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Chris

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Nov 23, 2023, 4:36:06 AM11/23/23
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We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!

Mrs McT


Chris

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Nov 23, 2023, 4:37:22 AM11/23/23
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Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>
> Mrs McT
>
>
>

I’m here again.

Mrs McT

Mike McMillan

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Nov 23, 2023, 4:52:50 AM11/23/23
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But I can’t see anyone else! AnyRats about?

--
Toodle Pip, Mike McMillan

Serena Blanchflower

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Nov 23, 2023, 4:59:01 AM11/23/23
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On 23/11/2023 09:36, Chris wrote:
> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>
> Mrs McT
>
>

Both this and your earlier test message have arrived here safely! Hope
this one reaches you ;)

--
Best wishes, Serena
"No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves." - Dwight D.
Eisenhower

Serena Blanchflower

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Nov 23, 2023, 4:59:28 AM11/23/23
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On 23/11/2023 09:52, Mike McMillan wrote:
> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>>>
>>> Mrs McT
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I’m here again.
>>
>> Mrs McT
>>
>>
>
> But I can’t see anyone else! AnyRats about?
>

Waving!

--
Best wishes, Serena
Serenity isn't freedom from the storm; it is peace within the storm...
(anon)

Pete W

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Nov 23, 2023, 5:04:16 AM11/23/23
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On Thu, 23 Nov 2023 09:52:48 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan
<toodl...@virginmedia.com> wrote:

>Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>>>
>>> Mrs McT
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I’m here again.
>>
>> Mrs McT
>>
>>
>
>But I can’t see anyone else! AnyRats about?

Peekaboo, I see you <bg> Not much going on at the moment. I've seen
very few posts in the last few days even with the dramatic storylines
of the last few days.
---
Pete.

Mike McMillan

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Nov 23, 2023, 5:14:47 AM11/23/23
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You aren’t listening to The Archers, are you???!!! (Shock Horror!)

Mike McMillan

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Nov 23, 2023, 5:18:39 AM11/23/23
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My name is Toodles, I’ve been reading this newsgroup for something over
twenty years …. I would just like to say … I haven’t listened to The
Archers for at least six months - But, I could give my abstinence up and
any time if I wished too…

Mike McMillan

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Nov 23, 2023, 5:20:40 AM11/23/23
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Serena Blanchflower <nos...@blanchflower.me.uk> wrote:
> On 23/11/2023 09:36, Chris wrote:
>> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>>
>> Mrs McT
>>
>>
>
> Both this and your earlier test message have arrived here safely! Hope
> this one reaches you ;)
>

Thank you Serena, it did indeed! Very quiet round ‘ere innit?

Paul Herber

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Nov 23, 2023, 5:31:22 AM11/23/23
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On Thu, 23 Nov 2023 09:52:48 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan <toodl...@virginmedia.com>
wrote:

>Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>>>
>>> Mrs McT
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I’m here again.
>>
>> Mrs McT
>>
>>
>
>But I can’t see anyone else! AnyRats about?

Waves, but I am also on Eternal September.


--
Regards, Paul Herber
https://www.paulherber.co.uk/

Paul Herber

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Nov 23, 2023, 5:33:20 AM11/23/23
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On Thu, 23 Nov 2023 10:31:19 +0000, Paul Herber <pa...@paulherber.co.uk> wrote:

>On Thu, 23 Nov 2023 09:52:48 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan <toodl...@virginmedia.com>
>wrote:
>
>>Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>>> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>>>>
>>>> Mrs McT
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> I’m here again.
>>>
>>> Mrs McT
>>>
>>>
>>
>>But I can’t see anyone else! AnyRats about?
>
>Waves, but I am also on Eternal September.

and I couldn't reply until I changed the ’ to an ' in the subject line.

