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Old 24th Mar 2018, 09:22
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Drizzly here as well but a high of +10C forecast for later.
Clocks go forward tonight.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 10:47
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A lot of the trees are encrusted with Ivy which makes them top-heavy - a bit of wind and it's Sperlash!!
He's a lumberjack and he's okay ...
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 11:35
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Originally Posted by 4mastacker View Post
Morning folks.

Drizzly.

Off for another day of lifting fallen trees out of me canal. Managed to get two out yesterday. A lot of the trees are encrusted with Ivy which makes them top-heavy - a bit of wind and it's Sperlash!!
Doing some root canal work today 4m?
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 11:39
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Just don't be barking orders about. Wouldn't do to have fell out with the others, you would only pine later.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 12:14
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Wooden yew know we'd get tree puns! Knot that I would ever do such a thing of course, it goes against the grain. Take a bough, Willium and hifly ... then we'd better make a run for it before someone copse a hiding.

Just watched the first ever Qantas non-stop flight Perth - London fly over my place.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 12:35
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Who'da thunk it? Civilisation only 17 hours away?

From London that is.....
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 12:55
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Just watched the first ever Qantas non-stop flight Perth - London fly over my place.
But it isn't the 1st Qantas non-stop flight between UK and Oz.

Qantas once flew a Boeing 747-400 from Heathrow to Sydney, without any fare paying passengers.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 15:06
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The first non-stop passenger flight then, Ian, and the first from Perth to London. Ah ... here we go, a link to the one from Heathrow to Sydney ... link to story.

Careful there, Willium ... good job you added that bit at the end even though it was in a smaller size.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 17:26
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
The first non-stop passenger flight then, Ian, and the first from Perth to London. Ah ... here we go, a link to the one from Heathrow to Sydney ... link to story.

Careful there, Willium ... good job you added that bit at the end even though it was in a smaller size.
According to the article,
In addition to the five pilots, there were two cabin crew and sixteen passengers aboard for the planned 19 hour 52 minute flight.
But I stongly suspect the 'passengers' were 'journalists' on a jolly.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 20:58
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Playing outside in all weathers with imaginative use of milk crates. Some folk didn't have a hat though.

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Old 24th Mar 2018, 21:41
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Doing some root canal work today 4m?
We thought about hanging a plaque where a stump remained as it was a bit difficult to extract, so we called it a day at 2.30.
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 22:31
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Originally Posted by 4mastacker View Post
2.30.
My favourite appointment time.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 01:31
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We thought about hanging a plaque where a stump remained as it was a bit difficult to extract,
Went through that last week, 3 stumps to dig out but they did give in eventually. Not pleasant. Remedial work planned for Wednesday, as a start, the next month stretches before one.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 03:24
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Dynamite hates stumps.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 06:02
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But I stongly suspect the 'passengers' were 'journalists' on a jolly.
That would make sense, Ian ... Qantas would have definitely wanted that historic venture well covered and publicised.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 08:34
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Good morning.
There's a strange yellow thing hanging in the sky.
What's even more peculiar is that the sky is a blue colour.
What does this mean ?
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 08:38
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Morning folks.

2 x grandsons doing a stopover = no chance of a lie in.

One extra large mug of tea being had to stabilise disruption to body clock.

We've got that yellow/blue thing as well........most strange!!
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 09:49
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There's a strange yellow thing hanging in the sky.
What's even more peculiar is that the sky is a blue colour.
What does this mean ?
Clearly it is a portent of great significance, handsfree. The fact that 4ma is seeing it as well surely indicates that it can not be ignored and appropriate action must be taken at once before the situation worsens.

I recommend that both of you go out and sacrifice your firstborns immediately.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 09:51
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Don't tempt me.

Misty and minging a bit further south.

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Old 25th Mar 2018, 15:44
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Just back from a lovely long walk along one of the Broads with hound and senior sprolette. The latter not happy that her football team lost its first game of the season yesterday.
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