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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Walking through your front door when you get back from a stag doo.
    Finding your front door when going home from a stag do ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerx16 View Post
    Walking the dogs out across the beach at low tide; the Lake District in front of us, the Pennines to our right, and an open vista towards the Isle of Man to the left, and knowing there isn't another human being within a mile and a half radius.
    Finding out thatís its p1ssing down with rain and gales 90% of your lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Finding out that’s its p1ssing down with rain and gales 90% of your lifetime.
    Keeps the Grockles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Finding out that’s its p1ssing down with rain and gales 90% of your lifetime.
    Middle of June and I've got the heating on.

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    Being able to walk the dog in the countryside without having to drive first.

    Ditto with running.

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    Watching birds at the bird feeder--especially less common ones.

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    Hitting the gas after you’ve just filled up.

    A long overdue slash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamilton Saint View Post
    Watching birds at the bird feeder--especially less common ones.
    Indeed - we have had 2 woodpeckers in our front garden in the last couple of weeks.

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    Winding up telephone scammers claiming to be from BT or "Windows Support". We have variously been a Police Station, a secret Government establishment, and an active murder scene where the investigating officers on site have picked up the phone. ( Our daughter has a variation on this one where she responds as the perpetrator saying "They're all dead, there's so much blood !" ). We have also created an entirely fictitious 3rd son, and we now get scammers asking for him directly, ( but he is always unavailable as he is on active service in the SBS. The caller's often respond to this by saying how proud we must be of him ).
    Last edited by badgerx16; 22-07-2019 at 10:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerx16 View Post
    Winding up telephone scammers claiming to be from BT or "Windows Support". We have variously been a Police Station, a secret Government establishment, and an active murder scene where the investigating officers on site have picked up the phone. ( Our daughter has a variation on this one where she responds as the perpetrator saying "They're all dead, there's so much blood !" ). We have also created an entirely fictitious 3rd son, and we now get scammers asking for him directly, ( but he is always unavailable as he is on active service in the SBS. The caller's often respond to this by saying how proud we must be of him ).
    If you liked that one then maybe you'd like this one too:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOvXxnSEQKY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    If you liked that one then maybe you'd like this one too:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOvXxnSEQKY
    That's the one I cribbed from.

    I also like the one where the person responding to the call tells the scammer that he has contacted a CIA base, and his location's map coordinates have been marked, and a Reaper drone despatched.

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    Winning, at anything. Could be a game of football with a 6 year old. Donít care, enjoy winning.

    A good shot in golf

    Getting off a plane and feeling the heat of a tropical climate

    Opening a jar that someone else struggled and failed to open

    Falling asleep with my dogs

    Starting a fire (safely of course)

    Picking the fastest moving lane in a traffic jam

    Pressure washing something very dirty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Balls View Post
    Winning, at anything. Could be a game of football with a 6 year old. Donít care, enjoy winning.

    A good shot in golf

    Getting off a plane and feeling the heat of a tropical climate

    Opening a jar that someone else struggled and failed to open

    Falling asleep with my dogs

    Starting a fire (safely of course)

    Picking the fastest moving lane in a traffic jam

    Pressure washing something very dirty

    TÓts


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    Small or big ones? (I didn't read the rest)

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    Swimming in an outdoor pool, at night, in the p*ssing rain. Bloody magic.

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    Empty beaches, in winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    Small or big ones? (I didn't read the rest)
    Just a small bonfire i suspect
    Last edited by ALWAYS_SFC; 10-10-2019 at 07:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Balls View Post
    TÓts
    Blue, marsh, willow, great, coal, or long tailed ?

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    Not having to break stride (or speed up) when catching the bus/tube/train

    A breeze on a hot day

    Tea - the reason to do anything in life is so that after you can go home and put the kettle on

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    Standing on the sea wall, with the highest high tide of the year, with a 60mph backing wind. Bracing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerx16 View Post
    Standing on the sea wall, with the highest high tide of the year, with a 60mph backing wind. Bracing !
    When I was a kid growing up at Dovercourt when there was a storm I used to love going and sitting behind the wall on the promenade whilst the waves were breaking over the top of it.

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    Those tokens they give you at the supermarket to put in the slot of your choice for a local good cause. I always take one but insted of slotting it, leave it on the top. The person after me will feel like they've won the lottery as they've got an extra token, and I get to corrupt a voting system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Swimming in an outdoor pool, at night, in the p*ssing rain. Bloody magic.
    Did that in the Alps a few years ago except it was heavy snow in pool heated to 28c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buctootim View Post
    Did that in the Alps a few years ago except it was heavy snow in pool heated to 28c.
    No wonder Alps doesn’t post much anymore!

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    I prepared a delicious meal for my wife tonight for Valentines.
    Starter: prawns, salmon and smoked salmon presented in a sea shell.
    Main: Venison stake in chocolate butter sauce a with spinach mornay.
    Desert: Elderflower and pear cheesecake.
    Washed down with a bottle of fizz.
    Went down a treat and I have just banked a ton of brownie points.




    Thank you Waitrose.

    And all for 20 quid. Bargain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadoldgit View Post
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    Main: Venison stake in chocolate butter sauce a with spinach mornay.
    ...
    As it was Valentines, straight to the heart ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadoldgit View Post
    I prepared a delicious meal for my wife tonight for Valentines.
    Starter: prawns, salmon and smoked salmon presented in a sea shell.
    Main: Venison stake in chocolate butter sauce a with spinach mornay.
    Desert: Elderflower and pear cheesecake.
    Washed down with a bottle of fizz.
    Went down a treat and I have just banked a ton of brownie points.




    Thank you Waitrose.

    And all for 20 quid. Bargain!
    So is to a) your wife, b) Waitrose or c) the price that is the small thing that brings you joy?

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    Has SOG got a small thing that brings his wife joy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Has SOG got a small thing that brings his wife joy?
    You’d have to ask her Whelk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadoldgit View Post
    You’d have to ask her Whelk.
    Your wife has a talking whelk ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerx16 View Post
    Your wife has a talking whelk ?
    Yes, she says she gets more sense out of her whelk than she does from me!

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    This site has ruined a lot of things in real life for me. Breaking Bad, the Ottoman Empire, Bruce Wayne, salt-water molluscs...

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    The Sun lost £68m last year. Yay!

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    Having legitimate reason to say "flange".

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    Toilet roll ☺️

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    Watching football

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