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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:34 am    Post subject: Most depressing day Reply with quote

Apparently it's the most depressing day today ( 22nd January 2007 ).

This can be due to the Weather, Money due in January pay ( If you are paid monthly ) and Christmas blues.

Do you feel it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope - although that might have something to do with the fact that I'm starting a week's holiday today! Very Happy

(Doing nothing special, just lounging around at home and waiting for my sore throat to improve so I can get out walking this week....)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to feel it when I was working and when we had huge Christmas bills (when the kids were little). Not too bad this January. Planning a life of self-employment at the moment, money's not tight (yet).

Weather up here has been odd recently but starting to get cold, but I look forward to the

I like seeing frost on the trees Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Santana on Ken Bruce cheers you up
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's not the worst, but not the best I've had
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen the first but very brief snowfall here in Warwickshire Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I try to keep positive, weather is sunny but cold...have been out with my dog and this is always a positive feeling!

The media is always telling us how to feel...! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Just seen the first but very brief snowfall here in Warwickshire Very Happy


same (but in Newcastle... excuse my ignorance - my english geography is appauling... like me spelling I suppose - but where is Warwickshire?)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
... excuse my ignorance - but where is Warwickshire?)


You ARE joking Shocked

No of course not; I don't know where Surrey is Rolling Eyes

Warwickshire in is the South Midlands, well it's in the West Midlands, or even the East Midlands......

It's a very odd-shaped county because years ago some politicians decided to put Solihill and Coventry in the county of West Midlands and be a right arm (on the map) for Birmingham. Consequently there is a rather remote part of North Warwickshire which includes Atherstone and Nuneaton, but much of it is just south of Birmingham. The M40 cuts through from Henley-in-Arden down to the Leamington area.

To the East we have Rugby, in the middle we have Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon, to the south we have parts of the Cotswolds area with Stow-in-the-Wold, Moreton-on-the-March, Bourton-on-the-Water. And to the west we have Alcester, Broadway and Evesham. Average house price is likely 180,000.

Coventry is still regarded affectionately as our 'city' and home of our rubbish football team, but the gem is Warwick and it's fantastic still 100% intact castle.

We don't have any mountains, no lakes, but lots of canals and pubs Laughing


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Julia wrote:
... excuse my ignorance - but where is Warwickshire?)


You ARE joking Shocked

No of course not; I don't know where Surrey is Rolling Eyes

Warwickshire in is the South Midlands, well it's in the West Midlands, or even the East Midlands......

It's a very odd-shaped county because years ago some politicians decided to put Solihill and Coventry in the county of West Midlands and be a right arm (on the map) for Birmingham. Consequently there is a rather remote part of North Warwickshire which includes Atherstone and Nuneaton, but much of it is just south of Birmingham. The M40 cuts through from Henley-in-Arden down to the Leamington area.

To the East we have Rugby, in the middle we have Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and Stratford-upon-Avon, to the south we have parts of the Cotswolds area with Stow-in-the-Wold, Moreton-on-the-March, Bourton-on-the-Water. And to the west we have Alcester, Broadway and Evesham. Average house price is likely 180,000.

Coventry is still regarded affectionately as our 'city' and home of our rubbish football team, but the gem is Warwick and it's fantastic still 100% intact castle.

We don't have any mountains, no lakes, but lots of canals and pubs Laughing


John W


thanks John Wink
all those place names however mean nothing to me - it's enough for me to know it's near Birmingham (you see - it was only in October I discovered there was such a thing as the Midlands... I thought it was just north and south...
and, well, to me, Newcastle is south - I'm a scot for goodness sake Wink
We don't really do the whole county thing like england - so utterly confussing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't Ethics that county just South of Suffolk for folk with a lisp. Embarassed Embarassed


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
We don't really do the whole county thing like england - so utterly confussing Laughing


You used to - pre-1974? Some up in Scotland still address letters etc with the likes of Clackmannanshire, Lanarkshire, etc. My cousin still uses Ross and Cromarty in her address even though its now Highland (and she's about the same age as me - too young to remember the pre-1974 counties).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ditched the County thing when we were forced to become Humberside. Hull lost twice.

First it used to be "The City and County of Kingston upon Hull"
Then we lost the right to remain part of Yorkshire.