Pete W

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Nov 23, 2023, 5:39:17 AM11/23/23
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On Thu, 23 Nov 2023 10:18:37 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan
<toodl...@virginmedia.com> wrote:

>Mike McMillan <toodl...@virginmedia.com> wrote:
>> Pete W <pe...@never.here> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 23 Nov 2023 09:52:48 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan
>>> <toodl...@virginmedia.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>>>> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>>>>> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Mrs McT
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I?m here again.
>>>>>
>>>>> Mrs McT
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> But I can?t see anyone else! AnyRats about?
>>>
>>> Peekaboo, I see you <bg> Not much going on at the moment. I've seen
>>> very few posts in the last few days even with the dramatic storylines
>>> of the last few days.
>>> ---
>>> Pete.
>>>
>>
>> You aren’t listening to The Archers, are you???!!! (Shock Horror!)
>>
>
>My name is Toodles, I’ve been reading this newsgroup for something over
>twenty years …. I would just like to say … I haven’t listened to The
>Archers for at least six months - But, I could give my abstinence up and
>any time if I wished too…

I am! I'm a sucker for punishment <g> I've been around for a similar
length of time. Very infrequent poster though.

If it's the "Rob and Helen" storyline that's keeping you away then it
might be safe to return soon.
---
Pete.

krw

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Nov 23, 2023, 6:01:23 AM11/23/23
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Otherwise occupied but spent most of yesterday listening to an absurd
week of radio.

Shiv appeared out of the ether briefly and a vicar spent a Sunday not in
church.

Helen was behaving oddly and the cause of her oddness some child called
Gideon could not even be bothered to talk. Some guy she was with
sounded as if he was too ill to be on the wireless.

And there was a party for some Irish lad called Rugrat who was so boring
he could not even be bothered to put on fancy dress or speak at his own
party.

The waste of airtime over this week and the previous week (which was
worse in many respects with Alan amongst others acting out of character)
makes me long for the days of the Beetle who was never this bad.

--
Kosmo Richard W
www.travelswmw.whitnet.uk
https://tinyurl.com/KRWpics

Tony Smith

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Nov 23, 2023, 6:33:12 AM11/23/23
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On Thursday, 23 November 2023 at 09:36:06 UTC, Chris wrote:
> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>
> Mrs McT

The null comment.

Mike McMillan

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Nov 23, 2023, 6:39:59 AM11/23/23
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There are also the Horrorbin takeover plots, and as for that
Nocasha…Ambridge seems to be a Yoof magnet too!

Mike McMillan

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Nov 23, 2023, 6:43:02 AM11/23/23
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The Beetle was bad - but after her, it became atrocious!

Serena Blanchflower

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Nov 23, 2023, 7:05:18 AM11/23/23
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Although I have a feeling that it may be superseded by the Miles (or
possibly, Bruce) storyline, as Rob's family want control of the only
Titchener grandchild.


--
Best wishes, Serena
Dreaming, I dreamt that life was all joy. Waking, I found that life
demands service. Serving, I found that joy is in service.
(Rabindranath Tagore)

Pete W

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Nov 23, 2023, 7:40:22 AM11/23/23
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Interesting. If your feeling turns out to be correct, what is the
legal postion, does the family of the father of a child gave any legal
claim over that child? I wouldn't have thought so, but then I'm no
lawyer.
---
Pete.

krw

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Nov 23, 2023, 7:58:55 AM11/23/23
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Well Helen had decided that the child ought to have knowledge of his
father despite all the money spent on non-contact orders and suchlike so
even if it is a bad idea for the spawn of the devil to have contact with
the family of the devil and their develish ways judging by her recent
decision making she will decide that she knows best and that there
should be regular contact.

After all ever since the SoC decided that there needed to be this story
it has destroyed the ambience and strayed ever further from reality.

Clive Arthur

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Nov 23, 2023, 8:25:49 AM11/23/23
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On 23/11/2023 12:05, Serena Blanchflower wrote:
>
> Although I have a feeling that it may be superseded by the Miles (or
> possibly, Bruce) storyline, as Rob's family want control of the only
> Titchener grandchild.

In the admittedly unlikely event that Rob died intestate, Jack would get
the lot, whatever that is, I think.

There's certainly room for mischief-making from beyond the grave.

