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b***@gmail.com
2019-11-29 06:19:00 UTC
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Perhaps this was already covered, I searched, but google-groups search isn't super-reliable, ironically.

I watched the Downton Abbey film today [1] and was alerted first by the voice, then verified on IMDB, that Harrison's alter ego has been out and about. Fixing boilers, no less.


[1] Not entirely recommended: slightly juvenile plot line, some quite uncharacteristic dialogue, and too neatly tied up all loose ends. However, Maggie Smith was her usual magnificent self (except that her accent broke for a single word) and she's worth the price of admission alone. I also quite liked the 20s hair styles on the younger characters.
Sid Nuncius
2019-11-29 06:30:40 UTC
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Perhaps this was already covered, I searched, but google-groups search isn't super-reliable, ironically.
Good to have you back, Ben!
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BrritSki
2019-11-29 09:15:05 UTC
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Perhaps this was already covered, I searched, but google-groups search
isn't super-reliable, ironically.
Good to have you back, Ben!
<lw>
b***@gmail.com
2019-11-29 23:23:36 UTC
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Perhaps this was already covered, I searched, but google-groups search
isn't super-reliable, ironically.
Good to have you back, Ben!
<lw>
Thanks chaps!
Mike
2019-11-30 14:45:21 UTC
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Perhaps this was already covered, I searched, but google-groups search
isn't super-reliable, ironically.
Good to have you back, Ben!
<lw>
Thanks chaps!
Perhaps it might be appropriate to mention here that Lidl have ‘uprated’
their 81% Cacao chocolate to 85%.
THBAPSA.

Err... you are a fully paid up member of the choccie bunker group aren’t
you Ben?!
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b***@gmail.com
2019-11-30 23:10:16 UTC
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Perhaps it might be appropriate to mention here that Lidl have ‘uprated’
their 81% Cacao chocolate to 85%.
THBAPSA.
Err... you are a fully paid up member of the choccie bunker group aren’t
you Ben?!
I may have forgotten to send in my subs...

I did "procure" a substantial bar of Scharffen-Berger chocolate from somebody in This Place, probably in about 2001. Perhaps some kind of charity auction or something. I remember vividly eating it in the house I lived in seven houses [1] ago

[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff I've lost along the way.
SODAM
2019-12-01 00:06:42 UTC
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On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 9:4
[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff I've lost along the way.
Not as much as poor Chankel (of blessed memory) late of this parish, who
lost everything he owned in one go, in the GRVR.

Hello again, Ben. Good to see anotherat retuning to the fold. That plus a
newbie delurk makes it an exciting week on umra. Hurrah!
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Jenny M Benson
2019-12-01 09:58:20 UTC
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[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff I've lost along the way.
I was in my 16th home shortly after I turned 30, having been in the 2nd
for over 16 years. I have now been in my current home (the 24th)for
longer than anywhere else.
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Mike
2019-12-01 10:03:22 UTC
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[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff I've
lost along the way.
I was in my 16th home shortly after I turned 30, having been in the 2nd
for over 16 years. I have now been in my current home (the 24th)for
longer than anywhere else.
‘Ere, have this puffer pack of ant killer....
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Vicky Ayech
2019-12-01 11:42:41 UTC
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On Sun, 1 Dec 2019 09:58:20 +0000, Jenny M Benson
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[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff I've lost along the way.
I was in my 16th home shortly after I turned 30, having been in the 2nd
for over 16 years. I have now been in my current home (the 24th)for
longer than anywhere else.
Moved in 1969, 1971,1974 ,1979, 1996, 2000, 2007,2009,2009,2010,2010

Those all post university. But I can't compete with you, Jenny. :)
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-12-01 11:55:52 UTC
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On Sun, 1 Dec 2019 09:58:20 +0000, Jenny M Benson
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[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff
I've lost along the way.
I was in my 16th home shortly after I turned 30, having been in the 2nd
for over 16 years. I have now been in my current home (the 24th)for
longer than anywhere else.
Moved in 1969, 1971,1974 ,1979, 1996, 2000, 2007,2009,2009,2010,2010
Those all post university. But I can't compete with you, Jenny. :)
Wow to both!

