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  • Nechtan

    Born today in 1928 Alexis Korner (born Alexis Koerner) blues singer and multi-instrumentalist. A massive influence on British blues/rock music in the 60s and beyond.

    Born today in 1942 Alan Price original keyboard player for The Animals.

    Today in 1980 Blondie went to number 1 on the US singles chart with “Call Me”.

    Today in 2012 Levon Helm, drummer and co-vocals for The Band died of throat cancer aged 71.

    • willtin

      As music goes, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, has always stood in my mind as a definitive Southern States Historical sound, in the style the old soldiers might have hummed as they marched to face the cannon shot.

  • George

    When I was a young man I had a reasonable physique. I was fortunate that I retained the same shape and weight through out my teens and early twenties regardless of my chaotic diet and a not inconsiderate intake of beer. I was active in sporting roles which helped to keep things under control. Then things changed, I married and we had five children within ten years. There was little doubt my diet improved but my sporting activities declined, though unfortunatly, I can’t say that my beer consumption followed suit. During that decade my weight increased by twenty eight kilos.

    In my mid thirties my doctor asked me how much alcohol I was consuming and my response minimised the reality, but even then, my doctor was concerned at my diluted confession. He made it clear that if I continued drinking the volume I was (especially beer), it would shorten my life considerably. He blamed the sugar content in beer being the primary reason for my weight gain. And he was right. I stopped drinking beer but not all alcohol, everything in moderation and so forth. It took two years but I returned to my ideal weight and have remained there.

    Whilst this disclosure will bore the pants of most, I raise it as a counter to all the fuss currently being aired about obesity in NZ. I simply changed my diet. I had a professional advise me, and I took his advice, that’s all. The whole country did not have to bare additional tax, the manufacturer did not have to change the recipe of their product. The labels on the product did not have to disclose a dictionary of information warning me about the downside of excessive consumption and parliament did not debate the issue abnorsium. A village of food police were not require to persuade me to repent for my sins. Today McDonalds and KFC are the targets. In my day it was the public bar six oclock swill. Quart Jugs at 2/3d (22c). Nothing has changed, just the theater.

    • willtin

      Your Doctor should know there is little if any Sugar in Beer.
      I present this quote;
      “We are not saying that drinking beer will cause you to lose weight. Rather, we are providing accurate information so adults can determine what products can fit within their food and beverage choices.”

      Look up beerandcarbs.com

  • Carl

    This was true for me. (pic)

    • willtin

      Nothing more satisfying might be going a bit overboard; For example:

      • willtin

        Visiting a different home along with parents and all, where they have stuff, so different from home. Duck down Duvets and Biggles Books by the dozen.

    • Nige.

      Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.

      “He saw me!”

      • willtin

        It reminds me of the same experience,
        as a junior me, now you’ve got me wondering,
        about the old garbo’s we used to see,
        what sort of life they once enjoyed,
        one wife and six kids, no doubt, Thank God we put the rubbish out!

    • D.Dave

      I did that today, for a wee bloke on the footpath. His return smile was magic. It made my morning.

    • jonno1

      As a youngster I lived next to a railway line with a road bridge nearby. We kids would stand on the bridge and the train driver would often release a heap of black steam/smoke and whistle as he went under. I can still recall the sensation. But my best experiences were climbing onto the footplate of a steam engine at the shunting yards, with all the brass and noise and heat and soot. Brilliant. EMUs are just not the same.

  • STAG

    Meal time break through!!

    Reluctant meat eater Fawn 1 has finally twigged to coarse and effect. Eat delicious roast pork and receive MelowPuff/ChocBar for dessert.

    • Left Right Out

      I’ll be round for mine please

    • Carl

      What are those biscuits like Stag, are they as good as they sound?

      • STAG

        There pretty friggin awesome!

    • Wasapilot

      We toilet trained our youngest by bribing her with white chocolate. Bribery does work sometimes.

      • STAG

        Girls are easy and lovely. Boys? are disgusting pee machines.

        • I have two girls a teen and a pre teen….I’m rapidly rethinking that stance!

          • STAG

            I used to clean a pub after closing to pay for my extravagant 20s lifestyle of beer, beer and more beer.

            I can assure you there is no hell on earth like a girls toilet at a universality pub in Palmerston North.

          • dumbshit

            My old man got the job of cleaning the “ladies toilet” when he was a guest of her majesty, Mt. Eden. The poetry was in a class of its own, the ones he recited to me years later, were very clever, but very lewd.

