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The first time in God knows how long there's no TV, DVD or music of any kind. Only the background symphony of the washing machine gently whirring, just audible. 

Went the evening well? so far, silence does hoard golden nuggets.

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RE: All's quiet...

I like Golden Nuggets.

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I must say mint chunky kitkats are really nice, i've just eaten a whole pack of three. good job

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RE: All's quiet...

They've got nothing on Golden Nuggets - with or without milk...

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RE: All's quiet...

What's this thread about?

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RE: All's quiet...

I liked Golden Nuggets as a kid, very sweet as I remember, much more than Sugar Puffs,  so I'm not sure I'd like them now. 

Have you tried Creme Eggs in a bowl with milk? 

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RE: All's quiet...

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What's this thread about?

As the thread says and my post suggests: An evening without any of the usual components playing. Even had the chance to read a book. Makes a wonderful change.

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silence does hoard golden nuggets.

Is that why they were unavailable for so long after the 70s?

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plastic penguin wrote:

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What's this thread about?

As the thread says and my post suggests: An evening without any of the usual components playing. Even had the chance to read a book. Makes a wonderful change.

I've got to admit it been far too long since I had an evening of peace and quiet. I've got a week off soon so I might have to give it a try. Might even read a novel instead of the factual books that I usually read - it been far to long since I just enjoyed a good story too.

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Might even read a novel instead of the factual books that I usually read - it been far to long since I just enjoyed a good story too.

A good way to manage a balance between fiction and non-fiction is to buy something that 'supports' the novel you are enjoying.

So if you are reading a novel by John Le Carre' - for instance - then maybe partner it with a good factual book about the history of MI6/SIS and/or the Cambridge Spies.

It can work the other way around of course. A good contemporary fictional work can breathe life into a historical period that you are reading about.

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simonlewis wrote:

I must say mint chunky kitkats are really nice, i've just eaten a whole pack of three. good job

Nestle have just issued a recall on several KitKat Chunky products... Bits of plastic in the chocolate, apparently.

Bit late if you've already eaten them, though... Shock

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The first time in God knows how long there's no TV, DVD or music of any kind...

A bit ominous given that you've only had the new Naim for a few days.

 

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RE: All's quiet...

...and while we're on the subject of things being quiet:

Thought for the last couple of months I've been developing mild tinnitus- a really high-pitched, staccato whistling noise which I can hear when lying in bed at night, it never goes away.

We had a power cut last night for about twenty minutes, the 'tinnitus' stopped. Kinda chuffed to realise it seems to be the mains transformer for my cable modem, not my ears!  woohoo!

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RE: All's quiet...

Dougal1331 wrote:

simonlewis wrote:

I must say mint chunky kitkats are really nice, i've just eaten a whole pack of three. good job

Nestle have just issued a recall on several KitKat Chunky products... Bits of plastic in the chocolate, apparently.

Bit late if you've already eaten them, though... Shock

Yes i read about this, this morning doesn't affect minty & coconut which is what i've had apparently, although it does affect chocolate fudge which i had the other day, come to think of it, it did taste a bit funny which is why i didn't buy it again.

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plastic penguin wrote:
The first time in God knows how long there's no TV, DVD or music of any kind...

A bit ominous given that you've only had the new Naim for a few days.

 

Exactly because of the Naim. Think I OD'd on music. As previously mentioned can't recall when there was no hi-fi or TV on. Usually if we're in, it's on.

Just made a refreshing change. Nothing sinister.  

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chebby wrote:

steve_1979 wrote:
Might even read a novel instead of the factual books that I usually read - it been far to long since I just enjoyed a good story too.

A good way to manage a balance between fiction and non-fiction is to buy something that 'supports' the novel you are enjoying.

So if you are reading a novel by John Le Carre' - for instance - then maybe partner it with a good factual book about the history of MI6/SIS and/or the Cambridge Spies.

It can work the other way around of course. A good contemporary fictional work can breathe life into a historical period that you are reading about.

There's a couple of crime novels that my girlfrend bought for me a while back and Isaac Asimov's book I,Robot was very good so I'd like to try one of his other books from the Robot series.

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