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    Talking GAGB Pub Chat - "The Snug"

    This topic is for all your "warm and fluffy" posts. Did something good happen recently? 10 on your Scratchcard? New baby? Bought some great new boots? Your cat had kittens? Maybe you just had a good day in general? Share it here in the Snug.


    Have a cream stout and pull up a chair...

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    Who knows who I was thinking about when I put "cream stout" in that first post? ... If you can guess, you'll be showing your age

    No small fluffy creatures here, we don't own any pets any more...

    Maybe I'll go and buy a Scratch card today, then I can come back here and be all excited, or go and have a moan into my pint in the other topic.

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    Ohhhhhh
    thought it said the SMUG, and was going to come in here and gloat about my own good news....

    never mind

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    Mongers puts a case of Adnams Broadside on the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keehotee View Post
    Ohhhhhh
    thought it said the SMUG, and was going to come in here and gloat about my own good news....

    never mind
    You can be smug in the snug if you want... have a hug!

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    Aww thanks MrsB

    OK - I'm going to be smug in the snug....

    .........I'm about to move to Bristol to live with *mouse*

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    OK I expect *mouse* is 'warm and fluffy' so that post definitely fits in here...
    Have an Adnams Broadside (whatever that is ) to celebrate!

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    Been described as many things in my time Mrs B, but never as warm & fluffy!


    And a Broadside would go down very well right now... a nice reminder of when I lived in Suffolk ....I'll pull up a chair

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    The sound of beers being opened brought me in here. Now I'm here I'd best help mongoose with that heavy case :cheers:

    On topic, oneof my bosses brought in his 10 week old spaniel puppy into the office - two speeds on and off. All togetehr now Ahhhhhhhh.
    "I Cache, therefore I am"

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    Quote Originally Posted by studlyone View Post
    The sound of beers being opened brought me in here. Now I'm here I'd best help mongoose with that heavy case :cheers:

    On topic, oneof my bosses brought in his 10 week old spaniel puppy into the office - two speeds on and off. All togetehr now Ahhhhhhhh.




    Where's active cacher gone?...

    Now, boots... I have a really lovely pair of Berghaus gore-tex boots, which got 'broken in' doing The UnderWorld caches in Devon. They fit my feet like gloves (a strange image, perhaps), but it probably depends on the individual's feet as to what suits best.
    When we were up in the Lake District I got sold two pairs of Bridgedale socks by The Golem (where is he these days?) and I was a bit sceptical about having "special socks" - but they're excellent - they're slightly elasticated around the foot and under the arch so your foot gets cuddled by them. I even hand wash them, because I appreciate them so much! :wub:

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    You hit the nail on the head there Mrs.B. The socks are just as important as the boots you wear. Why spend loads of money on top of the range boots to only wear cheap socks from a market on your feet. Lowe produce a great range of boots - mostly in black as they are for the military but they are great quality.
    "I Cache, therefore I am"

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    Wow, thanks Mrs Blorenge, I'll bear that in mind. Socks socks socks, it's all I ever think about anyway according to the Missus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keehotee View Post
    Aww thanks MrsB

    OK - I'm going to be smug in the snug....

    .........I'm about to move to Bristol to live with *mouse*
    Wow, Congratulations! I see you're from Exeter, that must be real love, giving up beautiful Exeter for Bristol!
    The missus has gone all mushy on me again, she wants to know how long you two have been together and how did you meet, all girly stuff!

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    Long enough to know what I want from life - and in a field in Dorset (thank you HoB)

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    Boots - agree about the socks. Also get them 'fitted' - there is a person in our local outdoor shop who has been on boot fitting course and you can tell. Initially I thought my new ones where too big ... But took her advice and they are perfect

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    You lucky thing, all I ever seem to find in fields is dogs and old cows!!
    Gets smacked over the head by the missus, she thinks it's all romantic :wub:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maple Leaf View Post
    Boots - agree about the socks. Also get them 'fitted' - there is a person in our local outdoor shop who has been on boot fitting course and you can tell. Initially I thought my new ones where too big ... But took her advice and they are perfect
    Hope they do the same course nationwide as I am a bit far away from Somerset, but thanks for the heads up, I'll certainly make sure I ask when I go into my local Millets .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maple Leaf View Post
    Boots - agree about the socks. Also get them 'fitted' - there is a person in our local outdoor shop who has been on boot fitting course and you can tell. Initially I thought my new ones where too big ... But took her advice and they are perfect
    Which shop was it Jen? I know I've asked you before but I have a head like a sieve.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maple Leaf View Post
    Initially I thought my new ones where too big ... But took her advice and they are perfect
    ... was that the clown shoes you bought?

