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Old 17th Mar 2014, 23:28
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I'd have called him pigears
She may have been taking her cue from the First Duke of Wellington. Since he had been born in Ireland, someone called him "Irish".

He retorted that if he had been born in a stable, no one would call him a horse.
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 01:24
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Mice have eaten most of the crocusses I planted the past ten autumns.

Oh well. Guess trying to recreate a bit of Holland in Norway was daft anyway.
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 01:50
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Mice have eaten most of the crocusses
Years ago had a small portion of land plus a neighbour of rural skills equal to mine. He was an engineer from Ireland.

At that time the government of Ontario would finance reforsstation of land, and my chap went for "African Black Walnut", which takes fifty (I beg your pardon, "Fufty") dears to mature.

They were very expensive, but when mature and sold they would place his grandchildren beside the Guinness family in terms of wealth.

My neighbour had many acres (as did I; what a laugh!) and he acquired plantings for 50,000 A B Walnut trees. He also hired squads of local urchins to plant them. He saw himself, translated to Canada, as "Gentry". So I believed at the time. Nice chap, though. Irish, of course.

Frankly I rather saw my own self, with equal cause, as "gentleman farmer". I had 80 acres ("The old Muldoon plsce"), as did he.

I was slower than he off the mark with the trees. Just as well. Despite the plans of the government of Ontario, the scheme was doomed:

As he reported:

Jum, Ut was joost a disaster!

My problem wus the mice. The mice and the rabbuts!

The wan night I hud 50,000 African BlacK Walnut. The next mornin' I hud 50,000 pincils!
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 02:20
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 04:21
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Whilst keeping watch and feeding the ship's parrot a piece of apple, my mind wandered to times gone by and I suddenly realised that I couldn't remember the last time that I saw a classified advert for a surgical truss.
The weekend press used to be full adverts for them.
Is this an indication that the honest working man no longer earns his daily crust by the sweat of his brow ?
In this post industrial world has the hernia gone the way of the bubo ?
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 05:23
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Dunno what's wrong with Checkers. Vegan?

Day 2. WOCL.
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 05:31
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I suddenly realised that I couldn't remember the last time that I saw a classified advert for a surgical truss.
OR fed the ship's parrot a piece of apple .... or anything else!!!!

I do remember the last time I kept watch, but not the rest. Mind you the Admiralty may have been short of parrots.

Do you see the coincidences here? Uncanny, I tell you: uncanny
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 05:32
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Good morning all. Quick brew and a slice of toast to soak up the tablets.

See y'aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalll later
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 07:24
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Chamallow.........the escape cat!

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Old 18th Mar 2014, 08:42
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Clever little mog.

Morning.
Mr Sun is providing the entertainment but I fear it will be a short act if the guessers are to be believed.

I've never managed to grow peas properly thanks to the mice and wood pigeons that abound around here.

Nice to have unexpected visitors on the bridge overnight
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 08:43
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Morning peeps,heavy rain through the night clearing now and sunshine has appeared.
Just got a strange email from my energy supplier,it says you must sent us your meter readings within two days?
I never agreed to read the meter or make payment online.
feckers!!
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 09:07
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Good morning folks. Fine sunny day again.

Wodrick was right in not starting the rain free day clock just yet, as some has been guessed at for Saturday, with maybe a smidgen tonight.
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 09:10
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Morning all, a bit cloudy hereabouts.

Looks like we've got a pair of blue tits nesting in the garden.

Talking of things avian we now have the puffin cams up and running, well done the team who finally ironed out the few remaining wrinkles.

Main webcam - Living Islands: Live: A Puffin Season on Burhou

The next challenge is getting the remaining camera on Ortac.

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Old 18th Mar 2014, 09:27
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'Usual' puffincam view . . .
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 09:56
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Cacking morning except the staff didn't turn up. They had to take one of their many children to the clinic last Tuesday so maybe it has had to go again. Result Mrs Exascot wielding vacuum clearer and me spade. Rewarding myself with cold beer by the pool now.

Great flying and diving display by the Pied Kingfishers (Ceryle Rudis) when I was working on Squiffy Pussy this morning.
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 09:57
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I expected to see that street in Dublin strewn with bodies the morning,but clean as a whistle, not so much as a bottle top or paper cup,it was absolutely heaving with humanity later on last night.
First prob encountered re gas meter reading,all the examples shown 8 figure numbers in the wee window, mine has just four, six if you include the last two numbers one is instructed to ignore.

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Old 18th Mar 2014, 10:07
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Morning all, just a tad cloudy but satisfactory and warm, shirt sleeves for the follow in a moment, just got to wake the beast.

Wodrick was right in not starting the rain free day clock just yet, as some has been guessed at for Saturday, with maybe a smidgen tonight
Which of the guesses do you look at Ibby ? I can't find one guessing wetness at all
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 10:16
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Here's some "cut and shut" on a large scale!
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 10:42
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Morning. Lovely morning here.

Off to the dump shortly with lots of junk from the son's room which we cleared out while he was in Sharm. He had a great time and has got some superb pictures of himself scuba diving. I didn't realise what incredible coral there is in the Red Sea.

And then it will be serious brekker time.
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Old 18th Mar 2014, 10:45
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Buggah! not sure I would care for being in a cabin midships,with a big wave under her bow and another under her stern and buggah all in the middle supporting her weight,that's when the best of em can snap.
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