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A flagon of Lockdown Superbrew good barkeep...

A quiet corner and some contemplation beckons.

Recent discussions elsewhere on 'near death experiences', recall a connection with same and...

Astral Projection.

I can't think of anything that terrifies myself more than the thought of experimenting with this and it hits a technically.

Success! You are now looking down upon your body.

Fascinating, however that's plenty for a first step and now time to ensure you can safely return.

Try as you will, to get back into your body; it ain't happening.

So, you're stuck there, floating around the ceiling.

You can't shout for help.

It isn't a near-death experience, so your predicament hasn't been registered in the next realm.

You keep looking around, hoping another spirit-like entity will show up.

Then, hopefully, you can explain being stuck and seek advice.

You wish for it to be a benign spirit-like being and doesn't start taking the proverbial...

One appears, disappears and then comes back with its spirit-like mates.

They surround you, floating... mocking.

'Lost your spanner, have you....?'

'Forget to leave the back door open, did we?'

'Been on the Forteana forums, I'll bet...'.

'Didn't read the instructions, eh..'.

'You're not from Cromer, by any chance...?'

No, never, ever, ever....
Have you ever read the book "Nobody True" by James Herbert? Bloke goes astral travelling and when he gets back, he's been murdered.... Very good book imo
 

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@Comfortably Numb so your granddaughter created the contents of this herself?
Little witch prodigy is my son's daughter and as mentioned elsewhere, her mother passed away in February.

The workings would have been, 'in conjunction' with by my daughter, Donna, as her, 'mentor', however it's youngling's own fair hand...

Daughter may have exhibted some influence in earlier Facebook, 'Messenger' video chats with her niece...

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That's sounds scary, wonder if he looks for someone doing the same then slips in and nicks their body orrrr he somehow gets a hold of the murderers body but then gets caught and gets sent to the electric chair, ok, ive run outta daft ideas, resume normal programme :D

@Cochise , you grieve how you want to for however long it takes, it's your grief, no one else's *huge hugs*
 
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Mornin' all...

Still in a state of complete and utter shock... been watching replays of the Serbia v Scotland game.

We do not win two penalty shoot-outs, scoring ten penalties in succession... 'Stuff like that jist disnae happen tae the likes o' us'.

Bewilderment beckons a rather large one of your finest reserve Scotch and drinks all round please, my good inntender.

Jukebox, some befitting merriment perchance...

Not the Proclaimers though... difficult enough attracting customers as it is, these days...


 

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My mate and I were discussing our love life. (non-existent) . He is 71, I am 65 . We were discussing what age of ladies are eligible without being accused of cradle snatching. He has suggested a formula of 'half your age plus 10 years'.

On the other hand I think i'll simply offer my body to Nigella Lawson. Not only does she look not unlike my late wife but she cooks even better - and my wife was a bloody good cook who fed the whole expat community in Oxford Connecticut in the 1990's.
 

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Latest car news. Fixed up Arya (the Saab 93 Aero that was involved in a bizarre accident some while ago) She is now good as she was when I got her back from the garage, except the passenger door is a different colour. Oh dear, never mind. I can live with it.

Took her for a long drive around the (unlocked-down) part of North Wales and she's going great, and despite being 20% more powerful she seems to use less gas than Zoe. Best - well fastest - car I've had since my stick-shift Ford Taurus SHO in the States - that was a real Mustang-eater. The SHO had a Yamaha developed V6, 220 bhp, 200 lb/ft torque at 4800 rpm. I've seen off a 5.0 Mustang in a drag race down Bridgeport main street. (You gotta love the pre-9/11 US - if a city is short of money they just sack most of the police force).

Arya the Assassin is running 250bhp, 207lb/ft at 1800 pm. Stick, of course. Autos are heavy and thirsty, mostly.

