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

Old 21st Nov 2014, 08:50
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Morning all, light rain and very gloomy, the sea is the colour of slate.

One bird we don't get here is the magpie, it is thought that the crows (we have hundreds) have filled that particular niche. There was great excitement as a Great Bustard was spotted earlier in the week, the first once since the mid 1800's.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 08:51
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Morning,

Seems to be nearly an English morning, grey overcast, no sun, Bluey has won.

Still warm though, passing 20c going up

A myriad of domestic tasks await.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 09:31
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Conjunctivitis it is.
Now the proud owner of a tube of golden eye.

It's a bit fresh out there.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 09:44
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Morning. Same weather as Wodders, but knock 15 degrees off the temperature.

Morning tasks done. Tired after yesterday's late night. Will probably have a nap later -- one of retirement's benefits.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 10:09
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Yon Golden Eye Ointment is expensive now, me owld Gran used to advocate rubbing a sty or a sore eye wi a gold ring,it seemed to work ok.
Of course one also had to know the right words to chant whilst doing so.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 10:21
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Cilantro will make anything at all taste foul Wod.

Call it coriander and only use the seeds if you want to avoid that, Ms Juud.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 10:21
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Don't get GEO here of course but there is an equivalent which works but is also quite expensive 6 (4.8).
Out of interest how much is GEO.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 10:42
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Twere a while back so not sure, thick end of a fiver I'll warrant.
Last time I had a sore eye I got some antibiotic swag available over the counter,it worked fine,but like all such unguents it self destructs shortly after opening,so no good keeping it in your medicine chest after you have used just two drops,forsooth thus do they rob us doubly.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 11:11
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A little bottle of Golden Eye drops solution cost me £5.39.
If it stops the gunge and the itching it's well worth it
Self destructs after 28 days.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 11:43
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This must have been one heck of a sight.

BBC News - The day the entire German fleet surrendered
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 12:01
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VT Thank you for asking, the back took a little longer than three days due to unavoidable activity. Fine now despite changing a huge gas bottle today.

HF Good luck with the eyes it is a horrible thing.

The sun went right over the top of us today. It will come back in January. Currently 35 but no sign of rain.

I am putting a new roof on the house boat. I tied the socket handle thing to my belt so if I dropped it there wouldn't be a big splash. I didn't bank on the socket coming off and making a small splash I spent 10 mins with Mrs Exascot on croc watch diving in dense weeds, soft sand and fish biting me to no avail. The project has come to a screaming halt and now we will have to go into town tomorrow. I was hoping to finish by Sunday.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 12:07
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Did I hear someone say it is the Fiftieth Anniversary of Churchill's Death today?
Hmmm, strange just googled and it's not,def heard someone on the news use the words fifty years death and Churchill
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 12:08
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Morning folks.

Early trip with son, on his birthday, to lawyers. A recorded deluveey letter arrived with a fine for 450, for being found somewhere he's never been, with 3 tablets of a banned drug by the local police, five months ago.

In the meantime I have a question for you.

Is it safe to buy Toilet Duck, or could it, being a duck, have been infected with bird flu?
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 12:31
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That sounds suspicious Ibbie

Off duty at present. The ladies are wandering round the Christmas Market while I'm sitting on my bum drinking a pint of cider. A fair division of labour I feel.

Thanks for the thoughts Exascot. I think I caught the eye problem early and the drops have really helped already.

Back on duty at 14:00 hours
Ladies to be luncheon'd.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 12:38
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Is it safe to buy Toilet Duck

It might be safe but I find it pretty pointless.

Stinks the house out all day and beyond but does precious little as a cleaner. The other one is just as useless.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 13:29
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They were talking about Churchill's birthday on BBC Breakfast today, tony. Carol guessed the weather from Blenheim Palace for some reason.

Grandad never forgave Churchill for turning out the militia against striking miners when he was Home Secretary. A militiaman shot and killed a striker and that made the situation worse. He would spit in the fire if Churchill's name was ever mentioned in his house and the way he told it you'd think it was an erly version of the Kent State massacre. Gran used to wind him up about it.

Just a thought, she could have looked out of the window. They have big windows in a palace. Or so I heard; I've never lived in one.

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Old 21st Nov 2014, 13:34
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That GEO has been around for a long time i remember taking it in the fifties(early).
Bought some prezzies from appel yesterday, ordered them about 1300 and they were delivered about 1030 this morning, it included one item being engraved. Pretty good service.
Grandson is eighteen tomorrow, i wonder what kind of a world he will live in compared to me. I worry about it sometimes. I always felt that my parents thought life was going to get better for us but i have my doubts in this day and age..
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 14:28
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Blacksheep, Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace, hence the fragrant Carol's appearance there.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 14:40
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Yes, but he was born on 30 November, so she's a few days early.

I remember all the practising that went on at Halton for his funeral. The 104th provided the Coffin Escort, marching beside the gun carriage with reversed arms. Then about 1,000 Aircraft Apprentices and Officers representing the Royal Air Force following on behind the Royal Navy and the Army.

I was lucky. I was in the Pipe Band and we weren't called upon, as the Highland Brigade were better Pipers than we were. [They had more practice]

As the Halton SWO said "You'll have 'eard 'ow Sir Winston is getting better on the news this morning, so you'll be thinking you're not needed any more. Well he isn't and you is! Turn to the right in sixes. By the left - wait for it! By the Left; Sloo-ooow - MARCH!!!"
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 14:45
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She was presumably puffing some bioprog coming up on Auntie Beeb.
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