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2019-09-29 09:16:29 UTC
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I have heard of people ‘knobbling’ the judge which is, of course, downright
disgraceful - but when it is a judge knobbling a judge - well words fail
me! Harrumph Jill, this really isn’t cricket!
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Chris McMillan
2019-09-29 10:18:03 UTC
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Ok,
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I have heard of people ‘knobbling’ the judge which is, of course, downright
disgraceful - but when it is a judge knobbling a judge - well words fail
me! Harrumph Jill, this really isn’t cricket!
Or the Bake Off (no, not bovvered to have ever watched it)

Sincerely Chris
Vicky Ayech
2019-09-29 10:44:10 UTC
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Ok,
Here
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GO
THEN
I have heard of people ‘knobbling’ the judge which is, of course, downright
disgraceful - but when it is a judge knobbling a judge - well words fail
me! Harrumph Jill, this really isn’t cricket!
Or the Bake Off (no, not bovvered to have ever watched it)
Sincerely Chris
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Last year the wrong person won Bake Off and this year is already a
travesty! First they voted the oldest one off after two other young
ones had disasters and should have gone and thisweek they voted the
Goth off when again others had disasters and she won the nuggering
technical. Even the panel of Extra SLice agreed with me she should not
have gone.
Nick Odell
2019-09-29 23:12:33 UTC
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Ok,
Here
WE
GO
THEN
I have heard of people ‘knobbling’ the judge which is, of course, downright
disgraceful - but when it is a judge knobbling a judge - well words fail
me! Harrumph Jill, this really isn’t cricket!
Or the Bake Off (no, not bovvered to have ever watched it)
Sincerely Chris
#
Last year the wrong person won Bake Off and this year is already a
travesty! First they voted the oldest one off after two other young
ones had disasters and should have gone and thisweek they voted the
Goth off when again others had disasters and she won the nuggering
technical. Even the panel of Extra SLice agreed with me she should not
have gone.
Who were the judges? Wendy Nichols and Jennie Formby?

Nick
steveski
2019-09-29 23:22:38 UTC
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Ok,
Here
WE
GO
THEN
I have heard of people ‘knobbling’ the judge which is, of course,
downright disgraceful - but when it is a judge knobbling a judge -
well words fail me! Harrumph Jill, this really isn’t cricket!
Or the Bake Off (no, not bovvered to have ever watched it)
Sincerely Chris
#
Last year the wrong person won Bake Off and this year is already a
travesty! First they voted the oldest one off after two other young ones
had disasters and should have gone and thisweek they voted the Goth off
when again others had disasters and she won the nuggering technical.
Even the panel of Extra SLice agreed with me she should not have gone.
Who were the judges? Wendy Nichols and Jennie Formby?
George Formby?
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Steveski
Mike
2019-09-30 07:29:16 UTC
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Ok,
Here
WE
GO
THEN
I have heard of people ‘knobbling’ the judge which is, of course,
downright disgraceful - but when it is a judge knobbling a judge -
well words fail me! Harrumph Jill, this really isn’t cricket!
Or the Bake Off (no, not bovvered to have ever watched it)
Sincerely Chris
#
Last year the wrong person won Bake Off and this year is already a
travesty! First they voted the oldest one off after two other young ones
had disasters and should have gone and thisweek they voted the Goth off
when again others had disasters and she won the nuggering technical.
Even the panel of Extra SLice agreed with me she should not have gone.
Who were the judges? Wendy Nichols and Jennie Formby?
George Formby?
Were they making little sticks of Blackpool rock, I couldn’t quite see, my
windows need a clean.
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Nick Odell
2019-09-30 16:00:57 UTC
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Last year the wrong person won Bake Off and this year is already a
travesty! First they voted the oldest one off after two other young ones
had disasters and should have gone and thisweek they voted the Goth off
when again others had disasters and she won the nuggering technical.
Even the panel of Extra SLice agreed with me she should not have gone.
Who were the judges? Wendy Nichols and Jennie Formby?
George Formby?
Were they making little sticks of Blackpool rock, I couldn’t quite see, my
windows need a clean.
Brighton Rock. But they never quite got to The Heart of the Matter.

Nick
Vicky Ayech
2019-09-29 10:35:11 UTC
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Ok,
Here
WE
GO
THEN
I have heard of people ‘knobbling’ the judge which is, of course, downright
disgraceful - but when it is a judge knobbling a judge - well words fail
me! Harrumph Jill, this really isn’t cricket!
It was all stupid! Especially the interruptions. Who wrote it?
Hackneyed scenes. But the one with Will and Ian and later withhis
parents were good and the one with Ian and Adam and which end do I
putthe nappy on was nice too.

I see poor JD has had a visit from the PTF. Those scenes are OTT and
she is being unpleasant to the lower calss. As she sees it. That is
presumably to drag the story and suspense out but I am not suspended.
I am pretty sure she will say goodbye nicely and go home, leaving
Sandy with the couple. And they will then be grateful for a bit of
babysitting from gran.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-09-29 11:13:06 UTC
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I see poor JD has had a visit from the PTF. Those scenes are OTT and
Jenny Darling? (Judith Durham? Judi Dench?) Jill (but she's not a D)?
Post by Vicky Ayech
she is being unpleasant to the lower calss. As she sees it. That is
Not Justin then.
Post by Vicky Ayech
presumably to drag the story and suspense out but I am not suspended.
I am pretty sure she will say goodbye nicely and go home, leaving
Sandy with the couple.
The only person I can relate _that_ to would be Lexi, but I can't make
her out of "JD", however hard I try.
Post by Vicky Ayech
And they will then be grateful for a bit of
babysitting from gran.
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Vicky Ayech
2019-09-29 11:15:41 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
I see poor JD has had a visit from the PTF. Those scenes are OTT and
Jenny Darling? (Judith Durham? Judi Dench?) Jill (but she's not a D)?
Jenny Darling
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Post by Vicky Ayech
she is being unpleasant to the lower calss. As she sees it. That is
Not Justin then.
Post by Vicky Ayech
presumably to drag the story and suspense out but I am not suspended.
I am pretty sure she will say goodbye nicely and go home, leaving
Sandy with the couple.
The only person I can relate _that_ to would be Lexi, but I can't make
her out of "JD", however hard I try.
Post by Vicky Ayech
And they will then be grateful for a bit of
babysitting from gran.
Steve Hague
2019-09-30 09:48:48 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
I see poor JD has had a visit from the PTF. Those scenes are OTT and
Jenny Darling? (Judith Durham? Judi Dench?) Jill (but she's not a D)?
Post by Vicky Ayech
she is being unpleasant to the lower calss. As she sees it. That is
Not Justin then.
Post by Vicky Ayech
presumably to drag the story and suspense out but I am not suspended.
I am pretty sure she will say goodbye nicely and go home, leaving
Sandy with the couple.
The only person I can relate _that_ to would be Lexi, but I can't make
her out of "JD", however hard I try.
Post by Vicky Ayech
And they will then be grateful for a bit of
babysitting from gran.
I immediately thought Judge Dredd, but then remembered how infrequent
his appearences in TA are.
Steve
Mike
2019-09-30 10:46:32 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
I see poor JD has had a visit from the PTF. Those scenes are OTT and
Jenny Darling? (Judith Durham? Judi Dench?) Jill (but she's not a D)?
Post by Vicky Ayech
she is being unpleasant to the lower calss. As she sees it. That is
Not Justin then.
Post by Vicky Ayech
presumably to drag the story and suspense out but I am not suspended.
I am pretty sure she will say goodbye nicely and go home, leaving
Sandy with the couple.
The only person I can relate _that_ to would be Lexi, but I can't make
her out of "JD", however hard I try.
Post by Vicky Ayech
And they will then be grateful for a bit of
babysitting from gran.
I immediately thought Judge Dredd, but then remembered how infrequent
his appearences in TA are.
Steve
“Baby sitter available for long or short contracts, phone King Herod on
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BrritSki
2019-09-29 12:00:33 UTC
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I am pretty sure she will say goodbye nicely and go home, leaving
Sandy with the couple. And they will then be grateful for a bit of
babysitting from gran.
She needs to make sure that Ian takes Zander off the specials menu.
Mike
2019-09-29 12:46:15 UTC
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I am pretty sure she will say goodbye nicely and go home, leaving
Sandy with the couple. And they will then be grateful for a bit of
babysitting from gran.
She needs to make sure that Ian takes Zander off the specials menu.
I’ve haddock nuff of this storyline - it is all pollocks - salmon say ‘Oh
Cod, why doesn’t Effer know her plaice by now?’
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Toodle Pip
John Finlay
2019-09-29 14:25:11 UTC
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I am pretty sure she will say goodbye nicely and go home, leaving
Sandy with the couple. And they will then be grateful for a bit of
babysitting from gran.
She needs to make sure that Ian takes Zander off the specials menu.
I’ve haddock nuff of this storyline - it is all pollocks - salmon say ‘Oh
Cod, why doesn’t Effer know her plaice by now?’
I'm not rising to the bait!
Mike
2019-09-29 14:33:27 UTC
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I am pretty sure she will say goodbye nicely and go home, leaving
Sandy with the couple. And they will then be grateful for a bit of
babysitting from gran.
She needs to make sure that Ian takes Zander off the specials menu.
I’ve haddock nuff of this storyline - it is all pollocks - salmon say ‘Oh
Cod, why doesn’t Effer know her plaice by now?’
I'm not rising to the bait!
You mean you don’t wish to tackle the subject? You creely should try harder
to toe the line, you will find that before you know it, you’ll be hooked.
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krw
2019-09-29 14:36:42 UTC
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Ok,
Here
WE
GO
THEN
I have heard of people ‘knobbling’ the judge which is, of course, downright
disgraceful - but when it is a judge knobbling a judge - well words fail
me! Harrumph Jill, this really isn’t cricket!
It was all stupid! Especially the interruptions. Who wrote it?
Hackneyed scenes. But the one with Will and Ian and later withhis
parents were good and the one with Ian and Adam and which end do I
putthe nappy on was nice too.
I see poor JD has had a visit from the PTF. Those scenes are OTT and
she is being unpleasant to the lower calss. As she sees it. That is
presumably to drag the story and suspense out but I am not suspended.
I am pretty sure she will say goodbye nicely and go home, leaving
Sandy with the couple. And they will then be grateful for a bit of
babysitting from gran.
Writer : Daniel Thurman

