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    Not really. I've had several versions over the...

    Not really. I've had several versions over the years, as presents from Italian colleagues, and both the wife and I prefer a good French Brioche instead.

    Didn't we have the same thread discussion a...
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    She is dancing around as if nothing was wrong....

    She is dancing around as if nothing was wrong. Wife and I are careful to keep our distance but she understands why. She had her routine chemo on Saturday and started school again last week. Her tummy...
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    Sticky: Yes, apologies, easy mistake to make when site is...

    Yes, apologies, easy mistake to make when site is gov.uk but only England stopped mandatory use of masks.

    So much for United eh...
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    Back in the village at last...family children and...

    Back in the village at last...family children and 5 dogs running around in wild excitement. Lot's of things need doing after 18months away but it's great to be back. Longest I've been away for 23...
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    Sticky: Thai Smile at Swampy wanted PCR certificate and...

    Thai Smile at Swampy wanted PCR certificate and the vaccination certificates, which was fair enough.
    When we arrived at Udon the wanted to see vaccination certificates again at arrivals, which was...
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    Sticky: Well, that's what vaccinated travellers are...

    Well, that's what vaccinated travellers are doing. Those in hotels have to pick up the test kit from the chemist. That's why the forced booking of tests looked to be nothing short of a scam since pre...
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    Sticky: ^ Duly dismissed.

    ^ Duly dismissed.
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    Sticky: Mandatory boosters 6 months after vaccination is...

    Mandatory boosters 6 months after vaccination is a strong possibility. However, like you, I am surprised a PCR test prior for travel is not a requirement in Europe for vaccinated. The one after 2...
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    Sticky: ^^ Yes, hotel gave paper about morchana app not...

    ^^ Yes, hotel gave paper about morchana app not immigration.
    We fly domestic tomorrow so will see what is required for the flight.
    What's the worry about using the app?
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    Sticky: After downloading the app, you need to add a...

    After downloading the app, you need to add a selfie a d scan the Thailand Pass QR code to register. The app is in English and Thai only. When I tried to register the wife on her phone in Thai it...
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    Sticky: I arrived at Bangkok this morning. They check...

    I arrived at Bangkok this morning. They check Thailand Pass, PCR Test and immigration form prior to going to immigration. The immigration was quicker than usual with English speaking staff as well as...
  12. We will be isolating ourselves for at least the...

    We will be isolating ourselves for at least the first 5 days after reaching the village. There are too many old folks we don't want to risk contaminating. PCR negative on Thursday. Hotel and PCR on...
  13. Lucky you. It is not the case in Sakon Nakon.

    Lucky you. It is not the case in Sakon Nakon.
  14. They came round the village last week to give one...

    They came round the village last week to give one of the Chinese free vaccines. They threatened restrictions unless it was taken. MIL has to wait until March for her paid Pfizer jabs. Hospital only...
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    ^ That gap you see will be increasing turbulence...

    ^ That gap you see will be increasing turbulence and therefore drag. Mercedes will need to fix that to increase their straight line speed.

    Meanwhile the real issue is the alleged increased gap...
  16. Lots of miffed and hungry guests then...

    Lots of miffed and hungry guests then...
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    Holy Moly, little sister's hubby died this...

    Holy Moly, little sister's hubby died this morning...

    ...the younger ones of my generation are popping off....and it's freaking scary!

    Big Sister spent the day driving down to see her and look...
  18. Cheapskate holiday on cheapskate airline so...

    Cheapskate holiday on cheapskate airline so probably had only carry on luggage...
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    ^ Indeed, if there's one thing I've learnt over...

    ^ Indeed, if there's one thing I've learnt over the last few weeks, it's that edmond/lulu/mao is a pathetic troll.

    The fact that he has done so in such a high profile case makes him all the more...
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    ^ Mistrial with prejudice means the case cannot...

    ^ Mistrial with prejudice means the case cannot be tried again. Mistrial without prejudice means that it can be tried again.

    The defence team filed a motion for mistrial with prejudice following...
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    The prosecution gave a good summary yesterday....

    The prosecution gave a good summary yesterday. They managed to get the provocation instruction and that is crucial for a conviction.

    ^ Prosecution didn't measure barrel length in court. Possession...
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    Sticky: ^ As far as I understand, autofocus requires...

    ^ As far as I understand, autofocus requires contrast and the lack thereof between the caterpillar and tree will make focusing difficult. A reflector on one side might help but manual focus is a...
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    ^ Some pretty serious allegations there, but...

    ^ Some pretty serious allegations there, but nothing to back it up with. Which is pretty typical for you and why nobody can be bothered...

    Mad Max needs to learn some manners on the track.
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    ^^ Do you have a link for that? I thought it was...

    ^^ Do you have a link for that? I thought it was the rear wing that Red Bull were concerned about.

    Anyway, have a read of a less biased account of the race...

