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Old 30th Jul 2015, 07:51
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IF is visiting-bum
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 08:42
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Morning all,

Blue, warm, 28 for 38 in places with a yellow warning.

July has been, officially, the warmest since records began in 1942.

El Medico changed meds again and sent me for a chest x-ray, which, surprise, surprise I have the next day, i.e. today in one and a half hours.
With luck I will get back to El Medico on Monday.

The new, Dutch, neighbours had a typical initiation into the local health system when, trying to register, the Practice Manager would not accept them until they had bought some costume jewellery from her, then it was OK

Of to Nerja then for some snaps ...........








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Old 30th Jul 2015, 08:43
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[QUOTE]When NAAFI tea went up to tuppence from three 'appence in 1952, it buggered up the weekly budget of this Boy

When you were on 10/- a week halfpennies counted [QUOTE]

????? Wasn't tuppence - four ' appence, so three ' appence would have been a price reduction ?

What am I missing ?
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 08:59
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No price reduction as far as I can see. The price went from three'appence (1 1/2d) to tuppence (2d) . No wonder the budgetary pips squeaked if the weekly pay was 10 bob.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 09:13
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When NAAFI tea went up to tuppence from three 'appence in 1952, it buggered up the weekly budget of this Boy
Still better than mess tea with bromide in it.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 13:17
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Job done, fifteen of us this morning so the marquees were all up by 1215. Quick pint of Hobgoblin on the way home in the hostelry beer garden, and now tucking into some German beer bread bought whilst up in the metropolis.

Wodrick I'm surprised the met. records only go back as far as 1942.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 13:32
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So was I
See this article

I think the thing to remember is that it was then, and still is in part, a third world country. Oxen are still used for ploughing, the Donkey is a common mode of transport, in some areas mains electricity is unavailable, so I suppose that if the Met office was only formed in 1942 we should not be surprised.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 14:12
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Aemet has been taking measurements since 1942, and notes for today yellow alerts are only in force in Ronda and Antequera where temperatures are expected to reach 40 and 38 respectively.
I've done Antequera at 40C and it isn't very pleasant.

No such problems here. 16C and sunny intervals.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 14:16
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Good aftynoon.

Busy morning with the artist having a hospital appointment and me out gathering supplies.

Tis ot agin!
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 14:32
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I remember the building sets, kept me quiet for hours. I didn't have Mecanno, but something by Trix IIRC There were 2 or 3 holes next to each other on the strips.
Dinkies were great, then Corgi came along with windows and friction motors in the beginning. Then came Spot-on, which were 1:42 rather than 1:50 so much bigger. They had number plates and even Road tax discs which came as part of accessory kits. My lorries all had to gave appropriate A, B, or C discs as well.

Got a prezzy last Christmas of a couple of books on how to make weapons using Lego blocks https://youtu.be/U8JAjVKbO6Q ( apart from the Lego Minefields most parents are aware of)
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 14:33
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Hah. Call that a thunderstorm? One flash of lightning and one rumble of thunder and that's yer lot. Thunderstorms just ain't what they used to be.

The rain on the other hand is absolutely lashing it down in bucketloads.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 15:25
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Stick this on the back of your pushbike

How to build your own Jet Engine
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 15:27
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Good morning all. Well yesterday didn't get as hot as they said it would, today is overcast.

Wish I could sleep properly, maybe my own bed on Sunday night will help.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 16:14
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Boat approaching Puffin Island, prolly up to no good,peeps in ships you can trust,but peeps in boats, well dodgey.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 16:18
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Sorry about the airyplane bit, but i looked over the garden wall about a week ago and was sure i saw one of our boys being pursued by two of something fast and Russian.I decided that my knowledge wasn't good enough to be sure,and it couldn't be right, so forgot about it. Today I find out it is the Indians, they are on joint exercises in Lincolnshire and have brought four noisy things called "Flankers"
Everybody seems to have had a good time...
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 16:19
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Wodrick I just assumed as Spain was once a great Naval power and from the days of conquest met. records would have been kept.

Not sure if the puffins are still there. Been busy.

This is what I'll be getting up to in the near future.

Welcome to the Alderney Week website

I can remember the bunker parties when I was a yoof, incredible.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 16:20
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It's ok I got his number.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 16:24
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Ooh, tis a yacht and you've answered my question, they are still there. I'm going to stop warning on their immediate departure.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 16:34
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Wodrick I just assumed as Spain was once a great Naval power and from the days of conquest met. records would have been kept
And you could also include their LOVE of paperwork and record keeping in the modern era. Maybe it was only in 1942 that a formal Met Office was formed and therefore records.
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Old 30th Jul 2015, 16:43
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Guess who.

Mean fighting machine yon Flankers and sight better looking than those ghastly Typhoons.
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