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9 hours ago, Phil said:

Corfu mate, we’re staying in Roda on the north coast 

Used to go there when I was a nipper. Hope it is still just as nice. Let us know if 'the Captain's' is still there on the main street. The captain himself, he is still there, would be pushing 100.


I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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The Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster flew in formation quite low over my workplace a few years ago. The noise was absolutely deafening, you could hear them coming for ages so most of us went outside to see them flying over. What a squadron must have sounded like doesn't bear thinking about.

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17 hours ago, Phil said:

Corfu mate, we’re staying in Roda on the north coast 

Went across to Corfu Town last Thursday for the day from Parga, love that old place. Enjoy (I am sure you will).

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dear dairy can you please let me know what happened to trigger after ernies un timely passing- yours GJ


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2 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

dear dairy can you please let me know what happened to trigger after ernies un timely passing- yours GJ

He was sent to the glue factory in Widnes.

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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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20 hours ago, Phil said:

Corfu mate, we’re staying in Roda on the north coast 

Love the north and northwest coast of Corfu. My first Greek holidays were spent there. A world away from south of Corfu town on the east coast.

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On 6/9/2018 at 5:35 PM, distantdog said:

 

Only major plan currently is a trip on the trans Siberian Express with my wife! 

Are you planning on bringing her back too? ?

Have a great trip when the time comes.

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On 6/9/2018 at 1:06 PM, ckn said:

Billhooks, it seems I missed the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane flying over mine :(  I get the nice fly-past without having to have anything to do with the royals :D

Disappointing that it was only four groups though, usually it's a lot more and I was hoping for the F35B.

I look forward to the first airshow exhibition on English soil from this plane. We might have some wait though. Used to love the Harrier over the seafront at the Southend Airshow.

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15 hours ago, Griff9of13 said:

Love the north and northwest coast of Corfu. My first Greek holidays were spent there. A world away from south of Corfu town on the east coast.

Sun hot, beer cold, me and Mrs Phil getting to know each other all over again 

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On 6/13/2018 at 12:46 AM, Robin Evans said:

Dear Diary....

Dieting is proper sheeite.

Thats all for today...

Aye

In-laws are coming on holiday this Sunday, they'll be bringing a lot of UK chocolate. I can't decide whether this is a good thing or not.

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On 6/11/2018 at 8:06 PM, Northern Eel said:

I look forward to the first airshow exhibition on English soil from this plane. We might have some wait though. Used to love the Harrier over the seafront at the Southend Airshow.

Get yourself to Farnborough Air Show this summer.


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Dear Diary...

Got a well-overdue promotion at work today. One more promotion to go and I can go down to 4 days a week and prioritise rugby league coaching (even moreso than now)! 

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17 minutes ago, Saint 1 said:

Dear Diary...

Got a well-overdue promotion at work today. One more promotion to go and I can go down to 4 days a week and prioritise rugby league coaching (even moreso than now)! 

Congratulations!  Have you had the management lobotomy yet or is to come?


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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On 6/11/2018 at 8:06 PM, Northern Eel said:

I look forward to the first airshow exhibition on English soil from this plane. We might have some wait though. Used to love the Harrier over the seafront at the Southend Airshow.

July 21st Hastings is having a RAF flypast with Lancaster, Hurricane & Spitfire, with a turn by the Red Arrows, not quite Eastbourne Airborne that is in August 16th-19th, but still...

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We're off to Italy in October with friends, I've made a soft promise to myself that I'll spend at least 30 minutes to one hour every day I'm working at home learning Italian through my Rosetta Stone tool. 

I find it embarrassing not being able to have at least basic conversations in a place I've been to more than once.  Going once on holiday and not being able to speak the lingo is fine, going back more than once just embarrasses me if I'm still having to rely on them speaking some English.


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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4 hours ago, Saint 1 said:

Dear Diary...

Got a well-overdue promotion at work today. One more promotion to go and I can go down to 4 days a week and prioritise rugby league coaching (even moreso than now)! 

Been 4 days for a week now.

Flexi retiring november.... i can't wait. No fight left...

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1 hour ago, Robin Evans said:

Been 4 days for a week now.

Flexi retiring november.... i can't wait. No fight left...

September-April I use my annual leave to take 15-20 Wednesdays off to coach university rugby league. However, at some point it would be nice to not have to save my annual leave up for this! I think from what I've seen from the NHS thread, I can see why you would feel that way. 

5 hours ago, ckn said:

Congratulations!  Have you had the management lobotomy yet or is to come?

That's still some distance away! With that said, the management at my company are actually very good - I think being a FTSE 100 company there's a lot of emphasis on developing management rather than just giving management roles as a reward for length of tenure. 

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Dear Diary,

Remind me not to work again. I did a 10hr shift for a train company, on the Mayday Bank Holiday & lost nearly £80 off my benefits. Net for me £16.

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11 hours ago, Saint 1 said:

September-April I use my annual leave to take 15-20 Wednesdays off to coach university rugby league. However, at some point it would be nice to not have to save my annual leave up for this! I think from what I've seen from the NHS thread, I can see why you would feel that way. 

That's still some distance away! With that said, the management at my company are actually very good - I think being a FTSE 100 company there's a lot of emphasis on developing management rather than just giving management roles as a reward for length of tenure. 

I wish my FTSE 100 company thought the same thing. Swim or drown.

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4 hours ago, MattSantos said:

I wish my FTSE 100 company thought the same thing. Swim or drown.

I know one very prominent FTSE 250 company that has two levels of management between the lowest rank and the CEO in most divisions.  The teams organise in feral gangs and decided their own priorities.  Easily the worst place I've ever worked in my entire life as it was impossible to get anything done.

I literally had to sit on the corner of people's desk to get them to do company critical, time-sensitive work to stop them getting bored and going doing easy stuff instead.


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" - Mark Twain

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Apple have just refunded me £54 for a replacement battery I purchased for an iPhone last year as they cut the price from £79 to £25 and made the price cut retrospective.  That was nice of them.

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Dear Diary,

When I was in Millview there was a guitar on the ward, I strummed it tuneless, & enjoyed the sound. Afterwards my gf bought me a guitar to help my recovery, and bought me a guitar lesson book. I generally ignored it, until last month.

A mate came to visit from London, and was struck by the Hastings music scene. Bought a guitar, and booked lessons near home. I'm not going to let a newby learn faster than me. It's competition time.

My daughter plays the violin. She practices tunes 3x a day. So in her 9 year old shadow, I practice 4 tunes. It's helping.

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Currently sat in my car in the hospital car park waiting for delayed blood results. Fingers crossed they’ll be okay. Won’t be looking forward to a stay in here over a weekend again

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21 minutes ago, Spidey said:

Currently sat in my car in the hospital car park waiting for delayed blood results. Fingers crossed they’ll be okay. Won’t be looking forward to a stay in here over a weekend again

Best of luck, fingers crossed.

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I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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