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Offline Albatross

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2017, 12:00:04 PM »
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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2017, 12:28:19 PM »
Abbeydale Absolution
Abbeydale Deception
Abbeydale Moonshine
Marble Manchester Bitter
Marble Lagonda
Kelham Island Pale Rider
Ossett Silver King
Saltaire Elderflower Blonde
Saltaire Raspberry Blonde
Saltaire Blackberry Cascade
Tiny Rebel Fugg Life
Hopcraft Rudi in Orbit
Hawkshead Windermere Pale
Salopian Lemon Dream
Salopian Hoptwister
Dark Star APA
Dark Star Hophead
Thornbridge White Swan
Credence Clearwater
Hardknott Lux Borealis
Rat White Rat
Errant Clever Girl
Phoenix West Coast IPA
Oakham Scarlet Macaw
...and the list goes on...

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2017, 12:48:11 PM »
Albatross, I bet you are a fun date.

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2017, 01:14:04 PM »
Here's one:  Yo Sushi

There's a whole generation of kids that love to eat sushi and think it's totally normal.  I don't know about the US, but we had some German visitors and they refused to go.  The whole family was completely freaked about eating an avacado roll!   

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2017, 01:15:50 PM »
Rat White Rat

Saw them at the Jubilee rooms about two years ago....opened for Shoegeezer.
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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2017, 01:21:29 PM »
I wore Spanx once for a wedding
Pics or it never happened

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2017, 01:40:00 PM »
Albatross, I bet you are a fun date.

I have my moments...

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2017, 04:49:00 PM »
Thermos/flask at beach.



Wait a minute, is this an actual picture of the elusive Son of Sailor?   

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2017, 06:14:30 PM »
Wait a minute, is this an actual picture of the elusive Son of Sailor?

Not far off...
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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2017, 10:37:06 AM »
I knew it!  Your Jeremy Corbyn vibe shines through every post. 

Do you have any corduroy jackets with those leather patches on the arms?  Please post pix

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2017, 10:44:36 AM »
Pics or it never happened
As with the vast majority of my life, there are no pictures. Well, I do remember that they had a photographer and all that faff, but I didn't, like, ask for pictures, because what would I do with them?

But that does not mean the Legend of the Spanx is mere myth!

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2017, 03:17:06 PM »
I saw a commercial recently where there was an older lady sitting outside in her garden in the drizzle, full winter gear on, drinking a cup of tea. My husband and I looked at each other and said, "That's about the most British thing I can think of."

I love the British attitude towards tea breaks. You're actually meant to sit and enjoy a cuppa, not just throw back some caffeine from a paper cup and get back to work!

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2017, 05:30:40 PM »
I knew it!  Your Jeremy Corbyn vibe shines through every post. 

Do you have any corduroy jackets with those leather patches on the arms?  Please post pix

Dude, I swear recently I thought about having elbow patches sewn on a tweedish jacket. Looked at knit ties.
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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2017, 06:21:44 PM »
I love the British attitude towards tea breaks. You're actually meant to sit and enjoy a cuppa, not just throw back some caffeine from a paper cup and get back to work!

I agree with this. Th tea culture here is immense. When I worked with older people, they just were all about the tea. It is what brought everyone together really!

Back home, my dad would always make us cups of (Lipton) tea in the microwave. When I told people that here, they looked at me in shock and horror. However, in the paper today, they are saying that making it in the microwave is the "right" way of doing it, so I was very pleased, haha! (For the record, I do love my electric kettle now!)

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2017, 09:08:05 PM »
I saw a commercial recently where there was an older lady sitting outside in her garden in the drizzle, full winter gear on, drinking a cup of tea. My husband and I looked at each other and said, "That's about the most British thing I can think of."

I love the British attitude towards tea breaks. You're actually meant to sit and enjoy a cuppa, not just throw back some caffeine from a paper cup and get back to work!

That's very true.

In the 90's, I worked for the advertising sales departments of The Guardian and later, the Reading Evening Post. What I loved most was that they still had an "elevenses" tea break for 15 minutes where the whole department turned off the phones for that break. We had lunch at the pub at 12:30pm (always with a beer or a G&T) and another tea break at 3pm, again with no interruptions. Every Friday after work, we meet up at a hotel down the street from the office in Reading and had a few beers to wind down from the week and start the weekend. You gotta love the priority they give their drinks!




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