide more than one fifth of your business - though I can see differen

Re: Spoiler 12.5.22 (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 7 Hours ago by: Vicky

I saw girls going to school this morning and the length seems to be pelmet again this year. Just covers their knickers. And the presenters on Homes in the Sun wear that length too.

Re: Spoiler 12.5.22 (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

From her skirt length discussions, it appears that Chelsea hopes to be working in 'man city'.

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Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

Your house wouldn't last long if your power were to accelerate at that rate.

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Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: Peter Withey

But not so highly as Man City and Liverpool <g>

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Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Chelsea is highly rated I believe;-)

Re: Spoiler 11/05/22 (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I have had a number of installers look at our project to fit an air source heat pump system with existing or new radiators and provided the EPC details to them (C by the way, with room to go up to a B when solar power is up and running) a

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: Peter Withey

It's Ambridge, and the PTF works in weird and wonderful ways <g>

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Posted: 9 Days 13 Hours ago by: MelbTony

Rule 1 was to qualify the lead so the rep's time wasn't wasted. Rule 2 - assuming it was a husband and wife couple - was that when making the appointment you confirmed that both parties would be there: "leave the details with me and I'll

Spoiler 12.5.22

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Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

Another unenjoyable episode. Fallon has managed to annoy JIll and Ed and there will be other annoyed parents as they learn about the judging. And not only would Chelea not gofor the job in competition with Tracy, but if she got it she wou

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Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: BrritSki

He found it easier to flog a live horse ?

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Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

‘His lads’ …. Err… did they neigh?

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Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Vicky

Yes we've had fitters and othr workmen like that. Here and then there :)

Re: Spoiler 11/05/22 (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Philip Hole

We had an electrician in to do some re-wiring and I mentioned to him that we needed a new kitchen. "I'll do that for you" Yes, well, it needs more than an electrician. As he did a great job on the electrics we decided to take a chance.

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Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

The salesman from the company we chose knew of our mobility restrictions and offered to take us to their main showroom in Maidenhead, had samples brought to their Woodley branch so that we could see them there and also took us to a tile s

Re: Spoiler 11/05/22 (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: Vicky

It is a while since I designed a kitchen. My last 3 moves have been to new builds where I was only able tochoose flooring and door handles. :) But over the years I've designed and had fitted ...counting....I think itis five kitchens.

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Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

Even she would not say something along the lines of making complaints without knowing the facts - in reality she would of course, but she would not say it!

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Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

We visited three kitchen design and fit companies and our gut feeling told us which to choose.

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Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Perhaps Jim was Sooooozan!

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Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

We spent some time seeking offers for our kitchen redesign 14 years ago. It was an interesting experience, and the approaches of the various companies varied wildly. Some happily produced detailed costed designs, and had no qualms about

Re: Is it something I have said??? (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: krw

Not ideal. We are planning to revert to taking more holidays (the good lady wife is in Israel) and I do not want something which requires a regular commitment as over the next 6 months we are away at some point during the month - so i

Re: Jim (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Vicky

One of the SWs failed to check the information about characters that has been transferred from cards to computer. And then an editor failed tocheck anything.

Re: Is it something I have said??? (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 10 Hours ago by: Vicky

I didn't know you did it as licensed dog boarders, and didn't know people had to get a licence to board dogs. I don't suppose you'd like to be a puppy walker for guide dogs or help a dog charity by being a foster person?

Jim

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Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: krw

I am still struggling to comprehend the scene with Jim and Stella in the shop. Jim as parish clerk would never moan or complain about anything without the facts. It felt as though it was written for someone else completely and then spo

Re: Spoiler 11/05/22 (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: krw

I interpreted it as there being a modest payment for an appointment and with such persistent sales person at the front end a sale was guaranteed with a second commission payment when the kitchen went in. Last time we wanted a kitchen w

Re: Is it something I have said??? (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: krw

The good lady wife has surrendered her licence for dog boarding. We have had hardly any clients for the last two years (for somewhat obvious reasons) and my wife asked if in view of this they would (as they have for other licence hold

Re: Is it something I have said??? (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: Chris

No dogs to walkies? Sincerely Chris

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Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: John Ashby

And a haircut. john

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Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

‘Ere you are Clarrielurve, climb in the back of the limo and we are off to Lower Loxley for a meal; I hear they’ve been recruiting new staff for the kitchen and I’ve booked us in for a slap-up dinner!

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Posted: 10 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I find it difficult to believe but, they stated (or at least, Lily did) that Jazzer would need to earn commission to make his pay worthwhile, and that was to be earnt through introductions so that a sales rep called on the luckless person

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Posted: 10 Days 14 Hours ago by: Birthday Monitor

Birthday News for today, 12 May: Clarrie Grundy.

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Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

I kept actually turning off the radio, then turning it back on to see if that bit had finished. I really found it painful to listen to.

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Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: Penny

On Wed, 11 May 2022 18:10:00 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan <toodle.pip1@virginmedia.com> scrawled in the dust... Many years ago, a friend in the village asked us if his youngest son could visit us and try to sell us a kitchen. We said we nei

Re: Spoiler 11/05/22 (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

How thick is Shula? If she is talking to a parishioner and takes that long to pick up on hints she will be more useless than I thought she would be. And the commision is surely only paid on the cost of the nuggering kitchen bought? So

Re: Is it something I have said??? (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

I hope that is not the pudding competition.

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Posted: 11 Days ago by: krw

Most things are these days. Except for the stomach - that is definitely sticking out at the front.

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Posted: 11 Days ago by: Mike McMillan

It’s behind you!!!

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Posted: 11 Days ago by: krw

Oh no they weren't.

Re: Is it something I have said??? (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days ago by: krw

We are so stunned at the stupidity of the closure of Gay Grables that we have been struck dumb. As the good lady wife is in Israel I have been watching a lot of old television. But when the height of excitement is quiche with an unkno

Re: Is it something I have said??? (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days ago by: Tony Smith

That looks like an exercise on using the subjunctive in Spanish.

Re: Is it something I have said??? (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

If you _had_ said something - it wouldn't have been so quiet.

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Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

And I hadn’t realised that the Panto Crew were writing today’s script either!

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Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

So if you decide you want to consider a new kitchen design, in less than 24 hours you have a very pushy salesperson in situ to sell you what you neither want or afford!

Re: Is it something I have said??? (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Aerobically?

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Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Vicky

The last couple of days TA have been so thrilling we're all quiet and digesting the events.

Is it something I have said???

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Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Quiet round ‘ere innit?

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Posted: 11 Days 14 Hours ago by: Birthday Monitor

Birthday News for today, 11 May: Meriel Archer.

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Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Min

Belated Happies from me and the Hounds!

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Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: Vicky

Many happy returns, girls.

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Posted: 12 Days 14 Hours ago by: Birthday Monitor

Birthday News for today, 10 May: Gill Spaul, Heather Knowles and Lesley Christmas.

Re: From a fb group (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days ago by: krw

It was mentioned several weeks ago around the time of the initial incompetent announcement to staff. Competent management does not make an announcement (even if it is illegal and without the requisite consultation periods) without hav

Re: From a fb group (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: Vicky

I didn't pick up that he kept 40%. I could understand keeping a ocntrolling percent to ensure Caroline's legacy was as she'd have liked it but this way he might have to contribute more money?

Re: From a fb group (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

You make a good point KRW! I'd been wondering whether she had just been out of earshot all evening but that people would later talk about her having been in the kitchen[1] all the time. But your explanation nails it. Nick [1]Other o

Re: From a fb group (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I wonder if perhaps the, as yet, undisclosed partner and developer might be Lord Netherbourne & Co.?

Re: From a fb group (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

Lyndiepops was no longer employed at Gray Gables not having returned as an employee following the explosion. What I do not understand is why Oliver, knowing the pain the staff would suffer (and despite Tracy's comments he does have con

Re: From a fb group (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Perhaps the S/W’s drew up a list of possible candidates for inclusion but Lynda didn’t make it to the Snellen Chart.

From a fb group

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Posted: 14 Days 10 Hours ago by: Vicky

Why was Lynda not at the party, I missed her sniff Good point? Surely she was important?

Re: This week's spoiler from the DF. (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

I always visualised an orangery as a well-lit thing - like a conservatory - big (and well-heated) enough to grow an orange-tree in. We had a panning application recently for one (to be added to one of our listed buildings; seemed to ha

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: Serena Blanchflower

Archer :) I remember her specifically telling us that.

This week's spoiler from the DF.

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Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

It’s odd how months would pass without any mention being made of the Lower Loxley Orangery, yet this past month it’s been shoe-horned into various Ambridge conversations. Could it be that Alice will be back on the hedge vodka and looking

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: Chris

A quick look at the archers cast list on aunty Beeb’s site, Rosie isn’t listed as an actual character so no surname, mor hint of one except that they’re no longer a couple but live at Bridge Farm and co parent Rosie. Sincerely Chri

Re: Nothing to do with anything... (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: Chris

Snigger Sincerely Chris

Re: Nothing to do with anything... (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Well, indeed. That's why I was looking at it - and then thought, well ruckers me fecit!

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Whoops?

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Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

What surname did Pip give to Rosie, then?

Re: Nothing to do with anything... (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 7 Hours ago by: John Ashby

To be serious, it's an interesting concept for an album and a great choice of music. john

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Posted: 15 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

I thought that had happened already in the Village.

Re: Nothing to do with anything... (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

Music for a twerp, eh? And a virginal one at that? Let’s fecit, these ruckers will try to sell you anything. Presumably the performer - following on his success in the Olympics Ceremony, is Mr Bean? Linda ff

Re: Nothing to do with anything... (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Indeed. A most curious mix of Albanian and Irish. And that's just the first three words. Nick

Re: spoiler (not). 5th May (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

No lawns, roses this month. Over here it's No Mow May[1] Nick [1]The French-American cellist's smarter, younger brother?

Re: spoiler (not). 5th May (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Nudity, drugs, polygamy, polyamory, crypto-currency, dubious data mining centre, tax havening? Oh so just normal Ambridge business practice then.

Re: Nothing to do with anything... (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

The line break on my iPad display displayed that as ‘harpsic chords and virginals’ so that clarifies nothing (unless the harpsic can get into the u-bend of course).;-)))

Nothing to do with anything...

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Posted: 15 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

https://www.europadisc.co.uk/classical/222704/Ruckers_me_fecit_Antverpiae:_Music_for_Antwerp_Harpsichords_and_Virginals,_1560-1660.htm Er...that's it. Sorry to add to the current deluge of posts.

