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Birthday Monitor
2020-12-23 07:06:25 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 23 December: CaroleT.
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Sid Nuncius
2020-12-23 08:03:10 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 23 December: CaroleT.
Happy birthday, MOPMOB!
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Vicky Ayech
2020-12-23 09:10:09 UTC
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On Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:03:10 +0000, Sid Nuncius
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Birthday News for today, 23 December: CaroleT.
Happy birthday, MOPMOB!
And Many Happies from me too and thank you for anoterh year of giving
us cast lists and spoilers and general info checks.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-12-23 10:57:54 UTC
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On Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:03:10 +0000, Sid Nuncius
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Birthday News for today, 23 December: CaroleT.
Happy birthday, MOPMOB!
And from me too.
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And Many Happies from me too and thank you for anoterh year of giving
us cast lists and spoilers and general info checks.
Definitely!
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Sam Plusnet
2020-12-23 21:02:48 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 23 December: CaroleT.
Happy birthday, MOPMOB!
Best wishes from me, and sympathies on being a Christmas baby.
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Min
2020-12-24 01:02:30 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 23 December: CaroleT.
Happy birthday, MOPMOB!
Best wishes from me, and sympathies on being a Christmas baby.
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Belated happies from me, the Hounds, and our Christmas poodle, Ken...
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Jenny M Benson
2020-12-24 09:59:19 UTC
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Belated happies from me, the Hounds, and our Christmas poodle, Ken...
Makes a nice change from turkey, I'm sure!
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Mike McMillan
2020-12-24 10:22:53 UTC
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Belated happies from me, the Hounds, and our Christmas poodle, Ken...
Makes a nice change from turkey, I'm sure!
Not hot dogs AGAIN!
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-12-24 17:19:55 UTC
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Belated happies from me, the Hounds, and our Christmas poodle, Ken...
Makes a nice change from turkey, I'm sure!
You beat me to it!
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Not hot dogs AGAIN!
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Sam Plusnet
2020-12-24 22:44:04 UTC
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Belated happies from me, the Hounds, and our Christmas poodle, Ken...
Makes a nice change from turkey, I'm sure!
"Now who wants a leg?"
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Mike McMillan
2020-12-25 08:30:19 UTC
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Belated happies from me, the Hounds, and our Christmas poodle, Ken...
Makes a nice change from turkey, I'm sure!
"Now who wants a leg?"
Our leg of lamb has been slow cooking since 01:30 😘
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Nick Odell
2020-12-25 11:27:28 UTC
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On Fri, 25 Dec 2020 08:30:19 GMT, Mike McMillan
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Belated happies from me, the Hounds, and our Christmas poodle, Ken...
Makes a nice change from turkey, I'm sure!
"Now who wants a leg?"
Our leg of lamb has been slow cooking since 01:30 ?
It must be cold around here. The frozen duck which I placed in the
porch yesterday morning was still frozen duck this morning. So it has
spent most of the morning in a sink full of cold water and I think it
is nearly thawed now.

It will (eventually) be roasted on the rails of the oven top shelf
with a tray of expectant potatoes underneath to catch the duck fat as
it drips.

Nick
Vicky Ayech
2020-12-25 13:30:53 UTC
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On Fri, 25 Dec 2020 11:27:28 +0000, Nick Odell
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On Fri, 25 Dec 2020 08:30:19 GMT, Mike McMillan
Post by Sam Plusnet
Post by Jenny M Benson
Post by Min
Belated happies from me, the Hounds, and our Christmas poodle, Ken...
Makes a nice change from turkey, I'm sure!
"Now who wants a leg?"
Our leg of lamb has been slow cooking since 01:30 ?
It must be cold around here. The frozen duck which I placed in the
porch yesterday morning was still frozen duck this morning. So it has
spent most of the morning in a sink full of cold water and I think it
is nearly thawed now.
It will (eventually) be roasted on the rails of the oven top shelf
with a tray of expectant potatoes underneath to catch the duck fat as
it drips.
Nick
We had comfit of duck yesterday, with cauliflower cheese and mashed
potatoes done with cream, and it was very tasty. Sadly, I had a
bilious attack most of the night, but I think the duck was fine,
well-cooked. I just over-ate things I don't usually have. But cook the
duck well.
Nick Odell
2020-12-25 18:16:41 UTC
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On Fri, 25 Dec 2020 13:30:53 +0000, Vicky Ayech
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On Fri, 25 Dec 2020 11:27:28 +0000, Nick Odell
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On Fri, 25 Dec 2020 08:30:19 GMT, Mike McMillan
Post by Sam Plusnet
Post by Jenny M Benson
Post by Min
Belated happies from me, the Hounds, and our Christmas poodle, Ken...
Makes a nice change from turkey, I'm sure!
"Now who wants a leg?"
Our leg of lamb has been slow cooking since 01:30 ?
It must be cold around here. The frozen duck which I placed in the
porch yesterday morning was still frozen duck this morning. So it has
spent most of the morning in a sink full of cold water and I think it
is nearly thawed now.
It will (eventually) be roasted on the rails of the oven top shelf
with a tray of expectant potatoes underneath to catch the duck fat as
it drips.
Nick
We had comfit of duck yesterday, with cauliflower cheese and mashed
potatoes done with cream, and it was very tasty. Sadly, I had a
bilious attack most of the night, but I think the duck was fine,
well-cooked. I just over-ate things I don't usually have. But cook the
duck well.
Yes, I did.

