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Old 6th Mar 2018, 11:32
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Get yourself a snowlance, Ken

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Old 6th Mar 2018, 12:02
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What a handy gadget! Pity I'd never really have the use for one, we tend to be a bit short of snow hereabouts!
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 16:23
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Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
"Oh! Hello Mr Checkers - nice to see you again. Would you like your usual table?"
I used to know an ex-head chef of the Savoy.

He told me that the Savoy was meticulous about recording customer preferences and they had a hand written record of guests and their foibles/tastes etc.

He said that guests were made to feel extra special when after a 10-year hiatus the waiter would say at breakfast, "I've put your usual Coopers Vintage Oxford Thick Cut Marmalade on the table sir."

I wouldn't mind betting that the ubiquitous computer has helped muck that sort of service up!
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 17:13
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I took my (then new) wife to a college summer ball ten years after leaving, and the porter greeted me by my correct name as we walked in.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 00:03
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An interesting toy for getting a sprinkling of powder off the roof, G-CPTN, but I don't know why she's bothering.

I'd feel a little under-gunned tackling this with that .

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Old 7th Mar 2018, 01:35
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Don't you have bob-a-job in your neck of the woods, Ken?
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 03:42
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That's a good idea DG101. The Scouts are a thing so perhaps I should get on the blower to Skip and get him to send out a Patrol of boys in shorts. And if we lose a few down crevasses or to hypothermia, I'm sure no-one would notice. (And that should have been Checkboard rather than G-CPTN). Oops.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 04:56
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Hopefully we've seen the last of the season's snow here.
+1C and partly cloudy here this morning.

A couple of missed stitches have appeared on my tum, so it's off to the Royal
this morning to have them hauled out. While I'm there there will be the ritual
emptying of the arm and the monthly erythropoietin injection. It's the only
way to start the day.

Enjoy the skiing Mr and Mrs Checkers.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 06:28
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Morning folks.

Not too bad a start to the day weather wise.

Mug of tea presented by SWMBO, plus some toast. Just waiting for the arrival of no 2 grandson - the living room carpet is currently clear of toys: a situation that will change very rapidly.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 07:03
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What a difference a week brings.
Last week all white.
This week all wet.
Restore all canals and let them be filled with rain.
What is the best piece of Classical Music: to sonically accompany the downpour?
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 08:41
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Handel. Water music suite in D major?
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 08:45
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Home from the hospital already. In fact left 10 minutes before I got there,
if you know what I mean. The sutures came out easily and Mrs HF was
successfully tutored in giving me my epo jab. She didn't feel a thing.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 10:14
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Originally Posted by Yamagata ken View Post
That's a good idea DG101. The Scouts are a thing so perhaps I should get on the blower to Skip and get him to send out a Patrol of boys in shorts. And if we lose a few down crevasses or to hypothermia, I'm sure no-one would notice. (And that should have been Checkboard rather than G-CPTN). Oops.
This lad would be only too delighted to be in the Scouts and involved in clearing snow instead of clearing chimneys!

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Old 7th Mar 2018, 17:10
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An interesting toy for getting a sprinkling of powder off the roof, G-CPTN, but I don't know why she's bothering.
It seems to work pretty well, even on deep pack dense snow -

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Old 7th Mar 2018, 17:37
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Originally Posted by Capn Notarious View Post
.........Restore all canals and let them be filled with rain.................

Our society are trying to do precisely that. Here's a photo of the latest major landmark - the upper temporary dam was removed yesterday and the canal has returned to the restored lock as far as the stop planks. The gates are currently being made and should be with us by the end of this month.

IMG_1740.JPG
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 19:20
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Some food for thought

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Old 7th Mar 2018, 20:12
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I don't think that the drain and associated manhole cover about 30 yards up was put in in 312 AD.
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 05:28
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4mastacker - I've been most impressed; you and your Society are doing splendid work on these canal and lock restorations - well done
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 05:47
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Originally Posted by Checkboard View Post
An interesting toy for getting a sprinkling of powder off the roof, G-CPTN, but I don't know why she's bothering.
If he has photovoltaic panels on the roof the clearing job becomes worthwhile
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 06:46
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Morning folks.

Slightly overcast this morning, quite mild outside and one is wondering why the guessers have issued a yellow snow warning for the area.

Living room currently clear but will resemble Pontypandy* fire station in a short while.






*fans of Fireman Sam will understand.
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