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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 15:58
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New kettle him boil very slow Kimosabe' one suspects a reluctance ont part of whistle to sound when it should.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 19:51
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One wonders what gets a kettle whistle whistling sooner - a full kettle or one that is only partly filled. I suppose it's something to do with which one gets upto the correct pressure inside the kettle first?

P'raps one of the notable steam buffs/engineers on this here forum could provide an answer to that? That clever Mr Stephenson must have worked something like that out when he designed the Rocket.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 20:02
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Here have to suffice with hot water outlet on the coffee machine
got a Quooker, boiling water literally on tap
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 20:03
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As there is only me one usually only fills me kettle with a couple of cups worth of water so it is all the quicker to boil,possible I am unable to judge the amount correctly as yet what with this here vessel being a lightweight compared to me old one.
There has to be a logical scientific explanation for the phenomenon.

Boiling water out the tap? never heard the like of it, you lot will be wanting your poo carted away in underground pipes and hoyed in the river next.

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Old 24th Dec 2015, 07:51
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That clever Mr Stephenson must have worked something like that out when he designed the Rocket.
His Rocket wasn't an original design, it was a development of his earlier work.

Rocket was built for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830.

His 1st success was with Locomotion No1 for the Stockton & Darlington Railway 5 years earlier in 1825.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 08:02
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Morning peeps windy but unwet at yet.
After the Stockton to Darlington Railway Stephenson went back to the old ways and built a horse drawn railway from Whitby,not many people know that.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 08:04
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Morning all.
Overcast, windy and awaiting the onslaught of the rains.
All is not lost though; tomorrow will be a full minute more of daylight
than today. Spring is on it's way.

Fetched the aged mater down for Christmas yesterday. The traffic around
Ashbourne and Buxton was pretty awful as folk went about their last bit
of shopping. Never mind, the viz over the hills made it all worth while.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 10:50
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Are you having a goodbye party for the big glowing object when it departs for Northern parts tomorrow?
I did indeed and even gave it a kick to speed it on its way. The damn thing responded with three-in-a-row of the hottest days in the history of the universe. Today, however has been an utterly blissful 27 degrees C and tomorrow will be the same, allowing folks here to actually enjoy their Christmas dinners instead of suffering in a lather of sweat and discomfort. A cool Christmas is not something we enjoy very often here.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone (I refuse point blank to wish people a happy "holiday") may there be many good things for you to unwrap.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 11:20
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Christmas greetings to all - the Day has already begun here.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 20:37
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Tomorrow , I shall be mostly be grumbling and moaning at a new watering hole down the road apiece eclepped The Bar Humbug. The Bitter is to die for.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 21:01
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Buggah! busy day today, and I dont do busy these days,glad Christmas only comes round once every three months it seems.
Happy Christmas Peeps.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 21:32
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Christmas greetings to all - the Day has already begun here.
and it's nearly half over already - Yeah ! ( Bah! Humbug)
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 21:47
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Bar Humbug.
Turn left.

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Old 24th Dec 2015, 21:59
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It's that time of year when the BBC is churning-out recorded radio programmes that 'review' the year.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 22:01
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It's that time of year when the BBC is churning-out recorded radio programmes that 'review' the year.

Maybe it's time to buy a new radio?


Edited to add:- I've switched to Classic FM - Christmas Carols - I don't mind repeats of those.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 22:35
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Here's a seasonal ditty that doesn't seem to get played much these days.



Out strolling around town yesterday and panic-buying those last two or three presents, I took time out in our cathedral to de-stress. Not religious I, but there is a weight of peace and stillness there which descends upon you. And a side-chapel to the British who gave their lives in WWI. I repaired thenceforth, uplifted, to the pub.

One's viand of choice tomorrow is a castrated guinea-fowl, otherwise a chapon de pintade. One knows not how it will taste, but there are always the sprouts and parsnips to fall back upon, and a Pud from Mr Bloomin' Hestonthal which will no doubt be delicious, containing as it does confit of pig's snout and mackerel fins.

Merry Christmas!
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 22:49
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Originally Posted by The SSK View Post
Here's a seasonal ditty that doesn't seem to get played much these days.
Planet Rock plays it occasionally.

For those of the bah-humbug persuasion, try Corey Taylors [email protected] song. Brilliant.

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Old 25th Dec 2015, 08:14
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Morning all. Christmas morning in my case.
Overcast, windy etc etc.

Just the Christmas lunch to get through and then I can put my bah humbugs
away for another year.
The lights on the tree have given up the ghost so at least I shall profit
from reduced prices on crimble goods.

“Darkness was cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”
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Old 25th Dec 2015, 08:26
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Morning peeps, one shall do buggah all today but open pressies and eat, one had become the owner of the DVD Gravity, one shall watch same and with one's knowledge of fysics pull it to bits.
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 08:04
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I don't want to see another Christmas lunch for at least 12 months.
Very enjoyable but being a pig does have it's disadvantages such as
spending the evening feeling like a barrage balloon.
Maybe eating the barrage balloon was the final act of madness.

The weather here is windy but fairly clear but only a few miles further
north is a completely different picture. North west England and Scotland
are back under the cosh. Severe flood warning abound.

Meanwhile down in Victoria Oz a hundred houses at least have been lost to bush fires.

You just can't win.
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