Since leaving university, I've only moved once, or twice if you count
lodgings to first home (I stayed in lodgings after I started employment
longer than most do)! And that move - around 2007 - was purely because I
had to, to keep my job. (Though very much for the best, in terms of the
quality of the home.) I hate moving - or changing car!
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Never. For me, there has to be a meaning. There's not much meaning in eating
bugs. - Darcey Bussell (on whether she'd appear on /I'm a Celebrity/), in RT
2015/11/28-12/4
Mike
2019-12-01 12:20:28 UTC
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On Sun, 1 Dec 2019 09:58:20 +0000, Jenny M Benson
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[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff
I've lost along the way.
I was in my 16th home shortly after I turned 30, having been in the 2nd
for over 16 years. I have now been in my current home (the 24th)for
longer than anywhere else.
Moved in 1969, 1971,1974 ,1979, 1996, 2000, 2007,2009,2009,2010,2010
Those all post university. But I can't compete with you, Jenny. :)
Wow to both!
Since leaving university, I've only moved once, or twice if you count
lodgings to first home (I stayed in lodgings after I started employment
longer than most do)! And that move - around 2007 - was purely because I
had to, to keep my job. (Though very much for the best, in terms of the
quality of the home.) I hate moving - or changing car!
Been meaning to ask you about your current Model T, Jpeg...
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-12-01 13:45:33 UTC
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quality of the home.) I hate moving - or changing car!
Been meaning to ask you about your current Model T, Jpeg...
Vauxhall Ventora (3.3!), Austin 1300, Fiat 131S, a series of Lada Rivas,
two Škoda Felicia (one petrol, one Diesel), now a Škoda Octavia.
Actually very nice, but anonymous: silver grey. And I think of it as
very new, but it's actually 56, so registered 13 years ago!

At least my mileage is now so low that it should last me a long time
(though there is always rust), unless the Diesel-haters make things
difficult.
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

I like to think of her as Mary Poppins's evil twin - Michelle Gomez, on the
character "Missy" (female version of the Master?) she plays in Doctor Who
[RT 2017/6/24-30]
Mike
2019-12-01 12:18:27 UTC
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On Sun, 1 Dec 2019 09:58:20 +0000, Jenny M Benson
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[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff I've
lost along the way.
I was in my 16th home shortly after I turned 30, having been in the 2nd
for over 16 years. I have now been in my current home (the 24th)for
longer than anywhere else.
Moved in 1969, 1971,1974 ,1979, 1996, 2000, 2007,2009,2009,2010,2010
Those all post university. But I can't compete with you, Jenny. :)
Lived in 5 places by the rime I was 27, moved once since. (Some 34 years
ago now).
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BrritSki
2019-12-01 15:38:03 UTC
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On Sun, 1 Dec 2019 09:58:20 +0000, Jenny M Benson
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[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff I've
lost along the way.
I was in my 16th home shortly after I turned 30, having been in the 2nd
for over 16 years. I have now been in my current home (the 24th)for
longer than anywhere else.
Moved in 1969, 1971,1974 ,1979, 1996, 2000, 2007,2009,2009,2010,2010
Those all post university. But I can't compete with you, Jenny. :)
Lived in 5 places by the rime I was 27
YAFrostytheSnowmanAICM5snowballs
Sid Nuncius
2019-12-01 18:37:33 UTC
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Lived in 5 places by the rime I was 27
YAFrostytheSnowmanAICM5snowballs
FIVE??[1]

