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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Oct 20th 2021, 12:49 am
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I was coming out of the Village Store when I saw this. It made me smile today.
That doesn't look like Colchester.

Maybe your name is DavewasinColchester. What's Colchester like to live, and how commutable to London, say two to three times a week? It's one of the places we were looking at.
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Colchester Ontario, I probably should have been more specific.

They were probably going on a tour of the local wineries.

Commute to London Ontario about three hours.

To London England, you'd better bring a big bag of sandwiches.
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Colchester Ontario, I probably should have been more specific.

They were probably going on a tour of the local wineries.

Commute to London Ontario about three hours.

To London England, you'd better bring a big bag of sandwiches.

Ah right. Yes, Canada might be a bit far.

I've been to London, Ontario, ages ago.

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Ah right. Yes, Canada might be a bit far.

I've been to London, Ontario, ages ago.

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Only if it's an automatic.
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That doesn't look like Colchester.

Maybe your name is DavewasinColchester. What's Colchester like to live, and how commutable to London, say two to three times a week? It's one of the places we were looking at.
Commute used to be easy when we lived near by. Colchester was ( is?) a Garrison town with lots of squaddies which seemed like night time at the weekend could be fight fest! It was our nearest big town for shopping etc back in the '80's and busses and trains were great then. M and the kids were born in Colchester at the Maternity Hospital that is now closed down. My sister in law recently moved out of Colchester town to Bures a small village but still on the rail link. It is a beautiful area on the Essex Suffolk border. Love the area.
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I was coming out of the Village Store when I saw this. It made me smile today.
Nice contrast. Old style transport, new style solar panels.
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Risotto learning to eat 'solids'. Apologies for the appalling photo quality and the mess in the background. Filling their tummies was more important than cleaning especially when they make such a mess of eating.


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I collected scouse from hospital this evening in a taxi, it was a relatively minor day procedure done under sedation so he had to have a responsible adult to sign him out.

God knows what they gave him, but he was high as a kite. The taxi driver looked like he was having a bad day from the get-go, and I don't think listening to scouse singing along loudly to the radio for half an hour (even though he didn't know the words) improved his mood.

The worst was when he tried to sing What's Up (a Concrete Blonde song). He'd obviously never heard it before but that didn't stop him trying to sing it. He did catch on to the chorus, which led to some delightful and totally out of sync bellowing 'yeah yeah yeah yeahyeah yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah WHAT'S GOING ON'

His responsible adult alternated between stuffing her fist in her mouth to stifle her laughter, and utter mortification. Silly old coot
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I collected scouse from hospital this evening in a taxi, it was a relatively minor day procedure done under sedation so he had to have a responsible adult to sign him out.

God knows what they gave him, but he was high as a kite. The taxi driver looked like he was having a bad day from the get-go, and I don't think listening to scouse singing along loudly to the radio for half an hour (even though he didn't know the words) improved his mood.

The worst was when he tried to sing What's Up (a Concrete Blonde song). He'd obviously never heard it before but that didn't stop him trying to sing it. He did catch on to the chorus, which led to some delightful and totally out of sync bellowing 'yeah yeah yeah yeahyeah yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah WHAT'S GOING ON'

His responsible adult alternated between stuffing her fist in her mouth to stifle her laughter, and utter mortification. Silly old coot

Responsible adults have a tough job. When OH was last under sedation, as he came out he was saying things in Latin.
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I collected scouse from hospital this evening in a taxi, it was a relatively minor day procedure done under sedation so he had to have a responsible adult to sign him out.
I was waiting to find out who that was.

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Responsible adults have a tough job. When OH was last under sedation, as he came out he was saying things in Latin.
Did he know Latin or was it a case for an exorcism?
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Responsible adults have a tough job. When OH was last under sedation, as he came out he was saying things in Latin.
A novel way to let you know he wasn't compos mentis
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I was waiting to find out who that was.
So am I!




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Did he know Latin or was it a case for an exorcism?

No, he does actually know a fair bit of Latin. Comes in handy when you need school mottoes translated and stuff.
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No, he does actually know a fair bit of Latin. Comes in handy when you need school mottoes translated and stuff.
My school's motto translates to 'work is pleasure'

****ing cringe.
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My school's motto translates to 'work is pleasure'

****ing cringe.
Mine was "through gory to the bars".

Despite always getting a "D-" in latin, I still love the motivational aspect these people instilled in me.

Never surrender.
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Mine was "through gory to the bars".

Despite always getting a "D-" in latin, I still love the motivational aspect these people instilled in me.

Never surrender.
It should be something more realistic though, so there's no shock later in life once you get past the 18 year free trial and realize how shite everything is

I always did well in Latin but I dropped it because I'd no room for it in my GCSEs. Even now though it, and my schoolboy French, are helping me learn Spanish.
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