          • Dave

            Spent a fair bit of times in pubs at Palmy in the early 70’s, but not in the girls toilets.

          • FornaK

            Ahhhhh the Fitz by any chance???

          • STAG

            Worse, The Fats.

          • FornaK

            Pml I had an uncontrollable fit of laughter when I read that!
            Thanks for the hazy memories of that place

          • STAG

            I may have even cleaned up your mess :)

          • FornaK

            Haha I, like the others that frequented those joints, were pillars of society!

          • STAG

            Just because you’ve cleaned up your act now, don’t pretend you weren’t as filthy as the rest of us in those helicon days.

        • Michelle

          Boys have less dramas and are easy to feed, they eat anything you put on their plate

      • Dave

        Yes, labour and WINZ prove that time and time again.

  • Nige.

    Huia answered last night’s question with:

    “didn’t have the chance to say goodby to”

    Who didn’t you get to say goodbye to?

    • Nige.

      I didn’t even know my auntie sandy was sick. I went away to live in Wellington at age 18 and then she died.

      There were only two people who stood by me and always stuck up for me. My Nana and my auntie sandy.

      Nana on the other hand I said goodbye to heaps. She was going senile and knew it. I took advantage of those lucid moments.

    • Huia

      My beloved son.
      All the warning signs were there before he chose to end his life and we never saw them.
      I want to hold him and tell him we understand and that we love him dearly and always will.

      • Left Right Out

        Gut wrenching Huia…..

      • willtin

        I ride with these beautiful people

        https://www.facebook.com/Caspercommunity

        Kia kaha Huia

      • Greg M

        My brother did the same. I just hope he knew how much….

      • Old Chook

        Huia, I was very close to my sister and also didn’t see the warning signs, which in hindsight were flashing in neon. The only good that has come out of it is that a few years ago I was able to warn a friend that the signs were there for her mother. Turned out because I was able to warn my friend she intervened and prevented her mother from taking her own life and now mother is recovered and enjoying her life.

    • Naw…that’s waaaaaaaaaaay too sad. :-(

      Bro…sooooo many people…way to many way to early.

    • Blue

      My mum, she died a few hours before I got off a long flight from NZ to UK.

    • Eiselmann

      My mum…my dad waited a week to tell me because he didn’t want my last view of her to be in a coffin.

      My dad …he died in hospital a few minutes before I got to him

    • Curly1952

      Far, far to many. Given eulogies for 6 family & friends and it doesn’t get any easier

      • KGB

        I’m the go-to eulogy girl in my world. So well done you because it is a great honour to be asked, and few can deliver.
        In my case I have the ability to ‘celebrate a life’ well rehearsed and without tears, before exiting to a back room to slide down a wall and sob my heart out.
        Delivering my mothers eulogy was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Mr KGB had watched me blow the last sentence time and time again in rehearsal. He quietly came up and stood beside me, placing a hand on my shoulder, which got me through.
        Watching children deliver eulogies always makes my heart smile. They start will all the grown up confidence they can muster, but their story’s seldom completed :)

        • Curly1952

          My first one I was a blithering idiot for a lot of reasons but looking back I guess I wasn’t mature enough at the time. I must say it is when the day is over and we get home that it usually all comes out now.

    • Michelle

      List to long but top of it would be my dad if l had been old enough and grandparents

    • Gaynor

      My daughter at 41/2 months old …cot death . She would have been 43 this December .All that time and sometimes it is like yesterday.

    • My best friend.

    • Woody

      2 little sisters drowned when I was 7. 60 years later it still rankles that I was not allowed to attend the funeral.

    • Old Chook

      Too many people, starting with my Dad when I was 11. Hardest time in my life was 2013, 4 funerals in one week, two of which I gave the eulogy two days in a row! I comfort my self with the fact that they don’t know that we never said goodbye and every day I still carry them with me as I enjoy life to the fullest.

  • Wasapilot

    This picture appeared on my facebook thingy today.

    Miss Wasapilot did this to me when she was 3 at her birthday party. At least we were at home.

    Ahhh, the memories.

    • STAG

      This is simply the best picture i have ever seen!!

      • Wasapilot

        My hair still hasn’t grown back

        • STAG

          I must have been vomited on by my younger brother at an early age, my hair started to disappear around 17! its tough to pick up chicks as a balding 20 something!

    • Disinfectant

      Happened to me once as I was landing.
      t went down amongst the rudder pedals and took forever to clean and neuatrlise the smell.

