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Old 24th Nov 2019, 12:07
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It's the pub for lunch then? You know you want to...
Had crossed my mind but the thought of incoming bills for the work has scuppered that.

Just thought of the third mishappence. The MiL has invited herself over for Christmas dinner ;-/
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 12:44
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I'm doing a macaroni cheese for lunch - one of those simple dishes that satisfies and might even generate a little energy for my afternoon amble along the muddy footpaths and slippery slopes... 'Ere, the sun is shining!
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 13:50
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You raise some valid points there, Krystal. However, having done some research, I have been assured that the planks provided these days are actually constructed from an eco-friendly, plant-based polyurethane rigid foam made from all-natural kelp, hemp and bamboo. Because it is a rigid material, extra length is needed to produce the very slight bounce needed for a satisfactory plank-walking experience. Should it snap under the weight of a more mass-enhanced client, no damage will be done to the marine environment as the lost portion will either sink to the bottom thus forming the foundation of a new reef or else it can be eaten by any of the larger marine dwellers such as the above-mentioned Great White ... which may also avail itself of more free food in the form of the now-swimming client.

Having said that, I shall take your point and cease to diss keelhauling. Clearly there is far more to the adventure than I had thought. I especially like the benefits to the eco-system!

hifly ... that's all a bit rough mate. I suggest two solutions; either have your Sunday roast on Monday or head off today to your local to sample the traditional Sunday fare you will undoubtedly find there.
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 17:30
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Thanks Bluey, hopefully we can get a new element for the oven tomorrow. The pub was a good idea but Mrs H had her own ideas and came back with vitals for a good slow cook stew and a bottle of red, so all's well.
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 18:24
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Rather amazed to encounter some bats this evening as I wandered back across the common in the gathering gloom. Cute little critters, they almost seem tame. Thought they'd be firmly hibernating by now but I guess it is quite mild and there seem to be plenty of gnats or some other species of micro fly buzzing around to top up their calories.
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Old 25th Nov 2019, 09:48
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Behold Aviating Tiny Subjects
What is their power to weight ratio?
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Old 25th Nov 2019, 21:13
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Old 25th Nov 2019, 21:15
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He was Scoused not soused...
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Old 25th Nov 2019, 21:17
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Plumbers arrived today, earlier than expected! with long ladder, flues replaced Boiler now working, hot water on tap. New oven on order.

Sunday's super supper slow cooked stew was a great success followed by a 2 inch deep bath with water heated in pans on the hob.

All's good. )
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 14:26
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2 inches deep ? Are you made of money?
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 15:55
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
2 inches deep ? Are you made of money?
No, not made of money but when Mrs H got in the bath it was 8 inches deep. ;-)
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 16:35
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You told her that was eight inches?
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 11:12
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More to the point I think he knows what 2 inches is.

Btw hifly, I hear from a friend that Maggi`s has changed hands.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 12:14
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Originally Posted by gemma10 View Post
More to the point I think he knows what 2 inches is.

Btw hifly, I hear from a friend that Maggi`s has changed hands.
2 inches is 51 millimeters.

Oh dear! Maggi's changing hands, it's going to be difficult to maintain their high standards.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 16:30
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Talking of things happening in threes, the demise of 3 celebs has been announced so far today - chef Gary Rhodes, writer/director/actor/doctor Jonathan Miller, and writer/broadcaster Clive James.
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 21:17
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I am just watching a programme led by Dan Snow. The problem is I am rather enjoying it. Should I be worried?
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 08:56
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I am just watching a programme led by Dan Snow. The problem is I am rather enjoying it. Should I be worried?
Now there's a classical understatement if ever there was one !........short answer is......YES ! VERY !........the content of the programmes may be, often are in fact when the trailers are shown, potentially very interesting.

However, if it's not him doing his macho impression, it's him making sure he becomes the show's prime focus......and quite often manages to seamlessly combine both aspects.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 20:55
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London at night from the International Space Station.....



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Old 29th Nov 2019, 21:18
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Didn't know the Thames flowed to the North.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 21:19
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I can see my house from there. Well I would be able to if I hadn't reduced to one miserly low energy bulb whe watching the telly....
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