Any business which has to comply with money laundering regulations (I'm required to comply and report to the authorities any client where there's an indication of a breach such as tax evasion) is required to pay particular attention to businesses/clients who have dealings with high risk countries. HM Treasury publishes a list if such countries:
Link to the latest list

Little surprise as to which country is the most high risk or the country with the next highest risk.

Quite a number of countries in the third risk category. There is one country in that list which may be surprising - that's Iceland (the country, not the shop).

El Loro posted:

Thanks Yogi, I'll post here if I do find out

 

Saw a rather unusual number plate on a car this morning. It would have been first registered in Oxford. The plate would be OO07 PAH though it looked more like 0007 PAH. Sort of a cross between James Bond and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

El Loro posted:

Any business which has to comply with money laundering regulations (I'm required to comply and report to the authorities any client where there's an indication of a breach such as tax evasion) is required to pay particular attention to businesses/clients who have dealings with high risk countries. HM Treasury publishes a list if such countries:
Link to the latest list

Little surprise as to which country is the most high risk or the country with the next highest risk.

Quite a number of countries in the third risk category. There is one country in that list which may be surprising - that's Iceland (the country, not the shop).

Iceland is a surprise 

This afternoon choir 1 did their Christmas concert pre advent really because our conductor is flying home to Vienna ( he often tells us he was in the Vienna boys choir ) - it was fabulous we sang  Benjamin Britten's 'celebration of carols' a couple of other pieces, and  carols with short Christmas stories in between and  because we changed times from the evening to an after noon ( the strictly effect) with mulled wine and mince pies included in the price - the church  was packed - loved it and the choir got a lot of compliments- makes the rehearsals every week so worth while 

Good morning everyone

 

Cold here but no frost due to it being cloudy.

 

Yogi, I was surprised to see Iceland in that list - it's due to concerns as to that country's money laundering checks - Iceland says it's improving.

 

Ros, that sounds like a good carol concert My church has several carol services. This evening it's an Advent Carol Service and in 2 weeks time a Candlelit Carol Service for families with the children helping to create the crib scene under the altar. There's also carol services for the local schools. The church also will have the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols Service but nowadays that's held in January.

 

I hope everyone has a good day

Moonie, i hope you enjoy those two football matches

 

I found my pile of church magazines in church this morning. I think that someone had taken them thinking it was their pile, realised later that they'd taken the wrong pile so came back with mine and took theirs.

El Loro posted:

Moonie, i hope you enjoy those two football matches

 

I found my pile of church magazines in church this morning. I think that someone had taken them thinking it was their pile, realised later that they'd taken the wrong pile so came back with mine and took theirs.

I’m on game two El and have been up the park too El 

Moonie posted:
El Loro posted:

Moonie, i hope you enjoy those two football matches

 

I found my pile of church magazines in church this morning. I think that someone had taken them thinking it was their pile, realised later that they'd taken the wrong pile so came back with mine and took theirs.

I’m on game two El and have been up the park too El 

You'll need to find something else once that's game over

El Loro posted:
Moonie posted:
El Loro posted:

Moonie, i hope you enjoy those two football matches

 

I found my pile of church magazines in church this morning. I think that someone had taken them thinking it was their pile, realised later that they'd taken the wrong pile so came back with mine and took theirs.

I’m on game two El and have been up the park too El 

You'll need to find something else once that's game over

I have 5 to watch altogether El. This is game 2 of 5 and a live FA cup game coming up at 14-30 

Moonie, I see, that's a bit of a football marathon

 

Just seen another episode from The Twilight Zone, the first which is out and out science fiction ("The Lonely"). Had a very early role for Jean Marsh who would become famous years later for Upstairs Downstairs. The episode could be part of the inspiration for Phlip K Dick's novel "Do Androids dream of electric sheep?" which Ridley Scott filmed as "Blade Runner".

El Loro posted:

Moonie, I see, that's a bit of a football marathon

 

Just seen another episode from The Twilight Zone, the first which is out and out science fiction ("The Lonely"). Had a very early role for Jean Marsh who would become famous years later for Upstairs Downstairs. The episode could be part of the inspiration for Phlip K Dick's novel "Do Androids dream of electric sheep?" which Ridley Scott filmed as "Blade Runner".