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Posted: 16 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

Oh! Please let it become the centre for some weird cult, with lots of strange going's-on and some very strange people wandering around Ambridge.

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Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: BrritSki

ITYM willing to spray, but not with the current state of intubation :(

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Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: krw

Third party contractors who do not live in the village like Kenzie and Blake and so on.

Re: spoiler (not). 5th May (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Kate B

I've always wondered who did the grounds at GG (and indeed at LL). They must need well-qualified gardeners and tree surgeons and hedge cutters galore. You'd have thought we'd hear more about them, if for the job opportunities alone.

Re: spoiler (not). 5th May (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 10 Hours ago by: Vicky

You are right really on all points. She probably has left TA. I was just grumpy as it was a sad and boring episode.

Re: spoiler (not). 5th May (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 11 Hours ago by: Serena Blanchflower

I suspect they're likely to rebadge GG when they reopen. It sounds as if they are planning something completely different from the old hotel, so any good will attached to a rather faded country house hotel wouldn't add much value to w

Re: spoiler (not). 5th May (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

And why did she already owe money for son's lunches? Clueless SWs?

Re: spoiler (not). 5th May (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Because her month is much longer than her pay packet anyway?

Re: spoiler (not). 5th May (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 14 Hours ago by: MelbTony

Someone will be needed to mow the lawns, prune the roses etc etc. The whole shutdown timetable and Kathy's departure stretches my credulity to the limit. And why is Tracey desperate for money when she's getting 3(?) months money?

Re: spoiler (not). 5th May (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

And itis not theend of GG is it? They are just updating, or will they change the name too? Won't that lose a lot of good will? I thought it not that amusing today. Sort of oh dear we have tolisten through this as a sort of duty. And K

spoiler (not). 5th May

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Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Chris

Well done, but Kathy hasn’t *sold* April Cottage, only rented it for however long (which we don’t know)., so why talk as if they’ll never see her again? More to the point *what* is Oliver going to do with himself? He certainly doesn

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Don't worry - I enjoy doing this sort of stuff and have plenty of time ! OK I agree to a certain extent, but they should realise that their projections for gas are simply absurd. 2 or 3 times more than you've ever paid in a year. I

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: Vicky

I don't actually want the hassle of complaining to offgen, but it is kind of you to offer to help. I prefer not to have bulb storing any of my money, thanks :) I will manage the differing months' costs. I get a paper bill monthly no

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: BrritSki

PS If you can find data from statements for May 2021 that would help too please.

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: BrritSki

I am sure you haven't lost money except perhaps on interest on money paid by DD unnecessarily, but there has been a lot of angst for you and extra work to correct things, so I would certainly complain again. I am happy to put together

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Their surname is plastered everywhere.

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 11 Hours ago by: Peter Withey

Sorry, you are right. I was including Lily and Freddie, children of Elizabeth Pargetter (nee Archer) but of course they were born "Pargetter"

Re: Heard in Lidl (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Bravo! For me it's more... Garlic and slow buyers in a flood Clot the bedded Checkout Three. The trilling wire in the blood Sings below inveterate scars Appraising punching rotten bores.

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: krw

I was referring to Snappy who could have decided to become a Hebden or an Archer if he had wished.

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Are there special techniques for counting men?

Re: Heard in Lidl (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

Indeed. Since it always happens to me, when the customer at the head of the queue turns to offer an apology, I correct them and point out that - if I had not joined the queue - there would not have been a hold-up.

Re: Heard in Lidl (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 23 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

of J Alfred Prufrock He seems to get everywhere.

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days ago by: Nick Odell

Note that Peter said "Up to..." He probably works for a broadband company. Nick

Re: Heard in Lidl (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days ago by: Nick Odell

Oh yes. When I went into Tesco (anticlockwise) the other day I chose the line which had no line because, unlike everybody else in the store, I hadn't realised that I would be waiting for J Alfred Prufrock. I should have spotted the trouse

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Vicky

No as bulb handled the changeover. I assume from the previous supplier. I can't remember who that was. We have always had estimated gas readings that were way out.

Re: Heard in Lidl (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 6 Hours ago by: Chris

Yes! Sincerely Chris

Re: Heard in Lidl (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 6 Hours ago by: Kate B

In Musselburgh Lidl (anticlockwise) the announcement, in a particularly reassuring Edinburgh accent, begins 'Dear Customers...'

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 6 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 6 Hours ago by: krw

Depends on how you count men and divorces.

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 7 Hours ago by: Vicky

Not born as Archers though. Nor are Brian's children. Only children of male Archers inherit the name? :)

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 7 Hours ago by: Vicky

I complained most months and they corrected entries. We are supposedly read by a meter reader 4 times a year. Didn't escalate it. I thinkwe probably came out even.I stopped the DD when annoyed that they took moer than one sum unauthorise

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Correction: The gas readings ARE labelled Customer Read for 26 April, so it looks like the earlier ones were read by Bulb and entered incorrectly. Have you escalated this to Ofgem at any stage or involved CAB ?

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: BrritSki

I suspect that this is the root cause of all the problems. The next statement (which was above this one), shows an opening estimate of 4744 and then a reading of 4958 on Apr 26. It looks like the first of the decimals has been included

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: John Ashby

But the Frillies are in the bloodline. john

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 9 Hours ago by: Vicky

Shula and Tony?

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 9 Hours ago by: Penny

On Wed, 04 May 2022 10:31:04 +0100, Peter Withey <pete@never.here> scrawled in the dust... Um, I can see 8 people who might appear on a comprehensive Archers family tree, but only two who were born Archers.

Re: Heard in Lidl (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Concurs with my experience anyway!

Re: Heard in Lidl (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

Isn't there a Rule that says whenever you choose the shortest queue some lengthy delay will occur before it's your turn with the beepeuse?

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: Peter Withey

Improving - Up to four Archers by birth. Plus two by marriage.

Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 8th to 12th May 2022

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Posted: 18 Days 12 Hours ago by: carolet

Note that spoilers are included below the cast and crew. Cast : Alistair Lloyd - Michael Lumsden Chelsea Horrobin - Madeleine Leslay Ed Grundy - Barry Farrimond Fallon Rogers - Joanna Van Kampen Freddie Pargetter - Toby Laurence Jazzer M

Re: Heard in Lidl (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 14 Hours ago by: steve hague

The most depressing announcement for me at Aldi is "Manager required at till 3" when I chose till 3 because it had the shortest queue. Steve

Re: spoiler: 3rd May (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

My sympathies were with Adil. Apart from that outburst by Roy in front of Adil when he threatened all sorts of legal action hasn't Roy publicly said in front of his own friends that he wasn't going to work for the new firm? Seeing an oppo

Re: spoiler: 3rd May (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days ago by: Vicky

This will be the 'amusing' light relief this week.Not so much. Collating the album and presenting it. The bit with Roy and Adil was nasty. Adil is not going to offer Roy a job and just savoured making him crawl.

Re: Heard in Lidl (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

I haven't been in one around here for a while, so I can't recall if it's English then Welsh - or t'other way round.

spoiler: 3rd May

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Posted: 19 Days ago by: Chris

Only in Ambridge could you ask for, buy and organise a photo album as a gift in 48 hours, especially by asking someone’s ex! A very silly idea. (And why not organise a proper send off for Cathy later on, it’s not as if she’s going

Re: Heard in Lidl (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: Penny

On Tue, 3 May 2022 12:18:15 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan <toodle.pip1@virginmedia.com> scrawled in the dust... Not that I've noticed, but ours are always in Welsh first.

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tony Smith

Yes, my Cambridge sweetheart and I sometimes shared a half bottle of MR when we ate out. Nowadays I would drink soemthing less sweet.

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tony Smith

Oh no it hasn't.

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: Vicky

I haven't got a smart meter. Don't want one. Can't get one.wrong type of gas meter lid. I don't think so now. Because bulb handled the handover? No need to worry. No rush at all. Maybe just leave it until not occupied.; My head spu

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Perhaps it was a bad taste - or do I mean foul maybe?

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Well, if she would insist on wolfing down her chicken like that, it's not surprising it came back out of her mouth again, is it?

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Were these read by Bulb or did you have a (working) Smart meter at this point ? Do you have the closing readings for the previous energy company ? Why is the date for Opening Estimate in March when you started the account in January ?

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Out of the mouths of babes …

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: Vicky

For the period 28 February 2018 to 27 April 2018 Your bill has been corrected as we received more accurate info about your usage. We’ve refunded the previous impacted bills, listed below as credit notes, and re-calculated the correct co

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

Dinner at my parents' house with daughter, aged 4. Daughter: "Grannie, Mummy said not to tell you that we eat chicken with our fingers at home."

Heard in Lidl

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Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I don’t think it is my imagination so… Has anyRat noticed in Lidl that announcements for tills opening sounds like this: ‘Mah, — we are opening till number 3’ (or any other number appropriate to the occasion) please?

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 9 Hours ago by: BrritSki

We had Mateus Rose once a year at Christmas Ditto. Although I do remember going to a Chinese restaurant in Barrow when I was about 11. It was a revelation, esp. lychees. I went to a special dinner with silver service (Grandma was qualif

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 9 Hours ago by: BrritSki

If all 3 years is too much, then start with 2018 as it looks like there were lots of problems right from the beginning so if we can get to the bottom of that...

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 10 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Growing up in Germany, we _did_ often have wine, but its only since leaving that I have noticed grape varieties come to the fore: it may be that I never noticed it, but I am pretty sure that there, what was prominent on the label wa

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 10 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

I've not tasted it for decades. It reminds me of family visits to a Berni Inn for a Special Occasion in the late 60s/early 70s. Eating out was not a feature of our family life.[1] Nor was wine. I think I'd heard of Mateus Rosé an

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Sorry. I was going to say that it doesn't really apply at the moment because I've not had any wine or other alcoholic beverage for a couple of months, since this effing urology business started, but I changed my mind because it sound

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

I dimly remember a scene to that effect in an old TV programme - possibly The Avengers (when it starred Patrick McNee and Diana Rigg and I used to watch it). Along the lines of PMcN (if it was he) visiting a firm called, let's say, A

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Hi Vicky, I am slowly going through all this and I can certainly sympathise with you - it is all very confusing. Do you have the meter readings for earlier periods ? If you could send separate posts (or emails if you prefer - my reply-t

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

:o)))

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 12 Hours ago by: John Armstrong

(I hope I have the attribution right. Apologies if not.) I believe the conversation would go something like this: Caller: "Good morning. May I speak to Mr Cherry, please?" Telephonist: "I'm sorry, he's on holiday today." C: "Then may

Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: Oliver and Adil pull a P&O Ferries

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Posted: 19 Days 12 Hours ago by: Serena Blanchflower

Here's another Month in Ambridge - the first half of it felt as if it was from some time in the past, it actually had me going back to check the date on the article but the second half was definitely current. <https://www.theguardian.c

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

My current experience is that solicitors do not pay out:-(((

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Jazzer might tell you ‘Just difficult situations’.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

That’s not what I’ve heard;-)))

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

Indeed. "I didn't get where I am today by admitting that our system is capable of making mistakes!" There are only problem customers.

