OTCL-20 a day habit

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Re: OTCL-20 a day habit

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 18:33
A mere 69,000 of them used to be able to "buy" you an early automatic washing machine from the Embassy Gift Catalogue!

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Long time since I've seen one of those!!!

And by the time you'd saved up enough coupons you'd have smoked yourself to death :lol:

Green Shield Stamps were a better bet and healthier too...
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Anyone remember pink stamps? I remember mum used to collect them but I can't think where she got them from now - one of the supermarkets perhaps?
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Re: OTCL-20 a day habit

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The chap who does the Ceefax Duvet Cover, has quite a catalogue of images which appeal to me of nostalgic brands, and in particular things from TV /Radio and the like.

You will not be surprised to know that you can have a Green Shield Stamps T-Shirt, and indeed should you desire a green shield stamp Duvet cover!

https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.3572160 ... ed.1u3.jpg

S&H Pink stamps were the British equivalent of S&H Green stamps in the USA but don't remember them myself.

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Re: OTCL-20 a day habit

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CitroJim wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 18:50
Anyone remember pink stamps? I remember mum used to collect them but I can't think where she got them from now - one of the supermarkets perhaps?


Stop Press!

Tyne and Wear Archives service comes up with the goods!

http://blog.twmuseums.org.uk/double-dividends/

After the blurb about "Green Shield Stamps" all is revealed.

I suspect you must have had a "Fine Fare" in your vicinity. (and yes Nic Horne at Redbubble can supply a Fine Fare T-Shirt still!)

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Re: OTCL-20 a day habit

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 19:42

I suspect you must have had a "Fine Fare" in your vicinity.


Well done Neil =D> Well found! That's it, it was indeed Fine Fare... I can even picture the shop in Bridgewater.... That's going back to the 60s...

I love the teeshirts 8-)

Fine Fare was taken over by Gateway I believe, who then were taken over by Somerfield and then in turn, taken over by the Co Op...

Hence why we have the odd situation of having two Co Ops opposite each other in Newport Pagnell High Street... One was always a Co Op whilst the other was a Gateway, then a Somerfield and now a Co Op...

International Stores comes into this equation somewhere too...

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Unless I do 8 random posts on the bounce before 12.00 (ain't going to happen) the OTCL -20 a day habit is going to fall short today.

Still I'll take it up to 12 ish with a random selection of tab packet artwork from the past. As ever if you want to find it it's on the internet somewhere.....probably more tab packet brands and pictures than you could wish for click on a letter list of brands comes up and dredge up the picture of the tab packet.

I am not saying there aren't more useful ways to spend your time of course :!: :-D

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Re: OTCL-20 a day habit

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Pipe and fag and sweet, tripple wammy !

And do not take your Sherbert on the tube !
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And do not take your Sherbert on the tube !
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Used to love those :D Right up until recently!

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Stickyfinger wrote:
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And do not take your Sherbert on the tube !
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And so much healthy goodness in them as well. What's not to like ? :lol:

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OTCL-20 a day habit

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Pretty easy to join in, heres how....

Read anything good..................................Pickled Egg Library
Heard Anything good................................Pickled Egg Jukebox
Seen anything good..................................Classic Car Spotting,
Anything got on your wick........................Room 101
Taken a photo..........................................Picture(s) of the Day
Heard a joke (good,bad or indifferent).....Joke I Found Funny
Seen a decent film/doc/TV prog...............On TV
Seen a funny picture/video......................Funny Pictures/Videos
Like some mindless entertainment............Pickled Egg Quiz/Whatsthisthen?

Anything else............................................Lob up your own topic to start a conversation

Looks like the average remains at 20/day over the last couple of months although 6 more posts today may be required! Head for the nostalgic confectionary thread if you can't come up with anything else!

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Re: OTCL-20 a day habit

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Unfortunately, nothing remotely interesting has happened to me today. The most interesting part was stripping down a chainsaw so I could inspect the piston, only to find it's scored and only fit for a gear stick knob :)

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Re: OTCL-20 a day habit

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Must admit at one point today I was blowing down the clio's windscreen washer tubing with a straw. No further explanation required :-D

Couldn't quite generate this sort of power



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Re: OTCL-20 a day habit

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Currently, I have plenty for Room 101 Neil :(

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Re: OTCL-20 a day habit

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CitroJim wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 06:36
Currently, I have plenty for Room 101 Neil :(


Thats what its for Jim, and the good thing about the FCF room 101, there is no need to arbitrate with anyone to justify putting something in, if you want it in its in, no arguments :!: :-D

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Re: OTCL-20 a day habit

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My 101 candidates are:-

loyalty schemes (a cheap, underhand way to garner personal data almost by fraud)

the latest, hugely irritating, "Please hold on, the bus is about to move" announcements on all London buses, regardless of whether there are any standing passengers, & usually approaching a stop.

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OTCL-20 a day habit

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Yes at 22.35 on January 28th this post takes us to 600 since since the 62,000th post on January 4th lets say 25 days including the 4th.

So 600/25...an average of 24 posts/day

Ticking along quite nicely now

Regards Neil