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    Can I sit in the corner by the fire with a pint of "wallops wood" as brewed by a good cacher mate Herne2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobbynobbs View Post
    Can I sit in the corner by the fire with a pint of "wallops wood" as brewed by a good cacher mate Herne2.
    I s'pose so... as long as you're wearing the right sort of socks and you behave yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by *mouse* View Post
    Which shop was it Jen? I know I've asked you before but I have a head like a sieve.....
    The Gorge Outdoors, Cheddar Gorge (website) ... but make sure you see Corrie if you want advice/fitting on boots (phone first to see what days she is in)

    PS - Head like a sieve .... No, I think it is full of :wub:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    I s'pose so... as long as you're wearing the right sort of socks and you behave yourself

    Thanks. I'm always wearing the correct socks. I get mine from http://www.barkers-ringwood.co.uk/ very good service and I'd thoroughly recommend them to anyone in the area or passing. :cheers:

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    I get my socks from here. The fitting service isn't great - but the cakes are quite nice
    Last edited by keehotee; 17th October 2008 at 07:23 AM. Reason: completely spurious.....

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    Thanks nobbynobbs and Maple Leaf for your info but your local stores are too far for me to travel to. I'm in the Midlands so need something national or a bit more northern, altho I could drag the Missus down South if I promised to stop on the way down in one of those awful "Outlet" places for her to have her retail therapy... Wonder where the nearest ones are....? Are there any caches near to any of them I wonder, two birds, one stone and all that....:lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by active cacher View Post
    Thanks nobbynobbs and <snip>
    I could drag the Missus down South if I promised to stop on the way down in one of those awful "Outlet" places for her to have her retail therapy... Wonder where the nearest ones are....?
    <snip>
    Cheddar is close to the Clarks factory village at Street, Somerset. A few caches nearby.

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    Thanks Dave ( I think!)
    :wacko:

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    Boots - Just bagged a pair of Brasher Hillmaster GTX (a one day half price offer) with a couple of pairs of super wool socks. A bit pricey for socks even if they are Merino wool but they fulfill the criteria of warm and fluffy. It's a long time since I had a pair of leather walking boots, so am being very careful to use them as house slippers until they are broken in enough to venture out. Brought a bottle of last seasons Sloe Gin, need the bottle for this years efforts. Anyone fancy a glass?
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    Awwwwwwhhhh ..... "warm and fluffy"

    Very much on topic for the Snug and with added sloe gin - How civilised!

    <MrsB takes a small glassful>

    Have you tried making sloe vodka? That is also excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wombles View Post
    Cheddar is close to the Clarks factory village at Street, Somerset. A few caches nearby.
    It is about 30mins from Cheddar ... See website

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    Awwwwwwhhhh ..... "warm and fluffy"

    Very much on topic for the Snug and with added sloe gin - How civilised!

    <MrsB takes a small glassful>

    Have you tried making sloe vodka? That is also excellent.

    Try Toffee Vodka. much better :wacko:

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    Toffee vodka?

    Tell me about it... please!

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    I originally came accross it at Eden down in Cornwall. but now you can get it online:
    http://www.thedrinkshop.com/products...hp?prodid=3299

    it's like drinking alcoholic sweets :wacko:

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    My son's girlfriend loves that Baileys Caramel stuff. Never tried it but that smells like toffees.

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    <MrsB puts a bowl of pistachio nuts on the table>

    MrB just brought these back from Turkey. Help yourselves

    Better than Turkish Delight (IMO)

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    So is this the place people feel warm and Fluffy??

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    Quote Originally Posted by active cacher View Post
    My son's girlfriend loves that Baileys Caramel stuff. Never tried it but that smells like toffees.
    You simply can't go wrong with Baileys - might have to try to toffee one.
    "I Cache, therefore I am"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy's Revenge View Post
    So is this the place people feel warm and Fluffy??

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    Is that an invitation :wub:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanidea View Post
    Is that an invitation :wub:
    Oi! Is there random snug-ling going on over in that corner? :

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    Time to throw some logs onto the fire, get it blazing...

    It's cold and wet out side.

    Anyone want some mulled wine?


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    Mine's a drop of malt...

    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light. (Dylan Thomas)​


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    mine's a pint of real ale from a local small brewer/ geocacher herne2


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    Mine's a drop of malt...
    Can I mull that for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobbynobbs View Post
    mine's a pint of real ale from a local small brewer/ geocacher herne2

    ...with a mince pie floater maybe?

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    I hope everyone's had a good break over Christmas and New Year. I wasn't going to make any NY resolution but then certain people made me feel guilty so I've committed myself to updating my facebook status more frequently (so that means once a week, rather than once evert two months). Such a major life-style adjustment! :

    I have about 2" of Winter Pimms which I'll get rid of in the next few days.

    Anyone got some nice 'feel-good' story for the Snug?

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    A long while ago, I started this Topic. It might be due for a revival. Let's see if there's any interest in posting good/funny/happy stuff that's happened recently...

    We've got two new kitcats!


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    I think I have the all clear for another 12 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boltonian View Post
    I think I have the all clear for another 12 months.
    Good News :socool:

    How come Mrs B has a picture of you in bed, and who's that minx you're with?

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    OMG LOL I woke up with her.

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    I shall not make the obvious comment about waking up with a nice ##### next to you.

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