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May 2, 2015

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May 2, 2015

Right were do I start ........oh yeah....in our kitchen we have a draw full of electrical plugs and cables . They are for 2  different mobile phones ( his & hers ), 1 for an ipad, 2 for laptops ( hers & hers ) ,1 for satnav, 1 for a boom box (bluetooth speaker), 1 for old tablet (games only), 2 for e-cigs (big one and little one),and last but not least is the 2 different types for our kindles .........oh I nearly forgot the 2 pin adapter plugs thingies ......so can I ask what the F did we do in the old days....always carry 2p for the phone ?.....use a map ?.......send letters ( ok you know post ) .....play records on a wind up ?..........play cards or go the pub ????????  so when the Riley's travel we have one suitcase on the Ryanair limit full of plugs etc.....so are we any better off .......the way the election is going bring back the 50/60's

May 2, 2015

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May 2, 2015

There's me I've listed all the above chargers and I forgot to mention the mp3 plug and my hp photo printer plug ....so guys are we really happy with all this techno crap ,I suppose with all these camera's( phone selvies)  this generation is most photographed and I guess pampered ,but we were compared to our parents ,what do you call it oh ....yes progress !!!!!!!!!

May 2, 2015

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May 2, 2015

The best way I've found to store all the different chargers is to coil 'em up one at a time & store in separate toilet roll cardboard inners (the tubes), and neatly labelled they're always ready for use ! It prevents the cables getting intertwined with each other, and means I don't get mixed up with what each one is for ! In addition, should a tube get a bit worn out, they're easily replaced for free each time the loo roll is exhausted ! A good tip, or what !?! John (JKW)  

May 3, 2015

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May 3, 2015

John I relize you being helpful about chargers/adapters etc, my statement was WHY can't they make them ALL FIT ONE CHARGER !!!!!!!!!!!

May 3, 2015

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May 3, 2015

Bob, How the heck would you get 500 troopers on one Charger???  Or am I not reading the plot properly??

May 3, 2015

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May 3, 2015

'Toilet Rolls' ? What's wrong with news papers, one of my jobs was cutting yesterdays news papers into squares with my dad's German bayonet and threading them onto the string in the toilet.

May 4, 2015

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May 4, 2015

Questions Charlie  A) outside loo......B) hole/string edge or centre .......cos mine were at the edge (dad was a sailor )

May 4, 2015

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May 4, 2015

Did you have an inside bolt on the door, or did you all need to put one foot against the inside of said door while engaging in your business?????? Or did you have a door at all?? Brings back awful memories of the bogs in El Adem..... And the only loo roll was at the far end of the line of the line of  loos. Happy days Bob, but dangerous....

May 4, 2015

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May 4, 2015

Tom , Tom I know you came from the Pool but bolt on the door.....no no no we had one them things called a voice !!!!! and the door was at least a foot short of the ground so looky under neath ....trouble was in them days winters used to be fffin cold snow etc and wind would blooow through you knees when in the sittin position ........brass monkey welder etc......

May 4, 2015

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May 4, 2015

That is TOOOO much information Bob!!

May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Tom....you could be right as 6/7 year old going to the Loo dark a clock at night after listening to radio ( tv when 12 yrs old) there was a space program ,monsters etc frightened the live out of me bbbrrrrr. But then Dr Who came and had my kids hiding behind the settee and is still putting the frightners on....progress

May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Little green men from Mars were good for a scream or 2 from the unwary, and Dr Who had the same effect on adults, not only the kids!! "Exterminate, exterminate, exterminate" was enough to send our two behind settees, doors, under beds, anywhere they thought a Dalek could not go!! Got ours off to bed double quick time every time. We went to the Dr Who museum in Llangollen a couple of times, our 2 were quiet as church mice until we got outside again. So was I!!!

May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Tom the best museum /Dr Who whatever was at Longleat Wiltshire .....when at the school of inf Warminster we visited it a lot .....I think we had pics of our son in the Tardis ....spooky....and the mobile washing machines( Dalek ) were not that big ,,,,but on tv they looked scary ......here's a question 'Who was the best companion ??????'

May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

Me, Bob, cos Daleks  kept the kids quiet!!! And out of the way...


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