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Old 26th Dec 2015, 08:19
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Morning peeps, the North Atlantic seems to have left its bed and is floating past a few thousand feet above our noggings, bloody rain!!
PS, Gravity? a exceeding silly movie about a manic depressive accident prone bint and a jack the lad arse of a bloke in space, incidently the 3D was very badly implimented so just buy the flat screen version if you must.
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 20:40
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Just looked at the rain radar thingy, the vast overhead never ending continent sized swathe of wetness has just cleared my town.
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 21:37
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Looks like a bit of a flood warning for the Team Valley on the Environmental Agency web-site Mr D. Make sure you've got yer wellies on if you venture out.
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 21:44
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Embedded in memory.

Many years ago (at least 60), my brother and his university pal decided to perform an 'act' at a uni 'do'.
They dressed up and mimed to the duet from the end of act 1 of Puccini's Madame Butterfly.
Of course the recording (on a record of course) was played a few times in our house as they rehearsed.

By chance, I switched on the radio in time to hear the concluding stanzas of that duet - and I was immediately reverted to that rehearsal (and the house that we left in 1955).

Isn't the human brain marvellous? I don't think I have listened to that since then, yet I could recall the words as they 'appeared'.
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 21:53
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See on the news that the Irwell in Central Manchester has risen and swept away several beer gardens.

When I lived there I doubt few Mancunians even knew there was a river in Central Manchester (there are two, actually)


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Old 26th Dec 2015, 21:54
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Looks like a bit of a flood warning for the Team Valley on the Environmental Agency web-site Mr D. Make sure you've got yer wellies on if you venture out.
The Tyne Valley has experienced significant flooding today (and, having stalled at 3pm, is now rising again).

The road below my house is flooded to a depth of 4 feet (I am safe up the hill).

This is the fourth significant flood this month, with the highest on 5th/6th December flooding four dwellings further down the hill and 40-odd over the other side of the bridge.
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 23:56
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Irwell pub washed away.

Pub washed away in Summerseat on River Irwell - BBC News
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Old 27th Dec 2015, 06:46
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Gorn.... . ....the night before Xmas...seventeen wonderful years...Little Brown James (kat)

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Old 27th Dec 2015, 07:04
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Good morning all.
Hopefully you are all mostly unaffected by the the recent weather
extremes wherever you are.

Light rain here and the wind has dropped.

Making my way up to Stalybridge later to return the aged mater who
has visions of her house being 6 feet under water even though the flooding
is miles away and the River Tame would have to have risen about 35 feet.

Sorry to hear about the pusscat tinpis.
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Old 27th Dec 2015, 07:44
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Morning Peeps,ghastly pictures on the news of flooding, glad I live up on the side of the valley.
Sorry to hear of your wee mog leaving us Captain Tinpis.
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Old 27th Dec 2015, 13:19
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being a pig does have it's disadvantages
You could Always ask the PM about them


Tinpis, commiseration
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Old 27th Dec 2015, 18:25
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Tinpis, condolences on the loss of your little pal. Seventeen years is a long time: wishing you gentle and happy memories.
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Old 27th Dec 2015, 21:20
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Tinpis Sad news so I would also like to add my sympathy for your loss.
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Old 27th Dec 2015, 23:57
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Losing a treasured companion: A real ache maker. I know.
My last cat was Alan; he kept many items; motionless: by sleeping on them.
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Old 28th Dec 2015, 07:59
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Tinpis,

What can I say at such a time...
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Old 28th Dec 2015, 08:19
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Morning peeps, sky looks clear oot me window,what we need for these floods is to resurrect some of our great Victorian Engineers, they would sharp fettle the problem.
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Old 28th Dec 2015, 08:22
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Morning all.
The shepherds can't say they haven't been warned.
A beautiful red sky dawn.
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Old 28th Dec 2015, 08:59
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We have been experiencing both red skies int morning and red skies at sunset here, no wonder the seasons are confused..
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Old 28th Dec 2015, 09:00
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Oh dear, tinnie ... it's lovely to see you here again but that news makes for a sad return. I'm very sorry to hear about your little friend, and I too had a cat who lived to 17, it's a great age for a mog.
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Old 28th Dec 2015, 18:45
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Dangerous place . . .

Walton-on-the-Naze shooting: Woman dies in care home - BBC News
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