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buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 18 9:30 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Does everything have to have a "purpose"?

Can't horseflies just enjoy the odd meal of blood and get on with their lives?

But they do give work to journos, allowing them to write headlines such as "PLAGUE OF VAMPIRE FLIES TO HIT BRITAIN!!!" That must have earned somebody a few bob!

Henry

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7580
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 18 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A Plague of Journalists would be even worse. A pox on the lot of them!

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 18 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shan wrote:
A Plague of Journalists would be even worse. A pox on the lot of them!


Did you see the anti-Trump banner that said "Feed him to the Corgis"?

You could have one for journalists "Feed them to the horse flies"

Henry

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 18 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Unfortunately I seem to have been fed to the mosquitoes at the moment. The horse fly season seems to be over, and although the bites hurt, for some reason I didn't get much swelling. The mossies seem to have triggered a reaction though and my arms keep swelling up badly. I suppose they don't have a 'purpose' but found an ecological niche that I wish they had overlooked.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 18 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've been using the Avon Skin so Soft Dry oil and I have been fairly bite free. It's got citronella in it, which I actually hate the smell off but for some reason it doesn't smell like citronella... and yet, seems to work.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 18 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shan wrote:
I've been using the Avon Skin so Soft Dry oil and I have been fairly bite free. It's got citronella in it, which I actually hate the smell off but for some reason it doesn't smell like citronella... and yet, seems to work.


the active ingredient is a preservative/formulation additive but it is also a decent blackfly repellant in other products. duel use , tis why the "fierce brit" has no flies on him and lovely skin

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 18 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I should have known I could count on you for an explanation.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 18 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i was an avon rep for a while, quite a giggle but not a good business model to work unless you really go for it full time in which case it might be ok if you focus on facilitating online orders to reduce the doorstepping once the market is stirred by some direct stuff.

i had a few father dougal "milk" moments so it could be a perfect job for pat mustard

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 18 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ps i shifted quite a lot of the skin so soft range on the insect repellent bonus. it does work quite well.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 18 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I had heard it was good, and as I think I have got to 'that age' where I need some added moisturiser, I think I will try it. I think SIL is still an Avon rep, so will try her.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1735
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 18 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So where do I acquire the stuff that stops me getting bitten by the whole of the Welsh Nation's horsefly population, and what do I ask for? Does Avon get sold in Boots for example? I have passed the stage where I care what I smell like, I just want the rest of my life to be comfortable!!
There is a plus side of no lotions potions-you get to kill a lot of them, but most seem to get through my arm waving and slapping defence methods.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 18 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

have a look online for your nearest rep.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 10049

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 18 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or ask your ladies at the library. One of them is bound to know who the rep is.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6188
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 18 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
i was an avon rep for a while


I'd never have pegged you for one of those DPack.

Ann Summers?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 18 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

no the beard might blow my legend for that one .

avon is just like most sales franchise things , i know nowt about make up but i can put it in a bag, drop it off and collect the money.

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