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Post 641

Rev Nick - dead man walking (mostly)

I mostly enjoy the smiley - coffee, black and strong. But a friend in southern England does keep me supplied with decent tea . . . satchets and loose-leaf.


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Post 642

Bald Bloke

No kettle to put on...
But I am sat in Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh with a pot of Tea in front of me smiley - smiley


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Post 643

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

Over here it is one smiley - ale past the yardarm smiley - cheers

smiley - pirate


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Post 644

Bluebottle

The kettle is here: v/_\3

<BB<


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Post 645

Baron Grim

I don't have a kettle smiley - chocolateteapot going, but I do currently have my iced tea maker steeping my personal blend of iced tea. I use two sachets of decaf Luzianne iced tea and two Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice, a blend of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and vanilla flavors. It really makes the office smell... Bengalish.


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Post 646

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

This morning I read an interesting article about smiley - coffee and napping smiley - zzz

I think it's safe to say that around here people usually take a short nap before waking up with a cup of smiley - coffee

However, recent research has shown that in order to get the full effect of both one should take the smiley - coffee PRIOR to napping 20 minutes (no more, or you will fall too deep asleep).

The argument is that it takes the caffeine approximately 20 minutes to reach certain receptors in the brain via the bloodstream.

Makes sense to me smiley - geek

smiley - pirate


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Post 647

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

I permanently sleepy even though I drink smiley - coffee (not particularly strong) and sometimes its quite milk. At the moment I am drinking smiley - tea made from unbleached teabags. I am not very good at making as either get it too weak (like I am having now) or too strong.smiley - sleepysmiley - zzz

I will try drinking smiley - coffee twenty minutes before I have a nap.smiley - smiley


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Post 648

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

smiley - sorry if my message was unclear: You are expected to take a 20 minute nap right after you drink your smiley - coffee. That way the caffeine will kick in exactly when you wake up smiley - smiley

smiley - pirate


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Post 649

Baron Grim

No smiley - coffee for me and even the iced tea I drink is typically decaf. Caffeine causes Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) for me.

A brisk walk usually suffices to wake me up.


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Post 650

Milla, h2g2 Operations

*waves at everybody*
We had such a good time with Amy in Manchester - the walking tour was great, and the Beer Noveau brewery evening!
smiley - towel


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Post 651

Pastey

Hello! Was good to catch up! smiley - biggrin


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Post 652

Good Doctor Zomnker (This must be Tuesday," said GDZ to himself, sinking low over his Dr. Pepper, "I never could get the hang of Tuesdays.")

For those who I am not friends with on Facebook. I FINALLY got hired to a full time teaching position! Psychology and Latinos In Action (LIA).


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Post 653

Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

And I have been to, and returned from, Nodnol and points north, and have photos to prove it! https://www.flickr.com/photos/amy_paperlady/collections/72157684860571873/


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Post 654

Santragenius V

Still great news, GDZ smiley - smiley And surviving Nodnol is surely something, Amy smiley - winkeye

Santraing from thirty-odd thousand feet an route to Tehran smiley - smiley Now, internet is getting more common on long(er) distance flights, so that one is not so new.

But I do believe this is the first time I have been meta-ish enough to sit in a plane and online-order ... flight tickets smiley - silly


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Post 655

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

Just returned from six days on the Faroe Islands. Spectacular place! smiley - bigeyes

smiley - pirate


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Post 656

Baron Grim

Those are the ones that your viking ancestors would pull their longboats over rather than go around, yes?


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Post 657

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

They settled there around 850 AD and later settled on Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland as well.

I doubt they had any inclinations to pull their longboats over them.

These days they blast tunnels through them. I visited a village with 13 inhabitants. Until 2003 they had to walk over a very high rim to get into contact with the outside world. But now they have a 1.7 km long tunnel - and all the blessings of being overrun by tourists smiley - biggrin

smiley - pirate


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Post 658

Bluebottle

I always wondered how do the people of the Faroe Islands feel about Britain having invaded back in 1940? (It was a pre-emptive invasion - Germany having invaded mainland Denmark, Britain invaded the Faroe Islands first, and also Iceland, so that Germany wouldn't invade and use them as a submarine base).

The Faroe Islands came 2nd in this year's Island Games smiley - applause (the Isle of Wight came 9th out of 23smiley - blue).

<BB<


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Post 659

Pierre de la Mer ~ sometimes slightly worried but never panicking ~

According to my taxi driver - a former school teacher - the Faroese accepted the inevitability of the British invasion. Since the only alternative would have been a German invasion. (Apparently the British arrived only hours before the Germans.)

However a lot of Faroese families were forced to share housings because the British military needed space for offices et cetera. Those families may not have been over enthusiastical, I guess.

smiley - pirate


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Post 660

Good Doctor Zomnker (This must be Tuesday," said GDZ to himself, sinking low over his Dr. Pepper, "I never could get the hang of Tuesdays.")

That was probably better than what the Germans of the time would have done.


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