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Old 20th May 2020, 15:28
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Sage words, Treadi
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Old 20th May 2020, 16:13
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Avast there, hoist the t' gallants and square away afore I take a monkeys fist to ye.
T' will be biscuit with extra meat ration for you scurvy lot.
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Old 20th May 2020, 19:57
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
I prefer the RAF Breakfast that one used to get in the mess in the olden days before pay and dine. Start with a bowl of cereal - followed by fried egg, sausages, bacon, beans and tomato piled on top of two slices of fried bread - followed by two slices of toast with butter and jam, all washed down with a pint of coffee. (You might sneak a helping of scrambled egg too, if the duty cook was busy chatting up a WRAF)

...well we were mere teenagers and it was as cold as the Arctic out on the flight line.
The last time that I ate in a Naval Mess (Apres Pay and Dine) the food (for that is what they called it) was abysmal. The bacon appeared to come from a pig that had no meat, only fat. The sausages reminded me of Twiglets and the fried egg could have been used to repair splinter holes in a ship's side. The beans appeared to be slabs of tomato flavoured cardboard that cracked under pressure of the knife. I tried both the tea and the coffee; the tea was made from a leaf, I believe, and the coffee contained a form of sludge hitherto unknown to me. Luckily, I did not have to pay for the abomination as I was performing my last-ever Duty Mess President but I did feel sorry for the people who were paying for it and who did not seem keen to complain.
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Old 21st May 2020, 04:48
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Avast there, hoist the t' gallants and square away afore I take a monkeys fist to ye.
T' will be biscuit with extra meat ration for you scurvy lot.
We mustard done something wrong.
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Old 21st May 2020, 05:01
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We mustard done something wrong.
At least you won't get a taste of the lash!
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Old 21st May 2020, 07:33
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Bluey & Pinky, what a colourful pair. We've been mizzen you.
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Old 21st May 2020, 08:30
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They say you learn something every day. Today my wife and I learnt that hair clipper numbers are Imperial not metric when I confidently told Mrs CP that my usual hairdresser used a number 3 to do the sides of my head and set up the clippers for her to do me. I now know that the 3 refers to 3/8 of an inch, not 3mm! Fortunately Mrs CP was able to rescue the situation so I don’t look too much more odd than usual!
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Old 21st May 2020, 09:07
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
We mustard done something wrong.
Aye, Mustard goes well with a few chewy weevils.

Ninety Nine days outbound for the Antipodes they become most hard, O'arrr.
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Old 21st May 2020, 09:16
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It's getting a bit of a scorcher down here, the square rigged kayak gonflable is to be careened and fettled on the back terrace tomorrow, the barracuda are shoaling.

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Old 21st May 2020, 13:38
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The barracuda are shoaling? I haddock good idea that might happen so I'm gurnard do something about it. We need to find the right plaice though or things could become a little orcaward.
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Old 21st May 2020, 13:53
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I'm herring fish puns! Eel crab the chance to lobster few in, it's been dace since salmon else was koi enough to mullet over...
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Old 21st May 2020, 16:28
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One hopes not to lose a pollack in the process.
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Old 21st May 2020, 22:05
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Ouch. That cod hurt your oysters.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 07:11
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W1A lockdown zoom meeting.........

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Old 22nd May 2020, 08:04
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Haven't seen rain here for weeks. Can't go to London and deprived of culture. If I wanted to live like this in a world deprived of meaning I'd have moved to WA.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 08:40
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I didn't think Washington State was so bad if you stayed out of Seattle. You can have all the rain you want
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Old 22nd May 2020, 10:17
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BBC sets for background on Zoom etc.....https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/empty_...ection/zfvy382
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:00
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If I wanted to live like this in a world deprived of meaning I'd have moved to WA.
You'd probably have liked being very safe here Mr Optimistic ... we have no more Covid patients left in our hospitals and only seven recovering patients left in the whole state. Our geographical isolation has served us well during the spread of this awful virus. Come on over!

On the down side, we're about to be visited by the remains of Cyclone Mangga, the effects of which are expected to be felt on Sunday and Monday. The Met. Bureau describes it as a "once in ten years storm" and said, " the system was likely to weaken to below cyclone intensity when it reached Australia, but it would still be considered a once-in-a-decade storm, producing wind gusts up to 130 kilometres per hour and heavy rainfall." Things could get interesting! I'll spend tomorrow making sure things are as secure as possible and keep my fingers crossed.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:39
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That does sound interesting. Good luck and keep us posted!
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:50
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I didn't think Washington State was so bad if you stayed out of Seattle. You can have all the rain you want
I find Seattle decidedly depressing. Many years ago I attended a 13 week training course there and by the end of it I was too sad for words. After the flight to UK for on-the-job training at Big Airways, London Heathrow seemed a paradise of fun and frolic. - the staff canteen over on European Division even had a bar! (I think it was the only way they could keep their staff out of The Green Man)
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