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Old 10th Oct 2019, 22:34
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Any one for a glass of Blue Nun or Black Tower?
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 13:07
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Might taste ok at -273K. Actually Austrian wine (and Swiss) can be very good, but they don't get to us.
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 13:26
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Old film about the Sydney Harbour Bridge, note they didn't have any safety equipment for their eyes, ears or even heads.
Those hats you do see would be useless.
Designed and manufactured on Teesside then the parts were shipped out and erected on site in Sydney.
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 14:17
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Designed and manufactured on Teesside then the parts were shipped out and erected on site in Sydney.
From an era when virtually every bridge, railway and other large steel constructions were stamped "Dorman Long".
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 17:26
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Sydney gets a mention in the lyrics (shame about the spelling :-) )
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Old 11th Oct 2019, 17:56
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It appears the "elf n saferty " involved in the Tyne Bridge emigrated with the parts to Sydney, sadly, the Aussies fared less well than the Geordies in this respect.......

Totally unrelated to bridges, it was definitely vodka one used.....although possibly not the whole bottle was dedicated to alternative use in the car....

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Old 12th Oct 2019, 13:44
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I wonder who will send the queen a telegram when she turns 100. Hmmm ... one of her children perhaps?
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 14:36
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Given that it's done by staff, and not the Queen herself, I would guess those same staff will do it.
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 10:57
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I'm sure it's a question many of us in the UK will have asked when travelling along this iconic road......

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48387010
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 11:25
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Just heard somebody in Tesco singing that bloody awful Cliff Richard song to do with the C word. Ear worm! Arrrrgggghhhh.
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 12:35
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I'm sure it's a question many of us in the UK will have asked when travelling along this iconic road....
But why on a relatively short stretch between Doncaster and Pontefract? Inquiring minds want to know!
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 05:13
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It was, perhaps, an unfortunate choice to include the words "weed " and "grass " in a report that suggests the population of Walsall may be somewhat lacking in their situational awareness on the banks, of, erm........a canal.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ngham-50044189

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Old 15th Oct 2019, 07:45
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I was thinking about posting that item under Darwin Awards. To be fair, the complainer is from Wednesbury, they may be particularly insular there.

A former colleague rescued a visually-challenged man and his canine companion from a Brummy canal a few years back after the pooch led his master astray. Perhaps aqua-turf was the problem then...
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Old 15th Oct 2019, 10:13
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
It was, perhaps, an unfortunate choice to include the words "weed " and "grass " in a report that suggests the population of Walsall may be somewhat lacking in their situational awareness on the banks, of, erm........a canal.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ngham-50044189
The scum of Walsall, they should install fountains to keep the water moving. There is a fountain in the middle of a roundabout near us. Often some wags put washing liquid in it, bubbles galore.
Fun and games here last night. From my kitchen window I saw a car zoom by at high speed with two police cars giving chase. Our living room overlooks the town and from there I watched as three other police cars joined in. I was hoping that I would see them go in one direction and next the other way, like the Keystone Cops, I was disappointed. It must have lasted about 20 minutes, wonder if they caught the scum.
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 07:02
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Back in July I posted about the rescue cat I'd adopted and who turned out to have a few problematical health issues. The good news is that his ear mites have been sorted, his collapsed lung is well healed, his persistent diarrhoea turned out to be a campylobacter infection (also now sorted) and his skin irritation/allergy is now under control. The bad news is that the vet discovered that he has a heart condition. Careful listening with the stethoscope revealed a triple heartbeat ... instead of the usual dub-dub of the healthy heart, Mauaji's goes dub-dub-dub and there is also a very visible jugular pulse ... which was the reason I took him back to the vet. These two things point to heart problems the consequences of which may or may not be serious. I've decided, therefore, that he is going to be an indoor cat because if something happened to him when he was out of sight it would be terrible ... something such as my irresponsible neighbour's fox terrier (running around loose) getting hold of him for example.

With that in mind, I've taught him to go outside on a collar and lead. He didn't like it at first but he does love to go out and he soon learned that when the lead is produced, it means "walkies". It's so funny seeing him jog to the front door as soon as the lead is clipped on ... just like an excited puppy!! He happily munches on carefully selected blades of grass, sharpens his claws on the old railway sleepers and wanders around sniffing at everything he encounters. He will even sit at the front door now and "ask" to go out. Such a character he is! He may have come with a whole suite of medical problems but he's a wonderful cat to have around.
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 08:08
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Aw! I like cats. I daren't have one due to hayfever and latent asthma - cats, particularly tabbies, definitely affect me for some reason - but a neighbour's cat comes a-calling most days to have her face rubbed and a play fight.
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 09:38
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Always liked cats. We can communicate and we recognize each others right to be slightly and selectively insane.
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 11:55
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Cats are OK with a little peanut sauce, but I can never eat a whole one in one sitting.
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 12:33
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My German Shepherd likes cats as well.
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Old 16th Oct 2019, 13:21
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With or without the peanut sauce?
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