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    Des O`Connor

    Sadly Des has passed away. Des was brilliant in every aspect. He could be funny in a naughty way without upsetting anyone, & despite what Morecambe & Wise said he wasn`t a bad singer. A lovely guy.
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    Dog thefts.

    Dog thefts are on the rise. BBC news reports that dog thefts are on the rise. There have been 6 dogs stolen in my village. My Westie likes to sit at the front gate & watch the world go by. He`s reasonably safe as i have a bicycle lock on the drive gates, but i suppose he`s small enough to be...
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    Zildjian Cymbals & member: Norfolk Brummie

    I watched an American auction hunters show last night & the guys came across a Zildjian Cymbal who the late Norfolk Brummie (Eddie ) used to work for. That brass cymbal was valued at $1900. Not bad for a piece of brass! Eddie was a real nice guy with lots of interesting tales of his travels &...
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    Telephone and other scams 2020

    My wife had a phone call this morning & the upshot is HMRC have issued a warrant for her arrest. I`ve told her not to worry, hide up in the loft & i`ll keep her supplied with sarnies & coffee till the heat dies down. It all sounds a bit comical but i suppose if the scammers make enough phone...
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    British Legion

    A nice show put on by the British Legion on tv last night. The kind of show we Brits do so well. Nostalgia at it`s best.
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    Call the Midwife

    I`m a big fan fan of "Call the Midwife", it`s all a bit sugary but i don`t care, i love it. Though i have wondered, do they have a creche full of new borns ready to make their debut? Most of the Midwives are real cuties, but my favourites has to be Sister Monica Joan with her senior moments ( to...
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    Benny Hill

    I was on youtube today looking for a review about a drill i`m thinking of buying. I also noticed a clip from the Benny Hill tv show which i watched, & i know that type of comedy was "of it`s time", but it still made me chuckle. :laughing: Such a pity about the way the pc brigade hounded him...
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    Old Money

    I set aside £50 a month for holiday spending money. My Wife asked me yesterday if i had any old £10 notes in my savings, as from the first of March they cease to be legal tender & can`t be spent in shops. I had £100 in old tenners so i`m taking them to my bank & get them changed. So, check...
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    Baldwin And Mason Hardware Aston

    For a while after leaving the Army, i drove for a hardware wholesaler in Aston (or possibly Nechells) & for the life of me i can`t remember the name of the firm. Can anyone help? Thanks, Smudger.
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    Playing The Wag

    What excuses did you make up to play the wag or bunk off school? I used to drink salted water to make myself vomit & Mom would say " You`d better stay in bed today if you`re not very well " As soon as Mom left for work, out came the fishing rod & down to Brookvale park for some r & r.
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    Elvis

    It`s 40 years since the death of Elvis. Not surprising he died so young when this was his favourite sandwhich.
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    Doris Day

    My all time favourite female singer, Doris Day, has just found out she`s not 93 as she thought, but she`s actually 95! She never had much luck with the men in her life who fleeced her out of $ millions. Happy birthday Doris.
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    Usb 3

    I`ve installed a ssd on my laptop, but i don`t have usb 3, so i don`t get the full advantage of the ssd. My laptop doesn`t have a express card slot which i could have used to upgrade to usb 3, so the question is, how can i upgrade usb 2 to usb 3 when i haven`t got a express card slot.? I`ve...
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    Readability Of Posts

    Hi all. I don`t wish to be a nit-picker (yes i do). It would be helpful when reading messages if the poster could slip in the occasional comma, full stop, apostrophe etc, so numb-nuts like me can grasp what they`re writing about, & please don`t type too quickly as i`m a slow reader. Thank you...
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    Spellcheck

    Warren Like the new format. Is there any chance of inserting a spellcheck? It wud be much apreeshiated :-} Smudger.
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    Bad Pool Header

    On my wifes pc she sometimes gets "bad pool header error", & the pc shuts down & takes a while to boot up again. I`ve Googled the problem & all sorts of remedies come up, some which seem really complicated to me. If anyone has a simple solution that a non techie can work with, it would be most...
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    Youtube Music

    I like the song from the Sky Q fluid viewing ad (I`ve gotta be me ) so i went onto You tube to download it, & i was surprised to hear it was sung by Sammy Davis jr. I never realised Sammy was such a good singer. Youtube is so handy for downloading free music. Without it, gravity is just gravy.
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    Presents

    What is the best present you ever received? For me, it was a 2 foot long shoe horn from my grandaughter. And the most useless present? A silver tea strainer from her mother. My wife & i only drink coffee (+whisky + Baileys) & a tea strainer is neither use nor ornament for any of those. Smudger.
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    Medals

    There was an item on tv yesterday where some chap is campaigning for all service personnel who served for more than 2 years to get some sort of medal. Load of old codswallop if you ask me. Medals should be given for bravery & a distinguished career. The only brave thing i ever did was to eat...
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    Typing lag

    There is a infuriating lag between what i type & the words appearing on the document. Anyone know of a fix? I`ve tried a few suggestions via Google search but still no success:-{
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