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Old 27th Nov 2015, 14:36
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Get you next time.
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Old 27th Nov 2015, 15:08
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All that was missing was the big finger pointing down from the sky and the words "That'll teach you for jumping a red".
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Old 27th Nov 2015, 21:27
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Quote ...I had that quaint experience coming in to land there. As you come over the threshold there's this wonderful mixed smell of curry and poo.
Somebody had a sense of humour though as the first thing you saw as you got down was a big sign advertising Air India which said

THERE'S AN AIR ABOUT INDIA ...............


I remember it well !!


Driving out to the airport early one dismal day in the Monsoon period, and passing that same area and experiencing the sights, and smells, one of our Liverpudlian stewards said - in a broad Scouse accent - " ye'know, wack, Oxfam, they send them ten tons of wire wool and they all sit around knitting motor bikes "


Broke the depressing atmosphere !
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Old 27th Nov 2015, 22:14
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Shouted at the telly tonight. Watching Pointless, as one does, religiously.

Question on comedy catchphrases - "And now for something completely different". Now as everyone kno, that was quoth by The Lovely Aimi Macdonald in At Last the 1948 Show, which preceded Monty Python by - a little bit.

Wonder what would happen if a contestant came up with a correct answer the presenters and their researchers had overlooked?
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 04:50
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Snakes invade Gold Coast beaches, so guess where I won't be going for a short holiday then.


Snake experts are warning beach-goers to be vigilant as highly venomous snakes relocate in popular tourist areas of the Gold Coast.


With their natural habitat destroyed, Eastern Brown snakes are expected to move into more populated areas as they search for food,

shelter and a new home.


Eastern Brown snakes were the second-most venomous land-based snake on earth.


More can be found here:- https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/30215586...coast-beaches/
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 08:31
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Some of the ski resorts have opened their pistes for the first time this season. After our house move it will be miracle if I can find half my kit.
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 08:33
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Morning peeps Saturday and SIL has decided to make her highly esteemed Corn Beef Hash today so one has put in a cadge order, blue sky and cold here.
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 08:56
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The blue sky and coldness extends down here as well. +3C

Coughing and sniffling my way into life today.

25 years ago today Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher LG OM PC FRS, resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to a mixture of cheers and wailing and gnashing of teeth.
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 09:17
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I used to have a T shirt with her Spitting Image puppet's head appearing to come out of my torso, like an alien.
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 13:29
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Latest news about the artificially created consumer scramble termed "Black Friday" in the UK, seems to be that so far the anticipated long weekend of mad shopping frenzy has proved blessedly less chaotic than last year.

Reasons suggested by BBC radio news include public fear of something like the recent Paris massacre, and greater use of online purchasing this time.
Whatever the reasons, it's good to hear that those unseemly pictures of semi-riots in stores that we saw last year are less likely to be repeated.
And it's too much to hope that a further reason for the reduction in gross behaviour might be that a better informed public is more aware that "Black Friday" has zero relevance in the UK, a country which has never celebrated Thanksgiving, the trigger event for such shopping madness in the US.
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 14:00
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Hoofin it down here, bloody ghastly I hate the feckin winter.
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Old 28th Nov 2015, 15:03
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What a cracking picture Mr D.
I must be reaching GOF status; nostalgia cheers me up.

Anorak mode on: it's got a shed code 53 which is Hull pre-1960
Strangely enough it was built in Newcastle and sent to Drapers scrapyard in Hull to meet it's end
but was saved by Albert Draper who had the dream of it heading a special train from Hull to Wembley.
He hoped the club would be playing in the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final.
It is now named Alderman A E Draper and is based on the Great Central Railway not very far from
Handsfree Towers where I've had the pleasure of noshing grub behind it on a couple of occasions.

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Old 29th Nov 2015, 07:45
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Good morning all.
Looks like another grim day on offer.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 08:14
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Great photo! I cycled along the Thames to Greenwich yesterday moring and beside the Cutty Sark an ice sculpture was on display. It had melted a bit and its wheels had largely cracked and broken, but it was still recognisable as Stephenson's Rocket. The broken remains of the drive wheel spokes were very accurately shaped. The "crown" at the top of the funnel had almost gone, but it still stood up about 6 ft high.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 08:46
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Morning peeps dull here but roast beef is to be had later so it int all bad, Those machines are indeed magnificent,one imagines post apocalypse when the survivers are reduced to being little better than baboons they will discover one of those engines rust encrusted and covered with the mysterious hierroglyphs of British Rail, the will build a truncated pyramid haul it to the top and worship it as a powerfull god from the dreamtime.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 11:37
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Good day all. Back from Singapore. Looked at mail and drinking copious mugs of tea. Unpack, shower, feet up methinks
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 12:41
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Been what I would describe a bit breezy round here,nowt drastic then suddenly the towers are rattled by a howling gale,not right it int.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 12:42
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 13:58
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Great Clip not seen that one before,
Winds gone as fast as it came here unless we are in the eye.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 14:01
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The air pressure is falling.
Have I missed a Rowdy dog report Mr Draper?
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