Fortunately, both of those were reversed, and Grimsby got saddled with N.E Licolnshire
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since we're into counties, where is Ruddles County?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A brewery in Ipswich ( I think)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
A brewery in Ipswich ( I think)

I just checked with Google. It is in Suffolk, Bury something, I think
I suppose it is a country you go to when you've drunk too many ruddles
Nice beer, tho Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bury St Edmunds?

used to by St Edmundsbury until some bureaucrat got at it
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
Bury St Edmunds?


Sounds like an instruction more than a placename.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand that there are those who substitute the word 'Noel' for St.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
Bury St Edmunds?


Sounds like an instruction more than a placename.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Behind Geddon's Wall"]I understand that there are those who substitute the word 'Noel' for St.



Laughing Laughing I wouldn't blame them! Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ruddles used to be brewed in Oakham, Rutlandshire. That county got swallowed up by Leics. Oh, and the brewery got swallowed up by Greene King in 2000.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Julia wrote:
We don't really do the whole county thing like england - so utterly confussing Laughing


You used to - pre-1974? Some up in Scotland still address letters etc with the likes of Clackmannanshire, Lanarkshire, etc. My cousin still uses Ross and Cromarty in her address even though its now Highland (and she's about the same age as me - too young to remember the pre-1974 counties).


I wouldn't know, I wasn't born

yes, there are some 'counties' if you want to call them that -more regions - but if you get asked where you're from you don't do the wierd english thing of naming a county, yuo state the town, so much easier that way!
the regions are now only for council use - eg the people who are responsible for picking up your bins and who you'd complain to if the street light stopped working etc
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Julia,

I'm Scottish too. I always say I'm originally from Stirlingshire (not the Central Region Rolling Eyes )

Help ma boab (I think we've had a thread on Scotticisms already).


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

really? Very Happy another scot in exile - I'm fre Glasge - what was your nearest town?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Help ma boab (I think we've had a thread on Scotticisms already).


John W[/quote]

oooh! where? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falkirk, but I'm not a bairn, was born in the Borders, and with an English surname well who knows before that Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah, Falkirck, not far from me then! on my train line as well - the Falkirck High stop - you know, the Edinburgh train
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Ruddles used to be brewed in Oakham, Rutlandshire. That county got swallowed up by Leics. Oh, and the brewery got swallowed up by Greene King in 2000.

Thank's John.
I had a vague memory of it being somewhere in the midlands, & based on an old, real country.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recollect that it was re-instated at the last round of county boundary changes
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
I wouldn't know, I wasn't born

yes, there are some 'counties' if you want to call them that -more regions - but if you get asked where you're from you don't do the wierd english thing of naming a county, yuo state the town, so much easier that way!


Well, I was around, but only just, far too young to remember the old Scottish counties, e.g. Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, etc. - but they were counties, and you're right about them being regions now - Highland, Central, etc. The change apparently took place in 1975.

As for saying where you're from south of the border, I say I'm from Newcastle - I never did like 'Tyne and Wear' much, although despite the old council being abolished, unfortunately they've never got around to putting Newcastle back into Northumberland where it belongs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...slightly off topic but don't have the time or energy to search fot the scottish thread -

Incidently - on the scottish theme... doing linguistics I have discovered that I 'realise fewer phonemes' than the rest of you - I don't know if you're aware of the IPA - Intenational Phonetic Alphabet (as in writing down the sounds as they sound - like in Pygmalion/My Fair Lady)
Is there anyone else out there who would have foot and boot rhyming? Rolling Eyes no, just me? aparently they should sound different??
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Julia wrote:
...slightly off topic but don't have the time or energy to search fot the scottish thread -

Incidently - on the scottish theme... doing linguistics I have discovered that I 'realise fewer phonemes' than the rest of you - I don't know if you're aware of the IPA - Intenational Phonetic Alphabet (as in writing down the sounds as they sound - like in Pygmalion/My Fair Lady)
Is there anyone else out there who would have foot and boot rhyming? Rolling Eyes no, just me? aparently they should sound different??


To me they should, because I would pronounce foot as "fut" and boot with 'oo' in the middle, whereas as a Scot, you're more likely to pronounce them the same as you'll put more emphasis on the 'oo' every time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Scots say 'fit' as in fitba'

Can't remember if the Scottish language thread is on here or elsewhere Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, everyone says fitba - never heard fit though

I love the new glaswegian rhyming slang - 'are ye corned beef' - are you deaf - since the way we'd say deaf, it would rhyme with beef Smile
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