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Old 4th Feb 2016, 07:49
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Morning peeps, damp and dull here, fettled yon hard disk recorder, removed hard disk and gave it a quick format,working fine again.

By Gum! Ah supped some stuff last night.
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 08:40
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Morning folks.

Couldn't be arrsed going to the gym so having extra tea instead.

Not raining.
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 08:57
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Having just watched the weather on BBC 1 I was very impressed by the warm fronts.
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 09:44
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One breakfasted on a Scotch Egg this morning rather than one's normal toast and marmalade,long story, one shall not go into detail on how this came about.
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 11:29
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Meanwhile in Thailand . . .

The 1935 Playing Cards Act prohibits individuals from possessing more than 120 playing cards.
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 14:47
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Matt LeBlanc? ? I mean the man is a dammed colonial.
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 15:16
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Just watched a clip of him getting orgasmic over a 1m 42.1 lap of the Top Gear track.
My lad did it in 1m 42.0 and he did it in a car with a staff member (large) sat in the front seat with him and a full tank of fuel (they had just refuelled prior to his run).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132499...posted-public/
Incidentally, he was also marginally faster than Hamilton (1.42.9) and Mark Webber (1.43.1)
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 15:49
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But the prog is not about cars, I have not the slightest interest in motor vehicles (cept Trams Trains and Buses of course) but I never missed a episode of top gear.
The media is going to tear it apart even if the public initially give it the thumbs up, wont last more than two seasons,that's all the feckwits at the BBC deserve for their stupidity.
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 17:11
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Little and Large.

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Old 4th Feb 2016, 20:02
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Usually I am a hard hearted sod about people ( but very soft re animals ) but this story made even nasty old me find a bit of dust in my eye.

https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/30733178...vourite-nurse/
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 20:35
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I wonder where Nurse Waddington is 60 years on?
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 22:16
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Nice shot of Penshaw Monument, must have drove past it in the distance a million times but never actually been up to it and touched it.
Suppose to be on the hill the Lampton Worm wrapped itself round seven times.

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Old 4th Feb 2016, 22:23
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Pontop Pike?
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 22:32
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Yer I think so, I can see it out me back window so always had plenty of signal.
Think Burnhope is a couple of miles further north.
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Old 4th Feb 2016, 22:52
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My Aunty Anna lived at Penshaw, grumpy old bugger she was. She was the second oldest of the twelve Arvidsons, my Ma was the second youngest and there was not much love lost between them, so visiting was always a duty rather than a pleasure.

On a fine day you could see Penshaw Monument from Newcastle Airport, most of the time in the Sixties we spotters had sod all else to peer at through our binoculars.
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Old 5th Feb 2016, 07:15
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FRIDAY!! It is here anyway.

Sore calf muscle this morning from a short, sharp attack of cramp
in the night. My yelling woke me up.

Here's an interesting site if you have any interest in UK telephone
exchanges and their associated gubbins.
If you scroll to the bottom of the opening page you can click on some
interesting little areas.
A site for sheddites.

Telephones UK - Modern BT Telephone Exchange
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Old 5th Feb 2016, 07:32
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Morning peeps cloudy and warmer here,had the contract to look after the CCTV that surrounded the large telephone exchanges oop north, some as far south from me as Sheffield.oddly enough all the CCTV pictures were fed back to the Telephone exchange and headquarters on the Team Valley in Gateshead.

Here's another of Penshaw Monument that I took when out on me Google Street View bicycle once.
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Old 5th Feb 2016, 09:19
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Mr D,

Yon speel cheker went daft!

Worm not word.

Soft southerners wouldn't know what yer were on about anyaway.
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Originally Posted by handsfree View Post

All about the old worldwide TELEX system.

The Telex Service

Those were the days!!! All long gone in the U.K. now of course
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Old 5th Feb 2016, 09:40
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Thank you Mr Ian error rectified,keyboard given a sound thrashing.
Some of those exchanges where huge buildings, all the telephone gear down in the basement and dozens of rooms workshops canteens and such on the floors above must have been hundereds of employees worked and stationed there at one time,all but deserted when I was doing the servicing,even had to climb over some heafty fencing to get at the job sometimes as nobody there at all.
Like walking around a ghost ship they were.
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