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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Virtual Tea and Coffee Bar. Reply with quote

Welcome To The Tea & Coffee Bar

For those who don't drink alcohol. Please bring a supply of cakes & biscuits.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, Mark, is it the "Tea and Cake Bar" or the "Tea and Coffee Bar"?

I'll have some cake, please, and a glass of red wine.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tea, biscuits and cakes sounds like heaven to me *pulls up chair*
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I too late for a hot chocolate?

Frustrating evening trying to send a photo to someone as an attachment and not succeeding. i was born too long ago thats the problem.
Confused Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I have a pint of Guinness?

And a packet of nuts.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Can I have a pint of Guinness?

And a packet of nuts.


No your in the wrong bar. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadie Su wrote:
Am I too late for a hot chocolate?

Frustrating evening trying to send a photo to someone as an attachment and not succeeding. i was born too long ago thats the problem.
Confused Rolling Eyes


Hello Sadie, hope you got your chocolate. I know the feeling about pc's and things - I am having difficulties finding my way around this messageboard. I am very grateful to John for finding us new premises but I have a headache trying to find my way here which is why I only pop in now and again. Any pastries going?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gutsygub wrote:
I have a headache trying to find my way here which is why I only pop in now and again.


You can bookmark

http://r2ok.s4.bizhat.com/index.php

or the page of unread messages.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gutsy
In the good old days, reaches for zimmerframe and sighs wistfully


I was born quite a while ago
And things were so different back then you know
A post was a place where you hung your gate
A cookie was something you shouldn’t have ate
Then ram was a sheep of the masculine kind
Now a board’s not a place where your ironing you’ll find
Spam was something that came in a tin
And the net was some thing you caught your fish in
A mouse was a creature that ate all your cheese
A window you opened to let in the breeze
A thread you used when to sew you sat
A bite was something you got from a gnat
Well I’m doing my best to get up to date
Hoping one day I’ll be computerate
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadie su, you're a
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the poem,Sadie....very clever!
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Virtual Tea and Coffee Bar Reply with quote

Hello Sadie, I'm glad to see you in here and very pleased that your pencil and poetic wit have survived the transfer from that other coffee bar, which is now lying empty and forlorn, with just the echo of past pleasures sadly lurking in cobwebby corners.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behold the ghost from a coffee bar
Wandering near and wandering far
Never to find a home?
Missing the chatter of friendly folk
Some who were rich, some who were broke
Everyone felt at home
But lo and behold other places abound
Many new comrades there to be found
As well as familiar mates
Is there a place? hear the ghost implore
This spirit is friendly, you can be sure
(Poems at reasonable rates)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the poems Sadie

not feeling very talkative this morning as my "little boy" has just gone off for a week and I miss him already Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been all alone in this coffee bar all week. Isn't anyone going to join me in a cuppa?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I'll have a nice strong coffee too and a couple of those Club Biscuits with raisins in... of course, Club Biscuits are not what they used to be.. chocolate like concrete all round.. skimpy things nowadays..

I'm just down off the scaffolding after struggling to get 30 feet of guttering up on my own. I had to chop out some brickwork to get in 2 larger outlets so I'm covered in red brick dust. I'm surprised they let me in here!! The sky looks a little ominous over in the west and I believe it's going to rain all day tomorrow so I must get this done today.

Well, that's better.. I like frothy coffee! Laughing
Up the ladder again.. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't had a club biscuit in years. That just reminded me of some lovely chocolatey things me and my friend used to get on our way home from school in the 70's. They were a chocolate case filled with something really nice and had a sweet on the top (eg jelly tot/chocolate button). They were sold individually in plastic wrappers. Does anyone remember please?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't ring any bells with me apart from a Walnut Whip ... a chocolate casing with creamy stuff inside but not a sweet topping to be seen...
Maybe Ron will remember?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm off to Cromer for a week's holiday tomorrow. Forecast is patchy but I don't care! It'll be wonderful to get away and see places new to me. I belong to the National Trust so will visit Felbrigg Hall and the other one whose name I've forgotten for the moment. Also planning to get to Blakeney, Holt etc and see a friend who will be in Mundesley for the weekend.

Have a good week everyone.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a great time Eileen... hopefully the weather won't be so bad in my part of Blighty.. I've mentioned before on here, I'm impressed with Holt town centre.. very nice!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Doesn't ring any bells with me apart from a Walnut Whip ... a chocolate casing with creamy stuff inside but not a sweet topping to be seen...
Maybe Ron will remember?


I can only think of Wagon Wheels, but they didn't have anything on the top.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gutsygub wrote:
Haven't had a club biscuit in years. That just reminded me of some lovely chocolatey things me and my friend used to get on our way home from school in the 70's. They were a chocolate case filled with something really nice and had a sweet on the top (eg jelly tot/chocolate button). They were sold individually in plastic wrappers. Does anyone remember please?