A completely new name I believe (well CaroleT told me) so let us give
him the benefit of the doubt please?

The ptf impact on Ian is even more marked I fear.
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Vicky Ayech
2019-09-29 16:43:50 UTC
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It was all stupid! Especially the interruptions. Who wrote it?
Hackneyed scenes. But the one with Will and Ian and later withhis
parents were good and the one with Ian and Adam and which end do I
putthe nappy on was nice too.
I see poor JD has had a visit from the PTF. Those scenes are OTT and
she is being unpleasant to the lower calss. As she sees it. That is
presumably to drag the story and suspense out but I am not suspended.
I am pretty sure she will say goodbye nicely and go home, leaving
Sandy with the couple. And they will then be grateful for a bit of
babysitting from gran.
Writer : Daniel Thurman
A completely new name I believe (well CaroleT told me) so let us give
him the benefit of the doubt please?
The ptf impact on Ian is even more marked I fear.
You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
BrritSki
2019-09-29 17:29:24 UTC
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You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Mike
2019-09-29 17:41:46 UTC
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You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Umm...., spadgecocked Zander with new potatoes, minted peas and carrots
anyone?
--
Toodle Pip
Nick Odell
2019-09-29 23:15:09 UTC
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You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Umm...., spadgecocked Zander with new potatoes, minted peas and carrots
anyone?
Yes please. Reservation in the name of Jonathan Swift if you don't
mind.

Nick
Vicky Ayech
2019-09-30 08:22:40 UTC
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You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Umm...., spadgecocked Zander with new potatoes, minted peas and carrots
anyone?
Yes please. Reservation in the name of Jonathan Swift if you don't
mind.
Nick
I've begun reading Chronicles of Clovis formy gym book and the
attitude to children fits right in there.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-09-30 13:14:39 UTC
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I've begun reading Chronicles of Clovis formy gym book and the
attitude to children fits right in there.
Is Clovis formy somewhere near Barchester (-:?
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bugs. - Darcey Bussell (on whether she'd appear on /I'm a Celebrity/), in RT
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Serena Blanchflower
2019-09-30 14:04:11 UTC
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I've begun reading Chronicles of Clovis formy gym book and the
attitude to children fits right in there.
Is Clovis formy somewhere near Barchester (-:?
We're back to Saki! Clovis is the central character in a number of his
stories :)
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BrritSki
2019-09-30 16:48:58 UTC
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You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Sheesh, what do you have to do to get a BTN around here ?

This and Rosie's memorial plums a week or so ago and nothing, not a
peep. I wonder why I bother ? :(
Mike
2019-09-30 17:00:05 UTC
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You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Sheesh, what do you have to do to get a BTN around here ?
This and Rosie's memorial plums a week or so ago and nothing, not a
peep. I wonder why I bother ? :(
Perhaps one has to employ ABT these days, I mean, Abysmally Bad Taste is
something we should be aiming for in the first place isn’t it?
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-09-30 18:21:27 UTC
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You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Sheesh, what do you have to do to get a BTN around here ?
This and Rosie's memorial plums a week or so ago and nothing, not a
peep. I wonder why I bother ? :(
Perhaps one has to employ ABT these days, I mean, Abysmally Bad Taste is
something we should be aiming for in the first place isn’t it?
In some ways: however, often the best (as in most enjoyable) BT is not
aimed for, but unintentional, until somebody points out the double
meaning with a BTN! (If you want a double entendre, I'll give you one
...)
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

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jury
duty." CSI, 200x
Sid Nuncius
2019-09-30 18:10:54 UTC
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You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Sheesh, what do you have to do to get a BTN around here ?
This and Rosie's memorial plums a week or so ago and nothing, not a
peep. I wonder why I bother ?  :(
Well, I was impressed and was waiting. It's not really for the BTM to
speak first on these matters, though.

If anyone wishes to make a suggestion...?
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Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
BrritSki
2019-10-01 19:42:26 UTC
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You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Sheesh, what do you have to do to get a BTN around here ?
This and Rosie's memorial plums a week or so ago and nothing, not a
peep. I wonder why I bother ?  :(
Well, I was impressed and was waiting.  It's not really for the BTM to
speak first on these matters, though.
If anyone wishes to make a suggestion...?
Thanks for trying Sid.

You are old Britters dear, the young man said
Do you think at your age it is wise
To post all the time on umra
When you never get any replies ?

I post what I like the umrat replied
I suppose that's what everyone do
Even when all's been posted before -
There's never a thing that is new.

You are old, said the youth, As I mentioned before,
And these days the young are all woke
Don't you think that it's best to give it a rest
And retire every non-PC joke ?

In my youth, said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
I lived on the strength of my wits
I don't like to waste my exceeding bad taste
Mere vulgarity gets on my tits

You are old," said the youth, And your views are too right
For this liberal re-mainer crew
Please get in this carriage with old Mr. Farage
And wave the elite fair adieu

In my youth my young pal, I was even more right
But my stance has been softened with age
And by umrats - nice guys - and mostly quite wise
But now they so rarely engage

So you're right and I know that I really must go
With the B-word I wave my farewell
It's not only Britain that's going to exit
But BrittSki is going as well.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-10-01 21:02:55 UTC
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You are old Britters dear, the young man said
Excellent pome ...
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It's not only Britain that's going to exit
But BrittSki is going as well.
But I sincerely hope that last line is not true.
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"He who will not reason is a bigot;
he who cannot is a fool;
he who dares not is a slave."
- Sir William Drummond

Above all things, use your mind.
Don't be that bigot, fool, or slave.
steveski
2019-10-01 21:25:43 UTC
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You are old Britters dear, the young man said
Excellent pome ...
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It's not only Britain that's going to exit But BrittSki is going as
well.
But I sincerely hope that last line is not true.
Brritski offski?

