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PhiliPamInCoventry
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1 of 13  Thu 28th Jul 2022 10:08am  
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Sad news regards Bernard Cribbins, today. Aged 93.
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Helen F
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2 of 13  Thu 28th Jul 2022 11:14am  
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One of my favourite ever actors. Sad
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Mick Strong
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3 of 13  Mon 1st Aug 2022 10:47am  
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So, the German media think the German team were "scammed and cheated". Well, that's real tough, because we have the trophy that we fully deserve!!!!!!!!
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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4 of 13  Sat 6th Aug 2022 9:16pm  
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Hi all, I'm not long home from a beautiful Asians curry evening. Whilst there, my ears were picking up some of the melodies from an Asian music disc, when I could hear a quarter tone rendering of a French Melody. Blue skies above paris Maigret 1961 theme. Often, a tune gets rebound by an artist or orchestra, so is disguised. It was also the basic melody for the 1960 Maigret theme. Theme tune writers often mix & match, the Maigret theme has other contributors too. The restaurant proprietor was kind enough to show me the details of the disc, & true to form, that's what it was! Their compliment to me was a glass of Baileys, for each guest. I loved it.
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Helen F
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5 of 13  Sat 6th Aug 2022 9:31pm  
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I like it in films when they reuse the main melody in multiple ways. I fancy doing the same with The Coventry Carol.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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6 of 13  Sat 6th Aug 2022 9:49pm  
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Hi all, At a time when some folk are back from hols, some just going & some staying at home. I haven't slept away from home (hospital excluded) for around a decade, but I was more than happy to fund my sister-in-law along with Pam wherever they wanted to go. It was convenient doing that for many reasons, but everyone was happy. Someone has been on an island holiday, where my first Sunday School sweetheart lives. We have been in contact since by chance, I was the crematorium organist for a member of her family. We are now both widowed from devoted partners who suffered similar awful illnesses. She was a truly devoted wife. That's quite besides the point. Whatever you've been up to, please share. The music hall is lighting up in me, where I've the stage scene of wondering why we pack or stuff our best togs into bags, only to cart them around for hundreds of miles just to see a blade of grass somewhere else. Back to reality, the answer was impressed on me this evening whilst waiting for guests to arrive for our curry, I was comfortably sat, not watching sea breakers, or ships going by, but in traffic on a main road. It doesn't have quite the same ring to it as say Polzeath.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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7 of 13  Sat 6th Aug 2022 10:00pm  
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On 6th Aug 2022 9:31pm, Helen F said: I like it in films when they reuse the main melody in multiple ways. I fancy doing the same with The Coventry Carol.
As I've been listening, I can hear the same melody popping up in Birtwistles production of Pride & Prejudice. On the music disc in the restaurant, the tune may have been an Indian melody, in the beginning, which the French brought back, when we Brits were bringing "pyjamas" home.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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8 of 13  Wed 10th Aug 2022 7:46am  
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Hi all, I popped into the Earl of Mercia, yesterday around lunchtime, convenient really as I was hungry. I do have a bias for visiting the Earl, I think most of you know about that. Anyway I enjoyed their 5oz gammon, with egg, tomato, open mushroom, peas plus a really nice touch, very fluffy mash potato. Along with a pint of Abbot, the lot for around £7, it was beautiful. I paid more for a sausage batch & tea in a cafe on Saturday. Good old Coventry. It was a dinner. That was the punch line of my enjoyment. Later in the week, I may see if they will substitute sausage instead of the gammon, only for a change.
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JohnnieWalker
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9 of 13  Wed 10th Aug 2022 8:24am  
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Phillip I may not agree with you in matters religious, but, oh boy, you have my enthusiastic support when it comes to Pommy gammon steaks (they don't even know what it is in Australia!) and a pint of Abbot (fortunately, you can buy it by the bottle here, but that's not the same as on tap!). After almost 50 years, I still drool at memories of the gammon steaks at the Butchers Arms in Priors Hardwick. You could have a quiet drink before your meal and see next week's unfortunate meal trotting around outside! And I forget who it was, but someone very famous used to live there in the village. Fond memories that make Covid such a pain in the bum because we are unlikely to be able to replicate them! I'm SO jealous! Best wishes - and if you can set up some sort of gammon export business, I'll be your first customer!
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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10 of 13  Wed 10th Aug 2022 9:11am  
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Hi Sir, Please don't be jealous. So many of our romance pubs have disappeared like mist in the morning. Plus, if we were all of the same mind, discussion would be pointless. End of the forum to that conclusion, plus, so much is based on our own experience. Mine certainly is. Thank you so much for your reply. A reply with kindness. A lovely manner. Thank you. It's Wednesday morning here, your Wednesday is all but gone. Morrison's grocery day for me. All delivered, including some lemons to go with my kippers tomorrow morning. All put away. Lovely way to do shopping. A manthingy. Best wishes to all of you down under.
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Helen F
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11 of 13  Wed 10th Aug 2022 11:57am  
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After family and friends, food is often something people miss most when they move abroad.
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Dreamtime
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12 of 13  Wed 10th Aug 2022 1:03pm  
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On 10th Aug 2022 8:24am, JohnnieWalker said: Best wishes - and if you can set up some sort of gammon export business, I'll be your first customer!
I second that JW, 46 years in Perth and I have yet to find a delicious gammon steak. I am not saying there aren't any, I have not yet been lucky enough to even get the whiff of one. Ah well, one can but dream. Sad
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Helen F
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13 of 13  Wed 10th Aug 2022 6:47pm  
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It's one of things that might just need enough of a demand. Steaks are easy to cut from a decent gammon/ham joint. I order a large one and cut into useable sizes for small joints or steaks. I then freeze the results and take out as I need them. If enough ex Brits approached a butcher they may decide it's worth learning the curing process. I avoid buying small joints because they are sometimes less nice cuts of meat. The modern unsmoked gammon is a lot less salty than the past and doesn't keep in the fridge very long.
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