Thanks to Google - have just found out they were Kunzle Showboats, does anyone alse remember them, in fact is there anyone else in this coffee shop, hello.......
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just here to do the washing up.......... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll dry up and put away Minx!

I don't remember Kunzle Showboats but have a vague recollection of Kunzle cakes and I think Sarah Kennedy used to talk about them, years ago of course!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't think I remembered them but looking at this pretty poor picture, a distant bell is ringing...



But, I do remember loving these! Razz Razz They were Gor-Ge-Ous! specially the Apricot or Blackcurrant & Apple ones... oh, lovely!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone. Nice to see some customers back in here. All we need now is one of Sadie's poems and it will be just like old times.

As we are reminiscing about old favourites, the other thing I really miss are Barmouth biscuits.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did somebody mention my name?
Smile


Grey clouds overhead
Falling leaves gold and red
Days shorter now
Birds follow the plough
Hedgehogs buried deep
In the leaves, fast asleep
Many seeds in the earth
Wait for springtime’s rebirth
Hats and scarves worn
In the cold early dawn
Chestnuts to roast
Warm cinnamon toast
Grapes from the vine
Now found as mulled wine
Autumn is here
And Christmas is near
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as if by magic !!!!!

lovely to see you and your poem again, brings a warm glow (only thing I don't like is the line .. Christmas is near. very scary to me!)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gutsygub wrote:
as if by magic !!!!!

lovely to see you and your poem again, brings a warm glow (only thing I don't like is the line .. Christmas is near. very scary to me!)
Me too....the Christmas tree is already up outside our Town Hall... Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bring it on, I love it... we can all do with cheering up a little.. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not Christmas which people find depressing
Its all the hype that goes with it and the fact it seems now to start even before Bonfire Night is over
And of course all the money people feel obliged to spend mostly on silly presents they would never want for themselves
Still I do love a real Christmas Tree and a nice fresh Norfolk Turkey not to mention a decent bottle of vintage Port just to keep Mr Scrooge at bay Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luckily for me, my present buying activities are a distant memory... so I can just enjoy the atmosphere and all the great Christmas classic tracks on the radio Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes its handy to watch and inwardly memorise all the Christmas Number One tracks played every day on MTV and other music channels especially if you're thinking of going on Popmaster in the New Year
You need to remember to add a year on though because of course they were also number one at the start of the next year
I know that has caught out a fair number of Popmaster contestants over the years Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Its not Christmas which people find depressing
Its all the hype that goes with it and the fact it seems now to start even before Bonfire Night is over


On the contrary.... it never stops!

In some ways we have ourselves to blame for this; how many of us go off to the sales (which themselves never seem to end) to stock up on next year's prezzies while they're cheap?

I used to hate "commercial" Christmas with a vengeance, nowadays with four grandchildren it's impossible to be totally grumpy for their sakes, so I simply dislike it for the very reasons Ruddlescat describes.

My biggest gripe is Tesco et al flogging mince pies with Xmas packaging, in September, with a sell-by date of late November. That's just cynical.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gnasty Gnome wrote:
My biggest gripe is Tesco et al flogging mince pies with Xmas packaging, in September, with a sell-by date of late November. That's just cynical.


It is. I've chomped my way through two boxes of 6 already!!! Smile (Sell-by date? What sell-by date?).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Gnasty Gnome wrote:
My biggest gripe is Tesco et al flogging mince pies with Xmas packaging, in September, with a sell-by date of late November. That's just cynical.


It is. I've chomped my way through two boxes of 6 already!!! Smile (Sell-by date? What sell-by date?).


There's nothing wrong with having mince pies at any time of year - hot cross buns are sold all year round now, so why not?

Do these look especially Christmassy?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember when Mo Dutta was on in early mornings, I really miss him, he was really funny- anyway, he had thing about mince pies. Go for the cheap ones! They're the best.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheap ones are even less Christmassy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Cheap ones are even less Christmassy


I read somewhere at the weekend. “Chrismassy” is the new buzzword in fashion at the moment. It’s very now or did it say, current, to look Chrismassy – apparently. Red is in: you can look good in red: red is the new black! Yeah right- only if you have a significant girth, a long white beard, a pet called Rudolf and start off every sentence with Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas, or maybe if you can’t tell the difference between your grandma and a wolf! Everyone else should steer clear.

Mince-pies don’t really look Christmassy, but they do taste Christmassy- especially warmed-up then served with a big lump of Cornish clotted cream and washed down with big gulps of frothy-coffee.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear - I'd better keep off the mince pies then, or someone will think I'm in training.

I like the puff-pastry ones... yes, clotted cream, any cream will do really, but not that oversweet brandy or rum butter.
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