Noski!
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Steveski
Jenny M Benson
2019-10-01 21:41:10 UTC
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You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Sheesh, what do you have to do to get a BTN around here ?
This and Rosie's memorial plums a week or so ago and nothing, not a
peep. I wonder why I bother ?  :(
Well, I was impressed and was waiting.  It's not really for the BTM to
speak first on these matters, though.
If anyone wishes to make a suggestion...?
Thanks for trying Sid.
You are old Britters dear, the young man said
Do you think at your age it is wise
To post all the time on umra
When you never get any replies ?
I post what I like the umrat replied
I suppose that's what everyone do
Even when all's been posted before -
There's never a thing that is new.
You are old, said the youth, As I mentioned before,
And these days the young are all woke
Don't you think that it's best to give it a rest
And retire every non-PC joke ?
In my youth, said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
I lived on the strength of my wits
I don't like to waste my exceeding bad taste
Mere vulgarity gets on my tits
You are old," said the youth, And your views are too right
For this liberal re-mainer crew
Please get in this carriage with old Mr. Farage
And wave the elite fair adieu
In my youth my young pal, I was even more right
But my stance has been softened with age
And by umrats - nice guys - and mostly quite wise
But now they so rarely engage
So you're right and I know that I really must go
With the B-word I wave my farewell
It's not only Britain that's going to exit
But BrittSki is going as well.
An end to such brilliance. I jolly well hope not. Perish the thought!
Too dreadful to contemplate.
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http://jennygenes.blogspot.co.uk/
Sid Nuncius
2019-10-02 06:48:12 UTC
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So you're right and I know that I really must go
With the B-word I wave my farewell
It's not only Britain that's going to exit
But BrittSki is going as well.
Please don't, Brritters. Seriously - please don't. I'd miss you terribly.
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vk
2019-10-02 08:08:40 UTC
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So you're right and I know that I really must go
With the B-word I wave my farewell
It's not only Britain that's going to exit
But BrittSki is going as well.
Please don't, Brritters.  Seriously - please don't.  I'd miss you terribly.
+ 1
Sally Thompson
2019-10-02 12:11:14 UTC
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So you're right and I know that I really must go
With the B-word I wave my farewell
It's not only Britain that's going to exit
But BrittSki is going as well.
Please don't, Brritters.  Seriously - please don't.  I'd miss you terribly.
+ 1
Plus lots. I do hope that last line wasn't serious.
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Min
2019-10-02 21:46:15 UTC
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Post by BrritSki
So you're right and I know that I really must go
With the B-word I wave my farewell
It's not only Britain that's going to exit
But BrittSki is going as well.
Please don't, Brritters.  Seriously - please don't.  I'd miss you terribly.
+ 1
Plus lots. I do hope that last line wasn't serious.
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Sally in Shropshire, UK
MTAAW!
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Min
Serena Blanchflower
2019-10-02 21:10:04 UTC
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Post by Vicky Ayech
You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Another belated BTN!
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point in being a damn fool about it (W. C. Fields)
Sid Nuncius
2019-10-03 05:53:01 UTC
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You mean Ian can stuff a chicken and bone a lamb, so should know where
to put the nappy on a baby?
As long as he doesn't get confused and bone the baby...
or stuff it for that matter !
Another belated BTN!
About boodly time! :o)

In fact, in the absence of a BTN, executive action was taken by the BTM
in this matter (before and independently of Brritski's expression of
view), the nature of which will be revealed at The BTA Ceremony.

I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
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Chris J Dixon
2019-10-03 07:34:05 UTC
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I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
I might have to close my eyes going up in that glass-sided lift.

Chris
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Vicky Ayech
2019-10-03 07:48:55 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
I might have to close my eyes going up in that glass-sided lift.
Chris
OK it is in my diary. Unfortunately that is my 2019 diary as Ihaven't
got the 2020 one. B gets one sent by Someorg each year and it seems to
arrive after I buy one and to sit onthe shelf for a year annoying me.
But things are building up in the back of the 2019 one, waiting to be
transferred. What to do? And to make matters worse the same applies
to the calendar that hangs over the computer shelf, mirroring all
engagements for the household. I get a free one from Guide Dogs, who I
support, but it hasn't arrived and is not a layout I like....
BrritSki
2019-10-03 08:06:08 UTC
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Post by Chris J Dixon
Post by Sid Nuncius
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
I might have to close my eyes going up in that glass-sided lift.
Chris
OK it is in my diary. Unfortunately that is my 2019 diary as Ihaven't
got the 2020 one. B gets one sent by Someorg each year and it seems to
arrive after I buy one and to sit onthe shelf for a year annoying me.
But things are building up in the back of the 2019 one, waiting to be
transferred. What to do? And to make matters worse the same applies
to the calendar that hangs over the computer shelf, mirroring all
engagements for the household. I get a free one from Guide Dogs, who I
support, but it hasn't arrived and is not a layout I like....
Waife still uses a paper calendar that she prints herself. I have
switched entirely to using the calendar on my phone, with reminders, as
well as my long-standing (oo-er) XL spreadsheet year-planner-on-1-page...
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-10-03 10:26:23 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
I might even be in Tyneside at the time! (Depends on the friends I stay
with.) Is it just a spiritual presence?
[]
Post by BrritSki
Waife still uses a paper calendar that she prints herself. I have
switched entirely to using the calendar on my phone, with reminders, as
well as my long-standing (oo-er) XL spreadsheet year-planner-on-1-page...
My friends buy me one (with nice views of Northumberland), which I hang
up in my kitchen. I do find I forget to turn it though [pause while I
check - yes, it was still on August. October's picture is a nice view of
the bridges from the quayside (OK, Northumbrian rather than
Northumberland)], and I rarely actually put anything on it; I use System
Scheduler (https://www.splinterware.com/products/scheduler.html) to
remind me of things, which I find easier to use than W7's Task
Scheduler. Though it isn't a calendar as such.

Printed calendars, I always regret throwing out at the end of the year:
they're a collection of nice pictures on nice paper. Whatever the
subject.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

... social media's tendency to knock on front doors and run away.
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Jim Easterbrook
2019-10-03 10:53:15 UTC
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they're a collection of nice pictures on nice paper. Whatever the
subject.
A few years ago I had a calendar with vintage railway posters. I liked
them enough to go and buy a dozen cheap A4 picture frames and now have
them hanging in various rooms around the house.

Also, if you keep them for long enough, they can be reused when the days
line up again. You only need a set of 14.
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Vicky Ayech
2019-10-03 11:01:18 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
they're a collection of nice pictures on nice paper. Whatever the
subject.
What is this 'throwing out' of which you speak? I have several
calendars and diaries. And they are useful for checking things
like..when did the dog have his vaccination..etc.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-10-03 12:16:29 UTC
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On Thu, 3 Oct 2019 11:26:23 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
they're a collection of nice pictures on nice paper. Whatever the
subject.
What is this 'throwing out' of which you speak?
I do love a good THHGTTG reference - the more oblique the better (-:!
Post by Vicky Ayech
I have several
calendars and diaries. And they are useful for checking things
like..when did the dog have his vaccination..etc.
Ah. I don't have a dog, but for something like that, I think I would put
the _next_ one in(to whatever - probably System Scheduler) as soon as
I'd had one. I do with the dentist, for example. And am very cross that
the leech service stopped the facility to book your next donation at the
actual session (it was usually done while having my coffee after).
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Veni, Vidi, VO5 (I came, I saw, I washed my hair) - Mik from S+AS Limited
(***@saslimited.demon.co.uk), 1998
Vicky Ayech
2019-10-03 12:42:20 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Post by Vicky Ayech
On Thu, 3 Oct 2019 11:26:23 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
they're a collection of nice pictures on nice paper. Whatever the
subject.
What is this 'throwing out' of which you speak?
I do love a good THHGTTG reference - the more oblique the better (-:!
Whoosh. Sorry.
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Post by Vicky Ayech
I have several
calendars and diaries. And they are useful for checking things
like..when did the dog have his vaccination..etc.
I meant I have old diaries and calendars going back some years.
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Ah. I don't have a dog, but for something like that, I think I would put
the _next_ one in(to whatever - probably System Scheduler) as soon as
I'd had one. I do with the dentist, for example. And am very cross that
the leech service stopped the facility to book your next donation at the
actual session (it was usually done while having my coffee after).
Ah we have online booking for GP and also orxdering of meds. I must
order the Alendronate now!
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-10-03 13:14:39 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Post by Vicky Ayech
What is this 'throwing out' of which you speak?
I do love a good THHGTTG reference - the more oblique the better (-:!
Whoosh. Sorry.
Ah, it was the "of which you speak" that made me think it was a
Hitchhiker's reference. Something Slartibartfast said, in which he used
that phrase.
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Penny
2019-10-03 20:06:31 UTC
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On Thu, 3 Oct 2019 11:26:23 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
they're a collection of nice pictures on nice paper. Whatever the
subject.
What is this 'throwing out' of which you speak? I have several
calendars and diaries. And they are useful for checking things
like..when did the dog have his vaccination..etc.
Or, in my case, rebuilding my list of where I went in which year (goodness
knows what happened to the original) which is the reason the shoebox
containing all my pocket diaries from 1963-1987 (incomplete) has been
sitting on the shelf in here for... erme... several months, instead of the
top shelf in another room where it should be.
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Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Chris J Dixon
2019-10-04 07:31:13 UTC
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Waife still uses a paper calendar that she prints herself.
We find it really handy to have a year planner. Once upon a time
they were freely available at work, everyone seemed to be handing
them out. When that supply dried out, I started to make my own,
and it has now become quite a thing.

