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    Re: Christmas easter eggs

    I've heard of someone being send a Christmas catalogue in November & tried to order something from it, only to be told it was for the next Christmas.
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    Re: Lenny the lion

    I think it was "Don't Embawish Me!"
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    Re: Old members

    I normally look about 2 times a day, but only contribute to current threads or create a new one if I have an idea for one that I don't think has been mentioned before.
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    Re: What languages do memberS SPEAK

    Yes that's right, Hungarian is also related & they are all distantly related to Turkish.
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    Re: What languages do memberS SPEAK

    Thanks for the list Darren, I've heard Finnish is supposed to be the hardest European language to learn, at least for an English speaker.

    While Japanese has 3 scripts to learn, the spoken version...
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    Re: What languages do memberS SPEAK

    I learnt enough French at school to get by on a holiday, & have been trying to learn Japanese for a few years without much success.
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    Re: Does anyone still do the “ pools”?

    I've seen these around fairly recently.
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    Re: Old members

    Same here.
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    Re: Does anyone still do the “ pools”?

    I remember How Do They Do That? showed how a spot the ball was made & the balled position decided by a panel of ex-players & other pundits. My local paper used to have a weeky one, with an...
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    Re: Stars in their Eyes

    I remember the cleaning lady who won performing as Maria Callas, almost a Susan Boyle of her time but didn't stay in the public eye for long.
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    Re: Door To Door Sales

    I remember there was an episode of Juliey Bravo where YTS students were doing a similar service, but one of them was using it to stake out house to rob & ruined it for all the others.
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    Re: Women's Football

    I think they started even before the First World War, were banned in the 1920s, & didn't get going again until the 1970s.
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    Re: Door To Door Sales

    I remember there was a worry about schemes to get people into work by selling door to door, especially as some were ex-prisoners or else people with disabilities.
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    Re: Only Fools And Horses.

    The out takes of the chandelier supporting bolt being hammered down are amusing.
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    Door To Door Sales

    People selling things door to door is almost a thing of the past, mostly due to people not liking cold calling, & other factors.

    I remember encyclopedias were a popular item, often you would sign...
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    Re: Eccentric scheduling of TV programmes

    It would be good if some of the older kids shows were shown by the children's channels in the evening for nostalgic reasons.
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    Re: Eccentric scheduling of TV programmes

    When TV-AM had their strike they stayed on air by repeating a lot of old American shows, Flipper & Happy Days were also shown.
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    Re: Eccentric scheduling of TV programmes

    I remember when daytime television started in the 1980s there were lots of repeats of shows from a few nights before, & often a few American or Australian imports that a few years before would have...
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    Re: McDonald's

    I find that if you use the self serve panels to order a custom burger it will be fresher than one that's been hanging around for hours.
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    Re: Thomas Cook - 1841-2019

    Sad news.

    My family used them to go on holiday a few times.

    I remember all of us going to their Manchester office to discuss a re-booking due to them suddenly dropping a resort we were going...
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    Re: Our Beloved Pets (past and present)

    Thanks, his ex-wife had been looking after her most of the time recently, but she was on holiday so my brother was taking care.
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    Re: School visitors

    I remember some people from an American church came into my school to do a presentation for the assembly.

    Part of it was a short play about the importance of believing in God, but was so OTT...
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    Re: Our Beloved Pets (past and present)

    My brother lost one of his dogs this week after having her for over 9 years.
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    Re: swimming lessons

    I used to go to a pool in Stockport with the changing rooms around the sides.

    It was very small, bing only 5 by 10 metres.

    We would get taken by coach from school as it was too far to walk.
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    Re: RIP Ric Ocasek (1949-2019)

    Sad news, my was a fan of them.

    Drive was a hit twice, being reissued after being used for the Live Aid appeal, with the royalties donated for the cause.
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