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Old 17th Jun 2020, 13:31
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The police obviously wanted to get to the bottom of things.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 15:28
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Police are now bogged down with the paperwork.
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 06:14
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"This is the turd time it's happened", complained one officer ... "and we have to log everything."
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 11:58
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I watched runs and dismissals: a home video of a rural cricket match.
An improvement on broadcast because, the sound of ball against bat could be heard.
The joy of game.
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 15:05
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New Dylan album - Rough and Rowdy Ways.
Have not heard any of it yet.
National paper has a two page front pages ad with the announcement and accompanying contest.
Columbia (if not Bob) have the marketing in high gear.
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 10:36
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Celebrated 3 months (and one day) of tee-totality yesterday with a 4 pint take out of a very drinkable 4.8% cider from Wareham, supplied by the micro-pub in Selsdon. Three of us met up and - observing sensible social distancing - spent the afternoon drinking and talking in an occasionally sunny Selsdon Nature Reserve glade surrounded by small birds. Lovely! And I (the only one with fully operational ears) heard the Spitfire take off from Biggin!

Unlike many of the socially irresponsible morons round here, we also took our rubbish home with us instead of leaving it lying around on the grass for the foxes to play with and somebody else to clear up, or stuffing it into the already overfilled bins (mostly overfilled with recyclable bottles and cans). I thought the millennials onwards cared far more about our planet - they have a funny way of showing it...

Walked four miles home again and didn't feel particularly pi$$ed which surprised me.
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 15:20
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The reviews of Dylan's new album all seem to be 5 star. Last Dylan album I bought was Blood on the Tracks.

Blimey treadie, if I'd drunk four pints in daytime I'd be flat on me back and then wee-wee-wee all the way home.

Sis, bro-in-law and niece came over yesterday early evening, we sat on the beach and eat fish and chips. Lovely!
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 17:33
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Anyone heard this Dylan album yet? Reviews have verged on the orgasmic.
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 07:13
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I'm sure my B-I-L will have - he is a massive Dylan fan and doesn't understand how I can be less than enthusiastic about listening to an album or two. Quite like some of his stuff when done by other people.

Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
Blimey treadie, if I'd drunk four pints in daytime I'd be flat on me back and then wee-wee-wee all the way home.
Um, I did pop behind a tree in Sanderstead Plantation!

Amazing, over the three month lockdown period one sees only one person one really knows to talk to, then in less than 48 hours: a) actually manage to meet up for a several times, weather-postponed, socially distanced walk with one's closest friend (and managed to show her a wild deer in one of our local parks to her delight!); b) bump into friends who live just down the road; c} carouse all afternoon with two mates for our socially distanced drinky; d) discern an old colleague walking along and talk to her for an hour or more... My voice is hoarse!

A friend of mine who is noted for his loquaciousness texted me the other day to say he has forgotten how to talk!
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 09:35
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Bluey: That big golden orb left here on its journey south at 04.41 this morning, just thought I would warn you!
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 10:20
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And I was feeling quite cheerful till I read that post...!

I still demand that Britain abandons clock changes and we stick to BST. I hate seeing the sun disappear before 4pm in the winter...
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 10:29
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And I was feeling quite cheerful till I read that post...!
Me too BUT, recollection tells me that we get good weather between now and mid July then it all goes to pot. I remember sitting in boiling exam halls, the sun blazing outside, longing for the summer hols and the beach. As soon as school breaks up the weather followed suit.
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 10:30
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Off to work. I wonder how this airline experience will be?
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 14:04
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Bluey:
That big golden orb left here on its journey south at 04.41 this morning, just thought I would warn you!
Well thank you for the warning parabellum ... one is not pleased to hear this news but one can now plan how to deal with it. Giant trebuchet to send it back perhaps?
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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 06:49
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Looking forward to the days lengthening again!
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 05:34
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Hmmm ... has everyone disappeared? Kidnapped by aliens? Gone down the pub?

Puzzled of Perth.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 06:41
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'Twas a sparkling day here in Noosa, blue skies, calm seas, not a whiff of breeze, and a scone with my morning cappuccino. Enjoy.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 06:43
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I'm here... just not doing very much other than painting, walking, sanding, filling, sanding, cleaning, painting...

Have a wind damaged fence between me and the neighbours on the right, a 6 foot panel fence that was erected by their predecessor while I put up a new three foot paling fence between me and those on the left. The damaged panels had somehow transferred from their garden to mine in the weeks subsequent to the storm, and I have been putting off telling them "actually it's yours" as I know how these things can escalate into vicious disputes - and although we generally get along fine now, we've had problems in the past over their vociferous dogs. Added to which people often claim "legally it's the fence on your right which is yours", countered by those who claim "it's the fence on your left". Neither is right; unless marked on the Land Registry plans (it isn't), it comes down to local agreement - and former neighbours and I were all agreed that it's the left hand one...

Anyway, they've been doing lots of work in their garden the last week or so, and I was mightily glad to be told by the lady of the house last night that they would be repairing the fence in the coming weeks and might need access to my garden ! What was I worried about...? I do like a quiet life...
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 07:11
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
Hmmm ... has everyone disappeared? Kidnapped by aliens? Gone down the pub?

Puzzled of Perth.
Weather too hot to post. Been watching Car Share while I wait for winter.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 08:14
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Still warm and vertical here. Very warm but not as warm as I was the last three days sanding yet another floor. Good to be back in the saddle again though.
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