I produce it in MS Publisher, and it is 69 cm by 50 cm, tiled
onto 8 A4 sheets. It has now become quite a work of art,
incorporating photos from our previous year filling in the spaces
at the edges.

By now there are two planners on the back of the door, since we
already have a number of 2020 engagements.

Chris
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Kate B
2019-10-03 08:08:45 UTC
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Post by Chris J Dixon
Post by Sid Nuncius
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
I might have to close my eyes going up in that glass-sided lift.
Chris
OK it is in my diary. Unfortunately that is my 2019 diary as Ihaven't
got the 2020 one. B gets one sent by Someorg each year and it seems to
arrive after I buy one and to sit onthe shelf for a year annoying me.
But things are building up in the back of the 2019 one, waiting to be
transferred. What to do? And to make matters worse the same applies
to the calendar that hangs over the computer shelf, mirroring all
engagements for the household. I get a free one from Guide Dogs, who I
support, but it hasn't arrived and is not a layout I like....
Have you tried the Google calendar? I balance the horror of Google
knowing everything I'm about to do against the convenience of having a
calendar available on the tablet, phone, desktop and (printed out) on
the fridge. If the best beloved would also use it (instead of his poxy
solo ancient Outlook) it would be even more convenient...
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London
Vicky Ayech
2019-10-03 10:52:26 UTC
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Post by Chris J Dixon
Post by Sid Nuncius
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
I might have to close my eyes going up in that glass-sided lift.
Chris
OK it is in my diary. Unfortunately that is my 2019 diary as Ihaven't
got the 2020 one. B gets one sent by Someorg each year and it seems to
arrive after I buy one and to sit onthe shelf for a year annoying me.
But things are building up in the back of the 2019 one, waiting to be
transferred. What to do? And to make matters worse the same applies
to the calendar that hangs over the computer shelf, mirroring all
engagements for the household. I get a free one from Guide Dogs, who I
support, but it hasn't arrived and is not a layout I like....
Have you tried the Google calendar? I balance the horror of Google
knowing everything I'm about to do against the convenience of having a
calendar available on the tablet, phone, desktop and (printed out) on
the fridge. If the best beloved would also use it (instead of his poxy
solo ancient Outlook) it would be even more convenient...
A couple of years ago older grandson's dad set one up for grandson so
we could all see and put entried and coordinate. Everyone else kept
forgetting to put things there. I know you mean just for me and maybe
B, but it put me off. Also my diary is in my handbag. And yes I know
on my phone or tablet it could be.

A man at the dentist while I was waiting to talk to the receptionist
this morning was making an appointment using his phone diary. It took
him nuggering hours. My diary was quite fast :)

Ok I have now bought a new diary from Cardthingshop (£1) and got a
twofer on caleandars. 79p for one, two for £1. I prefer their layout
to the Guid Dogs one and could give that to granddaughter, when it
arrives. I only wanted one calandar but....B now has an upstairs one
too, As a couple of years ago. So not everything ahs to be entered 3
times.
krw
2019-10-03 12:03:37 UTC
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A man at the dentist while I was waiting to talk to the receptionist
this morning was making an appointment using his phone diary. It took
him nuggering hours. My diary was quite fast:)
Precisely the point the wife always makes when I am making sure my diary
agrees with hers. At the moment she is keeping four diaries up to date
by hand:
Main large diary this year
Mini diary for this year - kept in handbag for reference when out and about
Main large diary for next year - all appointments and dates transferred
from planner of main large diary for this year.
Mini diary for next year - kept in handbag.

I am not convinced that keeping all four in line is quicker than my phone.

Rant. If I create a diary appointment on my phone it turns up on the
Thunderbird calendar as Tentative and not confirmed. Google and the
iPad calendar do not seem to know it is tentative. There is no setting
on the phone to make it confirmed. Which youth trainee created such
stupid settings which cannot be changed (it is a Samsung Galaxy Note and
I assume the same idiocy applies across the entire Samsung range)?
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Kate B
2019-10-04 07:26:54 UTC
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A man at the dentist while I was waiting to talk to the receptionist
this morning was making an appointment using his phone diary. It took
him nuggering hours. My diary was quite fast:)
Precisely the point the wife always makes when I am making sure my diary
agrees with hers.  At the moment she is keeping four diaries up to date
Main large diary this year
Mini diary for this year - kept in handbag for reference when out and about
Main large diary for next year - all appointments and dates transferred
from planner of main large diary for this year.
Mini diary for next year - kept in handbag.
I am not convinced that keeping all four in line is quicker than my phone.
Rant.  If I create a diary appointment on my phone it turns up on the
Thunderbird calendar as Tentative and not confirmed.  Google and the
iPad calendar do not seem to know it is tentative.  There is no setting
on the phone to make it confirmed.  Which youth trainee created such
stupid settings which cannot be changed (it is a Samsung Galaxy Note and
I assume the same idiocy applies across the entire Samsung range)?
I find the TB calendar unusable, it never syncs properly with Google and
I have disabled it in the new computer. Phone/tablet (both Samsung) and
Firefox/Chrome all update perfectly. I've never had a problem with
something needing to be confirmed. In fact, I've never seen such a
dialogue anywhere in my Google calendar - is it perhaps TB causing the
problem?
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krw
2019-10-04 16:03:09 UTC
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In fact, I've never seen such a dialogue anywhere in my Google calendar
- is it perhaps TB causing the problem?
No it only happens when I create a new entry on the Samsung - which is
frequent hence noticing it - phone as that is what I carry around. The
iPad is not a problem. They sync to google apparently OK but TB sees
them as tentative.
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https://tinyurl.com/KRWpics
Kate B
2019-10-04 07:30:49 UTC
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Post by Chris J Dixon
Post by Sid Nuncius
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
I might have to close my eyes going up in that glass-sided lift.
Chris
OK it is in my diary. Unfortunately that is my 2019 diary as Ihaven't
got the 2020 one. B gets one sent by Someorg each year and it seems to
arrive after I buy one and to sit onthe shelf for a year annoying me.
But things are building up in the back of the 2019 one, waiting to be
transferred. What to do? And to make matters worse the same applies
to the calendar that hangs over the computer shelf, mirroring all
engagements for the household. I get a free one from Guide Dogs, who I
support, but it hasn't arrived and is not a layout I like....
Have you tried the Google calendar? I balance the horror of Google
knowing everything I'm about to do against the convenience of having a
calendar available on the tablet, phone, desktop and (printed out) on
the fridge. If the best beloved would also use it (instead of his poxy
solo ancient Outlook) it would be even more convenient...
A couple of years ago older grandson's dad set one up for grandson so
we could all see and put entried and coordinate. Everyone else kept
forgetting to put things there. I know you mean just for me and maybe
B, but it put me off. Also my diary is in my handbag. And yes I know
on my phone or tablet it could be.
A man at the dentist while I was waiting to talk to the receptionist
this morning was making an appointment using his phone diary. It took
him nuggering hours. My diary was quite fast :)
Ok I have now bought a new diary from Cardthingshop (£1) and got a
twofer on caleandars. 79p for one, two for £1. I prefer their layout
to the Guid Dogs one and could give that to granddaughter, when it
arrives. I only wanted one calandar but....B now has an upstairs one
too, As a couple of years ago. So not everything ahs to be entered 3
times.
I like the idea of Guid Dogs. Sitting obediently against a picturesque
background of muir, loch, and ben?
--
Kate B
London
BrritSki
2019-10-04 08:04:07 UTC
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Ok I have now bought a new diary from Cardthingshop (£1) and got a
twofer on caleandars. 79p for one, two for £1.  I prefer their layout
to the Guid Dogs one and could give that to granddaughter, when it
arrives.  I only wanted one calandar but....B now has an upstairs one
too, As a couple of years ago. So not everything ahs to be entered 3
times.
I like the idea of Guid Dogs. Sitting obediently against a picturesque
background of muir, loch, and ben?
:)
It reminded me of this pome from John Lennon In His Own Write:

