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Forum: Other Leisure Activities Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 46
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Chapter 6 Part 4 The vicar and...

Chapter 6 Part 4


The vicar and several guests to the church wedding saw them as they flashed through the village, and later recounted this when quizzed by a furious Sir Charles after he had...
Forum: Other Leisure Activities Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 765
Posted By Fruitcake
Chapter 6 Part 3 “What about me?”...

Chapter 6 Part 3


“What about me?” asked Amanda.
“This place needs a good clean, but we have five weeks to do it, so don’t go mad at it. I’ll help when I can of course. I also need someone...
Forum: Other Leisure Activities Today, 10:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 765
Posted By Fruitcake
Chapter 6 Part 2 As he walked arm in...

Chapter 6 Part 2


As he walked arm in arm with his friend around the rose beds, Philip pointed at them, at the trees, at the hills beyond, but his quiet words were of a completely different...
Forum: Other Leisure Activities Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 765
Posted By Fruitcake
Chapter 6 Part 1 Since he had begun...

Chapter 6 Part 1


Since he had begun to take over management of the Knowl Estate, Philip had started visiting the tavern in the village of an evening every few weeks. Although outside the...
Forum: Other Leisure Activities Today, 02:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 765
Posted By Fruitcake
Thanks Tiff for your encouraging words.

Thanks Tiff for your encouraging words.
Forum: General Chat Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 143
Posted By Fruitcake
The Oxford vaccine has been produced, approved,...

The Oxford vaccine has been produced, approved, and currently being administered in India.

Just because the UK Government has ordered vaccines to protect its citizens does not mean it is at the...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,219
Posted By Fruitcake
I used to visit my Mum every week after she was...

I used to visit my Mum every week after she was moved into a Nursing Home.

On my first visit, one of her carers asked me if she had problems sitting up, because he had seen her gradually leaning...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Fruitcake
A lot will depend on whether or not it...

A lot will depend on whether or not it compromises the workings of the medical facility.
If it does, it should be re-planned and rescheduled.
If it doesn't then it should be done, if it needs...
Forum: Photos and Art Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 53
Posted By Fruitcake
Superb pics.

Superb pics.
Forum: Other Leisure Activities Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 765
Posted By Fruitcake
If anyone is still reading this thread, I have...

If anyone is still reading this thread, I have another chapter ready to post as soon as I have proof read it.

I have two more chapters part written, and I have an idea for another one for the...
Forum: Other Leisure Activities Yesterday, 03:07 PM
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Views: 392,378
Posted By Fruitcake
Women were scared stiff of split ends years ago...

Women were scared stiff of split ends years ago because they were told by advertisers that they should be scared stiff of split ends.


Your misread thread titles made me laugh. I am guilty of...
Forum: Photos and Art Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By Fruitcake
I like that. With silhouettes you can use your...

I like that. With silhouettes you can use your imagination more than with a standard photo'.

You can decide, or change whether you think the person is turning slightly towards or away from the...
Forum: Photos and Art Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 194
Posted By Fruitcake
An interesting job, but lonely if the lighthouses...

An interesting job, but lonely if the lighthouses weren't attached to the mainland. It takes a certain mindset to do that.


There was a TV programme some years ago about a lighthouse (I think)...
Forum: Photos and Art Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 194
Posted By Fruitcake
I've seen pictures of the Maine lighthouses. They...

I've seen pictures of the Maine lighthouses. They look beautiful. If I remember correctly, there is one that has been decommissioned and is now used as a holiday let.
Forum: Photos and Art Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 194
Posted By Fruitcake
Happy memories of holidays in Cornwall when I was...

Happy memories of holidays in Cornwall when I was a kid. Watching a craftsman turn a soapstone lighthouse on a lathe. A visit to a lighthouse set into the side of a cliff.
Climbing to the top of the...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,219
Posted By Fruitcake
I first heard it about forty years ago. Since...

I first heard it about forty years ago.
Since I nicked it in the first place, you are welcome to pass wind, I mean, pass it along as you see fart, I mean fit.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,219
Posted By Fruitcake
I heard of a seventy-five year old woman who...

I heard of a seventy-five year old woman who suffered terrible wind, so finally decided she would go to the Doctor.
She told him, "I pass wind every time I move."

The doctor asked her to take a...
Forum: General Chat 17-01-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 313
Posted By Fruitcake
Do you have a snow-shovel with which to move them...

Do you have a snow-shovel with which to move them all?
Forum: General Chat 17-01-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 313
Posted By Fruitcake
I am not a fan of made up celebration days such...

I am not a fan of made up celebration days such as this one, but my Lovely Cousin has been giving me Valentine cards since she was in her early teens, and I think it would be churlish of me not to...
Forum: General Chat 17-01-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 392
Posted By Fruitcake
During my first trip to the USA in 2003, I met a...

During my first trip to the USA in 2003, I met a chap called John who was a volunteer at the USAF Museum on the outskirts of Dayton, Ohio.

Over subsequent visits John and I became friends, and we...
Forum: General Chat 17-01-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 1,219
Posted By Fruitcake
Fart lighting should never be attempted sans...

Fart lighting should never be attempted sans trouserings or undercrackers.

Fart gas is normally made up of hydrogen and/or methane. A naked flame of this type adjacent to a naked bottom and...
Forum: General Chat 17-01-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,374
Posted By Fruitcake
I know enough German to ask for a menu in...

I know enough German to ask for a menu in English. :blush:
Forum: General Chat 17-01-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 658
Posted By Fruitcake
I have never been embarrassed by any of my...

I have never been embarrassed by any of my purchases, and I don't see why a cashier should be embarrassed by something their shop sells.

During Operation Granby (Gulf War 1) my colleagues and I...
Forum: General Chat 17-01-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 676
Posted By Fruitcake
Academically I achieved 8 O-Levels and 2...

Academically I achieved 8 O-Levels and 2 A-Levels, a HND in Mechanical Engineering, and completed a five year Engineering Apprenticeship.

Since then I have achieved wisdom, enlightenment,...
Forum: Photos and Art 17-01-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 393
Posted By Fruitcake
You get a baby ship that will fit in a bottle....

You get a baby ship that will fit in a bottle. When it grows up it is too big to come out the way it got in.

Science, not magic. :-D

You can actually do that with fruit growing on a tree such...
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