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Old 20.11.2017, 18:05
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I paid 8chf for a jar of vegimite at Oriel's today

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Old 20.11.2017, 18:21
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I paid 8chf for a jar of vegimite at Oriel's today

when you let your addictions get the better of you.........
<<Oriel is the UK wide portal for recruitment to postgraduate medical, dental, public health, healthcare science and pharmacy training programmes.>>
A very appropriate place to buy vegimite, indeed.
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Old 20.11.2017, 19:04
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A full day at work takes so much out of me that I can't even wind down and relax by planning the holiday that I'm looking so much forward to. I pretty much go almost straight to bed, or I'm forced to work a bit more before that.


I always thought that procrastination tendencies would put relax / pleasure ahead of work that could be delayed until the last minute. It's not working... (pun intended)
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Old 20.11.2017, 21:18
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Not enough Xmas decorations in the shops.
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Old 20.11.2017, 21:38
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Other people.
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Old 20.11.2017, 22:17
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Old 20.11.2017, 22:20
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I already put on my Xmas Eve kilo. Damn.
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Old 20.11.2017, 22:30
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I already put on my Xmas Eve kilo. Damn.
Me too - sometime last year! And it was more than one!
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Old 20.11.2017, 23:55
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I congratulate you. Festive all year round.
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Old 21.11.2017, 15:52
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Bought a new Philips Sonicare ultra sonic toothbrush last Christmas as a gift to me.
Fitted a new brush head a couple of weeks ago and last week the toothbrush started making horrible rattling and grinding noises

So went out and bought another new and expensive Philips Sonicare ultra sonic toothbrush yesterday. Being thrifty I fitted the brush head from the faulty toothbrush and the new one made exactly the same horrible noises.
Fitted another new head and everything was nice and quiet again

Positive side of being thrifty is I discovered the old toothbrush was not faulty
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Old 21.11.2017, 23:24
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Bought a new Philips Sonicare ultra sonic toothbrush last Christmas as a gift to me.
Fitted a new brush head a couple of weeks ago and last week the toothbrush started making horrible rattling and grinding noises

So went out and bought another new and expensive Philips Sonicare ultra sonic toothbrush yesterday. Being thrifty I fitted the brush head from the faulty toothbrush and the new one made exactly the same horrible noises.
Fitted another new head and everything was nice and quiet again

Positive side of being thrifty is I discovered the old toothbrush was not faulty
I had one of those rattling, noisy brushes (on a sonicare) a couple of weeks ago. Unlike you I did try changing the brush first
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Old 22.11.2017, 21:43
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So, they finally decided for healthier food option than MacDo back home at our only airport. And will replace it with.....KFC. Really???
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Old 22.11.2017, 21:59
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I'm back in Chicagoland for the Big Fat Collie Family Thanksgiving Extravaganza, four generations under one roof, highlight of my year.

Coming from across the ocean I couldn't bring my contributions to the feast all cooked and ready to go, nor could I bring many of the ingredients, so I had to go grocery shopping.

There I was wandering the miles of aisles, muttering "What do you mean (insert Swiss specialty ingredient) isn't available here? How on earth am I going to cook my famous (insert Swiss specialty dish)?"

Karmic retribution for those times I moaned about lack of brown sugar in Switzerland, methinks.
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Old 22.11.2017, 22:21
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I had one of those rattling, noisy brushes (on a sonicare) a couple of weeks ago. Unlike you I did try changing the brush first
So now I have two Sonicare toothbrushes plus I complained to Amazon where I bought the first one and now (without asking my permission) they sent me a third one
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Old 22.11.2017, 22:25
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I'm back in Chicagoland for the Big Fat Collie Family Thanksgiving Extravaganza, four generations under one roof, highlight of my year.

Coming from across the ocean I couldn't bring my contributions to the feast all cooked and ready to go, nor could I bring many of the ingredients, so I had to go grocery shopping.

There I was wandering the miles of aisles, muttering "What do you mean (insert Swiss specialty ingredient) isn't available here? How on earth am I going to cook my famous (insert Swiss specialty dish)?"

Karmic retribution for those times I moaned about lack of brown sugar in Switzerland, methinks.
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Old 22.11.2017, 22:54
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So now I have two Sonicare toothbrushes plus I complained to Amazon where I bought the first one and now (without asking my permission) they sent me a third one
LOL.

You have 8259 posts, you're allowed in the sales section
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Old 22.11.2017, 23:02
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LOL.

You have 8259 posts, you're allowed in the sales section
True, but now we all know how hard they are to figure out.
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Old 22.11.2017, 23:07
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True, but now we all know how hard they are to figure out.
They're not, used those for years. With a little logic you quickly know it's the brush rattling (as it's not fitting well .... guess that was a batch of brushes that were badly manufactured as marton had the same problem).

So if marton sells it for half-price, go for it. It's a good one
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Old 22.11.2017, 23:10
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They're not, used those for years. With a little logic you quickly know it's the brush rattling (as it's not fitting well .... guess that was a batch of brushes that were badly manufactured as marton had the same problem).

So if marton sells it for half-price, go for it. It's a good one
Hmn, they are good for cleaning carburetors...
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