[1]Any umrat who remembers the ISIRTA joke of which this is a variant
should probably be ashamed of themselves - as should I.
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BrritSki
2019-12-01 21:37:04 UTC
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Lived in 5 places by the rime I was 27
YAFrostytheSnowmanAICM5snowballs
FIVE??[1]
[1]Any umrat who remembers the ISIRTA joke of which this is a variant
should probably be ashamed of themselves - as should I.
"You must have a cluster then"...
Penny
2019-12-01 17:27:11 UTC
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On Sun, 1 Dec 2019 09:58:20 +0000, Jenny M Benson <***@hotmail.co.uk>
scrawled in the dust...
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[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff I've lost along the way.
I was in my 16th home shortly after I turned 30, having been in the 2nd
for over 16 years. I have now been in my current home (the 24th)for
longer than anywhere else.
I moved 5 times in 5 years in the '70s. Don't think I lost much but there
was slightly more to lose each time. In fact, after the 5th move I could
remember what stuff was in which box and could find things quickly (things
mostly stayed in the boxes). The husgod reckoned if he asked me for a
Perkins diesel engine I could find one in one of my 'fernal boxes ;)

Then there were children...
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-12-01 19:54:32 UTC
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scrawled in the dust...
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[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff
I've lost along the way.
I was in my 16th home shortly after I turned 30, having been in the 2nd
for over 16 years. I have now been in my current home (the 24th)for
longer than anywhere else.
I moved 5 times in 5 years in the '70s. Don't think I lost much but there
was slightly more to lose each time. In fact, after the 5th move I could
remember what stuff was in which box and could find things quickly (things
mostly stayed in the boxes). The husgod reckoned if he asked me for a
Perkins diesel engine I could find one in one of my 'fernal boxes ;)
Then there were children...
Did you manage to lose any of those? (Or put them in the wrong box?)
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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Penny
2019-12-02 01:56:14 UTC
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[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff
I've lost along the way.
I was in my 16th home shortly after I turned 30, having been in the 2nd
for over 16 years. I have now been in my current home (the 24th)for
longer than anywhere else.
I moved 5 times in 5 years in the '70s. Don't think I lost much but there
was slightly more to lose each time. In fact, after the 5th move I could
remember what stuff was in which box and could find things quickly (things
mostly stayed in the boxes). The husgod reckoned if he asked me for a
Perkins diesel engine I could find one in one of my 'fernal boxes ;)
Then there were children...
Did you manage to lose any of those? (Or put them in the wrong box?)
Only one.
I lost track of much of my stuff though and never seemed to manage the same
degree of organisation again.
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b***@gmail.com
2019-12-02 00:49:43 UTC
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On Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 9:4
[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff I've lost along the way.
Not as much as poor Chankel (of blessed memory) late of this parish, who
lost everything he owned in one go, in the GRVR.
I remember him, and I remember the GRVR. In fact, I've thought of it surprisingly often while being away from this place. It always provokes a memory of the Peter Cook thing about the Great Train Robbery.

"I would like to like to make one thing clear at the very outset and that is, when you speak of a train robbery, this involved no loss of train, merely what I like to call the contents of the train, which were pilfered. We haven't lost a train since 1946, I believe it was — the year of the great snows when we mislaid a small one."
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Hello again, Ben. Good to see anotherat retuning to the fold. That plus a
newbie delurk makes it an exciting week on umra. Hurrah!
Thanks! Nice to be back.
Chris McMillan
2019-12-01 12:23:55 UTC
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Post by Mike
Perhaps it might be appropriate to mention here that Lidl have ‘uprated’
their 81% Cacao chocolate to 85%.
THBAPSA.
Err... you are a fully paid up member of the choccie bunker group aren’t
you Ben?!
I may have forgotten to send in my subs...
I did "procure" a substantial bar of Scharffen-Berger chocolate from
somebody in This Place, probably in about 2001. Perhaps some kind of
charity auction or something. I remember vividly eating it in the house
I lived in seven houses [1] ago
[1] Seven house moves in 18 years. That'll explain all the stuff I've lost along the way.
That was possibly from Doug Faunt, and yes a charity auction.

