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Fri 18-Jun-10
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JoannaS
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Toffeeapple said:

Same as it was in the valleys, breakfast, dinner, tea and supper.  There are lots of similarities between Northern and Welsh people.  The Whit Walks for another...Smile


 

Oh I am pleased someone understands Cheers, it is amazing how many blank looks I get and because I get confused calling an evening meal dinner I usually resort to saying breakfast, lunch and evening meal and hopefully that doesn't confuse all my non-English friends.

Fri 18-Jun-10
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Yorkshire lass born & bred, so it's breakfast, dinner, tea & supper.  Have tried to convert to lunch & dinner but it just doesn't work! OH looks confused & it's just not worth it DohSmile

Fri 18-Jun-10
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LOL

Because my dad was our schoolteacher, we had "dinner" when we all got back from school, about 3:30 pm

"Tea" was what you might call supper, at about 7 pm.

It took a bit of adjusting to F's very English and different timetable, where tea is served at 4 pm, dinner is 8:30 pm when we have friends around  (no, we don't change for dinner!) and supper is just our own evening meal, any time between 8 and 10 depending on the level of sobriety of the nominated chef de jour.

Normally I do not get back from town until about 7 pm so supper is never early.

 

Never knowingly underfed

Tue 13-Jul-10
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Well, what a great many posts I had to read to keep up!  What happened yesterday, there were so many people chatting?  And I wasn't around to take part.  Boo-hoo.  Cry    

I've been reading for almost an hour and have just got to the end, the sun is nowhere to be seen and it is a cool day so I think I'll get into the shower to warm up.

Do try not to overwhelm me today?  Big_Laugh  See you later...

I'll try that again!

Tue 13-Jul-10
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I struggled too, TA. I was unable to keep up yesterday and spent an hour catching up this morning too. But it is great to see such a flow of information and good conversation. Thank you all very much WellDone

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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V = verbose. Moi? Never!!!!!!!Big_Laugh  Big_Laugh  Big_Laugh

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 13-Jul-10
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Wave  Yesterday was brilliant, but why did it have to be so interesting on a day when I was supposed to be cleaning the house.    Whistle

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Tue 13-Jul-10
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New random thought:

You know the old expression: "he shuffled off this mortal coil".

What does "coil" mean in this context. I know it means this physical plane, but where did the expression originate?

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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Hamlet:

"What dreames may come, When we haue shufflel'd off this mortall coile, Must giue vs pawse."

In Shakespeare's time 'coil', or coile', or coyle', meant 'fuss' or 'bustle'.

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 13-Jul-10
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Brilliant.

Thanks BS. I can now shuffle off in peace, knowing the answer. Big_Hug Eeek

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Tue 13-Jul-10
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Wave  Don't shuffle too far Danny, we need you.  Big_Hug

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Wed 14-Jul-10
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Danny said:

Brilliant.

Thanks BS. I can now shuffle off in peace, knowing the answer. Big_Hug Eeek


 

No, you've got that wrong, Danny! Now you know the answer, you don't have to shuffle off !

Positive thinking, Monsieur, is the secret! Ok

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Wed 14-Jul-10
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Our electricity pole is leaning at an interesting angle this morning following the wind last night. The villagers were asking me how much my electricity bill has been and were askance when I said 50 pounds per month.

As we have lived in the gulf for 30 years, I have no idea if that is good or bad. I am now thinking of ways to cut down. Is that alot?

I put the post here because the thoughts came randomly this morning.

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Wed 14-Jul-10
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Mine is 25 Lats per month about £30 if that gives you a clue. Our electric is 7 santims or about 9p per unit.

Thu 15-Jul-10
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how many slices of french toast have been made this week?

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