How are we getting through it?

Started by Leon, 19 April 2020, 10:00:34 PM

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Ithoriel


QuoteDid get a sore throat from all the chatting.
Clearly not enough risk assessment done to avoid this industrial accident :)
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Heedless Horseman

29 January 2022, 05:24:51 PM #1142 Last Edit: 29 January 2022, 05:37:53 PM by Heedless Horseman
Lol. Have just cleared out the 'Medicine' cupboard in the kitchen. Cork stoppered glass bottles with hand written labels from a Chemist who, I think, retired in the 1970s.
Ipecacuanha wine, Castor Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Lanolin, Medical Paraffin, Camomile Lotion... and 'Cough Mixture'... which certainly worked back then, but contained 'banned substances'!
Have no doubt, many would still be efficacious... but need the cupboard space.  :(  ;) ;D
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DecemDave

Great excitement this morning.  Email from the national Lottery that  I had won a prize.   <:-P  <:-P

Logged on for details.  £30.  Not even enough for a round in the officer's mess. So Sorry chaps.

Oh well, one more Lottery wín and I can afford another army pack.  :D

FierceKitty

I won first prize in a Belgian-themed fundraising raffle once. Third prize was a large box of Belgian choccies, second a handsome book on Flemish art, full of colour illustrations; first prize was a cut-glass beer tankard. Guess who loathes beer?
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Raider4

QuoteGuess who loathes beer?
You are allowed to put other liquids in it.
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Raider4

QuoteGreat excitement this morning.  Email from the national Lottery that  I had won a prize.  <:-P  <:-P

Logged on for details.  £30.  Not even enough for a round in the officer's mess. So Sorry chaps.

Oh well, one more Lottery wín and I can afford another army pack.  :D

Nice. I've had 4 wins in the past six weeks - £5, £3.90, £5 and £4.10.

And no, I don't buy loads of tickets, just one Euromillions and one Set for Life per week.
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FierceKitty

Quote from: Raider4 on 30 January 2022, 11:04:25 AMYou are allowed to put other liquids in it.

A tankard of espresso? Hmmm, I must think about your suggestion.
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Orcs

Quote from: FierceKitty on 30 January 2022, 11:31:45 AMA tankard of espresso? Hmmm, I must think about your suggestion.

Sounds fine to me.  :) ( I am a caffine addictand get headaches if I do not drink enough caffine)  I even have a coffee as my bedtime drink.
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steve_holmes_11


QuoteI won first prize in a Belgian-themed fundraising raffle once. Third prize was a large box of Belgian choccies, second a handsome book on Flemish art, full of colour illustrations; first prize was a cut-glass beer tankard. Guess who loathes beer?
Whenever I hear of a Belgian lottery, I'm reminded of their fondness for cowpat roulette.


Indeed the "pastime" is credited as a Belgian invention, along with carillon belltowers, the Mercator projection, plastics, and the saxophone.

hammurabi70

carillon belltowers

Belgian or Dutch origin?

steve_holmes_11

I know Wikipedia isn't a cast iron source, but it credits Antwerp.


QuoteOn 30 December 1482, the city of Antwerp appointed a man named Eliseus to play a small set of bells in St. Michael's Abbey, which had been outfitted with a system of "ropes and sticks".


hammurabi70

Quote from: steve_holmes_11 on 30 January 2022, 02:39:36 PMI know Wikipedia isn't a cast iron source, but it credits Antwerp.

All Spanish Netherlands at the time then.  They can fight it out amongst themselves; handbags at 10 paces.

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Saturday Night. Adventured down the village for first time in 3 years without escort. 3 Faces recognised. Some craik. Drunken Females dancing... sadly aged and under watchful gaze of Husbands. 'Befriended' by male of dubious nature... successfully  evaded! Spent silly monies on Whiskeys.. solo!. On return home, a serious 'toilet accident'... bath required!  :o  :(  Such is 'life' in 2022.   :(  :(
Almost enough to make one paint figs! LOL!  :o  ;D
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