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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 08:01
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A grey, misty start to the day.
Care will need to be taken negotiating the deadly weirs of the Trent. Many a man has been lost to their siren calls.

On this day in 1645, the birth of William Kidd (later known as Captain Kidd). He was tried and executed for piracy in 1701 after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean. Despite the legends and fiction surrounding Captain Kidd, his actual career was punctuated by only a handful of skirmishes followed by a desperate quest to clear his name.

Wimp !
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 08:08
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Mr Lee! Thank the gods you're alive! I'd feared you were lost forever!
Indeed Mr Lee I thought the Brothers had perhaps fitted you with lead boots and dropped you overboard.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 08:48
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I have just completed my birthday bath,
Just spotted this while reading in. Do you have a bath every year on your birthday, or only when you need one?
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 09:00
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Morning all, and a beautiful Spring day in the islands.

All go here, general election in the offing and a new Bailiff being sworn in this morning.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 09:15
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Wow even a new thread of mine has been pulled. Just wanted to see what JB's thought of the new Team GB strip. Baffled to see what I said was wrong????
Team GB SHOULD reflect the Union flag and all it's colours. After all that's what we are Great Britain, the elements of which are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Why was it pulled???
Nigel... is THIS your 'missing' thread/post?



Gloriously wall to wall blue here - still some sewing that needs to be done but it can go to the proverbial... I want, nay NEED to be outside!
More *bleep* cladding and digging it is then....
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 09:19
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm dripping on toast for breakfast.

THAT should give the arteries something to think about!
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 09:20
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*hands Wholigan a simvastatin and a spade...*
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 09:40
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and a spade...*


That should get the blood corpuscles moving!
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 09:46
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Buggah!slept in this morning until 7.30,disgracefull.
No sign of the sun this morning but we are promised it will appear later.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 10:02
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Ha! Evidently the sight of the Sun is somewhat limited - here this morning!

A question to the resident dog owners - generally dogs are not supposed to be capable of understanding longer speeches. An hour ago I told the dachs (who was trying to murder me with her stare) to get lost as I have to finish the test for the poor undergraduates first and THEN it's possible to take a walk. So, just discovered that instead of sleeping in the patch of warm sun as she usually does, she has gone to a specific place used when she thinks she's been offended (no food yet, can't sleep on my lap and put your head on the left arm which obstructs typing etc).
Does anybody else think dogs understand more than just commands like "Sit!" or "Stay!"?
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 10:15
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Dogs have powers we can only dream of,Danny Nephew Draper's JR could wake me up from a sound post dins settee kip by sitting near and staring intently at my sleeping face.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 10:15
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Does anybody else think dogs understand more than just commands like "Sit!" or "Stay!"?
Yep!

There are, as you say, specific words that they understand - we now have to spell out words such as 'walk' and/or 'collar' even if said as part of a long conversation. But also they can pick up a lot from the tone of your voice. Maybe you responded to the dach with a grumpy impatient tone and it reacted to that? 'Don't be upset, I haven't done anything wrong - have I?' kinda thing?

Mr Draper - the SBT does that too. Also when she is bored of an evening, and we want to sit quietly watching TV etc, she knows that if she moithers us she'll get snapped at so she sits and stares....
and sits and stares at us...
and sits and stares at us...
and sits and stares at us...
and stares...
and stares...

an everlasting solid unmoving penetrating stare....

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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 10:27
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Been a busy morning so far. Accompanied son to the Court for an 09.00 appointment, in Torremolinos, to ratify his divorce. Jut one more step after this and he will no longer be married.

Last night, booked the tickets for his Russian lady to return from Moscow this coming Tuesday, on a permanent basis.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 10:38
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My boy will do the staring thing too. Alternatively the lightest touch possible of a cold wet nose on the tip of my nose, a cheek or my forehead. He's very polite and will then ask in the nicest possible way to go out for a wazz.

If he wants something I get a paw on my lap and the soulful eyes. Being a total sucker I generally fold like a wet noodle.

Gotta love 'em...
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 10:43
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Hmmmm . . Foggy start, now edge-to-edge blue.

Time to get my golf bats out of the garage, a spot of brunch and then eighteen holes of golf, followed by a few Nigerians I had left over from my birthday!

Big day for the rugby club tomorrow - last home league game before we up sticks (literally) and move to our new ground. Back in the 70s, the club played in Farnham Park, just by the Castle. When the council leased us a bit of land, we had to carry the posts through the town to the new ground, there was no other way of getting them there.

So, on the day of the Farnham Carnival, June 30, we will re-enact carrying the posts from our old ground to the new one. The council have had to think long and hard for a name for the new access road and have, after many committee meetings and focus groups, unsurprisingly, called it "Wilkinson Way"

I foresee a heavy session tomorrow - you have been warned!
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 10:47
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Good morning all. Bright and sunny here, SWH walked and played with her Patterdale friend.

Nigel... is THIS your 'missing' thread/post?
I've been merged! Thought I felt a twinge last night.

Last night, booked the tickets for his Russian lady to return from Moscow this coming Tuesday, on a permanent basis.
Hope you got a good fare Ibby.

A nice piccie especially for you Mr D.

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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 10:49
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SWH has a box of assorted toys accumulated over the years,fur bones balls rubber pork chops,ect you can name a individual toy ie Squeeky (rubber duck)or ball,or bone(fur bone)tell him to bring squeeky he will go to his box rummage through same casting items aside until he located the named item and bring it to you,if however you say 'clever boy' and reach for same he will growl and give you the buggah off this is mine look.
So he knows the name of at least half a dozen individual objects admittedly SWH being a terrier is a cut above most hounds smarts wise.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 12:04
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How many old clothes do people think we have? So far this week we have had 7 of the 'donate your old clobber to charity' bags through the letterbox, on top of 4 last week. (Mind you several of them are collecting on the same day next week, that could be funny when they start nicking each others gear).

And anyway in the absence of May (blossom) as yet I'm casting no clouts.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 12:07
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 12:13
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If I buy new clothes, Checkers makes me chuck out the same number of old clothes. I chuck them into the various donating bins around the place or they become bike cleaning rags.

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