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

IIRC, Mateus Rosé had a more narrow neck than the norm, which made it hard to fit a substitute cork (assuming you didn't swig the lot at a single sitting). <swerve> We haven't tasted any Vino Verdhe for yonks. Must have a look on Oc

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

Business cards with a picture of a one-armed-bandit paying out a jackpot?

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

Young lady! That is not the sort of information I choose to share in a public space.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

If it's all the same to you, I shall _not_ pass on your post to Wofe - lest she exhibit one of those characteristics.

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I understand that the preferred pronunciation is Bus’ tard but perhaps their parents don’t hang around long enough to explain this to them normally.

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jim Easterbrook

The cartoonist Tony Husband tweeted one of my favourite cartoons the other day: https://twitter.com/tonyhusband1/status/1520332644394967042 (Should be visible to all.)

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I recall a solicitor’s office in Exeter which displayed the names ‘Cherry, Cherry & Cherry’ I wonder how one requested the right piece of fruit when telephoning?

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

Your filofax is falling apart? Linda ff, Membury

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

The undertakers in Cirencester who dealt with both my parents were called Packer and Slade. Linda ff, Gravesend

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

And the PO still has problems on the Horizon…

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

As it still is now.

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

John Ebdon came to no firm conclusions; but thank you for reading anyway.

Re: spoiler 1/4/22 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: Serena Blanchflower

I suspect she won't but will decide the time is ripe to leave Ambridge. Presumably either Roy or, possibly, Tracy will get it instead. How come Kathy doesn't appear to have asked anything about what the job involved and what GG was bei

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I suspect though ICBW that there is an essential difference between Tesco et al and Easyjet et al. Although there might be similarities between problems at Tesco, each issue is different and their staff have to think of them differently

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 7 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

[1]????? N.

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 9 Hours ago by: Joe Kerr

It's probably a matter of systems and procedures and your need to fit in. In the dim and distant past a colleague was on call but had no phone in his home. He asked the company for a loan to get a phone connected. There was then severa

Re: Apology (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 9 Hours ago by: Chris

ROTFLMAO

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 10 Hours ago by: Penny

On Sun, 1 May 2022 14:53:25 +0100, BrritSki <rtilburyTAKEAWAY@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust... I'm a bulb customer too and when my smart meter was only working for gas, so I was sending readings for electricity, that's exactly what happ

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 10 Hours ago by: Penny

On Sun, 1 May 2022 19:20:08 +0100, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> scrawled in the dust... Hm, in those terms, early Elizabethan is brutish, moving to bland with a few gems in the later period.

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 10 Hours ago by: Vicky

They made errors from the time we joined. They did respond to emails etc and promised to change the algorythms but never did. Those affected any estimated readings. The automatic bits of the system were never in tune with reality and cus

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 10 Hours ago by: Penny

On Sun, 01 May 2022 22:07:04 +0100, Vicky <vicky.ayech@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust... That must surely be wrong! In the 7 months you've shown (May, July, Sept, Oct 2021 and Feb 2022 are missing) your gas usage (if I added correctly)

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: krw

We used to have the meters in the garage but when we built the extension moved them to external boxes and kept the companies concerned advised of the changes. Some months later received an urgent phone call to say access was needed to

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_1st_to_ (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: krw

You did; my reading did not get that far before posting.

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: krw

It is - I agree. But in the days of Town Gas the value changed and had to be given to customers each quarter.

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers – 1st to 5th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Peter Withey

As I pointed out ^ up there <g> Plus three by marriage.

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

Bitcoin is so passee. He did think £100 covered much more than it cost for any printing.It can do a single piece 18ins high and 12ins wide but obviously you can do single pieces and fit them together. He printed a robot with jointed,

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

I can't google any vino verde in flat bottles so maybe I was thinking of Mateus Rose, also a nice wine.

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

It's like when banks didn't admit for ages that their systems could be hacked and individual clients could not have withdrawn the money.

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

Thank you and have a nice lunch. The conclusions may be that bulb has odd algorythms. The projected gas use for the future was often a bit high. I looked at it each month and said bad words.

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: BrritSki

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Electricity-Monitor-Consumption-Analyzer-Display/dp/B09QS7VKHS/ref=sr_1_9?crid=VJDEONQ5D0JH&keywords=energy%2Bmonitor&qid51479647&sprefix=energy%2B%2Caps%2C101&sr=8-9&th=1 You can get a small electricity monitor

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: BrritSki

I have complained politely and with explanations recently to Waitrose (about cream, AGAIN) and Tesco and in both cases I received full apologies and a refund, although like you I wasn't worried about the money, just in getting the probl

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

Nothing that Agent will show me. From the headers: "Subject: RE: Your message to Epson Thread-Topic: Your message to Epson Thread-Index: AQHYTwjnEw6GTxHiWkqYMYuhXpCp79hPKY/J" I have no idea how these are generated, perhaps a change

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: John Armstrong

I have commented on this in a reply in the "out of step" thread. You are right; they can take what they want, but they have to tell you first and provide justification. This why it helps to have reliable documentary evidence.

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Great, I'll put it all in a spreadsheet later and see if there are any conclusions to be drawn. However it may be tomorrow as we are off out for lunch.

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: John Armstrong

Exactly. And if you can't do spreadsheets, do what Eccles did, and get it written down on a piece of paper. I don't have gas. Two electricity meters, one for heating/hot water and one for "domestic". Two separate contracts. Heating pric

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

But why should they alopogise to you when in all fairness, *everyone* knows they have not and can do not, any wrong??? ;-)))

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Whereas emails from EonNext seem to reduce leading to 50% of normal spacing.

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

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Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 13 Hours ago by: Vicky

For the period 28 March 2021 to 27 April 2021 Last account balance £ 294.68 in credit Credit Note on 02/05/21 £ 116.82 Opening balance £ 411.50 in credit Cost of your energy this month Electricity - £ 78.55 Gas - £ 41.44 Subtotal -

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Not all; when Laithwaites send me a Vino Verdhe[1] it comes in an ordinarily shaped bottle. Flat and round remind me of the Mateus Rosé of my youth, though. (A quick google shows that it's still available, which is a surprise to me.)

Re: spoiler 1/4/22 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 18 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

I was more than a bit dubious when they seemed in a rush to discuss terms and conditions; I was assuming there was going to be an NDA (non-disclosure agreement), a. k. a. gagging clause. Presumably there wasn't, or she's being silly (w

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 18 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

I'm pretty sure that _is_ the case; however, I don't se why _I_ should compensate for _their_ poor choice of email software. Another one that infuriates me is "please enter reply above this line". There's at least one I regularly have t

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Min

I am forever explaining to the first person I speak to that I am *not* upset/angry/accusing them, but whatever the company has done. Some of them keep on trying to make me say I'm 'happy', even when absolutely zero progress has been made o

A new take on Bulb...

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Posted: 20 Days 20 Hours ago by: Min

If you managed* to get put on a pre-pay meter for both gas and electricity, and are now with Bulb, they still send you incomprehensible** emails asking you 'Do you need help topping up your meter?'

Re: spoiler 1/4/22 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: John Ashby

Perhaps Roy should take Kirsty's Romania job. john

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: John Ashby

I have been stung by receiving emails sent from a strange email client that generates so much space between lines that they scroll off the bottom of the message window and if I don't look at the scroll bar I miss most of the text. joh

spoiler 1/4/22

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

Oh dear. Is she going to take the offer? She would be very unpopular but it seems too good to refuse. Roy will be upset.

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

I used to like that wine. Was it in a flat round bottle? Or are they all?

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

B is using his 3D printer a lot more this year than previously. His 3rd and much larger 3D printer. He says it is not using that much and gave me an extra £100 t cover recent use. We don't now want a smart meter though, even if our met

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

28 March 2022 52907.7 Estimate 31 March 2022 52941.0 Customer Read 23 April 2022 53220.0 Customer Read 28 April 2022 53274.4 Estimate Energy 45.4 kWh @ 19.8670 p/kWh £ 9.02 Energy(1) 321.3 kWh @ 27.8470 p/kWh £ 89.47 Standing charge 4 d

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

I recently had a similar email in a different context asking me for a detail which was plain to see quoted in the history. I wonder if it is that those using more flashy email presentations can't see everything that a plain text reader

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: Chris J Dixon

In more trivial matters, I notice that if I raise a question with, say, a supermarket, the chance of them ever agreeing that maybe there is something in my point is so remote as to be negligible. It is not as if I am after money, or a r

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: Tony Smith

There is a Vinho Verde my wife is fond of which we used to import from Portugal. Now with the Brexiteers' tax as well as freightage it is (I am told bu some friends who also like it) cheaper in Britain. Majestic claim to have it and have

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

I see what you man, you can build up an "average March" consumption. But you'd need quite a long period, as years vary - and that long might cover changes in circumstance: different numbers of people in the household, or retirement or s

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: BrritSki

Do you have the numbers for the other months, even if they were estimates rather than your readings, ideally going back 2 years....

Re: the how to make coffee thread (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

Well I couldn't. Just some star wars props juxtaposed with some conventional coffee making devices.

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

If you keep track for an extended period of time - even if you switch suppliers - you can compare your consumption in (e.g.) March 2022 with that in March 2019, March 2020, March 2021 and so on.

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_1st_to_5th_May_2022 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

No doubt Pat spoke to her in confidence on some matter, and she promised she 'wouldn't say a word'.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

It's my age y'know. My... thing... what stores information... it isn't what it used to be.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

It might be too soon to call it.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

We Georgians are know for being graciously proportioned and classical in nature, with pleasing symmetry based on the golden ratio. Says it all, really.

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Thanks. I didn't doubt they _could_ be find, by aficionados (and probably at quite a cost). That's why I specifically said supermarkets (-:. I think if I'd had to pay a lot - and/or make a special journey (or pay extra for delivery) - I

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Joe Kerr

Majestic Wine has a selection of them but I think your nearest branch is Tenterden.

