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Old 24th May 2018, 07:41
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Morning folks.

The [insert appropriate, basic Anglo-Saxon adjective] IF was around in his clompy boots last night and didn't [insert another appropriate, basic Anglo-Saxon adjective] off until it was nearly time to get up.

Weather is bit gloomy, More tea is required.
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Old 24th May 2018, 07:54
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Awoke at 0300 bathed in sweat but feeling quite well. Thermostat had a hissy fit and activated the central heating on full blast. Switched off, opened window, sleep. 0430 awake again somewhat wet due to rain coming through open window. Gave in, made tea and sulked.

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Old 24th May 2018, 13:33
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I forgot to turn the USB power source on when I went to bed last night and was woken up at 0200 by my phone, beeping to tell me that its battery was low.
Bummer.
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Old 24th May 2018, 18:20
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Just finished planting 6 new David Austin rose bushes in the garden - they're all different varieties, all in shades of orange, from icy tangerine to deep terracotta. I'm convinced I used to be Dutch in a previous life.
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Old 24th May 2018, 18:34
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My father was an avid rose-grower, starting in 1955 when we moved into a new-build house (until his death in 1993).
The people who bought his house ripped-out all his roses - front and back gardens - half an acre . . .
I planted roses in my new-build house garden in 1971 (the 'soil' was heavy Bedfordshire clay - the topsoil had been skimmed-off by the builder - I could mould pots with some of it).
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Old 24th May 2018, 18:35
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Funny you should say that RBG. My origins are Dutch, on my father’s side and I always ensure I have a good show of tulips every year. My dad used to grow beautiful roses.
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Old 24th May 2018, 21:20
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It is now over 8 hours since FRIDAY started.
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Old 24th May 2018, 22:14
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Having racked my brains, my father obtained his stock of roses (in 1955) from Harry Wheatcroft (my sister had moved to near Newark - 11 miles from Wheatcrofts), so of course 'we' had Peace and Queen Elizabeth roses in the garden as I grew up.
When I started my own garden in 1971, I got my stock from Paul Chessum at Willington (9 miles from where I was living). To be honest, I cannot remember what I bought from Paul.
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Old 25th May 2018, 03:54
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
When I started my own garden in 1971, I got my stock from Paul Chessum at Willington (9 miles from where I was living). To be honest,
I cannot remember what I bought from Paul.
Errr I would suggest flowers but I could of course be incorrect as it's only a theory.
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Old 25th May 2018, 06:40
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Morning all. It is pi$$ing it down.
According to the guessers its for one day only.

Today is FRIDAY
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Old 25th May 2018, 09:50
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In 3 hours and 11 minutes it will be SATURDAY
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Old 25th May 2018, 10:44
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Saw the Queen and Prince Philip depart EGWU yesterday.
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Old 25th May 2018, 16:25
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The parni she has come = the rain has arrived.
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Old 26th May 2018, 08:55
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Originally Posted by redsnail View Post
Saw the Queen and Prince Philip depart EGWU yesterday.
Passed there yesterday and there seemed to be more action than usual regarding the little jets. Bank Holiday jollies?

Fog at the moment with promise of rain and maybe thunderstorms later.

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Old 26th May 2018, 12:06
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Oh yes. Half term for some, but a lot of flights to Cannes/Nice for the F1. Champions League too.
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Old 27th May 2018, 09:21
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Can't have this - nearly on page 2. Bump. Morning all!
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Old 27th May 2018, 11:40
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Lovely weather today. An adult student brought me a bottle of Nikka Yoichi single malt for a birthday present. I checked it out on the innertubes and its worth about 40squids . Excellent, dry, smoky and smooth. After a two-finger serve I've tucked it behind my Nikka Black guzzling whisky. Thanks Horie
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Old 27th May 2018, 16:12
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Devil Hottern Hail

As they say down South, it's "hottern hail" here in Porkopolis, a/k/a Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Temperature is forecast to top out at 90 F (32.2 C) today with isolated thunderstorm activity. As is typical in the Midwestern United States, we went from Winter to Summer with one or two days of Spring. I don't mind the hot Wx; it's paying the power company exorbitant amounts to cool our place which I frown upon. I plan on hickory-smoking a 7-pound pork shoulder today or tomorrow with potato salad and corn on the cob. Oh, and there will be beer!

- Ed
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Old 27th May 2018, 22:21
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From Wiki:-
The nickname Porkopolis was coined around 1835, when Cincinnati was the country's chief hog packing center, and herds of pigs traveled the streets.
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Old 28th May 2018, 02:13
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Sad one here today.
Few years ago a bloke hit black ice and went down a ravine. Months in hospital - paraplegic.
Few months ago, hit by a car in a crosswalk, in his wheelchair.
This morning, wheelchair wheels got stuck on railroad tracks and in spite of two people trying to get him out - he was hit by a freight train and is gone.

Meanwhile, property prices and values have headed for orbit over the last few years here. And golly-gee....so have property taxes in total synch.
Today, high priced homeowners protested over cruel property taxes.
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