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taffy
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Oswestry Shropshire.
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Posted - 20/11/2007 :  15:19:52  Show Profile  Visit taffy's Homepage Send taffy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello, Sleep has always been easy for me, i am able to snatch a snooze by simply telling myself sleep, wake up in twenty mins, or any designated time span, a trick i learned in early military days. taffy
p.s, someone in our household refuses to believe that i can, snooze, listen to the radio, and carry on a conversation all at the same time.
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Tom Mcgreevy
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Ex-English Army ( Ex-pat Geordie ), Berkshire
United Kingdom


4098 Posts

Posted - 21/11/2007 :  12:03:07  Show Profile  Visit Tom Mcgreevy's Homepage Send Tom Mcgreevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I once told my Sergeant I couldn't sleep at night, and I ended up on 'Guard Duties' for a week. I never complained again

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PaddyS
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United Kingdom

324 Posts

Posted - 21/11/2007 :  12:21:13  Show Profile  Visit PaddyS's Homepage Send PaddyS a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My favourite sergeant was a tough old Cornishman (Well! Old to me when I was 21). He had hundreds of little sayings, for any occassion. One, for conserving energy, was, "Never stand up if you can sit down.
Never sit down if you can lie down. And if you can lie down, get some shuteye."
Still works for me.
Paddy

Quote "So long as it comes from the heart."
Jimmy "Schnozzle" Durante. 1893-1980.
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Tom Mcgreevy
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Ex-English Army ( Ex-pat Geordie ), Berkshire
United Kingdom


4098 Posts

Posted - 21/11/2007 :  14:34:10  Show Profile  Visit Tom Mcgreevy's Homepage Send Tom Mcgreevy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My dear old Mam used to say
" Never talk with your mouth open ! ", and
" Get them shoes off the table, or we'll all wake up dead (pronouned Deed in Geordie) in the morning !"
To this day I still won't have shoes on our table.

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Edited by - Tom Mcgreevy on 21/11/2007 18:47:01
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Sue
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United Kingdom

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Posted - 21/11/2007 :  14:54:43  Show Profile  Visit Sue's Homepage  Send Sue a Yahoo! Message Send Sue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I won't have shoes on the table either for the same reason. I'm not superstitious (touch wood) but I wouldn't want to tempt fate! (with fingers crossed) and luckily, I wasn't under the ladder when Noel fell off because I never walk under ladders. :)

It's never too late!
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


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Posted - 27/11/2007 :  19:04:11  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Unfortunately I rarely have a choice when it comes to ladders, nine times out of ten they are across the pavement with cars parked close and a 6 foot drop off the pavement, if you do find a space to get off the pavement and around the ladder you then can't get back onto the pavement.

So you are faced with having to ride one's powerchair at 4mph along a busy road.

Given the choice I'll take a chance on being landed on by a flying body as opposed to the distinct probability of death on the roads.

Regards,
Chris Green
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Service before self

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My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Sue
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United Kingdom

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Posted - 27/11/2007 :  19:17:55  Show Profile  Visit Sue's Homepage  Send Sue a Yahoo! Message Send Sue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can't argue with that Chris. Perhaps if Noel had landed on me we might have had a better outcome. I would describe myself as 'more to cuddle' so he would have had a soft landing As it was he just stood there with his foot almost back to front saying "I think I've sprained my ankle." Men! I feel a poem coming on!

It's never too late!
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
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Posted - 28/11/2007 :  00:01:43  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Perhaps he was trying to be humourous.

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Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
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Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


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Posted - 01/12/2007 :  20:06:59  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oddenstein has a table in the swamp and a door, though Einstein is not allowed anywhere near them, the last time Einstein touched them, Oddenstein opened the door and fell down stairs, which was not received well seeing as how you can normally float all round the door and there are no stairs.

'Stein says he landed on a cat and had a quick snack but then got clobbered by a large pile of numbers and it took hours to climb the 6 feet back out, though having arrive in the swamp he was relieved to find he had four feet and a much shallower cellar.

Fingment is advertising for a campanologist and has had an answer from some chap called Shroe who must be Australian because he is one dinkum dinger, who has lost a cat, which was mailed in a box in red wrapping paper.

Oddenstein found the paper and made darts out of it, which changed to blue if you threw them very fast.

Meanwhile the police have been round searching for some chap called Mr Doppler.

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Chris Green
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Newark-upon-Trent
United Kingdom


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Posted - 03/12/2007 :  22:33:57  Show Profile  Visit Chris Green's Homepage Send Chris Green a Private Message  Reply with Quote
wingwahwingwahwingwahwingwah.......

Duck.

Where?

Clang.

wingwahwingwahwingwahwingwah....

redblueredblueredblue...

My blood is changing to cheese or my stilton is bleeding.

Q

Regards,
Chris Green
frankgreen2@virginmedia.com
http://chrisgreen.weebly.com/

Service before self

'A Poppy in My Buttonhole' available now SEE:
http://www.rossendalebooks.co.uk/
http://www.lulu.com/content/2791550

My next book will be "The Crcodile Chronicles" and is projected to be launched 2015 or a quarter past eight in time for Christmas.
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Mac
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United Kingdom

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Posted - 04/12/2007 :  07:25:49  Show Profile  Visit Mac's Homepage Send Mac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As said in a film called The Green Mile, "This boys cheese has slid off his cracker". (or something like that).
Chris, check your marbles, I think there are a few missing!

Dream, Hope, Believe, Do
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taffy
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Oswestry Shropshire.
United Kingdom


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Posted - 04/12/2007 :  10:19:27  Show Profile  Visit taffy's Homepage Send taffy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Marbles missing?? that will teach you to play in the swamp,or not to play in the swamp, now my Stilton is bleeding, no it's the port spilling, thought i had drunk it, where is that bottle? there it is glowing greeen in the swamp. cheers. Taffy.
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janhedger
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Posted - 04/12/2007 :  15:33:58  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just put a good sized slug of red wine in a casserole, hic, hic, hic!
Cheers Jan

We cannot stop, because if a single one of these men were taken and shot, that would be our fault - Edith Cavell
http://www.janscreativewriting.co.uk/ -updated Aug 17 - with new poems/photo's - video interviews - see PowerPoint slide shows, audio files & my books.
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Mac
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Posted - 04/12/2007 :  18:34:31  Show Profile  Visit Mac's Homepage Send Mac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ah but, had you already eaten the casserole Jan?

Dream, Hope, Believe, Do
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janhedger
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Posted - 04/12/2007 :  19:09:48  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Now that would be telling! My excuse is I need the Dutch courage to wear tunic top and tights whilst slapping my thigh! And when I cackle as the witch, I can blame the drink!
Cheers, Jan

We cannot stop, because if a single one of these men were taken and shot, that would be our fault - Edith Cavell
http://www.janscreativewriting.co.uk/ -updated Aug 17 - with new poems/photo's - video interviews - see PowerPoint slide shows, audio files & my books.
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