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Old 25th Dec 2014, 20:42
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One has suspended flying lessons for today. So far, the machine has accounted for the removal of all the ceiling decorations and Mrs 4ma's glass of Baileys following an unplanned overshoot of the intended landing area.

Lunch time sprouts having their revenge.
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Old 25th Dec 2014, 22:55
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"Parcel delivery company City Link, which employs 2,727 people, has gone into administration.
The Coventry-based company, owned by investment firm Better Capital, called in administrators on Christmas Eve after "substantial losses"."
bbc


Really nice timing.
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Old 25th Dec 2014, 23:30
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Hopefully, most parcels will have been delivered - though it's tough for the staff.
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Old 25th Dec 2014, 23:48
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Nigel says "I'm fine and I'm happy"


Christmas TV was crap later in the evening so we dug out Terence Davies "Of Time and the City" made for Liverpool City of Culture in 2008.


A true and enduring masterpiece.


See you's all tomorrow
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 00:05
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Ricardian, that's a lovely thing to have.

Our Swedish Christmas with friends in Norfolk (a quick dash after morning service) was delightful. It was a day late by Swedish standards: the big day is Dec 24, I was told.

The main item was fish (various), with many side dishes I couldn't identify and some I could. It was all a delight to the palate. We came home with the recipe for one item, the traditional "<unpronounceable word> surprise": onion, potato, anchovy, cream, cheese, and more. All I have to do now is persuade M to make it.

Standing by to repel boarders in the morning, expecting to fail.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 02:36
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Bliddy IF!! They had their day off yesterday but the early shift are as active as ever.

Good ship appears to be proceeding in an orderly fashion and under control by someone I can't quite see. Strange sound coming from L/B No 5. Sounds like......snoring... with an occasional grunt. One shall keep my distance until daylight hours.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 03:38
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Obviously the IF are doing an East Midlands tour.

The L/B area is best avoided at all times 4ma. In the olden days there'd have been a sign saying "Here be Dragons"
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 03:57
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IF still active. Might as well have an early mug of tea.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 04:30
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Sounds a good idea.

In trying to get some idea of whether a run up to Stalybridge to take mum home is a good idea or not.
There's a snow warning in force but it looks like I can get up and down before it arrives. I've got about 4 hours to make a decision.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 04:40
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Happy Boxing Day folks. I was on the bridge early after half an hour in the gym. Overcast and a cool 23. Big mug of tea and a scotch to keep the chill away.

Just reading Red Dwarf for the first time. I have seen it a few times on TV. The authors were at the same esteemed establishment as Wodders and I, in fact in my year. They named all the characters after their ship mates. When I wrote to them about this I got a letter back from their lawyers saying it was names only not characteristics. Oh yes, so why was Lister a snotty nosed kid a year below us? PPRuNe etiquette forbids me to reveal who was named after me

We don't buy each other Crimbo presents but I want one of those flyee things as well
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 06:46
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Morning peeps,well that's it all over for another year,one time we would all have been looking forward to New Years Eve,that was the big event for adults round here in the past,as a celebration seems to have all but disappeared now,
i remember discovering 'Time and the City' free online in it's entirety a while back and linking to it on this here very thread,cant find it on youtube now,just small clips and scenes,must have been elsewhere.
We are promised snow later in some parts along with the usual warnings that it will probably cause the end of the world.
Silly buggas.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 07:51
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Morning all,

Force remains on full to them wot needs it.

I didn't know that Ex but there again wot I don't know would fill a rather large tome.

Crisp and blue, just passing 12 degrees but vis not great, cannae see Ma Lager this morning.

Raj and his team excelled themselves last night, good to return to the best around. The town was SO quiet too, but today is a normal working day here.

Might have some chain saw practice later.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 08:04
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After a tad more pondering and fruitless tinternet searching I think what I linked to was 'Morning in the City' and 'Of Time and the City' was being shown on Telly and a heads up was posted.

Nephew Draper will be landing back in the Toon just after noon today,they wont missing out on a proper Chrimbo dinner entirely as SIL plated two dinners forrem that will just require a quick zap int microwave,not quite the same of course,I think they will have just had some kind of fishy for their Christmas dinners as well,the ways of they furrin folk will ever be a mystery to me.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 08:10
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Gi-huge mug of tea seen off the IF for a while. Mrs 4ma and senior daughter now stomping around the house in prep for a retail therapy sortie around some superstore place. They're welcome to it - it's not for me.

The calmness of the ship's earlier passage is now explained - one would have thought the Prime Minister was on board.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 08:12
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Morning folks.

today is a normal working day here
Yes it is. Was amazed to phone ploomer this morning and for him to answer. Will be with us asap to fettle leaking boiler.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 08:19
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If you have those magical powers with plumbers perhaps you can actually locate mine and get him to come and sort out the bath enamel repair he buggered up. He has been incommunicado for three days and yon shop is shut.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 08:27
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Morning all, survived another one. Still full from yesterday.

We was supposed to be going on a walk this afternoon to walk off yesterday's excesses but looking at the forecast and the radar it is going to be a soggy and windy affair.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 10:11
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Having a coffee on the way home from Dunnes Irish emporium. Very plesant it is, ssat in the sunshine.

Good dose of footy on box this afternoon, including TheToon at ManU.

No ploomer as yet, but the posties are out on deliveries.
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 10:34
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Waked up by Lilly hissing. Most upset she were, all hooding and like. Thought Fluffy might be here about L/boat No 5 but no, twas one o' they guests wanting round at sparrow's f**t

Doubtful that one can resume slumbers 'til Lilly has been fed. One thinks that a couple of hours in the flour store will enable her to catch a mouse or three (), can t' hossifer of the watch please tell cooky not to frighten her, should he venture into said store. Thank ye kind sir (with eyes suitably averted and knuckle to forehead)
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Old 26th Dec 2014, 11:21
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... and did anyone remember to feed Fluffy yesterday ...
Fluffy had three large turkeys, two roast hams, a kilo of prawns and a spare cabin boy.
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