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    Yes we had the same issue about food storage with...

    Yes we had the same issue about food storage with the in-laws. Most cupboards and wardrobes had a stash of tins. Some tins turned out to be thirty years old.
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    You mean joined up thinking? From a UK government...

    You mean joined up thinking? From a UK government Agency?
    The only time I have seen UK government software work well was the Furlough Scheme. Basically the whole project was dished out to the...
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    Is the reef supposed to have fish swimming...

    Is the reef supposed to have fish swimming around? I could not see any fish.
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    SWMBO has introduced me to the very satisfying...

    SWMBO has introduced me to the very satisfying art of teabagging.....
    Using a tea bag, hot water and some patience for cleaning grubby articles. Very enjoyable.



    The casserole pot has never...
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    DHL......left in suspense

    I am waiting for a delivery from Germany. The first delivery was lost by DPD. This was only discovered when I asked the supplier where my package had got to. New package sent in early January, also...
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    SWMBO had some crafting friends round this...

    SWMBO had some crafting friends round this afternoon. One of the friends was sewing and has managed to lose a sewing needle. Needle has not been found despite searches using lights, vacuum cleaner...
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    Not wishing to disagree. I suspect that couples...

    Not wishing to disagree. I suspect that couples put off raising families due to the expense. Here is the UK Uni graduates have a graduate tax, then a mortgage, and then child rearing turns out to be...
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    Sheer genius...

    Sheer genius
    https://genius.com/Flanders-and-swann-the-gas-man-cometh-lyrics
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    Show him the CCTV footage......

    Show him the CCTV footage......
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    I finally finished John Volanthen's book...

    I finally finished John Volanthen's book today......Yes the book comes over a bit like a management training manual, which in a way it is. By reading this book in small doses say a chapter at a time...
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    I am 2kg heavier than two years ago. I know some...

    I am 2kg heavier than two years ago. I know some of this extra mass is leg muscle, but some is also due to excessive consumption of homemade wine. I am a shade under BMI of 25. Not that I care about...
  12. Thread: Dry January

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    Sounds like a typical day in our house. Apart...

    Sounds like a typical day in our house. Apart from this month that is.
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    Christmas messed up the bin collection so I have...

    Christmas messed up the bin collection so I have no idea where we are. Milk delivery days were also changed a few weeks back which threw out knowing when to clean the house :)

    Precisely. I now...
  14. Thread: Dry January

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    Over Christmas we agreed to reduce the 2022 wine...

    Over Christmas we agreed to reduce the 2022 wine production as we had plenty of blackberry and elderberry wine for a few years. We have recently bottled 30 bottles of apple wine but have around 70...
  15. Thread: Dry January

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    So am I

    So am I
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    Dry January

    Six days in and life seems a bit dull. My Boss decided that she wanted to lose some weight and give her liver a rest. So being the supportive husband that I am then I am also alcohol free.

    Now I...
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    Are you serious? Asking people who are experts in...

    Are you serious? Asking people who are experts in what they talk about. People able to demonstrate knowledge backing up explanations with facts. Whatever is the world coming to. :)
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    Top up your fluids with a warm drink.

    Top up your fluids with a warm drink.
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    Hi all. I just wanted to take a minute to wish a...

    Hi all. I just wanted to take a minute to wish a merry Christmas and a happy new year, most of all good health. These days people don't spend much time or thought on some personal words to their...
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    One litre of vodka, three table spoons of sugar,...

    One litre of vodka, three table spoons of sugar, zest from three unwaxed oranges. Leave to mix for a week. Consume.
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    Vodka, orange peel and sugar. The outcome is very...

    Vodka, orange peel and sugar. The outcome is very similar to Cointreau.
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    Not the issue. My beloved lacks patience, ignored...

    Not the issue. My beloved lacks patience, ignored the evidence of hydrometer and fizzyness, and insisted on bottling the wine.
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    Delicious. Light and fragrent. Plummy taste....

    Delicious. Light and fragrent. Plummy taste. Berries need to be frozen or collected after the first frosts have arrived. Be patient if you brew some wine as the wine can ferment for a long time and...
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    50 bottles of wine bottled up today...blackberry,...

    50 bottles of wine bottled up today...blackberry, apple, and sloe wines. The blackberry needs a couple of years to mature. The sloe will be good in a year. The apple wine won't make it to next summer...
  25. Thread: Faroe Islands

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    Faroe Islands

    SWMBO has expressed an interest in going to Faroe, north of Shetland, south of Iceland. Has anyone been in recent times, which dive centre(s) did you use and is it worth going?
    Thank you
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