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Old 25th Feb 2018, 05:39
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That's great, Avi!! Now if you need someone to help you with all that money I have a friend in Nigeria who is very good at that sort of thing.
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 06:16
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I'm always willing to take a few millions off your hands to ease the burden.
It could help pay for my likely hefty heating bill.
-3C this morning, feels like -9C. Few clouds at 2000' and it even looks
perishing through the windows.

Time for the porridge to be brought into production.
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 09:17
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Well, I've not won the Euromillions either.

Come on, who was it. Drapes? You could afford a diamond encrusted peg if you have.
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 09:28
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Get in there. 2.60 for two numbers, a whacking 10p profit.

Breakfast of a fresh Bloedworst picked up at a butchers in Dendermonde the other day. Nice fried with apple.

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Old 25th Feb 2018, 21:51
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Each year I watch the development of Decorah Eagles, Ustream.TV: Watch the Decorah Eagles!.
What I find amazing is what persuades a bird to sit long hours on the nest, having laid an egg - having spent months 'flying free' without attention to a nest (since the previous brood fledged).
Instinct is a strange phenomenon.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 03:57
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For some reason we have had the most unbelievably cool summer this year. Ordinarily from January to March we could expect day after day of temps in the high thirties and even low forties but this year there's been none of that. Today, for example, is a very cool and overcast 24 degrees C and for most of the summer I've actually had to use a light duvet ... it's unheard of! They reckon it's been the coolest summer in two decades.

I conclude that Ibbie has done the right thing and hauled that big, hot yellow thing back up north! Thanks darls!
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 06:45
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Cold.

My kind of day. Job cancelled at very short notice so stay indoors and drink tea and get paid for it.

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Old 26th Feb 2018, 06:48
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Well if he has Bluey then it has got lost in transit somewhere.
-2C (windchill -6C), cloudy and a forecast of light snow showers.

Back to the hospital this morning for blood tests to check I'm still viable as
a human being, have my puncture holes inspected and the stitches removed
of which i think there are about 16. Then to the Sons of Morris and home
and a battening down of the hatches.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 07:03
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Morning folks.

A dusting of white stuff for this part of East Midlands but its not stopped our paper boy delivering on time - good lad!

One has a day on me lock restoration project today and I have been told its a bonfire day to get rid of a load of bushes and small trees that have been cut down to clear the working area at the next lock for our attention. Should be able to keep warm if we can get the fire going. Meanwhile, porridge, blueberries and a large mug of tea being taken to give a good start to the day.
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 20:01
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Has everyone been hiding today??

Spent the day having bonfires at the next lock to be given some TLC. Here's a photo of the off-side wall - under all them weeds, brambles and blackthorn is what's left of the wall after it collapsed a few years ago.


IMG_1712.jpg
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 20:29
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Originally Posted by 4mastacker View Post
Has everyone been hiding today??
Apart from it being Monday (a typically quiet evening for going out socialising), the threat of serious disruption of travel due to threatened snow (some chance!) the village is particularly quiet this evening, with the Chinese restaurant devoid of customers when I walked past.
Given that most visitors will have to travel from the surrounding hill settlements, it is understandable that they may have decided to stay put at home - though the forecast is for no precipitation before 3am Tuesday.
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 03:14
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Apart from it being Monday (a typically quiet evening for going out socialising), the threat of serious disruption of travel due to threatened snow (some chance!) the village is particularly quiet this evening, with the Chinese restaurant devoid of customers when I walked past.
Given that most visitors will have to travel from the surrounding hill settlements, it is understandable that they may have decided to stay put at home - though the forecast is for no precipitation before 3am Tuesday.
There is a significant snow fall at Grosmont station on the North York Moors Railway, webcam here
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 03:58
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Owing to a distinct lack of the white stuff round these parts I am off to work. No doubt I'll come across some on me travels.

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Old 27th Feb 2018, 04:28
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There's none to be seen around here either although it's forecast for later.
There's a much bigger problem here with the invasion of the insomnia fairies.
You would think -3C would have kept them tucked up in their burrows.
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 07:49
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Morning folks.

A bit of whiteness here with the odd, random flake falling even though the sun is shining, but it doesn't seem to be as bad as the guessers were trying to make out.

I thought the IF were visiting last night but it turned out it was SWMBO coming to bed in the early hours after having fallen asleep in her armchair.
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 09:10
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Having anticipated little or no snow, we have 8cm (verified by the weather station at Albemarle Barracks).
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 09:56
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Sadly, at 1615hrs South Aussie time today our companion Animal, Whiskers the Cat, departed this life, after sharing her life with Mrs Pinky and I for the last 15 years.

I have never before known a Cat to show the affection for any Human as did this lovely Cat do for us, especially to Mrs Pinky. (wish I could post some piccies I have to show this.)

Whiskers was a tiny Female Cat, rescued by an Animal Refuge who passed her on to us. She was always a bit sickly but battled on.

Only yesterday was she diagnosed with inoperable bladder cancer which, incidentally, the Vet informed us was very rarely found in Cats.

She now is no longer suffering, and awaits us at that Rainbow Bridge.
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 10:00
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Snowing here. I got the Suzuki off axle stands and fired up yesterday (it took a full battery plus a recharge to get it going). A short run on the bike to buy wine told me its still too cold for motorcycling. Suzuki is set up to run on the first warm day. Forecast is for snow all week.
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 10:23
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Pinky
Commiserations.
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 11:47
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Pinky, commiserations too, it's heartbreaking when a beloved animal departs.

At the age of two I was given a kitten who I named Pinky because she had a pinkish ginger face. She was always there for me and one of my greatest regrets is that she died alone at home aged 15 and I wasn't there for her.
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