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View Ouzo Dan's Profile Ouzo Dan 15 Aug 22 7.53am Send a Private Message to Ouzo Dan Add Ouzo Dan as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Why no yeast. Need to make a quick getaway for something

Haha nah no running from things here, alcohol in general just makes me slow dumb & miserable, I do miss it on a baking hot day or hunkered down in my bivvy carp fishing but I'm kind of over it.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 15 Aug 22 8.16am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

Ive always imagined you with a wing commander style moustache - lol

Back in bygone days in the late 70s, I knew an elderly gentleman whose mind had deteriorated with age.He imagined me to be a fighter pilot and often mentioned "Loop the loop" and a German fighter pilot called Erich Hartmann adding "Erich Hartmann he was a hard man".

He would call me "Wing commander" and I recall being in a public house and hearing this chap shouting out "Wing commander, wing commander" as he spotted me at the bar.He was a charming chap.

Edited by Willo (15 Aug 2022 8.19am)

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 15 Aug 22 8.35am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Back in bygone days in the late 70s, I knew an elderly gentleman whose mind had deteriorated with age.He imagined me to be a fighter pilot and often mentioned "Loop the loop" and a German fighter pilot called Erich Hartmann adding "Erich Hartmann he was a hard man".

He would call me "Wing commander" and I recall being in a public house and hearing this chap shouting out "Wing commander, wing commander" as he spotted me at the bar.He was a charming chap.

Edited by Willo (15 Aug 2022 8.19am)

That reminds me of "German George" actually he was Irish. We called him that because he would ask us a football question quite often it was obscure and none of us could get it however what we did guess was the answer would some how relate to :

- German football
- More often than not B. Dortmund hence his nickname.

What fascinated me was the complexity of the question it was like six degrees of separation (look it up) where the obvious and wrong answer was PL English related and yet eventually the bread crumbs would lead you to B. Dortmund.

Anyway he was a bit of a bore on the topic, just thought I would share (must be the heat).


Edited by Badger11 (15 Aug 2022 8.37am)

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 15 Aug 22 8.44am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

That reminds me of "German George" actually he was Irish. We called him that because he would ask us a football question quite often it was obscure and none of us could get it however what we did guess was the answer would some how relate to :

- German football
- More often than not B. Dortmund hence his nickname.

What fascinated me was the complexity of the question it was like six degrees of separation (look it up) where the obvious and wrong answer was PL English related and yet eventually the bread crumbs would lead you to B. Dortmund.

Anyway he was a bit of a bore on the topic, just thought I would share (must be the heat).


Edited by Badger11 (15 Aug 2022 8.37am)

I for one am delighted you shared this with us.
I suspect there are many who have concluded I am a bore on most topics!

 

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View esox lucius's Profile esox lucius Flag Deal 15 Aug 22 9.29am Send a Private Message to esox lucius Add esox lucius as a friend

Me and alcohol parted company a few years back, just couldnít take the headaches and feeling as rough as a badgers backside the next day any longer, the joys of reaching bus pass territory.

However when I see some of the priceís being quoted on here for a pint Iím very happy with my decision. No wonder pubs are closing at an alarming rate.

Just too make you youngunís pig sick, when me and my mates started our pub life, 5 pints cost a whopping £1, thatís one pound, they were the dayís.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 15 Aug 22 9.34am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by esox lucius

Me and alcohol parted company a few years back, just couldnít take the headaches and feeling as rough as a badgers backside the next day any longer, the joys of reaching bus pass territory.

However when I see some of the priceís being quoted on here for a pint Iím very happy with my decision. No wonder pubs are closing at an alarming rate.

Just too make you youngunís pig sick, when me and my mates started our pub life, 5 pints cost a whopping £1, thatís one pound, they were the dayís.

Not Badger11's backside, I hope.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 15 Aug 22 9.35am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by esox lucius

Me and alcohol parted company a few years back, just couldnít take the headaches and feeling as rough as a badgers backside the next day any longer, the joys of reaching bus pass territory.

However when I see some of the priceís being quoted on here for a pint Iím very happy with my decision. No wonder pubs are closing at an alarming rate.

Just too make you youngunís pig sick, when me and my mates started our pub life, 5 pints cost a whopping £1, thatís one pound, they were the dayís.

Excuse me mine is as smooth as a baby's bum and I have been informed tight and shapely I thanked the man for the compliment at my age I will take a compliment from anywhere.

I gave up alcohol 6 years ago and don't regret it, I wasted my life in pubs there are better things in life.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 15 Aug 22 9.58am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Excuse me mine is as smooth as a baby's bum and I have been informed tight and shapely I thanked the man for the compliment at my age I will take a compliment from anywhere.

I gave up alcohol 6 years ago and don't regret it, I wasted my life in pubs there are better things in life.

As I have admitted, I do frequent Public Houses on a regular basis (Only in the evenings) but whilst I do imbibe in moderation, I would not assert that sobriety is always the actualite !

Life brings it with a plethora of pleasures, one of which for me, is a visit to a 'Local' for a tipple or two.

 

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View palace_in_frogland's Profile palace_in_frogland Flag In a broken dream 15 Aug 22 11.37am Send a Private Message to palace_in_frogland Add palace_in_frogland as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Excuse me mine is as smooth as a baby's bum and I have been informed tight and shapely I thanked the man for the compliment at my age I will take a compliment from anywhere.

I gave up alcohol 6 years ago and don't regret it, I wasted my life in pubs there are better things in life.

Cucking popped round to see you again?

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 15 Aug 22 12.59pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

I informed my dear wife that tonight's game will be a "Hard watch" and she suggested that I refrain from tuning in and spend my evening enjoying some ale in a Public House !

 

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View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 15 Aug 22 1.42pm Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

Pubs as I knew them are a rare thing nowadays.

They all feel as though they need to offer food - and not just a simple affair, but some posh £15 Gourmet Burger Menu, to attract the money spending middle class.
Where have the Simple home cooked menus gone? We used to go to the pub, then if we wanted a gourmet affair we'd move on to a restaurant.

We have 2 kids, who are getting to that age that they eat adult portions. Going to the Pub for dinner rarely costs less than £100.
and it's now getting to the point that a quick trip to the pub for an after work 2-3 pints is costing £20pp minimum. We simply cannot afford to do it.

Unfortunately, the solution is being championed by that one institution that is so easily hated; WetherSpoons. Less than £10 for a meal and a pint is unprecedented in this day and age. but they prove it can be done.

There is a culture all over this country that people charge more because they can. Pubs are going to Price themselves out of business. Part of me does wonder if they reduced their prices, they'll earn more money, as it'll get more people in.


 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag The garden of England 15 Aug 22 1.59pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Excuse me mine is as smooth as a baby's bum and I have been informed tight and shapely I thanked the man for the compliment at my age I will take a compliment from anywhere.

I gave up alcohol 6 years ago and don't regret it, I wasted my life in pubs there are better things in life.

Like what ?

 

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