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Our very own countdown thread!

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Dave B
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5061 Post by Dave B » December 7th, 2012, 8:28 pm

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Know what you mean, Fia. I drink far too many cups of a brown liquid claimed to be coffee by those selling it in our local hospital. Along with this stuff comes a plasticised paper cup, a compulsory plastic lid for this (even if you are drinking in the coffee bar), sugar in sachets and the wooden stirrer. Surprisingly the milk is actually supplied in a big jug for you to help yourself - no little plastic buckets of the stuff.

In the main restaurant there are cup recycling bins (plus others for plastic bottles and cans) but in the coffee bars all the trash goes to fill a single bin - very quickly. Hate to think of the volume, even compressed, of trash that is each year!

They placed recycling bins in Gloster some years ago but the great unwashed are incapable of telling the difference between a drinks can or bottle and a chip wrapper. Still, one has to be thankful that they even bothered to put it in the wrong bin I suppose!

Grump, grump . . .
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5062 Post by Fia » December 7th, 2012, 9:13 pm

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Yup. And I was so full of hope when it was at last possible to get real rather than instant :sick: coffee when out in the UK.

So I've just poured myself a rather yummy South African shiraz :D

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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5063 Post by Marian » December 10th, 2012, 1:58 am

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No coffee for me, thanks! Having a go with camomile...reminds me of Peter Rabbit :)

Rain here but mixed with flurries. Cold.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5064 Post by jaywhat » December 10th, 2012, 6:01 am

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Liquorice tea for a change.

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#5065 Post by Sel » December 10th, 2012, 12:17 pm

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Only 5:15 AM here but I seem to be up for the day. May as well make a pot of coffee...just about finished the tin of cheap stuff...takes way too much to make a cup with any flavour at all.
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#5066 Post by Fia » December 19th, 2012, 8:33 pm

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Och, I know those mornings Sel... solitude and good caffeine...

Procrastination must be my middle name.
We're solsticing this year in an early version of our annual food/pressie fest, as the only day 2 shift workers out of 3 folk have a mutual day off. The third is having the last day of term off due to my religious beliefs :laughter:
And here I am, no cleaning, wrapping or decoration done, bumping up club soda posts.


I should be thoroughly ashamed of myself.


But I'm not :D

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#5067 Post by lewist » December 19th, 2012, 9:01 pm

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Too right, Fia!
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#5068 Post by jaywhat » December 20th, 2012, 8:16 am

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need to make sure we have a spare tin of baked beans in the cupboard

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#5069 Post by Fia » December 22nd, 2012, 2:22 pm

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Just popping in to say we had a wonderful pressie/food fest yesterday :D

Back to work in an hour, then 14 days of work with only next Friday off :sad2:
but will pop back here later this evening after work....

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#5070 Post by Dave B » December 22nd, 2012, 2:29 pm

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Blimey, you must be wicked (but will just be knackered after that lot.) Still, the day itself is only special to those who hold it special.

Have the best seasonal festivities you can, Fia!
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#5071 Post by Fia » December 22nd, 2012, 9:31 pm

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Och it's not that onerous Dave, and as I said we've already done our family festivities on Solstice instead.
I LOVE working on Dec 25 particularly. Everyone's delighted to see you, it's a shorter list so we can spend more time with folk who are on their own, and it's the only day of the year I wear a santa hat and flashing xmas earrings. All that plus double time and a fantastic feeling too :D

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#5072 Post by lewist » December 22nd, 2012, 10:25 pm

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In the Church Hall over from my work there is a once a week Community Cafe, run by the happy clappies. It is a good enterprise and a lot of people go there for coffee or their lovely soup and home made bread. Jane, who runs the cafe, became aware last Christmas that some of the volunteers spent the day on their own and this year a lot of effort has gone into opening on the day for a proper dinner.

The Christian bit is not particularly overt and I have also found a good few new volunteers by going over for coffee, and I think what they do is good, no matter what their reasons, just as I have a great deal of admiration for Fia :nod: and her commitment to her clients on what could be a very lonely day.
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Re: Our very own countdown thread!

#5073 Post by Dave B » December 22nd, 2012, 10:42 pm

great deal of admiration for Fia :nod: and her commitment to her clients
Seconded!
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#5074 Post by jaywhat » December 26th, 2012, 3:28 pm

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Not doing anyone any good is quite a difficult stance to take but I do not find it a struggle
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#5075 Post by Fia » December 26th, 2012, 5:46 pm

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Provided you're doing yourself some good that well suffices, jaywhat :kiss:

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#5076 Post by Fia » December 26th, 2012, 5:47 pm

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I need to eat... will return...

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#5077 Post by lewist » December 30th, 2012, 12:59 pm

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So here I am in my brother's kitchen in Chapel Hill NC drinking coffee in the morning. Brother has gone for a run, promising croissants for breakfast and sister in law is not up yet. The weather is cool and damp, a bit like home, but I don't mind. I can relax here and take in the ambience of a country that gets a lot of (often deserved) criticism, but which I have grown to really like.

Hi everyone from the USA! :wave:
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#5078 Post by Sel » December 30th, 2012, 4:05 pm

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9AM and all is still quiet. Our little guy is recovering from the flu and seems to have slept all night without having a spike in fever. He and his Mom are still in bed!

I hope to join my Humanist friends for their regular Sunday luncheon at a local fish 'n' chips restaurant. It has been awhile since I last visited with them all. Usually I host a solstice party but did not feel up to it this year. Of course, no one else stepped up to the plate in my absence. :rolleyes:
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#5079 Post by Dave B » December 30th, 2012, 4:32 pm

Fish and chips, Sel?

Sometimes I get the feeling that there is a distinct English, or British, flavour to life in your neck of the, er, mountains. Some of it is your choice & use of words (though don't ask for examples at the moment!)

I was surprised, on reading some local magazines from New England, how "English" that part of America was - I should not be surprised that Canada does not retain some flavour - especially Vancouver IIRC.

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#5080 Post by Fia » December 30th, 2012, 8:46 pm

992 480 wrong direction Dave :) And I think you'll find much Scottish DNA in Canada. MS, for instance, has high prevalence in both countries...

Lewist! Enjoy :D

Sel! Seems like some of your fellow humanists need a lesson in standing up to the plate. And hope the wee one continues to recover...

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#5081 Post by Dave B » December 30th, 2012, 8:55 pm

992479 Don't know which way up I am half the time . . .

I know that there are lots of Scottish genes in Canada - but I still seem to notice many things from south of the border. So why aren't they feasting on haggis and white pudding etc. I suppose deep fried Mars Bars have not got to Canada yet!

Oops, just Wikki'd white pudding and found out it is popular in Nova Scotia (figures) and Newfoundland! But I thought the centre and west side was a tad more English.
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