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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 14:29
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Better dig out those shorts and T-shirts then, Blackie.
Heh-heh!
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 21:26
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When kids had to make their own entertainment...

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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 04:53
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The Elfin Safe-T people would have synchronised heart attacks if they saw that, ric!!
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 04:56
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Looks a bit like some parts of Glasgow that I know!
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 08:09
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Good morning from the frozen wastelands.
I relented yesterday, girded my loins and went to the Royal for my scheduled
blood test after which I met up with Mrs HF in a pretty much deserted Derby.
I'm not surprised as the weather was truly horrible mainly due to an
easterly wind which cut straight through to your soul.

Things are a little better today in that the wind had dropped but it's still only
-2C but is now misty.

On this day in 1974, a Turkish airliner en route to London crashed near Paris,
killing all 345 people on board. Among the victims were 200 passengers, many
of them British, who had been transferred from British Airways flights cancelled
because of a strike by engineers at London airport.
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 08:28
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Morning folks.

Grey, misty with a thin dusting of white stuff from last night. Senior daughter managed to get back to her place in the north of the county after being stranded at our house for a couple of days. Poor girl, she had to suffer being pampered by her mum & dad. Junior daughter left the boys with us as school/nursery were closed; that was fun, towing the boys around on a sledge with lots of falling off into the snow.

No canal work today as Mary doesn't go out in the snow, therefore no chocolate flapjacks, cakes or tea before we start. Can't do stuff in those circumstances. Besides, apparently the boats are frozen onto their moorings.
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 09:28
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Weather condition: "not snowing". Overnight frost followed by a fine sunny day. Late a.m. I got up on the garage roof and cut off a 50cm layer of snow which was projecting about 50cm past the edge of the roof. Old age has set in. My sense of balance has gone to cock, and I find snow covered roofs perilous and stressfull.

Late p.m. I fired up the Suzuki for my wine run. Good news is my balance on the bike is fine, and still much better than when I rode it home from Tokyo last May (seven hours, half of it in the wet).
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 10:50
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Originally Posted by Yamagata ken View Post
My sense of balance has gone to cock.
As a youngster, I was a choirboy, and every Ascension Day we had to climb up a ladder (with a rotating rung) and out of the belfry onto the roof of the Abbey to sing 'Hail the day that sees Him rise'.
I was also a bellringer and regularly climbed the narrow winding stairs and even 'played' along the clerestory (a narrow passageway with no barrier along one side with a drop of several hundred feet on the open side).

Recently, the Abbey held an open day with tours of the belfry - I really struggled (physically and mentally) on the climb - which I would have bounded up as a teenager.

Wobbly knees . . .
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 05:41
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28.1C here at present.
Neighbour nearby having a barbecue yesterday evening and tonight, and the smell from their burnt offerings is coming in all my windows.
Not quite the ambience one wants in one's boudoir...

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Old 4th Mar 2018, 07:37
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It snowed a little overnight but the warmer air is at last coming through, 0C.
Foggy, vis 150m, but the great thing is it is chucking it down with proper
wet rain which is washing the snow away. Forecast is for a high of +6C today.
Positively tropical.

March the fourth be with you - hmm, that didn't work

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the RNLI in 1824.
Originally known as National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 08:03
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March the fourth be with you - hmm, that didn't work
Made me smile, HF

A malevolent cousin of the IF was out and about again last night - the Radiator Noise Fairy. Equipped with a hammer, they bang loudly on bedroom radiators in the small hours at random intervals.

Got up, checked boiler pressure, bled radiator, tried all the usual remedies. RNF wasn't deterred. Ended up turning the central heating back on to stop the noise. This task has now migrated to the top of husband's Things To Do NOW list when he's back from his skiing.......
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 08:21
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Today would have been my Mother's 107th birthday - had she not died 30 years ago.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 08:29
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Originally Posted by Rather be Gardening View Post
Ended up turning the central heating back on to stop the noise.
You've only gone and done it now. RBG boils RNF. The IFs are going to be well upset about that.

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Old 4th Mar 2018, 08:53
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Oh no! Would a can of Raid work on them, do you think?
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 08:59
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Morning folks.

Misty outside and it appears to be raining. We had a fall of snow late last night which covered the road and paths but all is clear!!

No visits from the IF although there was a gentle prompt from its cousin when the central heating started up. Mug of tea currently being taken.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 09:20
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Originally Posted by Rather be Gardening View Post
Oh no! Would a can of Raid work on them, do you think?
One can only but hope.

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Old 4th Mar 2018, 10:17
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March forth and multiply. Does that work?

Rain here, business as usual.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 12:06
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The snowman in the back garden (Mr Frosty) isn't looking well. His hair has fallen out, all but one tooth has gone and he has lost his nose and an eye.

Poor chap.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 13:19
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 13:20
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That snowman reminds me of someone.

The WRENS were originally going to be called the Women's Auxiliary Naval Corps but for some reason they changed their minds....
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