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Old Mar 10th 2021, 11:58 am
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St James's?
I was only doing my best Piers Morgan...
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Old Mar 10th 2021, 12:21 pm
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I was only doing my best Piers Morgan...
You need to shout more, and put on about 40 lbs.
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Old Mar 10th 2021, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Actually, I love a good Victoria sponge. I would be willing to support the WI on this basis alone, for its efforts to preserve the species.
They're nice enough and they have their place among the fancier things.

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While cakes have their place what is wrong with tarts?
Depends on the tart and it might make a better pie anyway.

But what about donuts or doughnuts? The spelling doesn't matter. A jam donut is about as near perfection as you can get. Why the need for chocolate, Boston Cream, Maple icing,sprinkles and all the rest of it. Worst of all is that foul lemon filling one. Yuk.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
You need to shout more, and put on about 40 lbs.
I've started exercising in the mornings, so with every hard fought step I take at 6am I get further away from being Piers Morgan.

If that isn't motivation, I don't know what is.
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I've started exercising in the mornings, so with every hard fought step I take at 6am I get further away from being Piers Morgan.

I think you may be onto a moneymaking idea there, too. "Be Less Like Piers."
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Old Mar 10th 2021, 12:48 pm
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I've started exercising in the mornings...


Slippery slope.
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Slippery slope.

Very true. I heard he ate a yoghurt the other day. Next thing you know it'll be green leafy vegetables and triathlons.
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Old Mar 10th 2021, 12:56 pm
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I think you may be onto a moneymaking idea there, too. "Be Less Like Piers."
I smell a new political party.

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Slippery slope.
Yeah, don't worry, I'm not going vegan or doing crossfit. **** that. I'm just interested in making my heart work a little so I can live to an older age and the world can receive my greatness for longer.

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Very true. I heard he ate a yoghurt the other day. Next thing you know it'll be green leafy vegetables and triathlons.
I love a good yoghurt for pud. Or a creme caramel or a choccy mousse. Delish.
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I smell a new political party.
No, that's just Nigel....

Yeah, don't worry, I'm not going vegan or doing crossfit. **** that. I'm just interested in making my heart work a little so I can live to an older age and the world can receive my greatness for longer.
I think you mean preventing your lady from getting all your fortune before you get to spend it Just don't do a 'Rik Mayall'...

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Old Mar 10th 2021, 1:28 pm
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I think you mean preventing your lady from getting all your fortune before you get to spend it Just don't do a 'Rik Mayall'...
I spend it all on her anyway, I spoiled her with a dust-buster the other week and I've spotted a new Brabantia ironing board cover as the next treat.
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Old Mar 10th 2021, 2:09 pm
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I spend it all on her anyway, I spoiled her with a dust-buster the other week and I've spotted a new Brabantia ironing board cover as the next treat.
Oh you romantic bugger. All practical items rather than a waste on flowers.
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Old Mar 10th 2021, 3:04 pm
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Two items to please posters.

1) Apparently a 'Victoria" sponge cake possibly originated in Spain! (Wiki.)


2) UK criticised over vaccine supplies to Commonwealth countries. St Kitts and Nevis.

PM of Caribbean nation accuses UK of 'forgetting' the Queen's subjects | Daily Mail Online

However they are getting it from another part of the Commonwealth--- the 'Institute' and UK and EU buying some from there also----international cooperation!


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UK criticised over vaccine supplies to Commonwealth countries. St Kitts and Nevis.

PM of Caribbean nation accuses UK of 'forgetting' the Queen's subjects | Daily Mail Online

However they are getting it from another part of the Commonwealth--- the 'Institute' and UK and EU buying some from there also----international cooperation!
The Daily Mail doesn't like my ad blocker, so I can't read the article.

But let's look at some data...


It does appear that due to the world-leading efforts to spread Coronavirus in the UK, we need it more than St Kitts does right now. The UK was at 86.61 per million people, St Kitts was at 0.00.
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UK criticised over vaccine supplies to Commonwealth countries. St Kitts and Nevis.

PM of Caribbean nation accuses UK of 'forgetting' the Queen's subjects | Daily Mail Online

However they are getting it from another part of the Commonwealth--- the 'Institute' and UK and EU buying some from there also----international cooperation!
Another example of international cooperation (two Commonwealth countries, two not), Australia, India, Japan and the US https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-...dian,/13233738
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
Oh you romantic bugger. All practical items rather than a waste on flowers.
What can I say, I'm almost perfect.
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