Hopefully you are feeling fine today.

Nick
Vicky Ayech
2020-12-25 18:26:29 UTC
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On Fri, 25 Dec 2020 11:27:28 +0000, Nick Odell
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On Fri, 25 Dec 2020 08:30:19 GMT, Mike McMillan
Post by Sam Plusnet
Post by Jenny M Benson
Post by Min
Belated happies from me, the Hounds, and our Christmas poodle, Ken...
Makes a nice change from turkey, I'm sure!
"Now who wants a leg?"
Our leg of lamb has been slow cooking since 01:30 ?
It must be cold around here. The frozen duck which I placed in the
porch yesterday morning was still frozen duck this morning. So it has
spent most of the morning in a sink full of cold water and I think it
is nearly thawed now.
It will (eventually) be roasted on the rails of the oven top shelf
with a tray of expectant potatoes underneath to catch the duck fat as
it drips.
Nick
We had comfit of duck yesterday, with cauliflower cheese and mashed
potatoes done with cream, and it was very tasty. Sadly, I had a
bilious attack most of the night, but I think the duck was fine,
well-cooked. I just over-ate things I don't usually have. But cook the
duck well.
Yes, I did.
Hopefully you are feeling fine today.
Nick
Thank you, yes. I stayed off the mince pies etc and will be careful
from now on. How was the duck? I hope you have had a good Christmas
Day, and enjoy the rest of the holidays.
Chris
2020-12-23 10:43:32 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 23 December: CaroleT.
Happy birthday, Carolet. Hope you’re able to do. *something* to mark it

Sincerely Chris
Serena Blanchflower
2020-12-23 11:01:52 UTC
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Happy birthday CaroleT! I hope you have a splendiferous day and that
you are able to celebrate in uncramped style :)
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Jenny M Benson
2020-12-23 13:04:20 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 23 December: CaroleT.
Many happy returns of the day, Carolet. Have a wonderful one, and a
great year to follow!
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carolet
2020-12-25 13:14:20 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 23 December: CaroleT.
Thank you, one and all.

The main activity of the day was doing a jigsaw, which was a perfectly
acceptable way to spend the day (not to mention yesterday, and several
more days to come, I should think). It was certainly engrossing, and
kept me away from umra, hence the late reply.
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Sam Plusnet
2020-12-26 00:44:10 UTC
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Birthday News for today, 23 December: CaroleT.
Thank you, one and all.
The main activity of the day was doing a jigsaw, which was a perfectly
acceptable way to spend the day (not to mention yesterday, and several
more days to come, I should think). It was certainly engrossing, and
kept me away from umra, hence the late reply.
The achilles heel of many a jigsaw is when you discover that you don't
have a board which is 'quite' big enough to accommodate it.

Tables are fine, unless you have to clear the thing away for a meal -
just as you were trying to fit that really irritating bit of sky...
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Jenny M Benson
2020-12-26 10:01:14 UTC
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The achilles heel of many a jigsaw is when you discover that you don't
have a board which is 'quite' big enough to accommodate it.
I once did an enormous jigsaw. 3,000 pieces I think. I had a 6' square
of hardboard which I'd acquired for my son's trainset and with that set
up in my living room with the jigsaw in progress there was very little
room to move.

When my parents did a 5,000 piece, Father constructed a low table
specially for the purpose. They had a much bigger space available than
I did.
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Tables are fine, unless you have to clear the thing away for a meal -
just as you were trying to fit that really irritating bit of sky...
My sister now has one of those Portapuzzle things, or similar. I don't
like it much as after a few years' use the surface is not firm any more.
I prefer a large notice board which is cork on one side and green
baize (1) on the other. The edges are slightly raised so one can tilt
the board quite a bit when moving it and not risk losing the puzzle.

