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  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    edited May 13

    I said:

    can you name which Fleming novel took place almost entirely within Kent?

    and if you know the answer, have you visited any of the described locations?


    jdjohnUK said:

    You said Fleming novel, that should be Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, I love it! Recently moved to Kent, I will visit some places this summer.


    don't know how I forgot about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! I was thinking of Moonraker. And I believe the golf game in Goldfinger happens round Kent as well.

  • SpectreOfDefeatSpectreOfDefeat Posts: 385MI6 Agent

    Hi all

    Haven't posted much yet this year, but now that the NTTD hype has well and truly worn off and I'm less busy in real life I think I'll make a triumphant return. Happy 60th anniversary 007!

    "The spectre of defeat..."

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,880MI6 Agent

    Welcome back, @SpectreOfDefeat. Looking forward to your triumphant return. 🙂

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,422Chief of Staff

    Glad to see you!

  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,125MI6 Agent
    edited June 19

    Hello my AJB friends. I don't know how long it is since I last came to AJB but it feels like many months. I have been quite ill and am still not able to go back to work yet but despite the free time I have had no interest in looking on the internet at all during this time.

    I watched my first Bond film since NTTD yesterday. The film that brought me to the James Bond world. LALD was on TV on HD and I enjoyed it very much. TMWTGG is on tonight and I hope I will be able to see that also. My wife, who bans anything James Bond from the television, is making a special effort not to complain!


    I hope to become involved more with AJB again now but I will see how I feel at this time for the coming weeks.

  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 2,054MI6 Agent

    I'm sorry to hear of your troubles @Joshua I can only wish you the best from distance. I once had a gf who had no comprehension of OO7 whatsoever. All my Bond interests were enacted alone, so I sympathise. Hope to see you up and running soon.

  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,125MI6 Agent

    Thank you. I am starting to feel much better now than before.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,880MI6 Agent
    edited June 21

    Good to see you back on AJB and I wish you a speedy recovery, @Joshua.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,966MI6 Agent

    Best wishes to you, Joshua.

  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,544MI6 Agent

    Great to have you back, Joshua. I hope you're feeling much better soon.

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,625MI6 Agent

    Wishing you a full return to good health asap, Joshua. Good to have you back👍️

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,125MI6 Agent

    Thank you all for your kind regards.

  • original_Mark_Hazardoriginal_Mark_Hazard Posts: 2MI6 Agent

    I only recently realised that AJB007 was still here, sadly couldn't sign in using my old name as you must have had a revamp since I lest posted and someone else has nicked my name, so have come back as the "original-Mark_Hazard".

    I don't think I'll be posting as much as I used to do

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,422Chief of Staff

    That's a shame, it'd be good to hear from you- eg, your thoughts on NTTD.

    Yes, we've had a revamp. This was necessary for technical reasons.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,880MI6 Agent
    edited July 28

    Welcome back, @original_Mark_Hazard. I remember you well from the old days of AJB and we used to have some good literary Bond discussions back then, around the 2003-2005 mark. Sadly I think most of those posts of mine, save a few from 2005 which survived, have long since passed into the ether. The result of forum upgrades, no doubt. After that I was away a long time from AJB too before returning to more regular posting in 2012.

    It's a pity you can't sign in under your old account. Perhaps it was my recent reply to you on Facebook about the Avante Carte credit card promotional item which came with John Gardner’s Scorpius that brought you back to AJB. If so, I'm glad. Good to see you back with us again. 🙂

    Edit: I know there is a member called @Mark_Hazard and one called @markhazard but your old account called @Mark Hazard is still in existence here at AJB and was last signed into in May 2017. Signing into it again would mean remembering your password but it is still there are least.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,713MI6 Agent

    Indeed, a coup took place and the old guard got kicked out by a bunch of young idealists. Sudden and shocking. All political discussion banned. 😎

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,880MI6 Agent

    Didn't Anthony Burgess turn that into a film script? 🙂

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • original_Mark_Hazardoriginal_Mark_Hazard Posts: 2MI6 Agent

    I only recently realised that AJB007 was still here, sadly couldn't sign in using my old name as you must have had a revamp since I lest posted and someone else has nicked my name, so have come back as the "original-Mark_Hazard".

    I don't think I'll be posting as much as I used to do, but will pop in every now and again when I have time, to see what's happening.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,880MI6 Agent
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
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