--
Cheers
Clive

Serena Blanchflower

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Nov 23, 2023, 9:48:44 AM11/23/23
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Under the circumstances, I don't think they'd have any realistic chance
of winning a case to gain access to him but they could certainly make
Helen's life hell while they argued for it. A more likely long term
issue is if Rob has left any significant property to Gideon, in trust,
with, maybe, Miles and Helen as trustees.

We've also been told that Miles doesn't have children, so it's possible
that the farm in Hampshire, or a share of it, may also go to him.
Again, if this is in trust, it will be a long term anchor to the past.


--
Best wishes, Serena
It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up. (W. Somerset
Maugham)

Serena Blanchflower

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Nov 23, 2023, 10:01:27 AM11/23/23
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On 23/11/2023 13:25, Clive Arthur wrote:
> On 23/11/2023 12:05, Serena Blanchflower wrote:
>>
>> Although I have a feeling that it may be superseded by the Miles (or
>> possibly, Bruce) storyline, as Rob's family want control of the only
>> Titchener grandchild.
>
> In the admittedly unlikely event that Rob died intestate, Jack would get
> the lot, whatever that is, I think.

Yes, he would.

>
> There's certainly room for mischief-making from beyond the grave.
>

Which is the reason we can be pretty certain Rob won't have died
intestate.

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Best wishes, Serena
Whenever I get the urge to exercise, I lie down until the feeling
passes. (Robert Hutchins)

Vicky

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Nov 23, 2023, 10:25:15 AM11/23/23
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Let me know when. Please.

Nick Odell

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Nov 23, 2023, 11:40:18 AM11/23/23
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On Thu, 23 Nov 2023 15:25:11 +0000, Vicky <vicky...@gmail.com>
I thought last night's two-hander between Jim and Helen was very
touching and very sweet. So much so that I made a point of listening
to it again this afternoon.

Nick

carolet

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Nov 23, 2023, 11:53:10 AM11/23/23
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On 23/11/2023 15:01, Serena Blanchflower wrote:
> On 23/11/2023 13:25, Clive Arthur wrote:
>> On 23/11/2023 12:05, Serena Blanchflower wrote:
>>>
>>> Although I have a feeling that it may be superseded by the Miles (or
>>> possibly, Bruce) storyline, as Rob's family want control of the only
>>> Titchener grandchild.
>>
>> In the admittedly unlikely event that Rob died intestate, Jack would
>> get the lot, whatever that is, I think.
>
> Yes, he would.


I am now trying to remember whether Rob adopted Henry. If he did (and
the adoption still stands), then intestacy rules would surely divide the
lot between the two of them.




>
>>
>> There's certainly room for mischief-making from beyond the grave.
>>
>
> Which is the reason we can be pretty certain Rob won't have died intestate.
>

--
CaroleT

krw

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Nov 23, 2023, 12:04:02 PM11/23/23
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On 23.11.23 16:53, carolet wrote:
> I am now trying to remember whether Rob adopted Henry.

No - he told Henry at the time of the kidnap that Henry was nothing to him.

Sam Plusnet

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Nov 23, 2023, 1:16:12 PM11/23/23
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On 23-Nov-23 9:59, Serena Blanchflower wrote:
> On 23/11/2023 09:52, Mike McMillan wrote:
>> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>>> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>>>>
>>>> Mrs McT
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> I’m here again.
>>>
>>> Mrs McT
>>>
>>>
>>
>> But I can’t see anyone else! AnyRats about?
>>
>
> Waving!

Drowning!

--
Sam Plusnet

Sam Plusnet

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Nov 23, 2023, 1:20:51 PM11/23/23
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Bequest conditional on a name change to Gideon?

--
Sam Plusnet

Sam Plusnet

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Nov 23, 2023, 1:24:42 PM11/23/23
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On 23-Nov-23 9:36, Chris wrote:
> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!

I have this weird feeling that someone is trying to communicate with us
- but there's no-one there!

It's all very spooky.