      • Wasapilot

        Same here, short finals 34 in WLG, in a C206, mate chundered all over my right arm which was on the throttle. Thanks mate ?

        Ps it was a beautiful WLG day, a gentle 10 gusting 20 knots

        • Disinfectant

          Great plane the Cessna 206.
          Used to operate them myself overseas.
          One of the few planes you could fill with fuel, put 5 passengers in it, some baggage and fly 650 Nautical Miles and be within all limits.
          Mind you had to be a bit careful as the fuel burn’t off in respect to centre of gravity.

        • Greg M

          C185 for a long time was my fixed wing toy of choice. Need to put a fair bit of pedal in but they certainly get along very well.
          Then I found the Cresco, and haven’t flown a piston engined anything since.

          • Wasapilot

            My fav was the blunty, loved them.

          • Greg M

            Why couldn’t they be re winged when the problems showed up, or were there engine problems as well. RR Viper I think ?

          • Wasapilot

            IIRC the worst cracking was in the lugs, both top and bottom. After my time, but I think they limited G’s to try and keep the wings from falling off ?. In my day we tharshed them. Don’t recall any major engine issues. You could teach a 5 year old to land them, full flap, around 90 kts and they landed themselves.

          • Greg M

            90 kts eeek. The old 185 used to wheel in at 65 kts with two notches selected or 60 kts in a 3 pointer. Then get ready to pretend it’s a pedal car keeping it straight. Almost got myself in the poo on a few occasions below 30 kts on rollout.

          • Nic C

            Yeah but it’s ‘real’ flying Greg… keeps you on your toes (excuse the pun!). That’s why I still love flying the 180.
            Check this out for crazy skills in a tail dragger though.

    • Lux

      When I was about 5 or so, I had been to three birthday parties in one day, and was sharing a bedroom with my sisters. My bed was the top bunk, and I had a sister on a normal bed, along one side of the bunk ..

      At about 1am or thereabouts when everyone was fast asleep, I leaned over and vomited all over her face and long hair.. she had to get up and have a shower and Mum had to comfort her, while Dad changed the beds and cleaned up ..

      Sis has never forgotten it .. poor thing .. lol

  • sandalwood789

    A very good post over on Brendan McNeill’s blog –
    http://brendanslongblog.blogspot.co.nz/2016/04/londonistan-goats-humor-elections-and.html

    Quote – ” I have stated previously that the only difference between London and Lahore is the average daily temperature. London or ‘Londonistan’ as it is occasionally referred to in the media is becoming more Islamic, and therefore less ‘British’ every day. Nowhere is this better evidenced than by the mayoral race to find a replacement for the incumbent Boris Johnson.

    Who would have thought that this once great capital city in a traditionally Christian nation – a nation that once ruled 25% of the worlds land mass, would have a Muslim mayor with radical connections about to be elected by popular vote?

    (snip)

    Don’t expect too many goat jokes, or any jokes for that matter should Sadiq Khan become the next Mayor of London.

    Apparently London’s Muslims make up 12.4% of the population. Not enough in itself to elect a Muslim Mayor, but when combined with traditional Labour Party support, probably enough to get Sadiq Khan elected.”

    • LONDON???? He needs to take a trip to Birmingham! The birthplace of political correctness and the first place to ban Christmas decorations back in the 80’s cos it might offend Muslims.

      • Dave

        Birmingham, also the birthplace of the wonderful Jensen Healey’s and Interceptors. Absolute classics now.

  • Aucky

    I’m enjoying JK’s trip to China.The Panama Papers have blown up in Little’s face. The sniggers regarding Jack Ma’s presence at the PM’s reception have suddenly died away as Jack Ma announces that Ali Baba will be holding a New Zealand Month promotion on Ali Baba featuring NZ products. I’m wondering how Labour is going to handle the Prisoners for Milk trade deal. As a matter of principle Labour will oppose sending back the prisoners because it’s a National deal but on the other hand how can Phil Twyford support the argument that keeps sixty Chinese crims presumably with Chinky sounding names to occupy NZ homes. So far so good JK.

    • And just to top it off the Niue thing has blown up in his (andy’s) face.

      • Left Right Out

        I wonder how many calls he has put in to the rat Hager to see if there is anything else he can use for a hit

      • Sally

        Next time he might just like to see who he is throwing under the bus with his gotcha politics.

      • Second time around

        It was the 2nd story on TV1, interviews with a lonely Andy Little at Wellington airport. He doesn’t care that he has fingered Jacinda Adern’s dad to the Auditor General, it’s what he has to do. There is something sinister about a politician making false and vexatious complaints just because a donation was made to another political party, and I would like Andy to be held to account for it.

