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Old 26th Feb 2015, 07:49
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Greetings Gentlefolk,

Warm (16c) and windy, a weather station not far away and 100m higher than me recorded a gust of 109km/hr overnight.

HF, since your return from Jockistan there seems to be less gloom weatherwise around the EMA, I miss that.

ExA Gas 'ere is subsidised, well the 13Kg bottle is - 17.5€ at present. If one generates Solar power one is taxed on what you would have had from the mains. Lunatic Government.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 07:58
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Mr Hopper very cunningly got the shed for himself by boarding unseen in the dead of night. Smart move...
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 08:09
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It appears I'm having to share accommodation and shower facilities this trip, but I must buy the purser a pint as he's put me in with the distaff side. However, I'd like to know who let Fluffy play with the catnip toy.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 08:17
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Morning peeps wet here little to report except today is Thursday and it will continue to be right up until midnight tonight.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 08:23
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HF, since your return from Jockistan there seems to be less gloom weatherwise around the EMA, I miss that.
There is gloom by the bucketful falling out of the sky at the moment Wodrick. It should appear at 4masts in about 15 minutes.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 08:38
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Morning all, fog with driving drizzle. At least it's warm drizzle.

Looks like they experienced another small earthquake South of Guernsey last night.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 08:39
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Hmmmm, one of our chaps has been awarded the Victoria Cross, been a while since of of them was handed out,a tad surprised the BBC could bring themselves to mention this on their news, I mean after all that Madonna bloke fell off a stage last night at the brit awards,whatever they are much more important newswise in the BBC philosophy
Well don that man.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 08:44
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Wodders That is ridiculous. So they really encourage environmentaly friendly projects then, much So how do they charge? Does it have to go through a meter?
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 09:32
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I am not knowing how or even if just yet, I mean I dunno if it is fact or just a proposal but, in a land ideally suited to solar power, they are or plan to tax it. Hell there are people in the National Parks who are like you - no mains, gennie or solar.
Fortunately I can't afford to go down that route, I have Solar augmented water that's all.

To the Post Office before the 11 o'clock closure.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 09:44
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Morning folks. Wetness and gloom has duly arrived although I think it was held up by the traffic in town as it took a little more than 15 minutes to arrive from Mr HF's bailiwick.

One is giving canal activities a miss today as Mrs 4ma has banned me from having another bout of pneumonia. I may sneak out on Saturday when Mrs 4ma visits Lincoln.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 09:45
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Wodders,

Any Solar Geysers?



These are plumbed into the house water system, the sun just heats the water, no electric stuff involved.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 09:58
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Mutter, mutter, mutter, grumble. Galley plan for this evening was a chook and mushroom barley risotto, but SWMBO has decreed that, as we're going to the theatre* this evening, I've to take her out to dinner first.

*(Robert Powell in Twelve Angry Men)
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 10:17
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Morning folks.

Just returned from supplies trip, sin Aldi, whos management have decided to close the store this week, without notice, to join an extention on to the main store.

Some ludicrous prices about as well, The store from the frozen country is charging €55.10 a kilo for scallops.

Another holiday weekend approaches, with Dia de Andalucia this Saturday.

Wodrick. Another twist on the pension front. The back Spanish State pension I received in January this year, relating to October - December of 2014, is showing for tax record purposes to have been received by me in 2014 and is taxable in 2014.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 11:55
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catnip toy
I think that might be the stowaway He didn't show up for the transfer. I fear he may have been bushwacked by one of the officers. Swines
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 12:30
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I considered having solar panels installed. There was an interesting subsidy on them but when the rep came to measure up there was a sharp intake of breath. Seems I have the wrong sort of roof tiles and they can´t attatch the panels.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 13:14
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Any Solar Geysers?
My next door neighbour has something like that but it has a back up heating element.
Mine is older and has a remote tank with a heating element, The panel is 2sqm and today is being hit by 900w/sqm so no electrics and the water is HOT. There is a noticeable difference when it is being electrically heated as it is quite a lot cooler.
The back Spanish State pension I received in January this year, relating to October - December of 2014, is showing for tax record purposes to have been received by me in 2014 and is taxable in 2014.
Can't blame them for trying
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 14:14
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"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." - Albert Einstein
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 15:21
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You could make your own solar heater. I doubt if any TRABBers would be using soft drink cans though

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Old 26th Feb 2015, 15:25
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Good afternoon!

That was close. Got back from the annual inspection and new specs consultation, and there was an armed guard on the quayside.
Friendly Marine chappie explained that I'd missed the (new) boat, but offered to "run me over" in his speedboat, bless 'im.

I don't scare easily, but...

Bosun's chair is for bosuns, innit?

Anyway, cabin's fine, good stock of communion and other wine (and medicinal Highland Park). Cabin steward is a bit chatty, but I'm sure he'll quieten down.

Did I miss anything?
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 15:30
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Good morning all. Going to be sunny again today but maybe some rain tomorrow and Saturday.

Canuuks broke the system and I wasted 3 hours yesterday repairing it. Woe woe and three times woe
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