Good Dog Nigel

Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight
Our little hairy friend
Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright
Arfing round the bend.
Nice dog! Goo boy,
Waggie tail and beg,
Clever Nigel, jump for joy
Because we are putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel.
Vicky Ayech
2019-10-04 08:23:32 UTC
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Post by Kate B
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Post by Chris J Dixon
Post by Sid Nuncius
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
I might have to close my eyes going up in that glass-sided lift.
Chris
OK it is in my diary. Unfortunately that is my 2019 diary as Ihaven't
got the 2020 one. B gets one sent by Someorg each year and it seems to
arrive after I buy one and to sit onthe shelf for a year annoying me.
But things are building up in the back of the 2019 one, waiting to be
transferred. What to do? And to make matters worse the same applies
to the calendar that hangs over the computer shelf, mirroring all
engagements for the household. I get a free one from Guide Dogs, who I
support, but it hasn't arrived and is not a layout I like....
Have you tried the Google calendar? I balance the horror of Google
knowing everything I'm about to do against the convenience of having a
calendar available on the tablet, phone, desktop and (printed out) on
the fridge. If the best beloved would also use it (instead of his poxy
solo ancient Outlook) it would be even more convenient...
A couple of years ago older grandson's dad set one up for grandson so
we could all see and put entried and coordinate. Everyone else kept
forgetting to put things there. I know you mean just for me and maybe
B, but it put me off. Also my diary is in my handbag. And yes I know
on my phone or tablet it could be.
A man at the dentist while I was waiting to talk to the receptionist
this morning was making an appointment using his phone diary. It took
him nuggering hours. My diary was quite fast :)
Ok I have now bought a new diary from Cardthingshop (£1) and got a
twofer on caleandars. 79p for one, two for £1. I prefer their layout
to the Guid Dogs one and could give that to granddaughter, when it
arrives. I only wanted one calandar but....B now has an upstairs one
too, As a couple of years ago. So not everything ahs to be entered 3
times.
That was NOW everything has to be entered in 3 places.
Post by Kate B
I like the idea of Guid Dogs. Sitting obediently against a picturesque
background of muir, loch, and ben?
They are such guid dogs. My easy shopping pennies go to them as
wellas sending monthly to train new dogs, but I might have to stop
easy. Last night's tesco order was not updated the night before so I
got the holding the time slot order, which is a hasty one done well in
advance.

Many things I didn't want arrived and some i did didn't. I don't know
if Tescos site had an oopsy, but I don't forget to check out and it
reminds you if the offer is not complete. So those errors were not
made. So I wwondered if the easy shopping interfered.
krw
2019-10-03 09:33:24 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
I might have to close my eyes going up in that glass-sided lift.
Chris
OK it is in my diary. Unfortunately that is my 2019 diary as Ihaven't
got the 2020 one. B gets one sent by Someorg each year and it seems to
arrive after I buy one and to sit onthe shelf for a year annoying me.
But things are building up in the back of the 2019 one, waiting to be
transferred. What to do? And to make matters worse the same applies
to the calendar that hangs over the computer shelf, mirroring all
engagements for the household. I get a free one from Guide Dogs, who I
support, but it hasn't arrived and is not a layout I like....
I have had my new diary for months. It starts in either August or
September and runs to December of the following year so goes on sale
well ahead of the new academic year. I simply throw away the duplicated
months and can start on the new diary early - which is good because we
already have holidays booked up to and including September 2020 but the
idiots organising our October holiday have changed the dates to
September when we are already away - they should have consulted my diary
before making the change.
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Kosmo Richard W
www.travelswmw.whitnet.uk
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Chris J Dixon
2019-10-04 07:36:07 UTC
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I have had my new diary for months. It starts in either August or
September and runs to December of the following year so goes on sale
well ahead of the new academic year. I simply throw away the duplicated
months and can start on the new diary early - which is good because we
already have holidays booked up to and including September 2020
Indeed, I do much the same, but I am tardy in moving to the new
one which is currently staring admonishingly at me.

Chris
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BrritSki
2019-10-03 08:03:38 UTC
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I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree.  Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Hurrah ! The venue is a fine building pet, the BTA ceremony might be a
step up from the normal contents though...
Sid Nuncius
2019-10-03 08:22:11 UTC
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I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday,
5th January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
- a fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree.  Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Hurrah !  The venue is a fine building pet, the BTA ceremony might be a
step up from the normal contents though...
:o)
With filth, vulgarity and appallingly bad taste...Modern Art will set
just the right tone for The Ceremony.[1]

[1]As Andy Hamilton recently remarked, that joke structure has been
found among neolithic cave paintings and you should be ashamed of
yourselves if you so much as smiled.
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Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
Chris McMillan
2019-10-03 15:45:24 UTC
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I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree.  Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Hurrah ! The venue is a fine building pet, the BTA ceremony might be a
step up from the normal contents though...
Gosh, very classy. BTMS would approve I’m sure.

Sincerely Chris
Mike
2019-10-03 15:50:25 UTC
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I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree.  Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Hurrah ! The venue is a fine building pet, the BTA ceremony might be a
step up from the normal contents though...
Gosh, very classy. BTMS would approve I’m sure.
Sincerely Chris
Glasses of Tyne water will flow like.....err, water!
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-10-03 22:15:30 UTC
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Gosh, very classy. BTMS would approve I’m sure.
Sincerely Chris
Glasses of Tyne water will flow like.....err, water!
I could make a crack about Tyne water _not_ flowing like water, but it
apparently is very clean now - when on a cruise on it (coincidentally,
on the smaller of the two boats featured in tonight's "Vera" repeat!) a
few weeks ago, they told us they have - I forget what, I think it was
trout and otters.

I know - I could say it flows like Newky Broon. Except I was most
disappointed recently to discover Broon is not only no longer brewed in
Newcastle or even Tyneside, it's not even made in England any more: it's
made in Holland, IIRR by Heineken (like a phenomenal number of beers you
thought were regional English). I'm not a beer drinker, but it doesn't
seem right, somehow.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The early worm gets the bird.
Sid Nuncius
2019-10-04 05:24:51 UTC
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I know - I could say it flows like Newky Broon. Except I was most
disappointed recently to discover Broon is not only no longer brewed in
Newcastle or even Tyneside, it's not even made in England any more: it's
made in Holland, IIRR by Heineken (like a phenomenal number of beers you
thought were regional English). I'm not a beer drinker, but it doesn't
seem right, somehow.
It doesn't. And there's a certain irony in the prospect of a customs
levy on Newcastle Brown before it can be drunk in Newcastle.
--
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-10-04 07:48:48 UTC
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I know - I could say it flows like Newky Broon. Except I was most
disappointed recently to discover Broon is not only no longer brewed
in Newcastle or even Tyneside, it's not even made in England any
more: it's made in Holland, IIRR by Heineken (like a phenomenal
number of beers you thought were regional English). I'm not a beer
drinker, but it doesn't seem right, somehow.
It doesn't. And there's a certain irony in the prospect of a customs
levy on Newcastle Brown before it can be drunk in Newcastle.
I hadn't thought of that! Yes, rather a fine irony. Especially as
Sunderland were so pro-Brexit.