It is El 

Watched a 1965 film "How to Murder Your Wife". I'd seen it many years ago. It's supposedly a comedy though by today's standards not really funny even it it had Jack Lemmon and Terry-Thomas in. By the way no-one is murdered in it despite the title. 

 

It had been so many years since I saw it and had forgotten about it but the court room scene near the end of the film makes the film unacceptable. A bit surprising that it got shown on television.

 

The only bit of the film I remembered was one of the pieces of music which occurs a couple of times during the film - It's at 7 minutes 52 seconds in:

 

El Loro posted:

Some 8,000 homes in the Falkirk area will be without gas for several days due to a gas mains failure

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...ide-central-50613678

Electric heaters and cookers were being offered to elderly or sick customers, and those with young children.

Temperature in that area barely above freezing today and forecast to be -2 tonight,

😮 That’s terrible 

That’s even worse. Good to see they are being offered some form of heating at least El 

 

Talking of cold weather, the road gritter just went past. The first time I have seen it this winter 

I have just had a look at the overnight weather forecast and it will be -4 by 5am tomorrow 

El Loro posted:

Good morning everyone

 

Cold here but no frost due to it being cloudy.

 

Yogi, I was surprised to see Iceland in that list - it's due to concerns as to that country's money laundering checks - Iceland says it's improving.

 

Ros, that sounds like a good carol concert My church has several carol services. This evening it's an Advent Carol Service and in 2 weeks time a Candlelit Carol Service for families with the children helping to create the crib scene under the altar. There's also carol services for the local schools. The church also will have the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols Service but nowadays that's held in January.

 

I hope everyone has a good day

EL we have 9 lessons and carols for the choir on Dec 22nd - I love it

Good morning everyone it's very cold here but I guess it is everywhere. Hope everyone is keeping snuggled up warm and cosy. Hot chocolate time definitely.  I'm glad you found out what happened to your church magazines EL. That Christmas concert sounds lovely Ros. I'm glad you all felt appreciated. 

 

Enjoy your day everyone

Good morning everyone

 

Cold and frosty here.

 

Moonie, I think they had the gritters out on the main roads here a couple of weeks ago in some places when there was a brief cold snap.

 

Ros, my church used to have the traditional carol service the Sunday before Christmas Day but the vicar we have now changed that. I think that may be because of there being several school carol services in church before Christmas.

 

Squiggle, as you say, hot chocolate time. Thanks re those church magzines

 

I hope everyone has a good day

I've been to the local post office to post papers back to a client. It's sunny but cold outside. Had to wait in the queue as there were people in front doing their overseas Christmas post. I had to do Royal Mail post rather than Parcelforce. Although Parcelforce is cheaper if one goes for 24 or 48 hour delivery, those delivery times can be up to 18.00 which is outside the client's working hours.

Moonie posted:
El Loro posted:

10 autumnal photos sent in by BBC Weather Watchers for people to vote for their favourite:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programm...Js/pic-of-the-season

 

You have to be signed in as a BBC account user if you want to vote and closing date is Sunday 8th at 11.59 pm.

They are all beautiful El 

My favourites are the 5th which made me smile, the 8th and the 10th

El Loro posted:
Moonie posted:
El Loro posted:

10 autumnal photos sent in by BBC Weather Watchers for people to vote for their favourite:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programm...Js/pic-of-the-season

 

You have to be signed in as a BBC account user if you want to vote and closing date is Sunday 8th at 11.59 pm.

They are all beautiful El 

My favourites are the 5th which made me smile, the 8th and the 10th

The 5th one is a real gem 

Moonie posted:
El Loro posted:
Moonie posted:
El Loro posted:

10 autumnal photos sent in by BBC Weather Watchers for people to vote for their favourite:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programm...Js/pic-of-the-season

 

You have to be signed in as a BBC account user if you want to vote and closing date is Sunday 8th at 11.59 pm.

They are all beautiful El 

My favourites are the 5th which made me smile, the 8th and the 10th

The 5th one is a real gem 

It is

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