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Old 27th Jul 2015, 23:00
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Yon bomb bag is quite impressive but I can't help thinking it is too late, not many bomb in luggage events in recent times methinks.

It remains 31c outside (87f in Gateshead) and feels it after sitting in 25c (77f in Gateshead)

Mi shoulder hurty after Christina has been at it.

Today we have had two requests for the same week in August, I've sent them both a quote, first to pay will win, the web site will sort it out I hope.

And so to bed ................
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 06:48
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Good morning all.
Bit of a fracas with the insomnia fairy mob again.

A lot of cloud about at present but it is starting to clear and the forecast
isn't too bad for later; so I shall follow the rains up to Stalybridge.
The inner workings of the aged mater's toilet cistern need renewing and
her gas fire needs a good cleaning.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 08:14
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Morning peeps,ghastly here, still raining, been raining more or less continuously since Saturday night.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 08:18
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That looks a tad short to be a long bow,that could be clothyard shaft though.
He's holding it at an angle, tony. My club bow has a pull of just 40 pounds. I tried an 80 pound longbow and it makes my arm tremble something wicked. That's why practicing was compulsory in the olden days: beefing up the arms. Apparently the medieval archers placed the arrow to the offside - off the thumb instead of the knuckle. It allows a faster rate of fire. They carried a lot of arrrows, or to be more accurate, the ordinary foot-soldiers carried the arrows for them. Archers were the cream of the army in those days.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 08:21
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Mornin folks.

The sun is out here.

Bags packed, ready for the drive to the Wick of Gat and the flight home.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 08:22
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Morning all, still blowing a hooligan and cold. Melons not enjoying this weather at all.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 08:28
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Interesting little video on rapid bowmanship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 08:29
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Originally Posted by beaufort1 View Post
Melons not enjoying this weather at all.
The melons round here are all finished. The local farmer has been over the fields with his big shredder to knock down the remains and is starting to plough them in.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 08:50
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Morning all, sunny but quite cloudy here. That video on rapid bowmanship was on the BBC site a few weeks ago, most impressive!
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 09:08
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Greetings gentlefolk,

Blue, sea mist out on the lake, 31 for 35, it has not been below 30 all night.

Prompted by a comment in another place, I checked my pool temperature yesterday, my pool has never been over 28, when checked, in the last six years. Yesterday 31.
This may seem low to other pool owners but mine is quite deep, 1.6 meters at the shallow end rising to 2.5m at the deep bit, dunno why it is an old pool.

Not much scheduled, no doubt this will change when Senior Management starts thinking.


Good, safe journeys whether to Stalyvegas, Goodwood or Picasso's Palace.










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Old 28th Jul 2015, 09:50
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That was interesting 24 hours. Last March's op seems to have failed, back to hospital and much of the waterworks is now by-passed again straight into a bag. Buggrit! Spoils my holiday plans.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 10:06
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Oh dear! sorry to hear that Mr More.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 10:41
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https://www.yahoo.com/autos/watch-a-...171417027.html
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 11:23
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Bad news Lon, sorry

Not so cold at dawn today. Just 20 at the mo but warm in the sun.

A massive eruption from the mammoth watering system this morning where our house sitter had done a 'repair'. Spent the whole morning in a muddy hole fighting off hippos who wanted to wallow in it. Will not know for 24 hrs if my repair worked.

Squiffy Pussy III is being painted, very, very slowly He has taken 3 times longer to paint one set of side slats than it takes me. It was the same with bathroom floor. I learnt from that. This time he is paid by the job.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 11:53
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There was a hole in the rain just passed briefly overhead,gorn now, back to the parney.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 12:22
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Morning peeps. Sorry to hear your news Lon. Hang in there.

Final trip to dentist to have crowns fitted. 2 hours I was in that chair. When I came out Hubs asked me where I wanted to go for dinner. I told him I didn't care, just somewhere that sells booze.

Welcome aboard Coboclo from the frozen north. Report to the Admiral for hammock assignment. I saw a new notice nailed to Lifeboat No. 5 about new crew members leaving their valuables "in the safe in LB#5" Has our stowaway got a new get rich quick scheme? Bless.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 12:50
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Spent the whole morning in a muddy hole fighting off hippos who wanted to wallow in it.
Mud, mud, glorious mud.
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood,
So follow me follow,
Down to the hollow
And there we will wallow in glorious mud.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 13:27
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That's why practicing was compulsory in the olden days
Was told, many years ago in school, that there is a law in England that has not been repealed, that states that every boy and man over the age of fifteen must carry out 45 minutes of archery practice every day! (It wasn't a very good school!).

In the lane where we lived in Hampshire there was a very mature Yew tree about every one thousand yards all the way down, about four miles.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 13:46
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Bad news Lon.

Looks like our man is finally en route to Pablo's Palace.
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Old 28th Jul 2015, 13:57
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Archery factoid or maybe urban myth.

When I live in Herefordshire, I was told that in the City of Hereford, it was quite legal for an Englishman to shoot Welshmen, as long as you did it after curfew and with a bow & arrow.

Some medieval bylaw that was never repealed.
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