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Old 25th Jul 2018, 10:33
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One were goin' t' give t' new stowaway some helpful adv...(tips) but 'e dun seems to ha' disap... (gone)

Ting's like - t' boat on No6 davits may look like a Revenue Cutter but it bain't (an' don't ask about its crew) an goin' t' lend him me bilge water washing' tub (t' one wi' black an' yella bands round it) an' tell 'im that though it do say "radio active" on t' side I ain't never heard that radio bei'n active. If'n he do get blisters they do go after a few days an' besides they do glow all funny like at night an' Lilly do tink they be good fun.

'is name do sound fami.. (like I do knows it) from t'other place where there do be a boaty ting in t' dark continent. Maybe that there hossifer dun find 'im an' chucked him o/board
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 11:33
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That's very kind of you to offer your ablutions/food preparation kit, Slfsfu. You're right, the other stowaway seems to have disappeared. Mind you, it's a big old vessel and lots of nooks and crannies. They didn't catch sight of Lilly, by any chance? Easily mistaken for a draught-excluder until you get up close...…….
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 19:47
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
"..

("There's an elephant in the fridge too..." munch...)
How do you know there's an elephant in the fridge? There's footprints in the butter.
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 07:51
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And you can smell the peanuts on his breath when you open the door.
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 09:25
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I note that book of face shares have dropped 20% overnight.
In the biz a 20% drop in price is known as a "crash".
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 17:08
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Too bad it didn't drop 100%...
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 19:08
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It is overcast here and still moderately warm (21 degC) - but no heavy cloud or precipitation - meanwhile there is a constant background rumbling in the southern distance (someone somewhere is 'getting it' quite heavily.
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 19:20
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The office hit '29.3' at 5 pm today (when we retired to the pub) - windows and doors wide open with multiple fans running since 7 pm.

Just back at desk and its 'dropped' to a mere '27.3'.

Even my African robes have had little impact on the discomfort other than to amuse the team !!
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 21:17
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i have been eating some rather tasty corn on the cob; from my garden.
Butter with them or cold beer but not both.
Somewhere there are set of those short forks; as used for holding hot sweet corn: Somewhere!
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 09:41
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Bit of a first world problem right there. We had to turn the Aga off, the horror of it. Now a sausage roll free zone and wife extolling virtues of salad.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 09:41
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Current UK Weather
This clip filmed in Doncaster yesterday has made me rather jealous:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-eng...ught-on-camera

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Old 27th Jul 2018, 18:04
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Excellent use of Standby at Home by going to London to get my Russian Visa.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 18:20
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I was woken up at 6:30am by thunder & lightning but apparently it had been going all night. I quickly unplugged my router & telephone and they appear to have survived unscathed. There was a bit of rain but not enough for the farmers on the island. The lightning map looks quite nasty now
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 21:24
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In case you wondered why rain smells so good after drought:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44904298

Petrichor - what a lovely word.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 23:04
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Here on the RainCoast, we could use some rain.
I dislike yellow grass and summer's regular big activity - fighting forest fires.......... here, there and pretty much everywhere.
Was out at 0700 this morning for supplies. A cunning heat avoidance plan.
Everywhere I went, the smell of smoke filled the air. Have no idea where it originated.
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 01:06
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Enjoyed the lunar eclipse this morning, soft orange glow, close to Mars, looked great as it set behind Mt Cooroy, followed by the usual glorious sunrise here in paradise.
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 05:58
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Originally Posted by Rather be Gardening View Post
In case you wondered why rain smells so good after drought:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44904298

Petrichor - what a lovely word.
There was an half hour programme on R5Live recently all about the different aromas after long awaited rain. Probably in the wee small hours but it may still be available on iPlayer. Fascinating stuff.
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 12:40
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For the last couple of weeks I have been buying punnets of strawberries from the local Coop - very nice and reasonable value for money, however, today I noticed that the contents of the punnets have been reduced from 400 grammes to 350 grammes with no reduction in price - so, effectively a price increase of 12.5% . . .
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 15:57
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No rain worth a spit hear, thunderstorms always seem to bypass the higher ground. Having to buy feed for 30 sheep as grass gone. Still, that's 30 more friends.
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 17:02
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