Heineken International also make (I'm not sure whether all abroad):
Strongbow and Bulmer's ciders, John Smith, Fosters, Murphy's ...
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
(George Mikes in "How to be an Alien".)
BrritSki
2019-10-04 07:54:00 UTC
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I know - I could say it flows like Newky Broon. Except I was most
disappointed recently to discover Broon is not only no longer brewed
it's made in Holland, IIRR by Heineken (like a phenomenal number of
beers you thought were regional English). I'm not a beer drinker, but
it doesn't seem right, somehow.
It doesn't.  And there's a certain irony in the prospect of a customs
levy on Newcastle Brown before it can be drunk in Newcastle.
Talking of being drunk in Newcastle, I saw a story about a man called
Tams recently which reminded me of an incident 50+ years ago when I was
at University up there.
I used to like to visit the Quay club which was on the riverside near
the Tyne Bridge and one night I was going downstairs to the dance floor
when I though I saw a uni mate and slapped him quite vigorously on the
back. He turned round and I realised I'd made a mistake and he was NOT
happy. We're still on the stairs and he's a couple of steps below me but
face on the same level.
As he was drawing back his fist I heard a voice behind saying "I
wouldn't do that".
"Oh, right Hughie, OK".
I turned to see a chap I'd had a few drinks with at the bar, even
shorter than me, so we're all 3 at the same level and I was rather
surprised (but pleased) that this situation was resolved peacefully.

A while later I was at the bar on my own and told the story to the bar
man and it turned out that Hughie was part of the Tams family who I'd
never heard of at the time, but were notorious in Newcastle and if you
crossed one you were in BIG trouble. A lucky escape...
SODAM
2019-10-14 00:36:12 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
I know - I could say it flows like Newky Broon. Except I was most
disappointed recently to discover Broon is not only no longer brewed
it's made in Holland, IIRR by Heineken (like a phenomenal number of
beers you thought were regional English). I'm not a beer drinker, but
it doesn't seem right, somehow.
It doesn't.  And there's a certain irony in the prospect of a customs
levy on Newcastle Brown before it can be drunk in Newcastle.
Talking of being drunk in Newcastle, I saw a story about a man called
Tams recently which reminded me of an incident 50+ years ago when I was
at University up there.
I used to like to visit the Quay club which was on the riverside near
the Tyne Bridge and one night I was going downstairs to the dance floor
when I though I saw a uni mate and slapped him quite vigorously on the
back. He turned round and I realised I'd made a mistake and he was NOT
happy. We're still on the stairs and he's a couple of steps below me but
face on the same level.
As he was drawing back his fist I heard a voice behind saying "I
wouldn't do that".
"Oh, right Hughie, OK".
I turned to see a chap I'd had a few drinks with at the bar, even
shorter than me, so we're all 3 at the same level and I was rather
surprised (but pleased) that this situation was resolved peacefully.
A while later I was at the bar on my own and told the story to the bar
man and it turned out that Hughie was part of the Tams family who I'd
never heard of at the time, but were notorious in Newcastle and if you
crossed one you were in BIG trouble. A lucky escape...
I’m doing a mini-Gilliver here.
My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by this
notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows were from
another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose, who kept the city
supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms. Whenever the Law hove
into sight, they fled.

90% of the boys were on free school meals, which were cooked on site and
delicious. One of the members of the aforementioned family hailed one of
the dinner ladies and told her, “My compliments to the chef. Them chips was
sound!” The incongruity of this sentiment, expressed in the roughest
Geordie accent, still makes me smile nearly fifty years on.
--
SODAM
The thinking umrat’s choice for editor
Vicky Ayech
2019-10-14 08:39:54 UTC
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My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by this
notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows were from
another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose, who kept the city
supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms. Whenever the Law hove
into sight, they fled.
Respect! That is worth flashing all your undergarments. Very
difficult kind of teaching.
BrritSki
2019-10-14 09:07:46 UTC
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My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by this
notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows were from
another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose, who kept the city
supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms. Whenever the Law hove
into sight, they fled.
Respect! That is worth flashing all your undergarments. Very
difficult kind of teaching.
<lw> and nice followup to my story too :)
Mike
2019-10-14 10:11:15 UTC
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My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by this
notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows were from
another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose, who kept the city
supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms. Whenever the Law hove
into sight, they fled.
Respect! That is worth flashing all your undergarments. Very
difficult kind of teaching.
A late friend of ours who taught at somewhat ‘trying’ schools where the
pupils were as intimated by Sodam once told me that during his training
days he was advised to position himself between the classroom door and the
pupils if he wished to keep the pupils at their desks during the lesson...
--
Toodle Pip
Chris McMillan
2019-10-14 10:31:17 UTC
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My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by this
notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows were from
another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose, who kept the city
supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms. Whenever the Law hove
into sight, they fled.
Respect! That is worth flashing all your undergarments. Very
difficult kind of teaching.
A late friend of ours who taught at somewhat ‘trying’ schools where the
pupils were as intimated by Sodam once told me that during his training
days he was advised to position himself between the classroom door and the
pupils if he wished to keep the pupils at their desks during the lesson...
Didn’t our friend re-write materials into their local dialect long before
it was an accepted thing?

Sincerely Chris
Mike
2019-10-14 11:22:21 UTC
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My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by this
notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows were from
another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose, who kept the city
supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms. Whenever the Law hove
into sight, they fled.
Respect! That is worth flashing all your undergarments. Very
difficult kind of teaching.
A late friend of ours who taught at somewhat ‘trying’ schools where the
pupils were as intimated by Sodam once told me that during his training
days he was advised to position himself between the classroom door and the
pupils if he wished to keep the pupils at their desks during the lesson...
Didn’t our friend re-write materials into their local dialect long before
it was an accepted thing?
Sincerely Chris
Said friend produced Shakespeare plays in this Black Country school in a
dialect familiar to the locals.
--
Toodle Pip
Kate B
2019-10-14 13:44:44 UTC
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My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by this
notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows were from
another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose, who kept the city
supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms. Whenever the Law hove
into sight, they fled.
Respect! That is worth flashing all your undergarments. Very
difficult kind of teaching.
A late friend of ours who taught at somewhat ‘trying’ schools where the
pupils were as intimated by Sodam once told me that during his training
days he was advised to position himself between the classroom door and the
pupils if he wished to keep the pupils at their desks during the lesson...
Didn’t our friend re-write materials into their local dialect long before
it was an accepted thing?
Sincerely Chris
Said friend produced Shakespeare plays in this Black Country school in a
dialect familiar to the locals.
Which may well have sounded not a million miles away from Shakespeare's
own native twang.
--
Kate B
London
Mike
2019-10-14 13:53:46 UTC
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My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by this
notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows were from
another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose, who kept the city
supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms. Whenever the Law hove
into sight, they fled.
Respect! That is worth flashing all your undergarments. Very
difficult kind of teaching.
A late friend of ours who taught at somewhat ‘trying’ schools where the
pupils were as intimated by Sodam once told me that during his training
days he was advised to position himself between the classroom door and the
pupils if he wished to keep the pupils at their desks during the lesson...
Didn’t our friend re-write materials into their local dialect long before
it was an accepted thing?
Sincerely Chris
Said friend produced Shakespeare plays in this Black Country school in a
dialect familiar to the locals.
Which may well have sounded not a million miles away from Shakespeare's
own native twang.
That was the intention.
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Toodle Pip
Nick Odell
2019-10-14 20:30:04 UTC
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My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by this
notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows were from
another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose, who kept the city
supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms. Whenever the Law hove
into sight, they fled.
Respect! That is worth flashing all your undergarments. Very
difficult kind of teaching.
A late friend of ours who taught at somewhat ‘trying’ schools where the
pupils were as intimated by Sodam once told me that during his training
days he was advised to position himself between the classroom door and the
pupils if he wished to keep the pupils at their desks during the lesson...
Didn’t our friend re-write materials into their local dialect long before
it was an accepted thing?
Sincerely Chris
Said friend produced Shakespeare plays in this Black Country school in a
dialect familiar to the locals.
Which may well have sounded not a million miles away from Shakespeare's
own native twang.
....or may not. There's a school of thought which suggests that ship
has sailed....


