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Old 7th May 2020, 20:09
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Rats, schmats......

Now we have to contend with these guys.

Nick name: Murder Hornet

Shopped today. Road traffic seems a bit up in volume.
Market was fully stocked.
With crude at something less than the price of a new M/T barrel, why am I still seeing around 98.8 liter on the signs?
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Old 7th May 2020, 21:22
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Encourage preying mantis then?

WARNING below video might upset some sensitive people.


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Old 7th May 2020, 21:36
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Reminds me of eating a kebab between pubs on a night out - you end up surrounded by bits of salad... not that I've done that in twenty years or more.
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Old 7th May 2020, 22:40
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Have you tried actually eating the salad rather than chucking it off the plate? Not all of it tastes bad.
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Old 8th May 2020, 09:30
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It falls out of the over filled pitta bread when you are shivering on Chipping Barnet High Street, snacking between hostelries!
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Old 8th May 2020, 09:44
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Oh, ok. Leaving a track of shredded lettuce and tomato off cuts, then through the door regretting the grease pock-marked shirt front? Evokes a certain pathos.
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Old 8th May 2020, 09:48
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That's why I stopped eating them - that and I once ate one while sober which was something of a Damascene moment - find a pub with grub!
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Old 8th May 2020, 09:52
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Yep, funny what booze does to your taste buds. When else would chips and sausages with gravy require a side of curry sauce...
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Old 8th May 2020, 10:20
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Fish and chips after a night out. Mmmm! Late nite chucking out of pubs in Helston many years ago = no taxi to be seen. Long trek back to RNAS Culdrose on foot. Plodding along, what is that we see heading our way? The chippy van normally at the Cu main gate calling it a night so driving back into Helston. Instant Command decision - spread across the road to stop the van. Result? Lift back to the main gate in back of said van .... and fish and chips freshly cooked en route! Double win!!!!
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Old 8th May 2020, 10:38
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Now there's an image:

In the back of an old van, full of deep fat fryers, bubbling along at working temperatures while bouncing down some secondary road in the countryside.
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Old 8th May 2020, 11:28
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I was in the Blue Anchor two months ago... didn't get a chance to revisit the other pubs (apart from brekkers in the Coinagehall).
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Old 8th May 2020, 11:36
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The Blue Anchor used to be my local for a few years, back when Sid was running the place in the late 70's.
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Old 8th May 2020, 20:19
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Now there's an image:

In the back of an old van, full of deep fat fryers, bubbling along at working temperatures while bouncing down some secondary road in the countryside.
You can say that again! Elf & Safety would have had a fit! We were too beered up to worry. Fortunately it was an A road but even so, looking back..... Amazing what you do in your teens! Even more amazing I survived to make it out of my teens!!!!
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Old 9th May 2020, 06:08
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"I survived to make it out of my teens"
Then we say:- You should have been there/ they were a great live band.
And the youth of today------------ May be just as we might: Indifferent.
Keep Calm Carry On
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Old 9th May 2020, 06:50
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.......Then we say:- You should have been there/ they were a great live band. .........

So you were at that gig too Grumps? You have to admit 70s rock is far better than today's trash!

When I were a lad...

Mind you, when my step-kids eye-roll me for being sooooo, well, old I just remind them in 40 years time they will be me and their kids will say the exact same things about them.

The timeless cycle of pointless life...... Best summed up by Marvin - "Life? Don't talk to me about life. Brain the size of a planet and here I am, parking cars!" (with thanks to Douglas Adams!).
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Old 9th May 2020, 09:46
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Mr Optimistic I can assure you that squirrels of the Grey variety can indeed swim and quite reasonable distances too. I was once a passenger tootling along on board a canal boat and saw something traversing the canal some distance ahead but wasn't able to identify it as it was too far away. A minute or two and several yards later I was able to watch and see clearly that the Is-it-an-otter-coypu-mink?" emerged from its swim and shot rapidly up the nearest large tree. The soggy, bushy, dripping tail also confirmed its identity.
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Old 9th May 2020, 10:25
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Very pleasant day yesterday. Morning was neighbour who is RBL and Ex RAF organised Last Post at 11:00am, 2 mins silence then Revellie at 11:02, The whole cul-de-sac (18 houses) stood at the end of respective driveways, even the young couple with two small children brought them outside.
Same neighbour again organised 40's music between 4:00pm and 6pm, again everyone sat at end of driveways listening and chatting at proper distance at interludes of the music. Only problem is red wine and warm sun makes me.....zzzzzzzzzzz
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Old 9th May 2020, 10:27
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Originally Posted by DX Wombat View Post
Mr Optimistic I can assure you that squirrels of the Grey variety can indeed swim and quite reasonable distances too. I was once a passenger tootling along on board a canal boat and saw something traversing the canal some distance ahead but wasn't able to identify it as it was too far away. A minute or two and several yards later I was able to watch and see clearly that the Is-it-an-otter-coypu-mink?" emerged from its swim and shot rapidly up the nearest large tree. The soggy, bushy, dripping tail also confirmed its identity.

Was it swimming on its back? I've heard they tend to swim like this to keep their nuts dry . . .
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Old 9th May 2020, 10:36
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If it's a very warm and sunny day, then they'd be dry roasted...
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Old 9th May 2020, 17:55
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Originally Posted by DX Wombat View Post
Mr Optimistic I can assure you that squirrels of the Grey variety can indeed swim and quite reasonable distances too. I was once a passenger tootling along on board a canal boat and saw something traversing the canal some distance ahead but wasn't able to identify it as it was too far away. A minute or two and several yards later I was able to watch and see clearly that the Is-it-an-otter-coypu-mink?" emerged from its swim and shot rapidly up the nearest large tree. The soggy, bushy, dripping tail also confirmed its identity.
I forgot to mention the trap.
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