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travel broadens the mind - you meet more broads when you travel but if you wanna be bossed about by one woman all ya life go for it - we'll just sit and watch!!
Who is watching who comes to mind?
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Iím afraid Iím not a one for the travels at all, never got any further than Britain, and all around this island, Iíve been a home bird all me life.


That shrove is an old word so lets hope that RJ and Spitty don't give it short shrift and can do it the justice it deserves Jem.

I was fortunate to start travelling when it was still an unworldly world, and mostly safe for the lone traveler providing you adhered to a countries customs and ways and avoiding saying "Parlez vous fish and chips oh" loudly at any native you happened to meet. Always a dead give away that you were a Brit abroad for the first time who rightly deserved being ignored..

Cruise ships with their masses that swarm ashore for the odd hour or two so they can say they went to a certain popular spot just isn't travelling. It's more like collecting place names not to mention the damage done.

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I have been marvelling at all the spelling versions of Mr A.Mc
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As a spotty pre-pubescent schoolboy, I watched the Guns of Navarone during an evening film club.
The projector and screen was set up sideways on the school stage with the blackout curtains drawn, and we all cheered along to a jolly good rumbustious film.

There was a sequel called Force Ten from Navarone, but I don't think it was ever made into a film. If it was so these days, it would probably have been called The Guns of Navartwo.


I have never found the need to be shriven, and nobody in my family has ever tried to make me shrive. There are enough things on my list of "I've had an idea dear" to act as an act of penance without adding anything else.
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Them who want broad fat minds is welcome to them, but when all is said and done thereís no place like home.
I watch a lot of 1930ís films on youtube, nearly all of them are remastered and look so clear on the screen. The 30ís is my favourite decade although I wasnít even born then, In my opinion British cinema was on a roll then and who knows what classics we would have had if the war hadnít put a stop to it all. Another reason I love looking at 30ís stuff is thereís not an atom of plastic in sight.
When Iím looking at these old films itís hard to imagine that everyone in the films are now all dead, bright young things dancing about, charming well dressed young men with early BBC radio newsreaders accents, all so very much alive and kicking.
I heard a chap say in an oldie I watched last night ďWhat the blazes is that?Ē I got a bit of a start, ďBlazesĒ almost sounded worse than the ďFĒ word, who knows the F word is losing itís clout maybe blazes will make a comeback.
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13-02-2018, 09:05 PM
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I'm with you,Jem. My favourite film ever is still "Oh,Mr Porter!" with Moore Marriott,Graham Moffat...and the leg-end that was Will Hay. 1937,black-and-white...and brilliant. Makes a chap wish Buggeskelly were a real place...#sigh#...
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13-02-2018, 11:43 PM
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don't forget all those Utube interviews with the stars of yesteryear - they often gave away hollywood secrets- groucho marx who probably only made B/W films was interviewed in color - spoils it a bit don't it but they showed plenty of b/w clips to compliment the show.
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The Marx Bros never really hit the mark for me,gummy. NOT saying they were rubbish...but after a while their humour became predictable. Rather like Norman Wisdom...yet,even once he was filming in colour,ol' Norm still 'had it'. Have you seen the footage of him collecting his knighthood from The Queen? He bow,turns,walks away-and trips [deliberately]..HMQ can't help but grin as he does so. THAT'S being a legend!
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The Cornish Explorer

Once you could buy a ticket on the Cornish Explorer which permitted you to travel free on any train anywhere in Cornwall!

Oh what days - "there was only one working mine left in Cornwall [near St Just]. but the landscape was scattered with abandoned mineworks which looked like ruined churches in ghost villages.........................many solitary cottages...................it looked to be the most haunted place in England, and then its reputation for goblins seemed justified. We came to Penzance [somewhat ambitiously style the "Cornish Riviera........John Davison the Scottish poet drowned himself here]............there were few pleasures in England that could beat the small three-coach branch line train.............We went along the river Hayle and paused at the station called Leland Saltings, which faced green -speckled mud flats.

Paul Theroux - The Kingdom by the Sea - Penguin books 1984

I must admit I remain nostalgic for the Britain of the '80's - I had left it in '77 and returned in '81 so I doubt much had changed.
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Yes Gummy, Britain is great, there are worse places to feel a sense of futility.
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