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Old 13th Oct 2017, 15:52
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Checkers - keeping the traditions and title of this thread alive and well.....
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 16:55
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This thread has turned to garbage. And speaking of which, our local council has now issued us with three bins. The recycling bin (yellow lid) stays as usual but instead of the big, general rubbish bin we now have a smaller one (red lid) plus a new "compost material" bin (lime green lid) for all organic/compostable/garden rubbish things. We have also been given a "caddy" for organic kitchen scraps with special little liners made from fully compostable vegetable cellulose to be deposited in said "organic" bins.

Here endeth the garbage report!
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 17:22
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We have a black bin for rubbish, blue one for recyclables and a brown for garden rubbish. The council has just decided to charge us for the brown one, 36 per year because they say, there is no statutory requirement to provide one. I suppose I'll cough up because it is so useful.
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 17:37
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I knew it!! Bliddy IF put a curse on the boat - broken shear pin and a seized prop shaft plus a four mile walk back to base being the result. If the 2at turns up tonight there will be bother, mark my words.

Weatherwise , a pleasant if a bit windy on the cut, temperature reached 20C although blood was at boiling point due to boat's failure.

Binmen turned up at 7.33 this morning.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 08:16
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Seized prop shaft ! Been there, done that. Annoying isn't it ?

A beautiful start to the day. 16C already with 20C forecast again.

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings fought in .........
Answers on a postcard.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 08:20
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What a pleasant morning. A few minor chores to perform and then a leave warrant has been issued for some beer this afternoon. Lazy evening.

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Old 14th Oct 2017, 10:49
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It's the trouble's birthday today. It's also the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

I'm sure there's a joke there somewhere but due to the fact the students two doors down decided to have a noisy party last night I'm not really on form.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 11:45
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Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings fought in .........
Errrrm ... Hastings? Sir, sir ... it was fought in Hastings.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 12:12
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it was fought in Hastings.
Senlac Hill wasn't it?

They would have fought it a bit closer to Hastings but the A21 got in the way. It's still bloody bunged up to this day.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 12:21
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Bluey: Wrong! Apparently. The latest evidence is that it was fought on what is now a mini roundabout on the outskirts of Battle. About 6 or 7 miles from Hastings. To be fair though, it was a bit before my time!
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 14:08
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I was born in Hastings, 50 years ago.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 14:47
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Checkers ... are you having a bit of a problem with having turned 50? There's nothing wrong with being old you know.

The latest evidence is that it was fought on what is now a mini roundabout on the outskirts of Battle.
They must have had to take turns at fighting ... just a few at a time. Bit like five-a-side football or indoor cricket.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 14:56
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According to Wiki, the battle was actually at Battle.
Coincidence?
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 14:58
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...and combatants could only advance clockwise around the roundabout.
So were they always stabbing their opponents in the back?
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 16:05
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
This thread has turned to garbage. And speaking of which, our local council has now issued us with three bins. The recycling bin (yellow lid) stays as usual but instead of the big, general rubbish bin we now have a smaller one (red lid) plus a new "compost material" bin (lime green lid) for all organic/compostable/garden rubbish things. We have also been given a "caddy" for organic kitchen scraps with special little liners made from fully compostable vegetable cellulose to be deposited in said "organic" bins.

Here endeth the garbage report!
Orkney has a population of about 20,000 most of which (17,000 or so) live on mainland Orkney, fewer than 10,000 households. In 2015 Orkney Islands Council purchased a total almost 34,000 wheelie bins.

Initial report in "The Orcadian"

Shock horror at the number of spare bins
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 17:32
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Saw these two birds on me canal today. I know a Mallard when I see one, but we couldn't come up what type of duck they are. Any twitchers out there who can ID them?

IMG_1534.jpg
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 00:18
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Thems is Dinner Ducks. Just need a little preparation.
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 04:27
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1066 and all that ?
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 07:42
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4mastacker - if I saw those ducks at the local pond I'd be suspecting they had some Muscovy ancestry...
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 08:30
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They do look as if they could be a Muscovy/Mallard cross. Unusual for a
Ruddy duck not to have got there first.

A grey start to the day here but fairly calm and warm. Stormy weather forecast for the west of the UK tomorrow.
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