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Old 15th Oct 2017, 08:50
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Early mist now burned away and a brightish start to the day. Bags packed for a three day jaunt oop north in the smalley wagon. Not looking forward to the forecast winds.

We has a few of those hybrid ducks in the local park. Wondered what they were, not that the long dog is bothered. Ducks, squirrels, pigeons, footballs, passing wheelchairs...., all potential playmates to him.
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 09:18
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Morning folks.

Now you mention it, there does seem to be an element of the Muscovy about them. I was wondering if they were unwanted pets and had been dumped - the one nearest the camera seems to have had its wings clipped.

I took the picture from the workboat which we had recovered after the failure the previous day. The fix required some hammering and banging - no reference to the norty goings-on on HM Submarines please - and a few ripe words plus a 15mm spanner which wasn't in the tool kit and required a "short" trek back to the car.

Today is a day of leisure apart from a complete muck-out of bunny's hutch.
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 13:50
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Good news.

Conjoined twins born in a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo have survived a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike to be separated.
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 20:50
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Checkers - You may like to know I have just put out the bins out ready for emptying tomorrow.

Here in the Royal Borough of Greenwich we have blue for recycling, black for landfill and green for garden/organics.

All are collected weekly.
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 21:42
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We have green bins for landfill (they were the first bins introduced and it was considered that green would blend into our mainly rural environs).
Then recycling raised its head - so we got black bins that alternate week by week for collection.
Brown bins were introduced for garden waste, and collection was free (on a monthly cycle independent of the other two), but now gardeners have to pay £31 to have their cuttings collected - even though they recycle it and sell it back as compost.

Building rubble and the like has to be paid for to be deposited at the 'recycling' centre.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 00:40
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For those who may be affected by the very high winds heading towards the UK


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Old 16th Oct 2017, 04:50
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When moving area do they provide appropriate retraining for the elderly and confused on the new colour coding that is to control their garbage habits ?

Green here for recyclable, and a slightly smaller 'grey' to them (black to me) for landfill on alternate weeks + a 'charged for' brown one for garden waste which accompanies the green on alternate weeks plus bagged textiles.

On the 'grey week', small electrical items may accompany - and small green 'food bins' can be handled on any week.

The District council has a 'binzone' on their website that must have cost megabucks to develop which has lots of database queries (by day, area or specific address) accompanied by moving graphics to further confuse the issue.

Reminds me - must put the bins out on the way to the pub tonight !

- grey bin, food bin and small electrical items (that's good - coffee machine has expired and is being replaced today) this week I am told

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Old 16th Oct 2017, 05:22
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Morning folks.

The IF has struck again.

One is having a mug of tea whilst waiting for the rest of the day to start. Black as a witch's armpit out there,but can't hear any wind blowing. Off to me lock restoration later - the edge capping stones are nearly all done but there's still things to do in the lock entrance.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 07:32
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The IF got around last night in the East Mids last night then.

Just turning to light and chucking it down. A bit of a breeze and 14C.
Looks to be slightly misty as well. From what I can see on Ventusky
it looks as if we will escape the worst of the winds.
I wouldn't care to be on the Irish Sea today or for that matter camping in
Ireland or the Scottish Borders. Ricardian could well get a good buffeting
tomorrow.
It will be interesting to see where the Isle of Man ends up after getting the
full force of the storm up it's chuff.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 07:56
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... and his brother has been in Oxfordshire most of the bloody night !
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 09:20
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While the IF sister was lurking in sarf London. What's going on?
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 10:11
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Already blowing like heck here, and picking up speed. Glad I harvested the last of the apples yesterday or they'd be in Swansea by now. Dog seems to have got the message that a walk ain't gonna happen today..... Best of luck to our friends further west and north.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 11:30
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Jó napot mindenki!

Been taking Valeriana for a few weeks for the insomnia / restless leg syndrome. Seems to work a treat, though of course not suitable for everybody.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 12:02
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... and his brother has been in Oxfordshire most of the bloody night !
While the IF sister was lurking in sarf London. ...
... and a close cousin working hard in Australia.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 12:07
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Hands up anybody that got a good sleep last night
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 16:12
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Loads of trees down, roofs and cars damaged here. Shall wait for the gale to drop a bit before venturing out to see what's what. Mother Nature is being a bit of a lady dog today.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 16:40
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A bit windy at me lock today but got stuff done.

The birds seemed affected by the sun being partially obscured by all that [email protected] in the air. They were deathly quiet for quite a while and one of my colleagues commented that it was almost as if we were having a total eclipse due to the low light levels.

The final edge capping stone was laid at the lock today. Here's a couple of reprobates checking the stone is laid level and square. We then adjourned for a cup of tea to mark the 'topping out'.

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Old 16th Oct 2017, 16:47
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... and a close cousin working hard in Australia.
Cure for insomnia. Read the Brexit thread.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 18:53
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Fine work there, 4MA. Sound for generations to come.

Gales dying down a bit, enough to wander the garden. Several trees down, mostly spruce and birch. Fingers crossed, nothing structural so far. Some other peeps haven't fared so well.

Most of the boats moored in the Haven had the sense to clear their craft off the moorings before the weather hit. One didn't, and his/her foresail is a shredded mess, flailing in the gale. Just goes to show the strength of the wind - I couldn't tear a sail with my bare hands, even after 3 Weetabix.
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Old 16th Oct 2017, 18:57
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Parked up at Tebay at the bottom of Shap Fell for the night. Persistently raining and gusting well over 50. Discretion being the better part and all that.

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