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  1. timtum

    Obituary Thread - 2018

    Conway Savage, Bad Seed https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/sep/03/conway-savage-nick-cave-and-the-bad-seeds-pianist-dies-age-58
  2. Those from not this neck of the woods. In in the south west of France you eat a chocolatine. In the rest of the country you eat a pain au chocolat. A Gallic version of the perennial barm cake / bap / bread roll or how to pronounce scone debates.
  3. timtum

    Have you ever won anything big?

    Back in 1995 I won the Sportsnight competition for a weekend package for the World Cup Final. Posh tickets in the dining bit of Wembley, first class travel, a hotel with food thrown in, and a couple of signed jumpers. Me and my lass got a bit puddled, but nowhere near as drunk as the Australian team who were staying in the same hotel. I remember the tour manager the next morning counting out a wad of cash to the irate hotel boss to pay for damages. I also remember the lift doors opening and half the team falling, sprawled across the floor. Four or five years ago I also won £1000 on the Warrington RLFC lottery. Got me out of a bit of problems with the bank at the time!
  4. Really? https://www.ffr13.fr/actualite-a-la-une/lequipe-u16-pour-affronter-langleterre-devoilee/ That bloke on the right must be a ringer.
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    Buses here in the south of France are fab. I can go from Quillan, which is my nearest town of any substance, to Perpignan or Carcassonne for one euro. Air con, wifi, someone who hasn't stood too close to the deoderant, all thrown in.
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    NIght buses down in that there London back in the 80's? I'm astonished I still don't smell of sick.
  7. timtum

    Rob Elstone

    As the forum's resident expert on matters sartorial, I would say he is already ahead of the RFL acting CEO who managed to turn up at a meeting in France dressed as an extra from It Ain't Half Hot Mum. http://www.to13.com/championship-jusqua-2011/le-to-recoit-la-rfl-au-sujet-de-son-avenir/
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    I was given a bottle of Chivas Regal 18 by some nice Hong Kong people that I helped out in Paris a couple of years ago. In a fit of charitable benevolence I donated it to the local SPA dogs home event near Carcassonne the other week. They ran a no lose tombola and some bloke walked up, paid 2 euros for his ticket, and swiftly headed off with fifty odd quids of hooch. The Whisky Gods being as they are, my big brother appeared the following week with a bottle of Quarter Cask Laphroaig. Sod the dogs, this is going tummywards.
  9. I don't wear formal shirts very often anymore. However, used to always buy non iron shirts from M&S. Never once ironed them. Either drip dry or a quick whizz round in the tumble dryer. Always looked the very epitome of swish. Mind you, my colleagues always used to say that I got dressed in the dark.
  10. I do like the title of this thread!
  11. timtum

    The TV Thread

    I am thoroughly enjoying revisiting, after nigh on 30 years, the Len Deighton Game Set and Match trilogy on that there Youtube. Ian Holm and Mel Martin in the lead roles, with an international ensemble supporting them. Dated, but marvellous.
  12. timtum

    Dear Diary

    Last day sausage delivering today before my summer break. Lovely to meet up with Barnyia of this parish who treated me to a splendid lunch on the banks of the Canal du Midi. His RL coaching exploits are to be greatly admired and despite being from Wigan he really is a top bloke. A couple of months off now to try and get my ACL's fixed!!
  13. timtum

    Rant thread

    Mme Saucisse has booked her holiday for a couple of weeks here in France in August. It will be hot. I will moan about it being hot. She will moan about me moaning that it is hot. Repeat to fade.....
  14. timtum

    Vin de Dragons

    For the Pellissier family place up at St Paul http://www.maspeyre.com/ if you want to go and meet a couple with a fascinating back story, and sample some wonderful wine not far from Perpignan http://www.domainetreloar.com/