Sincerely Chris
Mike
2019-11-29 16:25:48 UTC
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Perhaps this was already covered, I searched, but google-groups search
isn't super-reliable, ironically.
I watched the Downton Abbey film today [1] and was alerted first by the
voice, then verified on IMDB, that Harrison's alter ego has been out and
about. Fixing boilers, no less.
[1] Not entirely recommended: slightly juvenile plot line, some quite
uncharacteristic dialogue, and too neatly tied up all loose ends.
However, Maggie Smith was her usual magnificent self (except that her
accent broke for a single word) and she's worth the price of admission
alone. I also quite liked the 20s hair styles on the younger characters.
And it is not just Carpet Burns at it; Leonard was one of the last voices
in the repeat of TA, then came back in the afternoon play that followed.
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Chris McMillan
2019-11-29 16:48:15 UTC
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Perhaps this was already covered, I searched, but google-groups search
isn't super-reliable, ironically.
I watched the Downton Abbey film today [1] and was alerted first by the
voice, then verified on IMDB, that Harrison's alter ego has been out and
about. Fixing boilers, no less.
[1] Not entirely recommended: slightly juvenile plot line, some quite
uncharacteristic dialogue, and too neatly tied up all loose ends.
However, Maggie Smith was her usual magnificent self (except that her
accent broke for a single word) and she's worth the price of admission
alone. I also quite liked the 20s hair styles on the younger characters.
And it is not just Carpet Burns at it; Leonard was one of the last voices
in the repeat of TA, then came back in the afternoon play that followed.
Which I thought might be interesting as it appeared to be a chap teaching
Leonard’s best friend to dance, but it didn’t keep my interest, probably a
comedy fsvo.

Sincerely Chris
Penny
2019-11-29 18:59:32 UTC
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And it is not just Carpet Burns at it; Leonard was one of the last voices
in the repeat of TA, then came back in the afternoon play that followed.
Which I thought might be interesting as it appeared to be a chap teaching
Leonard’s best friend to dance, but it didn’t keep my interest, probably a
comedy fsvo.
Not really a comedy - more a study in awkwardness. I didn't think it
sounded promising but enjoyed it.
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Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Chris McMillan
2019-12-01 12:16:00 UTC
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And it is not just Carpet Burns at it; Leonard was one of the last voices
in the repeat of TA, then came back in the afternoon play that followed.
Which I thought might be interesting as it appeared to be a chap teaching
Leonard’s best friend to dance, but it didn’t keep my interest, probably a
comedy fsvo.
Not really a comedy - more a study in awkwardness. I didn't think it
sounded promising but enjoyed it.
Bunged up with a cold, my attention span is very short on drama

Sincerely Chris
Chris McMillan
2019-11-29 16:48:15 UTC
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Perhaps this was already covered, I searched, but google-groups search
isn't super-reliable, ironically.
I watched the Downton Abbey film today [1] and was alerted first by the
voice, then verified on IMDB, that Harrison's alter ego has been out and
about. Fixing boilers, no less.
[1] Not entirely recommended: slightly juvenile plot line, some quite
uncharacteristic dialogue, and too neatly tied up all loose ends.
However, Maggie Smith was her usual magnificent self (except that her
accent broke for a single word) and she's worth the price of admission
alone. I also quite liked the 20s hair styles on the younger characters.
Can’t comment on the veracity of the fillum, but welcome home, Ben. Here,
a bar of virtual choccie.

Sincerely Chris
b***@gmail.com
2019-11-29 23:23:20 UTC
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Can’t comment on the veracity of the fillum, but welcome home, Ben. Here,
a bar of virtual choccie.
Thanks Chris! Lovely to be back. My wife gave up listening to The Archers by podcast, so I have no-one to talk to about it, except the occasional tweet to Keri Davies.
Chris McMillan
2019-12-01 12:16:01 UTC
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Can’t comment on the veracity of the fillum, but welcome home, Ben. Here,
a bar of virtual choccie.
Thanks Chris! Lovely to be back. My wife gave up listening to The
Archers by podcast, so I have no-one to talk to about it, except the
occasional tweet to Keri Davies.
Some of are still here but there are a few new faces too.

Sincerely Chris
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