        • Crowgirl

          He’s just peeved that someone else is getting donations.

          • Sally

            He is trying to scare people from donating to National. Then he will go in for the kill and say elections need to be funded by government.

          • MarcWills

            Replace government with taxpayers – that’s the reality.

        • Carl

          I find it surprising that it has not been mentioned on TV 3 evening news at all for the last 2 nights.

        • XCIA

          Mr Angry’s feet must be like Swiss cheese by now. I can’t help wondering if the person who passed the info on to him knew about Adern’s father and knew how Angry would play the whole thing out in the media including the trustees. Methinks the enemy within have more points on the board.

        • Disinfectant

          Hoisted by his won petard.

        • Nechtan

          Is there some other hit going on apart from the attempted hit on National?

          • Miss Phit

            Just putting little miss wonderful and her co partner in crime on notice that he will play dirty if they do.

      • STAG

        Sorry? What have I missed? I know its lazy, but gotta link?

        • Aucky

          I’m not surprised you’ve missed it. No mention of this at all in the Herald just as there has been no sign of the fact that no Kiwi names have been found in the Panama Papers.

          Censorship is alive and well.

          • STAG

            Someone, cant remember who posted a screen snap from Reddit bemoaning the fac that there were no Kiwi, Aus or Yank names in the list. NWO is in effect apprently.

          • Dave

            I doubt it’s the foreign ownership, just the local narrative to get Andy elected. I also wonder how many of the journo’s moonlight giving PR advice. .?

        • Wasapilot
          • STAG

            GOLD!

          • Cadwallader

            This is sweet poetry. I assume that Jacinda no longer communicates with her Leader or deliberately let him waltz inot this! Hilarious.

          • Wasapilot

            I am sure she still communicates with her leader, grant.

          • Dan

            Oh fantastc! First Adern’s daddy is a trustee but then secondly, that makes him a trustee of what trustees look after which if I am correct would be a trust!

    • Carl

      Be careful now it seems we are back onto Orivida but this time with getting water from NZ for not much.

    • Dave

      Yet another example, that to rise in the polls all Andy needs to do is take Paula’s advice to Andy’s junior……. “Zip in Sweetie” If he stayed quiet for four weeks, i guarantee he would rise a few points.

  • Left Right Out

    Right… to get me through hump day…. I’m sneaking off for a days fishing in the mountains tomorrow. The weather is just to nice not to have one more crack.

    • I’ll think of you as I’m trudging around Auckland Central trying to re price infrastructure work….and you can rest assured that as I do I’ll be muttering to myself “Some bastards are fishing….some bastards are fishing…..some….”

      I don’t care if they lock me up!

      • PhantomsDoc

        Was working down Tekapo last week. Caught a really nice salmon :) Was out, caught the fish and back cleaning it within the hour.

      • Huia

        And then there are bastards like us who take off in a caravan tomorrow.
        I will think of you when I’m sitting by the shore with a wine in my hand watching the sun set tomorrow night.

    • Pluto

      Bruce is off for a fish in Raglan harbour tomorrow…watch this space.

  • Monty’smate

    It will come as no surprise to see that the new government agency tasked with the Christchurch earthquake recovery has been given a Maori name- Otakaro. The powers that be have deemed that Christchurch post quake is to be given a whole new identity, as English names are given the heave-ho and replaced with Maori names. This has happened with Christchurch Polytechnic which is now renamed ARA and the new Aranui schools hub which is to be called Haeata. Neither have any meaning for Cantabrians and no historical significance. I guess that the philosophy behind all this is that it is going to help reduce the Maori prison population, the number of CYF’s children from Maori homes and increase Maori achievement levels in NCEA.

    • dumbshit

      Is that the narrative for the latest “tui” sign?

    • twittertit

      The University of Canterbury has done the same. The James Height Library which was obviously named after someone, now has a Maori name in front. The Registry, which is just that – the registry building, now has a Maori name.

    • Blockhead

      Cultural Marxism

    • FornaK

      Look at the up side, at least they’re not Muslim names

  • Left Right Out

    This came across my FB feed today,,, thought a few here would like……

    I always wondered what those new emoji things meant … now I know

  • john Doe

    Following on from Labour’s hit on kiwis and residents with chunky names, Andy’s hit on Nuie’s Matavai Resort contract and scenic Circle Hotel Group will ensure his own donation cap is returned empty when he asks for campaign funds. Only yourself to blame Mr little…..then again it could all be John Keys fault.

