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well OK sweetie pie appropriate suggestions have cum in from others which country on my itinerary would you wish to know some things about - incidentally I think I missed out Thailand which is rather strange as my son lived there for 15 years and brought a Thai bride back!
The one with the best memories pleeeeeze
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Beer?
WHAT,pray,is this strange and unknown substance of which you speak,Fruity?
...and while I'm here - WHY do I keep being shown black rectangles that,apparently,contain moving images??? For none of them are anything more than black,immobile,silent squares.

Have I yet to understand and conquer this strange and vicarious thing known as 'the internet forum'?
Oh, it's just coloured 95% water and a few other bobs and bits in it. Well, there are other names for the cloudy, floaty, lumpy bits in some brews.

Now then, this yoochoob malarkey. I can post links but I cannot post the big picture jobby. I can on other fora, but not here. I have know-eye-dear why. Frankly I can't be bottomed to work I out.

As for that there mathematicals, I'm not too bad at it, even the long division or multliplication stuff, as long as it is writ down. I cannot for the life of me do it in my head, not even the simple stuff.
Oh well, there are much more important things to do, like drink 95% coloured water with bits in it.
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Interesting little clip here Fruity.
“The invention of bread and beer has been argued to be responsible for humanity's ability to develop technology and build civilization.[5][6][7] The earliest chemically confirmed barley beer to date was discovered at Godin Tepe in the central Zagros Mountains of Iran, where fragments of a jug, from between 5400 and 5000 years ago was found to be coated with beerstone, a by-product of the brewing process.[8]
Beer may have been known in Neolithic Europe as far back as 5,000 years ago,[9] and was mainly brewed on a domestic scale” (wiki)

Acording to that beer is way up there with the wheel and the smelting of iron ore, is it any wonder most men have the highest respect for it.
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All my long distance travelling was done in my sleep, I’m not a good traveller in the flesh.
I stopped off in Thailand on the way home from Sydney and brought back a few nice ties, got a lovely laptop when I was in Lapland, if you like pot holing there are plenty of pot holes in Rhodes.
I didn’t like the birds in Turkey so we had a roast beef that Christmas if my memory serves me right.

My granny once said that if you told a lie and it wasn’t expected to be believed then it wasn’t a lie, like an ugly comedian would say on stage “On my way here today I met a beautiful blonde lady and she invited me back to her flat…” or a politician when he says you will be better off when you vote for him, only a fool would believe that, you are not expected to believe it but he’ll say it anyway in order to achieve his aims
She should never have said that while the brother and me were in earshot, as kids this opened up a whole new field of excuse composing for the pair of us.
“Why didn’t you pair clip the hedge before you went off swimming?”
“Well Nan when we said we would do it we didn’t expect you to believe it”
“You said you’d be in for your supper at 9 it’s 10 now”
“Ah well you were not expected to believe it”
On and on we went until she got so fed up with it that called us together and in a stern voice said “Listen here good me boyo’s, from now on a lie is a lie and that’s it, got it?’
We got it. It was a short lived but enjoyable episode in a boys life.
God rest her soul, she had the patience of Job, a truly remarkable woman, I never forget her.
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All my long distance travelling was done in my sleep, I’m not a good traveller in the flesh.
I stopped off in Thailand on the way home from Sydney and brought back a few nice ties, got a lovely laptop when I was in Lapland, if you like pot holing there are plenty of pot holes in Rhodes.
I didn’t like the birds in Turkey so we had a roast beef that Christmas if my memory serves me right.

My granny once said that if you told a lie and it wasn’t expected to be believed then it wasn’t a lie, like an ugly comedian would say on stage “On my way here today I met a beautiful blonde lady and she invited me back to her flat…” or a politician when he says you will be better off when you vote for him, only a fool would believe that, you are not expected to believe it but he’ll say it anyway in order to achieve his aims
She should never have said that while the brother and me were in earshot, as kids this opened up a whole new field of excuse composing for the pair of us.
“Why didn’t you pair clip the hedge before you went off swimming?”
“Well Nan when we said we would do it we didn’t expect you to believe it”
“You said you’d be in for your supper at 9 it’s 10 now”
“Ah well you were not expected to believe it”
On and on we went until she got so fed up with it that called us together and in a stern voice said “Listen here good me boyo’s, from now on a lie is a lie and that’s it, got it?’
We got it. It was a short lived but enjoyable episode in a boys life.
God rest her soul, she had the patience of Job, a truly remarkable woman, I never forget her.
There is a shop in a seaside town I sometimes visit called Proper Job. That's the name of the shop by the way, not the name of the town. It's a very apt name for a hardware shop in the West Country, where something good, or eggcellent, or done kreckly will earn you the accolade, Proper job!

I don't know if the shop owner is called Job, or is at all patient, or is even a patient (in or out), or if his first name is Proper (although he probably does have a proper name) but it is possible to purchase all sorts of things from his emporium from four candles to 'ose and peas.

Speaking of four candles, it is a traddition during a funeral service at Westminster Abbey for someone to follow the coffin carrying two lighted candles. When Ronnie Barker's service was had there, no words to the extra-ordinary were said, but his coffin was followed by people bearing four candles.
Proper Job!
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