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Bondbug last won the day on March 18 2020

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  1. Bondbug


    Taken a long time to get moving on this one, thanks Chattius. I have WinUAE, and am currently waiting for a plugin reader for the old 3.5 discs though I am not sure if I need it or even if I can make it work. However it was an Amiga500 game that first hooked me back in1990, and as with so many games the first version was the best.....more game and less fancy graphics. I just hope that it is not just another hope unfulfilled.
  2. Dandelions ... how I would love to, but in France it would be an offence against their gastronomy. They have "pissenlit" festivals here. Sorry but that is the correct French name for dandelions.
  3. Great. Found our German dictionary, and we can fill in a fair bit of time on this diagram.. The last diagram I remember of multi-use of a raw material was I think for Petroleum. My wife knows a little German, but not enough. Love the drawing though....do you have a rough date for it? Our main problem is how to use the wood ash from the oven. The garden is fast becoming neat potash.. We don't compost enough to mix it with, and I am sure that wood ash does not have the range of uses that are shown for bones.
  4. Aw heck. First thing I saw when I arrived was this topic. Thought it was new and it drew me like like pollen to a bee.......and it was nearly 10 years ago!! But it is always a pleasure to read through some of Chattius' topics, with the fantastic illustrations. I didn't used to look back, but with Covid it is not easy to look forward.
  5. Ah well, here goes, how is my day. In general terms....boring, tedious. But then we qualify as free-range old folks. In lock-down, in a small village, our day is much the same as always, minus the choir practices which are almost our entire social life. No commerce in the village, just a very good bar/restaurant which we almost never use...we could almost spit into it from our front door. We have a second home down south in the Pyrenees foothills. Sounds posh but is in fact a symptom of poverty as it costs less than the more commercially based holidays. “Holidays” consist of working
  6. why don't you lot make your own pizzas and put whatever you like in them. It's a doddle, as long as you have a plate/dish that is oven-worthy. Old misery has spoken.
  7. Love your Elizzy. Same 3 wheel base as my old Bondbug. A pig to drive on snowy roads with that single front wheel sliding around between the wheel tracks, and being so low you get an interesting (and blinding) waterfall effect when the heavy goods go by in wet weather. But ah such fun. As for good old Corona, it seems that 2/3 of parents here in France are not happy to have their kids back to school in May. As for us, the main threat seems to come from the packaging when we do the weekly shop. But the garden is getting to be oh so tidy looking and it at least seems healthy.
  8. Thanks Timo, I eventually got it sorted. None of the above worked, nor did the many keys found on a web search.................BUT, and I hate to confess it, I found the original receipt and code in a heap of old Junk I was sorting for the bin. Now safely filed with XPPro and W8 - perhaps, with my wishy-washy old brain it would be safer to put them in a bank vault.
  9. Good to hear from you again. I am not around much myself and have just spotted this. Hang in there friend. If Podgie can keep going ......
  10. Part of the problem is that they stopped selling/providing keys for W7 long ago. As you may have noticed, I am no expert.. Could you explain what you mean by "Just to be sure, it has been completely wiped so there's no way to run a keyfinder or smt like that?". Keyfinder:) Is that possible? What is annoying me is that I have been through this problem before but a few years back. I have no record of what I did and the old grey matter is so shrivelled up these days as to be a complete blank. Good to talk to you again. Seems a long time.
  11. A bit more up to date than my Amiga problem last year, but not much you may say. Out of date as usual, but someone may have a polite and useful suggestion. This concerns Windows 7. OK when you have finished rolling about laughing …. We keep an old set up with Windows 7 and XPPro. I have legitimate disks for XPPro, W7 and W8. For technical reasonsI cannot update this PC set up to W8, which would be a preferred solution. Recently I had problems and had to reinstall W7. Unfortunately the installation disk, which I believe is legal, is Windows 7 Home Premium, and “Intended for distribut
  12. Nothing in walking distance here, we have to use car, and carry a little filled-in form with why we are out, where we are going, etc. Usually I collect milk in a 3 ltr churn from the farm, but am not sure if that qualifies. Literature I read said that bins were still being emptied but not recyling material. Bin men did not come by. Dunno what is going on. We do the shopping once a week, and otherwise stay home - and write daft posts in fori (?) Oh, and we try to play Vanguard on line but that is certainly only food for the dedicated
  13. There you go again Gogo "Its here again... Sheppard's Pie!... we call it by it's venerable name here Pate Chinois... " I never did understand what you mean by z"Sheppards Pie" and now I am even more confused. In English English these pies are usually named after the meat or its Producer? Shepherd's - mutton, Cottage - beef, Game - game (oddly enough). My late son-in-law was called Sheppard but he was no cook. "Chinois" really? I have seen Middle Easterners chasing an escaped sheep down a back street in Paris for their couscous royale. I know that forum members have been at you for as lon
  14. Well well, I notice that Chattius can't even note his birthday without making an interesting story of it. One reason that I came to sit in here” earlier was to look through some of his pre-Wiki posts He hasn't changed. I always thought that a selection of his posts here should be gathered together as a separate collection. However, to our muttons as they seem to say here. Dinner today was a sort of upgraded Sunday dinner. Sunday dinner being something we observe religiously even though there are only two of us to enjoy it these days. It is a heavily French-influenced format these days. St
  15. Hi gogo the years keep ticking over. I remember well when George Washington said to me.....er....I forget ....oh well it doesn't matter now. As to dinner I was about to post in the Inglenook in the hopes of finding Chattius supervising his little garden... as I need his advice.

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