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Or sneak in through the caves under the castle, after all, Mortimer did it so why not Nonna! What do you reckon Ian?

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Just got back from QMC again........the last eight days have been a bit Traumatic to say the least,,...blood tests,,X-rays,,and today a visit to a Consultant........cut a long story short......problem

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Ian you must be frozen.  My be better if you went to iceland?

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Ian, I'll ask my cousin in Prince George, British Columbia to nip over and lend you a bearskin and pair of gloves. Then you can keep hiding when the authorities come looking for yuz. 

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I haven't commented on my day for a while.  I've been trying to tidy up my 17 year old Civic. It's now had a good wash and wax, the wheels done with 'Wonder Wheels' (unpleasant stuff but it works) , a replacement for the broken bonnet release catch and other bits. 

 

I'm currently in the process of purchasing new number plates. Both are still legal.. but getting scruffy.  I'm going to replace them with what was originally fitted...plates with the blue panel on the left side containing the EU symbol and 'GB'. Original..and in line with my anti Brexit sentiments. This will still be legal.. though if I drive abroad after Sept, I'll need a 'UK' sticker, on the old GB plate pattern.. oval with black letters on a white background. We're apparently moving from GB to UK.  Despite my views on Brexit.. that's hard to argue with because UK includes NI, and is therefore a more accurate 'moniker' than GB.. at least until the Union collapses... :rolleyes:  That's Brexit for you...   Oops.. politics.. sorry..

 

I also need a new foglight.  Honda want £288 +vat.  Sod that...   I got two from China for 27 quid, so I can afford to get my local mechanic bloke to fit them.  Bumper needs to come off and that means getting down on the floor and rolling about a lot. I don't do that anymore...

 

...Which leads me to my knees.  Really struggling now. Getting out of bed or up from a chair involves pain.  Even when I'm up and moving, more than a few yards gets painful and since neither knee now bends properly when I'm walking..I keep bumping into stuff... stubbing my toes etc.  Just waiting to see the specialists at Wrightington on 1st Sept... but at this rate I'll be in a wheelchair by then.

 

On a brighter note.. I've been eating radishes from my garden for a week or so.  And today, we got enough Runner Beans and French Beans in combination to make a nice addition to dinner.

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Right.. I've just had a rather nice Sambuca...with lots of ice.  I think I'll have another before turning in.  I love all of the Aniseed drinks.. Sambuca, Ouzo, Pernod, Ricard etc..  ;) Night..

 

 

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Sambuca con la mosca? DJ


But without the ice. Sorry.:victory:

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I think its all around to DJ360 to buy our fresh veg, maybe then in stead of haveing to try and get up off the floor, he can treat himself to a new car.

ps Fords are giving you £1,000 in exchange for a new/used car.

 

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3 hours ago, philmayfield said:

Is that the one you put a coffee bean in and set fire to?

Yes that’s the one, you have to be careful, blow the flame out before you drink it:Shock:

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The MD of our Dublin subsidiary company always used to have a Sambuca with his coffee. I enjoyed watching the flame ritual. I initially thought it was a strange Irish custom like his crossing himself whenever passing a church and having to get dispensation from the priest to eat meat on a Friday when he came over here!

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It has been known and lips have been treated for burns. Also if it tips over when lit and you have a lace tablecloth have a wet tea towel ready. This happened with us at the restaurant in ROT at the table of one of our local drs. She rushed outside to collect something from her car.

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The bean helps to flavour the Sambuca.

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11 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

initially thought it was a strange Irish custom like his crossing himself whenever passing a church and having to get dispensation from the priest to eat meat on a Friday when he came over here!

I once knew someone who used to cross herself whenever she passed an RC establishment. Odd habit (no pun intended). I wonder why? Does anyone know?

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Odd. RCs, in my experience, don't have much regard for non RC establishments.  Going back to school days, they weren't even permitted to join in assembly or attend the carol service. I always thought that rather harsh but that's the way it was.

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5 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Careful, you'll have Brew trying that now he's finally fallen off the wagon!

I have never drunk spirits or wine. In the fridge are two of the three bottles of beer I bought in the heat wave  just daring me to drink them. So far I'm manfully resisting them but come a really hot day who knows. There's every chance they will go the same way as the last incumbents and go out of date

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15 hours ago, nonnaB said:


Sambuca con la mosca? DJ


But without the ice. Sorry.:victory:

 

15 hours ago, philmayfield said:

Is that the one you put a coffee bean in and set fire to?

 

I leave the flies out Nonna..

 

I also have a deeply held religious objection to paying good money out for alcoholic liquor and then burning off the alcohol.... :ohmy:

 

@philmayfield  Sambuca is usually around 36-40% alcohol by volume and therefore in the same league as most spirits when it comes to its power to inebriate. My present supply is Sambuca Luxardo, rated at 38%.  And I use a measure...

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6 hours ago, Brew said:

I have never drunk spirits or wine. In the fridge are two of the three bottles of beer I bought in the heat wave  just daring me to drink them. So far I'm manfully resisting them but come a really hot day who knows. There's every chance they will go the same way as the last incumbents and go out of date

 

That's where we differ Jim.  I have an adequate supply of bottled beer and always keep a few cooling in the fridge.  But, I do not drink alcohol in the heat of the day.  Even one small beer will have me quickly dozing off..which is never a good plan when pottering in  le jardin, or lounging in ray catching attire... :tanning:

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