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Old 26th Apr 2020, 19:10
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Wondering if there is going to be a sting in this tale
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 19:59
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Reading law documents gave me a headache. Bubbles fixing it.
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Old 27th Apr 2020, 18:17
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Went for a jog and happily devoured Checker's delicious Big Green Egg cooked chook. Yum.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 07:47
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Well at least the much needed rain arrived. Wonder how much time people spend planning their summer vacations and what on earth to do about that now.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 08:00
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
Well at least the much needed rain arrived. Wonder how much time people spend planning their summer vacations and what on earth to do about that now.
Wrong !...well the bit about the rain that is.

First, rain makes the grass grow …...which then requires it to be mowed with some helpful guidance as to which bits may not have been trimmed to the nearest micron.

Last night, one was confronted with homemade toad in the hole, very palatable, but then, in passing as it were, it was also mentioned the wx for today would be rain.....hence "the list " was also casually mentioned. One then made the link between dinner..... and expectations for today.....
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 08:11
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Heavy rain, almost all night here, still raining this morning. We are obviously getting that which was missing for the last three months.

No mowing necessary here, just a pair of scissors to dead head the flowers in the boxes on the terrace, of which we have none since one is incarcerated and flowers are a non-essential food item.

Anyway our going out chit does not have a tick box for flower purchases.

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Old 28th Apr 2020, 08:54
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Absolutely bucketing down here, so glad it wasn't thus engaged when I was queuing outside Tesco at 8am this morning...
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 12:00
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A very different ANZAC day this year with people observing quietly at home and no parade.
I always recall the generous Aussie friends from my time at RAF Changi. As ANZAC Day approached they hung a banner up in Changi Village saying "Saturday is ANZAC DAY at Selarang Barracks - Everybody Welcome - Even Pommies can come!"

We went of course. Great chaps the Australian Army.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 14:52
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Oh God... next door's kids seem to have some new musical toy which plays tunes while the child attempts to play alongside... Well that's the theory, I can hear Scott Joplin at one end of the keyboard and utter cacophony at the other. Sounds like an asthmatic Western saloon bar piana...
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 15:10
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Oh God... next door's kids seem to have some new musical toy which plays tunes while the child attempts to play alongside...
You're going to be having SUCH a good time, treadie ... I'm so jealous. As, I'm sure, is everyone else. Time for you to learn the bagpipes perhaps?
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 15:12
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I can always sing! I think I sing better than Roger Waters which obviously isn't saying all that much...

Or perhaps put Mountain on and turn the volume up to 11...
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 15:12
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Wrong !........ First, rain makes the grass grow …...which then requires it to be mowed with some helpful guidance as to which bits may not have been trimmed to the nearest micron.......................
......and, my leaky gutter wot I fixed a few days back (cue gratingly smug smile) now doesn't leak - it's turned into a full-flow by-pass channel - by-passing the gutter down to the ground!!!!! The down-pipe is now simply an arid support structure!!!

Just ordered some more potent gunk just to try and get back to a "leak" status!!!

Ho hum!!! H 'n' H
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 15:17
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Ah, the kids are now playing Silent Night in the manner of Mouldy Old Dough...
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 15:49
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...mouldy old dough..it's been awhile
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 16:23
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treadie, Mountain's Nantucket Sleighride reminds me of ITV's Weekend World. Brian Walden interviewing Michael Heseltine about the nuclear detewent.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 16:39
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I never bought Mouldy old Dough as I didn't have the Bread...

ITV Sunday lunchtime 12:30 Thundebirds followed by Weekend World at 13:00 with Bwian Walden. Love that piece of music. Saw Mountain at the Fairfield Halls about 25 years ago, Leslie West and, I believe, Noel Redding on bass. No keyboard player though and the track does need it really. Fantastic night.

Fairfield Halls: £FKm* spent on a refurb, still the same old crappy seats and no word from the council where the money has been spent.

*FK = **** knows, supposedly £41m and more to come...

Edit: Random play on Media Player has just unearthed Hocus Pocus by Focus... I love a bit of yodeling on a wet Tuesday evening!
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 16:57
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Originally Posted by Hot 'n' High View Post
......and, my leaky gutter wot I fixed a few days back (cue gratingly smug smile) now doesn't leak - it's turned into a full-flow by-pass channel - by-passing the gutter down to the ground!!!!! The down-pipe is now simply an arid support structure!!!

Just ordered some more potent gunk just to try and get back to a "leak" status!!!

Ho hum!!! H 'n' H
Ah, is that wot you would call routing direct, or, cutting out the middle man then ? ( sorry )
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 19:52
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Ah, is that wot you would call routing direct, or, cutting out the middle man then ? ( sorry )
You could say that! Or, more accurately, the H 'n' H master bodge-job was a complete, erm, bodge! Most embarrassing!

Just have to employ a better bodge next time or, even, perish the idea, do a proper job for a change! After all, there is first time for everything.....!
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 02:34
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I never bought Mouldy old Dough as I didn't have the Bread...
Keep it up, treadie ... yer on a roll.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 09:03
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Sortied out with Mme this morning - Mme to the supermarket (I'm not allowed in because I am "at risk", while I posted off the French Tax forms and then peeled off to visit the Boulangerie/Patisserie for fresh Croissants and Pain au Chocolat. A baguette completed the haul - for the deepfreeze. Always tastes better with soup of the day,

I was almost overcome in the patisserie section due to the mille feuille being all lined up and waiting for someone to adopt one (or more). I should not be so tempted.

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