--
Sam Plusnet

Sam Plusnet

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Nov 23, 2023, 1:24:46 PM11/23/23
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On 23-Nov-23 9:37, Chris wrote:
> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>>
>> Mrs McT
>>
>>
>>
>
> I’m here again.

There it goes again!

--
Sam Plusnet

Serena Blanchflower

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Nov 23, 2023, 3:45:11 PM11/23/23
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On 23/11/2023 16:53, carolet wrote:
> On 23/11/2023 15:01, Serena Blanchflower wrote:
>> On 23/11/2023 13:25, Clive Arthur wrote:
>>> On 23/11/2023 12:05, Serena Blanchflower wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Although I have a feeling that it may be superseded by the Miles (or
>>>> possibly, Bruce) storyline, as Rob's family want control of the only
>>>> Titchener grandchild.
>>>
>>> In the admittedly unlikely event that Rob died intestate, Jack would
>>> get the lot, whatever that is, I think.
>>
>> Yes, he would.
>
>
> I am now trying to remember whether Rob adopted Henry. If he did (and
> the adoption still stands), then intestacy rules would surely divide the
> lot between the two of them.


No, I'm pretty sure he didn't. IIRC, there was talk of him doing so but
then he learned, probably from Alistair, how rigorous the assessment
from social services was, and he decided he didn't want to go through
with it.


--
Best wishes, Serena
I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells (Dr. Seuss)

Chris J Dixon

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Nov 23, 2023, 3:46:01 PM11/23/23
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Pete W wrote:

>If it's the "Rob and Helen" storyline that's keeping you away then it
>might be safe to return soon.

Unless they borrow from a well known regal drama (AIUI) and have
ghostly reappearances.

Chris
--
Chris J Dixon Nottingham
'48/33 M B+ G++ A L(-) I S-- CH0(--)(p) Ar- T+ H0 ?Q
ch...@cdixon.me.uk @ChrisJDixon1
Plant amazing Acers.

Serena Blanchflower

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Nov 23, 2023, 3:46:20 PM11/23/23
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That does sound all too believable. He'd probably want him to be a
Titchener, as well as being Gideon.

--
Best wishes, Serena
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke
of luck (Dalai Lama)

Penny

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Nov 23, 2023, 6:24:10 PM11/23/23
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On Thu, 23 Nov 2023 16:40:13 +0000, Nick Odell <nicko...@yahoo.ca>
scrawled in the dust...

>I thought last night's two-hander between Jim and Helen was very
>touching and very sweet. So much so that I made a point of listening
>to it again this afternoon.

It was well done.
Good old Jim, just what Helen needed.

What no one needed was Adil being pathetic again.
--
Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959

Clive Arthur

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Nov 24, 2023, 5:20:49 AM11/24/23
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Far out!

--
Cheers
Clive

Vicky

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Nov 24, 2023, 7:11:44 AM11/24/23
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BTN

John Ashby

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Nov 24, 2023, 10:37:46 AM11/24/23
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Accepted though close to being witty without the cringe.

john

Mike McMillan

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Nov 24, 2023, 11:27:59 AM11/24/23
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Whoosh?

Nick Odell

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Nov 24, 2023, 12:14:26 PM11/24/23
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You had to be there, Mike

Nick

Sally Thompson

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Nov 24, 2023, 1:01:43 PM11/24/23
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Serena Blanchflower <nos...@blanchflower.me.uk> wrote:
> On 23/11/2023 18:20, Sam Plusnet wrote:
>> On 23-Nov-23 13:25, Clive Arthur wrote:
>>> On 23/11/2023 12:05, Serena Blanchflower wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Although I have a feeling that it may be superseded by the Miles (or
>>>> possibly, Bruce) storyline, as Rob's family want control of the only
>>>> Titchener grandchild.
>>>
>>> In the admittedly unlikely event that Rob died intestate, Jack would
>>> get the lot, whatever that is, I think.
>>>
>>> There's certainly room for mischief-making from beyond the grave.
>>
>> Bequest conditional on a name change to Gideon?
>>
>
> That does sound all too believable. He'd probably want him to be a
> Titchener, as well as being Gideon.
>

IANAL but I don't think such conditions are enforceable.

