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Old 12th Aug 2020, 13:17
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Were they Handley Pages?
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Old 13th Aug 2020, 04:58
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Vet has diagnosed a bowel tumour.
Sad news mini. It's a difficult journey between getting that diagnosis and making The Decision ... finding that right point. I was a bit "lucky" with my previous two cats ... one (out of the blue) had a sudden and catastrophic kidney failure and the other developed congestive cardiac failure in a matter of hours. Both were immediately put to sleep and I was spared that awful "is this the right time" thing. Everyone here with fur family will understand your situation and will be thinking of you.
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 09:47
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Well one and a quarter inches of rain so far. Can we have some sun now please?
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 21:11
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Did a medical today.

Dropped the pee sample container (full, with the lid on) into the toilet bowl. :o

Quick rinse, dry with paper, wash hands, hope the doctor doesn't notice. :o
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Old 14th Aug 2020, 21:50
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One of the great advantages of having hand sanitiser available everywhere...

Despite the forecast we had no rain today. Tomorrow may be different. Looking forward to a cool night's sleep...
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 09:28
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I see beauty parlours are now open, think I'll get my ears waxed.

A girlfriend painted my toenails while I was asleep. We were on holiday in Portugal, I'm man enough to be seen on the beach with painted toenails.
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 13:46
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And you can hide by standing in strawberry patches.
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 19:12
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Cab somebody tell when all these returning tourists have to go into quarantine, what happens to the hundreds of lorry drivers.
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 19:17
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We'll send them straight back with another delivery or to fetch more of whatever it was they were collecting (except stowaways)...
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Old 15th Aug 2020, 20:10
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Cab somebody tell when all these returning tourists have to go into quarantine, what happens to the hundreds of lorry drivers.
Same as airline crew, I expect - exempt from quaranteen unless showing symptoms.
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 04:37
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Observed Venus and the waning crescent Moon elegantly arranged in the pre-dawn sky this morning.
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 05:36
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Observed two widebodies landing while out for the shop this evening, one a B744. A bit too far away to id.
I checked the online arr. board and there is no mention of them. Could be empties positioning I but doubt it. Will keep an eye on that.
30c tomorrow and probably humid (Sun). What fun.
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 08:34
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Been growing some native plants here and the kangaroo paw I planted back in May now has its first beautiful flower ... here it is ...



We get 10 native plants a year free from the local council and this year the pack included two kangaroo paws. Only this one has flowered though. There is also a ruby saltbush that has edible berries ... lookinh forward to that!
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 09:41
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Lovely bluey, looks like a painting on my screen. Have you thought of taking up painting?

Here in the UK I've noticed how green the flora is, usually by mid August it begins to look a bit jaded. Must have been all the rain we had in July.

One of my sons volunteers at a charity run garden centre. As they are not accepting customers so he's bringing home fresh fruit and veg. Last night we had new potatoes, French and runner beans, lots of tomatoes plums and greengages all fresh.

The sun is trying desperately to break through the misty murkiness here.
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 10:59
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I think it looks like a painting because of all the tiny, tiny hairs covering it, hifly. I have tried painting but am not much good at it, preferring photography which I love. The red/green kangaroo paw is such a striking flower, more so than the other varieties, and the colours are absolutely brilliant.

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Old 16th Aug 2020, 18:30
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Old 17th Aug 2020, 07:09
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Old 17th Aug 2020, 08:01
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Come on ORAC, don't leave us hanging about - what happened next?
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Old 17th Aug 2020, 13:18
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Got my first CTOT yesterday since February. Apologies for aviation content.
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Old 17th Aug 2020, 15:06
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I guess the husband came home early, ORAC?
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