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  1. My brother in law often had to remonstrate with Dame Edith Evans for allowing her dog to piss on the doorstep of the restaurant he worked in.
  2. When I got off the ferry to Sweden, having followed an icebreaker into port, I got on a bus for my destination 30 miles away and was staggered by the snow piled up fifteen feet deep at the sides of the road. Also, I knew a French girl who had lived in Chicago when little who told of her dad having to go out in a morning with a long pole to probe the snow to find their car.
  3. Chucked out of my doctors I signed up for another. The one we were in from 1978 to 1985. Went for the 'health check' yesterday and they had no record of me. Fixed that but have to wait another week for an appointment. Went to Sunderland police station to get my certificate of life signed and stamped the dropped in on a mate that lives there. He was just on his way out, which was fortunate as I was ringing the bell of the house next door. Accompanied him to the chemist where he was going to collect a prescription, they offered him a Covid jab so I asked for one too, all done and dusted in no time flat.
  4. My stuff always seems to be delivered earlier than estimated, sometimes very much so. Could it be because the couple over the road are both posties and looks as though one of their sons is too. The Evry man is very good too. I ordered a hole saw arbor last Monday, £3 for second class post, £6 for next day delivery with DPD. Opted for the three quid deliver, dropped through the door at 9 a.m. the following morning. Less satisfying is that I spent ages removing an old, broken outside PIR light and fitting a new one, along with a waterproof junction box. Turned the MCB back on at the consumer unit and it is dead. Not the light but the wiring from the attic. No wonder the old one didn't work.
  5. My youngest son had a 'tarantula', forget the proper name but it was dubbed Rosie. Never a problem until he had it out one day and a friend of my eldest daughter called in. The spider started rubbing its back with a pair of legs and the friend rushed out screaming. Apparently the spider took a dislike to something and the rubbing with the legs release hairs into the air, its defence mechanism, the hairs were like nettle stings and caused an asthma attack.
  6. Bought a DVD of that a few years ago. May even watch it one day.
  7. I was perplexed; then a light went on
  8. My son's next door neighbour is in his forties and drives a (rusty) Jazz.
  9. I have dozens of fuses of all values here, all recovered from the plugs of broken appliances. Also car fuses, bought to be prepared. The only one I have fitted I had to buy specially, a 40A Maxi fuse for the electric seats I put in the C5. Never used any of the others. I can't recall ever having to fit a fuse in a car. Rarely at home either. The only one in recent years was to my daughter's washing machine about three months ago.
  10. Just passed a SAAB 96 in a motorway underpass roundabout, pulled onto the footpath, ambulance in front, police car behind so a bottleneck for traffic, two very worried looking women talking to a copper. A bit chaotic as there are lights on the roundabout and anyone on it can't see what the holdup is.
  11. There is one near me and they built a load of houses around it. Longer, wider and deeper than that. The first year it was a sea of poppies of many different varieties. Just grass now
  12. Considering buying one of these but look at the power source
  13. One of my Google accounts won't let me in. Given the option of sending a code to my phone, it won't and says that that is not the number on record, then ten minutes later sends a message to that phone to say I have been locked out. The other two accounts, that use the same phone, have no problems and do send alerts and codes.
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