Me, Mrs Munky and the Munkettes are in reasonable shape, although I have some Dog problems. I hope you are all well and send my best wishes. Yours, Plucky. xxx
I haven't asked this for awhile: how is everyone?
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I asked how everyone was...what a resounding silence...Either way, I hope you are all well. xxxx
Yeah, fine ta. Baby crying upstairs even though it's bedtime, which she doesn't usually do, waiting on fetching a Cantonese takeaway (which I phoned for at 7 but foolishly asked to pick up at 8.30 to give me time to get her to bed ... so hungry now).
Then I can open a nice bottle of M&S traditional Thatchers Somerset cider (worth trying!) and settle down for the evening.
EDIT: And very nice it was too, but I clearly over-ordered, especially as I wasn't that hungry. Cider going down a treat too!
Didn't respond as didn't want to admit to being in and slumped in front of my computer on a Saturday night. Have now come to terms with my utter boringness and am happy to report that all's good on Planet Shitsu.
Came home from work. Made dinner. We've watched Dr Who, then Chealsea. An hour on the phone to my parents; Dad's health a worry. Bed time next but now someone's effing car alarm is going off nearby.
Gosh, it's an exciting Saturday night chez Sauce.
In the "worst" part of this city, aka Asboland, you could hear a pin drop. Only the faint sound of elders farting gently disturbs the sub-min-wage exhausted silence.
Hey Plucky - Downtown Stockport is amazing, a vista like NYC, sorry KFC
I thought that was the new stadium in Hull, Ant.
Whatever, duckville still sucks.
I'm still skint.
Wires away to Bradford on telly (BBC2 later, 3:30 ko) so got something to look forward to, could be Wembley bound again.
Oh Warrington, Is wonderfull, Oh Warrington is wonderfull..
It's full of tits, fanny and the Wires, oh Warrington is wonderfull
(they don't write 'em like that anymore....)
Good to hear you in such good spirits, Mr Harrison and Mr Number, considering where you live, like. No offence or nothing. I didn't appreciate, either, that Warrington is so full of tits and fanny. Bless you. xxx
Very well Plucky. Bronzed and blooming in Malta. Missing alcohol and my feet, but otherwise well. I hope your dog is improving. Mx
All hunky, dory here too. We finally took delivery of Charlie the chocolate Labrador on Friday evening. Much excitement. Much exercise. Found out today that he doesn't much like Rottweilers.
I consider dogs to be chocolate factories of sorts, albeit the kind you wouldn't eat - appropriate name!
Mary! I was thinking about you this morning and wondering how you were. Is Malta still as 'dusty' as it always was? I think its the sand from Northern Africa. I hope you are all having a great time. You must be due soonish? Your feet may have missed you.
The Dog is coming along, thanks. Not as bad as in the recent past, which is encouraging.
Great to hear from you, Mr Aunt and Mr Q! I hope you are able to eat cornflakes again, now, Mr Q. Labradors are beautiful, Mr Aunt. Don't let it get too fat, though.
With all good wishes for the season, Plucky.
Well, if you didn't watch (and if not, I hope your mum has signed your excuse slip), we're in the semis now.
Real "homeboy " ref, gave Bradford everything except the kitchen sink, but we won by 4 points, 26-22.
The home fans still booed him, though fecked if I know why, the Wires fans joined in.
As an aside, but related, the sadly missed Mick Naughton (ref of the past) said he only knew he'd had a good game if both sets of fans booed him off.
I love my rugby, sorry for intruding a bit with it, but with life being generally shyte, it's my outlet.
Well, I am glad it went so well, Mr Number! It must have been a great game and I'm glad you are in the semis now. Best wishes, P.
Ram called me 33, as the first part of my name.
It's easier than Mr. Number, and quite a good way to refer to me really, plucky.
I got a feck of a hangover today.
Model railway thing to go to at Stoke Mandeville stadium later, that could be good (or to most of you, extremely boring.)
I promise not to post pictures, if you pay me enough.
33. Your mention of the model railway thing, and your numerical name prompts me to ask whether you have a half-cone boiler?
Look - if we want to read gay innuendo, we'll go to beefcakes.com, thank you very much.
