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Old Dec 5th 2017, 10:29 am   #16
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With forearms like tree trunks. I'm convinced CDB is proper 'Dad hard'...like Joe Jordan etc.
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Old Dec 5th 2017, 10:40 am   #18
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Fly home on 23rd, so everything will be sorted by the time I arrive. Golf on 24th, weather permitting (so unlikely). My mother (94) will probably come for Xmas dinner, which will be a challenge, but the turkey, Christmas pud and brandy butter, all the trimmings and champagne (Prosecco for SWMBO, she prefers it) will ease things. All 3 sprogs (now all working) will be there. A day's shooting (clays) followed by a huge piss-up with disparate mates will be a welcome break. Plus test drive in a new S3 (just toying with the idea), boiler replacement estimates, SWMBO's tax return, fire-up new iPhone 7, build - use - disassemble PowerTec home gym in the garage, NYE sophisticated dinner out with a few friends, back here early in the New Year.

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As all of my grown ups kids live here, we shall be doing the traditional thing around my oldest sons BBQ/Smoker. He's a pretty decent cook and has convinced me that he will do something amazing with the Turkey for lunch.

As me and Mrs Shed are getting on (slightly) its nice to let the kids run around getting us drinks and stuff while we slouch in the best armchairs ruling the roost and choosing the Xmas TV/Music/Games :-)

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I have a vision of you sat somewhere at a bar drinking bitter or ale, wearing a tweed flat cap and perhaps a lurcher or two asleep at your feet.

Drinking Ale but sat bitter and twisted . No lurchers , prefer English springers
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With forearms like tree trunks. I'm convinced CDB is proper 'Dad hard'...like Joe Jordan etc.
I'm a quiet lad mate to be honest . Saying that i did through some fella out of the Dhow & Anchor the other month for being cheeky to the Mrs.
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prefer English springers
Wonderful gun dogs. Just totally mental the rest of the time.
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I've had two (at the same time) - best dogs ever. Now have a cockerpoo and a frenchie bag dog. The cockerpoo is bat shit crazy like the springers were.
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I've had two (at the same time) - best dogs ever. Now have a cockerpoo and a frenchie bag dog. The cockerpoo is bat shit crazy like the springers were.
I've had 4 over the years mate , great dogs but need a lot of time and discipline as they're full on mental.

As soon as a pack this shit in and move on i'd get a couple more . No place for a gun dog out here. Springers need to be worked hard everyday and you need the time .

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Did you get to tell her that you normally fly business or first class? Perhaps show your platinum skywards card if she wasn't convinced.
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Did you get to tell her that you normally fly business or first class? Perhaps show your platinum skywards card if she wasn't convinced.
Surprisingly, No I didn't. She was about 18 years younger, and thicker than she looked. she liked me and gave me the following (I think) compliment... "oh, you don't look like the sort of bloke that carries a brief case..."

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