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Old 25th Apr 2019, 09:05
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
From today, it is illegal to shoot a crow in the UK. I hope the crows are listening to the BBC!
Stone the crows!
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 09:55
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We can always go back to the original method, hifly ... stone the crows!

Thanks, KelvinD ... I can't remember where I found that pic but it's one of the most beautiful and evocative Anzac Day images I've ever seen.
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Old 25th Apr 2019, 23:39
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Tomorrow reddo and I head down to Radar66 and Wholigan's place - and thence to The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset, for TIGER DAY (a day that they drive the world's only running WW2 Tiger Tank around in circles for a bit.)

A day I imagine will be a lovely spring day in England - shivering in a corner, dripping wet and eating a soggy pasty, no doubt....
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 08:09
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But on the bright side, Checkers, no need to worry about getting sunburnt. Hope you all have a fab time.
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 11:54
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Sitting in the sun on the edge of Farleigh golf course listening to chiff chaffs and skylarks, watching the St Marks flies gadding about, and awaiting the next Spitfire takeoff from Biggin. It may be 10 minutes or half an hour. No rush, it's extremely pleasant here...
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Old 27th Apr 2019, 12:13
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I am awaiting the arrival of a new right and other angles fettling stick.

Sibelius Finlandia is being delivered through loudspeakers.
Another jogger has passed the window.

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Old 27th Apr 2019, 12:20
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Thumbs up

and awaiting the next Spitfire takeoff from Biggin. It may be 10 minutes or half an hour
treadigraph; Do you happen to possess suitable audio recording equipment that could record the mentioned Spitfire takeoff?

And then post said recording here?
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Old 27th Apr 2019, 13:00
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Pinky, it wasn't too audible yesterday due to being upwind of Biggin. On Tuesday I was about the same distance, 2.5 miles west of the runway; with an easterly breeze blowing the sound was brilliant. Sadly a rumour on Flyer says that particular Spit was involved in a landing accident later on Tuesday afternoon and is now in need of more fettling having just been rebuilt after a previous forced landing... Lucky they have two other 2-seaters to keep the punters and Us Listners happy!

I've only got a mobile phone for recording but I'll be walking somewhere around that area again next week if the weather's nice and see what I can do!
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Old 28th Apr 2019, 15:50
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Broke down and bought a snazzy wire mesh stand for my lappy from the "large turbid river, home to many indigenous tribes who want nothing to do with the rest of the world". Smart guys.
It's got a drawer and pockets, keeps it cooler and raises the working height 6 inches.
Ordered on a Friday night. Delivered that Sunday morning. Wasn't expecting that.

Actually have never seen anyone use one on their lap,
Probably because they only try it once before picking it up off the cold, hard floor.
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Old 29th Apr 2019, 23:07
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Is it a red one meadow run.

Dreamliner to Calgary last year.
Passenger pulls out the red woven USB thing and plugs the phone into the back of the seat.
Why she could not have spoken; direct into the other passengers ear?
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Old 1st May 2019, 13:41
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Had to go out and find my Green Bin this morning, which had disappeared from the street after the collection went through. Turns out a helpful neighbour half-inched it, thinking it was a different neighbour's bin. Bin has now been recovered and restored to it's rightful place, awaiting the late spring's clippings.

Off to the simulator now for a couple of days, I am now down to single figures in counting sims before retirement. I may have to start notching my nav bag or sommat.
(Apologies for aviation content.)
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Old 1st May 2019, 17:13
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My blue bin (paper, etc) went walkies a few weeks ago, nice new one delivered by the council. My food waste bin gets blown down the road nearly every time I put it out - I found it 200yds away once.

Pleased to report the rumoured Spitfire accident above was apparently just a burst tyre and it is flying once again - what was it Samuel Langhorne Clemens said about exaggeration?
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Old 1st May 2019, 17:40
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
My blue bin (paper, etc) went walkies a few weeks ago, nice new one delivered by the council.
We have to pay for replacement wheeliebins.
Charges for a new bin:
31 for a small (140-litre) recycling or general waste wheeled bin
36 for a standard (240-litre) recycling or general waste wheeled bin
65 for a large (340-litre) recycling or general waste wheeled bin 382 for an extra-large (1,100-litre) recycling or general waste wheeled bin.
If available, you can request a second hand bin. This is subject to availability and on a ‘first come first served basis.
The price is dependent upon its general condition and age but it will still be in a serviceable condition.
We do not have 'box' bins for recyclables - just a wheelie bin (different coulour to general waste bin).
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Old 1st May 2019, 19:45
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Once had a very brief argument with a colleague who was adamant that "Y" was not sometimes, a vowel.
I asked him, (wondering how he got past Grade 4), By the way, do you fly?

Word of the day syzygy.
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Old 1st May 2019, 19:56
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Once got ' turbid' and ' turgid' mixed up. Very sad day.
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Old 1st May 2019, 21:48
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My Mother-in-Law for our sins,
Updates us on the state of her bins,
She has one for grass,
And another for glass,
Which also takes paper and tins.

This is true, we have a family laugh as my dear MiL always mentions when her next bin collection is due.

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Old 3rd May 2019, 03:14
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Old 3rd May 2019, 11:36
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Roger Moore's love child with Cher?
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Old 3rd May 2019, 11:56
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Today a friend is attempting to visit the 9 London pubs in this year's CAMRA Good Beer Guide which hasn't already been to. I believe this to be an excellent endeavour and am on my way to provide full support even though I've already been to the Sambrookes Brewery Tap. If I post total nonsense later you'll know why.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 13:00
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Big whirls have little whirls
which feed on their velocity,
And little whirls have lesser whirls
and so on until viscosity.

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