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Saloon Bar / Re: What's the weather doing where you are?
« Last post by Nick on Today at 02:07:19 PM »
 Freezy: Freezy: Freezy: Freezy: Freezy:
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Saloon Bar / Re: What's the weather doing where you are?
« Last post by Barman on Today at 01:05:57 PM »
I am currently in the Peak District about 1/2  mile from the Cat & Fiddle. 2mm of  freezing rain has fallen. Accuweather reckon there's a real feel of -13; they've massively underestimated it!  Freezy:  Freezy:  Freezy:



 Shocked:
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The Snug / Re: The all new "Where are you today?" thread
« Last post by Just One More on Today at 01:04:42 PM »
A weekend in the Cotswolds with a trip to Blenheim Palace to see the Christmas festivities , twinkly lights and the Christmas market  cloud9:

 cloud9:  cloud9:
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Saloon Bar / Re: What's the weather doing where you are?
« Last post by Just One More on Today at 01:02:41 PM »
I am currently in the Peak District about 1/2  mile from the Cat & Fiddle. 2mm of  freezing rain has fallen. Accuweather reckon there's a real feel of -13; they've massively underestimated it!  Freezy:  Freezy:  Freezy:


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Saloon Bar / Re: Ancestry DNA kits
« Last post by Just One More on Today at 12:33:18 PM »
 eeek:
eeek:

 Popcorn:

In 1964 our mother was sent from darkest Co. Galway to London to have her soon-to-be-born son adopted as it wasn't the done thing to be an unmarried mother in those days - shame on the family and all that. He was duly adopted and our mother met and married. My full brother (hereinafter called FB) and I followed after. Shortly after she died in 1984, she told us about her first born (hereinafter called HB) and in those days there was no easy way to try and find him.

Last year, a cousin did one of these DNA kit thingies and a two weeks ago she received a Facearse message from someone stating she was the wife of our half brother. Obvious checks were made and fully satisfied of his identity we arranged to meet up. HB lives in Cobham which really isn't far from me in Redhill or Sutton where FB lives. Extended lunch at the Plough Inn in Cobham followed - and it was wonderful, so many coincidences. HB is also very good friends with a chap I worked with for 18 years in my UCB/Nationwide days. Had a early beer the Saturday before with a friend in Redhill...and he's known him for 25 years  eeek:

Vast quantities of Guinness, Malbec and Jameson's was consumed. My hangover on Monday was the worst for decades. We are arranging to meet up again for a curry in Weybridge over the Christmas period.

Bloody he'll. Congratulations TMR  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
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Saloon Bar / Re: What's the weather doing where you are?
« Last post by Barman on Today at 11:52:15 AM »
Might be time for mulled collapso instead of the normal laptop cleaning solution  :thumbsup:

 Thumbs:
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Saloon Bar / Re: Ancestry DNA kits
« Last post by Barman on Today at 11:51:56 AM »
eeek:

 Popcorn:

In 1964 our mother was sent from darkest Co. Galway to London to have her soon-to-be-born son adopted as it wasn't the done thing to be an unmarried mother in those days - shame on the family and all that. He was duly adopted and our mother met and married. My full brother (hereinafter called FB) and I followed after. Shortly after she died in 1984, she told us about her first born (hereinafter called HB) and in those days there was no easy way to try and find him.

Last year, a cousin did one of these DNA kit thingies and a two weeks ago she received a Facearse message from someone stating she was the wife of our half brother. Obvious checks were made and fully satisfied of his identity we arranged to meet up. HB lives in Cobham which really isn't far from me in Redhill or Sutton where FB lives. Extended lunch at the Plough Inn in Cobham followed - and it was wonderful, so many coincidences. HB is also very good friends with a chap I worked with for 18 years in my UCB/Nationwide days. Had a early beer the Saturday before with a friend in Redhill...and he's known him for 25 years  eeek:

Vast quantities of Guinness, Malbec and Jameson's was consumed. My hangover on Monday was the worst for decades. We are arranging to meet up again for a curry in Weybridge over the Christmas period.
:thumbsup: Great story.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

TMR has changed my mind on the matter

 :thumbsup:

Same here but with caveat that the company you use should have a sizeable database of DNA with which to compare. I also wonder if the police have access to the database of these companies.   rubschin:

Nothing to hide nothing to fear eh Uncle...?  whistle:
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The Snug / Re: The all new "Where are you today?" thread
« Last post by Miss Demeanour on Today at 10:47:00 AM »
Does indeed ....lots of excuses for hot mince pies and cream  lol:
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The Snug / Re: The all new "Where are you today?" thread
« Last post by Steve on Today at 10:42:05 AM »
A weekend in the Cotswolds with a trip to Blenheim Palace to see the Christmas festivities , twinkly lights and the Christmas market  cloud9:
rubschin:

Sounds like a cold and wet weekend, hopefully the market has gallons of hot mulled wine
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Saloon Bar / Re: Ancestry DNA kits
« Last post by Uncle Mort on Today at 10:38:54 AM »
eeek:

 Popcorn:

In 1964 our mother was sent from darkest Co. Galway to London to have her soon-to-be-born son adopted as it wasn't the done thing to be an unmarried mother in those days - shame on the family and all that. He was duly adopted and our mother met and married. My full brother (hereinafter called FB) and I followed after. Shortly after she died in 1984, she told us about her first born (hereinafter called HB) and in those days there was no easy way to try and find him.

Last year, a cousin did one of these DNA kit thingies and a two weeks ago she received a Facearse message from someone stating she was the wife of our half brother. Obvious checks were made and fully satisfied of his identity we arranged to meet up. HB lives in Cobham which really isn't far from me in Redhill or Sutton where FB lives. Extended lunch at the Plough Inn in Cobham followed - and it was wonderful, so many coincidences. HB is also very good friends with a chap I worked with for 18 years in my UCB/Nationwide days. Had a early beer the Saturday before with a friend in Redhill...and he's known him for 25 years  eeek:

Vast quantities of Guinness, Malbec and Jameson's was consumed. My hangover on Monday was the worst for decades. We are arranging to meet up again for a curry in Weybridge over the Christmas period.
:thumbsup: Great story.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

TMR has changed my mind on the matter

 :thumbsup:

Same here but with caveat that the company you use should have a sizeable database of DNA with which to compare. I also wonder if the police have access to the database of these companies.   rubschin:
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