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Old 28th Aug 2015, 20:43
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Just got in 20 mins ago. Set off at 1415. A nightmare of caravans and people who don't know how to drive on motorways. Feet up now. Vets breakfast tomorrow.
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 21:06
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If the majority of them report your post, it could be viewed as offensive and you could get tin-binned.
Now there's an interesting idea.
Why are you going to eat some poor vet's breakfast tomorrow Nigel?
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Old 28th Aug 2015, 21:31
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Nigel,

We don't see that many caravans where we live but we do get inundated with "motorhomes" and they are nearly as bad.
One of several motoring pleasures that we straight away noticed when we emigrated was indeed the lack of slow moving
rolling mobile road blocks swaying all over the road. Their road tax or as it's called over here "rego" should be treble
the amount of the towing vehicle and they should only be allowed to move between the hours of 01:00 to 05:00.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 06:57
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Morning peeps a sunny start here and it's Saturday,news today rather ironic, five thousand trying to get in and the Met have their knickers in a twist about four buggering off the other way.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 07:47
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It is indeed a strange old world Mr D.
In another article scientists have concluded that the only sure way to avoid
a hangover is not to drink too much alcohol.
Really.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 08:04
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The idiot "New research indicates" health bolix discovery has become a silly filler along with the latest celeb story virtually evey morning in on our main news channels of late.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 08:14
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Nigel's mercenaries are due to lose at home today to a newly promoted club, where I used to be a season ticket holder.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 08:29
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Good morning all. Sunny here. Knee hurting bad this morning will see if the pain killers kick in.

Nigel's mercenaries are due to lose at home today to a newly promoted club, where I used to be a season ticket holder.
Side bet??

Whilst typing has suddenly gone dark out there!!
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 10:56
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Enjoying a strawberry sandwich and just watched a DDA DC3 fly over. At EHBK today, doing pleasure flights
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 11:04
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I am proudly watering two prune trees. Plenty of fruits but I don't bother with them.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 11:51
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where is the pleasure in a flight in a DC-3 ?
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 13:25
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Whilst typing has suddenly gone dark out there!!
That would be the Chief Caravanner from Planet Tin Tent wanting a word with you about casting nasturtiums upon caravanners and caravans.





However I have to agree with you about mad caravanners - with very few exceptions only the mad ones tow their caravans over a bank holiday weekend.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 15:32
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where is the pleasure in a flight in a DC-3 ?
That was my first flight as a 7 year old from Speke to Guernsey. I was allowed to sit in the Captains seat as well. Unfortunately we didn't make Guernsey as it was fogged in. We landed at Hurn airport. The next day we set off for Guernsey again, but still fogged in, although we did get glimpses of greenhouses below. Then diverted to Jersey, where we stayed overnight on the ferry and it sailed the next day. The 10 day holiday was therefore shortened.

Seems today and hopefully tomorrow that teams who normally wear red shirts aren't having much luck.

That would be the Chief Caravanner from Planet Tin Tent wanting a word with you about casting nasturtiums upon caravanners and caravans
Rightly so. They should pay extra road tax for causing slow moving traffic on minor roads, thus using said road for longer than necessary.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 16:03
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Today I have been mainly attending an agricultural tractor event (well, it was very local to me, so I could hardly refuse).

For the princely sum of 1 I was allowed to spend ten minutes using a 360 degree excavator (never even sat in one before).
Instead of a bucket, there was a chain with a steel 'pin' hanging down which you had to navigate into the top of a traffic cone.

It took me fully five minutes to manage the first one.

Apparently, youngsters who are familiar with keyboard games are able to handle such machinery as second nature.
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 17:37
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I was allowed to sit in the Captains seat as well
Be thankful it wasn't Captain Robertson. He'd at least have expected you to sit on his knee
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Old 29th Aug 2015, 22:35
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but some people may have enjoyed sitting on Captain Robertson's knee!

PUMPS ON!
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Old 30th Aug 2015, 03:12
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The Insomnia Fairy has travelled to 59N once more. Went to bed at 11pm, gave up and got up at 1am. Sat reading until 3am then decided to have an early breakfast. Now about to try again for some sleep.
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Old 30th Aug 2015, 06:34
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Good morning all. Dull out there. Bed at 120 am first wake up at 330am. Woke again at 615, decided to just lie there. Pretty dull outside, but hopefully the sun will shine on Swansea.
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Old 30th Aug 2015, 06:34
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Morning all. Cool grey and damp as is traditional for a Bank Holiday week end. Makes little difference to me, will be inside all day recording.
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Old 30th Aug 2015, 07:13
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Overcast but not the horrible day that was forecast.

For the second day running the insomnia fairy has ignored me and I've had
two really good nights of deep sleep. Not sure if I can handle this.
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