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6 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

I agree Paulette and that is why I have been spending money like there is no tomorrow. Come to an end now though.

 

But as far as coffee goes, when I put a spoon in the jar to get out a few granules, put them in the mug and poor hot water on them followed by a drop of milk. Why would I want a machine to do that which costs over £700?

 

Allan

 


Everybody has their splurges or guilty pleasures.  For me, I treated myself to a very high end set of cookware during the lockdown.  I enjoy cooking and wanted to treat myself to some excellent pots and pans….if my food turns out badly, it’s all on me now 😀

 

If one person wants to spend £700 on an coffee machine while another gets satisfaction from instant coffee, I am happy for both!

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1 hour ago, Colblimp said:

You philistine! I wouldn't use instant coffee if you paid me.

No one has to pay me, my favourite coffee is Nescafe Gold Blend instant, I take it black with two sweeteners, no fancy coffee machine for me, but each to his own just enjoy😁

 

Carol

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1 hour ago, Allan Bell said:

 

I agree Paulette and that is why I have been spending money like there is no tomorrow. Come to an end now though.

 

But as far as coffee goes, when I put a spoon in the jar to get out a few granules, put them in the mug and poor hot water on them followed by a drop of milk. Why would I want a machine to do that which costs over £700?

 

Allan

 

What have you been buying Allan ?😁

 

Carol

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5 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

After two panicky tech days, I'm up and running again! 

 

My iPhone 7, just 4 years old, was misbehaving. I've read that many iPhones don't last longer 🤨. I bought a new iPhone 12 mini (the 13 is out now). I also went into THREE to ask about getting a WiFi modem and ended with a pocket-size mobile broadband unit. After 112 dumb mistakes, I can now get my M1 MacBook Air on the Web with both this mobile thing and my 12 mini Personal Hotspot. Yes, I still have problems to solve but I'm moving towards the light.

 

Edo, a 20th century lad

Great new Edo welcome to the 12 club and the 21st century, am sure you will be pleased with it

 

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Oh oh, my old gang is breaking up over a cup of java. 

 

Mates, I once live around the corner from Sant' Eustachio Il Caffè in Rome. They are said to have the best coffee in The World. The Ferraris parked on top of each other in front said so. I tipped my cup to Fellini in there once. Now days, this nomad Yank makes coffee in a French press. I envy Andy the stability of his life in being able to own a fab espresso machine. 

 

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6 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

After two panicky tech days, I'm up and running again! 

 

My iPhone 7, just 4 years old, was misbehaving. I've read that many iPhones don't last longer 🤨. I bought a new iPhone 12 mini (the 13 is out now). I also went into THREE to ask about getting a WiFi modem and ended with a pocket-size mobile broadband unit. After 112 dumb mistakes, I can now get my M1 MacBook Air on the Web with both this mobile thing and my 12 mini Personal Hotspot. Yes, I still have problems to solve but I'm moving towards the light.

 

Edo, a 20th century lad

Hi Edo, I believe I mentioned the Three wifi dongle a while ago when you were having troubles earlier. Great piece of kit.

 

Good to hear you are getting it together.😃

 

Allan

 

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21 minutes ago, CAROL SAUNDERS said:

What have you been buying Allan ?😁

 

Carol

 

Not telling. Secret.😀  But if you meet me round the back of the bicycle shed I'll whisper what I have been buying.😔

 

Allan

 

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2 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 But if you meet me round the back of the bicycle shed I'll whisper what I have been buying.😔

 

Don't go, Carol... He'll only show you his dongle... 😎

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3 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

A dongle eh?

 

I'm thinking of buying the newest iPad mini. I also want to sell some camera kit and my watch. 

 

I have the iPad mini 5 I love it.  I imagine the new iPad mini will be even better...

 

Carol

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3 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

Not telling. Secret.😀  But if you meet me round the back of the bicycle shed I'll whisper what I have been buying.😔

 

Allan

 

Well enjoy whatever it is you have bought Allan😄 owing to the current fuel crisis, I will have to decline your offer😄

 

Carol

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I make coffee in an electric drip coffeemaker every morning. No instant, and no decaf. If a doctor ever tells me I can’t have caffeine, I’ll quit drinking coffee. About this, I’m set in my ways.
I set my coffeepot up before bed, and just push a button when I arise. By the time I dress and get my newspaper from my driveway, my coffee is ready.

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Good to see the photo of the famous 3 from Liverpool, interesting to put faces to names. 

