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  1. Of course, anyone with a grain of intelligence will know that should read 'Our preference is Lidl'. Moving on swiftly......🙄
  2. Are preference is for Lidl. Aldi can be hit-and-miss. The story goes that two brothers inherited the business from their mother on her demise. One wanted to sell cigarettes, the other didn't, and a falling out ensued following this disagreement and in the early 60s the company split into two, Nord and Sud. Nord operates out of eight northern European countries and as Trader Joe's in the United States. Sud incorporates six south-eastern European countries, China, Australia, United Kingdom and United States (as Aldi). It doesn't therefore take a lot of working out which of the two companies is the more business minded and efficiently operated. Unfortunately, France falls under the Nord label and for at least ten years they had no presence in our locale.
  3. We were in Lidl's this afternoon and two of their boxes of 250g packs of Eviva butter were adorned with the orange 30% reduction stickers. Snagged 8 packs at €1.60 each for the freezer. At the bagging area, on the way out, there were 4 large boxes of their 'reduced price' mixed fruit and veg. I chose one which contained 6 boxes of 4 Pink lady apples, a cucumber, one of their lettuces with the roots still intact style, a 5kg bag of regular potatoes and a 2kg bag of oven baking potatoes. I've no idea of the total price of these goods, but I do know the apples retail for €2.99 a box, so that alone will be just shy of €18. The price Lidl's want for the whole box selection? €1. None of it will go to waste, which is something I just can't tolerate.
  4. And finally for this short repertoire, again with the aid of a prerecorded backing track to give the numbers some depth, is Version1:4 of 'Here's one I played earlier.' LINK 😄
  5. Now onto Version1.3, which is another I played earlier. LINK
  6. Surprise, it worked, so onto Version1.2 another I played earlier. LINK
  7. If at first you don't succeed, call it Version 1.0 Moving swiftly on to Version 1.1. Here is a LINK to where the piece, I tried to embed, resides.
  8. Sorry folks. The piece will not embed on this site. Nanoseconds allocated to allow editing. Press the 'Contact Us' button and a page opens with the following - 'Oops, this page has either been moved or doesn't exist'. HeyHo
  9. Here's one I played earlier. 🙂 <iframe width="100%" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/1314784384%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-aTzK9YBH3j2&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true"></iframe><div style="font-size: 10px; color: #cccccc;line-break: anywhere;word-break: normal;overflow: hidden;white-space: nowrap;text-overflow: ellipsis; font-family: Interstate,Lucida Grande,Lucida Sans Unicode,Lucida Sans,Garuda,Verdana,Tahoma,sans-serif;font-weight: 100;"><a href="https://soundcloud.com/user-392517110" title="cajal" target="_blank" style="color: #cccccc; text-decoration: none;">cajal</a> · <a href="https://soundcloud.com/user-392517110/cajal1/s-aTzK9YBH3j2" title="cajal1" target="_blank" style="color: #cccccc; text-decoration: none;">cajal1</a></div>
  10. Would it be Obomov by Ivan Goncharov? HERE
  11. Hmm, for those of you who are unaware, this thread was created as a sideways swipe at myself by the op, regarding a reply I posted on a different thread. I questioned a reply by a particular politically driven member regarding his persistent references and comments to the political situation in the UK. The thread in question was concerning the French presidential election. To date this thread has attracted more than 2800 views and 94 replies. I'd say that would justify a popular category of post. As I said towards the beginning of this thread, people move to other countries, people die, people become bored and distracted by other events in their lives, people move to alternative social media and, added to that, since the software change and the inability of members to create new topics/posts, the forum's credibility has fallen off the edge of a cliff. Y'all have a nice day and go careful in that there sun. 😊
  12. With the images above, 1st two male and 3rd female. Address them as you choose to suit the circumstances in which you encounter them, just so long as it is not disrespectful. Presumably, expressions such as, “Bob's your uncle” will be deemed offensive as “Bob” could very well be your aunt?
  13. When fossil fuel use is finally outlawed, where do these zealots imagine the plastic required to produce the plugs and wiring for recharging their electric vehicles will be sourced from? 🤭
  14. Greta Thunberg could achieve that goal single-handedly. She is, as I type, preaching to the converted at Glastonbury. Both are made for each other. 🤮
  15. Fortunately one politician, Richard Bouigue who is deputy mayor of the 12th arrondissement in Paris, had the balls and rightly stepped up with an immediate apology. HERE
  16. Windows Feature Pack contains your issue. I imagine MS is looking to future-proof the os with a view to develop its capabilities to function over all its os platforms. By introducing a 'feature pack' the programs/apps, which historically have been wedded to the os, will become a separate entity with availability from their store. This would allow frequent updates to apps whilst the os continues with its bi-annual updates.
  17. Keep up at the back of the class! It seems Macron is now garnering 'urine extraction' at the hands of Russian state media. They have adopted a political expression 'чтобы сделать Макрона'. Roughly translated, 'to do a Macron,' where it is used to describe a situation where someone continually calls a person on the telephone for no particular reason. ?
  18. Receiving that particular windows update will be determined by which version and features, of W10, you have installed on your machine.
  19. Right-click in the Taskbar. Click 'Search' from dropdown menu. Un tick 'Show Search Highlights' from dropdown menu.
  20. Back in the day when we were touring, it was always, without fail, a blast when we hit the Antipodean leg of the tour. Great people and there was always a full house, be it a theatre, an arena, or a stadium. Top place in my book. ? It seems Macron is now garnering 'urine extraction' at the hands of Russian state media. They have adopted a political expression 'чтобы сделать Макрона'. Roughly translated, 'to do a Macron,' where it is used to describe a situation where someone continually calls a person on the telephone for no particular reason. ?
  21. Eurovision Song Contest? Perhaps someone would be good enough to explain, preferably in words of one syllable, when did Australia become a European Country? It would also appear that Canada aims to field candidates for next year's event. Confused of Côte d'Azur. ? In case anyone missed the results, Germany propped up France at the bottom of the results table. Would this be a reflection of European's thoughts on the top two nations and the bottom two nations with regard to the response to the dilemma inflicted on the overall competition winner's country?
  22. Yes. It's geriatric, like the majority of us on here.?
  23. I agree totally with Judith. Had I not visited the ophthalmologist, I quite possibly would have been unaware that I suffered from glaucoma and that both my eyes were in the process of sprouting cataracts. This was a couple of years ago. He immediately prescribed daily drops for life, to counteract the glaucoma, which is now totally under control. Regarding the cataracts, he recommended waiting till they were both large enough for ease of removal. However, Covid delayed the removal procedure last year, but he has been able to remove the left this February, and he will be removing the right during the second week of June. It's always easy for others to tell someone with a particular dread of a medical procedure to overcome that dread, but think on, the effects of a few drops and a 'puff' into your eye usually only last seconds. Blindness lasts for life.
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