    • Second time around

      So when Labour will refuse donations from any public service union on the grounds that as government they would be the ones negotiating pay increases and working conditions. The unions do donate to Labour because they expect a soft deal from them, but until yesterday that was sensible politics and not corruption..

      • Sailor Sam

        Not many unions donate to a little party.

  • Dave

    Doing the rounds over here at the moment…..

    • XCIA

      I think the Greens and their loyal supporters would prefer Mogadishu, its much more organic over that side.

    • kayaker

      Plus, via their very experienced (cough) finance spokesgreenperson, Ms Genter, Greens also want to hike our interest rates to control the housing crisis, so-called ?

  • Lux

    If you knew what you know now, what good, bad or shonky advice would you give to a younger you?

    • STAG

      Go on Bus Tours as a single man in your 20s!!! Mrs STAG assures me that far from being a lonely weirdo the buses were full of young ladies looking for a good time!!!

      Such a waste!

      • Lux

        I have a funny bus story.. I might tell sometime !!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • The list of things you don’t have a funny story about is surely shorter?

          • Lux

            Nah .. yeah !!!!!!!!

    • put it all into property early

      • willtin

        That sounds good with 4% interest rates, while we in our early days had to put up with rates of 22%

        • Fair call. But even then, all that capital gain would have made me wealthy to the point that Mr C wouldn’t have to pay me and I’d have more free time ;)

          • willtin

            It’s like if only we had the balls at the time, we could all be multi-millionaires, eventually.

          • Yep. The concept of a snowball rolling down slope was simply not exciting enough for me.

          • willtin

            She’s a hard task to make them roll uphill! It means hard work. Long hours. Perseverance.

      • jonno1

        Couldn’t agree more. Bought my first house at age 22. My kids have done the same (now in their 30s and 40s) although one left it a bit later so has less equity, but is catching up fast.

    • Miss Phit

      Buy the AirNZ shares when it tanked. Id be mortgage free now – LOL

    • Moonroof

      I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.
      That said, forget about nice cars and toys, stash it for a house. And get that engineering degree, makes for more options later.

    • XCIA

      Invent the Tetra-Pak and lend Bill Gates and Steve Jobs start up money.

    • Odd Ball

      Do not get involved with girls with sad smiles, it doesn’t do you any good.
      The most useful & functional grandparents tend to depart this earth first

    • Gaynor

      Aim higher because you are worth it!

    • Justme

      That’s a real tough one, cos the only advice I’d offer myself would completely change my life’s outcomes, and I am not sure I would really like that.
      For example; currently one failed marriage, but two lights of my world children.

      • dumbshit

        And grandees to come. Our first grand daughter, born and bred in London, so not a lot of contact, but eleven month grandson in Auckland is much closer.

    • dumbshit

      Not a lot of love for my oldman, but much respect for his knowledge. His skills in the use of trigonometry and logarithms were amazing, and he wanted me to pursue a professional career. Born in 1904 in Nuhaka, to at least a half-caste Maori mother, he had much to pass on, had I realised the later value of it. Sobering the knowledge that goes to graves!

    • Dave

      Stay at school, then go to uni. Economics is a must. Of course, I didn’t listen, young dumb and knew everything at that stage.

    • Huia

      For Gods sake stay at school and go further with the education.
      Work hard, invest in main street properties even if you have to live in a flat above a shop for awhile to get a portfolio going.
      Start a business from scratch then sell it when it is up, running and doing well.
      Look at importing goods for resale and investigate setting up a franchise.
      Don’t play so much squash and netball and buy better running shoes so your knees aren’t knackered when you get older.
      Speaking of knees, keep them together until you have your life established.
      Then another bit of advice would be: to hell with all that, load up a pack and head off on every adventure you can as your life is really very short.

      • FornaK

        Mum???!!!

    • Don’t get married!

      • Lux

        Both my parents gave us that advice, even though they were happily married.
        Dad always said the only wedding we would get, would be a ladder put outside our bedroom window .. :-)

    • Crowgirl

      Study something useful and lucrative

    • Nermal

      Don’t smoke cigarettes

    • Orca

      Don’t ever believe anyone who claims to be the older you.

    • FornaK

      Don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink.
      Unless, they’re a recovering alcoholic.

  • STAG

    Having often said it on here, my pigeons may be coming home to roost, Kiwis living in Aus Yay or Nah?

