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  1. #271
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... 'Tis true, I just jumped in for a giggle, read the most recent posts, and made an arse of it, so my apologies

    And yes, having two fridges is a frequent cause of much excitement. I had a dream about it last night.

    Marco.
    only one normal fridge but 2 large beer fridges and 2 freezers
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    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

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  2. #272
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Nothing left except tins of beans and sardines, which is the emergency/collapse of society food. And some cheese but nothing to go with it.
    Lol... Couldn't imagine that. We always like to keep an emergency stock of food (mostly frozen or dry), but as much fresh as possible, for as long as it lasts, all of which came in handy during the first lockdown, with all the queues and idiots panic-buying and emptying supermarket shelves.

    Admittedly, our 'reserve fridge' is mostly full of white wine and beer, which one could argue are equally 'essential items'!

    Marco.
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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

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  3. #273
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    You'll struggle to find a small. family-run place in Manhattan. The hotel I stayed in was only 5 floors but they were situated between floors 33 and 37 of the building. But you want to be up high when staying there, gives the best views of the city. Once you get used to it. I couldn't go near the window for the first day.
    Yeah, if I was going to somewhere like that I would want to be high up, simply for the view.

    Heights don't really bother me. When you're 1000s of metres up in the air, in an open ski lift, going up some huge mountains in Austria in the middle of winter, and all of a sudden it just stops, and you're left dangling there for 10 mins, trying not to look down, you can't be too concerned about heights!

    Del's different, she screams like mad, especially when I wind her up and start jiggling the thing around, and then say 'Was that a bolt I heard coming off?'

    I pay for it later though, when we get our feet back on the ground, and she kicks my arse!!

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


  4. #274
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    It's been my lifelong habit to keep a stock of 'essentials', so I have never come close to running short of anything. I did buy a second freezer in March 2020, as I anticipated how things were likely to go and that was a good move.
    Repeat after me 'I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay!

  5. #275
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    It's been my lifelong habit to keep a stock of 'essentials', so I have never come close to running short of anything. I did buy a second freezer in March 2020, as I anticipated how things were likely to go and that was a good move.
    ive some canned tomato soup that will have to go out.. its best before 2018 lol.. just too old. still, its better to have had it.

    my beer fridges are really countertop fridges i used for beer.. now used mostly for water etc
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  6. #276
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    A half and half fridge freezer in the kitchen, and the garage has a second fridge for extra milk, beer and soft drinks, and a chest freezer which we decant into kitchen as and when. Garage fridge is also handy for anything I don't want the ankle biters to have, as I know they're too bone idle to go out to the garage.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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  7. #277
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    Anticipating the idiots buying up everything just before the first lockdown, before then I had been slowly building up a stock of tinned food (tomatoes, tinned fish, sweetcorn, kidney beans etc.) as well as pasta and rice (all kinds). Now every time I use a tin, it gets replaced the next time I shop. Fortunately there doesn't seem to be a shortage of anything now; but having built up a food stock I'm going to maintain it.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Anticipating the idiots buying up everything just before the first lockdown, before then I had been slowly building up a stock of tinned food (tomatoes, tinned fish, sweetcorn, kidney beans etc.) as well as pasta and rice (all kinds). Now every time I use a tin, it gets replaced the next time I shop. Fortunately there doesn't seem to be a shortage of anything now; but having built up a food stock I'm going to maintain it.
    All good as long as the cupboards are organised so that stuff doesn't end up stuck at the back, passing its best before date. Easy enough with regular items like tinned soup and beans, but I think I may have an old Christmas pudding back there... Just been for a look, no Christmas pudding, but two bags of flour that expired December. Probably ok for a few months yet
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    PROTECT your human rights and REFUSE any *MANDATORY* CARAMEL POPCORN and 7UP WITH YOUR JOINT!

  9. #279
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    alas im not orginised well and have difficulty getting deep into cupboards, so i end up with suff well out.. im bad for it and always have been
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  10. #280
    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    alas im not orginised well and have difficulty getting deep into cupboards, so i end up with suff well out.. im bad for it and always have been
    I have organised chaos. Mountains of stuff that looks haphazard, but I actually know where to lay my hands on any item.
    Repeat after me 'I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay! I must not look on ebay!

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