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  1. 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.
  2. 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!!
  3. 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.....
  4. 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/
  5. And conversely but still made me feel very old, a fella on a stall near me at a fair today in Ornaisons was sporting a Sleaford Mods T shirt. He was absolutely astounded when I asked him if his business was going down like BHS.
  6. Top effort - well done you and the boys.
  7. Good luck mate - hope they do you proud.
  8. John Julius Norwich. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jun/01/john-julius-norwich-obituary
  9. My wife recommended it to me last night. Time to sort out a new VPN. As I completely missed it first time round, and so enjoying it in an even more time stretched manner, I'm currently watching Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. (Watched Ashes to Ashes first for shamefully base reasons).
  10. To some extent I rate my culinary experiences on the number of medals being sported down my shirt after the meal. I must confess that the majority of my t shirts / polo shirts bear a number of soaked in, surfactant proof, food medals from over the years. Is it because I'm a bit tubby?
  11. A proper, top quality, sausage sandwich should indeed have english mustard, with a dash of brown for the fruity flavours, and a further dash of red for the tomato. Disposable shirts should be worn in case of medalling.
  12. Action https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_(comics) Found it terrifying when I was a lad. My mate Dick Marshall (who quite splendidly went on to be Natalie Imbruglia's manager) had the full set of 'em. Worth a few quid now apparently.
  13. I am currently in the middle of the Weeping Women Hotel by Alexei Sayle. Thought I would hate it. Instead I find it hilarious. A few easy punches landed but very funny nonetheless.
  14. Is that a 5 xl t shirt? Sounds as though it went well, and good to see some familiar faces moving through the age groups.
  15. It has worked for me over the past couple of years. Down from a high of 220 over 140 (I was plugged into the grid and being used as a surge back up for EDF) to a much more system friendly 125 over 90. This despite being a career high weight wise. The sweaty thing you get used to! Good luck.
  16. Paul Cullen and Gary Sanderson at the Wire in fairly recent years.
  17. I'd agree - frequently groundhog day, and a lack of quality control in that everything is deemed "wonderful" or "brilliant".
  18. Do I qualify as a rich kid art student? About 2.13.40 The wonderful Go Betweens https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09twv1t
  19. Philip Kerr. Author of, inter alia, the marvelous Bernie Gunther detective novels. Highly recommended reading. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/25/philip-kerr-obituary
  20. Love the Fall. As as others have pointed out a fantastic covers band alongside the sometimes surreal musings of M E S. Im on an iPad so can't work out how to do the YouTube links but try: the legend of Xanadu Victoria ghost in my house a day in the life and best of all Lost in Music
  21. This lot kept us royally entertained at a do last month. Great fun.
  22. Johnny Hallyday http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42247551
  23. Regrets? Having to leave that game with 15 minutes to go....
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