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] I was going to say that seems likely; around the time of the change in cap, someone read mine (he actually knocked at the door to ask where it was, as the lavender has hidden the cover!) - first time I've (knowingly - it _is_ outsid

the how to make coffee thread

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Vicky

I can't find it and am not sure if non-fb people can see these but if you keep going right you see Star Wars coffee makers https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid196037590620716&set=a.1859926937565128

Re: Apology (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Ah, that's who he was looking at ...

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Vicky

They are supposed to do that for us 4 times a year. They do some readings. They sometimes call, do the inside the porch electric and go away not doing the out the front gas.

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Vicky

Last account balance £ 48.14 in credit You paid us on 29/10/21 - thank you £ 50.00 Opening balance £ 98.14 in credit Cost of your energy this month Electricity - £ 105.22 Gas - £ 53.25 Subtotal - £ 158.47 Your new account balance £

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Vicky

I complained about algorythmns and estimates and being in credit for a few years, massively, but bulb didn't allow me to reduce DD until I complained and then did, and then later again after helping themselves to the 3 payments in a mont

Re: Apology (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: BrritSki

I know what I like Chris. Yours, Ex Tractor Fan

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Chris

Krusty takes the job she was offered elsewhere …… Sincerely Chris

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

‘Locked in the garage’? Don’t you ever let it have a day out?

Re: Apology (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Chris

Big , red, shiny, shirley? Mrs McT

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Nope, the meter is locked in the garage and we do not have a smart meter (and never will if I have anything to do with it).

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I am told that the whopping gert increase in standing charges is to cover the cost of all the bills unpaid to the now ex-energy companies who folded.

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

The calorific value is still part of the computation with natural gas (at least it is part of the calculation used to determine kW/h by EonNext on my bills).

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: krw

Perhaps a meter reader read the meters?

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

I just tried to check up exactly what E-on Next show now, as I only remembered that since Next came into being I have just had e-mails saying "You owe us £n this month and we'll take it on <date>." I couldn't seem to find anything tha

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: BrritSki

That is not what Bulb do. I have been a Bulb customer for 3 years now and I have had no problems with them [1]. They send you an email just before the statement date and if you send in the meter readings in the next 3 days those are wh

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] One of the main reasons given is that the remaining companies had to take on the customers (each of whom they have to sell energy to at a loss) of the companies that had folded - and the daily (or standing) charge is the only thing

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] I think there was some legislation a few years (decades?) ago, that forced the supply companies to convert things into easily-comparable units. It seems to me that the companies then _deliberately_ - and I'm sure, if challenged, would s

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Penny

On Sun, 01 May 2022 10:27:53 +0100, Vicky <vicky.ayech@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust... Unless you send in the readings on the billing day, the bill will always show as estimated but the estimate should be based upon the reading you sen

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

I'm puzzled by "cut the DD very low"; I thought the whole point of DD (and why I avoid it wherever I can) was that the company can take whatever amount they want. (Basically, you hold out your wallet to them and say "help yourself - oh

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: BrritSki

For clarity I snipped the bit that shows that calculation: Meter readings 27 February 2022 5555 Customer Read 25 March 2022 5660 Customer Read Meter units used: 105 Energy* 1169.2 kWh @ 3.8620 p/kWh £ 45.15 Standing charge 26 d

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_1st_ (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

I assume Eva the Home Farm nanny is finally leaving.

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_1st_ (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

A solitary Archer. Inadequate representation.

Re: spoiler 26.4.22 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

There should be explicit powers in the partnership to say that shares can only be sold to other shareholders and to permit the sub-division of a shareholding to allow for divorces and similar. Being a partnership the Trust document sho

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

I might have a degree in physics but our physics teacher's most useful lesson was teaching us how to understand fuel bills and the computations needed to convert meter readings into bills, particularly in the days of town gas (the Nort

Re: Brian Bilston (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

And (including to non-Twitter-users) on https://twitter.com/brian_bilston/status/1520338010289676293 . Although I often find him a little political, I do find BB an excellent wordsmith, and agree this one is great (and apolitical). Cogn

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

It had never occurred to me to call myself a Georgian, but your post reminds me that I once knew a lady (who was approaching 100 years old when I met her) who was very proud to call herself a Victorian. I now quite fancy the idea of sa

Re: confusing fuel bills from bulb (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Not without the source data we can;t. What is missing from your post is this: Meter readings (Day) 27 February 2022 11523.0 Customer Read 25 March 2022 11622.0 Customer Read Meter readings (Night) 27 February 2022 2833.0 Customer Read 2

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] [] Ah, I dislike cooking about as much as I dislike gardening (or most other chores), so that's my "luxury", I guess ... [] .... But then I never* buy alcohol, other than Christmas presents for others. I'm not teetotal nor puritanic

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Well do it on paper then if you have the meter readings...

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: Serena Blanchflower

My big brother is extremely late Georgian, having been born on 5th Feb 1952. My mother said she was lying in hospital, feeling on top of the world and the radio was only playing funeral dirges...

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Who, Blucher or Boney ?

Re: Brian Bilston (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: Joe Kerr

It appears not to be available to facebook non-users, but is also available at https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/literary/brian-bilston-friday-poem-on-tender-hooks ..

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: Kate B

Indeed. Just. (Jan 1951)!

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: Vicky

If I could do spreadsheets...

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 9 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Did you not keep a record of the meter readings ? You should get emails from Bulb when they receive your meter readings and then the statements show whether it was an estimate or a customer reading. Stick it all in a spreadsheet and B

confusing fuel bills from bulb

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Posted: 21 Days 10 Hours ago by: Vicky

After years of arguing over wrong estimates and getting refunds and trhen their taking DDs I did not authorse and not paying back, but then I cut the DD very low till the surplus was used, and then requests to make £800+ a month DD! I canc

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 10 Hours ago by: Vicky

Possibly includes diposable nappies? People use those now, not terry ones. Terry costs at the outset but then not to buy,but laundry costs too, fuel and soap for the machine. Most probably have washing machines. Our bulb fuel bill is no

Re: Brian Bilston (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

:o)) Thanks, Sally.

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Penny

On Sat, 30 Apr 2022 18:01:14 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)" <G6JPG@255soft.uk> scrawled in the dust... Adding a layer when sitting down indoors is surely 'normal'. I shop fortnightly too but mostly batch cook my own 'ready meals' for th

Brian Bilston

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Sally Thompson

I hope this link works, but I'm a great fan of Brian Bilston and I thought this poem, entitled "On Tender Hooks" would particularly appeal to umrats. It's on Facebook so I hope that non Facebook users can get in okay. <https://www.faceboo

Re: spoiler 26.4.22 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

What, sort of a Farrier rather than a Harrier?

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Now look at it, trains being delayed or cancelled all the time!

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

As Cafe said, she was used to being schtum!

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Partygate, Tractorgate, even Legsgate.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 13 Hours ago by: Sally Thompson

Lol! As my husband says, old age isn't for wimps.

UMRA birthday info for 1 May 2022

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Posted: 21 Days 14 Hours ago by: Birthday Monitor

Birthday News for today, 1 May: Hayley Tucker.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 22 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

I expanded years ago. You missed it. Linda ff, Plumpton

Re: spoiler 26.4.22 (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: Serena Blanchflower

Given that Chris's rationale for demanding his pound of flesh is to provide him with the funds to take a back step from his business for a few years, so that he can be a full time father, they're probably safe from that option. If Chr

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_1st_ (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: Serena Blanchflower

Is Kathy about to leave Ambridge completely, probably to move to be nearer Jamie, in Hereford, having found her voice, where she left it behind the sofa all those years ago? This will leave Pat having to face a future without her dear

Re: How Apt! (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Or in short, "blame culture" mean nothing ever gets fixed as no-one will ever admit to anything; similarly, the probability that someone will sue is the main reason nobody apologises until absolutely forced to, even though I'm sure lots

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] But equally, I on the whole don't want _ever_ to see people who are genuinely on the breadline interviewed, unless there is a _very_ good reason: I don't just mean for my own comfort - yes, it is uncomfortable seeing such, but I pro

This week's spoiler from the DF.

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Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

Over in Grundyland, they’re reaching for the carding brush, dagging shears and the finest sheep shampoo money can buy as Ed gets his lambs ready for the Borchester show, and decides which of his flock is the fairest of them all. A similar

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

It's all true, but people always start with what is 'normal' for them. Now large numbers of people are finding out that their income does not stretch as far as it once did. Having seen it before, umrats will know how to manage, but the

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

Ah Madam! You cannot tease us with lines like that and not expand... Well, obviously you can, but...

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

Blücher was the chap who was convinced he was pregnant with an elephant? It is so important for generals to have a firm grasp on the facts. All joking aside, Waterloo would have been a disaster without his determination & drive.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days ago by: Tony Smith

His birthday was in December, but stopping for an un-birthday party might explain why his lot were so late to the battle that Wellington and Buonaparte had had to start without him

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sid Nuncius

I think a lot of people's expectations about use of energy in all sorts of ways will need to change. I'm not sympathetic to indignation over wearing an extra layer indoors - if you're still comfortable, so what? (Personally, I prefer

How Apt!

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Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike McMillan

J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)Ar@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf But this can only happen if we replace the urge to blame with the urge to learn so that it is safe for staff to admit errors and raise concerns without the fear of

Re: Apology (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike McMillan

But it must have a large PTO.

Re: Apology (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: BrritSki

An easy mistake to make when you're trying to look at tractors. I like a big red one best.

Re: Apology (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

:o))) Bravo!

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

I put on more layers when cold, certainly. I shop about once a fortnight, and - at present - think I've been (a bit) extravagant if it comes to over 70. That's just me, so 35 per person per week (why do I feel like Stanley Holloway?),

Re: OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world? (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: steve hague

I suppose it could be down to expectations, which sometimes have no connection with reality. £100 for food in a week seems exorbitant. Are they living on take-aways and feeding the baby on caviar? But it could be that they struggle to

Re: Apology (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 4 Hours ago by: John Ashby

Can we have a chorus or The Parish Pump? john

OT: Am I completely out of step with the rest of the world?

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Posted: 22 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

I was amazed, somewhat shocked and angry, when a woman was being interviewed on the television during a piece about the rising cost of fuel and she said something along the lines of "why should I have to put a cardigan on to keep warm in

Re: Apology (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Is your face as red as the Devonian soil?

Re: Apology (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 5 Hours ago by: John Ashby

I assume you were listening to a bondage podcast and accidentally clicked onto a programme with a similar name. john

Re: spoiler 26.4.22 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: Philip Hole

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Re: spoiler 26.4.22 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: carolet

Good point, that could be a good reason to attempt the buyout now.

