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by clapton is god
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Summer Holidays
Replies: 1295
Views: 58730

Re: Summer Holidays

am off on my summer hollybobs to Holy Island next week - then for a week in a static caravan on the mainland nearby somewhere... deal is - stay in big Manse on the island for free - in return for doing mon-fri morning prayers for half an hour at the St Cuthbert Centre... holiday for old rope! :D Ho...
by clapton is god
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Auto Renewal - Who Is and Who Isn't?
Replies: 91
Views: 9456

Re: Auto Renewal - Who Is and Who Isn't?

Almost 8500 ST's sold, apparently. Reasonable effort under the circumstances.
by clapton is god
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What are you reading tonight?
Replies: 3888
Views: 181611

Re: What are you reading tonight?

Started Bill Bryson's Mother Tongue on the train down to London on Sunday. Quite enjoyable so far. Read it years ago. Thought it was excellent. Recently tried reading his history of America in the 20s but struggling to maintain interest in it. Am about 10 pages from the end of Thunderbolt Kid. A su...
by clapton is god
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What are you reading tonight?
Replies: 3888
Views: 181611

Re: What are you reading tonight?

Bryson can do no wrong for me, and I still have lots to go at. I enjoyed 'One Summer', which I think you are referring to LE.
by clapton is god
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What are you reading tonight?
Replies: 3888
Views: 181611

Re: What are you reading tonight?

I thought it was very poor in comparison to Larssons' trilogy. Apparently Lagercrantz is a committed pacifist and would brook no violence in his book, and of course the Larsson books were built around violence. One of the few books I've started and never finished. Life's too short for books that yo...
by clapton is god
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: This weeks RIP's........
Replies: 1542
Views: 73191

Re: This weeks RIP's........

Quite apposite, I thought.

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by clapton is god
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: General Chit Chat
Replies: 7935
Views: 269029

Re: General Chit Chat

Just had my second call of the morning from scammers from India claiming to be from 'the Technical Department at BT' and wanting to protect me from hackers who had access to my computer. I managed to string this one along for almost 15 minutes before he accused me of playing smarts with him and hun...
by clapton is god
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: General Chit Chat
Replies: 7935
Views: 269029

Re: General Chit Chat

Just had my second call of the morning from scammers from India claiming to be from 'the Technical Department at BT' and wanting to protect me from hackers who had access to my computer. I managed to string this one along for almost 15 minutes before he accused me of playing smarts with him and hung...
by clapton is god
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Pets.
Replies: 49
Views: 4553

Re: Pets.

Condolences, thebish. The loss of a pet is never easy.
by clapton is god
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: Euro Championships 2016
Replies: 637
Views: 22021

Re: Euro Championships 2016

:D

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by clapton is god
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm angry about.....
Replies: 19417
Views: 538828

Re: Today I'm angry about.....

Lincoln today for a funeral. Set off at 8am and arrived at 11.40. Journey back took over four hours. Eight hours driving to get around 120 miles and back. The road network is goosed!
by clapton is god
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Other Footy
Topic: Euro Championships 2016
Replies: 637
Views: 22021

Re: Euro Chanpionships 2016

Just found out that Mrs C has bought tickets for the Octagon on Saturday evening :evil:

I can feel a scene from The Likely Lads coming on.
by clapton is god
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: The Trotters
Topic: Auto Renewal - Who Is and Who Isn't?
Replies: 91
Views: 9456

Re: Auto Renewal - Who Is and Who Isn't?

Early purchase deadline this Sunday. Just purchased mine so guaranteed another year of wonderful entertainment.
by clapton is god
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What are you reading tonight?
Replies: 3888
Views: 181611

Re: What are you reading tonight?

There is a fourth book, not written by Larsson but in the style of. Missus just finished it and said it was better, if anything , than the previous three. There may be more by now but the book is 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' by David Lagercrantz Same characters, new story. Just starting that one ...
by clapton is god
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Today I'm happy about......
Replies: 8843
Views: 275128

Re: Today I'm happy about......

wahayy - after a few false starts - my eldest son's game is now for sale in the apple store! htt[url]ps://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rok/id963246470?ls=1&mt=8[/url] it's only £2.99 - it's three years of his life - a bargain! Buy it and if you play it - let me know what you think - plus - leave a 5* re...
by clapton is god
Thu May 26, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What are you reading tonight?
Replies: 3888
Views: 181611

Re: What are you reading tonight?

I seem to be on a time travel theme with most of my reading so far this year. Ben Elton started it with his Time and Time Again, which is a really good boys-own romp through time, mainly the run up to the first world war. Lots of twists and turns and shocks. I then found the Chronicles of St Marys s...
by clapton is god
Tue May 17, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: General Chit Chat
Replies: 7935
Views: 269029

Re: General Chit Chat

Yep, she has had a chat with a counsellor this afternoon and has got it more in perspective. She has been advised to seek professional guidance though and we may well do that. Luckily we are off to a Greek island tomorrow so will wash some of it off in the Aegean. Have a great time and good luck to...
by clapton is god
Tue May 17, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: General Chit Chat
Replies: 7935
Views: 269029

Re: General Chit Chat

Yep, she has had a chat with a counsellor this afternoon and has got it more in perspective. She has been advised to seek professional guidance though and we may well do that. Luckily we are off to a Greek island tomorrow so will wash some of it off in the Aegean.
by clapton is god
Tue May 17, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: General Chit Chat
Replies: 7935
Views: 269029

Re: General Chit Chat

Mrs C had a terrible experience yesterday morning. We were just getting up when her daughter phoned and asked her to go check on a friend who wasn't feeling too well. There was no sense of urgency about it or I would have gone too. Anyway, this friend is 39 and in general good health and she opened ...
by clapton is god
Mon May 16, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The Official You Tube/weird world thread.
Replies: 3058
Views: 188080

Re: The Official You Tube/weird world thread.

You may have seen the 'news' story yesterday about the female GMP assistant Chief Constable who has been suspended after a row with a female Superintendent about who had the best boobs.... honestly, I'm not making this up. This is the cartoon in todays Times: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1099...