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The Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information Thread XXIV

Old 15th Oct 2014, 16:13
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They are ventilators,they can be rotated so the scoops point into the wind,supply a bit of cool air down into the engine room,and working/accomodation spaces ect,pre air con days.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 16:13
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superq7 that link to the Mauretania in Bristol brings back some memories. I spent 3 very happy years in Bristol and used the place many times.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 16:32
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Grey all day here, with rain promised for later.

Drapes, I was a bit under the weather for 24 hours or so after the flu jab. Proves its working I reckon. Also, must disagree on Foster's French bridge, I reckon it's excellent! You are also to blame for me nipping out to buy some Mr Kipling French Fancies.....ooer Mrs.

Trouble off ministering to her mum, cat now sleeping after inflicting many injuries onto my leg during the day.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 16:44
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Spooky! a box of French Fancies was among my acquisitions this morning as well.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 16:48
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Drat-the Jaffa cake lust is upon me. My fave cakes were chocolate cup cakes with the thick slab of icing on the top. I do believe I am drooling (could just be me age though)
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 17:20
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The rainy season seems to have started. Thunderstorms all around us for 24 hrs. We have to put up with the thunder, lighting and high winds but do we get the rain? No Another marathon watering session this evening. Just poured 67,000 lts of water onto the garden.

The forecast is for it to be clear for the next few days
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 17:37
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Box of French Fancies no longer full neither is the box of Lyons Jam Tarts or the box of Mr K's Chocolate Lime Slices,they are new so had to test two of em. cakes do not enjoy a long and active life in the Draper cupboard.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 17:37
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And again the Morry... what are the fenc-y things in the river around her bow? Looks like she's mounted on a plinth just below the waterline
Are you getting a bit photoshoppy on us, Admiral?
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 17:45
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Hmmm, dunno Mr Jim,never noticed that before,only just found the picky again in the ancient dusty trabby vaults,perhaps to keep her pristine newly painted hull clean, one's river was exceeding grubby back then,all sorts of foulness floating up and down it from the sewers,it honked quite a bit even in my day,but it was a working river then! not just a bloody sterile channel for the rainwater that falls in the western hills to find its way to the sea.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 18:00
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My parents got a sofa when all the furniture from the Mauretania was sold off, a horrible red and black check thing. Not sure what was under the fabric, but it felt like concrete!
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 18:12
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Good day all. A bit grey here but still no rain.

Should start on my expenses but...CBB.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 18:15
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That explains it Wod.

Eiffel obviously had a suitable design when he built the one on Porto three years later.

Maria Pia Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

No wonder he could undercut the opposition with a good price to the Portuguese!

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Old 15th Oct 2014, 18:57
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Raining here as well. TV weather persons are actually using the word "downpour", as in "downpours for the next three days".


Such scientific terms must mess with their heads.


Just in time for the downpours, I lost my umbrella. I do two things with umbrellas, keep sky tears off me and lose them.
Went into $Rama for replacement and walked out with my bag of purchases and made it all the way across the road to the bus stop.


!!!!!!!! I didn't buy an umbrella. Back to shop. $2.50 later...new umbrella. Works very well for $2.50.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 19:14
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Well that was fun, we were woke up with unusual noises at 06:15 (60 minutes ago). There was high pitched squealing,
thumps and loud miaows. Our cat was looking pleased but puzzled as she couldn't find what she had brought in through
the cat flap and almost the length of our house. After a few more seconds our first thought was that she had brought in a rat.
A few years ago another one of our cats had brought in a rat and long story short it destroyed our dishwasher. SWMBO was out
of our bedroom like a rocket so I assumed that I was to deal with the situation I opened our double doors which lead
out to the decking and then proceeded to search for said rat. It is amazing how many hiding places there are and of course
rats have sharp teeth that they will use when cornered. I spotted a grey animal and as I approached it was I very pleased
to see it was a rabbit and not a rat, said rabbit noticed the open doors and escaped without me having to do very much


Now do I confess to SWMBO that it was only a rabbit and not a rat as at the moment I am her hero for chasing a giant rat
away ? If I confess it was a rabbit the hero status will be quickly and greatly reduced to probably sod all.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 19:15
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Theo's mum approved of his first haircut so I am still in her 'Good' books. The little lad saved today's tantrum for his mum when she came to collect him. It was at that beautiful moment that all grandparents know and cherish - the handing back!
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 20:22
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Anyone discovered the new mini wagon wheels? I came across them a couple of weeks ago and they are delish, especially the ones with jam in the middle.. trying to keep to one packet a week..
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 21:03
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Anyone discovered the new mini wagon wheels?
They are ALL mini, compared to the ones in my youth

New, hi-tech, umbrella

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Old 15th Oct 2014, 21:36
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I have never owned or deployed a umbrella,had a relative who worked in the lost property office and every time I visited her I would be offered the choice of dozens, one always declined,one had one's street cred to think about.
You may not know this but peeps who worked in lost property offices were often paid in umbrellas.

I do however own a walking stick that fortunately has seldom needed to be deployed and at one time owned a very fine sword stick,with a concealed Toledo rapier blade of sufficient length to have run through the most obese of footpads
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 22:13
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Originally Posted by Exascot
Just poured 67,000 lts of water onto the garden.
That's 14,738 gallons . . .

Seems a lot.
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Old 15th Oct 2014, 22:18
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30 minutes battery life for that electric umbrella seems short.
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