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Old 27th Aug 2019, 10:42
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I was surprised that after the outrage at the G7 directed at him that all of a sudden the Brazilian Air Force was on scene, apparently in numbers, dumping water from C-130s on the fires.
Remarkable change of role for the aircraft. Did they have the parts ready to go in QC kits? Unless specially converted, you don't usually see Hercs fighting fires.
Perhaps they had troops lined up at the rear ramp throwing water balloons.
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 07:48
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Page 2 - the shame, the shame!
Morning all, just watching the heating oil delivery truck filling the tank. I did suggest they reverse down the drive (steep slope) as they have every time previously. Must be a new driver. Cue spinning wheels, black marks on tarmac and fruity language as he tries to reverse up and out.
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 11:02
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Fruity language? "Oh fig, I've made a right bananas-up of this!"
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 12:51
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Watching a kestrel hovering over my local common. Sadly cutting the wild flower meadows is well under way, a sure sign that autumn is nearly here. But on the plus side could just hear the muted growl of yet another Spitfire joyride getting under way from Biggin.
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 13:32
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Back from the asthma clinic. Peak flow is 500. Happy with that. ("normal for my height and age is 460")
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 14:52
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Sounded like 'fig', Treadi, but why he thought that the drive's parents weren't married, I have no idea.
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 20:12
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Pleasant day out learning to be a mountain bike guide level 1. (easy stuff).
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 19:50
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The second tower of bean stalks is now gone.
Beans saved for next year's crop.
My tea mug is mostly full.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 17:32
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After returning from a week away, I found that my unsoaked cereal bowl of porridge had set like concrete. I wondered if anyone in the construction industry had ever considered using porridge to bond bricks etc.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 18:31
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Working in a construction engineering consultancy I often mused (muesli'd ?) about the adhesive quality of porridge as demonstrated by my colleagues' breakfast dishes dumped in the kitchen sink...
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 20:31
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Often have porridge for breakfast, I'm under strict orders to wash the saucepan.

Had an old favourite of mine for pudding this evening. Pprunes and ccustard, that should keep things moving.
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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 20:50
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Success. Now a Level 2 MIAS (MTB guide). Mid level reds etc.
Unfortunately, my lower back issues have flared up again. Getting old sucks but it does beat the alternative.
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 00:11
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Today, Tuesday 3rd September, is Merchant Navy Day and a good time to remember the late FSL
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 03:27
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Yes indeed, Ric ... who could ever forget his stories of his seafaring days under the "Red Duster"!!!
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 06:27
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Who would have known !...one always thunked the British had the monopoly on moving close to airports and airfields and railways and motorways, and that's before they move into the country, what with all those smells and animal noises !.....and then being upset about, erm, the noise !

Not so t'wud appear ! .........

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...owner-in-court
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 06:58
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I read the other day that someone in South London - Norwood or thereabouts - has acquired a cockerel whose early morning fanfares are causing irritation locally. Trouble is they've yet to establish exactly where he is and the council won't deal with the problem until they have an address...

My neighbour has three chickens - they don't particularly annoy me but since their arrival there are a lot more flies and for the first time in 25 years I've seen rats in the gardens and no longer feel able to leave my back door open unless I am in the kitchen/sitting room. Her other neighbour has complained, or said she would, and I have to say I agree - a 12' x 60' urban garden is not really a suitable place for them. Seems to me they are quite a lot of work for three eggs a day. Margo Leadbetter, eat yer heart out!
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 08:13
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" a 12' x 60' urban garden is not really a suitable place for them. Seems to me they are quite a lot of work for three eggs a day"

True. but shurely as a resident of Croydon, you would viewing a certain date in December as a solution to the clucking hens.......
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 18:33
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A wringing of the clucking belles? Well it's a thought... A few parsnips and tatties, packet of Paxo. Mmmmm.
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 21:44
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Originally Posted by Curious Pax View Post
End of an era for CP today. My parents' house has finally been sold, 48 years after they bought it. Only took 14 months after my father's death (my mum died in 2013), even though we first had a sale agreed last June. Feeling quite emotional that having grown up there, and visited frequently since, I'll never go there again. I was a few days short of 2 years old when we moved in.
End of an era is how I felt when we sold our mothers, I arrived there from hospital after being borne and lived there until joining the RAF.
All my holidays and leave were spent there, indeed as the family left the nest I made a point of travelling home every Christmas ( all bar I think three years in total ) to make it special for my mum and in her later years to cook Christmas dinner for her.
I probably spent over 50 years there at Christmas. Even now I still think of it as home, though I doubt I too will ever return, but I take comfort in the thought it was always a happy home and a new family are now writing their story just as those that came before us did.


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Old 5th Sep 2019, 05:22
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For the benefit of overseas readers ( Croydon included in this sense ) ........said M6 Motorway is one of those roads that induces more pain than pleasure and travellers often gets plenty of time to enjoy the panoramic ( apart from the bit wot goes through Birmingham ) vistas usually because half the UK population is driving on it.

But, it is also prone to those once in a gineration accidents, which, ginerally speaking, are notable........thankfully, nobody was ginsenced at the delay......must have been quite a tonic when they started to move again even though it wasn't icy at the time

However...32000 litres just sloshing across the road............

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ester-49583338

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