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 1st to 5th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: carolet

No need to apologise. I wouldn't expect anyone to remember, but I did remember writing it not so long ago, which meant that I could easily answer your question.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: carolet

Jennifer Aldridge was born 07/01/1945, current age 77. Brian Aldridge was born 20/11/1943, current age 78. Lynda Snell was born 29/05/1947, current age 74. Robert Snell was born 05/04/1943, current age 79.

Re: Apology (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

LOL (literally). And forwarded.

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 1st to 5th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

You did - and I apologise for forgetting that. Nick

Re: spoiler 26.4.22 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Does the agreement mean that the other shareholders can force the buyout of one shareholder against their will? I was assuming that they wanted to buy out Alice while they could because she would be amenable to the sale and understand wh

Re: spoiler 26.4.22 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: carolet

Agreed. I don't see how buying Alice out is better than waiting for Chris to be awarded part of her share then buying him out. As his share must be smaller than her current share, surely they will have to scrape together less money to

Apology

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Posted: 22 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I owe umra a full, frank and unreserved apology because I'm afraid that I have been caught - and not for the first time - listening to The Archers in a public place. I was in the Accident and Emergency Department, waiting to have my whip

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 1st to 5th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 7 Hours ago by: carolet

The first cast list in April gave Stella's surname. I remarked on it at the time.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 7 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

Ah, My Naughty Little Sister :)

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers - 1st to 5th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 8 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Is this the first time that Stella's last name has been given in the cast list or has it been shown on a pryor occasion? Nick

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_1st_ (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 10 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

Kathy moves to Brum to take up job offer as speech therapist. Jolene tells her to peace off.

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

That crashing airliner could wipe out quite a large proportion of the village population in just moments…

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_1st_ (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 11 Hours ago by: steve hague

I wouldn't be surprised to hear many more sad goodbyes given how many candidates for St. Stephens their are. Steve

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 11 Hours ago by: steve hague

I remember it as "Are you sitting comfortableh? Then we'll begin." Dear old Daphne Oxenford. She could have given the Queen elocution lessons. I continued to listen well on into my twenties, but only because of Alison McMorland (sp?). S

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers – 1st to 5th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 11 Hours ago by: Peter Withey

Going down, only one Archer (Pip) by birth this week. Plus three by marriage.

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers – 1st to 5th May 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: Vicky

Natrasha is not happy Oliver offers some of the money he got from GG to Ian to set up a new venture on condition he employs Tracy, Freddy, Roiy and Kathy. They are not Tom's babies. Natrasha is going home to her mum and bf in Wales.

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

One slight spark and ….

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Boys, are you bouncing your balls?

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_24th_to (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 13 Hours ago by: carolet

Well, Tracy failed to please her.

Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_1st_to_5th

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Posted: 22 Days 13 Hours ago by: carolet

Note that spoilers are included below the cast and crew. Cast : Adil Shah - Ronny Jhutti Ed Grundy - Barry Farrimond Eddie Grundy - Trevor Harrison Jolene Archer - Buffy Davis Kirsty Miller - Annabelle Dowler Natasha Archer - Mali Harrie

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 15 Hours ago by: steve hague

There's a firm of solicitors near us called D B Law. Steve

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days ago by: Tony Smith

Wright Hassall, in Leamington Spa

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days ago by: Joe Kerr

Couldn't the cows be fitted with miniature turbines to charge up batteries to offset their harmful output?

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

Ours are Crook and Blight.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

"Are you sitting correctly?" "Then we'll begin."

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

Did he stop on the there way to blow out some candles? That might explain how things played out.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

Well quite. There are Elizabethans almost everywhere you look these days. We Georgians must stick together.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

So many people are these days:-(

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Tony Smith

Marshall Blücher was 72 at the battle of Waterloo.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

‘I know my Place…’ (Sept. 47)

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: Joe Kerr

A case of art intimating life?

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: Vicky

I'm younger than her but older than you Sept 45 45 was a good year.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: Sally Thompson

Ahah! I'm younger than you! Dec 45.

Re: OT: The Chase (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 11 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

That's what you get for calling a child 'Django'.

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 11 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

Let us not forget estate agents Doolittle and Dalley.

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 11 Hours ago by: BrritSki

It is now later... The good news is that the whole archive of umra is there afaics. The following link returns 18 pages allegedly (although I can't see a way to look at older ones) and has posts going back to 21/08/2000 on page 1. ht

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: John Armstrong

There used to be a Welsh and Robb somewhere in Scotland.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: John Armstrong

Indeed. I stand (actually, I'm sitting) corrected.

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought deema.co.uk was a website, but you said it was a domain setup by your ex, presumably for email addresses. I don;t think there's much chance of getting those back. More later on Google Groups.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Well, when whatshisface appeared at Gay Grables, we were informed he had arrived in his Tesla electric car.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

Ah, my three favourite words, glo'le-stop, lithp and mispronounciation.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

Half a lifetime ago I conducted Calamity Jane with an amateur group in Somerset. Their assumed American accents were of variable quality, but every night I felt we lost the battle with one young lady saying to one young man "you're not a

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

ISTR a Not The Nine O'Clock News sketch in which a few trade union leaders were deciding on whether to have tea or coffee during a meeting, along the lines of "So that's 1.3 million votes for coffee and 956,000 votes for tea..." Can't

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 15 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Pleasure. It was along the road from Mick Smalley, The Hatter Of Repute, a slogan I have always treasured[1]. An admirable emporium wherein I bought the Panama hat I then decorated for for Morris dancing (and which I have never had

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 15 Hours ago by: steve hague

It was only ever referred to as coffee essence, Camp was never mentioned.

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

Thanks, Brritski - sadly I don't think that's the same deema - I was looking at a post of mine in Google Groups from early-ish 2001 and it says I was with Freedombird then. I haven't quite worked out yet when I switched to freedombird, I

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

You click on one of the years that has black bars - such as 2003, then scroll down, and you see a calendar for that year. If you look carefully, you see some of the dates are highlighted (not very obviously) - in this case, only Decemb

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Thanks for that! I _may_ be remembering it wrong - she certainly implied it was a profession that might well skin and rook you. (We left Nottingham when I was 1-3, so I don't remember myself.)

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: Penny

On Thu, 28 Apr 2022 19:52:02 +0100, Sam Plusnet <not@home.com> scrawled in the dust... Not that difficult:- Jill: "Pass me the big bottle of coffee essence." Leonard: "Oh, I remember my father drinking that stuff."

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

I was never sure whether camp (or Camp) was _just_ a trade name, or a generic term for - say - coffee substitute made from chicory. I always _assumed_ "camp" was supposed to be a reference to make-do-and-mend as might have been necessar

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 23 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Whereas under FPTP(TINP!), everybody'd have got (say) coffee, even if 49% hate coffee, with two sugars even if only 30% wanted that, and ...

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

They are very big masks.

Re: OT: The Chase (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

So, not processor-related at all then?

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: Chris J Dixon

Is that some sort allegory for the problem with Proportional Representation? Chris

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

Woodford IIRC. Would TA commit the sin of advertising? If not, how would they craft the episode to get the information across without crossing that line? That would be a challenge some of the scriptwriters might go for.

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Vicky

And hello, virtual hugs and chocolate from me too.xx

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Not a firm of solicitors, but I'm pretty sure Skinner & Rook were still there when I lived in Nottingham in the late 60s: https://picturenottingham.co.uk/image-library/image-details/poster/ntgm002613/posterid/ntgm002613.html

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Yes indeed to both!

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Hurrah. The waybackmachine knows about deema.co.uk, but I don;t know how to get it to display an actual page it has saved https://web.archive.org/web/20031215000000*/deema.co.uk Google Groups works fine on a laptop. https://groups.goog

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Chris

I fired up my google account, opened umra, put in Robin’s name and it only shows back to Jan 2015. The old usenet must be lost?? Mrs McT

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Sorry, don't know. I know it took over something earlier (and in most people's opinion better) called, IIRR, DejaNews. I _suspect_ it _will_ go back to UMRA start (1995 I think), but as you say would hate to try searching (a) via Go

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Didn't notice any (if there were/are, what you were saying was more interesting than any typos). [Snip] That is lovely. [] (-: I think there's a fair chance you can find webpages from it at the Wayback Machine (I think nowadays call

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Chris

Google gropes is useless LFF at the best of times. We only have Newstap on our iPads, and while I have used Gropes I can’t imagine attempting a full search on a phone. Not sure when Google Groups began though. Jpeg? Lovely to have y

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Vicky

I recall in primary school we learned abut crop rotation and drew neat pictures of fields with the three kinds of use shown, crops, grazing, fallow, suitably coloured in.

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] [] My mother used to swear there was one such in Nottingham called Skinner and Rook. I don't know if she was spinning a yarn or not.

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Vicky

Oh the item didn't say where the masks would be worn....

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Joe Kerr

My mother worked in a lab and they got to make their own drinks[1]. She told of the day that the new trainee was told to make drinks for everyone. Said trainee went round the team and collected everybody's order then pulled out a bunse

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Joe Kerr

I can remember driving past the enormous feed lots in west Texas[1]. I forget exactly where but it is (fairly) well known and best avoided. Mile after mile of slurry and stench[2]. I think the cows could produce the fertiliser faster t

Re: Shards (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: Joe Kerr

Yay! Welcome home. Good luck with your search for memories.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: steve hague

Sorry for the omission, our Morrisons is counter clockwise. I've never bought Camp coffee essence either, but I have a vague memory of a character in TA using it. Was it Martha Woodfull? As for blancmange and trifle, I don't consider th

Shards

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Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: Linda Fox

Hi Umrats, I've managed to find my way back reading you, and replied a couple of times way back <<< there, but this is the first time I've posted on NewsTap so I'm crossing my fingers (that should account for the number of typos I predict)

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike Headon

Long ago, when Robert was setting up his computer business, I thought "Oh, he is older than me." I am 78 -- Mike Headon R69S R850R IIIc IIIg FT FTn FT2 EOS450D e-mail: mike dot headon at enn tee ell world dot com

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

No, belching as well as err …. ummm trumpeting.

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Both ends?

