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  1. With a monster lurking beneath the surface. 😉 Ed.
  2. I believe I've just inadvertently found the solution to the touch-screen problem. My smartphone was on my desk with the screen unlocked while I was called away to check on my daughter's homework. From the other room I heard it vibrating like a prisoner in an electric chair. Going back to see what was happening I found two flies doing a mating-dance across the screen, putting unnecessary items in my Amazon basket at the same time. So, to activate all these new touch-screens which are going to appear I simply need a tame fly (or a family of tame flies as each used one will have to be humanely swatted to avoid the risk of COVID transmission) able to recognise numbers, letters, red and green buttons and tick/cross symbols. The big added bonus obviously is the fly's inability to divulge my credit card number to anyone else. Ed.
  3. I was more surprised that anyone imagined Guildford would have an Aldi to be honest. 😀 Ed.
  4. Perhaps they wanted to buy a double sink unit for the bathroom. Plus would you take the risk of buying ANYTHING related to home improvement without asking your wife's opinion? I tried it. Never again! Ed.
  5. I'm assuming the information cvabishop posted about Aldi in Guildford is a joke. Ed.
  6. That's interesting as the SNCF ticket machines never seem to work with gloves, even leather ones which looks like discrimination against cows! 😉 You can get those special gloves for smartphones with finger- and thumb-tips which mimic human skin and should work. A number of French restaurants are hoping to reopen in early June and have taken to publishing their menues online with laminated QR codes affixed to tables and at the entrance for customers to scan and download. BF could presumably do something similar but passengers would need to do so before losing the 4G signal. Ed.
  7. How about the finest calf-skin that my Louis Vuiton luggage is made of? Does that work with gloves on? How about using a tablet stylus? Ed.
  8. The only one I think I can use for the 'cheddar cheese' run is: a person who is engaged in urgent or essential work on electronic communications networks My dad is really struggling to get an appropriate virtual background on Zoom and needs help. Ed.
  9. Perfect. You have the point. There was no suggestion of cheating but I was curious as to how you knew without checking the answer as I didn't find that detail while preparing the questions. Well done! How did you do in the actual quiz, as that lock/lake question wasn't really included? Ed.
  10. Two Tweets which illustrate the dissatisfaction of truck drivers. and Ed
  11. So, you turn up in Dublin hoping to sneak past the British quarantine regulations but the Irish catch you, and force you to spend two weeks in a place of their choosing (Craggy Island for example) with Riverdance on a loop on the TV to keep you amused. 😉 Ed.
  12. The Daily Mail is touting the 'Dublin Dodge' to allow people to get into the UK without going into quarantine. I assume the UK government have thought of this and will be able to find out from the Irish authorities whether the people have been in the Republic for several weeks or have just arrived in the country from another destination. Ed.
  13. Yes, the timing information is odd. I think that sign means you can go fishing on foot for shellfish etc but I could be wrong. Ed.
  14. Great, you've got time to prepare a quiz for us so we can learn more about your lakes, whiskeys, deep-fried snacks and strange penchant for not wearing underpants. 😉 Ed.
  15. Neil, I'm not going to let you have points for giving your answer three weeks late. Ed
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