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Old 28th May 2018, 07:00
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Goodness meadowrun ... that really is a case of "three strikes and you're out." How terrified the poor man must have been and how devastating for those people who tried to help him, they must be feeling dreadful to have had to step back to save their own lives. Truly awful.
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Old 29th May 2018, 08:50
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Now here this,

Now here this,

Man the Pumps. The ship has nearly gone off the Page. The duty watch shall report to the Foremast for a good thrashing...
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Old 29th May 2018, 10:00
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Just gone below zero deg. C here this evening.
I'd intended earlier today to buy frost-cloth for my lemon-tree, but crossed fingers will have to do meantime.
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Old 29th May 2018, 10:39
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Karearea, wrap it in an old sheet or duvet cover if there's a sharp frost. I've done the same with mine in the past when Mother Nature has gone all frigid.
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Old 29th May 2018, 10:53
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For anyone suffering from the Insomnia fairy, the first two are live once you click on them but the last one is an 18 hour non stop recording.

OR a tad better


For the best though how about this one:-

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Old 29th May 2018, 12:00
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Foggy outside.
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Old 29th May 2018, 13:37
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Fun day yesterday: latest granddaughter was introduced to all the others and the dogs. Dogs weren't impressed - just a quick sniff and off to water the garden. BBQ lunch then her cousins took Ava out for a walk round the local park in her buggy - with suitable adult supervision. Boring and pointless, yes, but I'm feeling happy.
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Old 29th May 2018, 14:03
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Ava - what a lovely name.
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Old 29th May 2018, 14:15
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New children joining the family are a blessing, Blacksheep...life goes on and yes Ava is a lovely name. My latest great granddaughter is Mia.
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Old 30th May 2018, 06:17
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Rather be Gardening - I bought some frost-cloth today, just about to go out and swathe the lemon-tree in it as the sun has set.
The little tree has rebounded after nearly succumbing to a -6 air temp a couple of years ago.

Pretty names for the little girls
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Old 30th May 2018, 10:09
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My No1 Grand Daughter is also Ava
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Old 30th May 2018, 17:25
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Anyone else noticing that car accidents seem to involve a lot more rolled over Suvs these days?
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Old 30th May 2018, 20:30
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Old 30th May 2018, 21:32
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One woman (passing by - not part of the assembly).
All wearing hats.
All but one are wearing three-piece suits (waistcoats).
These are probably working men - not office workers.
Is it a Sunday? If it was a Saturday they would probably be 'at the match'.
Weekday they would be at work - though it was taken in 1935 - were they out of work?.
Has the pub just 'turned out'? - remember when pubs closed in the afternoon?

From:- These pictures were taken by John Turner.
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Old 31st May 2018, 11:52
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Well my boring and relatively pointless post for today follows.

In just over 1 hour from now it will be FRIDAY and the first day of Winter here in NZ.


Even more boring is the fact that I am just going to bed.
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Old 31st May 2018, 13:33
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These are probably working men - not office workers.
Is it a Sunday? If it was a Saturday they would probably be 'at the match'.
My Grandad habitually wore a waistcoat, complete with fob watch in his pocket. He might take his jacket off if necessary but unless he was engaged in some serious "pottering about" the waistcoat stayed on. Oh! and neither he nor either of my Grannies set foot out of the house without a hat.

and the first day of Winter here in NZ.
It has been winter here for the past eighteen months.
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Old 31st May 2018, 14:28
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I also never saw my Granddad without a "Wescut" in or out of the house and when out, never without his Gold fob watch and Trilby, unless the flag was "dipped" when passing and/or greeting a Lady.

Flat caps were in order only when standing on the Kop, or at the pub after the match, and only on Saturdays. White coat and white hat were for working wear when he was accepting deliveries or selling flour by weight for our local Coop, It was dropped out of a bulk hopper into a brown paper bag, standing on a Berkeley scale. It was the most responsible job except for the Manager. (That's when people baked everything, and flour was still on the ration). I would also go with him to another house to collect his radio accumulators which had been charged in a backyard greenhouse.. "e, by gum", they wer't days, lad, as our Beagle friend would say.

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Old 31st May 2018, 15:55
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Even more boring is the fact that I am just going to bed.
And may the Insomnia Fairy never even notice that you intend to sleep!
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Old 31st May 2018, 19:33
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Parked up last night in the Fens near the Great River Ouse and after some very peaceful kip was up and around at a very foggy 0500. Still quiet and then I heard my first live Bittern calling out, lasting maybe ten minutes. Made my day.

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Old 31st May 2018, 20:07
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Originally Posted by WilliumMate View Post
I heard my first live Bittern calling out, lasting maybe ten minutes. Made my day.
Yes - a quite ethereal sound.
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