Note the low revs for maximum torque - means she will catapult off the line without any unseemly revving and noise. Exactly right for an assassin. Comes in at better than 26mpg up hill and down dale in Gwynedd - try and get that out of your petrol SUV round the lanes.
Cochise have you got a pic of the car please, i love the old uns as well as the new ones, so long as they dont venture into the stupid and ugly.
Evenin' good innkeeper and flagons of your finest new 'Troll's Lockdown Chaos Superbrew' all round.

Was reading some viking history and have to admire their warrior names.

Personal favourites are Bjorn Ironside, Eric Bloodaxe, Sweyn Forkbeard, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye and Ivar the Boneless.

Apparently the latter, "owes his name to a condition that caused his bones to fracture easily, making his reputation as a fierce Viking warrior particularly impressive" .

Now that's serious hard core...

https://blog.vkngjewelry.com/famous-vikings/amp/

On a related topic of weaponry, I am contemplating imminent purchase of the following air pistol, as now are some acquaintances.

The purpose would be outdoors target practice, with the prospect of doing so at night time, as daylight shortens.

Surprised how inexpensive this top-rated model is.

There is seemingly also that possibility of alarming some deserving people with a night targeting laser.

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OPTICS :
- 650 mm red laser sight
- 30 mm RGB dot sight
- 80-lumen tactical light

https://www.pellpax.co.uk/airguns/a...gamo-pt-85-tactical-177-pellet-air-pistol/306
That looks kinda cool
A flagon of rose hip syrup please.
Is that the same stuff they put on rice puddings and if so where can i buy it, i used to love that stuff, thank you xxx
I have that lil ditty thing going round in my head
You may be a king or a lil street sweeper but sooner or later you dance with the reaper, i think i heard that way back in one of The Bill and Ted films
 

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I was brought up with a set of principles that I cannot help but adhere to. My mother's father was a WW1 veteran and an anarchist in the strict sense - after his experiences in the war he believed no man had the right to be set up over another man. My Dad had been in WW2 and was an anti-racist before the concept really existed. Treat everyone as your friend until they prove otherwise was his motto.

And then there was Biggles.

It's very strange the Biggles was at one time accused of being racist, since he was anything but. Of course, given the time the books were written, you can find the odd sentence we would now find objectionable. But you have to like a man who could come out with this (to a white European diplomat from a belligerent country who has bust into Biggles' flat)

"May I ask what you don't like about me?"

"You may. Since you ask, I don't like anything about you. I don't like your country, I don't like your face, I don't like your manners, and I don't like your name. I trust I have I made myself clear"

Right up there with the mouse sticking two fingers up at the owl.

Edit: Shady, will get pics when it stops raining.
 

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Locked down in Adelaide til Tuesday. Unlock the beer fridge pls, Lloyd. A pint of Coopers Dark Ale should get us humming nicely. Can we get some cricket up on the main screen? No cricket currently? What kind of summer dya call this?

Anybody in here up for a conversation then? ...
 

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Need we spread sawdust on the floor or put medics on standby status?

Lloyd ... A Coopers for Skins here, and I'll have the usual with something unusual to chase it with ...
 

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Evenin' of a fine autumn night and a large dram for all, good innkeeper.

Perhaps something suitably warming, as recommended herein: :nods:

40 new whiskies to cosy up with this autumn and winter – including Macallan, Jura and Tamdhu

https://foodanddrink.scotsman.com/drink/new-whiskies-to-this-autumn-and-winter/

A toast:

'May your lockdown woes be gone and cheer flourish where ye wone'.

I only came across the word, 'wone' this past week and it seems to be an old English term:

- To dwell; to abide.
Their habitation in which they woned.
- Chaucer
To liven in delight was all his wone.
- Chaucer.

Just thought it befitting of the Troll's!

Talking of which, would it be possible to offer something discerning in the way of snacks, perhaps a cheese board, as common in continental Europe. :cool:

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Cochise have you got a pic of the car please, i love the old uns as well as the new ones, so long as they dont venture into the stupid and ugly.
That looks kinda cool
Is that the same stuff they put on rice puddings and if so where can i buy it, i used to love that stuff, thank you xxx
I have that lil ditty thing going round in my head
You may be a king or a lil street sweeper but sooner or later you dance with the reaper, i think i heard that way back in one of The Bill and Ted films
Arya the Assassin plus small dog:
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A round of Congleton Ginger Bear (made with 3x the ginger than normal) please & ta.
 