    • Dave

      Ah, the 501 protestors finished their protest jaunt in Canberra today, a kiwi group, Maori, flying the Maori flag, obligatory aboriginals with their flag, and of course the rent a crowd from the CFEMU to top this all off they finished with a Haka. Funny part is, no one except a few with criminal partners or whanau. All of course supported by the Kiwis living in Aus group.

      • STAG

        Just the Man! This is the problem, NZers in Aus are tainted by scum kiwis who are an embarrassment to both countries.

        how does medicare work? will i have to pay for the kids doctors visits? health insurance? potentially huge decision looming

        • Dave

          Medicare is supposedly free, and covers all doctors visits who bulk bill, that is send the Bill direct to Medicare. It covers almost all procedures including scans and pathology, even optometry tests. All you need to qualIfy is to prove you are in Aussie permanently, and as a kiwi you qualify. Downsides, you pay through the nose for most pharmaceuticals. The downside, once you earn over ??? (80,000 from memory) you pay a Medicare taxation surcharge of around 1.5%

        • Dave

          Give me a call sometime for a chat.

      • FornaK

        Pml what the hell does the CFMEU have to do with it?
        Or were there corrupt people involved, so they turned up?

    • ElleAsks

      I moved over in November. No issues getting bank accounts, utilities, mobile phone etc set up. The magic words ” I am from New Zealand” cuts through all the red tape. As Dave already said Medicare is pretty comprehensive – again pretty easy to sign up and get your card.

  • Sally

    Interesting programme on TV1, Coast New Zealand, at present. Whale oil even got a mention.

    • Lux

      Thanks for reminding me, I often watch him do the coast programme in other countries.. I’ll watch it on plus one..

    • rangitoto

      Neil Oliver is a good presenter. I saw his original UK “Coast” series and some of his history/archaeology programs such as A history of ancient Britain.

  • Gaynor

    Found this on facebook.

    WHEN A FLY FALLS INTO A CUP OF COFFEE …

    The Italian – throws the cup, breaks it, and walks away in a fit of rage.

    The German – carefully washes the cup, sterilizes it and makes a new cup of coffee.

    The Frenchman – takes out the fly, and drinks the coffee.

    The Chinese – eats the fly and throws away the coffee.

    The Russian – drinks the coffee with the fly, since it was extra with no charge.

    The Israeli – sells the coffee to the Frenchman, sells the fly to the Chinese, sells the cup to the Italian, drinks a cup of tea, and uses the extra money to invent a device that prevents flies from falling in coffee.

    The Palestinian – blames the Israeli for the fly falling into his coffee, protests the act of aggression to the UN, takes a handout from the European Union to buy a new cup of coffee, uses the money to purchase explosives and then blows up the coffeehouse where the Italian, the Frenchman, the Chinese, the German and the Russian are all trying to explain to the Israeli that he should give away his cup of tea to the Palestinian so there will be peace.

    • Moonroof

      Andy: “John Key put that fly in the coffee!”

  • I just used my phone to pay for something for the first time. I took the plunge and got a special sim that acts as a credit card and is subordinate to my primary credit card account.

    If people are interested how I got from start to finish, I can write an article about it.

    • LabTested

      No thanks. Were good

      • FornaK

        You sond like the typically useless lefty, deciding what is best suited for the rest of us !!, lol

    • Sally

      Yes please. Always keen to learn new tricks

      • Sorry. Your self-appointed leader has vetoed it.

    • Lux

      Yes please, like Sally said, always like to learn from the people having your best interests at heart, thank you.

      • I’m sorry, but I can’t.

        • Lux

          Tough nut?

          • I don’t see a ;) or a :) or a /sarc So I’m taking it seriously.

            No skin off my nose. I have lots to do :D

          • LabTested

            :)

          • Too late. You want the power of deciding what gets published on WO, you have to take the hits.

          • Lux

            :) :} ::” :+ :} :-#

          • I might fire off a one-off newsletter called

            INCITE: Payphone

          • Lux

            You’re terrible Muriel .. :-)

            Thank you!!

    • Dave

      Um, I upvoted as a Yes Please. Would love to hear how to organise and how it works!

  • Lux

    If you hear strange noises coming from a neighbours house, do you bother to look or investigate, even if you do not like them?
    I like to know what is going on, so most of the time I do ..

    • I check. Because I hope they will check on mine.

    • XCIA

      A parabolic ear is useful.

      • Lux

        I had to google parabolic ear ..

    • Dave

      I would check, or go listen more to work out what’s going on

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