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Old 13th May 2018, 15:16
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Mrs 4ma is on jury service soon and had to buy "something appropriate" to wear.
As a retired jury officer, that's deffo my "area", 4ma. "Neat and tidy" is the prescribed standard, no need for anything out of the ordinary, just yer average day dress. I hope the poor thing doesn't get stuck on something like an eight week fraud trial consisting of reams and reams of facts, figures, days and dates ... unless she's an accountant of course, in which case she might enjoy it!

Oh ... further to that, tell her to make sure she wears something comfortable and takes a warm jacket. She may spend a long time just sitting around and court rooms tend to be quite cold to accommodate the warmth of judge's heavy robes. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance ... our jury system here mirrors that of the UK (if that's where you are) and I may be able to help if Mrs 4ma has not done jury service before and is nervous about it. Obviously I will not be able to comment on the trial itself but I may be able to help with questions about procedure.

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Old 13th May 2018, 15:52
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A very happy birthday to the FSL from Somerset.
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Old 13th May 2018, 16:45
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And it's another Happy Birthday to Admiral Draper from me!
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Old 13th May 2018, 16:52
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A very happy birthday to Mr Draper, we are longing to see you return to posting in these hallowed pages
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Old 13th May 2018, 19:01
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Thanks Mme Bluey. I will pass that useful info on to SWMBO - she shivers at just the thought of room heating being anything less than that required to melt lead.
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Old 13th May 2018, 23:05
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Happy Birthday Tony
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Old 14th May 2018, 02:57
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Birthday greetings, Mr D -

All hands to dance and skylark
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Old 14th May 2018, 03:00
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I always used to smile, 4ma, when it was summer here (very hot) and the potential jurors would be taken to their courtrooms ready for selection. Generally, the men would be wearing light clothing and the women even lighter garments with little strappy tops and bare arms. Those who were selected to try the case would sit through the morning's procedure slowly turning blue and at lunchtime when I dismissed them they all fled outside into the warmth. We had blankets on hand in our storerooms for this very purpose and I would collect enough of those that nobody would expire of hypothermia during the afternoon. Many jurors even took the opportunity at the lunchtime break to buy themselves jackets and jumpers ... although these could be a little difficult to find in high summer. I often thought it could be a profitable business to start a little shop close by that stocked ugg boots and thermal undies.
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Old 14th May 2018, 07:00
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A wonderful start to the day here. Full sun, blue sky and not a cloud to be seen.
+8C and a high of 19C anticipated.

Breakfast was a couple of croissants with butter and honey. Result - still hungry.
I shall go foraging in the fridge for further sustenance.
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Old 14th May 2018, 07:41
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A late afternoon walk on the beach with the pooch, water still a delightful feeling like champagne, colourful sunset while in the bar at My Place, having a mojito and a pizza. Still in a t-shirt, and this is late autumn. Ossum.
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Old 14th May 2018, 23:15
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Ooh-er. TRABB slowly slipping down towards the bilges.
Up we go...
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Old 15th May 2018, 05:43
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TRABB still slipping down. Another kick administered.

A grand start to the day. Sun, sky and 10C.
No idea how the day is going to be used, the brain hasn't fired up yet.
Tea and grub required to get things functioning.
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Old 15th May 2018, 08:35
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Morning folks.

Another fine day beckons.

Had a quiet day on me lock restoration whilst the chippies and gate fixers spent the day looking, measuring, assessing etc, before the heavy work starts. They had the quiet, confident air of blokes who know what they're doing. The serious lifting starts on Thursday.

Today, the plan is to drink tea, think about what to do and have more tea.... should be able to do that. One has decided I've had enough of Blitish bloody Glass so I'm going to look elsewhere for me gas n lectrikery..
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Old 15th May 2018, 11:53
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Spring is sprung. The Martins have arrived today. Some bulbulls (who normally migrate south for winter) have stayed and expanded their range. Life goes on,
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Old 15th May 2018, 13:18
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It was bloody chilly here in Norfolk (UK) when I played golf this morning at 0700. Bit warmer now but in the office doing a bit of part time work to assist the pension in keeping me and Mrs S in the manner to which we have become accustomed.
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Old 15th May 2018, 13:29
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Arghh! Just for a moment there, I thought you wrote that the Martians had arrived, Ken.
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Old 15th May 2018, 14:27
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An easy mistake Blacksheep. The bullbulls are quite a treat to watch.

While we are on the subject of tea (4MS), I can Bore for Britain (gold medal certainty). I import Loolacondera BOPF from Sri Lanka. The F is for Fannings, but it could be fine. When it comes to conisewership and fine tasting I'm usually at the end of the line, but I do like my tea. I use a coffee press. Two tablespoons of tea and a litre of boiling water. The tea leaves sit on top of the water until done, then cascade down like a child's winter snowflake toy. Tea is now brewed. Press the plunger down and that's 4 cups. Tea is off the leaves, brewed not stewed, strong and I'm ready to face the day.

And staying strictly on topic, today I've been ite and abite on the Suzuki. I got it up and running at the end of February, but up until today it's been pretty fresh. Today was shirtsleeve weather. Suzuki is a torque monster. Roll on the throttle at anything above idle and the landscape comes reeling in like something from Star Treck. If you read the reviews the SV650 is rated as a beginner's bike. These beginners come from a different planet from me.
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Old 15th May 2018, 15:07
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Originally Posted by 4mastacker View Post
Wobbly = Warsteiner. A term known to many who served in Germany. Gained its name from its effect if you drank too many.

Another sunny day is due to be spent as tour guide on me canal.
Arrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh gargle gargle collapso mucho
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Old 15th May 2018, 15:35
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Today was shirtsleeve weather.
Yamagata Ken; Here in Waikerie South Australia it certainly isn't anymore! However in a few more weeks I'll be back in Hokkaido again for another stint of Glider towing so I'm definitely looking forward to the warmer weather.
I had a quick look at a Weather cam situated in the Office block of the Gliding Club in Takikawa and note that it's 11C. And it's nearly midnight!
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Old 15th May 2018, 23:12
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I am getting old (obviously), but I am enjoying listening to Classic FM - renewing my acquaintance with old favourites that I can silently hum along to in my head and noticing music that I would like to listen to as I die (like the 104-year-old Australian David Goodall who chose Beethoven's 9th Symphony final movement Ode to Joy to listen to at Dignitas) - though my collection would take longer than 23 minutes to play . . .
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