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  1. Slight poetic licence here. I 'cantal' a cheesy joke when I hear one.
  2. I suspect it's planted by a bot after it scans and is unable to locate a copy of its plug, with the previous ones having already been deleted.
  3. It is, however, a form of wit. In its true form, as quoted by Oscar Wilde. Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but the highest form of intelligence. This would seem to count you out then. 😄
  4. If perhaps you, as a newbie, cease the plugs for and on behalf of a commercial walking tour organisation you may just elicit the information you are again requesting.
  5. I totally agree. To continue the shout-outs, I'd like to give a holler for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. I am not a fan of kids attending formal events. However, these two young people impeccably attired and exemplary behaved, during the whole procedure, which must have seemed like half a lifetime to two so young. All praise must be levelled with their parents in bringing up two children who are a credit to both of them, the royal family and the people of GB given the global interest in this funeral
  6. The diversionary tactic is known as socialist agenda manipulation. I believe it can be studied at most education establishments and is available up to degree graduation level.
  7. Anyone with a grasp on reality will realise that the question reveals far more about the interviewer than the interviewee.
  8. You are right. Although he does have a history of not attending Privy Council sessions and there are 650 of them, including Diane Abbott, which would have been somewhat of a stretch to accommodate them all yesterday.
  9. It is unfortunate that it takes a sorrowful event of this nature for the Brits to display their unique historical skill and professionalism of pomp and ceremony to the rest of the world and, show how it should be done. On a sour note, the hypocrisy of 'ginge and cringe' along with that of the SNP appears to hold no bounds. Jeremy Corbyn, for all his faults, didn't seek the limelight and at least had the common decency and courtesy to decline an invitation to attend King Charles 111's proclamation event. Others with similar beliefs should have also done the same on other occasions yesterday.
  10. 'Total' gas station near us: Monday GasOil €2.049........ SP98 €1.874........ E10 €1.739 Thursday GasOil €1.699.........SP98 €1.511........ E10 €1.401 Today GasOil €1.587........SP98 €1.463....... E10 €1.348
  11. Of course, anyone with a grain of intelligence will know that should read 'Our preference is Lidl'. Moving on swiftly......🙄
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 😄
  15. Now onto Version1.3, which is another I played earlier. LINK
  16. Surprise, it worked, so onto Version1.2 another I played earlier. LINK
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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>
  20. Would it be Obomov by Ivan Goncharov? HERE
  21. 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. 😊
  22. 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?
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