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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 15:59
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Grafted sound but remarkable visual quality.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 17:24
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Is that where the saying came from, ‘if you want to get ahead, get a hat!’
I didn’t see one chap, not wearing one.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 07:07
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+9C, clear with a 12kt wind from the SW. Scattered at 2500'.

Lots of blossom now out on the garden fruit trees especially the cheery tree.
That will cheer the thrushes and blackbirds up. Partial to a cherry they are.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 08:56
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One was woken from a nap by grandy 2 squawking for to removed from cot.

One soon discovered that sleeping babies (ok 1 yr old) generate a lot oh sh!t when sleeping, and one isnt current or certified for dealing with the ensuing mess. Suffice it to say that babies clothes, sleeping bag plus my shirt n pants are now in the wash.

One is exhausted...

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Old 24th Apr 2018, 09:26
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Morning folks.

Had a very entertaining few minutes watching the confusion in the school car park opposite. There was a couple of delivery lorries with stuff for the work being carried out on the school, dropping their various loads in the school car park whilst parents doing the school run were trying to drive round said lorries only to meet more parents' cars coming in through the 'exit' gate - they thought they were being clever by avoiding the entrance. Much tooting and arm waving. More excitement ensued when one of the bigger lorries was trying to exit via the 'entrance' (it's not a very big car park) only to be met by a Ka who's driver refused to give way. T'was bumper-to-bumper stuff until the Ka driver realised that an 18-tonne lorry trumps her rot-box and she decides to reverse out of the lorry's path onto the main road causing lots of hard braking and 'industrial language' from other drivers. All in the name of saving precious ones having to use their legs to walk to school. During all this 'excitement' one noted that we have appeared to have entered the season of 'sunglasses parked on the top of heads' - it must be summer.

Sausage sarnie for breakfast.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 09:37
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It is usual for builders' activities to be prohibited during school entry and exit times.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 10:19
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All of a sudden I'm all for autonomous cars and not letting some drivers touch the wheel.
Class E license. Escalating electric shocks if steering wheel is touched will be needed.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 12:45
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
It is usual for builders' activities to be prohibited during school entry and exit times.
The lorries were there at 7 o'clock, the impatient parents were arriving at 7.45 for a school start at 9 o'clock. The lorries were on their way out by 8.15.

The parents get there early to get one of the few parking slots then sit in their cars until it's time for the children to go into school at 8.50. In the time they spend sitting in their cars, their kids could be getting some useful exercise by walking to school.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 13:14
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At the grammar school that I attended from 1955 to 1962, there was a boy in my class whose mother accompanied him to school on the bus every morning - and frequently turned up at break time to bring him something to eat.
This wasn't just a one off when he started at age 11/12, but continued throughout the whole of his time to sixth form.
And he wasn't educationally sub-normal - in fact he was quite bright.
I never noticed whether she returned at end of school to take him home.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 13:33
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I pass a Primary School on the way to work in the morning at around 0715. There are already people dropping off their children to attend "Breakfast Club" even though the breakfast club isn't open until 0800. When I was in Primary 'Our Mam' didn't get me out of bed until 0745 and I left the house around 0830, my belly full of porridge, for the walk to school - on my own after moving from Infants to Juniors, aged seven as well. It would have been just too embarrassing to have your mother accompany you to Juniors.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 15:48
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My infants and junior schools were adjacent on the same site. I remember my mother taking me the first day then my older brother took me on his way to his school.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 06:09
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Quite a pleasant start to the day here.Looks like a repeat of yesterday with a wet afternoon.

Angiogram to be done this afternoon. I'll be glad when that's out of the way.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 07:33
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Has the appearance of this forum changed for everyone or have I inadvertently done something to change it?
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 07:39
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Bluey: Radically changed mate! And bloody horrible.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 07:53
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Morning folks.

I read the sticky about the changes yesterday. I didn't expect the forum pages to resemble the wrapping of a supermarket's 'value' product. Probably get used to it after a while.

Day has dawned bright and sunny. Yesterday's rain interrupted the re-laying of some paving slabs - very timely as it was approaching lunch-time. Didn't quite manage to return to tidy up as one enjoyed one's lunch at Belton a bit too much. SWMBO has reminded me that I need to finish what I started yesterday.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 07:55
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Horrible change to the website. What were they thinking? I wonder if they sought FSL's approval ..... we haven't keel-hauled anyone for a while.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 08:43
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All looks a bit odd, dunnit.

A morning of ANZAC commemorations for me, beginning with the Dawn Service at 6:30am, all services well-attended.
Had sausages, and coffee with a Spot of Medicinal Purposes at some point in the morning.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 09:18
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Is that where the saying came from, ‘if you want to get ahead, get a hat!’
I didn’t see one chap, not wearing one.
Surprising number of Straw Boaters, too - in the City ? Why ?

All looks a bit odd, dunnit.
It wern't broke, so why fix it ?

Later .... my post timed at 20.18 was put between a couple timed at 17.09 and 18.33 - so it looked as if I had commented on a post that hadn't been made ! but then .... after editing to make this comment, it was then replaced in the correct time sequence, as now.
QED.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 10:10
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Try this thread:
Ultra Long Range A350
Comes out in the old format!
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 10:12
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
Try this thread:
Ultra Long Range A350
Comes out in the old format!
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