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Old 13th Mar 2014, 16:55
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Cemetery visits...

...I'm with you on that one Tony. As an aside from my Jewish/Masons thread - in the same graveyard there were lots of 19th century missionaries, the first doctor to bring western medicine to Thailand and sundry seafarers who were mainly Scandihooligans.

The two which really caught my eye were ancient Brits: Admiral Sir John Bush KCWE?? sent out by the great white queen to help out the King of Siam whom he served for 40 years. His headstone was erected by the King in grateful thanks, and another one for a senior civil servant also dispatched by VR to help set up a civil service. He never returned to England.

I amused myself by trying to imagine the briefings they got prior to departure from our shores. Did they imagine that they were leaving forever?? How did they feel about it?. So many questions we will never hear an answer to. The records will have all the times and places but never the "Why?" and the "What did it feel like?"

One is in a thoughtful mood today.

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Old 13th Mar 2014, 17:15
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Indeed out Victorian Empire builders come in for a lot of undeserved stick,in my opinion they left the world in a better state than they found it,which cannot be said about many Empires,of course it all went to pot soon as we left.

Howls of fury echo round the halls of prune,but I dont care.
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 17:16
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Spent the entire afternoon asleep in the sun. Got a bit sunburnt. FFS This time last year was oxter-deep in snow

Mr D has awoken desires best left unspoken; fish finger, chip and mushy pea butty for dinner.

Hope Angels doesn't forget his malaria tablets. I think the midges in the Ardennes are stay behind Waffen SS

- in the same graveyard there were lots of 19th century missionaries,
Were they buried in the missionary position?
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 17:26
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The staff were unimpressed, he got a definite no tea no biccies interview with the head.
Funnily enough I was just thinking about that. I started a habit that's continued throughout my life by carrying a Practice Forced Landing on the First Eleven Cricket Pitch one Saturday. It took four low, slow passes to clear the field and I was dumb enough to mention it in school on the following Monday.

Retribtion was swift and painful.



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Old 13th Mar 2014, 17:48
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No longer subscribing to the TV licence, I watch iPlayer fairly frequently, the Radio section much less often.

Today I missed a bit of FOOC, so went to iPlayer and selected Radio which, previously, has been almost a mirror of its TV counterpart. Not any more!

It's been 'improved', so much so that I couldn't find what I wanted amidst all the rubbish it was trying to foist on me. In desperation I did a programme search on "correspondent" - 'we don't have that in any of our programme titles' came back at me!

Why do people have to meddle with something working well?
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 17:56
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I player changed once before a few years back,from something simple to use and easy to understand to something much more complicated,then when we finally get that version figured out they change it again?
Like you say why dont they leave stuff alone
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 18:05
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Evening peeps, one has to confess one just made two posts on the MH370 thread on R&N, none of which has been moderated yet
even got thanked for the last one
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 18:21
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The MH 370 thread here has been closed.

Maybe there was too much spillage over from R&N?
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 19:26
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FOOC

BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Radio 4 - From Our Own Correspondent, Troubles in Paradise
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 20:27
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Prog on 9pm BBC4,Forgotten Photos of WWI taken by British and German Soldiers,set my kit to record in case I fall asleep.
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 20:33
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I know we have some guitarists on here, do they recognise this chap's frustration?
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 20:44
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Best policy for him would be to switch to the comb and paper
Not sure if he's a Geordie or a Welsh chap.
He will never know the pleasure of playing something difficult perfectly for the first time,becoming increasing rare for me as well.
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 21:05
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Originally Posted by DX Wombat View Post
I trust you are referring to the Spoilt-Brats-Are-Us place and not this centre of excellence - Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Oh yes I only meant the football (?) club so sorry DX. I did think that myself but as no-one has mentioned the gentleman's
game for a while I didn't bother to amend my post.
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 21:46
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Now virtual PC.
Apple rejects Tank Battle 1942 for depicting Germans & Russians as "enemies"
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 22:01
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Still officially alive but according to my GP you need to lose that - pointing at my racing snake like tum.
It's very hard to dislike the woman who is the best GP I've encountered.
Perdition is my future.
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 22:01
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Looks like a lot have survived. It looks as if Beaufort 1 may have to get the cameras set up quickly

BBC News - Puffins return early to Northumberland's Farne Islands
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 23:18
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If you're fed up with the missing Malaysia aircraft enjoy a pleasant few minutes enjoying this. Definitely tinfoil hat brigade stuff
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Old 14th Mar 2014, 00:36
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Originally Posted by ricardian View Post
If you're fed up with the missing Malaysia aircraft enjoy a pleasant few minutes enjoying this. Definitely tinfoil hat brigade stuff

Well after reading that article I am still trying to make up my mind about whether I think that he is very brave or very silly.
I just hope that he has access to unlimited funds and has the worlds best lawyers on his side - just in case he is sued.

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Old 14th Mar 2014, 06:42
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Me thinks it's almost time to pop up to that other hemisphere. It didn't get light until after 6 this morning and it is overcast and chilly in the low 20s.

Also nearly got caught by a rozzer just now having a beer at a cafe by the supermarket before 12.00 This is the problem of having a teetotal President. He doesn't understand the common person's needs
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At night an unaided human eye can see the light of a single candle from 10 miles away.

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