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Old 9th Jun 2018, 06:53
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Moral of the story is this then....Keep away from us we is unclean.
Another moral to this story might be, "Hie thee to thy local shaman, isangoma, mundunugu, witch doctor or medical person of your choice." Some things should not really be left to the "she'll be right mate" school of thought and I think your symptoms are significant enough that advice should be sought. So get on to it. Forthwith.
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 07:15
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Wot Bluey sed.

40th anniversary of being carted off to dock with salmonella poisoning. Over thirty of us hissing and farting in one ward. Oh those poor Naval nurses, d'aint sign up for that I would warrant.

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Old 9th Jun 2018, 20:58
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Trabforce to those under the weather.
Today I decided to finally get Junior out for a pootle around the local environs. That went well.
Closing the garage door post ride proved to be a problem. So much so it's at half mast! Repairman coming out on Monday.
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 21:08
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In the Queen's Birthday Honours list, Keira Knightley received an OBE for services to Drama and Charity. Oddly, though, she's in The List as "Keira, Mrs KNIGHTLEY", even though Knightley is her maiden name and her husband's name is Righton. Is that because she's retained her maiden name as a stage name, or has she kept her maiden name in the marriage? Enquiring minds would like to know ...
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Old 10th Jun 2018, 00:21
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and its Tracy "over the hill", Tracey was your 3rd. wife.
No that was Sally. Never had a Tracey in the flesh so to say.

100th Livermore rodeo today. Just back before going out again.
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Old 10th Jun 2018, 11:39
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Just had a reunion weekend - 50 years since a bunch of gangly teenagers joined the air force. But the room was filled with fat, bald, deaf old blokes. Strange.
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Old 10th Jun 2018, 12:27
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Just had a reunion with the Old Rotors; veterans of the 1965/66 Borneo Confrontation Campaign between Indonesia and Malaysia. All helicopter pilots; none of us fat, bald or deaf.
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 08:40
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'Tis definitely the hay fever season - tears streaming down my face, can hardly see the screen !


.... and super itchy eyes !

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Old 11th Jun 2018, 13:21
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On Facebook I have a link to our cousins in the USA. There are a lot of our family namesakes over there. A quote from one of them had me giggling...

"Finally we have a President with the guts to face up to Canada."

...the room was filled with fat, bald, deaf old blokes.
I'm in touch with quite a few of my old fellow apprentices but I only ever went to our first reunion - I prefer to remember them as they were in those earlier years.
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 15:17
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I recently met up with a chap I last saw 60 years ago at RAF Melksham. I was astonished that he had hardly changed a bit and I recognised him immediately.
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 16:11
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Devil Metamorphosis

Breaking Wind, errr, News: IHOP (International House of Pancakes) has made their name change official. The chain is now IHOB - International House of BURGERS. Let trumpet fanfares fill the air as the inexorable march toward population-wide morbid obesity in the U.S. continues, albeit on "spaz chariots"!

- Ed
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 07:38
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Several Puffins are on view at the moment.
Main webcam - LIVE: Teaching Through Nature
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 07:56
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Finally, self-sufficiency in burgers. Now there are almost enough places to get a burger in America, filling that strategic domestic production shortfall in the name of national security.

Now who do I talk to about getting my money back for the G7. As unentertaining as this assembly of useless news was, it was hardly worth the $100 mil per G it cost.
Ditto, the Singapore thing although I have yet to hear the details of the great, really just great document they signed, I'm pretty sure the letters CVID aren't in it anywhere.
(that's 604 in decimal - that might be a clue.)
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 13:32
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...and I recognised him immediately.
Ah, but did he recognize you?
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 14:01
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Cute little critters those puffins!!
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 14:28
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Ah, but did he recognize you?
Reminded me of that quote from the marvellous 'Cold Comfort Farm':

Ada Doom - "I saw something nasty in the woodshed!"
Earl P Neck - "Sure you did, but did it see you, baby?"
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 05:52
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Another fine morning and another jaunt down to oggie land.

4ma and HF noticeably adrift for the past couple of weeks. Annual leave I hope.
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 10:07
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I have been sent the following link to something which some might find amusing?

I know it's a Facebook link ( I don't have FB but it still worked for me ) and it's from the BBC.

https://www.facebook.com/BBCOne/videos/1571639736278522/

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Old 14th Jun 2018, 05:28
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4ma and HF noticeably adrift for the past couple of weeks.
Sadly, we have more than a few people adrift these days, Willium. Some seem to have disappeared for ever while others do pop up from time to time. I suspect that our unwell captain's absence may be an influence in this but I find it so sad that a thread which has been going for so many years is now missing so many of its contributors who appear to have just abandoned it. I remember one of the earlier incarnations where we all wrote ten pages within the first day and Jude, who was a moderator at the time, commented happily on the amount of work we were providing.

We've shared jokes, poetry, links and pictures. We've shared our lives and friendship with people all over the globe, grieved for those on-line friends who have died, rejoiced with news of new arrivals and worried about disasters natural and planned that happened in the areas where our friends live. Tony's thread created a strong and caring community and I find it inexpressibly sad that it should now seem to be be dying by inches.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 06:40
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Well said, Bluey.
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