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The really really boring and useless الخ и т.д. עטק 等 ฯลฯ thread XVI

Old 27th Jan 2011, 23:11
  #7961 (permalink)  
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DX - Bryn travels free on the big railway

I'm waiting my three weeks late bus pass as there are one or two rides I would like to do using my retired railway folks plastic rail rover as add on - Saddleworth over the tops to 'Uddersfield, Malton to Whitby - magic scenery and from the top deck too -

might even see some folks checking TB's label theory!!

Many years ago we opened St Helens carnival with a brass band on the open topper. My mate Peter was driving so I took up my usual position on the back seat upstairs.

We were oompahing through residential terraces at about ten a.m. and must have woken up a young lady sleeping in after a night out - so she came to the window for a look, never expecting a full brass band outside at eye level - Never missed a beat they didn't, but the maraccas weren't in time!
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Old 27th Jan 2011, 23:24
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Thanks TBF Once Dilys would no longer be required to wear a nappy on public transport, I might try a few trips on the train with them. I have a vivid memory of 10W heading off on the train to a station further up the line with Bryn, Jess and Finn the Fiend in tow -all three happily wagging their tails on departure but a little more subdued when they arrived back several hours later having returned on paws along the shore. All three have a habit of hurtling on ahead then running back to check that you are still following, so they must have run miles and miles that day. It was a very peaceful evening that evening.
Are you likely to be heading in this direction again any time soon TBF?
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 01:48
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My grandson (aged 13 months) has been having a go in the driving seat of his uncle's Mercedes truck and also his John Deere tractor. His father is keen that he should follow in his footsteps as an HGV driver (though he has given up driving in favour of a desk job).
I bought grandson a scale model of one of his uncle's 44 tonne artic combinations with tipping trailer when he was 9 months old.
So far things are going to plan . . .
(He's been walking for eight weeks already. He's also taking swimming lessons.)
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 03:42
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Am warm in a warm country, which incidentally doesn't agree with the scissor project. Have had the news that Trabb Force does indeed work - magic powers

Have discovered a secret spa with free bubbles. Uh oh, this could get messy..

Is it breakfast time yet? No? Oh, only 10 hours away. Booo.

Sorry. I seem to have spent too much time at the spa. One does apologise...
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 06:22
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Am warm in a warm country
Lucky you.
Am cold in a cold country myself. 0C.

And speaking of breakfast MIDLGW...........

1521 - The Diet of Worms began, at which Protestant reformer Luther was declared an outlaw by the Roman Catholic church.

Had kippers personally as worms first thing tends to cause havoc all day. Much like kippers I suppose.
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 07:11
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Morning peeps,still grim here, not seen the sun for three days,one is feeling the lack.
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 07:12
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Watch out for the rickets Mr D. Nasty thing is the rickets.
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 07:48
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Thick frozen fog at just above eye level was laying like lid over the valley when we got up. Just a wisp of it left now; looks like another cold and sunny day.

Off to Marrakech tomorrow. For fun rather than work. METAR not impressive, will have to actually think about what to pack. GMMX 280800Z 18008KT 9999 SCT023 SCT090 09/05 Q1015=
This is the Boys' Mums Group we started when the wee blighters were 8 years old. Lovely women, high achievers in their various professions, sporty, most have travelled the world extensively. But irritatingly prone to getting in a tizz when things do not go exactly according to plan. I most certainly hope that the current Tunisia/Egypt/Yemen unrests do not blow over to Morocco this weekend.

Hmm, I clearly have no future as MET woman (even if I do have the legs)
This is what happened to the wx while I typed this post:

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Old 28th Jan 2011, 07:57
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Could I post that first pic on my Favourite Views thread ... under the "Yet-to-be-seen first hand section?


How about this for the reply. Not in the humorous vein, but it might make a nice end piece.

“From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged
and married. Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come.
When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound. So why call her
bad? From her, kings are born. From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all."

Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 08:01
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Morning all dull again here.

Our front garden bird bar consists of 2 large seed feeders, one of sunflower seeds and the other mixed seeds, a small niger seed feeder, fat ball holder and a peanut feeder. Our main feeders are a mixed flock of tree sparrows/dunnets lots of tits (all 4 varieties) starlings, chaffinches, one bullfinch, a couple of goldfinches, and occasionally a great spotted woodpecker scatters all about and gobbles down the peanuts.

Back garden is very quiet just a few tits on a mixed seed feeder and up to 9 goldfinches on the niger feeder.
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 08:20
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Spent a little while browsing old Spitting Image songs on the Tube of You earlier (beats working). One or 2 would have a few PPRuNe folks up in arms!!
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 08:38
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Documentary about me favorite Geordie guitar player Mr Knopfler on BBC4 tonight 9pm,one shall DVD it.
Sky is brightening here so there is still hope of some much needed vitamin D.
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 08:46
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I hope Plod was able to put Angels' mind at rest yesterday.
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 08:57
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Not sure he works on a Friday, DX. Still excused boots . . . .

Angels, that is, not Plod!! They don't work any day it would appear.
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 09:14
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Talking about poker - below from one of my favourite films of all time

Ike Clanton: What is that now? Twelve hands in a row? Holliday, son of a bitch, nobody's that lucky.
Doc Holliday: Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker's just not your game Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 09:18
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That's beautiful, TB! As you say, though, maybe a bit solemn for the occasion (bear in mind that the way these things run I will be the last thing between the assembled masses and the bar, so the substance of the brief is to be, er, brief - and amusing!).

Boss is now on holiday but still managing to cause chaos - folk turned up for a meeting just now that he'd arranged but not told anyone about...
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 09:28
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Here's a clip for the aviating shedites.
Always strikes me that just as clever if not more so than the blokes who design and build the finished article are the blokes who design the machines that make the bits for the finished article.
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 09:34
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Good morning all. It's a miserable start to the day down here.
Cloudy and Very cold.
Power shower pump has gone and started to leak.
Am awaiting the arrival of the plumber.
Can't be bothered to have a go at it myself. I am getting
to be very lazy in my old age, But I don't care any more.

Good job the present Guvmint weren't in charge when those blokes
were making those Merlins.
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 09:36
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I didn't much like that...
Thanks for all who were concerned, I won't bore you all with the details.
And forgive me for not reading in, it'd take me till Easter.

What's Angels done to incur Plod-dom then?

Halfords made the first jet engines in UK, now look at 'em, fitting trainerwheels to kiddie's bikes.

Watch out Rolls-Royce...
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 09:37
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Great to see you back, Gainsey!

Some views from the bottom of the garden of the sunrise:

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