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    Your favourite job?

    Je suis en retraite!
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    Your favourite job?

    J'ai un permit de conduire, un camping car, mais malhereusment, brexit pose des problem s!
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    Your favourite job?

    I've found being retired beats everything else I've ever done!
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    Southern Upland Way with an 8 year old

    When my younger son (51 tomorrow!) was eight I took him on a 3 nighter trip along the South Downs Way. The first day out he got very tired and we decided to camp early. Since, like you, I was also carrying the bulk of the kit I was also tired and flopped down for a badly needed rest before...
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    Basic kit hit-list?

    O,h yes! You've found the right site for advice: we love giving it. I see Erbswurst has given you a link to Paul Kirtlley'website. I second this. Paul Kirtley synthesises a wide range of knowledge into easily digested chunks. His web site is well worth a visit. I would also recommend Joe...
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    Word association game

    Body
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    Word association game

    Bath
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    Word association game

    PoppyD
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    Word association game

    Obscura
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    First World Problem

    I wouldn't give that quiz too much credence. It was probably the one that gave my social class result as elite!
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    Proud Dad moment

    Doubtless he'll give you many more such moments in the future. My sons are still giving me proud dad moments and they are now in their 50's. It's the upbringing that does it!
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    Word association game

    Hoes
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    First World Problem

    We have attempted to solve the problem of too many books in two ways. 1 Move house. This entails selecting only those books we really want to keep and donating the rest to Oxfam. The fact that our son was deputy director of Oxfam trading with a direct involvement in the bookshops is...
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    First World Problem

    For what it's worth, all translations my Iliads and Odysses are in the myths and legends section along with the Mort d'Arthur, Tirant lo Blanc etc. The point is that I know where they are and can find them in an instant. This is the criterion of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Education. Now, hang...
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    New member from France

    Bienvenue!