    Mark Hughes: Why Mercedes was so...
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    Black&White flag for unsportsmanlike behaviour....

    Black&White flag for unsportsmanlike behaviour. It should have been at least a 5 second penalty but they need a new champion.

    A black flag would have been a real giggle...
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    We had a potato fight in one of the fields on the...

    We had a potato fight in one of the fields on the way to school when i was about 10 or 11. The farmer chased us off his land and we scrambled under the barbed wire fence to get away. Anyway, I was...
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    Guilty! Used to use old air raid shelters as...

    Guilty! Used to use old air raid shelters as camps and have 'wars' between school classes. Old javelins broken in half and used as mortars with lit bangers dropped into them. Roman Candles were hand...
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    That was quite a drive from Hamilton and puts him...

    That was quite a drive from Hamilton and puts him 10th on the grid for the race. Just need Bottas to take out mad max at the start...
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    You really need to learn to cross check your...

    You really need to learn to cross check your sources...that one looks to have been written by a five year old.

    You could always check her facebook account...
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    Sticky: ^^ I think it is one of the Lappet moths from the...

    ^^ I think it is one of the Lappet moths from the Lasiocampidae family, possibly a brown lappet moth or something similar. Don't pick these ones up either because the tufts of hair along the sides of...
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    Hamilton disqualified from qualifying. This...

    Hamilton disqualified from qualifying.

    This reminds me a bit of James Hunt disqualification back in 1976, only that was after the race and he was later reinstated because his rear wing was only...
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    Hardly surprising with 150,000 deaths from...

    Hardly surprising with 150,000 deaths from covid...

    ...and 200,000 EU citizens leaving.

    Plenty of poultry jobs, abattoir jobs and hgv jobs ...
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    He had no reason to do so. He had no permission...

    He had no reason to do so. He had no permission to be on the property. He was ordered not to go back on the property by the police. He had no licence to provide medical support. He had no licence to...
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    That would very much depend on whether the lunge...

    That would very much depend on whether the lunge was an act of last ditch defence against a rifle being pointed at you. However, the evidence was not conclusive for the prosecution.

    If the...
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    I think it is very pertinent to the case. The...

    I think it is very pertinent to the case. The reason for an age restriction is presumably to ensure the owner is mature enough to know when to to take it out of the gun safe and where to use it.
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    Pure supposition since no-one knows what would...

    Pure supposition since no-one knows what would have happened if Rosenbaum hadn't been shot four times at close range.

    No idea why Rittenhouse turned and ran in the first place but I do know that...
  37. I went on a trip with one of the Audi execs a few...

    I went on a trip with one of the Audi execs a few weeks ago. He was driving his e-tron and we stopped a few times to charge. The price was based on the charging rate and he was using the fastest rate...
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    Well done to the Aussies...with an over to spare...

    Well done to the Aussies...with an over to spare in the end.
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    Meanwhile, Warner must be rueing his decision not...

    Meanwhile, Warner must be rueing his decision not to review....

    102-5 with 7 overs left is getting a tad tight but still doable.
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    If I understood correctly, he chose to take an...

    If I understood correctly, he chose to take an AR-15 instead of a pistol because of an age restriction. It was okay to be in possession of a rifle but not a pistol.

    I could understand a bolt...
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    Well done to NZ... ...would be nice if they...

    Well done to NZ...

    ...would be nice if they met Aus in the final.
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    ^ Yes, you're quite right helge, however, one...

    ^ Yes, you're quite right helge, however, one would hope that a civilian carrying a rifle in a public place during a riot would forfeit his right to self defence.

    ...and yes, in Europe just...
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    Grosskreutz stated that Rittenhause had a...

    Grosskreutz stated that Rittenhause had a blockage and had to recock his weapon. This happened while his hands were up. Was that confirmed on video? I've been too busy today to watch any of it....
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    Sure, after all there hasn't been a mass shooting...

    Sure, after all there hasn't been a mass shooting incident in the USA since....yesterday.

    ...and anyone trying to stop an active shooter can be shot in self defence.

    Righto USA.
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    Yeah, defence trashed Grosskreutz.

    Yeah, defence trashed Grosskreutz.
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    Backspin prefers to believe everything he reads...

    Backspin prefers to believe everything he reads on Facebook rather than the testimony in court...:)
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    Sticky: The e-mail came from Agoda, not from the hotel....

    The e-mail came from Agoda, not from the hotel. The Booking receipt also came from Agoda but it states all the information regarding pickup and PCR test. It also states it is pre-paid. This is...
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    Looks like Backspin needs to watch/read the trial...

    Looks like Backspin needs to watch/read the trial testimony instead of misinformation sites...
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    Sticky: ^^ The joys of Brexit 55555555

    ^^ The joys of Brexit 55555555
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    Sticky: I booked through Agoda and they attached booking...

    I booked through Agoda and they attached booking confirmation from the hotel that included all the necessary information.

    The vaccination QR code appears to be the most important information they...
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