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Matatu Man

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  1. Here in Luxembourg the Grand Lodge takes the approach, like most Grand Lodges seem to, that they will follow government guidelines/regulations. Thus we apply the 'COVID Pass' system (passport 😆) that allows only fully vaccinated (and boosted) or recovered persons at indoor functions, and that masks be worn.
  2. Oh NO! My preferred supplier! That's dreadful news. I hope good insurance can help get him back on his feet soon.
  3. Unfortunately the url of the new site is blocked by my system at work . I always started and finished my work day by dropping in and seeing what the latest activity and discussions might be. Now I'm limited to home visits only. Oh well.
  4. I just got back from my short vacation to find the new set up. Looking good, Mike. Thanks and well done.
  5. @mikevieTechnically, no.But there are various ways to access on-line streaming options like Android TV.OR... I'm going to wait a couple of weeks now as I'm off on a three-week business trip, and order the DVD set.
  6. I finally found a solution and have ordered an Android TV box (runs apps like Kodi and Mobdro) which arrives on Friday.I will be watching via the Mobdro app. :D
  7. Indeed, it is only in the most recent few years that Calcutta changed its name the 'K' version, following Bombay's change to Mumbai and Madras' change to Chennai.I still know many Indians who still use Bombay and Madras rather than the new (old?) versions.Bit like Burma/Myanmar!
  8. Thank you, Tom.Wishing a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous new year to Brethren all.
  9. And a warm welcome from Luxembourg, Brother.
  10. Almost three years for me.Our Grand Lodge stipulates a minimum of fifteen months between degrees."Who has made such progress as..... "
  11. I will probably buy the jewel, but certainly not the tie! I really don't like the new logo design and will stick to the traditional one.Where and when will Bro.s be entitled/approved to wear it? In normal open Craft Lodge meetings? In R.A. meetings?As mentioned earlier there will be endless arguments over how to wear it!
  12. 2 Scousers are riding along the M62 from Liverpool to Manchester to Liverpool on a motorbike. They break down and start hitching a lift. A friendly trucker stops to see if he can help and the scousers ask him for a lift. He tells them he has no room in the wagon as he is carrying 20,000bowling balls but will take a look at the bike for them. He tries everything he knows but is unable to repair it. Time is getting onnow and he's late for his delivery so he tells the scousers he has to leave."R hey lad" they say "gissa lift". The trucker once again explains that hehas no room as he is carrying 20,000 bowling balls. The scousers put it tothe driver that if they can manage to fit in the back will he take them andhe agrees.They manage to squeeze themselves and their motorbike into the back of the wagon so the driver shuts the doors and gets off on his way. By this time he is really late and so puts his foot down. Sure enough PC Plod of Greater Manchester Police pulls him up for speeding. The good officer asks the driver what he is carrying to which he replies Scouse Eggs. The policeman obviously doesn't believe this so wants to take a look. He opens the back door and quickly shuts it and locks it. He gets onto his radio and calls for immediate backup from as many officers as possible.The dispatcher asks what emergency he has that requires so many officers."I've got a wagon with 20,000 Scouse eggs in it - 2 have already hatched and the bastards have managed to nick a motorbike already".
  13. Two guys were walking in the woods one day, and they all of a sudden came across a bear. The bear noticed them, and started growling and generally getting really mean. The bear started to chase one of the guys, who, as it turns out, was from Czechoslovakia. The bear soon caught up with him, and ate him alive. The other guy turned around and ran for his life. A little while later, the second guy found a park ranger station and told his story. The ranger took his gun, and they both went out in search of the bear, in order to destroy it. Soon, they came across two bears, one male, and one female. The ranger turned to the other guy and said: "Quick... tell me which bear ate your friend!" The ranger levelled his gun and got ready to shoot. "I'm not really sure," said the other guy, "they both look similar." "QUICK! Make up your mind!" said the ranger. "O.K.," said the other, "it was the male." The ranger promptly aimed and shot the female bear. The male ran off. Using his knife, the ranger cut open the belly of the female and found the body of the other man. "But why didn't you shoot the male when I thought it was the male who ate my friend?" the other man asked. "Well," said the ranger... "I never trust anyone who says that the Czech's in the male!"
  14. Dave624I have one and absolutely love it.Possibly the best watch I have ever owned - and I've had a few!
  15. And a warm welcome from sunny Luxembourg!This is a truly international forum.Enjoy!
  16. 70 degrees? Some in-depth research reveals this to be some form of measurement with the mysterious allegorical title "Fahrenheit".Something regularly used by "the Antients"! :w00t:
  17. Hello, BlackEagle, and welcome to the forum.There is indeed no set time for progression in the Degrees and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.For example, my Craft Mother Lodge is an English speaking Lodge under the Grand Lodge of Luxembourg.Our Grand Lodge has specified a minimum of 15 months between degrees to ensure a proper understanding of each.It feels like a long time to wait, but is certainly worth it when you get there in my humble opinion.Good luck and I hope you enjoy your journey!
  18. Congratulations and welcome to the Fraternity, Bro. Jordan.I hope this remains a life-long pleasure for you.
  19. I suspect that Russel Holland's response was probably the most appropriate! ;)
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