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  1. You should NEVER use the word "Got" unless you've got to!
  2. So, Amy is a teacher who has the option of using the "Naughty step". In my day the teacher's first option was to make you stand in the corner, second was to send you outside to the corridor (And the Gods help you if you wee seen by the head); next option was the big stick or strap and finally send you to the head for punishment. How things change in so few years. No, isn't a few years is it, it's sixty years ago. Gordon Bennet! Where did the time go?
  3. Promble with the Post Office is that it is no longer a servcie - it is now a "For Profit" company. Any branch that doesn't turn a big enough profit is closed.
  4. I once married a lass from Selston - if that isn't daft, I don't know what is!
  5. I had been looking at my dead friend's fb page when it struck me that he had no idea it was winter for him. On Christmas Day he announced "The best Christmas ever!" and on Boxing Day he had a heart attack and died. As you say, Jonab, its real.
  6. Worcester sauce (Lee & Perrins) is more-or-less the same as HP sauce but thinner.
  7. If you can get the real-ale version of Boddies it is quite a pleasant brew, Fly. Light, golden and bitter.
  8. Well, Mrs Compo comes back today. I've had a wonderful week of peace and quiet on my own - it's been great but whatever you do don't tell her! Over the course of the week I have managed to trim all the hedges, all the grass, prune a big scyamore tree, sow poppies iin the local hedgerows, collect Parasol mushrooms in the local woods, remove part of a knuckle witih the petrol powered hedge cutter and almost break my shin whilst stamping on the stepladder to make it secure in the ground (I missed and shinned it into the ground). I've enjoyed a few pints in 'Spoons, organized a new sim for my ph
  9. Mrs Compo was reading about someone in Spain who was caught dumping an old freezer over a cliff. They were fined (I forget the exact figure) several thousand euros and forced to remove the freezer and take it to the proper disposal facility.
  10. These days brewers seem to be making all kinds of arty-farty real ales, so it made a nice change to go into 'Spoons the other day and find a proper old fashioned bitted on the hand pump. The barmaid (Can I say that these days?) said that it was the most popular of the beers on offer at the moment. I would love to see a return to proper beers such as Shippos and Home bitter. At a wedding reception in Manchester some years ago we were next door to a pub that sold hand-pulled Holt's bitter, a cheap and cheerful old fashioned bitter with no firills or added cherries, lemons or any other such st
  11. Fly raised the issue of energy drinks cans strewn around. I have raised this issue with the local press. There is a driver who throws his/her Red Bull cans out of the car on a regular basis. I cycle around a single track road circuit of four miles each day (the roads form a square) and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday I can guarantee at least one new RedBull can along one of the two parallel roads leading north on my circuit. some days it is multiple cans and also empty fag packets too. One saturday morning there were over a doen empty cans and several fag packets dumped in a 'passing place', so
  12. There's a farmers' auction mart on locally today. Saw a couple more of the farmers' personalised number plates. : W4TEN (Watten west farm) and SK11TEN (Skitten farm's second private plate))
  13. I saw ELVIS yesterday in Wick! It must have been him, he was driving a van with a personalized number plate "ELV15 J"
  14. Personalized number plates are common here in Caithness; many farmers have them. A few of examples are: "SK17TEN" (Skitten farm), "S18STR" (Sibster farm), "T15TER" (Tister farm) & "B5 EWE" (A sheep farmer).
  15. Sonny Liston had both reach and balance but Cassius Clay still knocked him down
  16. I love the canal boat art, Barrie. Worranexpert!
  17. I read this and thought how good it is. Give it a try and see what you think: AND THEN IT IS WINTER You know time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems like yesterday that I was young, just married, and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all those years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is... the winter of my life, and it catches me by surprise... How did I get here so fast? Where
  18. A mac would be nice but the intiial outlay is very high, Phil. Maybe a sceond-hand one would do the job?
  19. Hands up if you hate computers! I have just reparied yet another faulty connector in mine. I also thought I might just clean the keyboard - big mistake. The "N" key now keeps jamming and the remainder are stiff. Oh well, back to the drawing board, as they say.......
  20. I had to go into the colony to monitor grass growth as a part of my job. Great job it was, too, Loppy!
  21. That's all for today - Out and About again in a day or two.........
  22. An Argentine dug-out from 1982: