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You for coffee?
I often think it would be good to have a real espresso coffee at home but I've been put off by the prices of machines in the hundreds of pounds. However, there are now some at prices round £60 pounds and I notice that Which? recommends as a Best Buy the De Longh...
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Last Post: May 16, 2009 10:30am
by Peter Sexton
TRIESTE TRIP 10-17 June
Please note the list is now closed. 7 people have booked this week on the Birmingham Bargain flight on Sunday 14th, coming back on Wednesday 17th. Assuming they all make it to their various airports and flights there will be 37 in TS on Sunday 14th plus Nives and si...
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Last Post: May 15, 2009 6:17pm
by Roy Boyles
TRIESTE Ryanair Flyers ( which is most people)
Following Peter's response earlier, I will be WRITING around the beginning of June to all those using the airline. Hopefully this will avoid any complications when beginning the journey from either BIRMINGHAM LIVERPOOL or STANSTED. Many of the group are not on the...
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Last Post: May 14, 2009 12:01pm
by Roy Boyles
SONGBIRDS ii
A group calling itself The Songbird Survival Trust has called for a cull of magpies, claiming that they are to blame for the reduction in the number of songbirds. I have a suspicion about self appointed vigilante groups; I doubt if their claims would stand up to seri...
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Last Post: May 14, 2009 10:00am
by Peter Sexton
BIRMINGHAM FLIGHT SUNDAY 14 JUNE
My post the other day produced a flurry of activity with Vince Stuchbury and wife Margaret making a booking. At this moment there are 4 other members,potentially 9 people altogether still mulling it over. This morning Thursday 14 May the offer is still there BUT the...
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Last Post: May 14, 2009 9:55am
by Peter Sexton
Exceptionally Severe Weather Warning
I do not want to spread fear and despondency amongst those members who are waiting for that telegram from the Queen but I came across this tonite. I had a look and thought maybe I should share my tremors. Click on the following: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/...
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Last Post: May 13, 2009 10:39pm
by Larry Southgate
Re_
On 5th April I said it was not over till the fat lady sings, well it looks like she found her voice just at the right time. The toon had a good result, 3 1 better than expected but they all count, as I said before, they have been down before but always seem to climb...
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Last Post: May 12, 2009 4:11pm
by Fred Hopper
Newcastle United Revival
A chink of light Fred for your team. I hope Villa do not spoil it for you on the last match of the season. Villa also play away at Middlesborough on Saturday, so they help them as well - especially as Gareth Southgate was a Villa player !!
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Last Post: May 12, 2009 3:07pm
by Colin Russell (0...
Swimming pools, light bulbs and property development paid for by me (and you)
The Speaker of the House must have a finer sense of irony than his pedestrian manner suggests. He began every sentence yesterday with the words, "Honourable Members....." If they were all honourable there would be no problem in the first place. I was reminded of Hil...
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Last Post: May 12, 2009 1:15pm
by Harry Dixon
Budget alternative
Dear Mr. Darling, Please find below my suggestion for fixing Britain's economy. Instead of giving billions of pounds to banks that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Pl...
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Last Post: May 9, 2009 11:42pm
by John Australia
Ron Goosey
Yesterday Colin Russell and I attended Rons Funeral to offer our respects to Christine and his family and to represent our Association. It appears that Ron was a talented artist and craftsman, even building a boat in his garage, which after completion, he kept moore...
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Last Post: May 9, 2009 5:25pm
by Ray Griffiths 1...
VE Day + 64 years
Friday 8 May. Any memories anyone ?
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Last Post: May 9, 2009 4:17pm
by Roy Boyles 300.
Rushbrooke Gathering Today
An excellent turnout today in Suffolk,17 Members,including Associate Members enjoyed the best Gathering we have had so far.Peter Saunders and his Wife had a prior engagement,and sent their appologies. We welcomed George Harper and his Wife,and John Kane,who says his...
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Last Post: May 9, 2009 2:12pm
by Fred Greenwood 3...
gallant Gurkhas.
I see the government has offered the Gurkha vets another watered down deal. They dont mind letting folk from most parts of the World walk over our borders and be given support but make it hard for men who have supported this country in wars for over 200 years to set...
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Last Post: May 7, 2009 12:31pm
by Harry Dixon
Re gallant Gurkhas
It looks like Joanne may have some results as long as the feet dont drag too long, keep at em Joanne.