Just seen your post - thanks for the good wishes Mr M. After a washed out visit to Windsor on Saturday to umpire a cricket match that never got started 'cos of the rain, Mrs Umpire and I are fine, enjoying a weekend of gardening, in between visits to the telly to see if we are beating Bangladesh at Lords. Little Miss Umpire went off to see a band called Pendulum last night, so I wished her a swinging time; now (Monday 11am) she's phoned for a lift home, just as I was sitting down to watch the Test match. Such is life.
Bank Holiday felicitations to all.
I'd better call you Mr 74, then, as I don't like to be too informal. It sounds as though Mr Aunt would like to join you at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Even if it is not as gay as Mr Westwell would suggest, you may be able to swap old boiler stories. I know quite a few of those.
Glad the Umpires are well and that LMU is enjoying life. Master Munky and his wife came round for dinner, last night, which was very pleasant. Miss Munky is still enjoying her new life in Durban. She phoned the other night to clarify the rules of rummy as her boyfriend was claiming (false) victory. I thought it a long way to call for such things but its good to hear her voice. I wouldn't know rummy from a hole in the wall (well, I suppose I know that one is a card game and the other is...) but fortunately Mrs M. was able to put them right, to a peal of delight at the other end of the phone.
Don't all go to B & Q.
Half cone boiler?
Didn't go to the train thing after all, erm, cos it was yesterday.
Bank hol weekend events don't actually include the bank hol round here.
Must be a local byelaw or something.
Debated going over to Chinnor, small preserved steam line there, but decided against it.
Getting there issues...
It's OK, I have no idea what a half-cone boiler is either. It's just that with your name and mention of model trains I put two and two together and surmised that 3374 must be a famous engine number. So I typed Loco 3374 into Alltheweb (much better than Google btw) and, in amongst the weird trainy stuff I came across the term "half-cone boiler". I thought it had a ring to it and thought I would use it to "draw you out". I had expected you to respond with eager chat about wheel tapping and whistles but I'm rather glad you didn't.
So, why 3374 Mr?
Incidentally, if I google half cone boiler with safe search off, is it safe for my daughter to see what's under "I'm feeling lucky?"
Thought I'd ask before I try it.
If anyone other than my dad or some bloke's aunt knows what one is, unless it's to do with ice-cream, I really can exist without the enlightenment.
I see we both posted at once.
Good in the bedroom, not so good here.
My Mr.3374 name is ancient history, from the good old days on the weebl forum, I don't use now, too many spammy kids who know everything about fa.
When I signed up, I was the 3374th member, used it there and elsewhere.
Nowt to do with trains, my pin, just that simple.
My other main active site for talking random stuff to random folks is TRL.com fans forums, but I got an older name on there.From a not really funny comment from a workmate in about 2001, goldcard.
Famous train numbers?
Flying Scotsman in her 4472 days, also ran as 30101 I think, or was it 60101.
Directory enquiries used to be 192, fecked if I know what it is now, though.
Just checking in, Hi All. Been a bit busy working for a living (not sure I like that) so too busy to post much recently.
Today mostly involved not cooking for lunch (Mrs Q's Ledbury-homed sister had us round for a barbecue and very nice it was too) followed by a dose of hulking myself up British Camp on the Malverns with a nearly-13-month-old in a back-carrier (child, for reference, not dog, cat or pony) -- again very nice it was too.
And to top it off, I've had a late tea accompanied by a bottle of strong ale and I'm ready for my bed.
A thoroughly enjoyable day, involving very little biscuiting and a great deal of burgering.
Misread that last sentance, deary me.
I was mowing grass. Our garden's about as steep as British Camp so that's an energetic job. But worth it, as we can now get into "the wild bit".
I'm fine Plucky, if rather tired.
3374 was a diesel. Not that trains are interesting but I find it mildly interesting that diesel trains generated electricity to drive electric motors.
Cones / half cones are used to channel steam in the right direction with a predetermined pressure change. Cone arrangements also used for introducing cold water to the boiler to avoid shock stresses.
My favourite loco related fact is probably not safe to google with safe search off as it is "Blow George".
It was good to hear from people.
Mr Rimnir, for someone who can say 'not that trains are interesting', you seem to know a lot about them! I do hope your weekends aren't spent at the end of platform 5 at Crewe! If they are, do you just collect numbers or do you take video clips as well?
After a fairly quiet period, I have a load of work coming up soonish and I am a bit nervous about it, mostly due to Dog problems and the shoulder. I suppose it is like falling off a bike (perhaps an unfortunate metaphor) and once you get back into work it all falls into place (ditto, re metaphor). I hope so. Bless me.
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