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Old 24th Mar 2012, 07:56
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Morning all, another gorgeous day with light cheeky zephyrs which is just what the doctor ordered as we're craning our boat back in the oggin in about an hour.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 08:12
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Grey with a little precipitation down here this morning, however it is very mild.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 08:16
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Morning!
And to tune in to the pub-thing - spouse just wondered how weird the world is. He was told to drink water when his head aches (blood too thick or sth that causes it) and asked me how it can be then that you drink 4 beers, plenty of liquid, and still you'll get a headache?
(must be the cereal it's made of. That's supposed to be bad to people. One of the innumerable theories).
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 08:27
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Wouldn't be surprised if that were the case, Mr Para. Could explain the binge drinking thing as well.

Either way, it's something that detracts from the simple pleasure of having a beer or two with good mates.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 08:28
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To avoid hangovers drink like they wine bods, take a bucket to the pub, take a swig of your pint swill it round yer gob to get the taste but do not swallow it, spit in into your bucket,job done six pints and no headache.

Buggah!! I've supped some stuff tonight.

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Old 24th Mar 2012, 08:54
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Morning all.
Thick fogginess abounds.

Yesterday's trip down the Trent was very pleasurable. Ended up in a pub I used to frequent 30 odd years ago and it hadn't changed a bit. Well, actually it had, it had improved it's range of beers. It was Stout week with a range of about 10 different stouts available.
And it worked I am now a little stouter than I was.

Bird life on the river was varied - grebe, moorhen, coot, swan, duck, heron, cormorant etc. Only thing I didn't spot yesterday was a kingfisher which was unusual.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 09:21
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All I know is I am being forced to learn fine embroidery; to what end I can only speculate.
I surmise that your output might end up adorning Miss SG's thighs. Supposing your filigree is fancy enough, that is!
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 10:00
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Need some advice, folks. What's the best way to move stuff - around 30 kgs worth - from the UK to overseas (India)? I need a service that can pick up the box(es) and ship them over. Time to pick up is urgent - Tuesday at best, but time of arrival at destination is not as important. I've got to leave the country at short notice, which is why the rush.

If you're not keen on putting the name/URL in your post, PM me.

Thanks a lot
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 10:14
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Bright sunshine here. Got to get all the electrical stuff done (washing machine, dishwasher etc.) done while it lasts.

And just heard on the radio that a certain large chain of DIY shops is introducing a special celebration treat for the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Nothing less than a special limited edition pair of garden gnomes, modelled on the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. I can't wait.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 10:18
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You might be better off posting that on its own thread in JB Mr Duck,twill get covered by more eyeballs,hope everything is ok with you.
Good luck
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 10:31
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Good, boat launched without dropping it, it's right on the crane's limits as you can hear his alarms going off in the cab.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 10:35
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Alarms? I hear no alarms!

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Old 24th Mar 2012, 10:47
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Yes, we're nowhere as big as that, but I have seen a few dropped over the years. They make a horrible noise when dropped onto concrete.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 10:48
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Good morning all. Bright sunny and warm here.

Woke up at some God forsaken hour and at 0715 nearly got up, next thing was 0900.
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 11:06
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Batman was stopped by county police on Wednesday

Montgomery County Police tweeted a photo Friday afternoon of an unlikely traffic stop. Batman was behind the wheel with the wrong tags on the Batmobile.

The back tag on the Batmobile - in this case a black Lamborghini - was the superhero's emblem rather than state tags required by law, according to police.

The man, who has not been identified by police, was heading down to a hospital to visit sick children in the hospital.

https://twitter.com/mcpnews/statuses/183230340440133633

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Old 24th Mar 2012, 11:24
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That should get the littlies swamping the bed...
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 11:34
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The man, who has not been identified by police,
Tsk, any fule kno it is Bruce Wayne
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 12:26
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Late morning all, out and about since early (well for me on a Saturday) after some of our gear went BANG. Fixed it now which will make some folk happy as it affected 3 supermarkets in town
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Old 24th Mar 2012, 13:25
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Juud - hope the Belgian health service are still doing a fab job and that your mom is rallying.

BombayDuck - what will your baggage allowance be? For less hassle (not sure about cost though) maybe you can pay the difference between that and what you need to ship? Sorry, I don't really know. Only shipping I ever did for a one-off emergency relief thing was many years ago and involved pallets and wessels

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Old 24th Mar 2012, 14:00
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To the Moon in a C150

Did you know that if you went to the moon in a C150 it would take you approximately 4.96 months. (thats a lot of sandwiches) you may also have to carry extra fuel in a large jerry can. Navigation would have to be pretty crisp too or you would be following the moon`s orbit around the Earth. You could also get behind the moon and catch it up - or alternately go in the opposite direction to the orbit and try not to hit it too hard when it fills up your windscreen with the normal call out "WATCH OUT !!- MOON 12 O`CLOCK!!" Hopefully it should be easy to spot as it is quite large.
Or you could work out the ETA for the position intercept and be on time on target - Your return journey would be fuelled by the jerry can of jiuce left by the last NASA C150 project to the Moon. This would save us having to carry the return fuel as well - we have to consider weight you see.

Any interested sponsors to the above project are more than welcome. to contribute (and have your name mentioned in pretty little lights) just mail us a $1,000,000 cheque. If you do not here from us after about two weeks, then obviously your cheque has been lost in the post - simply send us another cheque.

Unfortunately, only sponsors of the minimum $1,000,000 can be accepted, although you will still get a mention for lesser amounts and still have your name in pretty little lights - we will also place a plaque from the moon which will be visible from the Earth - when the moon is in its apologectric perigee.



We gave the above a quick test flight and all went well - we stayed in the atmosphere though as we are still working on the 20 tonne Oxygen tank(er).
Next time we will try it higher than 2,000 ft agl. (That`s agl the Earth not the moon - wake up!) To save weight, it might be a good idea if a well known fast food chain built a burger restaurant up there.
We are still trying to work out the ROC at around 60,000 feet.

Last edited by Natstrackalpha; 24th Mar 2012 at 14:11. Reason: Its the WEEKEND!!!
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