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Last Post: May 7, 2009 12:26pm
by Fred Hopper 212
Its quite simple realy.
Sorry John I didnt quite get that, can you repeat it all again. errrrrrrr ?
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Last Post: May 7, 2009 12:21pm
by Fred Hopper 212
Photos from Life Magazine
One of our visitors on the oldsoho.com site downloaded this link for us to enjoy. I do not know your rules, but you might consider posting it on this site. There are some great photos and they can be enlarged if so desired. Gene http://www.life.com/search/?type...
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Last Post: May 6, 2009 12:21pm
by Harry Dixon
It's Really Quite Simple
IT IS REALLY QUITE SIMPLE Dumb civilian, I said to myself, but openly I said, “The system is really quite simple.” You see, all people in the Army are soldiers, all privates are soldiers, but not all soldiers are privates. Some are officers who are c...
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Last Post: May 6, 2009 7:05am
by John Australia
Birdsong
A magical time of the year; there's something fresh in the garden everyday. During the Winter we write down, in a special book in the drawer near the back door, the ideas and jobs we think of to do in Spring. We seldom do of course. It's too good just sit sit on th...
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Last Post: May 4, 2009 4:12pm
by Ray Griffiths 1...
Royal Romp
Boy, You Brits sure know how to put on a show! The news of the romp became a top story here in the States shoving the economy, Iraq, etc. aside. It was probably brought about by the warmer weather and a few drinks. Gene
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Last Post: May 3, 2009 7:37am
by Louisville Luke
KENTUCKY DERBY FORECAST
Alliteration again, Gene. It's either CHOCOLATE CANDY or ROYAL RANSOM. Both at better odds than Big Als team v LIVERPOOL tomorrow. (currently 10/1 !)
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Last Post: May 2, 2009 6:08pm
by Gene Odom
Swine-flu pandemic
I have sent an e-mail to those members who are on my mailing list about this probable pandemic. Anyone reading this who is thinking of going to Trieste in June must start thinking. I have been in touch with friends in Italy who tell me that as of tonight there ar...
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Last Post: May 2, 2009 5:15pm
by Roy Boyles
Fingers are working
What a start to the first day of Summer. All the arthritic fingers have defrosted and the message board has gone mad. I sincerely hope that this amount of traffic will last.
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Last Post: May 2, 2009 11:11am
by Peter Sexton
I had a dream.
I HAD A DREAM. No, not the title of an old song brought up to date, but a dream I had back a few months ago which will simply not leave my memory. ‘Twas almost a nightmare. Apparently I had gone on holiday with my son Paul, to Trieste in north-eastern Ita...
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Last Post: May 2, 2009 11:04am
by Peter Sexton
Goodbye to my England
I saw this and thought others might like to read it. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Goodbye to my England, So long my old friend, Your days they are numbered, been brought to an end. To be Scottish or Irish, or Welsh is just fine,...
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Last Post: May 2, 2009 10:59am
by Peter Sexton
Ron Goosey 504
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Ron Goosey(REME) passed away just a few days ago, our thoughts go out to Christine and his loving family. His funeral will take place on Friday 8th May at 1.45 at St.Nicholas Church, Main Street, Fleckney Le...
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Last Post: May 1, 2009 5:26pm
by Ray Griffiths 1...
The Trolley Song
Just for you Gene. With his light brown derby and his bright green tie, he was quite the handsomest of men etc etc.(you all remember it) Kentucky Derby, 2000 Guineas, 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and a mention of Lord Darby by Harry. Let's hope the sun shines th...
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Last Post: May 1, 2009 4:01pm
by Andy Hardy
May Day
I just thought it should be mentioned whatever it might mean to you. The May Day holiday should be on 1st, the international distress call sign, dancing round the Maypole, the May Queen and that Summer really begins on the first of May. Will it be official pandemic...
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Last Post: Apr 30, 2009 7:07pm
by Harry Dixon
Monday Night at Eight
"It's Monday night at eight o'clock. Oh can't you hear the chimes? They're telling you to take an easy chair, And settle by your fire side; Look at your Radio Times For "Monday Night at Eight" is on the air. One of the highlights of the listening week. There was Ol...
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2009 10:23pm
by Larry Southgate
Happy birthday, Gene.
We hope you have a very good day - and many more to come.
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2009 9:13pm
by Gene Odom
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