......and it was called The Mayflower.


A programme on the subject was "Americanize! Why the Americanisation
of English Is a Good Thing" which was presented by Susie Dent and is
still available to listen to -
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08qxd02

Whilst the Black Country dialect of that day has moved on and become
the Black Country dialect of today, the constructions and spellings
and grammar of that day have found a place in everyday usage in the
USA. If Shakespeare were to wake up today he might feel more at home
in the US than the UK. Especially since they seem to be re-running
some of his finest plotlines in the White House.

Nick
Vicky Ayech
2019-10-14 10:32:53 UTC
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My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by this
notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows were from
another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose, who kept the city
supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms. Whenever the Law hove
into sight, they fled.
Respect! That is worth flashing all your undergarments. Very
difficult kind of teaching.
A late friend of ours who taught at somewhat ‘trying’ schools where the
pupils were as intimated by Sodam once told me that during his training
days he was advised to position himself between the classroom door and the
pupils if he wished to keep the pupils at their desks during the lesson...
I taught adults for that reason but for a couple of years I had to
teach English to secretarial 16-19s. They knew they wanted to do
typing etc but were less sure of English, even though they needed it
for office work. I was advised not to smile until Christmas and I
think they only behaved because rumour had it if I quit the college
dragon would take over. One told me she knew I would stay as I'd miss
them if I went!
Kate B
2019-10-14 13:51:44 UTC
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My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by this
notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows were from
another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose, who kept the city
supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms. Whenever the Law hove
into sight, they fled.
Respect! That is worth flashing all your undergarments. Very
difficult kind of teaching.
A late friend of ours who taught at somewhat ‘trying’ schools where the
pupils were as intimated by Sodam once told me that during his training
days he was advised to position himself between the classroom door and the
pupils if he wished to keep the pupils at their desks during the lesson...
I did quite a lot of supply teaching in London when 'resting' from
Glyndebourne gigs. I think the most unsettling was a school in north
Lambeth where - in the 90s, before this was usual - there was a high
fence round the school, a gate locked in school hours, and a large
notice in the staff room about which pupils had recently been caught
carrying knives.

The worst, though, was a boys-only technology college in Sidcup. I had
to teach five science lessons. This meant trying to control five quite
scary riots, weathering a revolting number of sexist insults,
complaining in person to the head teacher who shrugged his shoulders,
and resigning in disgust from the temp agency that sent me there knowing
it was going to be bad.
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Kate B
London
steveski
2019-10-14 17:11:34 UTC
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My first job was teaching in a secondary modern school attended by
this notorious -and very large- family. Some of their school fellows
were from another family just as numerous, notorious and bellicose,
who kept the city supplied with fruit from mobile selling platforms.
Whenever the Law hove into sight, they fled.
Respect! That is worth flashing all your undergarments. Very
difficult kind of teaching.
A late friend of ours who taught at somewhat ‘trying’ schools where the
pupils were as intimated by Sodam once told me that during his training
days he was advised to position himself between the classroom door and
the pupils if he wished to keep the pupils at their desks during the
lesson...
I did quite a lot of supply teaching in London when 'resting' from
Glyndebourne gigs. I think the most unsettling was a school in north
Lambeth where - in the 90s, before this was usual - there was a high
fence round the school, a gate locked in school hours, and a large
notice in the staff room about which pupils had recently been caught
carrying knives.
The worst, though, was a boys-only technology college in Sidcup. I had
to teach five science lessons. This meant trying to control five quite
scary riots, weathering a revolting number of sexist insults,
complaining in person to the head teacher who shrugged his shoulders,
and resigning in disgust from the temp agency that sent me there knowing
it was going to be bad.
I worked in an inner London social priority comprehensive and trying to
teach the 5th form dustbin physics class about 'Kundt's Tube' was a bit
of a challenge :-)
--
Steveski
Sid Nuncius
2019-10-15 07:18:17 UTC
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I worked in an inner London social priority comprehensive and trying to
teach the 5th form dustbin physics class about 'Kundt's Tube' was a bit
of a challenge :-)
It was a challenge anywhere, but if anything, it engaged my...er...more
robustly behaved students rather more than most things just because they
found the name hilarious and looked for excuses to say it to me.

(Kundt's Tube and showing harmonics in a vibrating string slowed right
down using a stroboscope are two lovely demonstrations which always made
a good lesson, I found, even allowing for malfeasance in the dark.)
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Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
Mike Ruddock
2019-10-15 07:43:03 UTC
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I worked in an inner London social priority comprehensive and trying to
teach the 5th form dustbin physics class about 'Kundt's Tube' was a bit
of a challenge :-)
It was a challenge anywhere, but if anything, it engaged my...er...more
robustly behaved students rather more than most things just because they
found the name hilarious and looked for excuses to say it to me.
(Kundt's Tube and showing harmonics in a vibrating string slowed right
down using a stroboscope are two lovely demonstrations which always made
a good lesson, I found, even allowing for malfeasance in the dark.)
Some texts referred to it as the dust tube.

Mike Ruddock
Tony Smith Gloucestershire
2019-10-15 07:57:13 UTC
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Our teacher called him "the unfortunately named German gentleman".
Mike
2019-10-15 08:19:33 UTC
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Our teacher called him "the unfortunately named German gentleman".
Gustave Holst wrote music for Uranus.
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Jenny M Benson
2019-10-15 09:55:56 UTC
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Our teacher called him "the unfortunately named German gentleman".
Gustave Holst wrote music for Uranus.
And not a bum note in it.
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Jenny M Benson
http://jennygenes.blogspot.co.uk/
Chris J Dixon
2019-10-04 07:39:38 UTC
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I could make a crack about Tyne water _not_ flowing like water, but it
apparently is very clean now - when on a cruise on it (coincidentally,
on the smaller of the two boats featured in tonight's "Vera" repeat!) a
few weeks ago, they told us they have - I forget what, I think it was
trout and otters.
I still remember a junior school trip at the age of about 11, so
late 50s. Barnsley to Newcastle by steam train. I think we walked
through town, seeing trams and trolleybuses as we went, down to
the waterside. We then boarded a vessel to travel down the river,
which was pretty dirty at that time. Lots of ships to be seen
including whalers, which seemed enormous.

Our meal was taken at Whitley Bay - they seemed to have set up a
vast hall into which we all filed for our fish & chips.

Chris
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2019-10-04 08:17:18 UTC
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I still remember a junior school trip at the age of about 11, so
late 50s. Barnsley to Newcastle by steam train. I think we walked
through town, seeing trams and trolleybuses as we went, down to
No trams and trolleybuses in Newcastle now. Though a very _good_ public
transport system (including, as in most cities, hybrid - and some purely
electric - buses).
Post by Chris J Dixon
the waterside. We then boarded a vessel to travel down the river,
which was pretty dirty at that time. Lots of ships to be seen
including whalers, which seemed enormous.
https://riverescapes.co.uk/
https://riverescapes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SIGHTSEEING-BROCHURE-2019.pdf

