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Old 9th Aug 2013, 07:41
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Hello everybody,

Thoughts CP, almost identical circumstances to mine, a bad time.

Managed to annul the payment to the Town Hall now to sort out Paco and ensure they don't do it again.

Usual weather, and I know you can't wait, 80 days without rain.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 09:48
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For those with maritime inclination, salvaging the 60 foot sailship Wyvern which sank last year during the Tall Ship Race. Live.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 10:01
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Thoughts with you CP, went through a similar thing last year with both parents.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 10:16
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My thoughts with you too CP I dread losing my parents.


The jetstream curved concave to the north pole over the Alps last night.

One knows that when the jetstream curves concave to the pole, the turbulence gremlins are about 'Twas a bumpy ride to Pisa ...




Apologies for aviation content...
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 11:15
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Nose and eyes streaming for no apparent reason this morning buggrit, just seems to be water being emitted by one's hooter,never experienced such low viscosity snot.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 11:44
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I had something very like that a couple of weeks ago, Mr D.. lasted over 24hrs.

Confined to left eye and left nostril mostly for some reason.

Just heard woman and child savaged by a Tapir ffs ! I would have said that was the most placid animal in the zoo.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 11:48
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Morning. Changeable.

Eating a sausages in French bread. Earnt it.

If a pilot says it's bumpy, then it's seriously bumpy. It's the time when the hosties strap themselves in and have that fixed toothy grin that says, "Hello. I am shitting myself. But I am not allowed to show it, so I've learnt this grin to try and reassure you that the plane is not about to fall apart.....I hope."

Bay of Bengal was the worst for CAT but I do remember one flight from Gatters to Paris (mainly in cloud) where the fasten seat belt sign was never switched off!

Edited to add my condolences to CP. She lives on in you.

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Old 9th Aug 2013, 11:54
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"Hello. I am shitting myself. But I am not allowed to show it, so I've learnt this grin to try and reassure you that the plane is not about to fall apart.....I hope."
Know that one well, angels. It features prominently in flights in to or out of Aspen.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 11:59
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An old schoolfriend just posted a picture of herself on Le Livre des Visages (ahem) boarding the Queen Mary 2 at Southampton, bound for New York. Am rather envious.

Am bored and feeling guilty about it. Work should be quiet, but isn't. My holiday already feels too long ago. Would much rather be on the beach with the kids (even just one of the beaches on the lake). Ho hum.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 12:07
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If you don't like the Ts and Cs...

...change them!

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but don't expect them to give up without a fight!

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Old 9th Aug 2013, 12:08
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Speaking of pictures in papers,apparently a photographic likeness of SBWH appeared in the Newcastle Evening Chronical yesterday.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 13:18
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CP-so sorry to hear about Mum
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 13:22
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I'm exhausted. Been digging out tunnels and other bits and pieces on one of the old Victorian forts. Lovely architecture which the Germans then built on during the last War. Huge structure at Fort Tourgis which was the fore runner of the Forts at Portsmouth. If anybody has a few million spare the local authorities are looking for somebody to rescue it. It's slowly being lost to time. This link below shows the latest ideas for the place which have also fallen through since the report was made.
Fort Tourgis could be redeveloped - Guernsey News from ITV Channel Television - channelonline.tv

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Old 9th Aug 2013, 14:11
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Back from the physio and food gathering.... Physio's done his thing but oh boy, it's painful... Shopping, not so painful

The other day we were ferrying to Palma, it was a bit bumpy. We looked at each other, "you happy?" "yeah". So just stayed there. Couldn't really climb as we were at our max operating flight level. We were on the edge of the jet stream. Tail wind was nice.

Also meant to say, sincere condolences CP.

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Old 9th Aug 2013, 15:03
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Jesus wept, this is still going
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 17:18
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Hope you were careful when clearing up Mr B. When I was last roaming around Fort Tourgis in 2010 there was plenty of asbestos lagging falling off many pipes. As you say wonderful and impressive buildings but I struggle to see a suitable use. Alderney is a wonderful place but any form of large scale tourism surely struggles with the practicalities of the transport to get to you - much as I enjoy B-N best product.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 18:52
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Yes, that is a problem Cremeegg I agree with you.

We're just getting to the end of Alderney Week and we are trying new initiatives, looking at eco-tourism and trying to involve everybody on island.

Transport this week has been fairly good, the BN fleet have been fully booked and there are extra sea links. One by fast catamaran to Guernsey which takes an hour and is probably as quick as flying what with the extended check in times these days. Sark Shipping is also trialling a service as also a new direct link by BN to Jersey. We also have a direct cargo service to France using landing craft but I'm not sure how viable that will be in the Winter once the weather turns.

We were just clearing a tunnel between a German bunker and the Victorian bit on the Western extremity at Fort Tourgis. It's a bit of an anachronism as are the other 12 Victorian forts, but when they were built it was all part of an 'arms race' and they were the cutting edge of technology incorporating the latest cannons etc..
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 19:21
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Good day all. Back in the land of my ancestors at last. Pretty tired but daren't go to bed yet.

Sorry to hear of your bad news CP, thoughts with you.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 19:38
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Welcome back nigel.

Off for a few days tomorrow, so if I don't check in, will see everyone (in a computer sense) at the end of the week.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 20:39
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You must end up wi a lorra air miles under yer bum at the end of a year Mr Nigel.
Just been trying to solder up a miniature toggle switch, from being a black belt fifth dan solderizer I'm bloody useless,hands shaky close up vision fecked.
Another beautiful evening here.
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