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Fwiffo

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Finally - next month I am getting my six figure government money credit in my cost centre.
 

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I am watching the Berlusconi documentary on Netflix. I expect Pimpernel Smith Pimpernel Smith will have strong thoughts about the Merkel-Sarkozy scheme to get rid of Berlusconi.
 

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Finally - next month I am getting my six figure government money credit in my cost centre.
I'm returning our money from the government. I estimated a 80% reduction in work, in the end there was no reduction at the loss making level. Which is a bloody good thing.


I am watching the Berlusconi documentary on Netflix. I expect Pimpernel Smith Pimpernel Smith will have strong thoughts about the Merkel-Sarkozy scheme to get rid of Berlusconi.
It was an EU coup of sorts, but Italy remains a banana republic, but it is the best a banana republic can be. Inherently, the people are industrious, but they are not Europeans in the northern sense. Italy is enigma of sorts, but is penetrable if you have 20 years of business, legal and directorship experience as I have. It's complex, joyous and grotty, bent and hopeful, in rapture to extreme politics in equal measures. Hopeful too. A place where industrialists and small business owners are respected and can still get knee-capped over some perceive sleight. Closer to Arab mentality on several levels and yet very pleasurable to visit and with an exquisite food culture. Wine is overrated though. The ladies are not in general compatible with the English.

Merkel has done more damage to Germany than most people can even contemplate. As for France, it doesn't look good long term.
 

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Called BS on everything today at 10:30am. Decided to take the rest of the day-off and maintain radio silence.

Picked-up the kids straight to Utrecht for Japanese lunch and then purchased the following board games: Axis & Allies Spring 1941 Edition, The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth, Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. Then into the comic shop next door and on to the Rotterdam comic store where I let everybody let rip. Came back with a set of 1-11 in mint USA editions of the Marvel 1973 War Is Hell is series amongst all the eclectic stuff they had bought. I'll be back there soon to start a collection of some of the more serious mint vintage comics. Then off to the expat shop for Curly Wurleys, pork scratchings and diet tonic water.

All in all, a bit of good R&R.
 

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Called BS on everything today at 10:30am. Decided to take the rest of the day-off and maintain radio silence.

Picked-up the kids straight to Utrecht for Japanese lunch and then purchased the following board games: Axis & Allies Spring 1941 Edition, The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth, Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. Then into the comic shop next door and on to the Rotterdam comic store where I let everybody let rip. Came back with a set of 1-11 in mint USA editions of the Marvel 1973 War Is Hell is series amongst all the eclectic stuff they had bought. I'll be back there soon to start a collection of some of the more serious mint vintage comics. Then off to the expat shop for Curly Wurleys, pork scratchings and diet tonic water.

All in all, a bit of good R&R.
A&A is one of my favourite board game! Awesome find.
 

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Blow me down and call me shorty....!

I expected my annual medical blood tests to come back with higher than average bilirubin on account of all the booze over the lock down. So I get the call from the doctor today, expecting them to say, you need to make some lifestyle changes. But instead they said everything is okay with exception of your vitamin D which was low. So you need to take some supplements.

I couldn't have liked it more!
 

Fwiffo

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Blow me down and call me shorty....!

I expected my annual medical blood tests to come back with higher than average bilirubin on account of all the booze over the lock down. So I get the call from the doctor today, expecting them to say, you need to make some lifestyle changes. But instead they said everything is okay with exception of your vitamin D which was low. So you need to take some supplements.

I couldn't have liked it more!
Or be like me and don't take a test. Ignorance is bliss. I don't even know what blood type I am.
 

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We took the kids for a walk in the neighborhood after dinner and ran into a family of 7 raccoons!

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Older Oriental couple said ‘Hello’ at the train station. Brits don’t usually say anything at all on public transport.

Then when I was back home and mowing the front lawn I noticed them walking up the road. Maybe they recognise me but I don’t know them? That used to happen to my mother who was long standing resident in a corner house.

There is a Methodist church nearby with a big Korean element in the congregation.
 

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Older Oriental couple said ‘Hello’ at the train station. Brits don’t usually say anything at all on public transport.

Then when I was back home and mowing the front lawn I noticed them walking up the road. Maybe they recognise me but I don’t know them? That used to happen to my mother who was long standing resident in a corner house.

There is a Methodist church nearby with a big Korean element in the congregation.
I've lived in neighbourhoods where everyone knew everyone and there was something for Christmas or other special occasions. I've also been in neighbourhoods where you could live there a decade and have no clue who the person next door is.
 

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Older Oriental couple said ‘Hello’ at the train station. Brits don’t usually say anything at all on public transport.

Then when I was back home and mowing the front lawn I noticed them walking up the road. Maybe they recognise me but I don’t know them? That used to happen to my mother who was long standing resident in a corner house.

There is a Methodist church nearby with a big Korean element in the congregation.
That's more of a London thing, and isn't true in the North.
 

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That's more of a London thing, and isn't true in the North.
North of the river neighbourhoods churn so quickly anyway. It’s not like a provincial village where families are known for generations.

I was surprised at a Kingston funeral that the deceased’s school pals were still living close by. I mentioned this to my pal from Wimbledon who agreed but said change is imminent here too.

Regardless, on The Tube the drill is avoid eye contact and no conversation.
 

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North of the river neighbourhoods churn so quickly anyway. It’s not like a provincial village where families are known for generations.

I was surprised at a Kingston funeral that the deceased’s school pals were still living close by. I mentioned this to my pal from Wimbledon who agreed but said change is imminent here too.

Regardless, on The Tube the drill is avoid eye contact and no conversation.
Who's talking about North London?
 
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