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Old 15th May 2018, 22:40
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Back home after an amazing trip to Grenada. What an amazing little island. Jet lag sucks though.
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Old 16th May 2018, 00:33
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Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
It was bloody chilly here in Norfolk (UK) when I played golf this morning at 0700.
We used to live opposite a golf course and no matter what the weather was it didn't put any of those waving sticks around
to stop doing so either.

What Puffins sound like:- https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/..._Puffin/sounds

The last couple of days I have been watching Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce films about Sherlock Holmes.
To me Basil is the best Sherlock ( I also think Sean Connery was the best James Bond) although I did enjoy
the "Elementary" series with Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.

Last edited by Nervous SLF; 16th May 2018 at 03:18. Reason: Adding stuff rather than just posting a new post. Well I know what I mean.
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Old 16th May 2018, 05:38
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What a difference 24 hours can make. Gone is the sun and blue sky, replaced with grey,
wind and chilliness. Time to hunker down around a steaming mug of tea and watch the
world go round.
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Old 16th May 2018, 06:18
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Morning folks.

Cloudy and cool with a bit of a breeze attached.

Mrs 4ma has gone to carry out her public duty leaving me in charge of the kettle and the tea bags. That's today sorted then!!
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Old 16th May 2018, 07:29
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Originally Posted by Nervous SLF View Post
We used to live opposite a golf course and no matter what the weather was it didn't put any of those waving sticks around
to stop doing so either.
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Only the Beast from the East stopped our society (The Earlybirds) playing this winter, though on the Saturday when that weather was with us when the temperature was, with wind chill, -11C equivalent with a 30mph wind there was a 4-ball out on the course and two of them actually completed 18 holes. The one with SHORTS on gave up after nine holes! Some people have no stamina.
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Old 16th May 2018, 07:38
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0500 saw a lovely sunrise, now replaced by HFs overcast chilliness.

Off to criss-cross the UK for a few days. First stop Sherwood Forest.
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Old 16th May 2018, 10:31
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Handsfree.
I try to keep mine steady, whilst listening to rousing classical music and grasping tea.
Anyone could have a nasty accident.
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Old 16th May 2018, 19:42
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It's my rain god effect. I think the wet season was just beginning as we were leaving Grenada.
Wet season returned today in the UK.
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Old 16th May 2018, 20:46
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Had dinner and a movie today. Pick'n'mix lollies are not what they uesd to be (lacking the flavour & texture of my youth) - I am not sure if this is due to my aged memory, the displacement from Australia to the UK or the economics of cheap sugary sweets and "business sense" resulting in an actual change.
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Old 17th May 2018, 04:14
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Maybe your tastebuds have seen the error of their way and refuse to acknowledge such yuckery Checkers.

The weather has reverted back to clear blue sky and sunshine but it is cold, +3C. Supposed to reach 15C
during the day.

According to the online newspapers we are all doomed but not before the nice wedding on Saturday which
will bring joy and light to our lives. Still at just 30M it's worth it.
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Old 17th May 2018, 06:12
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Morning folks.

Bright and sunny. Better go and check me tomato plants cos I forgot to cover them last night.

Had a fleeting visit from the cramp fairy. One good thing about 'The Wedding' is it's seems to have kept the IF away - obviously a good dose of boredom keeps it at bay.
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Old 17th May 2018, 06:19
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The preferred remote finger seems to have developed a reflexive stab at a button, any button, whenever I hear the word wedding.

City council has just banned "single-use plastic products", by which they apparently mean bags and cups.
Plastic packaging is too big a nut to crack for them, understandably. Still could be very interesting for the only slightly less than madding crowds.
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Old 17th May 2018, 06:43
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I think we should all have an interest in this wedding ... as I see it, it is history in the making. Can you imagine how wonderful it would be if, for example, we were able to see video of Henry VIII's wedding to Catherine of Aragon or Richard Ist to Berengaria? What if the early Dutch explorers had been able to film their first sightings of Australia or how about video of the sermon on the mount? People at the time would probably have regarded such things with a degree of disinterest but it's the passage of time that makes them special. Hundreds of years from now people will find this wedding worth looking at but we have a chance to see it now, live, as it is actually happening. I admit to having no special interest in the two stars of the event but as a keen student of history there is no way I would ever pass up the chance to watch history being made.
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Old 17th May 2018, 10:18
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Just watching the news tonight and the free sideshow provided for the wedding by the Markle family, I felt so sad for that poor bloody woman. All she wants is to be a bride on her wedding day and she's cursed with a family one can only describe as the worst possible trailer trash. They are losing no opportunity to make a complete exhibition of themselves and would seem to have not the faintest concept of how civilised people should behave. It's the sort of performance one expects to see on those dreadful reality TV shows.
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Old 17th May 2018, 10:38
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Here in the UK that sort of coverage is relentless; across all forms of the media.
Which is why there is a large proportion of the UK population just not interested.
I agree with you, it is a moment of history in the making and as such we should
take an interest but it is made very difficult. to do so.
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Old 17th May 2018, 11:52
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Moment of history? For the sixth in line to the UK throne to marry?

Well, marry an American divorcee in a church - maybe.
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Old 17th May 2018, 12:36
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but not before the nice wedding on Saturday
There's a wedding? How exciting. Anybody we know?

Youngest daughter just delivered a beautiful granddaughter. Ava Emme weighed in at 7.5 lbs (3.41 kgs) this morning. Their first child and our fifth grandchild - two boys and three girls.

Ain't life grand?
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Old 17th May 2018, 13:39
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Indeed it is of historical interest, Checkers; It is the first time a British Royal has married a Catholic (although recently baptised into the C of E), the first time a royal has married a mixed-race person, and one who is not a UK citizen. A few "firsts" there.

Congratulations, Blackie!! That's lovely.
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Old 17th May 2018, 14:04
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Indeed it is of historical interest, Checkers; It is the first time a British Royal has married a Catholic (although recently baptised into the C of E), the first time a royal has married one who is not a UK citizen. A few "firsts" there.
The previous attempt (by the then POW / Edward VIII) resulted in an abdication - though Harry/Henry is not in immediate line for the big job.
There are Catholics among the distant royal family (Duke of Norfolk and Lord Nicholas Windsor, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent and a great grandson of George V, converted to Catholicism in 2001, his Croatian wife Paola is a Catholic, and their two sons Albert and Leopold were baptised as Catholics).
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Old 17th May 2018, 19:10
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MOT passed. Woo hoo. Ironing done too. Ugh... jet lag sucks.
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