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    Established TDF Member Paulo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    Pharoahs revenge?
    No just stuck to plan throughout plus, I walked over 70kms over the 4 days
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    ... "Frankie & Benny`s" in Chester.....
    What, in the name of all that is decent in the world, ever, ever, ever persuaded you to enter such a hell hole? Surely you could have found - with a little effort - a shitty fried chicken salmonella joint open somewhere? Or a chippy with tired old fish from half way round the world frozen and thawed out 16 times? A streetside burger van run by a bloke with a cough? Any, all, of these would have been a wiser choice.

    Once upon a time, a thousand years ago, we had a boat in Brighton marina. There were a couple of decent eating places there - the Italian restaurant near the cliff was actually pretty good. The floating Chinese run by Frank was excellent. But somewhere someone was not getting a big enough backhander and "they" developed the marina. More flats, a Frankie and Bennies and a massive influx of halfwitted wankers. Scrap the small boat discount as well. What a shit hole the place has become. The marina has done it's utmost to get rid of Frank's barge - I haven't been back in a few years so don't know if they managed it or not. A metaphor for modern Britain.

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    Chrisch. Is there anything or anyone that you approve of or like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    What, in the name of all that is decent in the world, ever, ever, ever persuaded you to enter such a hell hole? Surely you could have found - with a little effort - a shitty fried chicken salmonella joint open somewhere? Or a chippy with tired old fish from half way round the world frozen and thawed out 16 times? A streetside burger van run by a bloke with a cough? Any, all, of these would have been a wiser choice.

    Once upon a time, a thousand years ago, we had a boat in Brighton marina. There were a couple of decent eating places there - the Italian restaurant near the cliff was actually pretty good. The floating Chinese run by Frank was excellent. But somewhere someone was not getting a big enough backhander and "they" developed the marina. More flats, a Frankie and Bennies and a massive influx of halfwitted wankers. Scrap the small boat discount as well. What a shit hole the place has become. The marina has done it's utmost to get rid of Frank's barge - I haven't been back in a few years so don't know if they managed it or not. A metaphor for modern Britain.
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    My Dad never came to terms with 'indulgent father'. I begged to go to the local cattle market so I could look at all the cows and sheep and possibly bring a lamb home under my coat - he took me on a day it was closed and seemed genuinely puzzled that this wasn't the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    Chrisch. Is there anything or anyone that you approve of or like?
    Yeah. Lots. The floating Chinese in Brighton marina is (was?) one.

    [edit] Hmmm... was it seems not is......

    https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1539...e-transformed/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    My Dad never came to terms with 'indulgent father'. I begged to go to the local cattle market so I could look at all the cows and sheep and possibly bring a lamb home under my coat - he took me on a day it was closed and seemed genuinely puzzled that this wasn't the idea.
    My father was a dairy farmer and I went to market (cattle and pigs but no sheep) with him most Wednesdays (when I could walk/toddle) until I went to school but went in school holidays. It was more a social club than buying or selling and I was babysat by most of his colleagues. This ended when I was 10 as his mother,sister and brother(who co-farmed it) decided to sell up. Many happy days were had on that farm including learning to steer a tractor aged 6 towing a muck spreader!!!!
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