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    Good Movies / TV Shows

    Really? i thought it was done just checked you’re right... i think the male lead would make a good Bond when Craig hangs up his Walther
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    Good Movies / TV Shows

    Last Kingdom....Shame it's over.
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    Good Movies / TV Shows

    Not seen it yet but I hear is a 'must'
  4. What happens if you get sick and need to dip into the 400,000 for a short time in the period before you deposit your 800,000 for seasoning?
  5. Let the info' season a while......... I'd still rather transfer one SWIFT a year. 12 months of the swings and roundabouts of exchange rates! I'm neurotic enough as it is.........Plus regular bank charges for comparatively small amounts all add up my boy. Now i'm over 65 I more or less have to self-insure and I currently keep in a separate account 400,000. My plan was to add 50,000 from time-to-time........up to about 700,000. Now it seems we can't go below 400,000 in our main account.....I don't see point of keeping things separate. So I'll carry on saving for the coming calamity..............Understanding that 'birth is a death sentence'........ keep calm and drink my Yorkshire Gold.
  6. Thanks Jacko........I got this info sent to me by an, 'I told you so' friend who'd had the conniptions over the first reports of changes and when I said it doesn't mention any difference to the seasoned sum.....Well it didn't then.....Well it does now so I expect he'll be happy. We don't have to like ........just have to lump (sum) it. Edit. Be good if we could keep the sum in an account that bares reasonable interest.
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    Post your favorite music

    Love this...........
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    Merry Christmas from immigration.

    I said this before ......(But that's never stopped me).....I asked a Chinese man if he called them plats or pony-tails He spat on the floor in disgust and replied, "PONEEE TAIL!! A plat is what I put my plick in every Flyday night!!!"
  9. 'Yes Bashy........be nice to see a picture of you suited and sober' Said from a safe distance.
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    Merry Christmas from immigration.

    Yes she was keeping an eye out for you........!! You should try getting her to 'wink you off' .......That made me laugh!!
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    Merry Christmas from immigration.

    I'd like to believe that too.......But probably a serious case of tdar fang......Did you recommend her going to 'spec Savers'?
  12. Bushcraft is up at the altar again tomorrow...He might be able to help. He went to Oxford you know? Good luck and best wishes Bashy.....A lovely girl.
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    Merry Christmas from immigration.

    Yes...........Tallguy might bump into you today. We have met before so I'll look out for you. Also the girl at SCB told me it had to be on the day of application. I insisted I could go within 24 hours and she sighed and shook her head. Also she said I should make a transaction while I was there. I'd never hear that before. So as advised I took out a couple of thousand and then worried that her letter and my bank-book totals didn't match exactly. Didn't seem to matter. Jacko only one guy had snowy white hair.......However, if he's eighty he's looking good on it. Seemed in his 70s to me. Mind you everyone looks young to me.....Even you.
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    Merry Christmas from immigration.

    No, Mr Nonchalance was a Scot......He was a number that had been skipped over earlier......and he'd re-appeared with lots of last minute photocopies. His glasses on and off, pen in hand furiously scribbling info'... handing over papers, having them quickly handed back by a patient Immigration Officer pointing out where he needed gaps completed. In fact of the 8 in front of me I have a good memory....And one of the first up fits your description......Though he had his white hair tied back into a fetching little pony tail. His processing took quite a while when compared to slick and efficient yours truly. Today I've got to go and collect my passport today at two if I see him I'll pass on your comments here!.............. (Joking) Another character was paper thin......wispy dyed Elvis hair........Another was a black bloke with an enormous head the size of a bar-stool seat, trouble walking.....He took the longest, very polite for the help he'd needed and the time he'd been given. A couple of retirees had Thai woman partners with them. Both treating their men like helpless children. One of these couples stood out. She was all business, and dressed for the board-room........He.....was a skinny, aged punk.... Mohican hair...chains hanging from his jeans and a walking stick. One wrinkle I'll mention...(with the caveat that I ain't testing it myself).......I overheard one of the staff telling an applicant that the bank letter is valid for 3 days...(perhaps to allow for week-ends I'm thinking?) I'd got mine on Christmas Eve......The day before is not a problem. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable 45 mins of people watching.......Especially the gay mincing reindeer who was keeping the other staff laughing. I noticed though that all the women called upon his expertise when it came the important business of positioning their 'Santa caps' Lots of smiles........On Christmas Day even the otherwise dour, hard-pressed Immigration Officers who have to deal with some of the worst of falang-land's jetsam live up to Thailand's reputation. Lovely
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    Merry Christmas from immigration.

    I was 9th in a queue having arrived about 8:15.......Went quickly . I had all my ducks in a row...the only glitch being I'd stapled my photo.....Next year glue. I was done in about a minute. The guy in front of me was filling his forms in at the desk holding everyone up but had to admire his nonchalance......
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    Premier League 18-19

    Maurinho always given the best 'cloth'........but can't cut it. ..........Always ends up as sack-cloth
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    Literary Finds for Christmas

    I found both...... 'Exploring Wagner's Ring'.......And my, 'Life in Crime' by Superintendent Bent of Scotland Yard, interesting reads.
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    New content

    Merry Christmas my 'Beast Fiend'.......(get your hair-cut)! You'll have noticed circling my desk with your ruler raised that I've almost completely eschewed Politics and Religion since a New Year's resolution I made this year and I'm the happier for it. I'm not sure why, P&R was originally disabled......But when I see the notifications jumping out now, at first I recoil like a salted snail......but then thoughts of all I'm missing: the circular arguments, the bile, phlegm....the verbal vomit....and I'm temped back like a drunk given the keys to a brewery. So if it can be sent to purgatory again I might last the year out.
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    Congratulations on the Upgrade

    I've had a little wander round..........Very good job. How anyone can do this sort of thing is beyond me. You have a brilliant mind. Respect.
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    Good Movies / TV Shows

    I’m into the ‘Good Doctor ‘....... finished the first season and teared up last nite. Been binge watching 3 episodes at a time. I’ll have a look at. Counterpart tonight noticed on my box aready.... saving the 2nd season of gd dr for lean viewing times.
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    Post your favorite music

    You've done it again Sam....you must be 'septic'.....This song was one I often skipped....Only recently I've truly listened properly and now love it. My new deluxe White Album copy was promised by Amazon US on the 30th........Then absolutely for this morning....Still not arrived.......I hope it comes before Christmas.
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    My Christmas tree

    Mine is now 11 years old........Sorry couldn't orientate it.
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    Did I remember?!?

    That's a horrible feeling........ I once wondered if I'd left the air-con on in my old condo here........ Phoned from the UK to get a mate to check. I hadn't. I now have a 'to do' list when returning to the UK. As my few remaining brain cells get more lonely the list has grown quite long over the years...... I even get my passport and c cards out the night before incase of a 'safe' malfunction.
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    Post your favorite music

    For some reason this made me so happy.......... Cracking-up. Old age will do that. Taste of what today's young are missing.