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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: Today at 04:53:34 PM »
Hi Jack
August 16th was my Mums birthday but I will resist the urge to ask if you might like to call a girl pup after her. Not sure you would want to stand in the park shouting Doris!!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: Today at 04:50:32 PM »
Hi Penny
one of the many reasons I like living in Kendal ( and we live right in the town) is because I rarely have to drive to the shops. Pre Covid I used to walk through M and S and Booths on my way home from work and purchase what we needed and hopefully find a few reductions to stash in the freezer (Yorkshire roots !) and occasionally a trip to Sainsbury's when needed which does mean getting the car out. Now we do one shop a week plus veg from the market as much as possible. None food shopping is also on a "whilst I'm passing" basis as I am not really a shopper. I hate the enforced trip to Manchester and the Trafford Centre pre Xmas that my husband insists on and I do not miss Leeds city centre in any way shape or form.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: Today at 12:27:26 AM »
Hi Penny
Lakeland plastics is situated as you describe but that is not Kendal it is Windermere.We don't actually have a branch in Kendal but they do have stores in a lot of places now (of course some may not re open after Covid) so there may be one near to you.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: Yesterday at 01:48:10 AM »
Penny you can buy "toast pockets" which are special bags that you put the sandwich in and then use a normal toaster. I haven't used them myself but a work mate uses them especially in the winter when a warm sarnie is especially welcome at lunchtime.I think she gets hers from Lakeland Plastics (we have a nearby store but they do have a website.)
My Dad grew lovely new potatoes too when I was a girl. In fact he ran our enormous back garden like an allotment. We had apples blackcurrents,tomatoes' cucumbers ' marrows(nobody knew about courgettes then!) strawberries' onions ' cabbages of all types etc etc. I buy my veg at a market stall now and as much of their stock as possible is grown near Southport and so travels relatively few miles to get to Kendal and the spuds are beautiful.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 04, 2020, 05:46:03 PM »
Hi Penny and Linda
can I be your annoying little sister as I am a mere 61!?! I also only work four days but luckily they are only half days as my  job means a lot of walking around and moving things about as well as standing at the till to serve customers. After 3 months off my feet still wonder what's hit them!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 02, 2020, 03:45:15 AM »
Did Not Attend I think. Probably very annoying to Pen. Currently also an annoying side effect or after effect of the virus as apparently people are booking scarce restaurant reservations and then not turning up. As the number of people allowed into the places are lower than usual due to social distancing it is already hard for the restaurants to make a profit so DNA's make it impossible.This is apparently affecting all levels of restaurant even up to Michelin star level. Some places are considering taking payment up front.It just goes to show that all the protestations of solidarity in society were a lot of hot air and many  people are just selfish and thoughtless after all.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 20, 2020, 06:36:47 AM »
The puppies are all beautiful!! One of the black and white ones seems to have some tan colour on it's face which is a bit more unusual but I think the little black and white one is the cutest!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 13, 2020, 03:03:51 AM »
Hi Penny
the slogan you mention is from what was the Canine Defence League ( I got the Lab I wrote about  from them in around 1985) which is now The Dogs Trust and they do a wonderful job but it is like the little Dutch boy putting his finger in the dyke.
Still not tried the Guinness sausages as I haven't been to Sainsburys  for quite a few weeks. As we are threatened with rain tomorrow I may venture in that direction as I have a day off.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 12, 2020, 06:46:20 PM »
I have never had a collie of my own but as a very young girl I was besotted with my neighbours collie. Ricky was often in our house too.The Mum looks beautiful and I am very impressed with the way the breeder is looking to home the pups. Far too many  breeders just sell for the highest price to whoever is willing to pay it.Puppy prices here have nearly  quadrupled during lockdown. A Cocker Spaniel like my Holly would have cost around 650 to 850 but now they are asking 1500 to in excess of 2000! Yet all the rescue charities are bracing themselves for an influx of pets as so many people bought  during lockdown and will not want to cope with "stroppy teenage" pups when they are back at work. I got my Lab many years ago because full time workers had bought an intelligent breed and wondered why he ate their kitchen.I despair sometimes but I can't rescue them all and anyway Holly would pack her suitcase if another dog came in the door!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 10, 2020, 01:22:25 AM »
Hi Jack.
Fingers crossed that the house and puppy do indeed come your way and do so with ease. The new car sounds like my idea of a nightmare!David and I drive elderly cars and hope to keep them for ever as technology is our pet hate. I stopped selling cars at the time when more customers asked me about Bluetooth than about the engine and it has only got worse since then now they want to talk to me too!  Last year we looked at a BMW and I announced that if we bought it I would not drive again. There will no doubt have to be a compromise vehicle purchased in the next few years but I dread it. Anyway as I say I hope it all continues to go right for you both.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 07, 2020, 12:53:00 AM »
Hi Penny
Holly looks sleek and cool and I am sure that  she feels better. I did get praise from the groomer for my lockdown attempts so that was nice!
I had considered asking her to help me but I called at the hairdresser this morning and got an appointment for a week on Saturday so the end is in sight!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 06, 2020, 05:58:59 AM »
Holly the dog gets her hair cut tomorrow. I will try to get a booking sorted out during my 2 hours of dog free freedom!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 06, 2020, 03:44:12 AM »
Hi Penny
 the cartoon about light bulbs reminds me of buying a house over 35 years ago. We hired a van and my parents helped us to move in. Once the van was empty we all needed food. Off my Dad went to the chippy and Mum and I set about finding plates etc. It went dark so we switched on the lights  but of course they didn't work. No bulbs. Candlelit fish and chips - so romantic! This was an additional surprise as we had also assumed that the people had a wall unit with a back to  it but what we inherited was a VERY dark brown (large) alcove. I can't remember how many coats of the then fashionable "tinted whites" we had to use to cover that up!! We were only young but it taught me a lesson about buying a new home.

Jack      are you listening!!

Sadly people are still taking light bulbs with them when they move even though here in the UK we now have to list what we are leaving and what we are taking with us. The next door neighbour to where we now live moved out about 4 years ago and also took bulbs but they also took the padlock from the outside  store under the house and the poor single lady who had purchased the house found a dosser installed in the undercroft when she moved in!!

I am sure the Australian public have better taste and manners than these people had so no need to worry Jack!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 01, 2020, 05:39:19 AM »
Wow thanks Penny! Your extra hair obviously ferments better ideas than mine! I'll try that!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: July 01, 2020, 03:05:47 AM »
I also meant to say that the smell I associate with 70's aftershave is Denim. The ad was good (early stirrings of feeling men may be better than boys) but then I got a job between school and Uni on a production line and the  first line I worked on was for Denim aftershave. Trying to put the little plastic splasher things in was not a skill I mastered and I splashed gallons of the stuff over me and got some funny looks on the bus home!

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