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I’ve had a few great trips away to the countryside over the years. Lochs Lomond and Ness, Thirsk in Yorkshire, Tiverton down by Devon, among others. 

For me, the ideal location is close to a national park and/or hills, nearby market town (if I’ve never heard of it before, great), some historical sites of interest, a nice local pub. If there’s a city I’ve not been to before that’s a short train ride away, that would be a consideration. Could do a week, easy.

A lot of that could be transferred to being by the sea though, would be quite happy there too. I think there’s something inherent in the midlanders mindset that we get a bit more taken aback by the sea when we do get near the coast.

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4 hours ago, Xela said:

. I sat on a bench just staring at it.. could have spent hours there. 

I do love the countryside as well.

You could've. If the police hadn't moved you on for wanking so furiously.

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4 hours ago, chrisp65 said:

I’d genuinely happily take that over some **** sparrows in a tree and a view of sweet corn.

It’s possible to have both. Like Fish n’Chips & Gravy. You know it makes sense.

 

(though to be honest, the muck spreaders following the sweet corn harvesting nearly make me wretch, and I don’t see as many sparrows as I used to).

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8 hours ago, AVFC_Hitz said:

You could've. If the police hadn't moved you on for wanking so furiously.

I'd have got away with it if wasn't for those pesky kids! 

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I’ve had a bit of a result this morning.

We were due to go to the shops to grab a couple of things today (mainly new football boots for the boy). Because of the fun and games today we decided not to bother. Firstly it means I can watch the Villa game I hadn’t realised was 12:00 kick off, I though it was late afternoon.

Secondly I managed to get him some boots he really likes from the sports direct website for half price, then also grabbed a few bits for the nephews for Christmas in their sale as we were paying the £4.99 shipping anyway.

Just need Villa to win now for a clean sweep.

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My kid has just started watching the CBeebies Dennis the menace show.

I was aware of the existing comparison between Walter the Softy and Jacob Rees-Mogg, but now having seen a few episodes, I find that Walter’s stupid best friend looks vaguely familiar -

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4 minutes ago, rjw63 said:

The fact there's at least one woman with lovely big knockers in every "Come Dine With Me".

Today there's two.

I wholeheartedly approve.

Imagine the debauchery if you hosted people for Come Dine With Me . . . . 

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3 hours ago, Genie said:

I’ve had a bit of a result this morning.

We were due to go to the shops to grab a couple of things today (mainly new football boots for the boy). Because of the fun and games today we decided not to bother. Firstly it means I can watch the Villa game I hadn’t realised was 12:00 kick off, I though it was late afternoon.

Secondly I managed to get him some boots he really likes from the sports direct website for half price, then also grabbed a few bits for the nephews for Christmas in their sale as we were paying the £4.99 shipping anyway.

Just need Villa to win now for a clean sweep.

You can't have your cake and eat it mate. Villa will always be there to piss on your cornflakes!

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2 hours ago, Mark Albrighton said:

My kid has just started watching the CBeebies Dennis the menace show.

How do they tackle the merciless bullying that Dennis dished out to Walter and his cronies. Surely that can't play well nowadays? 

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4 minutes ago, SuperTed said:

Imagine the debauchery if you hosted people for Come Dine With Me . . . . 

Yeah, there'd be no food for the girls unless you count jizz  ;)

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2 minutes ago, Xela said:

How do they tackle the merciless bullying that Dennis dished out to Walter and his cronies. Surely that can't play well nowadays? 

From what I’ve seen Dennis doesn’t beat up Walter, or bully him at all really. Walter is much more of a schemer, very spoilt. 

Think of it as Dennis is essentially Bart Simpson, a handful, but heart’s in the right place, and Walter is a bit like a malicious Martin Prince.

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8 hours ago, Xela said:

How do they tackle the merciless bullying that Dennis dished out to Walter and his cronies. Surely that can't play well nowadays? 

It's shit, and very PC. No bullying, no getting slippered by his dad, but some obligatory female, non-white and disabled characters. Not that I have any objection to all that, but make it a completely new story, not Dennis the Menace. 

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8 hours ago, mjmooney said:

It's shit, and very PC. No bullying, no getting slippered by his dad, but some obligatory female, non-white and disabled characters. Not that I have any objection to all that, but make it a completely new story, not Dennis the Menace. 

My kid will happily watch 2-3 episodes therefore giving me 20-30 minutes of respite.

Like you, I might have made similar objections once. But it’s been half term with limited things to do outside the house, and it turns out my need to sit down and have a cup of tea is far more important than having the source material respected.

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9 hours ago, Xela said:

The fact my Dad is now an expert on 80's action figures!

Over the last few months my Dad has been ebaying all my old toys. Barely anything was thrown away and they have survived 30-35 years boxed up and been through 2 house moves and a final move into an industrial storage unit. 

So far he's sold most of the He-Man figures plus Castle Greyskull, all the TMHT figures, all the Zoids and all my M*A*S*K stuff. Some of it fetches good money - £50 for Skeletor! Made a couple of grand so far. Still got Thundercats and Star Wars to go, although I think we'll hold onto the Star Wars figures for a while longer as they might be the most valuable. 

When he does his ebay ads, he researches the character and writes a little bio on them. So, at approaching 70 years old, he now can name any Masters of the Universe figure from sight and can tell me the relative strengths of each of the Ninja Turtles! 

You were obviously a spoilt little bastard 😂

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