(1) Why is baize always green? (2)
(2) IS baize always green?
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Mike McMillan
2020-12-26 10:29:27 UTC
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(2) IS baize always green?
I have seen red though I can’t remember where it was.
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Chris
2020-12-26 11:22:21 UTC
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(2) IS baize always green?
I have seen red though I can’t remember where it was.
Something my mum had that dad had made for the jigsaw use thereof?

Sincerely Chris
Vicky Ayech
2020-12-26 11:47:23 UTC
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(2) IS baize always green?
I have seen red though I can’t remember where it was.
Apparently snooker tables are mostly green but some are red or blue
and pool tables are red, blue, purple, green etc.
B was a pro pool player for a while :)
Sam Plusnet
2020-12-26 20:04:02 UTC
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(2) IS baize always green?
I have seen red though I can’t remember where it was.
Even better, when I googled for "beige baize" I got some hits.
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Anne B
2020-12-26 20:29:17 UTC
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The achilles heel of many a jigsaw is when you discover that you don't
have a board which is 'quite' big enough to accommodate it.
I once did an enormous jigsaw.  3,000 pieces I think.  I had a 6' square
of hardboard which I'd acquired for my son's trainset and with that set
up in my living room with the jigsaw in progress there was very little
room to move.
When my parents did a 5,000 piece, Father constructed a low table
specially for the purpose.  They had a much bigger space available than
I did.
Post by Sam Plusnet
Tables are fine, unless you have to clear the thing away for a meal -
just as you were trying to fit that really irritating bit of sky...
My sister now has one of those Portapuzzle things, or similar.  I don't
like it much as after a few years' use the surface is not firm any more.
 I prefer a large notice board which is cork on one side and green
baize (1) on the other.  The edges are slightly raised so one can tilt
the board quite a bit when moving it and not risk losing the puzzle.
(1) Why is baize always green? (2)
(2) IS baize always green?
I have seen brown baize on a table somewhere. The absence of green
looked very odd.

Anne B
Sid Nuncius
2020-12-27 06:56:10 UTC
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The achilles heel of many a jigsaw is when you discover that you
don't have a board which is 'quite' big enough to accommodate it.
I once did an enormous jigsaw.  3,000 pieces I think.  I had a 6'
square of hardboard which I'd acquired for my son's trainset and with
that set up in my living room with the jigsaw in progress there was
very little room to move.
When my parents did a 5,000 piece, Father constructed a low table
specially for the purpose.  They had a much bigger space available
than I did.
Post by Sam Plusnet
Tables are fine, unless you have to clear the thing away for a meal -
just as you were trying to fit that really irritating bit of sky...
My sister now has one of those Portapuzzle things, or similar.  I
don't like it much as after a few years' use the surface is not firm
any more.   I prefer a large notice board which is cork on one side
and green baize (1) on the other.  The edges are slightly raised so
one can tilt the board quite a bit when moving it and not risk losing
the puzzle.
(1) Why is baize always green? (2)
(2) IS baize always green?
I have seen brown baize on a table somewhere. The absence of green
looked very odd.
When I was very young my parents had a collapsible card table which had
a surface of baize in a sort of dusty pink.

(What they were doing with a card table is a bit of a mystery as they
didn't have much money at all in those days. I dimly recall the story
that some much posher friends didn't need/want it and gave it to them,
but it was something of an anomaly in our house at the time.)
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John Finlay
2020-12-27 12:42:28 UTC
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The achilles heel of many a jigsaw is when you discover that you
don't have a board which is 'quite' big enough to accommodate it.
I once did an enormous jigsaw.  3,000 pieces I think.  I had a 6'
square of hardboard which I'd acquired for my son's trainset and with
that set up in my living room with the jigsaw in progress there was
very little room to move.
When my parents did a 5,000 piece, Father constructed a low table
specially for the purpose.  They had a much bigger space available
than I did.
Post by Sam Plusnet
Tables are fine, unless you have to clear the thing away for a meal
- just as you were trying to fit that really irritating bit of sky...
My sister now has one of those Portapuzzle things, or similar.  I
don't like it much as after a few years' use the surface is not firm
any more.   I prefer a large notice board which is cork on one side
and green baize (1) on the other.  The edges are slightly raised so
one can tilt the board quite a bit when moving it and not risk losing
the puzzle.
(1) Why is baize always green? (2)
(2) IS baize always green?
I have seen brown baize on a table somewhere. The absence of green
looked very odd.
When I was very young my parents had a collapsible card table which had
a surface of baize in a sort of dusty pink.
(What they were doing with a card table is a bit of a mystery as they
didn't have much money at all in those days.  I dimly recall the story
that some much posher friends didn't need/want it and gave it to them,
but it was something of an anomaly in our house at the time.)
"Fuzzy Felt" came in lots of colours - I think it was the same material
as is used in baize.

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