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Old 12th Dec 2018, 19:43
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I got this new car for Christmas.

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Old 12th Dec 2018, 22:19
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I wonder if Eartha Kitt ever did?
"San-ta ba-by, a fif-ty four con-ver-ti-ble too, light blue, I'll wait up for you dear, San-ta ba-by, so hur-ry down the chim-ney to-night. "
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 05:35
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As in past Decembers, my neighbour's redcurrant bush is weighed down with clusters of ruby fruit - I estimate 5 lbs or so this year.
I admire them from my window and watch the birds tucking in to them when they're over-ripe.
I don't think the folks know what the berries are.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 07:44
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Has anyone ever received a new car for Christmas?
I bought me my present car one 19th Dec.
In this southern colony there is a system of temporary number plates that are valid for a 21 days. Paper ones displayed in the rear window.
My new car was then properly registered in the following January.

Because the Christmas/New Year happens in mid-summer, many places shut-down for a summer holiday at this time.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 11:51
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I got a new motorbike for Xmas in 2006.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 09:28
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The power of muscles were needed; to assist in the mixing of fruit flower eggs for cake.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 13:23
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Those Christmas cakes can take some stirring, your lordship ... muscle-power is definitely needed!
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 14:41
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Originally Posted by LordGrumpy View Post
The power of muscles were needed; to assist in the mixing of fruit flower eggs for cake.
No pain, no weight gain. Mrs H bakes exceedingly good cakes, she made some for a Christmas party. The smell of cakes baking was too much to bear for us boys so we demanded one baked for us. Baked on Friday evening, completely gone by Saturday teatime.

I think I have developed 'mouse shoulder'. Spent most of yesterday on the puter and now have an aching right shoulder from holding the mouse. It's either that or bad sleeping posture. Thank goodness for Voltarol.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 15:46
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200 countries have agreed on a climate deal in Poland. They are all very happy ('cept the Maldives apparently) and there is much hootin', hollerin', jumping up and down and slaps on backs.
All about carbon.
However, no one seems to be able to report anything on what exactly was agreed upon.

Now I hear that water vapour is the bigger culprit in the warming of atmosphere. Going to be tough to get rid of life's water vapour.
Do they know what they are doing?
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 20:12
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Pff, until countries start rethinking nuclear power then it's all pushing water up hill. An enormous amount of fossil fuels are burnt in power stations. If countries want people to drive electric cars etc then a heck of a lot more power than what is being generated now. The thing is, nuclear power stations can generate hydrogen which does make an acceptable fuel for cars (ok, different engines) but none of the faff that waiting to recharge a battery. (See James May, Top Gear)
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 10:33
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One should learn to shift cursor: with either hand.
Left or right only: Surely must be banned.
Truly make use, become, ambidextrous.
As Mistress or Master of the Mouse.

Henceforth write well and don’t get put on the stand.
Or suffer, the moderator's hand.
Plagiarists now; you take a flight.
And go compose your own
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Last edited by LordGrumpy; 17th Dec 2018 at 16:44.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 12:04
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Just bought a bread maker. Arrived today, huge menu and looking forward to getting going. We are fed up [literally] with supermarket bread so took the plunge.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 13:20
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Originally Posted by gemma10 View Post
Just bought a bread maker. Arrived today, huge menu and looking forward to getting going. We are fed up [literally] with supermarket bread so took the plunge.
Good investment, mine (from Lakeland) is in constant use. Bread goes stale more quickly than supermarket bread because it isn't crammed full of preservatives, etc. I load it up and set the timer when I go to bed so that I wake up to a freshly-baked loaf for breakfast.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 15:00
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So far, I haven't got round to getting one of those, I've been making bread, mixing and kneading by hand and proving and baking in the oven, for the last forty years, using a complete 1.5kg bag of flour to make three loaves at a time and freezing them until needed.

I keep telling myself I should get one but never get round to doing it.

Maybe I'll give myself one as a Christmas or birthday present.

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Old 17th Dec 2018, 15:08
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Originally Posted by LordGrumpy View Post
One should learn to shift cursor: with either hand.

Left or right only: must be banned.

Truly make use, become ambidextrous.

As Mistress / Master of the Mouse.

Write well and don’t get banned.

Plagiarists now; you take flight.

This is © copyright.
Thing is I'm left handed but use my right for the mouse, it stems from using shared pcs with wired mouses/mice? They were always to the right of the keyboard and a faff to move to the left. I also cannot use scissors left handed, even those designed for left handers. Drills I'm right handed, writing and saws left.

I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 15:11
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In the right place and at the right time today to see a P51 Mustang startup, taxi out, and takeoff. A lovely, low, fast, left hand climb out to the South. Really made my morning, not often seen and never forgotten.

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Old 17th Dec 2018, 15:27
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Merlin engine? Nothing like the sound of a Merlin at full throttle, audio ambrosia.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 17:41
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Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
Merlin engine? Nothing like the sound of a Merlin at full throttle, audio ambrosia.
This one I think....

North American TF51D Mustang ‘Contrary Mary’ (G-TFSI)

  • North American TF51D Mustang
  • Operator: Anglia Aircraft Restorations Ltd.
  • Year of Manufacture: 1944
  • Powered by: Rolls Royce Packard Merlin V1650-7
  • Colour Scheme: USAAF, 84th Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group USAAF Station 357 (Duxford, UK). 1945. Pilot: Lt Col Roy B Caviness.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 18:12
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I was in the right place at the right time to catch a ride in one. IE, I was at the gas pumps while he was dealing with what he claimed was a 68 gph burn in climb when avgas was over six US $$ per US gallon.
It was easily one of the most exciting flights of my life, and that includes some real competition. It was a bit longer than he expected, because he had to go around twice, as the controllers were not prepared for his speed into the flare. It would have been three times, only the guy in a Beech Baron ahead of us the third time took pity and told the tower HE would go around.
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Old 17th Dec 2018, 20:16
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I would like to wish Mr Draper as good a Christmas as possible - and hopefully a much better 2019 than apparently 2018 has been

Hopefully someone can get a word to him and perhaps encourage a brief update ?
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