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Old 7th Jan 2020, 06:20
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"Mummy, why are there no silly b**gers on the road this morning? When daddy is driving they are all over the place"
Ah, but, tis not those for whom the conveyance is a practical and essential necessity about whom one refers to here.....tis those who turn the twice daily transportation into a full scale social event, change of hairstyle possible, change of wardrobe mandatory, canapés and aperitifs optional that attract ones attention.

However, all went well but, I did venture into unknown territory.... yet further in the Heart of Darkness,,,,to wit, a traverse of the full length of Kedleston Lane !..one noted some interesting bends and curves en route.........and holes in the adjacent foliage along with remains of some aesthetically pleasing and embossed blue tape.
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Old 7th Jan 2020, 09:00
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
...However, all went well but, I did venture into unknown territory.... yet further in the Heart of Darkness,,,,to wit, a traverse of the full length of Kedleston Lane !...
Ah, there be dragons!
Take a tip from One Who Knows: Stay East of the A38, my boy, thou shalt be safer there.
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Old 8th Jan 2020, 11:29
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Global warming has a lot to answer for. It has just been ' suggested' that instead of sitting here I could mow the lawn
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 03:06
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Global warming has a lot to answer for. It has just been ' suggested' that instead of sitting here I could mow the lawn
Only if you use a hand-held scythe or a push mower. None of that 2-stroke CO2! And why not let it grow to store more carbon and produce more oxygen?
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 06:17
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I spotted a daffodil blooming on the local rec yesterday with several more looking ready to burst into flower. In my garden there is some fairly advanced greenery which I think is bluebell.
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 06:21
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Only if you use a hand-held scythe or a push mower. None of that 2-stroke CO2! And why not let it grow to store more carbon and produce more oxygen?
Or better still concrete it over and paint it green.
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Old 9th Jan 2020, 14:50
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4- stroke CO2 please, do I strike you as a poor person? Anyway grass cut, neighbours hopefully demoralised, always an aim in life.
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Old 11th Jan 2020, 11:18
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There are those in some occupations whom, as we know, have amusing, apt, and sometimes rather unfortunate, surnames.

Others, however, tend to live and embody their surname......although he was seriously hurt, thankfully the biker lived.

I offer the aptly named car driver therefore.......and probably soon to be past Chairman of a local car club.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-eng...gh-speed-crash

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Old 11th Jan 2020, 11:46
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Well I know what you mean, but would also offer Florian.
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Old 11th Jan 2020, 21:54
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Remembering the gig when I finally witnessed a Neil Peart solo. Farewell, thank you and RIP.

His percussion on the entry to Xanadu on the album A Farewell to Kings is unrepeatable IMHO.

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Old 12th Jan 2020, 04:36
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We are being teased by the sound of rain on the roof - just enough to wet the washing on the Solar Clothes Dryer, but not enough to do any real good.

Send her down, Huey!
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Old 12th Jan 2020, 05:06
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
We are being teased by the sound of rain on the roof - just enough to wet the washing on the Solar Clothes Dryer, but not enough to do any real good.

Send her down, Huey!
Pah ! teased you say....hah !...here in the UK it has been ( insert non met.term and rude words of choice here ) since about 20.00hrs last night, and......there's more to come !

As the management is at her Mums until later today, one has been left under the supervision of madam, who, decided she wished to carry out a counter insurgency patrol of her garden at about 03 40. When the ambient conditions were clearly not to her liking, she declined to proceed and I was rebuked for this inconvenience....she rapidly returned to her, formerly mine, bed. From experience, eviction is "not a safe or good idea ". .

In other news, one discovered that " a well known confectionary manufacturer beginning with" C " mini rolls have become even more minier !......one fears this is the precursor to the end of civilisation as we know it.
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Old 12th Jan 2020, 09:05
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It could be worse, you could have been on yesterday's sailing from the IoM to Heysham ( my touchstone to weather conditions in the north). Monday looks to be even worse if windy.com is right. In fulfilling her ambition to become a Ukrainian peasant woman, my wife had me helping her glean dead wood from the hedges in rain and gale. To think it should come to this.
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Old 12th Jan 2020, 09:16
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First BBQ of the year yesterday. Chicken was OK, but managed to charcoal the pork ribs.
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Old 12th Jan 2020, 10:23
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... but managed to charcoal the pork ribs.
Chuck some cayenne over them and call them Cajun Ribs.
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Old 12th Jan 2020, 12:23
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They were tasty though. Just been eating some of the left over chicken and salad.
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Old 12th Jan 2020, 23:24
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Chuck some cayenne over them and call them Cajun Ribs.
It wasn't so much the colour, as the crunch.
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Old 13th Jan 2020, 19:15
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Mild weather with gales. Must be October.
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Old 13th Jan 2020, 19:21
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Did Gales brew a mild?
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Old 13th Jan 2020, 20:46
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Bit of a breeze here,(E Sussex coast). Wheelie bins are blown around like drunken Daleks. The roof tiles are rattling, cotton wool balls applied to ears needed to get some sleep.
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