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Old 19th Feb 2019, 06:58
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Food consumption since last Friday night, one slice of blueberry pie.
Probably the flu.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 00:30
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Spring is sprung. Today's weather is "not snowing".



My garage roof minus the 1 metre cut I took earlier this month. My neighbours' houses buried up to the top of the 1st floor windows.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 05:28
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Pah! You call that ... yeah, actually I think you're right.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 06:06
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Thanks for that Yamagata ken. I am beginning to wonder what the part of Hokkaido I go to every year is looking like.
The last I heard about a week and a half ago from the Gliding Club Boss there, was that they were experiencing a blizzard.

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Old 20th Feb 2019, 08:33
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Greetings Captain Pinky.

This is what the numbers look like here.



The red line is the sum of daily snowfall. The blue line is the depth of the blanket on the ground. I swapped a Perth summer for an Oishida winter in 2001. Dealing with 15 metres of snow was a steep learning curve. Not just steep, but steeper than a steep thing. This winter (I judge) will be in the 8-10 metre range.

The "rooty snow" (as my wife calls it) started early (mid Dec) and the thaw has also started early. I blame Warble Gloming/Trump/Brexit
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 10:45
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There is a movement to get Parkour established as a new Olympic sport.
From what bits I have seen of it, it requires skill, athletics, grace and brains.
Could be structured into a very interesting competition, especially with courses kept secret until the event.
However this spell checker does not even recognize the word.

In other news......The Ffrench Fencing national association has recognized light sabres as equal to regular, sharp, metal, swords.
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 23:54
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They've seen the light then, meadowrun?
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 06:54
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The Ffrench Fencing national association has recognized light sabres as equal to regular, sharp, metal, swords.
But what about the regular weight sabres, or even the heavy ones? Only lighter sabres recognised? Bbloody Ffrench.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 21:37
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Food consumption since last Friday night, one slice of blueberry pie.
Probably the flu.
I am having a fried-egg-flavoured crisp or two and a German bier with a Dominican rum accompaniament
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 23:27
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One envisages you frying an egg and dipping a crisp in the yolk. Each to their own!
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 03:30
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
But what about the regular weight sabres, or even the heavy ones? Only lighter sabres recognised? Bbloody Ffrench.
Sabre?
Crude weapon - epee or foil any day.
Looks really girly, but its a bloody aggressive and frightening sport .
Could never get over the idea of something really sharp coming straight at me head at high speed even with the masks on.
And fast as f*ck - I was useless...
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 12:29
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At Waterloo, sabre's in the hands of the Royal Scots Greys were very effective against France's finest!
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 22:40
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Originally Posted by gemma10 View Post
One envisages you frying an egg and dipping a crisp in the yolk. Each to their own!
Fortunately these delicacies are available in supermarkets in my area!
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Old 24th Feb 2019, 23:12
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We're off to the bottom of the page again, so,
Hello World!
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 07:31
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Morning Jim. Lovely sunrise this morning. Pruning, lawn-mowing and planting beckon today. To be followed by sitting with a hot mug of tea and gazing at the results.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 08:08
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Greetings from sunny E Sussex. Who knows what today will bring, but someone, somewhere is making plans for me.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 09:36
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Just wondering Rather Be Gardening, is it safe to start planting out yet? Recently moved back to the UK from Australia, living in Derbyshire now, can't help thinking we are being led up the path by the unseasonal spring weather and that in a couple of weeks we will be up to our boot tops in snow, like last year! Hope I'm wrong and that winter has passed, but I notice there is no evidence of the birds nesting around here yet and I wonder if that is a sign?
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 10:05
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Their flight plans from Africa haven't been approved until Brexit is sorted.
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Old 25th Feb 2019, 11:27
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
Their flight plans from Africa haven't been approved until Brexit is sorted.
I find that rather hard to Swallow.



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Old 25th Feb 2019, 17:45
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Such Swift wit WM. After Brexit we will see many an Arctic Terned back at our borders?

The Herring Gulls here are already picking their nesting sites and the usual pair are back on our roof. This is after some squabbling with an interloper trying to oust the regulars. Interloper then tried the roof of our bay window but I think I've put it off by shooing it away. The gulls are a bit of a nuisance but I have to admire their airmanship.
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