--
Sally in Shropshire, UK

Vicky

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Nov 24, 2023, 1:19:03 PM11/24/23
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On Fri, 24 Nov 2023 16:27:57 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan
<toodl...@virginmedia.com> wrote:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46479/not-waving-but-drowning

Mike McMillan

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Nov 24, 2023, 1:28:12 PM11/24/23
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I’ve heard of ‘Not waving but Drowning’ but BTN?

Vicky

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Nov 24, 2023, 1:53:21 PM11/24/23
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On Fri, 24 Nov 2023 18:28:08 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan
<toodl...@virginmedia.com> wrote:

>Vicky <vicky...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 24 Nov 2023 16:27:57 -0000 (UTC), Mike McMillan
>> <toodl...@virginmedia.com> wrote:
>>
>>> John Ashby <johna...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>> On 24/11/2023 12:11, Vicky wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, 24 Nov 2023 10:20:46 +0000, Clive Arthur
>>>>> <cl...@nowaytoday.co.uk> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 23/11/2023 18:16, Sam Plusnet wrote:
>>>>>>> On 23-Nov-23 9:59, Serena Blanchflower wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 23/11/2023 09:52, Mike McMillan wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Chris <chris.m...@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> We are here, I saw my test message fly away, but not come back!
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Mrs McT
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I?m here again.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Mrs McT
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> But I can?t see anyone else! AnyRats about?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Waving!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Drowning!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Far out!
>>>>>
>>>>> BTN
>>>>
>>>> Accepted though close to being witty without the cringe.
>>>>
>>>> john
>>>>
>>>
>>> Whoosh?
>>
>>
>> https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46479/not-waving-but-drowning
>>
>
>I’ve heard of ‘Not waving but Drowning’ but BTN?

Well far out is where he was and slang jokey and he dies.

J. P. Gilliver

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Nov 24, 2023, 2:03:11 PM11/24/23
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In message <ksc6o5...@mid.individual.net> at Fri, 24 Nov 2023
18:01:41, Sally Thompson <thompson....@gmail.com.invalid> writes
IANAL either, but assuming the suggestion is some bequest that was only
granted if the name-change was implemented, my thought was that it could
probably be done, but would need careful writing to ensure the recipient
didn't just change his name to get the bequest, then change it back
again immediately. The only way I can think of it would be a drip-feed
bequest.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)Ar@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

"The great tragedy of science, the slaying of a beautiful theory by an ugly
fact. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Sam Plusnet

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Nov 24, 2023, 2:26:25 PM11/24/23
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We would need to take a charabanc over to uk.legal.moderated, and pepper
them with these questions.

They might be able to come up with some terrible post-demise
mischief-making that we haven't thought of.

--
Sam Plusnet

Serena Blanchflower

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Nov 24, 2023, 3:45:22 PM11/24/23
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Like you, IANAL, but I'm sure you're right. Even if you weren't able to
simply ignore such condition, I'm confident that it's a term that the
court would be happy to strike out. Either way, and especially with
Miles stirring things, as executor and trustee, it would greatly add to
Helen's angst.

--
Best wishes, Serena
Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy you don't need it. If you are
sick, you shouldn't take it. (Henry Ford)

Clive Arthur

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Nov 24, 2023, 6:12:38 PM11/24/23
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On 24/11/2023 18:28, Mike McMillan wrote:

<snip mildly humorous quip>

>> https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46479/not-waving-but-drowning
>>
>
> I’ve heard of ‘Not waving but Drowning’ but BTN?

I just love larking.

Much as I'd like to be considered for the award with the concomitant
(thank god for spell chequers) large cash prize, I understand that
entries are limited to ten per person, and that doesn't make the grade.

I do love that poem though, especially because I'm not sure why.

--
Cheers
Clive

Sam Plusnet

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Nov 24, 2023, 6:30:13 PM11/24/23