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Old 26th Apr 2012, 15:53   #3941 (permalink)
 
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Just back from Stalyvegas. My word did it rain on the way back. Drought officially declared over in Ashbourne....... by me.

Popped into Stalybridge Station for 7 Manchester Wayfarer tickets for a boys day out. They had one.
Went to Ashton Station. Sorry no staff notice.
Went to Ashton bus station where they had 7. Yippee. Means I won't get lynched now.
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 16:51   #3942 (permalink)
 
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Forgotten Nautical tragedy,the Mississippi River Boat Sultana,GOOGLE the name,eleven hours after his photograph was taken 1800 souls were lost.

Disaster on the Mississippi: The Sultana Tragedy
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 17:10   #3943 (permalink)
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The Sultana was legally registered to carry 376 people.
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 17:39   #3944 (permalink)
 
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Well, we finally made it to Hawaii, after nearly 30 hrs leaving home, arriving here 9pm local. When we arrived at Claire's house we were promptly dunked in the hot tub, which did wonders for easing our aching joints. Day 2 just starting which, as usual, will be warm and sunnny, better still we're over the jet lag after a good night's kip. Mike, our SIL has taken a week off work so we'll be doing a bit of sightseeing in between chilling out. Had chilli tiger prawns for dinner last night, delicious!
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 21:11   #3945 (permalink)
 
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Well I'll be hornswoggled,it seems to have stopped raining here.
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 21:17   #3946 (permalink)
 
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It's a bit like when the jungle drums stop.
Be afraid. Be very afraid and get yer flippers and snorkel handy.

All the rivers around here are well up from a couple of days ago and have burst their banks in places.
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 21:24   #3947 (permalink)
 
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Not sure one would like Hawaii,they have been known to eat northern seafarers there.
Hmmm,apparently Paul Maccartney is worth £665,000,000 now,When I am in charge I shall confiscate all personal wealth over say twenty million,that's enough money to last any sane person a lifetime.
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 23:22   #3948 (permalink)
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Hope Captain Reddo managed:-
BBC News - High winds shake planes landing in Bilbao, Spain
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 04:26   #3949 (permalink)
 
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The Man in the White Suit


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The Beeb says that technology has caught up with the Guinness film.

BBC News - Stain-shedding coating gets tough

Will it end the same way?
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 05:52   #3950 (permalink)
 
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A self cleaning coat would be a disaster. Sometimes the stains are the only clue as to what you were doing the night before.

Morning peeps.
Guess what ? It's raining here and will be all day according to the guessers. Friends who live near the river have all had their phone calls from the Environment Agency announcing the threat of floods.
From the day they announced that we were a drought area, there hasn't been a single day without rain. The spirit of Geoffrey Howe lives on.

1927 The birth of Sheila (Christine) Scott, English aviator who broke 104 light aircraft records and was the first to fly solo over the North Pole. Despite this, she failed her driving test three times. Her flying endeavours were always under-financed and when funds ran out, she was left to a sad and lonely retirement.

'Tis also the birthday of Michael Fish. Nuff said.
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 06:54   #3951 (permalink)
 
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Morning peeps we awoke to sunshine here this morning, one's ass is tonished.
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 06:59   #3952 (permalink)
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. . .Southeners didn't insist on having a bath "every" week.
Been living darn sarf since one became an "economic migrant" in 1966, but I'm still a Northerner by nature and conversing in fluent 'Smoggy'. It is just over four years since the last time I had a bath.

Perhaps for my birthday in August?
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 07:43   #3953 (permalink)

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Good morning all. Still grey and damp here again!
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 07:45   #3954 (permalink)

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Bit on the thin cloud covering side this morning, with rain guessed at for tomorrow and Sunday.

Son received his divorce decree yesterday.

Waiting on garage phoning to say if new wing has arrived to help unbend Mrs IB's car.
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 08:08   #3955 (permalink)
 
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Good Morning everyone.
It's a nice(ish) start to the day down here in Cornwall.

One will think of getting washed and dressed later.
Don't want to rush things so early in the morning.

Daughter has gone to sort the horses out.
I think there may well be the removing of the horsey
blankets later. If it warms up a bit that is.

Youngest Daughter ha s just changed jobs. Previous job involved
lots of driving around Cornwall and bits of Devon, and a car was
provided. (VW Golf.).
The new job still involves lots of travelling, but NO car provided,
so she has to use her own (Fairly NEW Fiat) and the change of car
has not gone too well. Basically the Fiat is rubbish compared to the
VW Colf.
Have suggested she trades in the Italian Heap for another VW.
Will assist financially if required. (Loans courtesy of Bank of Mum & Dad.)

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Old 27th Apr 2012, 08:25   #3956 (permalink)
 
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A large shoal of Ellies milling around the Tembe waterhole.
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 08:38   #3957 (permalink)

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Spectators' balcony (Spotters' corner)

I remember Sheila Scott. She flew a Piper Comanche. Saw her in action at an air race once, I think it was at what is now Teesside. In fact I think she may have won it. Fast aeroplane = start at the back = have to overtake everybody else to win. Exciting stuff, with one of the turns just in front of the crowd line.

Other thing I remember about that day was walking into a two foot deep pothole full of water while looking up at the airyplanes, ouch.
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 08:48   #3958 (permalink)
 
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Piper Comanche G-ATOY Myth Too belonging to Sheila Scott is now in the Air Museum at East Fortune.
Flew around the world twice did that little thing.
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 09:01   #3959 (permalink)

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Day 6 and food has arrived. How to cheer up pilots when at work.
Home via Milano today.
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 09:22   #3960 (permalink)

 
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Food & tea; the shortest way to a pilot“s heart.

No1 coxing in the Bergen Regatta today. WX forecast, as normal 360 days a year in Bergen, is for rain and wind and cold.
Nice day to go rowing on the sea.

All other teams are listed with the names of their Norwegian Unis & city name; her team is listed only as 'Poland'. Rather than Jagielloński University, Krakow.
No1 not amused, painted the Polish flag on her nails in protest and took extra pleasure in sewing the school“s emblem on her blazer.


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