Sunday, 13 November 2016

Good Fortune

I got home this morning exhausted and rather run down after a busy night at work only to be faced with a somewhat fraught Prof and a pile washing.
Some animal, yet unnamed had run amok on our new bed spread so I was banished to the spare bed room in order to catch with some sleep, which proved to a rather futile job as the washing machine lies directly beneath the bedroom in the west wing!
I got up, stupidly insulted the Prof's rather tasteless parsnip soup, then, while he was sulking, took the dogs out for a walk, dragging my feet as I did so.
On a more positive note, as we crossed a deserted village green,
Winnie stopped to sniff at something lying in the grass!


A lone 20£ !
The Prof told me I should donate the money to a charity of his choice
" fuck off ," I told him
" I'm spending it on beer and Crisps!" 

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  1. How much is 20pound in Canadian I wonder? Just wondering how much beer and crisps you'll get out of it lol.

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    1. About four and a half pints and two packets of crisps - for me, that is a night out.

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    2. (At English prices - in expensive Bath. In Wales you could probably double that.)

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  2. 34 Canada dollars

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    1. Wow.....that's a LOT of beer and crisps.....you could get a six pack and maybe four big bags of crisps mmmm smoky bacon chips (crisps).

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  3. Tell him that YOU are the charity of his choice.

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  4. A great after night shift breakfast! Beer always taste best after an all nighter taking drunks to the bathroom. Or maybe that is only in US emergency rooms.

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  5. Blimey you've got wealthy people throwing money around up there, I spend my life searching for money on the ground most I find is 5p!

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    1. Sue, the trick is NOT to look. Fate doesn't reward the greedy (or the desperate - come to think of it). Lady Luck favours the innocent, like John. Which is why, no doubt, I was recently robbed blind of an obscene amount of cash. Don't ask. We are talking hundreds. Donations welcome.

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    2. Sue, perhaps John will let you borrow Winnie for a while !

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    3. It will coat you! I charge 50 £ an hour

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  6. Does Winnie get a finder's fee?

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  7. Congratulations, John. That's fabulous, not least Winnie for once putting her nose to good use.

    Leaving aside my being Italian style robbed the other day (you've got to admire the skill involved), a few years ago I returned home laden with food shopping bags, put them down on the pavement whilst trying to locate my key. In the process of which I must have dropped my purse - which I didn't notice till I couldn't find it the next day. The damage? Ca. £25.00. Well, dear John, I just hope that the person who picked it up got as much enjoyment out of it as you did.

    Anyway, and here is one for the Prof, it's all swings and roundabouts. I have found a considerable amount of money in the course of my life with no way to identify the "loser", just wishing them the same luck, indeed any luck.

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    1. My mother in law was expertly pick pocketed on a train to sitges from Barcelona, by three expert gypsies , they opened her money belt which was in front of her like fagan's urchins

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  8. Maybe you could keep it for a while and not tell anyone, and when out and about having a chat with people, someone might just mention that old Mr So and So is really upset because he lost a twenty pound note on the way home from the pub on a cold and windy night.

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  9. Never insult the cook. Never.

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  10. Winnie "sniffed out" a winner . . .
    Reward for after shift and "doggie's doing their business walks!"

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  11. It's a reward from on high to spend on yourself. Beer and crisps sounds perfect. xx

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  12. ............or you could put it towards a new bed spread!

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    1. That's still drying outside

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  13. I wonder how much she could sniff out the next time? That's a talented dog you have there! Was the parsnip soup really that bad, or were you just in a cranky mood? -Jenn

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  14. Tom's way off the mark. You can get 24 cans for that. In Flint.

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    1. You can also get a good kicking, and a bag of chips thrown in

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  15. Beer and crisps? Some mistake surely? Shouldn't that be a month's supply of scotch eggs?

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    1. Plus one scotch egg ( 1.10p)

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  16. Good man! :)

    On a different note... how sad that you've needed to ask folks to not leave abusive comments :(

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  17. Finders keepers, mind you on our village facebook page someone asked if anyone had found the fifty quid he failed to take out at the cashpoint machine yesterday.

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    1. That reminds me of a news story here this week: a bloke parked his lambourghini to go to a cashpoint, while he was there the car caught fire, he ran to the car and left his card & money, which someone stole. Someone also stole his laptop from the burning car. Happy days

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  18. Shouldn't you have taken it to the local police station? Oh, I see - you haven't got one. And anyway, if you had, the cope themselves would only have.......I know, I know.

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  19. Should go to Winnie.

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  20. Dang! Go splurge!

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  21. Pennies from heaven....

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  22. Can't buy much other than beer and chips with a twenty, anymore. I feel sorry for the one who lost it - if it was the last twenty he had ...

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  23. Oh dear it shouldn't be a dilemma really, should it? Perhaps, before you splurge out, you should ask around to see if anyone has lost it. You would be so upset if one of the OAP's had dropped it.
    Winnie, as usual looks gorgeous...but isn't there rather a lot of her these days? Just sayin' - as they say !

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    1. If they read this and turn up before midnight they can have it...if not,. It's all mine

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  24. I just found a shiny penny in the carpark !
    ummmm tasteless parsnip soup sounds just like me.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. You have poodles of taste I've seen your home

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  25. Maybe a quiet pub dinner for the two of you - something simple a relaxing for two slightly stressed people.

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    1. Noe. It's all mine , MINE I TELL YOU!!!!!!!MINE, MINE MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. You sound like thehamish with a new squikie !

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  26. Found money!!! yaay...meant to be spent...enjoy xxx

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  27. When your partner who does not usually cook happens to do the cooking and it hasn't much flavour, USE THE SALT LIBERALLY and hush your mouth!

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    1. I did and I didn't!

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    2. Salt does the trick, for sure!

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  28. I'm so happy for you, John - you were meant to find it!
    Greetings Maria x

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  29. That was a n ice bit of luck!

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  30. Can't think of anything more deserving for free money to be spent on. Unless it's a bottle of Pumpkin Spice Baileys of course...

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  31. Did you also find a plump Tamworth pig on your walk - as I see there's now one sprawled on your floor?

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  32. Enjoy it all, John.

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  33. Enjoy your beer and crisps!
    Arilx

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  34. Haha I vote with you John. Treats all round.

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  35. Been awhile since I found a stray twenty. Much rarer in the days of plastic cards

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  36. Good for you! Scotch eggs for everyone at home! Boo to bland soup [poor Prof, he tried?].

    lizzy

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  37. It's a "gift" so it has to go for something fun and a guilty pleasure!

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  38. One of mine, the wondrous Keech, once went sniffing off up a quiet suburban street when I was busy trying to get my crappy old car to start. She came back with an envelope of money that had been left out on someone's doorstep for the milkman. Since I had no idea whose house she had got it from and it was too late at night to go knocking on doors, I decided it was my win. Yes I was very young and a tad less ethical in those days, and money was VERY scarce, which makes it much easier to be less high-minded. :)

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  39. I'm sure that I lost a twenty pound note along where you were walking... ermmmm, where was it you said you were walking.......... You enjoy it love. Beer and chips sounds just the ticket to me. Mine's a fruit cider though.... £2.99 for four at Aldi's, Very nice they are too

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  40. And for Winnie ....as the finder? Like most women she can sniff the money out!

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  41. Ha! Absolutely -- finders keepers, as they say.

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  42. ....and Winnie didn't even get a dog treat out of it!! That's the last time she'll be going £20 note hunting for you ;-)

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  43. Winnie the sniffer dog, go Winnie!

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  44. Winnie the sniffer dog, go Winnie!

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