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Old 30th Apr 2012, 13:44
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Felicitations to all those with current birthdays - the result of holiday relations . . .
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 13:49
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Happy birthdays to those that merit them.

Hospital appointment earlier to have the back of my eyes photographed, just beginning to be able to see properly
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 14:32
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Doing some Draper zen this afternoon,polishing brass and cleaning and polishing guns,one finds it most relaxing.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 14:52
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Grey clouds lurking around. A couple of our female bretheren who I told earlier that I had actually put my towel outside to dry, are now blaming me for tempting fate.

Doing some Draper zen this afternoon,polishing brass and cleaning and polishing guns,one finds it most relaxing
I to can find the pleasure in that being ex Army and running the unit shooting team. A clean gun never lets you down when needed.

COME ON CITY
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 14:54
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Things have brightened up quite a lot weatherise.

Too late for Badminton Horse Trials though. CANCELLED !!!!

Never known that event to be cancelled EVER before.
Brings Major problems to the horsey world in Olympic
Year.
Team selection will certainly be affected by the cancellation.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 15:10
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HAPPY 50.00273224th BIRTHDAY BEAUFORT

Still got sun here complete with lots of fluffy white CUs.
Clouds for playing with they are.

Is there a football match on today Nigel ?

I see someone with loads of money to chuck around wants to build a Titanic II.
Hope it lasts longer than the original.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 15:14
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Dont suppose Horseys like getting wet any more than we do.
Been not a single crack in the grey clag that overwhelms us at the mo.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 15:32
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Badminton Horse Trials though. CANCELLED !!!!

Never known that event to be cancelled EVER before.
In 2001 it was cancelled due to foot and mouth disease.


Don't suppose Horseys like getting wet any more than we do.
It's the public areas (carparks and corporate stands areas) that are waterlogged - the course would be 'playable'.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 15:35
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Thanks G-CPTN. Forgot about that unfortunate event.

'Tain't the poor Horseys getting wet so much as the poor old
nags losing the footing due to the slippery going.
That's what killed the nag that I bet on in the Grand National,
slipped on landing, broke a leg. shot. dog food.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 15:38
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Happy Birthday to those who have such things today, I do hope you are behaving like mature adults.



Finished early today, that annoying thing hanging between my shoulders and my arris kicked off a good 'un after I tried to lift the tow hitch of the trailer at work and found out, the hard way, that the buggers who had loaded said trailer hadn't listened to a word I had said about "total weight" and, especially, "nose weight when my legs started to extend and my back found out that my hand weren't moving. Ouch. Then unloaded some weight (bend and twist at the same time. Not clever. Ouch). Then try and spin a twin axle trailer so it matches the tow hitch on the back of a Chevy Suburban (EU trailer, US tow hitch. Think "height") then get the two coupled. Take one step back and realise there ain't actually "one step" behind me and the subsequent "twist" was the icing on the cake.

Ouch.

"Painkillers" are kicking in now, still feel the pain but don't give a rodent's rectum about it. Thank God tomorrow's a holiday day.


Oh, weather's nice here. Sun was out in a big way earlier and is still hanging around out there. That means that everyone feels good, especially the male of the species as he sees the tops get tighter and the shorts get shorter........
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 15:47
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It's beautiful down here in Cornwall at present.

But the wind is really blowing everything around at the moment.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 15:57
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Me miners lamp has polished up a treat,one suspects if one went down the pit wi a lamp gleaming like this is one would be accused of being a big girls blouse and beaten up.
Dont think this one has ever been lit,the pitman who owned it musta never worked the nightshift.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 16:40
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I went down a pit once.
The experience changed my life and I told the NCB that
I didn't want to be miner after all. I went and joined the RAF
instead.
Isn't the Bradford/Snipe Colliery in Manchester shut down now?
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 16:44
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Years ago Stormin. All motorway intersections and shop units now. I think the Snipe Inn has survived it all but I could be wrong
My father worked down the Snipe pit after the war but not for long. He didn't care for it either.
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 16:45
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Shiny brass is always a pretty sight, Mr. D, getting it to stay like that is always a problem..........
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 16:50
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Tiz a pretty fair bet Mr Norm.
lass on the telly just said according to records this has been the wettest April since 1910,that's almost a century she added.

Local Street Urchins 1900.

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Old 30th Apr 2012, 17:38
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Happy Birthday to both our party people!

Duckbutt - maximum picture size is 850 pixels - everything I post is edited to fit. Comment noted. Dave Rogers did the Langho shot closer in with Tangmere earlier in the month, and it did look well.

Not sure the Long Preston one would respond - but a bit of sun the last week would have worked wonders.

Footie match - I believe the crazy gang are up against the reigning champions tonight trying to add to that one trophy they have won in the last forty odd years
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 17:47
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Hmmm, Think I have mentioned before that we have craters on the Moon named after us but I did not know we had our own Pub.

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Old 30th Apr 2012, 18:04
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Grandfather's Draper's shop:-
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Old 30th Apr 2012, 18:09
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Seems we chose a good time to be out of the country.
Had a lovely day on the North Shore yesterday, got completely bowled over by the huge waves crashing on the beach. They weren't very big compared to the height they can reach... 30/40ft in the winter months!
Going to a small cove today which has coral and an abundance of tropical fish, to do some snorkelling.
Had some local fish for dinner last night it was very nice... sweet and delicate.
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