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Old 20th Dec 2015, 10:07
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Morning all.
Bright and sunny today which is far from what I am after last night's
Strictly Come Dancing avoidance tactics in the pub.

More tea needed.
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Old 20th Dec 2015, 12:04
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The human activity I regard as the epitome of pointless stupidity is dancing, never undertood the need, nowt more gracelss on Earth than a bunch of shambling bipeds stumbling about I include Ballet in that.Bipedalism is a bad way of moving about, we even have to walk with great caution let alone mince and jig about like stomped on stick insects making complete exhibitions of ourselves
I am not a fan of come dancing or whatever they call that nonesence the TV is flooded with at the mo.
There glad I got that orf me chest.
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Old 20th Dec 2015, 14:32
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'Tis miserabubble thereout - steady persistent rain - despite my usual 'forecast' predicting no rain today
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Old 20th Dec 2015, 15:11
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Dancing - defined as something done vertically that could better be done horizontally
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Old 20th Dec 2015, 15:46
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Tis miserabubble thereout

That's the fault of all those rich folk with their solar panels sucking up all the light.
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Old 20th Dec 2015, 15:58
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Lon

An alternative is. " The vertical expression of a horizontal intention"
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Old 20th Dec 2015, 22:30
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Tis miserabubble thereout - steady persistent rain - despite my usual 'forecast' predicting no rain today
Northern NZ - 8/8 blue sky, calm, approaching 30C. but .... it's the "longest" day, bloody sun starts disappearing tomorrow, dammit.
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Old 20th Dec 2015, 23:09
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Originally Posted by 4mastacker View Post
Morning folks. A bright sunny and pleasant day out there. I wonder if the sky pixie responsible for meteororilodgikle stuff has been on the wacky-baccy.

HF wrote:



East Midlands Today on Friday night featured a couple of street pastors getting ready for Friday night in Derby. I wonder if that was Mr & Mrs jimtherev
Actually, no - 'erself has decided that now she's reached a certain age (hint, she's only a bit younger than I am) it's time to give up. Zerofourhundred is not too appealing when your feet are covered in other people's vomit, cold and wet. So she handed in her kit in early December having done her last stint on Black Friday in Nov.


Good luck to them as is still doing it. Had drinkies with some of them yesterday and told them what good chap(esse)s they are.
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 01:43
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Bipedalism

I contend that Bipedalism is the reason why we "higher" animals are so much smarter than animals which must synchronize 4 legs in order to move at speed. That uses a lot of brain power which we practicers of Bipedalism can apply to abstract ["smart"] thought.
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 04:14
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I thought dancing was, "A Navel engagement without loss of semen"!
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 08:08
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Morning peeps,not raining and some brightness in the sky, just discovered me trusty owld kettle I have had for must be near thiry year has started to leak,solid built kettle it were, not like these modern squashed tin ones or even worse the lecky variety,this one looks like it came down the Swan Hunters slip way and was built to boil water by having good honest fire under its arse.

Oh dear just noticed now it is getting light a awful lorra redness in the sky to the West.
Anyway cheer up here's a spiffing photo of a works outing in 1922.
PS for those that dont know we used to have places called works up North in 1922,of course they no longer exist now.


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Old 21st Dec 2015, 08:19
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Can you not still get kettle repair kits Mr D.
From what I remember it was something like a couple of washers and a nut and bolt. Must admit I haven't seen one in decades though.

Blue sky once again and chilly but the forecast is for wetness later.
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 08:22
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Prolly have to seek out a new kettle, they just dont make em like they used to,anyway dont suppose any newun I get will need to last for thirty years.
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 08:28
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Bluey

Are you having a goodbye party for the big glowing object when it departs for Northern parts tomorrow?
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 12:13
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dont suppose any newun I get will need to last for thirty years.
Which is why I bought one from T'escos, a year ago for a fiver. Still boiling water just as well as one costing six times as much.



spiffing photo of a works outing in 1922.
They all look very prosperous Mr D and note their shiny shoes!
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 12:45
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They all look very prosperous Mr D and note their shiny shoes!
Where there's fish there's brass.
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 12:56
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WRT the FSL's photograph of the works outing, the car registration is from South Shields whilst the charabanc registration is from Northumberland.
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 17:06
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I need to reassess my 'security' arrangement.

I carry all my keys (house and car) on a bunch on a tape around my neck.

As a person of a certain age, my short-term memory is appalling, thus I need to attach my keys (around my neck) so that I don't drop them, however, today I managed to escape the house without the keys, having removed them from around my neck for a reason that I cannot remember.

Having reached the bus stop and realised that my keys were missing (I usually check that I have my keys before I close the front door behind me when I go out), I didn't panic, as I have a spare set of house keys kept in my 'purse', however, contemplating that I might have actually lost my keys, I starting to reflect on what the consequences might be:- no garage key, and no car key.

The spare car key is kept in a wallet that lives in the car - how stupid is that?
I would have to get someone to break into the car to access the spare key!

Fortunately, on returning home, I (eventually) found the keys in my bedroom, so the immediate crisis is no more, but I will have to reflect on where to keep my spare car key.
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 17:38
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I have four sets of house keys secreted with various neighbours now, once bitten twice shy,nowt worse then being locked oot of yer gaff on a rainy day wi a hungry dog with you wanting his dinner.
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Old 21st Dec 2015, 19:33
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Pottering about trousers are an aid to not losing things.
Stout belt to hold up kecks.
Then have pockets made into trousers. With a minimum of six pockets.
Along the side of a leg should be a rule pocket.
There is always something to be measured.
Everything stored about ones person.
Now where did those humbugs get saved!
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