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I may just be old age but.... 16 Apr 2019 16:47 #31

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I seem to recall that "Death by chocolate" was on a restaurant menu at one place. I didn't ask them about the success rate as I felt quibbling about advertising standards wasn't in the interests of a safe meal.

I do miss the old Berni Inns when they asked you if you would like anything off the trolley - the wheels was always my reply. Also falling in fits of laughter in a Newcastle Berni when the waitress asked if we would like a floater in a strong Geordy accent. It was what they called Irish Coffee type drinks, and no, it wasn't the accent that made us laugh although I suspect she thought it was as she stopped being chatty with us.
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I may just be old age but.... 17 Apr 2019 10:12 #32

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I eat chocolate bars but thats as far it goes, the thought of a chocolate pudding ugh. And as for cocoa and drinking chocolate, and white chocolate is the food of satan!

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I may just be old age but.... 17 Apr 2019 13:17 #33

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I stopped eating chocolate when I came out here, as Canberra has noted there is something about the product sold over here that is not quite right to my taste buds. I used to buy a pack of Flakes in duty free when I did come back home so I could pass them round at work, but since retiring even that convention has stopped.

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I may just be old age but.... 18 Apr 2019 11:02 #34

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Transatlantic chocolate is rubbish compared with good English choc . I am a Mars Bar addict - but they are getting progressively smaller - so I need to eat more>
My son is a chocolatier (ie: he makes the stuf and turns out fancy cho things ) ...but he uses highest quality Belgian choc - which I don't like:( :(
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I may just be old age but.... 18 Apr 2019 11:36 #35

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There I few good videos on YouTube where Americans try UK stuff, and vice versa. It throws up some odd things and a generally good fun.It is interesting to see what people find odd in other countries. Separate hot and cold taps seem to confuse most when they visit the UK but they like our chocolate, free health care, and those from the US seem to be jealous of PAYE.
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I may just be old age but.... 18 Apr 2019 12:43 #36

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It throws up, good one!!!

At Goose we had a boiling water tap in the ops kitchen you had to be careful with that. PAYE is so simple dont know why the yanks dont use it. But there is no free health care in the UK, its free at point of use. And foreigners get free emergency care. And I believe there are 16 countries that the UK has reiprocal agreements with over health care.

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I may just be old age but.... 18 Apr 2019 15:29 #37

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ahhh the transatlantic differences, I still refuse to use the term gas and truck much to the amusement of my Canadian friends. And coincidently it is tax season here, I live in Quebec and have to submit a tax return to the province and to Ottawa (most provinces trust the Feds to administer their schemes, not Quebec). and there is a whole industry built around providing software and tax filing services. It must be worth millions and is possibly why we don't have PAYE as such.


Agree about the Mars Bars

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I may just be old age but.... 18 Apr 2019 16:54 #38

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Vested interest in tax services will block any attempt to move to anything like PAYE, especially in the US where the $ always wins over logic or necessity. Spain didn't cover my mums emergency care when she collapsed on the flight out due to low oxygen. Without the help of the holiday reps in sorting out the insurance problem I dread to think what would have happened.
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I may just be old age but.... 20 Apr 2019 09:04 #39

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I remeber my dad telling me about when mars bars first appeared in Britain, apparently they had honey in them.

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