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Old 7th Apr 2015, 07:01
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Morning peeps,another fine start here,up at the crack as me lodger is being delivered early for reasons I shall not go into.
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 07:02
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Good morning world.
If, in fact, there is a world out there.
+5C, 300m in fog but a forecast of a high of 18C and a repeat of yesterday's
sunshine.

Through the mists I can hear the dustmen emptying the bins. A sure sign that the world carries on undisturbed in my little neck of the woods.

Airport restrictions - what are they ?
East Midlands is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, everyday of the year.
The only slight restriction is that the really noisy stuff attracts a fine at night but can operate if it so chooses. I suspect there is very few, if any, really noisy stuff around any more in the UK.
With the new aircraft types being operated by the likes of DHL and UPS etc nightime disturbance is a thing of the past. Mostly.

Eye clinic today to check my right eye has healed properly which I suspect it has as it seems to be back to normal. Also pick up the full pork loin I ordered for phase 2 of the bacon curing.

The fruit trees in the garden are all coming into flower bud. Won't be long before the bl00dy pigeons are pecking off the flower buds now.
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 07:25
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Morning all, another fine day in prospect.

|Hopefully, we'll get the puffin cam back up and running today. Later this afternoon we're going to try and land on one of the gannetries to set up gannet cam, the conditions are going to be marginal to land especially with all the gear, but watch this space.

The only downside I've discovered to retirement MagnusP is that you never get a day off. Not sure how I managed to get things done with work in the way previously.
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 07:34
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With the new aircraft types being operated by the likes of DHL and UPS etc nightime disturbance is a thing of the past. Mostly.
Just last night the wind was as such, that approach to HAM was right over my roof (1500ft something). Not much more than humming.

But the difference to older engines is noticable when they bring in the old
ones to XFW, way closer to that field and such they travel at 600-800ft over the roof and pull back throttle right there. Scary noises making me brace
from time to time
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 07:37
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Another fine day here. Managed to see the last 40 minutes of Titfield Thunderbolt, perfect end to a pleasant weekend. I for one would love to see Lion working again.
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 07:49
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Out of curiosity just googled Brian Rix he is still alive at 91,apparently he is also a well known radio ham,cany say I was ever into his style of humor,I was more Goon show back then.
Strangely as a big part of that television era he rarely seems to get a mention, I remember me Mother and Father used to guffaw at him as he shuffled about wi his kecks round his ankles
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 07:56
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Morning all,
beautiful sunny morning here as is to be expected on the first day of a busy working week. Hope to find some time to do a little gardening later today. First though, another cup of strong black coffee!
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 08:10
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I never understood farce. On the other hand, The Goons have not aged well. Listening to an old goon show makes me feel uncomfortable. Likewise Monty Python. Some of their sketches are enduring comedy classics but most of it is embarrassing crap. The Easter weekend was awash with slapstick but I didn't bother looking at any of it. Carry On films are best watched when one is pissed.

Round the Horne and The Navy Lark on the other hand remain fine examples on the comedians art - and not a rude word to be heard.
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 08:16
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Noise? You tell youngsters 'bout noise these days - they don't know what you're talking about. Besides they're all down several levels of acuity due to them apods and can't hear you anyway..


cough, cough


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Old 7th Apr 2015, 08:19
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Agree Mr Blacksheep,watch Monty Python now and most of it just seems silly,humor changes over time subjective and objective,watch someone like Arthur Askey and the comedians of his era and you wonder what the hell they are laughing at.
Some of it is timeless of course, I think a thousand years from now people will still be laughing at the visual comedy of Laurel and Hardy.
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 08:21
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Until I had a part in one of the old Whitehall farces in my local Dram Soc, I didn't realise what a skilful job farce actors do. Timing is split-second, and getting it right means either an immaculate sense of exactly "when", or many-times repeated rehearsal until one gets it right. Farce looks easy, but ain't.


Saw a portion of the Morcambe and Wise show last night; reminded of how they, too, made timing their friend. The pauses are funnier than the dialogue...
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 08:23
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Good morning all. Foggy here.

Didn't realise after midnight restrictions had been lifted so much.
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 08:28
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such they travel at 600-800ft over the roof
Fortunately FAXfips I live to the side of the runway and rarely get overflown apart from the little stuff. Even with DHL or Ryanair circuit bashing all day long noise is not a problem.
Not the same as the good old days when the 707s, 1-11s etc used to crackle their way skywards. It would be nice to get the odd bit of racket but since the demise of the VC10s it's a thing of the past although we do get the odd Typhoon and Tornado doing a practice approach as they cross in the Lichfield Radar Corridor.

Didn't realise after midnight restrictions had been lifted so much.
Never had any at EMA as far as I'm aware nigel.
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 08:37
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Many happy returns to Mrs W42!

After all the cream and cheese cake one had over Easter one will refrain from creamy cakes and gateaux for a while. (You may offer me a slice of fruit pie any time though. )
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 08:58
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During my short stay in Luton I recall being on the tail-end of 'noisy' BAC 1-11s at oh-dark early most mornings as they crackled skywards.
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 09:09
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Morning folks.

No wetness here, despite the guessers best efforts.

Something came out of Pablo's airport with much noise at 23.55 last night, heading for Africa.

Feeling a tad better this morning. Maybe the result at Selhurst helped.
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 10:16
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With the new aircraft types being operated by the likes of DHL and UPS etc nightime disturbance is a thing of the past. Mostly.
Local complainers, mostly newcomers and a high profile one living a couple of hundred k.s away managed to get night ops stopped at EHBK.
On a number of occasions some of the really quiet stuff got in and out without a complaint but one night, when nothing was moving due fog, we phoned the leader of the protest at about 0300 to ask if he'd heard the departure. Next morning there were about 100 complaints about it. Conspiracy?


Round the Horne and The Navy Lark on the other hand remain fine examples on the comedians art - and not a rude word to be heard.
Plenty of innuendo though and a lot of what Julian and Sandy said was "gay" slang
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 11:13
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Back in the old days Julian and Sandy were simply "Camp". Other masters of camp innuendo included Frankie Howard who wasn't gay and Larry Grayson, who was. Homosexuality is well out in the open today and there's still plenty of camp humour about.
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 12:45
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The man who invented the National Grid was a Geordie,though he did have a bit sausage in him.
Charles Hesterman Merz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 7th Apr 2015, 12:53
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I think a thousand years from now people will still be laughing at the visual comedy of Laurel and Hardy.
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