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Well, the small dog (seen above) is poorly again. Perhaps we need another place for pet updates. For years he has had a cist at the top of the leg that earlier this year he broke a paw. Somehow the cist has got infected and I took him to the vets Wednesday. However he has deteriorated so badly I took him in again today and they decided he was in so much pain they could only manage it by keeping him in. An X-ray has shown a lesion under the cist they are worried about.

Trying to convince myself not to worry until they call in the morning. Mr Daniels is assisting with this, although only to a limited extend because I may have to drive tomorrow.

Thank goodness Stan (the small dog) he is insured but I hope I can still cover the cost until they repay it - this year has destroyed my savings.

Edit - actually when you look at the picture above you can see the cist. I'm bloody useless sometimes. It had been there so long I had stopped checking it and hadn't realised it was swelling.
 
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Well, the small dog (seen above) is poorly again. Perhaps we need another place for pet updates. For years he has had a cist at the top of the leg that earlier this year he broke a paw. Somehow the cist has got infected and I took him to the vets Wednesday. However he has deteriorated so badly I took him in again today and they decided he was in so much pain they could only manage it by keeping him in. An X-ray has shown a lesion under the cist they are worried about.

Trying to convince myself not to worry until they call in the morning. Mr Daniels is assisting with this, although only to a limited extend because I may have to drive tomorrow.

Thank goodness Stan (the small dog) he is insured but I hope I can still cover the cost until they repay it - this year has destroyed my savings.

Edit - actually when you look at the picture above you can see the cist. I'm bloody useless sometimes. It had been there so long I had stopped checking it and hadn't realised it was swelling.
Oh dear, sorry to hear your little dog Stan is unwell. :( :( He looks very cute in the picture by the way.

Try not to worry - as Mr Zebra would say to me, worrying doesn't change anything. You're doing everything right taking him to the vet.

And please don't blame yourself about not seeing it earlier - we have occasionally found small injuries on our dogs over the years that were obviously a few days old etc; dogs are resilient and often don't like to show they're in pain so the fact that you didn't see it straightaway doesn't make you a bad dog owner or anything. And you're not useless.

All the best, and I shall keep all fingers and toes crossed for you and Stan. :group:

Bartender - a drink for Cochise please, whatever is his favourite.
 

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Well, the small dog (seen above) is poorly again. Perhaps we need another place for pet updates. For years he has had a cist at the top of the leg that earlier this year he broke a paw. Somehow the cist has got infected and I took him to the vets Wednesday. However he has deteriorated so badly I took him in again today and they decided he was in so much pain they could only manage it by keeping him in. An X-ray has shown a lesion under the cist they are worried about.

Trying to convince myself not to worry until they call in the morning. Mr Daniels is assisting with this, although only to a limited extend because I may have to drive tomorrow.

Thank goodness Stan (the small dog) he is insured but I hope I can still cover the cost until they repay it - this year has destroyed my savings.

Edit - actually when you look at the picture above you can see the cist. I'm bloody useless sometimes. It had been there so long I had stopped checking it and hadn't realised it was swelling.
Hope your little fella pulls through Cochise, and the dog too. ;)

I am drunk posting and will post a photo of my little fella in a bit.

Stout Yoe(wo)man of the bar! I should like a trough of stout forthwith.
 