 

Not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but we are heading out into Northumberland with our tiny caravan later today, staying for a few days. The weather forecast could be a lot better so we may get severely wet but hopefully we'll get some walking done, and I might even take a few photos. Fortunately we have a full tank of diesel, and not too far to travel, so no immediate fuel worries.

 

My best mate has an exotic coffee machine, while we are far more parsimonious and use a collection of three old Moka pots. Probably drinking instant in the van however.  There are larger Mokas about

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On 21/09/2021 at 04:52, spacecadet said:

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Looking good, Ed.

And you two as well;)

 

I hadn't seen this. Terrific photo of you three. Edo must fib about his age. He looks to be the youngest.

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2 hours ago, Bryan said:

Good to see the photo of the famous 3 from Liverpool, interesting to put faces to names. 

 

Not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but we are heading out into Northumberland with our tiny caravan later today, staying for a few days. The weather forecast could be a lot better so we may get severely wet but hopefully we'll get some walking done, and I might even take a few photos. Fortunately we have a full tank of diesel, and not too far to travel, so no immediate fuel worries.

 

My best mate has an exotic coffee machine, while we are far more parsimonious and use a collection of three old Moka pots. Probably drinking instant in the van however. 

Have fun, unwind.

We used to stay in tenting campsites that had water and electricity. I’d bring out my electric coffee pot, sit it on the picnic table and brew the coffee.
Once we stayed at a tent cabin in the Teton mountains, at Jackson Hole. Two sides were logs, two sides were canvas. This was July, but at the high elevations, the nights were cold. There was a pot-bellied stove inside, and two bunks. Bob fired up the wood-burning stove without realizing the flue had come apart. We were smoked out until he got it put back together. Even so, we slept with coats and long underwear on in heavy sleeping bags because the fire burned out soon.

The next morning, I took the coffee pot out front to plug it in. We drank our steaming cups while sitting at the picnic table in parkas and gloves, looking out on the most beautiful pine trees all encased in frozen dew or fog. The sun came up over the mountains and everything turned to sparkling diamonds. It was heart-stoppingly beautiful. Back home, it was probably 70 degrees hotter. What a way to get out of the summer heat. I saw my first pilated woodpecker there, but before I had anything but a wide-angle fixed lens camera.

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4 hours ago, Bryan said:

Fortunately we have a full tank of diesel, and not too far to travel, so no immediate fuel worries.

 

Enjoy your Northumberland trip, it's a great county. Here down south diesel was the first to sell out Friday and Saturday. Some unleaded E10 was delivered yesterday to local Tesco garages, but was sold out by early afternoon with the garages closing again. Locally diesel is pretty much non existent. Smaller bus companies and taxi drivers are worried. My wife has enough unleaded to get into work and back today only. 

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Thanks for the kind words Betty and Steve. Feeling a tad guilty about recreational diesel use, but when my wife filled the tank yesterday there were no queues - a benefit of living in the frozen north.

 

We've booked tickets to go to the remains of the old Roman fort at Vindolanda, she is a historian, I'll go along to make up the numbers.

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13 hours ago, John Morrison said:

 

Don't go, Carol... He'll only show you his dongle... 😎

 

RUDE.  But I like you.

 

Allan

 

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15 hours ago, John Morrison said:

 

Don't go, Carol... He'll only show you his dongle... 😎

 

Carrol don't believe John.  I'm not like that. Really.

 

Allan

 

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5 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

I'm not like that. Really.

 


I’m ashamed to say that I don’t remember you mentioning that MiFi gizmo; it’s exactly what I needed. I can put up to 10 devices on it. I’m almost up to speed with everything. Almost. I will post a problem on the bad post. 

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39 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:


I’m ashamed to say that I don’t remember you mentioning that MiFi gizmo; it’s exactly what I needed. I can put up to 10 devices on it. I’m almost up to speed with everything. Almost. I will post a problem on the bad post. 

 

Don't worry Edo I forget things too as MDM will affirm.

 

Allan

 

See you on the "Bad Post" thread.

 

ITMA

 

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My library is giving a "Masterpieces of Art" class online and I saw my first one today. I wasn't sure how useful it would be to see art on my computer but it was fine. You can see composition, subject, and at least approximate color. I enjoyed it. I'm very conscious that a lot of wonderful photographers went to art school... Jay Maisel, Art Wolfe, etc. and I found myself looking for lessons that can apply just as well to photography.

 

Paulette

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I received this this morning, it made me laugh. I hadn't seen it before and hadn't expected the ending. I hope you enjoy it. 

Cheers and gone

Shergar 

 

 

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