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jelunga

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In Topic: drinking water?

07 September 2014 - 03:11 PM

In my youth, early 70's, I was in the merchant navy. Water was stored in double bottom tanks. We used it for washing, cooking and teeth. Since the bar was open 24/7 we didnt drink a lot of water except when used in pink gins!

In Topic: :) the fun & joys of 'bartering' :)

07 September 2014 - 02:57 PM

 
I don't think the IR would be interested in small scale bartering of the sort described. No doubt there's a bit of a grey area, but surely tax only comes into it when significant money is changing hands and/or it's between businesses?
 
Each year I use my neighbour's grapes to make some wine and give her a bottle or two of it, the rest being given away to my friends and relatives, mostly drunk by my son and his friends. If I sold it I'd not only be liable for tax, I'd need an alcohol licence!
The odd thing is, I gave up drinking long ago and just make the wine for fun. I don't taste it, I just rely on comments to find out if I got it right. Apparently after two years of just about drinkable plonk, my 2013 vin de Croydon was pretty damn good.

Must be from the Shirley or Upper Addiscombe vineyard?

In Topic: Moorings at 3 locks

07 September 2014 - 02:01 PM

Rather than bugger about with changing 14 days to 2 days etc, they just need more moorings!
I wonder if they have thought of that?

In Topic: Vulcan lands 50 years ago

04 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

I enjoyed the book about the vulcan sorties to the Falklands and have since found a TV program on the same topic on Youtube.

Arthur, can you post a link tothis?

In Topic: The end of w*rk

30 August 2014 - 01:35 PM

Our plan was to CC. But SWMBO's health put paid to that with regular hospital visits needed. So we started as Volunteer Lockies and I now have a full time seasonal job as CRT Lockie. Unfortunately SWMBO has been diagnosed with the big C so the future is very uncertain.