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    Athelstone
    "Athelstone" commented on Athelstone's Blog "Smoking".
    Barb! St Moritz menthol - that was the other popular menthol brand I was trying to remember. Yes, they were made for royalty. Benson & Hedges and Silk Cut were made 'by appointment' and carried a crest until nearly the end of the C20th. In truth, ...
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    Snowflake
    Snowflake Found a Pokemon in the washing . . . And I wasn't even looking for one.
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    LinsP
    "LinsP" commented on Athelstone's Blog "Smoking".
    I wish I could remember how to make the pretty 'origami' flowers my Nana used to make from the foil paper in the cartons...
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    Snowflake
    Snowflake I think I will reorganise the cupboards.
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    • Barb
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      Barb Editing avoidance, is it?
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    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake I haven't written anything to edit. Must be avoidance avoidance.
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    Merlin
    Merlin joined The Word Cloud
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    Barb
    "Barb" commented on Athelstone's Blog "Smoking".
    Such great stories from everyone - this was a real pleasure to read. The main thing I can remember was studying the stylish teal and gold pack of my mum's St Moritz cigarette packets. There was something about the crest and the fact they were made ...
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    J.net
    J.net I've decided to call today 'extreme editing'. First of all, I'm working one-handed (not my 'writing' hand either), due to a recent wrist operation, and then the workmen cometh. My desk now is surrounded by my living room furniture and in the next room, I'm hearing dulcet tones of radio Leeds in harmony with drilling and loud talking. Ah, well, perhaps I can escape into my ancient world and edit from there ...
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    • Hil
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      Hil Good luck! Hope the surgery will make things better - after all this time. Have a good day! xx
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    bdcharles
    bdcharles commented on Old Fat Prop's wall:
    Thanks Proppers - appreciate it :)
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    Old Fat Prop
    Old Fat Prop commented on bdcharles's wall:
    Just read your July comp. Still read your June comp. It is inevitable that you will be front table at Waterstones one day soon. Stay the course.
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    dyslexic of dartford
    dyslexic of dartford I've just got a cold call. The recorded voice got as far as 'hi, with the winter here,' before I hung up.
    15 hours ago
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    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone It's the sheer lack of care in the scam that gets me. DOD is told it's winter in July and I've been in an accident - apparently.
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    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone I had one today as well. 'Oh hi, I understand you may have been involved in an accident that wasn't your fault.'
      14 hours ago
    • J.net
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      J.net My reply to that is, 'Really! Oh my, was I very badly hurt?'
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    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone It's the sheer lack of care in the scam that gets me. DOD is told it's winter in July and I've been in an accident - apparently.
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    Snowflake
    Snowflake Week 2 homework. I need to do some serious thinking, so of course today my middle daughter decides she has to have a new swimsuit and go swimming on her own with her friend for the first time. Eldest has to make spinach and ricotta cannelloni for dinner. How many boxes of cannelloni tubes should she buy? The diabetic one doesn't want to eat and I'm tearing my hair out. Hubby is all suggestions for what I should write about. I am SO out of my depth I've been voluntarily doing washing and ironing, that's how much I'm putting things off.
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    • Old Fat Prop
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      Old Fat Prop Snowy walked into the bar and ordered "gin" to the barman. "What'da ya want with it?" he asked.... "More gin", she said....
      15 hours ago
    • Snowflake
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      Snowflake It's no to the gin, never did take to it . . . mine's a wine or beer.
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    dyslexic of dartford
    "dyslexic of dartford" commented on Athelstone's Blog "Smoking".
    I can remember my childhood in the 1970's and my teenage years in the 80's being much like the ones described. Both my parents smoked. My dad rolled his own while my mum was always on Players no 6. In our sideboard we had bags and bags of the ...
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    Lady Lorraine
    Lady Lorraine PHONE NUMBER: 02081507543 also a scam saying that are from Indian lady saying they are from Microsoft about laptops.
    17 hours ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP They can falsify these numbers. Microsoft do not do such calls and this is a well known scam. Just hang up.
      17 hours ago
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    Old Fat Prop
    Old Fat Prop .... got one of those spinning countdown clock timer things running in the corner of my PC to retirement date.... can't stop looking at it....
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    • AlanP
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      AlanP Hard to make a synopisis. Imagine a travelogue where you just get on the next train and see where it takes you. Then write a book when it takes you all over the world. Written in the early seventies by Paul Theroux when there were still trains, the Orient Express still went to the Orient and there were still CIA hanging around Vietnam and Cambodia even though the war was long over. You might get a picture from that, but the best thing is just get a copy and read it. I know that you, in particular, would enjoy it. It introduced a new verb to my vocabulary. To be Duffiled.
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    • AlanP
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      AlanP What will you do?
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    • bazbaron
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      bazbaron I was a technophobe, Prop. I had a little chalk board and stick of chalk.
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    • Old Fat Prop
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      Old Fat Prop buy a new watch. .... sorry, Last lap around the block. India again, then Burma then Vietnam, then return to Bali and finish in Perth for the Oz Summer. Then back to Mudflat and become Meldrew
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    • AlanP
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      AlanP Have you read the great railway bazaar?
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    • Old Fat Prop
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      Old Fat Prop Alan, I have not, synopsis please. Baz, it's all out there. Set my clock for a 'significant date' and it gave me some birds' phone number...
      15 hours ago
    • AlanP
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      AlanP Hard to make a synopisis. Imagine a travelogue where you just get on the next train and see where it takes you. Then write a book when it takes you all over the world. Written in the early seventies by Paul Theroux when there were still trains, the Orient Express still went to the Orient and there were still CIA hanging around Vietnam and Cambodia even though the war was long over. You might get a picture from that, but the best thing is just get a copy and read it. I know that you, in particular, would enjoy it. It introduced a new verb to my vocabulary. To be Duffiled.
      14 hours ago
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    RunFar195
    RunFar195 is now a member of "Fantasy/Sci Fi".
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    RunFar195
    RunFar195 is now a member of "Passion for Poetry ".
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    RunFar195
    RunFar195 commented on Maz's wall:
    I think we have a bit in common when it comes to writing I can never seem to be happy enough to finish anything, however I can run ultra marathons of a 100 miles plus, what would your day job make of that?
    18 hours ago
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    Lady Lorraine
    Lady Lorraine If 01246733119 calls. Don't answer as its a scam. Phoned eight times today. 15 calls again.
    18 hours ago
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    FergC
    FergC commented on FergC's picture.
    Double bass & great acoustics!
    18 hours ago
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    FergC
    FergC commented on FergC's picture.
    I saw Tosca at Verona a few years ago. Unforgettable!
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    RunFar195
    RunFar195 Ah so that is how you do it , user error i think!
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    RunFar195
    RunFar195 I am not 105 why will it not let me put the right DOB in....?
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    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone There's a bug with DOB that's never been corrected in the years I've been on the site. It steadily moves your DOB forward stealing your life away.
      18 hours ago
    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone So, even if you put the date right, it won't stay right for long.
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    • RunFar195
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      RunFar195 Ah yes I have managed it now thank you.
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    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone Not for long though :)
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    Amarantha
    "Amarantha" commented on Athelstone's Blog "Smoking".
    (Was interrupted by Norton: Action Required!) So to continue ... when properly converted, the cost of cigarettes in money now seems to have been even cheaper for my generation but the cost in health for those who never managed to give up has ...
    19 hours ago
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    RunFar195
    RunFar195 I am not 105 why will it not let me put the right DOB in....?
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