It's pretty clean now. More or less no shipyards left, though ship
_servicing_ - also wind turbine manufacture, and cable and pipe
manufacture. The "Quay-to-Sea" trip is the one I've been on, and though
13 pounds (_slightly_ less for pensioners), I'd say well worth it. Live
commentary.
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Our meal was taken at Whitley Bay - they seemed to have set up a
vast hall into which we all filed for our fish & chips.
Chris
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https://riverescapes.co.uk/
https://riverescapes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SIGHTSEEING-BROCHURE-2019.pdf
It's pretty clean now. More or less no shipyards left, though ship
_servicing_ - also wind turbine manufacture, and cable and pipe
manufacture. The "Quay-to-Sea" trip is the one I've been on, and though
13 pounds (_slightly_ less for pensioners), I'd say well worth it. Live
commentary.
http://255soft.uk/temp/2018_09_04%2014_31_30.JPG
Were the blankets provided?
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-10-04 09:19:25 UTC
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https://riverescapes.co.uk/
https://riverescapes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SIGHTSEEING-BROCH
URE-2019.pdf
It's pretty clean now. More or less no shipyards left, though ship
_servicing_ - also wind turbine manufacture, and cable and pipe
manufacture. The "Quay-to-Sea" trip is the one I've been on, and though
13 pounds (_slightly_ less for pensioners), I'd say well worth it. Live
commentary.
http://255soft.uk/temp/2018_09_04%2014_31_30.JPG
Were the blankets provided?
Yes! It was somewhat late in the season (you can see from the filename),
and as we got close to the river mouth (where apparently you sometimes
see dolphins, though I didn't), i. e. basically near the North Sea, it
got CAAD! We'd been braving it on the outside deck; there are two
perfectly nice lounges inside, but we liked the breeze, wind in our
hair, hearing spray and seagulls, and so on. (Remember my friends are
blind. I've often wondered what the attraction of a cruise is for them,
but they like them: quite a few years ago they actually went on one in
the inner Hebrides. [The Tyne one was just 3 hours; their Scottish one
had been a week or two, proper cruise.]) Anyway, someone actually came
round with the warm blankets!
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Vicky Ayech
2019-10-04 08:26:28 UTC
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I could make a crack about Tyne water _not_ flowing like water, but it
apparently is very clean now - when on a cruise on it (coincidentally,
on the smaller of the two boats featured in tonight's "Vera" repeat!) a
few weeks ago, they told us they have - I forget what, I think it was
trout and otters.
I still remember a junior school trip at the age of about 11, so
late 50s. Barnsley to Newcastle by steam train. I think we walked
through town, seeing trams and trolleybuses as we went, down to
the waterside. We then boarded a vessel to travel down the river,
which was pretty dirty at that time. Lots of ships to be seen
including whalers, which seemed enormous.
Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal,
Road-rail, pig-lead,
Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.
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Our meal was taken at Whitley Bay - they seemed to have set up a
vast hall into which we all filed for our fish & chips.
Chris
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2019-10-04 09:24:26 UTC
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the waterside. We then boarded a vessel to travel down the river,
which was pretty dirty at that time. Lots of ships to be seen
including whalers, which seemed enormous.
Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal,
Road-rail, pig-lead,
Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.
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Lovely; thanks. My Mum used to quote that one a lot.

(There isn't much Tyne coal these days, and what there is I don't
_think_ would be on a coaster in the Channel. [Lots of my ancestry was
in Northumberland mining - Bedlington, Shilbottle, ...])
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SODAM
2019-10-14 23:51:19 UTC
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I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree.  Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Hurrah ! The venue is a fine building pet, the BTA ceremony might be a
step up from the normal contents though...
And everybody back to my place afterwards! (As long as I don’t emulate
Chankel’s GRVR and arrive with my household contents intact a week on
Wednesday )
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BrritSki
2019-10-15 10:55:59 UTC
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I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree.  Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Hurrah ! The venue is a fine building pet, the BTA ceremony might be a
step up from the normal contents though...
And everybody back to my place afterwards! (As long as I don’t emulate
Chankel’s GRVR and arrive with my household contents intact a week on
Wednesday )
What was Chankel doing with your "household contents" or is this a
euphemism ?
SODAM
2019-10-14 23:51:19 UTC
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I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Can we get invite the Tams and the Kelly’s? Perhaps they could provide the
cabaret by re-enacting parts of A Clockwork Orange

By the way, that description of my job wasn’t a kf: it was an extract from
my CV.
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SODAM
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Sid Nuncius
2019-10-15 06:14:55 UTC
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.
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Can we get invite the Tams and the Kelly’s? Perhaps they could provide the
cabaret by re-enacting parts of A Clockwork Orange
There will not be a cabaret - it is to be a dignified event; serious
without being solemn and, of course, tasteful throughout.

However, perhaps they would be willing to provide security? You know
what that Brritski's like when he's had a few, you never know whether
someone will smuggle in a bottle of Dild, and putting Mike McT and drink
in the same room is a recipe for mayhem. A Firm Hand may be needed.
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Mike
2019-10-15 08:16:29 UTC
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.
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Can we get invite the Tams and the Kelly’s? Perhaps they could provide the
cabaret by re-enacting parts of A Clockwork Orange
There will not be a cabaret - it is to be a dignified event; serious
without being solemn and, of course, tasteful throughout.
However, perhaps they would be willing to provide security? You know
what that Brritski's like when he's had a few, you never know whether
someone will smuggle in a bottle of Dild, and putting Mike McT and drink
in the same room is a recipe for mayhem. A Firm Hand may be needed.
Perhaps Matron would care to lay a firm hand on...... Oh! Oo-err!
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Vicky Ayech
2019-10-15 08:50:50 UTC
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I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Can we get invite the Tams and the Kelly’s? Perhaps they could provide the
cabaret by re-enacting parts of A Clockwork Orange
There will not be a cabaret - it is to be a dignified event; serious
without being solemn and, of course, tasteful throughout.
However, perhaps they would be willing to provide security? You know
what that Brritski's like when he's had a few, you never know whether
someone will smuggle in a bottle of Dild, and putting Mike McT and drink
in the same room is a recipe for mayhem. A Firm Hand may be needed.
Perhaps Matron would care to lay a firm hand on...... Oh! Oo-err!
Nugger! You got there first.
Sid Nuncius
2019-10-15 09:06:07 UTC
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I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Can we get invite the Tams and the Kelly’s? Perhaps they could provide the
cabaret by re-enacting parts of A Clockwork Orange
There will not be a cabaret - it is to be a dignified event; serious
without being solemn and, of course, tasteful throughout.
However, perhaps they would be willing to provide security? You know
what that Brritski's like when he's had a few, you never know whether
someone will smuggle in a bottle of Dild, and putting Mike McT and drink
in the same room is a recipe for mayhem. A Firm Hand may be needed.
Perhaps Matron would care to lay a firm hand on...... Oh! Oo-err!
Nugger! You got there first.
Not to worry, Vicky. If you'd care to wait, Matron will be able to deal
with you as soon as she's finished with Mike.
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Vicky Ayech
2019-10-15 08:49:30 UTC
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I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree. Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Can we get invite the Tams and the Kelly’s? Perhaps they could provide the
cabaret by re-enacting parts of A Clockwork Orange
There will not be a cabaret - it is to be a dignified event; serious
without being solemn and, of course, tasteful throughout.
However, perhaps they would be willing to provide security? You know
what that Brritski's like when he's had a few, you never know whether
someone will smuggle in a bottle of Dild, and putting Mike McT and drink
in the same room is a recipe for mayhem. A Firm Hand may be needed.
I thought Matron would do the security with a team of her staff
nurses. They don't need tasers, they'd just carry loaded syringes
BrritSki
2019-10-15 10:56:32 UTC
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.
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree.  Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Can we get invite the Tams and the Kelly’s?  Perhaps they could
provide the
cabaret by re-enacting parts of A Clockwork Orange
There will not be a cabaret - it is to be a dignified event; serious
without being solemn and, of course, tasteful throughout.
However, perhaps they would be willing to provide security?  You know
what that Brritski's like when he's had a few,
Regrets, but then again too few to mention.
BrritSki
2019-10-15 10:57:40 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
.
I can now announce that The BTA Ceremony will take place on Sunday, 5th
January 2020 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead - a
fitting venue in which to celebrate the finest in Contemporary Bad
Taste, I am sure you will agree.  Please clear your diaries for that
evening.
Can we get invite the Tams and the Kelly’s?  Perhaps they could
provide the
cabaret by re-enacting parts of A Clockwork Orange
There will not be a cabaret - it is to be a dignified event; serious
without being solemn and, of course, tasteful throughout.
However, perhaps they would be willing to provide security?  You know
what that Brritski's like when he's had a few, you never know whether
someone will smuggle in a bottle of Dild, and putting Mike McT and drink
in the same room is a recipe for mayhem.  A Firm Hand may be needed.
I trust Ms Green has been employed to make the announcements ?

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