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Old 8th Sep 2014, 22:23
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Old 8th Sep 2014, 22:54
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Yon Great Grandad is made of the right stuff. Some years ago a Policeman was attacked in Stockton High Street on market day. The only person who came to his aid was an elderly lady who battered one of the assailants senseless with her walking stick. The copper dealt with the other one himself.

She should have been in the New Year's Honours that year.

But she wasn't, naturally. She wasn't even on TTTV, never mind national breakfast telly.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 02:06
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Morning all. That pesky fairy decided to pay a visit. Not allowed to exorcise 'em any more
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 04:08
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Oh my, there has been a lack of posts in this thread today. So bad tonight that I need to push a great big GREEN button over by that round wheel wif the spokes sticking out.

Ta Ta for now mates . . . .
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 05:33
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Feel sorry for that motorcyclist, natch, but c'mon, 97mph on that road?
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 06:46
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Slept horribly. But perhaps to be expected when sharing a bed with a very fidgety 6-year-old. Stormy here last night.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 07:02
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Morning folks. Another fine day is forecast.

Did I miss that delightful Lucy Worsley last night? Must blame Mrs 4ma who wanted to watch the footy.

Someone on the Independence thread is pushing his luck with Mr Wholi.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 07:18
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Morning peeps dull start here again,we are not seeing much of this sunshine we have been promised up here,still if them folks North of the wall vote yes we will claim their share as well.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 07:24
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morning folks.

Now in Westgate on Sea with aunt, who is getting more confused in the head, never mind her bad knee!

Nigel hasn't realised that I did stay at his house on Sunday night. It was an hour from arriving there to getting out to meet TBF and cockney steve

Had to read riot act to aunts doctors and local branch of a chemist based in the midlands when I got here. Repeat prescription from 3 weeks ago, lost between doctors and chemist and aunt had run out of one pill for last night.

Doctor said new scrip had gone to doctor and pills should have been delivered yesterday. Chemist claimed only received yesterday afternoon and could not possibly deliver until today, despite the necessity!
10 minutes later I was in the shop to collect. 3 staff, two doing nothing whist customers queued.

Off to Faversham to visit Shepherd Neames brewery.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 07:40
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Here's hoping that Bluey's weathering the storm.

Originally Posted by 4mastacker View Post
Someone on the Independence thread is pushing his luck with Mr Wholi.
Pushing one's luck with Mr Wholigan is a mug's game. No future in it.

Originally Posted by Octopussy2 View Post
Slept horribly. But perhaps to be expected when sharing a bed with a very fidgety 6-year-old.
Sharing the bed with anybody messes with my sleep. Kids used to lie on Dad´s side, dog trots over to Wiking's room in the morning.
One is a very grumpy bed-sharer.

As for the Titan Uranus, she´s out of Hong Kong. Where the mother tongue´s not Brit English. So they are not genetically afflicted with chronic punnitis.
Unlike some here.

Nigeria trip was an uphill struggle. Half the FAs were so scared it verged on panic. Company, run by males, believes that feeding these girls hard facts about Ebola will do the trick.
Which it does not.
For the briefing I had to use the complete arsenal of management techniques, 15 years of purser experience, sincere understanding of their feelings plus a judicious mix of carrot and whip to shape them into a willing and halfway sane crew.

Flight down went well, but when on the return leg a woman passed out in the aisle, things almost went pear shaped.
I was very grateful for the presence of a very gay and very unflappable purser, and a stocky, elderly and completely stoic Belgian FA. Between the three of us we assessed and assisted the patient, reassured the very scared surrounding pax and got the other panicked FAs calmed down and back behind their trollies.

Wet and rainy out, but by Jove I´m pleased to be back in Norway!


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Old 9th Sep 2014, 08:10
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So they are not genetically afflicted with chronic punnitis. Unlike some here.
It's not genetic, Juud ... it comes from having too much acupuncture.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 08:25
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Sounds like a trying trip, Juud. And it sounds like the situation is getting worse. Hope you're rostered on less testing routes for a while.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 09:02
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So they are not genetically afflicted with chronic punnitis.
Unlike some here.
Are you impunning our integrity?
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 09:30
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that Purser

Harvest moon here last ight, unfortunately behing a thin layer of high cloud so no decent pic. available at 0100. had another look at 0530, but by then it had disappeared behind the mist.
Bright and Sunny start to the day here. Shortly off to the chiropodist, get my talons clipped.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 10:02
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Spiffing Battle Wagon HMS Monarch,built in 1911 by Geordies wi feckin big hammers,sunk by HMS Revenge IN 1925.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 10:29
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[email protected] Nigel said
When I rebuilt the engine on my Humber Sceptre in Germany was a bit stiff and wouldn't start. Got towed up to 20mph slammed it in drive, started!
Nerd mode on:- Rootes were one of only two manufacturers who took up the Borg-Warner 4-speed box....I had no knowledge of it's existence at the time and, during a road-test,I did a double-take when it shifted from 3 to 4.
American cars were first to have standardised-height bumpers. their auto-boxes also had a small hydraulic pump on the out put shaft (connected to the rear wheels) The gearbox, as is normal, was connected to the engine via a torque converter. engine powers Converter, which powers pump which locks clutches and brake bands which completes drive line to output shaft.
Unless the torque -converter was turning, there was no hydraulic power, hence no drive...BUT...the extra pump on American cars, meant if you turned the OUTPUT shaft fast enough, it would lock the drive from torque-converter to input -shaft, hence main pump would turn and gearbox would now transmit drive from rear wheels, to engine and bump-start said engine. American method was to go bumper-to-bumper and PUSH to ~40 mph when the "dead" car fired-up, it simply drove off from the pusher.....nifty, eh?

Rolls Royce used a modified American GM400 box in the Silver Shadow....yours truly was tasked with recoveringone with a dead starter.
Enlisting the aid of a mate, we talked it through (he held a PPL so briefings were second-nature) and, as the car was facing uphill, we decided to give it a go, at ~40 mph, the thing"should" bump-start.

At this point, I should explain that these 2-ton cars had NO brakes and NO power-steering though there was a badly-adjusted Parking-Brake... which ,under Construction and use regulations, had to serve as "an independent braking system" So. that'll be OK then!

I will draw a veil over the next half-hour. Suffice to say , being hotly pursued downhill , by a brakeless, engineless Rolls, concentrates one's mind on the finesse needed to bring the two into intimate contact, then use the leading Range Rover to bring the train to a halt!

I learned that you can't bump-start a Rolls, from that!
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 10:52
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Are you impunning our integrity?
I think it was a subtle form of punishment, Magnus.

Okay ... can anyone remember where that funny website was where you ticked various boxes to produce your own air crash report?
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 11:21
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bluey, I just thought it was worth a punt.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 11:31
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See if you had Ancestry who fought wi Harry at Agincourt.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 11:44
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A very punctual response there, Magnus!
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