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Word Play / Re: Word association
« on: April 11, 2021, 08:22:52 AM »

Word Play / Re: We all need answers
« on: April 10, 2021, 12:24:19 PM »
I haven't won many prizes. I have sporting medals and rosettes for show jumping, fencing (sabre) and dog agility but they were all amateur events with no prize. The only actual prize that springs to mind was a large bag of carrots that I won at a horse event (cross country jumping.)

Of course, I've won a few lotteries. The kind they have at the jazz club where the prize is something truly awful like a bottle of cheap English wine. But none of those were even bad enough to be memorable. I only bought tickets out of politeness as I'm disinclined to gamble. I consider the national lottery to be a tax on the foolish. Apologies to any players reading this.

Are you a gambler?

Word Play / Re: Change a letter
« on: April 08, 2021, 09:29:34 PM »

Word Play / Re: Word association
« on: April 08, 2021, 09:29:11 PM »

Word Play / Re: Change a letter
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:49:48 PM »

Word Play / Re: Change a letter
« on: April 08, 2021, 02:06:05 PM »

Word Play / Re: Conjoining Words
« on: April 08, 2021, 02:05:49 PM »
bait box

Word Play / Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:47:19 AM »
Hunt for men who helped friend mail himself home
Were you in Australia in 1965? Did you help a homesick Welsh friend send himself home in a crate?

He couldn't afford the air fare but he was desperate to get home.

The journey proved much more hazardous than he had imagined.

I've always pitied people with a lack of imagination. Can you imagine not being able to imagine being classed a dimwit for failing to imagine the risk of being sent around the world in a crate?

Word Play / Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:34:07 AM »
Boohoo to probe price differences for same clothes

The same coat sold by Coast is more expensive than Dorothy Perkins despite both being owned by Boohoo.

Do the great unwashed really think that price is driven by value? Have they all fallen for the aphorism: you get what you pay for? And the bigger question, should the price of something be linked to its value, OR are sellers within their rights to trick simpletons into paying more.

In the drinks industry, they have the concept of premium packaged products. Take some mass-produced beer and put some in big plastic bottles and sell it cheap and put some in stylish glass bottles, give it a fancy name that will appeal to Joe Moron and sell it for ten times the price. Everyone is happy, especially Joe Moron who's feeling of superiority at not drinking the crap that comes in the plastic bottles is well worth the extra he paid.

But if journos are going to start pointing out to Joe Moron that he was conned and make him feel foolish then no one wins. The manufactures make less money and Mr Moron loses his aspirations and spirals down into despondency, eventually ending up sleeping on a park bench drinking meths.

And now:

Boohoo said these coats were part of an issue that arose when the coronavirus pandemic hit.


Word Play / Re: Conjoining Words
« on: April 07, 2021, 01:40:27 PM »
teller station 

The Bar & Grill / Re: Cookbook time
« on: April 07, 2021, 10:16:40 AM »
It's making me hungry. I'm just having a coffee and a piece of shortbread would go very nicely! I've got coffee and walnut muffins and hot cross buns, BUT frozen.  :(

Word Play / Re: Still making it...
« on: April 07, 2021, 10:12:58 AM »
Not sure if I told you before but I was a rider in the 70s. Jumping and eventing. Back then coloured horses were the opposite of trendy. It's amazing how popular they have become. And what's happened to palominos? I've not seen one for years.


A seaside resort in South Wales where it is a criminal offence to wear sock with sandals.



Just a note to let you all know I'm reading these and enjoying them.

Word Play / Re: Change a letter
« on: April 06, 2021, 08:34:52 PM »

Word Play / Re: We all need answers
« on: April 06, 2021, 04:53:04 PM »
I suppose my book is my favourite. Not because I think it is good, but because I created it and it took a lot of effort. I went on to write most of a second, but the experience wasn't the same. I suppose I'd ticked a box that can only be ticked once.

If I had to pick a book by someone else that would be hard. I've read so many great books it would be impossible to choose a favourite. I could name the one I've read the most times which is Po.1280 by Jim Thomson. I've also owned at least 3 copies because people keep stealing them!

What's the most valuable thing that's been stolen from you? Your innocence does not count.

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