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*Slides a bottle of JD towards Coch*. There you go old bean, drink it by the fireplace.
In a granite, metal or wooden trough, OW?. Never mind, *fills a convenient trough with a 'Ogshead of last years "classic stout"
 

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I am drunk posting and will post a photo of my little fella in a bit.
Deary me, this is a bit of a dodgy/lawless part of the forum. :eek::rollingw:

Cochise - I hope Stan is ok. :( With regards to not noticing the cist getting bigger, sometimes we just get used to these things in pets or want to ignore them, very easily done. Life would be so much easier if they could just say 'oi mate, think you need to take me to the vets'. That said my basset probably wouldn't tell me she needed to go to the vets even if she were at death's door... Got my fingers crossed for him (and you).
 

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Well, the small dog (seen above) is poorly again. Perhaps we need another place for pet updates. For years he has had a cist at the top of the leg that earlier this year he broke a paw. Somehow the cist has got infected and I took him to the vets Wednesday. However he has deteriorated so badly I took him in again today and they decided he was in so much pain they could only manage it by keeping him in. An X-ray has shown a lesion under the cist they are worried about.

Trying to convince myself not to worry until they call in the morning. Mr Daniels is assisting with this, although only to a limited extend because I may have to drive tomorrow.

Thank goodness Stan (the small dog) he is insured but I hope I can still cover the cost until they repay it - this year has destroyed my savings.

Edit - actually when you look at the picture above you can see the cist. I'm bloody useless sometimes. It had been there so long I had stopped checking it and hadn't realised it was swelling.
Lots of love and hope to you and your wee doggy, give him a huge hug from me
Hope your little fella pulls through Cochise, and the dog too. ;)

I am drunk posting and will post a photo of my little fella in a bit.

Stout Yoe(wo)man of the bar! I should like a trough of stout forthwith.
I do hope that your little fella is a dog ;) LOL
 

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A Bell's, please, no ice no water. The little dog is back home. Waiting on test results. Now they've shaved his leg I can see the problem - there is another swelling behind the cist as well as the infection actually in the cist. Fingers crossed it's just a response to the irritation from the swollen cist.

He's currently asleep in his bed and snoring away. Proper old gentleman. He'll be demanding a cigar and a share of my whisky next.
 

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Np, help yourself. Here's to Stan's continuing health. :gluck::beer::beer:
 
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A Bell's, please, no ice no water. The little dog is back home. Waiting on test results. Now they've shaved his leg I can see the problem - there is another swelling behind the cist as well as the infection actually in the cist. Fingers crossed it's just a response to the irritation from the swollen cist.

He's currently asleep in his bed and snoring away. Proper old gentleman. He'll be demanding a cigar and a share of my whisky next.
Aww, glad that little Stan is back home. Hopefully you don't have to wait too long for the test results, and I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed that it's just the infection.
 

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We've put a 2020 calendar in a secure location out back in the Head's garden area. It's for Stanley to piss and / or crap on. He's had as bad a 2020 as the rest of us claim to have had.

Good luck and best wishes for Stanley's recovery ...
 

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Pint of Hophouse, please. Small dog back home, he's been two days with his specialist referral hospital. Scan, biopsy. The vet handling his case is fairly confident that the second swelling is a secondary infection, not anything 'sinister' , but of course cannot commit herself until the results come back from the even more specialists.

What a strange couple of days. Found a real pub (location necessarily anonymous) that appears to be functioning as if Covid never happened, except no service at the bar - which I can live with. Very nerve racking waiting for news re Mr. Stan, and I still don't really have any. He's quite distressed, but I don't think he is in actual pain, just fed up.
 

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Pint of Hophouse, please. Small dog back home, he's been two days with his specialist referral hospital. Scan, biopsy. The vet handling his case is fairly confident that the second swelling is a secondary infection, not anything 'sinister' , but of course cannot commit herself until the results come back from the even more specialists.

What a strange couple of days. Found a real pub (location necessarily anonymous) that appears to be functioning as if Covid never happened, except no service at the bar - which I can live with. Very nerve racking waiting for news re Mr. Stan, and I still don't really have any. He's quite distressed, but I don't think he is in actual pain, just fed up.
Aww, that sounds like good news although I can imagine its still an anxious wait to be certain.

:group: for you and Stan.
 
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