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Old 3rd Mar 2016, 20:39   #21 (permalink)
 
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That lock scene is reminiscent of the locks of the bit of the Rochdale Canal
that goes through Manchester City centre when I went through 35 years ago.
In fact it looks in better nick.

And it has the advantage of not being lined by druggies shooting up.

This is what it was like before we started.

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Old 3rd Mar 2016, 21:52   #22 (permalink)
 
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I'm puzzled, 4Mas. You probably told us - and I missed it - about the reason for all the demolition. Is it all to do with reinstatement, or are your lock chambers damaged beyond repair, dangerous?
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Old 3rd Mar 2016, 22:35   #23 (permalink)
 
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Slsfu, I think No. 6 may be spoken for, fine looking craft as it is. I'll just keep a low profile while I'm looking.
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 01:53   #24 (permalink)
 
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Hope I'm not too late for a spot at the bar
Mind if I squeeze in?
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 03:17   #25 (permalink)
 
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Ear worms.......

....mornin' all. I. Woke in the early hours. ( here in furrin parts) with the punch line of an old joke diddlin' about wth random synapse firing...

".....makes the fart go Honda"

The lead up to it escapes me. All I do remember is that always made my then 7 yr old granddaughter collapse in giggles.
Can anyone out there help?

The Ancient Mariner

PS May I also add my very belated wishes for Tony's recovery which probably won't be as quick as he might wish, based on my wife's experience.
May also add what a delight it is to see the blessed Juud back in JB - long may she remain.
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 04:51   #26 (permalink)
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One is aboard, My quarters are disguised as a closet, but the Tardis tech means its much bigger inside . Tardis Tech has also been applied to the bar, so there is always plenty of room for guests.

LB7 is free if any one wants it.

Looks a bit like this

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Old 4th Mar 2016, 06:10   #27 (permalink)
 
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Today is our first FRIDAY aboard the new craft.
The usual Welcome Aboard cocktails will be served at the bar at 18:00.

A clear and bright start to the day but the guessers are predicting sleet
and wintery showers.

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A man goes to visit his doctor,

"Doc, I've got a rather embarassing problem, my farts just don't sound right,"

"Well how do they sound?" enquires the doctor.

"They make a HONDA sound"

The doctor looks puzzled, "Hmm, is there anything else I should know?"

"Well I also have a terrible boil on my arse," replies the man

The doctor looks pleased, "Thats it then. We'll lance that boil and you'll see a difference immediately,"

"Why's that then, Doc?" asks the man

"It's well known," laughs the Doctor, "Abscess makes the fart go Honda."
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 06:39   #28 (permalink)
 
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Morning peeps,good kip had last night,leastwise didn't have to get up and mad dash to the heads,seems to be the stomach giving all the probs at the mo, I blame new medication and the French of course.
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 07:01   #29 (permalink)

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Good morning from Manchester where there is light snow in the City and a bit heavier in the hills.
Watched Martian last night. Enjoyed it.
Visa form came yesterday, pretty daunting to fill it in. The photo they want has to be 2" x 2" and 600 x 600 pixels min. Nothing like our passport piccies of which I scanned and couldn't get to fit their template.
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Good morning from Manchester where there is light snow in the City and a bit heavier in the hills.
Watched Martian last night. Enjoyed it.
Visa form came yesterday, pretty daunting to fill it in. The photo they want has to be 2" x 2" and 600 x 600 pixels min. Nothing like our passport piccies of which I scanned and couldn't get to fit their template.
Although I guess you would have a solution by now have you thought about open them in paint program and give them the resolution required?
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 09:10   #31 (permalink)

 
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Nobody moved the punnet of puns?

'The persistent precipitation is particularly peeving.'

OK, no fish in it, but the things you do for love of old shipmates.

Wouldn't want Bluey to have to do without them for a whole sea trip anyway.

Rossian, one is But with the Admiral on short term sick leave, it felt like a case of all hands on deck.

Now where did you lot put the spa?

<peers around suspiciously>
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 09:30   #32 (permalink)
 
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Thank you.....

.....mr hands free. I will sleep easier tonight.
Dear Juud I hope it is nothing too serious and that you recover soon.

The Ancient Mariner

I may well have misinterpreted your remark dear lady - but stay well anyway. I've lost too many friends in the past year.

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Old 4th Mar 2016, 09:31   #33 (permalink)
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Nigel,

Open your Pic ( I take it you saved it as a JPG file or similar) in MA Picture manager. Go to picture on the menu bar, and select resize. you can then set what you need.

You could also take a pic on your phone of your self, put it on your PC and resize and crop that to suit.

Or send the pic to me, I can edit it and send it back
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 09:44   #34 (permalink)

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Nobody moved the punnet of puns?
Oh for cod's hake, Juud ... of course we did! It would have been a bit orcaward if we'd left those behind.
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End of an era for CP today. My parents' house has finally been sold, 48 years after they bought it. Only took 14 months after my father's death (my mum died in 2013), even though we first had a sale agreed last June. Feeling quite emotional that having grown up there, and visited frequently since, I'll never go there again. I was a few days short of 2 years old when we moved in.
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 13:20   #36 (permalink)

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Nice to find my leather chair made it to the new vessel.

Time for a siesta.having endured the Costa del Sol hospital this morning.
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 14:40   #37 (permalink)

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Just nipping in to see that all is well. It seems it is.

Carry on.
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 14:41   #38 (permalink)

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You're not well Ibbie? Chill out, put your feet up and you'll soon feel better.
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 15:29   #39 (permalink)
 
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I'm puzzled, 4Mas. You probably told us - and I missed it - about the reason for all the demolition. Is it all to do with reinstatement, or are your lock chambers damaged beyond repair, dangerous?
Jim,

This lock (Lock 15) is one of four in the Woolsthorpe flight that need to be rebuilt (three are already operational) if the re-opening of the canal from Grantham to the Trent at Nottingham is to be achieved. The current project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund - to whom we are most grateful for their massive cash injection into the project.

C&RT are overseeing the project and the work is being carried out by volunteers from the Grantham Canal Society. We get to 'play' with some big boys toys from time to time.

Once those walls have been taken down to the level of the invert, then the footings for the rebuilt walls will be put in. Interesting to note that when the lock was originally built, the bricks were laid directly onto the clay sub-surface - no such thing as footings in them days.

4ma
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Jim,

This lock (Lock 15) is one of four in the Woolsthorpe flight that need to be rebuilt (three are already operational) if the re-opening of the canal from Grantham to the Trent at Nottingham is to be achieved. The current project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund - to whom we are most grateful for their massive cash injection into the project.

C&RT are overseeing the project and the work is being carried out by volunteers from the Grantham Canal Society. We get to 'play' with some big boys toys from time to time.

Once those walls have been taken down to the level of the invert, then the footings for the rebuilt walls will be put in. Interesting to note that when the lock was originally built, the bricks were laid directly onto the clay sub-surface - no such thing as footings in them days.

4ma
Ahhhhhh, I see. Thank you for the information. Yes, I can see that the walls would have become a tad unstable without footings; the amazing thing is that they have lasted so long.
Happy puddling!
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