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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby BLES » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:00 am

Me tooooo :D
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby deepsouth » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:28 pm

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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Mon May 01, 2017 2:00 pm

Morning all. Came across this oddity. Sounds interesting :lol:

Not sure how I would get out of it...
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby Mikaar » Wed May 31, 2017 9:12 am

Be careful out on the roads today, looks like it's strike season again with all of the taxi protests. Apparently some have already turned violent
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby Jacquers » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:04 am

Some pretty hectic fires in Knysna :(

Around PE as well, the wind and smell of the smoke woke me up in the early morning.
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:22 am

Morning all,

England and South Africa face off in the first test at Lord's today (12pm SA time).

In 2011 England wicket keeper Matt Prior - angry at being run out - smashed the dressing room window. He, along with captain Andrew Strauss, were made to offer a formal apology to the MCC members who were afronted. You can see the pinched expressions of disapproval.. :lol:
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby Thug » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:09 am

Without AB, Faf and Dale Steyn, I don't think we have the firepower or the mental strength to beat the English.
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby DAVEP » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:11 am

I tend to agree with you thug but maybe just maybe we will be surprised.
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:28 am

Top of the morning to all!

How do you like your tea? I think I'll start THE DAY off with a 2-D. Two sugars :thumbup:
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby deepsouth » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:57 am

That depends on the Tea; sometimes milk, but never sugar (I'm a big fan of Dilmah ([url]shop.dilmahtea.co.za[/url]
Green or Herbal - no milk
Black - spot of milk
White (Silver tips) - either way milky or not, if you haven't tried it, amazing !
Flavored black - Iced, with apple juice and served with Gin :twisted:
Oolong - no milk, no sugar
Fived roses - in anybody elses cup but mine

Having said all of that, I'm a coffee guy and still do a double espresso on waking and a double espresso'd americano driving to work.
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:19 pm

deepsouth wrote:That depends on the Tea; sometimes milk, but never sugar (I'm a big fan of Dilmah ([url]shop.dilmahtea.co.za[/url]
Green or Herbal - no milk
Black - spot of milk
White (Silver tips) - either way milky or not, if you haven't tried it, amazing !
Flavored black - Iced, with apple juice and served with Gin :twisted:
Oolong - no milk, no sugar
Fived roses - in anybody elses cup but mine

Having said all of that, I'm a coffee guy and still do a double espresso on waking and a double espresso'd americano driving to work.



Came across this chart and thought of your post :)

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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:20 pm

No mention of Frisco on there at all... :?: But if anybody's wondering, 1 teaspoon of Frisco is the ratio I use..
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:07 pm

Here's an intersting one I came across. It's called hte Coffer Illusion. How many circles are hidden in the image below? (Took me a while to see them :oo )

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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby Gaza365 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:12 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:Here's an intersting one I came across. It's called hte Coffer Illusion. How many circles are hidden in the image below? (Took me a while to see them :oo )

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Took me a good 20-30 seconds, but once they have been seen they can not be unseen


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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:14 pm

Gaza365 wrote:
RiverValleyTrading wrote:Here's an intersting one I came across. It's called hte Coffer Illusion. How many circles are hidden in the image below? (Took me a while to see them :oo )

20479599_1539768166080456_8820204049348327673_n.png

Took me a good 20-30 seconds, but once they have been seen they can not be unseen


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Exactly my response as well. Can't be unseen.

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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:33 am

Morning all,

Truefitt & Hill store front in St James Stree, London. What a fantastic store front and window display.

It's quite sad that street side store shopping has kind of died out here in SA, and it's all in the malls now. This brings back old memories when as kids, we would help my grandfather set up his store window display (we were small enough to creep in betwen all the display items. He would stand on the outside with my gran directing operations :) Nowadays it's all garage door shutters in CBD. No windows to be seen.

Some areas in SA have an incredible number of malls and centres conectrated in a small area. I recall driving around near Menlyn mall (Pretoria), and there seemed to be a shopping centre or mall at every corner..
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:37 am

Morning all!

Youtube shaver Chris Bailey mentioned this article and I thought he was joking, until I read it for myself.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/fea ... mp-w495042

It discusses the upsurge in the 'Professional Cuddling Business' after Trump came to power. Apparently people are so distraught they seek the service of a professional cuddler.... and pay up to 80 dollars an hour for the service... :oo :oo

What the hell.. :oo
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:27 pm

So today is Women's Day...

Remember the old days when you could smoke in the office? ... And the boss used the typing pool as his personal escort service..
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Re: Good morning thread and sports update

Postby BLES » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:48 am

The smell of faint cigarette smoke, cobra floor polish, teak furniture oil and paper files comes to mind when watching this photo.

In the early 90’s before the “New SA” I was posted at an office job and was still an addictive smoker at the time. On my desk I had a round white ashtray with the logo of the SADF Medics (Tampon Tiffies as we used to call them) in the centre. It was common those days amongst our guys to “remove” ashtrays from restaurants and bars to keep as memorabilia. One of the places we used to hang out was an Army bar in Voortrekkerhoogte from where I got hold of this ashtray. It served on my desk till retirement with the new smoking law which was implemented in the workplace.

I belief those days smoking was healthier and production was much higher than these days. You lit you cigarette, took a pull and place it on the rim of the ashtray while you get on with your job. Now there were rules when smoking at your desk. For instance when an officer entered your office you had to stub out your cigarette and stand as a form of respect. You could only re-light it when the said officer left the office again. I belief a lot of productivity is lost with these smoking rooms and then I don’t even speak about the second-hand smoke of fellow smokers you have to inhale….

The typist pool…. How can I forget? Those days you received your Z20 file and had to draft the letters with pen and paper. Thereafter it was sent to the typist pool for typing and upon return the file was prepared for signature. These days when you send a letter for signature 9 out of 10 times you received it back as signed. Those days 9 out of 10 times you received it back in a red blood bath of all the rectifications made in red ink.

Thanks for bringing back such fond memories Mo. :thumbup:
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