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 9 Hours ago by: Clive Arthur

It's all explained here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JohcbfO0OjA

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

My current hobbyhorse is about the use of technology to stem climate change when easier, simpler, cheaper solutions would do. But easier, simpler, cheaper solutions won't make big corporations very rich. My understanding is that the big

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Thank you for your dedication and tireless research, Steve. But your report omits chirality, an essential element of an umra supermarket report. I've never purchased Camp Coffee, but our Morrisons (clockwise) is the only local supermar

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 10 Hours ago by: krw

Apparently not: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/cows-climate-change-methane-stop

Re: Masks for cows. (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 10 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

How odd. I thought the methane came from the other end!

Masks for cows.

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Posted: 24 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

No, not to prevent them spreading covid. Apparently they prevent the methane to a certain extent and are a big help in slowing climate change. I heard it on the BBC today. I am wondering how the cows graze., I bet some friend of a mini

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 11 Hours ago by: steve hague

Indeed Morrisons do, I checked when I did our shopping this morning, (I'm an early riser), but that means people must be buying it. When Morrisons first moved into the premises they'd bought or aquired from Safeway, they had tomato saus

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 11 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

ITYM "Tha's wha' I fink abou' i'." Bu' I could of go' tha' wrong.

Re: OT: The Chase (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 11 Hours ago by: krw

No. Watched that part of the episode and thought that should be disallowed.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 12 Hours ago by: Kate B

Good for coffee flavouring in cakes, though. My late mama's coffee and walnut cake was utter bliss. Grandpa actually drank the stuff, though I think that was probably because he was Old Raj vintage himself and the label reminded him of

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 12 Hours ago by: John Armstrong

Nor do I. They are symptomatic of lazy, slovenly, speech, and should be banned from the airwaves. Tha's wha' I think abou' i'.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 12 Hours ago by: John Armstrong

I think it is - or certainly was - chicory essence. And yes, the label, and the way it has changed, is interesting. Google is your friend - OSEAA - "Camp Coffee Label History".

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Boarding School Tea (I went right off tea at this time) was made thus: Water was boiled in an urn to which had been added tea leaves, sugar and milk. The ratio of leaves, sugar and milk would vary, depending which cook was on duty that ti

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 13 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

As I'm sure I have mentioned before, I was amused by the beverage routine at the glass factory where I spent a few weeks between leaving school and starting college, coming up for 55 years ago. From time to time during the shift somebo

Re: OT: The Chase (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 14 Hours ago by: Jim Easterbrook

I wasn't certain but I guessed correctly.

Re: OT: The Chase (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Well, _I_ would spell them all out, not pronounce any of them, and thus not consider them acronyms. (I wouldn't use the last one as I can never remember what it stands for.) HIV and LCD I would also be checking carefully to see if they

Re: OT: The Chase (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: Penny

On Wed, 27 Apr 2022 22:30:14 +0100, Nick Odell <nick@themusicworkshop.plus.com> scrawled in the dust... This, of course, had me saying the letters out loud to see if there could possibly be a word hidden in there somewhere. It reminded m

Re: OT: The Chase (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I enjoy a rather geeky strip cartoon series called xkcd. When I say geeky I mean that a lot of people know the cartoons by their numbers. Let me put it to the test: what does https://xkcd.com/386 say to you? If you know what it is withou

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I use instant coffee for flavouring cakes and developing film - but not at the same time. Strangely, I never seem to use it for drinking as coffee, Nick

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 23 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

It's still available. I know someone who uses it. You can buy it via t'internet and I think Morrisons supermarket stocks it too. Nick

Re: OT: The Chase (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

Elsewhere in Usenet[1] there have been heated discussions of acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms. [1] alt.usage.english

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

Isn't she of an age where "Married Woman's Stamp" was considered the right thing to do? She might have hardly any pension to collect. "Hubbie's pension will cover you, so you don't need to bother."

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

I suspect my two stainless steel moka pots are safe.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

I quite liked it WIWAL - but you need to think of it as something quite unlike 'coffee'. Our bottle of Camp was mostly used as a cake ingredient.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sam Plusnet

With the exception of the coffee grinder[1], you appear to be me (or vice versa). The Andrew James grinder is still available, but that type of blade grinder is supposed to produce a very variable sized grind, & espresso machines are

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

But the smoke goes up the chimney just the same? (Perhaps I just need a lie down.)

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 2 Hours ago by: Vicky

Yes unpleasant tasting stuff. I had coffee first when visiting Austria as a 10 yar old, staying with aunt and uncle. We had it for breakfast and I was proud to have the same as adults, as kids were not coffee drinkers then. It was milky

Re: OT: The Chase (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 2 Hours ago by: DavidK

May I ask how you say/pronounce HIV, ATM, LCD, and RAS, and whether you consider them acronyms?

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Frightful! I could never understand why it called itself coffee at all. :o) (And let's not go into the label...)

OT: The Chase

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Posted: 25 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

I just watched The Chase (ITV quiz show, m'lud) and am pleased, as always, that the challengers won, but I'd have been making a complaint if it had happened that the Chaser won by one "point." One of the questions was "Seasonal Affective

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 3 Hours ago by: steve hague

Some of us long for the days of Camp Coffee Essence. Not me, I thought it to be foul stuff. Steve

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: Serena Blanchflower

I've largely abandoned my cafetiere, although I'd dig it out if I needed to make more than a couple of mugs of coffee. Partly because it's too prone to vomiting and partly because it's fiddly to wash the filter. I now use a drip-filt

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 4 Hours ago by: Vicky

I rarely buy hot drinks when out as the cost incoffee places is so high. I do meet a gf for coffee every now and then but people who buy one or two coffees daily seem to be wasting money.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

Impeccable maths as I was born in Jan 45 also.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: krw

ffffffffffffer was born in Jan 1945 so is 77 if my maths is right. Kind regards

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 6 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

Mixed media? I've certainly seen less impressive exhibits. Chris

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

I've always thought Jennifer was the same age as me or a year or 2 older and I am 77.

Re: Can anyone help on a missing episode (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

I am able to assure you that most weeks since we moved to 5 there have been some edits to remove small parts of conversations. This was more noticeable in the first few weeks and it may have stopped but just in case I have been assemb

Re: Can anyone help on a missing episode (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I am not so sure that anything ends up on the cutting room floor so to speak: an epi is no longer than 12.5 minutes including intro and outro music, 5 episodes minus the intros and outros (leaving just one of each) should allow the progra

Re: Can anyone help on a missing episode (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 7 Hours ago by: krw

Currently to make 5 episodes fit in an hour they are editing bits out and leaving them on the cutting room floor. I assume that once they revert to 6 episodes and a proper omnibus it will unedited and I will cease having to assemble a

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: Penny

On Wed, 27 Apr 2022 09:24:38 +0100, Chris J Dixon <chris@cdixon.me.uk> scrawled in the dust... You could probably have sold that as 'art' :)

Re: spoiler 26.4.22 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Not half that? I'd have thought that Chris-and-Alice have 1/12 (plus his smithing business, including any premises actually owned [I cant remember if he does - I remember discussion when his mentor retired, but not the outcome, or wheth

Re: Can anyone help on a missing episode (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Not getting you: I presume you are referring to the upcoming loss of the Fridays off, but I can't see how that will affect whether you have/keep the broadcast omnibus or assemble your own. What task will end?

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Aren't we all different! I like something warm, sweet, and milky - to the extent that I've sometimes wondered whether I should leave out the tea or coffee. (But I like it to look brown. I do buy the cheapest coffee I can find though

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Don’t like glo’al stops m’self.

Re: spoiler 26.4.22 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 10 Hours ago by: krw

1/13th. Chris is potentially entitled to 1/26th LESS the value of his assets. Then there may be an adjustment if one parent or t'other is sole carer. I am sure I told Brian at the time that the partnership agreement needed to be wri

Re: Can anyone help on a missing episode (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 10 Hours ago by: krw

I have either the broadcast omnibus or an assembled version to ensure I am not littering the cutting room floor. Thank goodness that weekly task will stop soon.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 10 Hours ago by: steve hague

And don't people from that Landon say Twi'a ? You've got to love glottal stops, wherever they're placed.

Re: Can anyone help on a missing episode (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: DavidK

I have the individual daily episodes, I could alos construct an omnibus for you.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: Chris

Lynda is 74 or 5 I believe. Robert, no idea. Jennifer and FAL are easily mid/late 70s. As for Justin!? Sincerely Chris

Re: spoiler 26.4.22 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: Chris

The two cotts were given to Krait n Aliss in lieu of something I can’t remember now? Or were given as rented? Sincerely achris

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

There was a time whilst training, working on a power station site, that I made a pre-mix of coffee, sugar and Marvel. The only problem was differential settlement due to the particle sizes, but regular agitation sorted that. Eventually

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: Chris

Don’t want no Tamara (isn’t it a Russian girl’s name originally or Slavic in general?) Sincerely Chris

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

They went into administration in 2019 but there's still quite a lot of their product to be found on eBay and Amazon. Nick

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Quite. I gave up milk in my coffee during my contracting years when I spent alternate weeknights staying in a bedsit. It was easier to drink my morning tea black (and fairly weak) that have to figure out a way of keeping milk fresh. Es

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Well, one man's milk is another man's poison. I like milk in my coffee. I like a little milk in my tea. I don't like sugar in either. Just my preference.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: Penny

On Wed, 27 Apr 2022 08:03:18 +0200, Sjouke Burry <burrynulnulfour@ppllaanneett.nnll> scrawled in the dust... I rarely buy hot drinks when out and about but when I still took milk in them, found asking for a teaspoon of milk usually did th

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

Way back when my then household drank coffee, we tried various brewing methods. Our stove-top experiment ceased abruptly when we left it on the cooker to keep warm, after the liquid had boiled through the grounds. We returned to it to f

Re: spoiler 26.4.22 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 12 Hours ago by: BrritSki

If that is the share structure (which I have no reason to doubt), then Alice owns 1 twelfth of the whole. If she sells her share back to the others, then she should receive 1/12 of the value of the farm in cash. The valuation needs to

Re: Can anyone help on a missing episode (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 12 Hours ago by: DavidK

http://www.adrianbeal.com/archers-2021/#January You will have to pay a small amount to charity for access

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sjouke Burry

Why are you spoiling honest beverages with oodles of milk? When visiting London and a few other places, in the end they forced me to order black coffee and tea, just because nobody knew the meaning of what a "little bit of milk" meant....

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

R.I.P.? Has the brand gone, then? I have an AJ stainless steel 2-cup cafetiere which I use every morning[1] and which I like very much. I've got a couple of other AJ gubbinses, too, and I've considered them to be a reasonably price

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Oh, I wish! Frankly, after the last couple of months a weekend break in Mariupol is starting to look like quite an attractive proposition...

