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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Mar 10 2018, 10:55

    @chris c wrote:Surreal conversation I once had in a local shop with some local people

    "Oh damn! It's raining and I just put my laundry out to dry"

    "I'll put mine out when we get home"

    "But it'll be dark!"

    "That's all right, it's a nightdress"

    LOL sunny

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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Mar 10 2018, 10:58

    Talking washing - I did a search to find out why Mondays (way back when) were always a wash day.

    If you'd like to know more, have a read here

    'It always amazed me how women used to manage on washdays when I was a child in the early 1900s. There was no running hot water and there were no detergents, washing machines, spin dryers, tumble dryers or rubber gloves. It was just hard physical grind.'

    http://www.1900s.org.uk/1900s-washdays.htm

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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Mar 11 2018, 13:48

    Yes, today in the UK it's Mother's Day and later I am being treated to afternoon tea Smile

    Happy Mother's Day and Happy Sunday

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Sun Mar 11 2018, 22:37

    @Jan1 wrote:
    LOL sunny

    All the best Jan

    Known as talking squit. A local habit but one I already did long before moving here.

    My all time favourite from autumn when the days are getting shorter

    "Ennit getting late early?"

    That washday article took me back. We had a copper in the back shed but by the time I came along it was no longer in use and the shed was used as a coal cellar. We had an electric wash boiler and a hand mangle for ages before mother weakened and bought a washing machine and a spin dryer. Up north the "dolly" was called a poss-stick. Yes I remember the blue bags, but actually because both my parents worked we had a laundry that collected and delivered the "whites". Gran and other people still had vintage Victorian-style mangles made of iron with curlicues and wooden rollers.
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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Mar 12 2018, 11:09

    I quite enjoy looking back at past-times and how folks used to live.
    To me there seemed more order in life!

    I wonder what folks in the future will make about how we live now?
    Technology has taken over, and although some advances are excellent, I do worry about the seeming dependency of the younger generation on smart phones, tablets, texting, selfies etc.

    Guess you could call me old fashioned! LOL!

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    Post by chris c on Tue Mar 13 2018, 23:07

    I used to be ahead of my time and now I'm glad I'm not.
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    Post by Eddie on Wed Mar 14 2018, 18:42

    @chris c wrote:I used to be ahead of my time and now I'm glad I'm not.

    Our generation had the best this country is ever going to have for a hard working man or woman. From now on it's a rapidly descending downward spiral. Now it's the lowest common denominator who have taken over the asylum, I am going to sit back in a place far from the madding crowd, watching the lunacy unfold, watching the rats and pigs at the trough of greed choking themselves, me a jaundiced old git, maybe, time will tell. I'm hoping this mad house holds together before me and Jan go up the big chimney, we have jungle trained our kids, and by jingo they are going to need all the smarts they can muster to escape the coming flood.


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    Post by chris c on Thu Mar 15 2018, 21:49

    Yup Sad
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    Post by Eddie on Fri Mar 16 2018, 15:01

    @chris c wrote:Yup Sad

    Don't over tax yourself on my account Chris mrgreen


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    Post by chris c on Sat Mar 17 2018, 20:12

    OK, "me too!" That any better?

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    Post by Eddie on Tue Mar 20 2018, 17:13

    @chris c wrote:OK, "me too!" That any better?


    OK I guess I asked for that Very Happy


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    Post by chris c on Wed Mar 21 2018, 23:35

    I should find my old John Brunner novels and 1984 in the garage and re-read them. Or just watch the news.

    Back in the day (late sixties/early seventies) we used to read all these dystopias thinking "this must never happen here!" Meanwhile our contemporaries were reading the same books and thinking "that's a really good idea!" No prizes for guessing who won.
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    Post by graham64 on Thu Mar 22 2018, 23:11

    Had my blood taken for my annual review yesterday, it's usually a painless procedure but not this time the phlebotomist was a bit heavy handed and I really felt the needle going in mind she didn't inspire confidence being overweight and scruffy in her appearance. That was in complete contrast to my experiences in the last ten years since diagnosis in the main they have been no problem and the best I've found are the students but that could be down to me when consenting to them taking the bloods I warn them if they hurt I scream very loudly   Laughing


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    Post by chris c on Fri Mar 23 2018, 22:40

    Yes mostly they are good to excellent here, and I have been complimented on my "good veins".

    I had one once who shoved the needle right through the vein and out the back and caused a large blood blister. When I complained she tried to have me struck off the doctors' lists.

    Probably I wan't her only victim as I never saw her again.

    I had a friend who was afraid of dentists. She used to warn them that if they hurt she would bite.
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    Post by graham64 on Fri Mar 23 2018, 22:54

    Yes I'm the same with my veins never have any problems, probably the worst I've seen was my wife's they always had a problem with her, I recall taking her with me to a donor session they had that much trouble locating a vein they told her not to bother going again  Shocked


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    Post by graham64 on Sun Mar 25 2018, 23:02

    Decided it's time to upgrade my mobile after three and a half years it's starting to play up, Iv'e got a decent deal on the moto G5 from Tesco.

    £12.89 a month on a 30 month contract which is not bad value 

    500MB data, 5000 minutes & 5000 texts

    Being on the tesco family and friends deal means I will get an extra 500MB data free


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    Post by chris c on Sun Mar 25 2018, 23:05

    I still haven't learned to drive my G4 properly yet.
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    Post by graham64 on Sun Mar 25 2018, 23:41

    @chris c wrote:I still haven't learned to drive my G4 properly yet.

    Took me a while but I do have the grandkids to help me out  Embarassed dare say I will need some input from them when the phone arrives later this week

    I was happy with my mobile but I know it won't be long before it gives up the ghost, stayed with motorola cos it's better the devil you know  Cool


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    Post by chris c on Thu Mar 29 2018, 00:41

    Yes functional and good value. Unlikely to last 14 years like my old Ericcson though.
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    Post by graham64 on Thu Mar 29 2018, 23:32

    @chris c wrote:Yes functional and good value. Unlikely to last 14 years like my old Ericcson though.

    Phone arrived today was hoping just to change the sim card but they are a different size so it will take a bit longer before I'm up and running, Motorola does have a good app though called Motorola Migrate which should make it easy to transfer all my contacts and other data across to my new phone after that it's just a case of getting Tesco to switch over


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    Oh not another standard for SIM cards Sad


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    Post by Long birder on Sat Mar 31 2018, 07:42

    I think the 5 has a nano SIM Chris.  The 4 has a micro SIM. Some Sims handed out fit mini, micro and nano slots and have auto cut down (press out) options.
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    Post by graham64 on Sat Mar 31 2018, 23:15

    Your correct Derek it has got a nano sim, I was hoping I could just swap the sim over but as it turned out it was easy enough to copy everything over by just following the instructions on the G5. Unlike the G4 it has a removable battery and the sim is located underneath 

    I'm up and running now only took a couple of hours for Tesco to change over, it's going to take a while to get used to it the volume and on/off are reversed compared with G4. The only downsides so far is the lack of a notification light and being an aluminium body it's a bit slippy, one feature Iv'e decided not to use is the fingerprint sensor.


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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Apr 09 2018, 23:20

    > > > >

    Hey! It's April and the school holidays are in full flow Smile

    Just recently, as well as being Grandma ... I've been 'Barbie' and a 'Power Ranger' all in the same day.

    It was fun, but a little tiring ... sunny

    Who knows who I may be this week?

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