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    "Now Wash Your Hands Please"

    Talking of that....what happened to Swarfega for hands and Gunk for engines? Oh...and small independent Motor Factors that had all the bits that Halfords didn't have and you didn't have to drive (if your car was useable) bloody miles to a "retail park" to get anything. I suppose the internet has taken their place, but sometimes you want see before you buy.
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    Didn't the Beatles (John Lennon) make a big thing about the "greaseproof" toilet paper at Abbey Road?

    Geoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by spendorman View Post
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    Isn't that what this guy used to shout just before adding "Size of .." and then choosing the animal* he wanted to be ?







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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
    "Now Wash Your Hands Please"

    Talking of that....what happened to Swarfega for hands and Gunk for engines? Oh...and small independent Motor Factors that had all the bits that Halfords didn't have and you didn't have to drive (if your car was useable) bloody miles to a "retail park" to get anything. I suppose the internet has taken their place, but sometimes you want see before you buy.
    Swarfega and Gunk still available locally, guess I'm lucky, live in small village and have 5 independent motor factors with 5 minute drive, I use them to keep them going.

    I avoid using the Internet when possible as I am BLOODY impatient, when I want something I want it now!��

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    If toilet paper was banned, things could get messy!
    when i went to pakistan i got a shock as they don`t use it . just a jug !
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    You can't get Fry's Five Boys chocolate bar these days.
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    'Hard' toilet paper is still popular in Switzerland.

    Countries that use 'squat style' toilets often provide paper for visitors, well at least the ones I have visited.

    And on the same subject, toilet paper in flat packs is becoming increasingly hard to find.



    Apropos 'houshold' chemicals, well many are now getting more diffficult to buy, either due to H&S concerns (i.e. they may be carcinogenic, corrosive or poisonous) or because they can be used to make explosives.

    And as for mercury batteries, or tin/lead solder ........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Countries that use 'squat style' toilets often provide paper for visitors
    Yeah. But they think it's for writing on.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Proper frozen American waffles. Used to be able to get them in Asda but not for years now. Tried everywhere. Search on the web and all you find is expat yanks asking the same question. Nobody wants the crappy Belgian things, they just aren't the same, but you can buy them everywhere. Maybe that will change with Brexit?
    Martin



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    I miss Texan Bars.



    I see Tiffin is back for fans of the Dairy Milk variant, but I really miss Texans.
    They were filthy and took AGES to eat ..

    Oh, and proper toffee CurlyWurlys - not the modern kind that disintegrate as soon as they hit your tongue
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