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Perhaps she is deferring payment until later in order to get a higher weekly rate. Or perhaps she is receiving it but hasn't told anybody because it's all going into her secret running-away fund. Now there's a storyline for later! Nick

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 21 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I have a DeLonghi machine[1] but I think it just has a number, not a name. It has one-shot and two-shot filters and a special unit for using ESE coffee pods. I've never used ESE coffee pods or the special unit - except for the one time I

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I just push the plunger down very, very slowly. Nick

spoiler 26.4.22

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Posted: 25 Days 22 Hours ago by: Vicky

How much is the farm worth? Fb post suggested maybe 2 million, but other posts much more./. How are the shares allocated to the family? Again fb suggested Alice has 1 share. Brian & Jennifer have 3 each. Adam and Debbie have 2 each. Kate a

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

That's how I get hot milk too. Microwave it.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jim Easterbrook

I just don't have milk. It's done 8 years so far without any problem, so the average cost isn't so bad.

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

Should the assembled listeners not have heard about Clarrie getting her first dosh from the DWP? <checks: HMG say she should have reached pension age on 06/01/2020>

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

A chap after my own heart there. I want warm milk - in order to not have tepid coffee - but the care and cleansing of a milk frother attachment is too much of a faf, so I use the microwave for that. The bean-to-cup machines are more ex

Can anyone help on a missing episode

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Posted: 26 Days ago by: rick

I have one Episode missing Omnibus 03 01 2021 Anybody have a link to this one ?

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: BrritSki

Indeed, or it could be grounds for divorce. Hope your own spout has resumed normal service ?

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

To me, it is how I hear the Merkins pronounce it anyway.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] (I worked it out later of course.) I think that's more UK Midlands, isn't it?

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

I'd endorse both of those methods. I also make sure I do the plunging on the draining board with the spout facing away from me[1]; thus any (rare) regurgitated boiling grounds don't go in my direction and are easily mopped up. [1]P

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I hear Merkins pronounce it as ‘Twi’err.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: John Ashby

The other method which I have found successful is when first inserting the plunger press it 1cm below the level of the coffee, then withdraw it to the liquid surface. This stops the coffee grounds massing just underneath the mesh which

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 6 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

I don't know Teslar, but it (including egg-box) is at https://twitter.com/BBCTheArchers/status/1518863953740189696 (non-Twitter users should still be able to see it). (Or is Teslar the new name for Twitter-now-bought-by-Elon-Musk? He ca

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Thanks for that! I've just Googled for it and apparently the BBC have Tessed an announcement on The Archers Teslar account. There's a cute egg-box graphic if anyone is interested. Nick

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: Vicky

Do you mean they vomit when you push the plunger down? I stir the coffee beforer I put the top bit with mesh etc on and then all is well, if you push slowly. Like this? Except mine didn't have the spare mesh filters. https://www.amazon.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: Vicky

I enjoyed the 2 days off too. Not gasping for Fridays.

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 7 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Good news for some. I know I'm in the minority here in having enjoyed having Fridays off.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 8 Hours ago by: Kate B

I distrust cafetieres. They have vomited boiling grounds at me too often. I use a coffee pot and make it rather like tea - warm the pot, add the freshly ground coffee (quite fine, I don't mind a bit of sludge in the last cup), pour som

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_24th_to (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 9 Hours ago by: John Ashby

Very good, but MV. john

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 9 Hours ago by: steve hague

Both OAPs then. Brian must be in his mid seventies, Jennifer not far behind him and the Snells eligible for a bus pass each, if a bus service ever reaches Ambridge. FAL would surely have succumbed to her habits before now if it wasn't f

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_24th_to (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 10 Hours ago by: krw

I think the Irish have a word for it but it does not have quite the same level of urgency.

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

This is becoming a habit again - BTN!

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Tamara or Tamara…

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 10 Hours ago by: BrritSki

friend who Seconded. It seems that Scott Adams is a lurker on UMRA <https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-04-26>

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_24th_to (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 10 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Is she the one who's a bit hard to please ? i.e. Tamara never comes.

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_24th_to (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 11 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Short for Tamsin? Or Tamara?

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_24th_to (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 11 Hours ago by: krw

t'internetwebby thingy says it is Vietnamese and means "heart".

Re: apparently (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 11 Hours ago by: krw

That is good news. I just hope the quality of the content improves to match the quantity.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 11 Hours ago by: Penny

On Tue, 26 Apr 2022 06:40:59 +0100, Sid Nuncius <nuncius@hotmail.co.uk> scrawled in the dust... ;)

apparently

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Posted: 26 Days 11 Hours ago by: Vicky

Friday episodes return from 3/6/22

Re: Radio Times/BBC Credits and Spoilers – 24th to 28th April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 12 Hours ago by: John Armstrong

Strange. Bryony is a female name, and Tam is the Scottish form of "Tom". (eg Tam Lin, Tam O'Shanter.)

Re: David can wait - My G99 has been accepted! (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: steve hague

If he can afford two electric vehicles, I think saving money wouldn't be much of a consideration. Steve

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Well, I've only drunk decaf for a good number of years now, Penny. Just saying.

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 16 Hours ago by: John Ashby

Declined, largely on the grounds that nothing Brritski could say can possibly be in Good, I mean Bad Taste. john

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 22 Hours ago by: Penny

On Mon, 25 Apr 2022 17:16:18 +0100, Vicky <vicky.ayech@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust... Hard to prove, of course, but I tried it on the suggestion of a friend who had had similar problems for years and the change was dramatic. After a f

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jim Easterbrook

I've got a DeLonghi "bean to cup" machine that I'm very happy with. No waste - just compressed grounds which go on the compost. It has a milk frother but I've never used it.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

The cafetierre is fine.

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

I now have an image of Kenny Everett in drag. "It's all in the best possible taste!"

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

I didn't like the idea of pods, so I bought a Delonghi Dedica. It was fairly cheap (supposedly 'refurbished' but obviously never used) and it lets me use whatever type of (espresso ground) coffee I prefer. The one snag is that getting

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days ago by: BrritSki

On 25/04/2022 19:03, Sid Nuncius wrote FFS Sid, BTN for you too :)

Re: David can wait - My G99 has been accepted! (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 1 Hour ago by: Chris J Dixon

Excellent! Once you are up and running, we will expect regular spreadsheet updates tracking their performance. ;-) I watched a Youtube video by an enthusiastic householder who had a similar sized installation, and two electric vehicles

Re: Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 1 Hour ago by: Chris J Dixon

We do have a box, but I only occasionally select it. As I have said before, for over 30 years I have drunk no coffee, and only fruit, herb and spice teas. (1) My current favourites are: <https://www.pukkaherbs.com/shop/organic-teas/thr

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 1 Hour ago by: BrritSki

PS Italian SoL also has one and loves it too...

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 1 Hour ago by: BrritSki

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

I did wonder exactly what "I FFed through it" might mean in this context.

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

I have missed you, Britters!

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 4 Hours ago by: Vicky

They and Ed are my favourite characters.

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 4 Hours ago by: Vicky

Excess phlegm went? But was it the caffeine or coincidence? I just have the 2 coffees, one breakfast tea with no milk and mint teas the rest, also one glass of water on waking, with pills

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 4 Hours ago by: Vicky

Hmmmmm we have no compost heap. I don't make cappuccino, I make 1/3 hot milk flat white.

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 4 Hours ago by: Vicky

Hmm. But when Lavazza oro is checp I buy several and now have a pile of packets ....

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 4 Hours ago by: Vicky

No I decided I prefer to use the cafetiere than refill pods

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 5 Hours ago by: carolet

Clarrie Grundy was born 12/05/1954, current age 67. Eddie Grundy was born 15/03/1951, current age 71. They are both appearing this week, so they are not entirely forgotten about.

Re: OT: BBC Sounds web page (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I use the Chrome feature that deletes all cookies on closing. I also switch off JavaScript in Chrome because it's easy to do in the settings and makes some websites much more readable. If I want the full-fat[1] experience I boot up Firef

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: BrritSki

I thangyew. Hard to resist an open errm, goal. As it happens we still had last week's PMQS recorded so purely in the interests of academic research I FFed through it. There are very many shots of the Opposition fron bench and in every s

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: John Ashby

And he's back and in form. Verging on the MV (quelle surprise), but accepted. john

Re: OT: BBC Sounds web page (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: Penny

On Mon, 25 Apr 2022 10:59:26 +0100, Jenny M Benson <NemoNews@hotmail.co.uk> scrawled in the dust... I use the app on my tablet. The icon changed recently so there has been a revamp. It has always annoyed me greatly that its start page off

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: Chris

Clarrielurv isn’t employed at Gay Grables but has posdibly ended her cricket career ….. Sincerely Chris

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Chris

Yes, just the once. The late mil got a taste for it. Went the same way as the Barleycup. Sincerely Chris I thought I'd give it a go some

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Chris

SdNun. I agree with you. His older sister agrees with you. But there are people who like it. One of my friends from many years ago got the taste of it visiting us in the 1980s and still drinks nothing else. It was his bother (and i

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Not surprisingly … BTN!

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Penny

On Mon, 25 Apr 2022 10:22:45 +0100, Jenny M Benson <NemoNews@hotmail.co.uk> scrawled in the dust... I agree - I found an open packet in the kitchen when I was clearing my father's house - I think one of the live-in carers probably left it

Re: David can wait - My G99 has been accepted! (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Well, Watt was involved in steam machinery;-))) Distribution Network Operator - in our case this is Scottish & Southern Electricity (SSEN).

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Penny

On Mon, 25 Apr 2022 10:09:29 +0100, steve hague <stevehague82@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust... I gave up caffeine in coffee maybe 25 years ago, which got rid of the constant sinus headaches and excess phlegm I'd suffered from since my

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: BrritSki

We have a LaVazza machine, the cheapest available (free if you commit to a pod subscription) that makes fantastic espresso coffee. No bells and whistles, so if you like cappuccino you'll have to find another way to froth your milk [not

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Do we really have to discuss Angela Rayner's behaviour at PMQs ?

Re: OT: BBC Sounds web page (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

It's all about what you are used to innit? For general stuff I accept cookies but clear the browser on closing. For anything serious - ie requiring personal information or passwords and the like - I boot up a totally fresh browser insta

Re: OT: BBC Sounds web page (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: BrritSki

I have a Chrome add in to remove cookies for the site your on when you click on the icon. The icon is supposed to be a cookie, but looks to me like a nicely coiled turd which is rather apt imo.

