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Old 31st May 2018, 20:49
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More boring stuff from me... It's now been FRIDAY for almost 8 hours. I slept very well
and the morning weather is very good at the moment, however as it's a Public Holiday
weekend major nastiness is expected within mere hours starting down South.

Oh yes and the winter duvet will soon be installed, I have to do it as SWMBO gets very
angry with "the stupid thing"

Last edited by Nervous SLF; 31st May 2018 at 20:52. Reason: Bit about duvet
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Old 1st Jun 2018, 13:24
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...and the winter duvet will soon be installed
Meanwhile, in good old UK, we still have our winter duvet on the bed and the heating on (lowest setting, true - but still 'taking the edge off' in the morning)
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Old 1st Jun 2018, 22:58
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Just been given a three day jaunt down to the West Country. Aint been down to Guzz for a long time and also crossing the border into Kernow for a day. Looking forward to it.

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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 00:09
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June First last night and I had to put the heat on for a couple of hours.......and a sweater.
I keep unusual hours.
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 11:01
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 13:55
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And these ones were having a wonderful time playing "whirlybirds"!
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 17:10
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Bluey,
Fantastic!, that would be a great source for a caption competition.
My turn, my turn...
Watch this!
Wheeeee !
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 22:09
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There are some really wonderful pieces of music, many of which I have known and enjoyed since I was a young man (and some date back to my schooldays).
There are far too many to incorporate into my funeral- so I am enjoying listening to them (and enjoying recalling the memories that each brings back).
Currently listening to Mozart's 'Hoot and Flarp'.
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 04:22
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Are you thinking of handing in your knife and fork, G-CPTN? You have to do all the paperwork first, you know and even then permission may not be granted.
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Old 3rd Jun 2018, 13:36
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A couple of decades ago I experienced a life-threatening medical condition which I was certain was imminent.
Having survived (after surgery) and, having reached my three-score years plus ten I now view life as 'overtime'.
I have, also, had a significant number of funerals to attend of friends of my age (and some much younger).
One of the 'most rewarding' was of a school friend who returned to the school to teach and subsequently taught my son (who went on to capitalise on the teaching in his university and professional career).
One of the surprises was a much younger (than myself) acquaintance with a stunning history of commerce and public (volunteering) life who succumbed to cancer within three months - robbed of his retirement!

One has to have a view to the future and what it will inevitably bring, and my children are aware, having experienced the loss of their grandparents (and, in one case, in-laws) so we discuss the subject.
My request is simple - no religious service (my children are not believers) and only one 'anthem' - 'God be in my head' by Walford Davies - a favourite from my days as an Abbey chorister.
I experienced so much good music as I progressed to school choir and madrigal group and sang as part of a massed county choir with professional soloists (as well as 'big works' in the Abbey - again with professional soloists) there is just too much that means so much to me to make a selection.

My ashes are to be cast to the wind off a north-west Scottish headland where gannets plume.
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 10:42
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[QUOTE]........and the first day of Winter here in NZ.[/QUOTE

First Day or Mid Winter?

In the USA and some other areas in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice marks the first day of winter. However, the official date for the first day of winter varies depending on the country's climate, and whether they follow astronomical or meteorological seasons.

Have always wondered why NZ calls 1st June the first day of Winter, 'cos of course it isn't really, tho' I must admit Friday certainly felt like it, so I guess the climate method wins ?
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 11:08
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On the subject of weather ... it looks like we are about to be hit with a complete hammering from a major cold front rapidly approaching the coast. Winds in excess of 100 kmh (about 62 mph), thunderstorms and heavy rain with the risk of flooding and coastal erosion. Well that's me for the next three days then. Fingers crossed please peeps. This system is very big and very threatening ... see here.
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 11:34
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Fingers and toes crossed.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#curren....32,-38.06,793
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 11:47
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Thanks, Nervous. I'm right in the centre of this lot as it crosses the coast. If my next post is from Adelaide you'll know the winds were pretty strong!!
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 14:39
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Originally Posted by JENKINS View Post
Gannet, nest-wetting? On a more serious note, would you add, if given the opportunity, a joyful tune from Kathryn Tickell and a story from her father?
I am open to your suggestion(s).
I have always been an admirer of KT (and the Northumbrian pipes).
I was at school with Mike (and occasionally see him around town) - so tell me more . . .

I'm afraid that the expression 'nest-wetting' in relation to gannets leaves me puzzled - please explain.
I have spent considerable time watching gannets plunging and it is one of the most amazing sights of nature IMO.
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 17:41
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The Heavens are Telling.

Last sung by me some 60 years ago - yet every note is imprinted on my memory.

No wonder that music unlocks the memories of those with dementia.
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 20:40
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Home now. Entertaining tour. Happy pax.
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Old 4th Jun 2018, 23:08
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Originally Posted by redsnail View Post
Home now. Happy pax.
I take it you ain't driving GTR trains then Reddo.

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Old 5th Jun 2018, 06:48
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A Python reference, silly really.
Ah yes ... the Standard Book of British Birds ... the gannet's in all of them! Great sketch from Python.
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 11:58
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I do fly a product built by Bombardier, but no, I don't work for GTR.
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