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  1. More like having been extracted from a sticky Kleenex then turkey basted.
  2. Bloody expensive for cheese on toast.
  3. Does seem an inappropriate name, but on the other hand he's an American -----
  4. Sadly not original ----- The second grade teacher was very curious about how each of her students' celebrated Christmas Eve "Tell me Patrick, what do you do on Christmas Eve?" she asked. Patrick addressed the class. "Well Miss, me and my twelve brothers and sisters go to midnight Mass and we sing hymns, then we come home very late and we put mince pies by the back door and hang up our stockings. Then all excited we go to bed and wait for Father Christmas to come with all our toys." Little Jimmy Cohen is waving his hand. "Very nice Patrick, now Hulda, what do you do?" "Well Miss, me and my family go to the Lutheran Church for Santa Lucia. This year my big sister gets to be in the parade. She will wear a white dress with a lighted crown. We come home and open our presents on Christmas Eve." "Thank you Hulda." Little Jimmy Cohen keeps waving his hand. "Tell me Mary Jo, how do you celebrate Christmas Eve?" "Well Miss, we drive to my Grandma's house and spend Christmas with all our aunts and uncles and cousins. We can hardly sleep waiting for Christmas morning so we can open all the presents Santa brought us." Finally she asked, "Now Jimmy Cohen, what do you do on Christmas Eve?" "Well Miss, we all drive to my Uncle's toy store. When we get inside we look at all the empty shelves and sing "What a friend we have in Jesus".
  5. But like Christmas it's something to look forward too! Andof course let's not forget Kwanzaa - that starts Dec 26 or Ömisoka or Yule to name but three others. With so many things taking place you've got to start early!
  6. Christmas? Wazzat? Hanukkah/ Chanukah kicks off an hour before sunset on 22 Dec. Traditional nosh involves lots of fried things (and these days Orlistat!) Our traditions follow the same storyline -- They tried to kill us. They failed. Lets eat!
  7. Boom and bust is a sign of a vibrant economy. Money gets lost, but money also gets made.
  8. Rog

    E ba gum

    Big with Peter (now lord) Hain. Labour POS famed for digging up cricket pitches "back in the day".
  9. Rog

    E ba gum

    Really sad news. It should have happened 95 years ago to that POS.
  10. "Glamping" is becoming increasingly popular round here (North Norfolk) because they're several steps up from static holiday caravans (though most of us them on the medium to big sites are pretty good) but the Glamping groups are just a bit short of Centre Parcs and don't have the same facilities or ethos. But they're less expensive. It seems to me that it's almost as if a lot of folk on the island are deliberately obstructing every opportunity that might develop tourism.
  11. What would be fun if a follow on series done on "The best BIG civil service in Britain".
  12. Rog

    Going to school.

    Anyone remember schlepping from St Ninians to Ballakermeen for swimming lessons? Index to quite enjoy that walk.
  13. One really would have expected a farmer to be sufficiently aware of the environment to realise what adopting green policies would entail.
  14. Rog

    Can we choose ?

    Over here with the various fixed term deals on offer that are now coming up for renewal new deals are contingent on taking a smart meter. The difference in costs can run to hundreds of pounds a year. A lot of people are not happy.
  15. Moorhouse is a very good example of what he is.
  16. In the UK National insurance is effectively a job tax that has to be paid by the employer and an increase on tax on the employee.
  17. From a few miles north of Cromer (Norfolk)
  18. Watching from a distance gives a better perspective in some things, this is one. Quayle has without doubt done the very best that he is capable of doing.
  19. Blame those who encouraged the BIG property developers to grow like Topsy.
  20. But they're not going to waste. They are in effect stock in hand.
  21. It's part of resource management and growing a business.
  22. Or are being shown as assets on ballance sheets that are then used as collateral in order to raise loans to be invested elsewhere.
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