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Basil

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #425 on: June 11, 2020, 05:43:05 pm »
There's a marmite shortage. Huzzah!

OMG. Panic!
*drinks bottles of Old Speckled Hen as quickly as possible *

 No bog roll I can deal with,  but marmite? 
Wibble.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #426 on: June 11, 2020, 05:54:36 pm »
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #427 on: June 11, 2020, 06:06:32 pm »
There's a marmite shortage. Huzzah!

Whereas in 1918  (The Globe - Tuesday 26 November 1918)


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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #428 on: June 11, 2020, 07:36:45 pm »
I noticed that Tesco had unbranded (or at least a brand you've never heard of) pasta on special offer today. Presumably they over panic-bought when everyone else did.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #429 on: June 11, 2020, 08:10:52 pm »
Approaching retirement - and we've found out just how little we can spend in a month. :D

tonycollinet

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #430 on: June 11, 2020, 08:12:07 pm »
Approaching retirement and I'll probably spend about 3 to 4 months of the last 6 working from home.

tonycollinet

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #431 on: June 11, 2020, 08:13:17 pm »
Approaching retirement, and we've found we can spend 24 hours a day on our own, together, for an extended period, and we still actually like each other.

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #432 on: June 11, 2020, 08:13:33 pm »
There's a marmite shortage. Huzzah!

OMG. Panic!
*drinks bottles of Old Speckled Hen as quickly as possible *

 No bog roll I can deal with,  but marmite? 
Wibble.

Indeed, a potentially serious issue - checking our inventory we have about 2/3 of a large jar of regular and about 7/8 of a large jar of the "extra strong original"   (although even that doesn't have the tongue-twisting characteristics of Marmite when I was young)    I shall be checking that management has added a jar to the Ocado order for next week.

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #433 on: June 11, 2020, 08:46:14 pm »
There's a marmite shortage. Huzzah!

Have the Canal and River Trust been resurfacing towpaths again?
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #434 on: June 12, 2020, 08:54:33 am »
I usually get Meridian YE from a whole-food co-operative - better consistency and taste than Smarmite. Just bought a couple of jars of Mighty from Aldi and anticipating/dreading tasting it. Still, half the price of Marmite.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #435 on: June 13, 2020, 07:37:28 pm »
There's a marmite shortage. Huzzah!

Whereas in 1918  (The Globe - Tuesday 26 November 1918)


:thumbsup: I say!
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #436 on: June 19, 2020, 03:09:03 pm »
No office Xmas parties and their attendant enforced participation & "jollity" this year.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #437 on: June 19, 2020, 04:22:50 pm »
Oh god. Of course. How brilliant. Perhaps they could convert the saved spend into a bonus.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #438 on: June 19, 2020, 07:23:18 pm »
No office Xmas parties and their attendant enforced participation & "jollity" this year.

Please let it be so.

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #439 on: June 19, 2020, 07:40:20 pm »
Bah. I like the mothership Christmas party. We'd better had ours. Or send lots of booze around my house.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #441 on: June 19, 2020, 10:04:25 pm »
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Bah. I like the mothership Christmas party. We'd better had ours. Or send lots of booze around my house.
It's not the event that one objects to.  It's the borg-like insistence that everyone wants to go and that everyone must have fun that pisses me off and, it has to be said, I'm not that impressed by management's tendency to drop the thankless task of organising the damn thing on some poor overworked admin. bod.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #442 on: June 24, 2020, 04:25:55 pm »
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #443 on: June 24, 2020, 09:22:15 pm »
I may be wrong, but for a  short while, when there was no traffic, no aircraft noise and no associated stress or polution, a lot of people seemed to be much happier.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #444 on: June 25, 2020, 12:39:33 pm »
Anyone use the Village Hotels group?  They're reopening and offering rooms from £25 a night!
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Giraffe

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #445 on: June 25, 2020, 02:54:13 pm »
At least most people are still being friendlier and more co-operative than before Covid, note: this is in villages and fields - I don't go into town.
One sign that's not good is that the level of cretin cans is getting back to sub-normality.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #446 on: June 28, 2020, 06:01:58 pm »
Scrutiny of the weather forecast is making me less disappointed not to be in Stornoway.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #447 on: July 03, 2020, 12:29:28 pm »
This amused me, even though I haven't been involved in corporate bollocks for over a quarter of a century.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYu_bGbZiiQ
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