Re: David can wait - My G99 has been accepted! (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Oh, is steam power involved too? (What's a DNO?) -- J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)Ar@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf I'd rather trust the guys in the lab coats who aren't demanding that I get up early on Sundays to apologize for

Re: OT: BBC Sounds web page (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] Though only do so if you're familiar with working with cookies; i. e., only delete the ones associated with that. If you delete all cookies - which a lot of browsers still show as an option that's rather too easy to select - then at

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Better then pod-casting them into the bin!

David can wait - My G99 has been accepted!

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Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Good news, my G99 application for 8.715 kWp of solar power generation and a Tesla Powerwall has been accepted by my DNO - full steam ahead now. Has David sorted out an installer yet? In TA timelines - his application is probably already und

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

I'm very happy that there is now a recycling service for the pods. Podback.org.

Re: OT: BBC Sounds web page (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

PS Some sites store information about you on your own computer in cookies: some store it in their computers in a profile. I don't how BBC Sounds do it but you could try deleting your cookies and then signing in again. Nick

Re: OT: BBC Sounds web page (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

I only use BBC Sounds for the schedules because I object to signing in and having my "experience" personalised. I suspect you've just had your experience personalised! If I want to listen to Radio 4 or Radio 4 Extra on line I go straigh

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Whether your issues are with the waste elements or with the brand, you might be able to solve them by buying some reusable pods and filling them with a coffee of your choice. Amazon do SEALPOD: other brands are available. Having a massi

Re: Rishi?s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 10 Hours ago by: Vicky

Someone left us their Nespresso when they died and I did like that coffee but felt guilty about the pods so stopped using it.We've still got it.

Re:_Radio_Times/BBC_Credits_and_Spoilers_–_24th (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 10 Hours ago by: krw

Another star name!

OT: BBC Sounds web page

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Posted: 27 Days 10 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

A couple of days ago I noticed that the big round "buttons" for selecting the live Radio 4 Extra and Radio 4 channels had moved to position 1 and 2 in the row, rather than between 4 and 5 where they used to be. As I can't see a way to m

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 10 Hours ago by: steve hague

Isn't Clarrieluv in her late 60s? Eddie must be there or thereabouts too. Perhaps the Grundies work until they drop or get Farmer's Lung and ride about on a horse and cart dispensing ill tempered homilies, or more likely disappear beca

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 10 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

I tried green tea and didn't like it at all, but I do like quite a few "scented" or "flavoured" teas. I am an occasional customer of tipsnleaves.com which I heartily recommend. Can't be doing with black coffee, but I have a Tassimo ma

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 10 Hours ago by: steve hague

We have some in our drinks cupboard. I bought it because there was some in our church prayer room, and people were surprised and delighted to find it there. Maggie tried it and pronounced it seriously unpleasant. I haven't tried it mys

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Posted: 27 Days 10 Hours ago by: Vicky

I drink tea wihtout milk too. I like tea abroad, it's weaker and more scented. But inthe UK I get this https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/clipper-white-tea-bags--organic-x20 I have tried Rooibus as #1 daughtre had some. Didn't

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 11 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

Have you ever tried Rooibos (Redbush)? I thought I'd give it a go some years ago just because Mma Ramotswe spoke so highly of it. Discovered it was THE tea for me. Since spending a year in Switzerland about 60 years ago I have prefer

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 11 Hours ago by: steve hague

I used to drink lots of coffee in the mornings, the more caffeine the better. I drunk it with a little semi- skimmed milk added. I found myself bouncing off the walls by lunchtime. Then I went on a diet, called the Atkins in those days,

Re: More William (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 12 Hours ago by: BrritSki

Indeed. You hope they will get the joke about the dogs names being anagrams and the name of VE's charity. They're also sufficiently anti-woke to not consider it fattist and transphobic. I have reconsidered the opening line and it will

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Being free of caffein, it is better for me than coffee - ‘twas not difficult to comply when the oncology bods advised to avoid caffein, I had been drinking it for years (Barleycup that is) and haven’t had coffee for some years. Drinki

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I need to make a trunk call to tell you…

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Posted: 27 Days 13 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Dear God - is Barleycup still going? I sometimes got served that by friends in the 80s and hated it. You're made of strong stuff, Mike! :o)

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Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

[] I was once in a pub quiz where one of the teams - might have even been the one I was in, I can't remember - was called "Norfolk and Chance". You remind me of one of Paxman's better lines when he was doing University Challenge (I no

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

They certainly haven't forgotten the explosion. Wossisname was trying to get Lynda out od the kitchen last week for fear of reigniting bad memories. He'd need more than his redundancy payout to finance that! Nick

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Posted: 27 Days 22 Hours ago by: Nick Odell

Oh yes! You have to presume that the judges are familiar with Just William or at the very least, the Martin Jarvis readings but it is The Spectator and they jolly well ought to. Very wise. Even judges from The Spectator might want to

Re: spoiler Sunday 24/4/222 (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 23 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

And buy up some nearly-new kitchen equipment cheaply ... (I hadn't picked up that he was thinking of setting up his own restaurant; I thought one or both of them was thinking about a burger van, though obviously a much more high-class

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 23 Hours ago by: Sam Plusnet

What, exactly, has Jumbo done to these oats? Enquiring minds are wondering if they really want the answer to this question.

spoiler Sunday 24/4/222

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Posted: 27 Days 23 Hours ago by: Vicky

Ian was talking about packing up the equipment to close down GG. And we were told last week that the whole place is going to be updated and revamped. But the kitchen was all renewed a couple of years ago, wasn't it? After the explosion. Th

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Whereas, I drink Barleycup.

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Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

:o)))

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

I'm a Sainsbury's Fruit, Nut & Seed man, too. I then mix a generous selection of fresh fruit onto it - melon, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, nectarine etc. Makes a delicious (and colourful) breakfast with a decent cup of co

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Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: carolet

Note that spoilers are included below the cast and crew. Writer : Sarah Hehir Director : Kim Greengrass Editor : Jeremy Howe Cast : Adam Macy - Andrew Wincott Alice Carter - Hollie Chapman Brian Aldridge - Charles Collingwood Clarrie

More William

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Posted: 28 Days 3 Hours ago by: BrritSki

As Umrats have in the past kindly expressed their appreciation of my William the OAP parody, I offer for your delectation my entry for the Spectator "last will and testament of a well-known fictional character" competition. Last Will a

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: steve hague

I was once hired to make a film of a cabinet minister addressing a conference at the Headland. It was very boring, but well paid. Steve

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

But KRW, we all know this, but, do the SW’s???

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 5 Hours ago by: krw

Any sensible hotel owner at the start of the second lockdown started making plans for thorough refurbishment (eg Headland Hotel Newquay) to ensure that they re-opened to maximise the business once the nastiness was all over. Oliver sh

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

‘Apicots’ are a family word, but I have forgotted how it came about.

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 8 Hours ago by: Penny

On Sun, 24 Apr 2022 10:43:49 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan <toodle.pip1@virginmedia.com> scrawled in the dust... Surely apicots are just beeswax?

Re: Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Chris J Dixon

I used to enjoy one of Dorset Cereals' offerings, despite its cost, but they stopped making it. I now combine Sainsbury's Fruit, Nut & Seed Muesli 50/50 with their Sultana Bran. (1) A generous portion, eaten with yogurt. (1) No longer

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

Our muesli mix is loosely based on the Hairy Bikers’ recipe: Jumbo oats, puffed brown rice, flaked or chopped almonds, dried mixed fruit, chopped dried mango and chopped dried apicots.

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Chris

I wonder what is in his bowl often, cos It dun’t have the same effects on moi. Mrs McT

Re: Rishi’s Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

I create our muesli from scratch - you can buy scratch in bulk these days…

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 10 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

I'm looking forward to Mike's forthcoming book, The Electric Muesli Acid Test (working title: The Kandy-Kolored Rye Flake Streamline Baby).

Re:_Rishi’s_Rescue (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 12 Hours ago by: John Ashby

I think something may have got into the rye flakes in your cereal. john

Rishi’s Rescue

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Posted: 28 Days 12 Hours ago by: Mike McMillan

You didn’t know Rishi was a listener to TA? ‘Wouldn’t miss a single episode’ I think I heard him say. Well, having heard this week’s sorry tale about the lack of Sterling’s sterling, Rishi has made a special ‘one off’ grant

Re: UMRA birthday info for 23 April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 15 Hours ago by: Sid Nuncius

Belated happy birthday, John! (From me, but no hounds, I'm afraid.)

Re: UMRA birthday info for 23 April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 20 Hours ago by: J. P. Gilliver (John

Thanks, and Sam!

Re: UMRA birthday info for 23 April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 20 Hours ago by: Min

Many belated Happies from me and the Hounds, JPG!

Re: UMRA birthday info for 23 April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 20 Hours ago by: Min

This week's spoiler from the DF.

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Posted: 28 Days 22 Hours ago by: Vicky

Over the years, Brian has spent a small fortune on lawyers and financial advisers, keeping the Aldridge coffers filled. Now, he's reduced to tearing around in a panic in a desperate attempt to future-proof his business, but he's running ou

Re: UMRA birthday info for 23 April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 23 Hours ago by: Chris

Happy birthday MOPMOB Mrs McT

Re: UMRA birthday info for 23 April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days ago by: Sam Plusnet

From me too. May environmentally sensitive hippos dance attendance upon you.

Re: UMRA birthday info for 23 April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 4 Hours ago by: Steveski

Happy birthday, John!

Re: UMRA birthday info for 23 April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 5 Hours ago by: Serena Blanchflower

Many happies Jpeg and may your entry in the birthday list long remain true!

Re: UMRA birthday info for 23 April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 11 Hours ago by: Jenny M Benson

Many happy returns of the day, Jpeg and may the year ahead be full of blessings!

Re: UMRA birthday info for 23 April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 12 Hours ago by: Vicky

Many happy returns, JPG

UMRA birthday info for 23 April 2022

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Posted: 29 Days 14 Hours ago by: Birthday Monitor

Birthday News for today, 23 April: Phil Archer and John Gilliver, 1960, UMRAt, alive.

Re: Spoiler 21 Apr (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 23 Hours ago by: Chris

‘Orses OTOH, there’ll be plenty of Ukrainians genuinely willing to work for anything to ‘pay back’ our hospitality. Plus all those Afghans we still haven’t found homes for who were brought here to escape persecution for using

Re: UMRA birthday info for 21 April 2022 (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 23 Hours ago by: Chris

We wondered too but it was St S n Kenton that are mentioned in Q and A stuff Sincerely Chris

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